May 5th, 2010

Smile

Jim

Originally published at Shortpacked!. Please leave any comments there.

So this comic is a fun story.  For a while I thought I’d just let it slip forever into the obscurity of my hard drive, but then I thought, Hey, Easy Buffer Stuffer.  So here it is.  But not without explanations!

John Krasinski, aka Jim from The Office, was for a while the frontrunner to play Captain America.  I totally thought he was gonna get it.  I was 90% sure.  And so I drew this comic.  And, because I’m not terribly smart, I kept it until the day that this would be inevitably, officially announced as Happening.

I say this is not terribly smart because Joel Watson of Hijinks Ensue (who is, coincidentally, one of the Best People in the World) had the very exact same idea for a strip and published his immediately.  Well, fuck.  Good show, Joel.  Good show.  So not only was I beaten to the punchline through my own misplaced caution, but then the idea behind the strip ended up not even happening.  Johnny Storm gets to be Captain America instead.

Long story short, have this strip anyway.  I worked on it, so people should at least see it!   It was originally gonna run in March, but… well.  Sometimes we don’t get what we want.

Especially since what I really wanted was for Jim to be Captain America.  That would have been awesome.