Audition
September 23rd, 2011

Audition

Ok, that’s it for the self indulgence. Don’t worry, we’ll address Catwoman fucking Batman and the complete realignment of Starfire next week.

This and the last strip were borne of a weird sort of melancholy. Not anything personal, don’t worry, just more of a “I choose to live in this world of comics and it’s so fucking weird and what the hell am I doing here” kind of thing. You keep your head down and move forward for a long time until you one day look up and don’t recognize where you’re at.

-cof

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  1. Joe

    Yeah, the whole DC reboot really threw into sharp relief just how constructed everything in comics is. Like, you feel like as a fan and a consumer you’re engaged and participating in this world, but you’re not and you can leave anytime. Except that you can’t. I dunno.

    (Hopefully some of that made sense)

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  2. Brad Curran

    I’m hoping you never stop wearing the CM Punk t-shirt.

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  3. Pierre Villeneuve

    Forgive an ignorant fool…. but I don’t get it.
    Who are those two guys in the last panel supposed to be??

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    JoeW Reply:

    Themselves from the future I believe.

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  4. Discount Lad

    Best in the World.
    Also for a sec I thought Curt and Chris were holding hands.

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  5. Joel Priddy

    Do Curt’s magic glasses always reflect a daytime desert landscape? Is this going to be a plot point?

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    chrishaley Reply:

    http://bit.ly/ooCp1G

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  6. April

    You guys. These last two comics really appeal to my sensibilities. That’s all.

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    malpertuis Reply:

    me too.

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  7. Robert

    Lots of us look forward to your weekly creations…Keep up the good work; you’ll get past your doldrums.

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  8. mathematicscore

    Great stuff, yo.

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  9. Dan M

    I really dig this melancholic direction. Seriously – it’s weird and good. As for who the older Chris and Curt are, I assumed they are the “current” Chris and Curt, but old and knackered, and these are the new guys drafted into replace them. I hope I’m right.

    More self-indulgence, please!

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  10. sloppyquickdraw

    Shady meeting in a camper in the middle of the night? Seems legit.

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    chrishaley Reply:

    This made me lolfrirl.

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  11. ryan

    you guys look like Lennie Briscoe and a blonde Burt Reynolds in the future = ]

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  12. hayduke666

    when i first looked at the third panel, i thought you two were holding hands :)

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  13. Benel

    I am enjoying the holy crap out of the C.M Punk shirt.

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  14. lynn

    that lightening bolt tie is nice! and kinda funny considering how mean the old yous guys look.

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  15. MushroomJones

    CM Punk shirt and nWo reference, the joining of pro-wrestling and comics is perfect!

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  16. Markus Seaberry

    I loved this comic!! I would love to see more interaction with your future selves.

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  17. The Real Derek

    I will be very upset if Curt grows up to be Jim Gordon, as I totally already called that shit. BTW Curt, I will be needing to borrow your fake mustache indefinitely.

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  18. malpertuis

    It’s funny cuz I feel like everything’s peaked.

    …not you guys.

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