Friday, January 21, 2011

Not "So Bad It's Good..." Just Bad. But Good.

I was listening to The Geekbox yesterday on my drive back home from San Diego, and (as is often the case) there were some interesting discussions about geek culture and other nerdy things. It was an older episode, so the guys were talking about Tron: Legacy. One of the podcasters (is that a word? What is the term for that?) basically came on and dropped a few "colorful metaphors" about how terrible he thought this flick was. He then proceeded to go on for a good deal of the session talking about all the things he liked about it. I thought that was pretty interesting: He HATED this movie, yet had a long list of enjoyable moments from it.

Certainly this isn't a new concept, but I've been thinking more and more lately about movies that are clearly not very good, yet are still a heckuva lot of fun. I think sometimes folks get so into picking apart a film and finding its flaws (or having a bad movie shove those flaws directly into their SOULS) that sometimes the question "yeah, but am I having fun?" never comes up. The film is poorly made, and thus TERRIBAD.

This idea was bouncing around in my brain, so I thought I'd ramble about it for a bit and see if any discussion popped up about it. Also, I wanted an excuse to post this awesome essay about the 1980 Popeye live-action film. I think that author details this idea better than I ever could.

... I still really liked Tron, too. Cheezy as it was.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yet Another "New Era" For Brand X Creations

So a new year is here, and (like so many folks) I figured I'd take stock of things and make some BIG PLANS for the new year. First up: What to do with Brand X Creations?

The website that hosted my comics, an expense I could no longer justify, is now gone... which is why Brand X Creations now links to this very blog. Someday I may return to a site specifically for my comics... but for now, the plan is to focus on updating HERE. We'll see how it goes.

No new sketches to post today... just the hope that this Statement of Intent will motivate me to get back to the drawing table in the coming weeks. We shall see...