Clone Warson October 21, 2013 at 5:53 am
The following was written by Mikey the day before JP died… and thus didn’t make it’s way onto the website for awhile
This was one of the first 3 solo minis I did when I started drawing again after a 3-4 year hiatus. I was trying to hit a stride and start working on minicomix again regularly. So there’s some strangeness just cuz I hadn’t worked on comix that much in awhile. I’d been painting signs for people tho’. Anyway, it’s another rant talking shit about hipsters and the rapidly changing environment of the city. This was before the techie-boom, and things changing rapidly again. It was just on the cusp of that. I realize the dick panel on the first page is a little excessive, but that was the whole point to begin with, to spoof myself even as I talked shit. My ex-girlfriend Steph didn’t think the panel was funny, guys tend to think it’s funnier tho’. It’s just another angry rant about the changing face of SF. The point isn’t always to talk about how much more chill things were back in the day, but to let other people know how much it sucks for natives and to point out how it isn’t changing for the better, and how people in the past have tried to fight against that gentrification and development, and whether it worked or not, just caring and trying to do something is better than doing nothing at all against the yuppies and developers and hipsters…
Oh yeah, and about how people all had these dreams they were pursuing and art they were making and cool things they were doing just because that’s how they were. That stuff is all still worthwhile and even more awesome because of the city-wide whitewashing both graffitti-wise and metaphorically that’s occurring. Perpetrated culturecide.
“My ex-girlfriend Steph didn’t think the panel was funny, guys tend to think it’s funnier tho’.”
Have you actually done market testing on this? Because it seems to be a ridiculous claim made to defend a ridiculous panel of a ridiculous comic that is nothing but ridiculous provincialist wankery. If they ever invent a time machine that goes back to 1992 I hope they never let you in it.
We actually do have a rigorous market testing process where we mix together some old crow with the blood of greedy developer apologists and the tears of butt hurt, boring ass transplants and then get Thom hella drunk off it until he tells us whether the panel is funny or not. It’s not a fool proof system, but it’s worked out pretty damn well for us thus far.
But nobody really cares what you think about the comic, c3po. Stop being boring and making the city boring and we’ll stop complaining about it.
oh wow Star Wars reference MASSIVE NERD CHOPS
If you don’t care what anyone thinks of the comics, then why do you have a comments system? Or is that just so like-minded Hashbury burnouts who want to be culturally relevant but hate it when they are can fellate each other on a job well done telling them dirty hipsters what for?
If there’s anything boring here, it’s the closed-minded regionalism of this comic. World’s gotten to be a bigger place since December 1st, 1976, and it’s time to let go.
Why the fuck wouldn’t we have a comment system?
I’m (not) sorry your hipster, borg sensibilities were offended by this comic, threepio, but your predictable yuppie/libertarian butt hurt is boring is hell.
Want to be referred to as interesting, contributing individual to an urban environment, BE an interesting contributing individual, and not just another cookie cutter corporate drone.
Read the comic again and realize that isn’t against out-of-towners as much as it is about a specific breed of out-of-towner that moves here to live in “wild & interesting” San Francisco and then does nothing but suck off the culture like a crack pipe while contributing nothing of value. But I’m pretty sure you already got that, and all your pitiful mewlings are just the sputtering protestations of another tourist yuppie automaton, peeved at being called out for being a soulless shill.
Oh yeah, and learn how to form a coherent sentence or come up with a cultural reference that isn’t from the 70’s. If you’re so intent on trolling us, at least make it interesting.
233C, clearly you have a small dick; It’s quite apparent that the enormous cock makes you uncomfortable.
Why on earth would the opinion of one lone comic require mass market research? Clearly you failed to learn critical thinking growing up. Why don’t you get the fuck out of my city, you small cocked fuck!
I’m sure you think you’re clever for assuming I’m a man suffering a bout of penis envy. But that’s fair, because I’m going to assume you’re a man hiding under a woman’s name so you can defend a pointless, juvenile dick comic without it seeming like a typical male defending a pointless, juvenile dick joke.
if you weren’t online, you wouldn’t say this to people’s faces, troll.
Oh ye of little faith.
Lol, then use your real name, fuckface.