It's Wednesday, and that means columns!
Today, Jason spends enough time being serious to address questions of new web comics and genre. Likewise, I had an interesting experience last week which led me to ponder the situation of humanity (Warning: contains serious content that may be unsuitable for our light-hearted readers!).
Inspired by Monday's strip, Kai suggested that our Friday strip should parody the Dreamcast game Typing of the Dead with Sniping of the Dead. We were loathe to burst his bubble...
To let you in on a little CXM trade secret, I generally write the news post the night before it goes up. Since I'm five hours ahead of Jason and Tony and an unbearable eight hours ahead of Kai, the following day's strip is sometimes as much of a surprise to me as it is to our readers! Monday's strip was just such an occasion. For hours after I first read the strip, even the thought of blowing Toad's head off made me giggle like a schoolgirl.
But what I really wanted to tell you about the strip was that not only did it contain original artwork by Jason, but it also featured the stunning debut of the mad Photoshop skillz of our own T$ (known to the unenlightened around Harvard Square as "Tony"). You'd best give him the props he has due in the or drop him an email.
Kai and I have been hard at work in the depths of SQL and PHP in order to provide you with freshest changes to the site. You may see these begin to float to the surface in the weeks to come. If you have an opinion on the updates (good, bad, or fugly) let us know!
I spent a while today on Countingdown, a film info site. What really caught my attention was their new Dreams section, which currently features animation of dream sequences from the minds of two premiere Hollywood directors: Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, E.T., and the Indiana Jones trilogy) and Ron Howard (Apollo 13 and Ransom, but perhaps best known for his acting role on Happy Days). I highly recommend checking them out; it's fascinating to see what goes on in the minds of film directors (obligatory warning: Ron's dream contains some material unsuitable for younger audiences no, I'm not a killjoy!). Free registration is required.
Catch you on Friday when we continue our Guest Star Bonanza!
Dan Moren may be a son of a b**ch, but he's
your son of a b**ch
Quote of the Day: "The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe that (a) You're not home, (b) You're home but you don't want to talk to me, or (c) You're home, desperately want to talk to me, but you're trapped under something heavy. If it's either (a) or (c), please give me a call."
-Billy Crystal, When Harry Met Sally