I Love Stupid: the only sarcastic humor comic ever

Monday, March 3, 2008

Dying for a subject change

Ned: Another "comic" finished, I see...  Let the simpletons rejoice, with their dullard sounds, in the fact that you've continued this monumental charade of art.

Ned: If you INSIST on adding your throwaway jokes to the world wide wastebasket... at least STOP MAKING WEBCOMICS ABOUT WEBCOMIC-MAKING.  That pseudo-clever self-reflective theme has been used... AD NAUSEUM.

Ned: Does it somehow NOT strike you as absurdly monotonous to have your project look to ITSELF for inspiration?  Just how long do you think you can keep this up?  Is EVERY strip going to base its weak attempt at humor on its predecessor?  Do you have anything of actual substance to say?  Is your head COMPLETELY DEVOID of new ideas and thoughts?...
Tim: Okay...  Don't know what any of this bibble-babble has to do with me.  DO know that get your fool finger out my face or prepare for orange carbonated sugarwater shower.  All on your nerd noggin.  T-minus 5... 4... 3...

This is what went through my head, although perhaps in gentler terms. All the strips have been about the webcomic creative process. I Love Stupid TM isn't supposed to be the thrilling tale of a guy who makes a webcomic. It's supposed to be a random mix of funny thoughts and conversations. So, it's time to change it up. Ironically, this realization itself backfired and became yet another strip about the strip. Last one though, I promise (at least for a long while).

Ned's accusatory finger-pointing and belittling words are directed at me, and no other webcomic writers or artists. So it almost makes sense through the second frame, where instead of pointing at and lecturing Rob (the webcomic author in the comic) he points at me (the webcomic author in real life). So he's pointing at his creator, not his audience. But then I decided to translate that to him pointing at someone in the comic world, so we've got Tim standing there in the third frame. And the nonsense becomes a joke.

If you still don't get it, and you think this is stupid nonsense... you're probably right.

(The title is taken from the song "My Stupid Mouth" on John Mayer's album Room for Squares .)

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