Yep, I’m a dork and it’s May the 4th, happy Star Wars day! While I am not a giant celebrator of this fine tribute to consumerism and yearly patting on the back for Mr. Lucas, I am still a Star Wars nerd.
This week I’ve found my self sorta irritable at the way we go on about the “nerdy” things we get excited about. Like, say that movie that came out this week with the super heroes and the Firefly directing and what not. I’m sure it’s great and all, and I expect I’ll see it once everything calms down and such. I think we are at a point where we shouldn’t be surprised a movie like this is a hit or successful, or even good for that matter. Yay. Big surprise, that movie is making loads of cash. Great. I’m sure it’s all going where it SHOULD go too…. (sarcasm).
Tomorrow is free comic book day. Take that moment to get excited about comic books! While the big boys play around in Hollywood and distract themselves with big event comics, why don’t the rest of us focus on good old fashion fun to read comic books! Don’t get me wrong, I know those guys still make comic books, heck a couple of ’em are still good too. I just want to remember the awesome comics that don’t have major money backing them or a soft drink tie in shoving them down your throat. Comics from people like TopShelf and Archaia that have fine free comic day offerings this year (and every year). Go see the movie, enjoy it even, perhaps buy 400 bucks worth of foam fists and plastic masks! Just remember the comics were where it started, and that’s what matters.
I hears the big green dude is the best part.
Ok, done rambling and whining and generally acting like I know something. Here is a warm up sketch from this morning of a slightly off proportion Darth Vader…
Also, i will be at Arkham Comics in Arkansas tomorrow for FCBD and I will have a limited number of the Hobo Kings: Bum Sub FCBD preview comic.
We are also working on getting a Hobo site going sometime tonight hopefully where you should be able to download a PDF file of the preview, just in case you can’t make it to one of the locations we will be at. I’ll post something here when that happens.