Good news, everyone! The Dharma Strikes Back posters have started shipping out and should reach their new homes soon! In the tradition of Vincent vs the Droids, the bonus mini print shipping with the posters is some variant of Han Sawyer in carbonite…
Han Sawyer vs Boba Fett
Han Sawyer vs Radzinsky
I am certain that if Dharma had a device like Lando Calrissian’s carbonite machine, Radzinsky would have put LaFleur’s traitorous ass in it when he captured him and the other rebel scum.
If you ordered more than one poster, we’re doing our best to make sure you get at least 1 of each. May the force be with you all, everybody!
Back from the dead! I was pretty sick last week and could not get a comic done. Now I’m full of sweet sweet antibodies and ready to dig in for winter!
This one is just about having fun. Sure, there are probably some undertones you could take from it–and yes, I considered naming this “brokeback island” for all of 2 seconds–but mostly it’s about friendship. The Jack/Sawyer moments were always among my favorites in the series. I’d hoped that at some point before the end they would come to have more of a Luke/Han relationship and just be pals. Too bad it didn’t happen on TV. Lucky for us there are fan comics! High five!
When Michael started building the raft I seriously hated the idea. I thought it was ridiculous for a number of reasons. Not only do we know that it won’t work, but Michael would be taking Walt away from the island–one of the most mysterious characters. And then there’s Jin and Sawyer. Sawyer! My favorite character leaving the island? Baloney!! Sure, let Michael go. He causes collateral damage wherever he goes!
Then what makes this a favorite moment? The music. Giacchino’s “Parting Words” composition is amazing. AY-MAY-ZING! It gives me goosebumps, my chest tightens, and I get all teary. What a sissy right? Whatever! I’ve seen Sawyer cry and he’s a tough guy cowboy! So thanks to Giacchino I love that stupid raft.
Part of me thinks all this stuff belongs on display at a museum or someplace classy like Disneyland. Then again I’m happy that they will go to die hard losties. Believe you me, if I lacked a wife with common sense there is not any length I would not go to in order to snatch up everything in the catalog. I would dig the biggest hole of debt imaginable! I would be poor, but I would have my LOST things and could die crazy happy.
Thank goodness for Gandhi who reminds us that happiness comes not from things but the pride we feel from the hard work that we do. And so I make comics. This makes me happy. Happier than having the Namaste photo or Sawyer’s letter on my wall. At least that’s what I’ll keep telling myself.
Sawyer is Batman: A Thesis by Me
The parallels between James Ford and Bruce Wayne are pretty rad. Each uses his origin to create another identity to help him deal with his emotional trauma. Just as Batman is the alter ego to Bruce Wayne, Sawyer is James’ alter ego. Both of them are constantly struggling with losing themselves to their alternate identity. Each chooses to be this other person and spends most of his life as him. In the final panel Sawyer might as well be saying, “Who the hell is James Ford?”
One could argue that they differ in their outcomes. Obviously Batman fights crime while Sawyer commits it, right? Actually, this is another similarity! During his formative years, Bruce Wayne lives like a criminal and becomes a master of his craft in order to better know his parents’ killer. He is eventually able to use that training to fight crime. James chooses the life of crime and becomes a master confidence man for the same reasons. We are just introduced to him before he has completed this phase of his training. The fact that James eventually becomes head of Dharma security and later a police detective in his afterlife is evidence that he and Bruce Wayne share similar destinies.
Who knows. Perhaps Sawyer leaves the island and becomes the crafty vigilante known only as Conman, swindler of con artists!
Time for another LOST favorite! When Hurley popped the clutch on Roger’s Dharma van and the Three Dog Night 8-track fired up it was AMAZING.
I was especially happy for Sawyer. He and Kate had just barely escaped from Hydra Island where he’d spent the entire first half of the season. It was so nice to see him smiling again and to have part of the gang back together. When they all piled into the van with their booze, good tunes, and huge smiles it was just awesome.
I really like Dr. Leslie Arzt. I do. But the guy has some weird stuff going on. He’s had 3 failed marriages. He flies to Sydney to meet his internet girlfriend for the first time. A 14+ hour flight! Only she is repulsed by him because he sent her photos of another guy and said it was him. So she runs away and he catches a ride home on Oceanic 815. Now he’s stranded on a tropical island and surrounded by all these super pretty ladies. What else is a brilliant but lonely scientist to do? Wipe out the competition, that’s what!
A few years ago one of my best pals phoned me up from comic-con. He had somehow just wrangled defenseless Damon Lindelof into a corner for a nice chat. Mostly comics talk. The best part for me was that Damon confirmed a bunch of our theories about LOST including the Watchmen/X-Men references. It’s probably common knowledge now, but for a couple of nerds from Utah it was an awesome validation at the time.
Can you guess Damon Lindelof’s favorite comic was while growing up? Watchmen. His second favorite? X-Men
Here we go! Season 6 premiered tonight, so what better time for a LOST doujinshi webcomic to hit the block? Things will get a little prettier around here as I figure out wordpress, but till then the comics come first! I’ll keep these coming at least once a week. So fire up that RSS!
Kicking things off with one for the daddies. Most daddies get no love in LOST. Whatever happened to daddy getting the big piece of chicken? Maybe at Charlie’s house. Enjoy!