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Wednesday
Dec052012

Webcomics and New Movies

I've been aiming to launch my new Actressland series for months and despite the first strip, it will be an ongoing narrative rather than stand alone gags (usually). If only there were more hours in the day?! So, my mind has been on webcomics. Here's a couple of recent strips on movies I enjoyed.

Hijinks Ensue is a funny geek-oriented comic with lots of sci-fi and pop culture referencing. Here's the first part of their piece on Skyfall 

For the punchline click over to Hijinks

Joe Loves Crappy Movies is generally good for smile and occasionally it's very clever. That said Joe's taste is super narrow; no jokes about anything that's not a blockbuster. I love the recurring homages to cupcakes though, like this one... 

 

Other webcomics that feature movie-related moments regularly or are movie-themed: Multiplex (about a group of movie theater workers); The B-Movie Comic (Honestly, I can't follow this one); For the Reels (parodies); Theater Hopper (very long running biographical series that recently ended) ; The Chicken and the Egg (parodies); Hark, a Vagrant! (more obsessed with literature than film but always hilarious)
. If you know of any others feel free to share them in the comments! 

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Yeah, as someone mentioned on the comments over at hiijinks, Skyfall probably started shooting (and the the script was certainly written) before Sherlock series 2 aired. Any similarities are coincidences, nothing more. Can we just put an RIP on "Skyfall copied (insert movie here)!", it's getting tired.

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Not exactly a webcomic, but the animated video reviews from spill.com are hilarious in my opinion. (warning: it's very much a boys being boys environment though and they mostly only review movies for boys)

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbuttface

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