This week’s new Dustinland comic is obviously a parody. I guess the premise is, what if some shady character cooked up a fake comic convention that used a bunch of bootleg hero rips offs to swindle people out of their money. But really it’s just an excuse to do a comic book version of Tim and Eric’s “Sports.”
I had a lot more of these but only so much time for drawing. I think my favorites are Fingerblast, No-Eye Joe and Silly String.
This week’s comic was—like I say in panel 3—inspired by seeing girls reading Game of Thrones on the subway. It’s funny, I mean, I was a nerd to some degree growing up, but even I thought fantasy novels too nerdy for even myself, not to mention girls—and especially not attractive ones. But it’s amazing what TV and movies can do. As the realm of fantasy, sci-fi and superheroes spread from books to screens, as technology finally allowed the dreams of dorky genius authors to come to life in ways previously only available to the imagination, suddenly it became okay to like Tolkien. Cut to today, and it’s not too surprising to overhear a bunch of girls in the office discussing Battlestar Galactica.
All this, combined with the tech revolution have made it mainstream to be a nerd, or at the very least has taken traditionally nerdy things and made them socially acceptable. Except for Magic Cards. That’s just way too nerdy. Or is it…