There’s No Buzz-ness Like Show Buzz-ness

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The old master premise-flogger is at it again. Why say something in a few panels when you can drag it out for months at a time? The SJ movie is generating all sorts of red-hot buzz, yadda yadda yadda. How many more times does this need to be established? This thing has been in production for YEARS now, is it EVER going to move past the writing stage? And the clunky dialog, where every single character needs to reiterate what’s already been said countless times already even though the character they’re talking to knows exactly what they’re talking about…come on, Tom, your readers aren’t nearly as stupid as you seem to think they are. No one is, in fact.




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19 responses to “There’s No Buzz-ness Like Show Buzz-ness

  1. Aside from the Flash, Tom Batiuk really doesn’t seem to have much knowledge of anything. No one creates spin-off toys for a movie that is still in the casting stage–let alone the scripting stage. It’s way too early and the film could end up (probably already has) in “development hell.” Todd MacFarland might make some action figures, but then that’s what that company does.

    If Marianne Winters was such a big star that her signing signified “news,” then Cindy would know who she was. (It’s rather like her not knowing who Angelina Jolie is–i.e., pretty unheard if in the entertainment news industry.)

    All for the sake of some fifth-rate word-play. I doubt there are any readers who come across this strip, say “Whoa, Funky Winkerbean? What’s that about?” and then, having read, come back a second time.

  2. SpacemanSpiff85

    Haha! Women are always jealous and insecure! Hilarious.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    It’s so typically Batiukian. Would she prefer it if the film had no advance buzz at all? Would she prefer it if his co-star was some ugly nobody? She never considered any of this before she began dating a movie star?

  4. “Excuse me, why a poor choice of words? I’m thrilled that the signing of a popular actress is raising awareness and excitement for an upcoming movie I’m starring in, and I care about the success of the film very much! Is that a better choice of words, or do I have to explain the concept of acting with you? It’s called ‘professionalism.'”

  5. Rusty

    It looks like Mason has lost his buff body again.

  6. billytheskink

    Dicks Nix Sick Chick Pix

    Wait, sorry, that was Variety’s headline after Les exercised his kill fee.

  7. What did she expect him to say? “I hate it, because every second I’m even in the company of another woman is time I’d much rather spend with your perpetually neurotic ass.” If she wanted that, she should have stayed in Westview.

  8. He moves his cardboard characters around at will as mouthpieces for his particular issue of the day, without paying any attention to how the history he’s given them would actually have them behave.

  9. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Me: “See that girl? She’s in her 50’s.”
    Random person not familiar with the strip: “Screw you.”

    At the risk of repeating myself over and over and over and over, even the most attractive 53 year old woman on the planet does not have the face and body of a 19 year old. And almost everyone gets that neck thing by then. Point is, BatArt woefully lacks the talent to draw an older woman who is still very attractive, without making her look like a teenager. That’s irritating, and actually insulting on a certain level. In other words, nothing new. Attic Boy has been insulting our intelligence with this dreck since Act II.

    Can we just fast-forward to the part where Cyndi gets jealous of every attractive young female in Hollywood, and realizes she can’t hold onto some movie guy young enough to be her kid, and tearfully moves back to Ahia (in Jessica’s rented U-Haul) to become Les’s whacky neighbor? Otherwise, we’ll need to sit through weeks of excruciating jealousy and bickering between these two idiots. That, and a ton of comic book bullshit.

  10. The irritating thing is not just how ignorant Batiuk is of how the film industry actually works or how he’s making his characters into fools, clods and shrews in the process. The irritating thing is his smug belief that he’s the only person who sees things accurately and we happy many are the blind ones. This is why he makes that asinine crack about how it’s called writing when his crass stupidities are pointed out.

  11. HeyItsDave

    (This is the censored version, to be less NSFW.)

  12. ComicBookHarriet

    Are they sunbathing inside?

  13. Well, this devolved into a bad-sitcom-crazy-jealous-bitch plot fairly quickly. Seriously, if you’re going to hook up with a B-list Hollywood celebrity, you can’t express dismay when he says he’s excited to be starring with an actress who apparently has some credibility in the business. Basically, if she can’t be supportive of his career, she has no business being in a relationship with him.

  14. A HREF

    Cindy is auditioning to play Luann Degroot here and Mason Jar Quill whose last name has never been established.

  15. All this should really be moot.

    From what I recall, Mason and Cindy are engaged, and they plan to move back to Ohio anyway. Presumably, the Starbuck Jones movie is Mason’s last fling in Hollywood before he moves on up to work in the Komix Korner. Unless he plans to fly out to Hollywood whenever it calls, in which case there goes Cindy’s sanity…again. Which one is it that’s supposed to be bipolar, again?

  16. Epicus Doomus

    BC: And remember, this is Mason’s FIRST EVER movie AND it hasn’t even started filming yet! Meanwhile he’s planning his unbelievably stupid retirement…to WESTVIEW, no less!

  17. Jimmy

    You’re all just jealous. Westview is the epicenter of Ohio culture. Why, there’s the gazebo; and one-armed band directors hawking turkeys; and smugness to spare; not to mention the world’s…greatest pizza at Montoni’s.

  18. Best… Heyitsdave… ever!

  19. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Now that you all mention it, really, what the eff was the deal with Masonn Jar wanting to move to a creepy, depressing Cleveland suburb? What’s he gonna do? Commute to Hollywood?? In Southern California, he has warm sunshine, show biz, and all the poontang he can eat. On the other hand, there’s Ahia, where it starts snowing before Thanksgiving and doesn’t quit until Easter. In Ahia, he’d be surrounded by fat women and creepy guys obsessed with comic books. And pizza.

    Oh, never mind. Makes sense now.