Love crappy movies but are too ashamed to admit it? Are you a big Rob Schneider fan but you're tired of being burned? Not sure if you want to waste your money on the same old movie? That's why you have Joe.
Joe Loves Crappy Movies is by Joseph Dunn. Joe willingly goes to see the very worst that Hollywood has to offer. Whenever a crappy movie comes out Joe will be there to see it, make fun of it, and actually review it. Nothing is safe, and nothing is sacred. From the big budget action disasters to the low brow fart based comedies, to anything starring Martin Lawrence? Joe will tear it apart.
With each entry you'll get not only a comic poking fun at the movie, but also a detailed review. Joe's not educated in film or cinematography or acting, he's just a guy that draws comics and likes movies. So if you're looking for the everyman perspective and a little joke in comic form... you're in the right place.
George vs. Joe Part 2
So I’m back and not reviewing anything today as the big return story arc plays out. If you missed the opening part check out yesterday’s comic for Slither. Wish I could have given a better comic to such a good movie but I think you guys were ready for George’s departure.
There’s a lot of love out there for Georgey boy and I think he’s cool as hell, but he’s worn out his welcome with more than a few folks. That’s part of the reason, towards the end of the month, I started doing strips with me in custody and ones that featured characters from the movies instead of George. Something to give you guys a break from George and soften the transition back.
But it wasn’t all bad. Let’s not forget some of the good times we’ve had this past month. I’ve been told that the comics for Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector and Lucky Number Slevin, featuring the guys from Multiplex, were some of the best comics in JLCM history. And that’s cool. I’m glad that so many people were able to get into the spirit of things and embrace the adventure for what it was. If it ever happens again though it’ll end much sooner.
Part of the reason for the length was that I wanted the return to be epic. My web comic brothers and sisters will support me when I say – you get certain ideas that you fall in love with and that you want to play out perfectly and in a big way. You never want to rush it. In the end I knew I just needed to get it done and move on. Get back to basics.
I regret nothing though. I love George and he’ll be one of those characters that pops up from time to time. The past month has endeared him to me forever so I can’t simply destroy him. Even if there are some of you out there that have been calling for his bloody death since day one. He’s the man.
And did it really disrupt the flow of things that much? If anything this was the perfect month to do it. There were a bunch of good movies like Slither, Slevin, Silent Hill. Pretty much anything starting with an “S” besides Scary Movie 4. But other than that the month was filled with garbage. Consider George a deep breath before the onslaught of the big summer movie season. I’m back for MI:3. Everything’s back to normal. Other than the eye patch.
But thanks so much to everyone that indulged my flight of fancy and kept reading. You guys toughed it out, and I love you for it.
I wanted to quickly thank a couple of groups while I have this free non-review space. The guys over at Pajiba have been a huge support sending a bunch of readers our way over the course of the month. They write reviews the way I wish I could. Professional but from the perspective of the average movie fan. If you’re not hooked on Pajiba then you should be. If I didn’t see everything I would only see what they recommend.
Similar love to Clay and Hampton at Rob and Elliot who have introduced me to a whole new set of readers. Thanks guys.
Big thanks to the everyone over at Drastic Comics for buying ad space. That may sound like a small involvement but I find endless amounts of joy in being able to support a young comic that’s actually really good. For them to come back to us for advertisement felt so great and I thank them with every fiber of my being for that contribution.
It was really difficult to speak freely as George this past month. I had a lot of trouble speaking from the heart. Specifically, how do you express how influential Theater Hopper: Year One is if you’re a grizzled government agent? So over the month there were a few things that slipped through the cracks.
One of those bigger events was an internal Digital Pimp anniversary. In April Kevin Gleason’s strip Retail Rage celebrated one full year at Digital Pimp. It seems like yesterday we brought on Kevin’s comic to help round out the site. Phil, Irv and I were already huge fans so when he was talking about heading over to Drunk Duck I said, “Fuck the Duck. Come be a pimp.” He agreed and Retail Rage has been going strong ever since every Monday.
I wanted to congratulate Kevin on the milestone and thank him for all the hard work and for agreeing to be part of the Digital Pimp family.
Not only did Retail Rage hit 1 year but my first strip Free Lunch hit it’s 200th comic, and Matriculated (written by Phil) hit 150. Both of those numbers snuck up on me. I love the strips but since they’re weekly I don’t focus on them nearly as much as JLCM. I should. They’re still fun to do.
