Ok, I didn’t see Star Wars BBQ sauce, but a friend did tell me about Star Wars grapes…
Star Wars grapes.
With school and work going full steam, I haven’t had the time or energy to draw new comics for a bit, but I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging. For the next few months on my Pateron stream, I’ll be posting rare comics! These are comics that once appeared on robotbeach.com but because the story and tone of these comics didn’t align with what I had been doing with Robot Beach up to that point, I decided to remove them.
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If spending cash ain’t your thang, no worries! I’ll be back with more Robot Pirates comics soon!
Sorry gang, no comics for this week. I am preparing to teach a new class this fall and I’m really excited about it, but it is taking a bit of time to get ready and I want to take my time and make sure I do it right. I’ll be back next week with brand new comics and a surprise for you all later in the month! Thanks for your understanding.
Work is starting to ramp up for me here a bit so for the time being I’m moving my update schedule to every Tuesday and Thursday. This will hopefully help me to keep producing comics at a high level of quality as well as help to stave off my inevitable heart attack for another few months at least.
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Mad Max: Fury Road is a Masterpiece. It is a tentpole of film making that stands among the very best films ever made. I say this knowing full well that I sound as if I am drifting into the realm of hyperbole. Truth is though, very few films have ever surprised me and stuck with me in the way that this film has.
I won’t turn this into a long, gushing post about my thoughts on the film. I will however point you to the latest episode of the Geeks of Steel Podcast where I get into a pretty deep spoiler-free discussion of the film and the effect that it has had on me. I will also say that this film is a much needed wake-up call for fans of action films. For the past few decades we’ve been gently lulled into accepting big, splashy, ridiculous CG effects and have completely forgotten just how much emotional and visceral impact the real thing can have on us. And having just seen a 70-year-old director who has not made an action film for 30 years come in and do something that directors half his age could never conceive of, I am truly inspired and invigorated as I continue in my own humble pursuits.
I implore everyone to please check this film out while it is still in theaters. It has had a bit of a sluggish showing in the box office thus far despite it’s critical acclaim and I really want to see hollywood encouraged to make fewer films like Transformers 4 and more films like Fury Road.
My friend Adam Huber of the absolutely amazing comic Bug Martini and I do a weekly podcast where we nerd out over the latest in geek culture. This week we dissect the Batman V Superman and Star Wars teaser trailers. Check it out!