Theater Hopper - March 5: Inner Child

March 5, 2008

Theater Hopper

Theater Hopper is a webcomic about all things movies written and illustrated by Tom Brazelton. Starring Tom, his wife Cami, and friend Jared, Theater Hopper perfectly captures Tom's own feelings and reactions to recent and upcoming movies in a way that will easily have you laughing out loud. Updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and featuring a blog post written by Tom, this is the comic that every movie-lover out there won't want to miss. The latest comic and blog has been posted below.

#795 - Inner Child
Theater Hopper #795 - Inner Child
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10,000 B.C. comes out this weekend and I don't know a single person who is excited about this movie.

The idea for today's comic really racked into focus for me after we talked about the film during Monday's brodcast of The Triple Feature podcast (download a copy to your machine and listen along!) Gordon said he was interested because he's a fan of ancient civilization (despite the fact that director Roland Emmerich's vision sets 10,000 B.C. in an alternate, "potential" Earth - there's nothing historical about it.)

To each his own, I suppose. But this movie looks like it's trying to leverage a little bit of the heat coming off last year's 300 by mixing in a dash of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. Have you watched the trailer? No one says word one. Not even the girl with the crazy eyebrows that was in the remake of When A Stranger Calls from a few years ago.

I don't know that I'm particularly more jazzed about seeing The Bank Job or not. I basically just needed a point of contrast for the comic. Still, for heist pictures, it doesn't look half-bad. I like the fact that it's based on a true story and features a kind of rag-tag ensemble. I'm actually not certain Statham kicks anyone in this film. Maybe not. They grow up so fast!

Not a lot to talk about on my end today except to say that I quit my job a week ago and am half way through my two weeks notice. Don't worry - I have another job lined up. A great opportunity with the company Cami works for, believe it or not.

I'm going through a lot of mixed emotions at the moment. I'll be sad to leave my current position - I've been there for almost 6 years. But this new job is an opportunity too good to pass up. As a result, my mind is a little fractured as I'm trying to wrap things up and oversee the transfer of my duties. Never a dull moment.

Oh, hey. I wanted to send a quick shout out to everyone who responded to my request for shading tips and tricks on Monday. I got a lot of great feedback and tested out a new technique in today's comic. Can you tell? Is it an improvement or a detriment?

One thing I learned is that I am FAR overdue for a WACOM tablet. It seems every webcomic guy and their Mom is operating with one of these things. I've been doing all my coloring and shading with a mouse like a chump!

Of course, WACOM tablets are expensive, so be on the lookout for a few fund-raising efforts on my part. I'm thinking of auctioning off some original art. I already have one of Tom doing a cannonball into a giant bucket of popcorn. I'm putting the finishing touches on it now. Actually, it's been nice to do a little artwork that isn't the comic. If for no other reason to loosen up the drawing arm a little bit.

That's all for now. Here's hoping you have a great rest of the week! I'll see you here on Friday!

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