I’ll have some space to fill in these next 2 strips so I thought it might be fun to take some questions. If you’ve got any specific questions about JLCM, George, or anything at all send me an e-mail and I’ll post the best questions here with answers. For the really cool ones I’ll even draw incentives related to the question and answer.
Now, don’t make me look crazy – send in some questions. Don’t be shy. Oh, and I really have no clue why the sky is blue. I’m sure I could look it up, but… I’m not going to.
Seriously, thanks for the continued support with everything. I’m beginning to realize that I’ve got some really great folks reading the strip, and that makes it a lot more fun to do.
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Joe – The creator of the strip who has embraced giving crappy movies the chance they deserve. Like the majority of the cast he’s obsessed with boobs.
First Appearance - The Introduction
Yeo – Yeo is Joe’s wife and often the voice of reason in the strip. Having her act rational allows the rest of the cast to embrace being in a comic strip which primarily involves randomly punching people, interacting with fictional characters and talking about boobs. Yeo is smart, beautiful and way too good for Joe. Don’t tip her off.
First Appearance - Fever Pitch
Irv – Joe’s movie-going sidekick who’s always down for watching Jason Statham crescent moon kick some thug through a plate glass window and getting some drinks before after and during a Vin Diesel movie. Like the majority of the cast he’s obsessed with boobs.
First Appearance - Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
Agent 337 George Jones – A government Agent that took over for Joe after he was bad-mouthing President Bush in the V for Vendetta strip. George ran the show for over a month bring a much needed sense of patriotism and justice to both the strips and reviews. He eventually got too attached to his work, empathizing with Joe’s plight to give crappy movies a fair shake. In a way he came to love crappy movies as well and was pushed out of the position. He spiraled out of control and ended up in prison. His adventures will be told in the limited series JLCM Presents: 337 Locked Up which is set to début Christmas of 09.
First Appearance - V for Vendetta
Other Notable Appearances: Stay Alive, Ice age 2, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Slither, Here Comes Guest week, Let’s Go To Prison
Leonidas – The former king of Sparta who has traveled into the future and is having trouble coping with the modern times. Yelling loudly and kicking people into giant holes doesn’t really work the same way it did in the olden days. As time as gone by he’s adjusted but it’s a safe bet that he’s always one bad message away from throwing a spear through someone.
First Appearance - 300
Other Notable Appearances: Four Brothers, Strip# 300, The Golden Compass, Rambo, Untraceable, The Ladies of Max Paybe
Palpatine – Former Senator, Emperor of the Galactic Empire, Sith Lord... He shows up in the Joe Loves Crappy movies galaxy on occasion to let people know that they’re being stupid. No one’s really sure how he shows up in this universe but chances are it breaks all kinds of copywrite laws.
First Appearance - Episode III: The Dark Side
Other Notable Appearances: Four Brothers, Night Watch, Saw 3, Are We Done Yet
Slow Billy – Billy is a sweet kid but he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. If you’re watching him for the day be prepared to explain to him the plot of the movie or how popcorn works or, not so much where babies come from, but what babies are. He’s a complete moron.
First Appearance - Four Brothers
Other Notable Appearances: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Da Vinci Code, Vantage Point, Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kyle the Movie Snob – Be careful what fun facts about movies you tell your friends at a friendly gathering or in line for the latest blockbuster, because if you’re even slightly wrong, Kyle will be more than happy to let you know. He usually gets what’s coming to him though. Poor guy has cracked three ribs since joining the JLCM cast.
First Appearance - Ultraviolet
Other Notable Appearances: 16 Blocks, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Transformers, Journey to the Center of the Earth
Jean-Luc Picard – Another lawsuit waiting to happen is Jean Luc Picard who, towards the end of the strip’s first year, became the go-to background character. If there was ever a seat to fill or a random person to place wandering around in the background, nine times out of ten it was Picard. While Picard has crossed paths with Irv he and Joe have never met. Perhaps they will some day but for now just can an eye on the background.
First Appearance - The Producers
Other Notable Appearances: I’m not telling you, that’s no fun. It’ like Where’s Waldo – go find him!
Ice Cream Sandwich – Delicious and… deadly? Usually when you see someone eating an Ice Cream sandwich, someone else is experiencing a substantial amount of pain. Still, how nice is an ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day?
First Appearance - Saw IV
Other Notable Appearances: Bee Movie, Run Fatboy Run, Saw V