March 15th, 2006

Collaboration #3

Today over at Theater Hopper, Tom’s posted the third collaborative effort I’ve done with Joe (I wrote, he drew). Here’s the first one, with my blog about it here. The second one’s here, with my blog about it here.

So, in my grand tradition of over-explaining every little thing, here’s the breakdown on today’s comic:

Panel One:
The picture on the wall is Tony Danza. His inclusion is a THorum in-joke. In the THorum, if you’ve made a particularly funny post, you might get awarded a “Certified Comedy Gold Danza.” If you’ve made a really good post that isn’t necessarily funny, you might get awarded a “Regular Danza.” Both are awards for excellence, and both look like an Oscar with Tony Danza’s head. They are highly coveted awards, and his inclusion in a collaboration strip has been a long time coming. You can see his signature “A-O, O-A” line in the bottom left part of his picture.

Also in Panel One, Joe put in several little Iron Man figures. This was all his own doing, but it was a great move. Tom’s a big Iron Man fan and actually has several Iron Man figures in his computer room, so it works well.

Panel Two:
Not much here, except that’s Jack Nicholson on the monitor. The trailer remix is a real thing, and you can watch it here, if you haven’t already seen it.

Panel Three:
This was actually the panel the rest of the strip was written around. The “I don’t know how to quidditch you” line is something I was hit with a while back, but I never really knew what to do with it. It is, of course, a mashup of Harry Potter and Brokeback Mountain, based off the game Harry plays and the famous line from Brokeback.

Panel Four:
I gave Joe a selection of movies labeled “comedy” that didn’t really seem all that funny, and he chose to go with Date Movie, largely because he’d seen it and he didn’t think it was funny.

And that’s pretty much it. It’s like having a director’s commentary on a webcomic! It’s “behind the scenes” for something that didn’t really need any explanation! Woooo!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the comic. And, while you’re here, feel free to read my Snakes on a Plane song, which I seriously plan on recording at some point. Really.

4 Comments on “Collaboration #3”

  1. bd says:

    Joe makes Tom wicked buff.

  2. MadMup says:

    I know, right? That third panel, Tom looks like he could kill like 15 pirates.

  3. Paul_Barlow says:

    Joe suggested I come visit since this guest strip is similar in its content to one I do called Trailerpalooza. I was curious as to where the idea came from but you strip commentary has explained it all for me, cheers for that and keep up the good work

  4. MadMup says:

    Hey, thanks for stopping by! I'll check out your strip!

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