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March 7th, 2008, 10:14 am

Be Kind, Be SXSW

I saw the Be Kind Rewind last week and have to sadly admit I was pretty disappointed. I enjoyed it more than Gondry's last film, Science of Sleep but not nearly as much as Eternal Sunshine. I think Be Kind is a perfect example of how important the 3rd act of a comedy film is. Even if the story has exhausted the premise and it's jokes, people need some sort of emotional climax from it's characters to feel satisfied. I loved Jack Black and Mos Def in the film, but if the story had just closed one of the 5 character arcs it opened about them I would have left the theater with a much better taste in my mouth. Right now the ending leaves me with the taste of watered-down-diet-soda-sugar-substitute which has a way of hanging with you and mucking up an otherwise enjoyable experience.

I got a gig as Final Cut crew chief for this year's SXSW festival here in Austin which means the fest pretty much owns my life for the next week or so. I would say it's safe to not count on any updates until the following week.

January 28th, 2008, 12:16 am

comic is back

So it's been a while since I've had an update but I figured better late then never. Barring any other video-related hiatiuses (wtf is the plural of hiatus?!?) the comic should resume a fairly regular update schedule for the next few weeks.

December 22nd, 2007, 12:24 am

end of the year...

While I was working on this I accidentally deleted my inks layer without knowing. By the time I realized what I did it was too late to go back and undo it, so I had to pretty much start all over again. Now, usually when this happens I just throw everything away and start on a new idea, but I kinda like this gag so I redid my work instead. enjoy!

merry christmas! see all ya'll in the new year,
-joe

December 17th, 2007, 10:07 am

Batman Begins Again!

Today's strip is a slight pause in the storyline for a Batman Begins trailer inspired comic. I know I'm in the minority, but I'm personally more excited for Indiana Jones this summer. I feel like I've been waiting 19 years for a childhood friend to show up and now they're finally coming back. Bull-whip and all.

November 21st, 2007, 5:48 pm

Uploaded all...

Today I uploaded the first 18 comics of this continuing series about me and my friends and texas and space and probably eventually zomibies.

Updates should be twice a week or so from now on.

I'm posting on Smack Jeeves mostly to direct attention to my own website, so if you like the comic please swing by and check out my animations and short films on www.fishrockit.com

so say we all,
-joe

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