This week’s Dustinland comic is one of my favorites out of everything I’ve done over the last year or so. I finally had some time to sit down and really work on a strip because my kid was over at his buddy’s house all day on a Saturday afternoon. And that let me really go to town on this one. I like when I can really push it far and take the joke not just to the next level, but to increasing levels of unpredictable absurdity. Just when you think you’ve got the joke, it twists on you, many times in a row.
Maybe I like it more than everyone else will. Who knows. But it was fun to draw, and that’s all that matters.
Not a lot to say about this Dustinland, besides the fact that I really love anticpation that goes unfulfilled. Years back there was this site called ThreeBrain that got a moment of mini internet fame for a weird music video about a squirrel and gonads. There was a great flash video up there — a cartoon where this dude is about to eat an ice cream cone and you want him to eat it so bad and it gets so close and then creates a loop and he never ever gets to taste it. This is kinda like my version of that. In a perfect world this comic would have scrolled on and on for pages and pages but I don’t have that much time. But yeah, I’m weird. That too.
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I really love this week’s Dustinland. It’s one of my favorites in a long time. I think it’s going to be a love hate thing. Whenever I really weird out, that’s what happens. But who knows, maybe everyone will love it. Or hate it. When you create something, whatever it is, you usually can’t tell if it’s going to go over well. I really do love this one though. It’s definitely pushing it. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Tim and Eric, I don’t know.
Interesting tidbit (or useless crumb): the comic originally was just the first 6 panels, but then I was inspired to extend it. It got a lot weirder, as you can see. I did watch Synecdoche last night, so maybe that had something to do with it.