Comics - ConCONcon 2019 - page 2 - March 31st, 2019, 11:57 pm

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...and then I just rolled all that stuff up and stuffed it in my Crunchyroll bag, which remains the single greatest hand out any convention has ever given
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Blitzkrieg1701, March 31st, 2019, 11:57 pm


It feels like this has actually died down a bit, at least at the conventions I frequent, but I can remember showing up at a con that some company had targeted for a serious hype machine assault and seeing their new show all over EVERYTHING. The schedule, the signs, the badges, whatever they were trying to build up would be all OVER that weekend. And you know what? I don't think I ever once sought out a single one of the shows I saw hyped like that. I'm pretty sure any show capable of grabbing the attention of someone like me will be capable of doing it hype machine or no hype machine. Anime that feels like it NEEDS that kind of marketing blitz to get me to notice it still won't be able to hold my interest even after it does so. I can't find it anymore, but I used to have this big plastic back I got at my very first Animazement that had a whole bunch of ads for (then) new anime plastered all over it... and the only think I remember about this is how utterly unmemorable they turned out to be.

And before you ask, no. IZO:Zopyrsphere is not a thing. That's something else I've wanted to do with the whole ConCONcon setting for a while now: filling this fictional convention up with fictional anime and manga. There's a lot of potential benefits to not using real properties in these comics, and not ALL of them are copyright infringement-related (though that IS one of them). For one, writing comics about made-up shows would allow me to crack jokes about generalized anime tropes, and general anime fandom, without having to worry about stepping on the toes of any ACTUAL fans. And if I'm inventing the anime whole cloth, I can bend it to EXACTLY fit whatever joke I feel like making (because why let a little think like reality get in the way of making a point). And best of all, I can claim ownership of all those ideas and eventually sell merchandise based on it! MAWAHAHAHAHA!

...or in the case of this specific page, inventing some random show meant I could also invent brand new memes for the bunch line, memes that will never get groan-inducingly dated with the passage of time like REAL memes. And since no one in the world has any clue what IZO:Zopyrsphere is supposed to be about, this is a rare chance for the rest of you to experience the same clueless, out of touch sensation I'VE had to deal with my entire life! (Serious, I NEVER know what most you kids are going on about. I mean, a guy who thinks a butterfly is a bird? What even is that?)




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CptNerd (Guest), April 1st, 2019, 12:34 am


Those colonated titles are so 2017, you have to have a ridiculously long light novel title nowadays, like: “What Kind of Anime Is This That Doesn’t Have A Long Title, How Good Could It Be, Anyway?”


Blitzkrieg1701, April 1st, 2019, 12:50 am


Oh, I have some pretty ludicrous paragraph/titles saved up for future use too. It's just that, in this instance, I needed a name I could condense into an easily copy/pastable logo to stick all over everything. Just you wait. >:D


CptNerd (Guest), April 1st, 2019, 2:42 am


(feels mixture of excitement and dread..)


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