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.
Meanwhile in San Antoni...
This strip came together Sunday at Wizard world after Mitch (The sad figure in the last panel and creator of many great comics) wanted to know why he wasn’t going to be in the strip for Talladega Nights. You see it’s common practice with JLCM that I will often include in the strip whomever I saw the movie with. Last year I went as far as to do a special strip to document the web comic groups trip to see Sky High.
I couldn’t say for sure why I didn’t include everyone in the comic this year, I think I just wanted a simple idea and it became a situation where I could go with what I felt was funny or try to manipulate that joke to fit a group environment. Honestly after being gone so long I was just anxious to get some stuff down and hit the ground running. So Mitch saw me penciling the Talladega strip and joked “I wouldn’t have seen the movie with you if I knew you weren’t going to put me in it.”
Even though he was obviously kidding around, I felt bad. I don’t want to ruin anyone’s fun. I didn’t know it was THAT expected. Earlier that day I was talking with west coast comic friends Corey and Todd from Young American Comics (Corey’s new strip Scene Language is kicking all kinds of ass, by the way) and they wanted nothing to do with the Will Ferrell movie but debated going to see it for the chance of appearing in the strip. That’s kind of cool. I just should have put everyone in the damn thing. Next year for sure.
With that I thought this little strip featuring my misinterpretation of the situation would be fun. But it’s clearly not true because as we all know – Mitch Clem does not and cannot cry. My theory – he’s a robot. But I’ll leave it up to you to decide for yourself.
It was really a great show though. Nice crowd, good company. My only real beef is that there was never enough time. There’s this whole nightlife of the show and I find myself getting burned out fast. It was still a lot of fun though. We were all joined by Eric from Radioactive Panda and some of the Think Tank crew for a book release party on Saturday. The two books in question are Theater Hopper: Year One and Joe and Monkey: The Definition of Awesome. Both were selling hand over fist which made me really want to get a JLCM collection together. I’m just not at that level yet though. Someday.
One of the coolest things at the show for me was the Jam comics we worked on, which I’ve slowly been revealing over the past week. For those of you who don’t know, a jam comic is basically a pass along comic. One artist will draw a single panel, pass it to the next person who will do the same and so on. After 6 artists have done a panel each, you have a lovely little, completely disturbing, story. Here is the finished set of 1, 2 , 3 , 4 , and 5
And of course these were done by Tom, Gordon, Zach, Mitch, Kevin, Phil, Irv, and myself. If you liked the jams be sure to check out everyone’s sites and let them know. If you were offended in anyway – it was Irv’s idea.
Speaking of Mitch Clem, for the past couple of weeks he’s been telling Wizard World Chicago related stories in his comic San Antonio Rock City. It’s normally an awesome strip (though I’m missing the boob jokes), but the Wizard world stuff is extra awesome. Partially because I appeared in Tuesday’s strip! Actually I’ll be doing a couple of guest spots later in the week so be sure to bookmark the strip and read it always. ALWAYS.
The best part of the show really was meeting the readers. I know that sounds lame but the fact that someone came up to me in the first 15 minutes of the show and asked me to draw Jesutron was a really good feeling. Everyone I talked to was genuinely excited about the strip and that makes me feel fantastic. Thanks guys, it seriously meant a lot.
That’s all I have to say about Chicago but before I go I wanted to remind you guys that your voice is important! No I’m not going to give an inspirational speech about inner power, I’m talking about your votes having an affect on what comics and reviews are written.
Earlier this month I announced the next series of the 10 on the 10th (a series where I list my top 10 in a category and have the readers vote on which of the 10 gets the focus of the comic/review). The category for Septmebr is top 10 snakes. Be sure to get in there and have your voice heard. So far the Garbage monster from New Hope is winning out. I can’t believe no one is voting for the Leech on Wil Wheaton’s balls in Stand By Me. Earlier today I added a new subject for the reader’s to have input on.
I'm a huge fan of the Broken Lizard films and thought that the release of [b]Broken Lizard's Beerfest[/b] presented an opportunity to continue the fun. I'm going to do a comic and review on one of Broken Lizard's previous films the day before Beerfest comes out. Which DVD I review is up to you! I'll put it up to a vote and the Monday before Beerfest comes out I'll announce the winner, and have the comic/review up that Thursday. So which is your favorite?
Puddle Cruiser the college love story.
Super Troopers the cult hit.
Club Dread the comedy slasher.
Dukes of Hazzard the big budget non BL film.
You can head on over to this thread to have your say. Right now Super Troopers is kicking ass. Not a huge surprise. It’s a cult hit for a reason. But I’m secretly hoping the Club Dread die-hards will come out of hiding and give it a run for its money. As it stands Yeo and I are the only ones to have voted for it so far. And to answer your question – no, I don’t think that’s sad.
I’m giving you guys the power because it’s important to me that you feel involved with the strip. So check it out and speak your mind. Take it sleazy.
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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