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The Funny is Jack...er, Back.


Oh, sweet sweet patriotism.




"Where on Earth has the comic been," you ask?
Well, it was essentially on hiatus as long as the show was gone.
I was working on a TV show at the time (Dancing with the Stars) and I just felt exhausted from the combination of drawing and working. Then the show ended, and I've been unemployed for the past 9 months. Takes the wind out of your sails.

But, in addition to returning to a weekly comic, I'm also working on a daily project, 365 Days of Character, whereupon I draw a new character every single day and put it up on my site blog. Bookmark it! That way you've got something to look at that isn't celebrity news or just plain bad news every day.

Okay, plugging over.

Well, I was afraid of this...

*SPOILER ALERT!*

...Renee has gone full Bauer. I saw this coming midway through last season, and I thought, 'if she's not careful, she's gonna turn into a lone-wolf, whatever-it-takes rebel like Jack'.
And I was right. Now how's that guy gonna hold his meat cleaver for work?
It was great to see Annie Wersching playing a cover role where she could break out from the worried/tired girl she's been since last season. The lady's got range.

I do have one problem with the season so far, and that's Dana Walsh--she could have just told the security guard that she didn't know her creepy ex-boyfriend and had him sent away, but NOOO, she had to go out and talk to him and start her own plotline. Given that she can deny him away, why on earth would you go and do that?
Because that's how the writers get her into the conspiracy plot, rather than just have her being a condescending hotshot inside CTU offices all day.
But hey, if it knocks her down a peg and gets her off Chloe's back, all the better.
Let's just hope that Katee can pull it off effectively. I love me some Starbuck, but it's always hard getting into an actor's new character when the old one was so memorable.

So far I'm pretty happy with the first four episodes, but that CTU is entirely too oddly lit with the lights seeping out from cracks in the wall--but I do appreciate that the layout is nearly identical to the old L.A. office with the staircase leading up to the offices. Halls are way too narrow though--feels claustrophobic.

See you next week--or tomorrow if you visit my daily drawing. ;)

Comments

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jenny_wildcat
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
YOU'RE BACK!!! (hooray!)

We (me and my family) said the exact same thing about Dana last night! But from the preview of next week's episode, I think she must still be afraid of the guy (I think it's called battered wife syndrome or something).

Oh, will Jack ever get on that plane to LA?
24thecomicstrip
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Well thank you! I'm glad to be back. It's been so long I forgot the password to the account. ^_^"

It might very well be BWS--but clearly she put up a fierce resistance to his initial calls--I think she said to her sister a number of calls had come from him and each time she denied it.

Frankly though, even with his resilience, I'd doubt he'd have the resources or contacts to find her in a highly positioned government organization.

Oh Jack will likely get on that plane eventually... hopefully not in a body bag.
lillongdogwuvr
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
yaaaaay the comic is back! awesome!!
other than the stupid starbuck-creepy ex plotline, im happy with the show so far too. I like the direction they've gone with renee's character. annie wersching rocks!
24thecomicstrip
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! Good to see my readers still around too. ^_^

Annie definitely shines on the show. She also occasionally posts pics on her Twitter too that show some of the fun stuff on the set.
lillongdogwuvr
Jan. 20th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
my friend has actually had her and james morrison tweet her back. i try to hide my jealousy. haha.
24thecomicstrip
Jan. 20th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
I've had him tweet back thrice.
We're best buddies now.

I'm joking! But he's an all-around nice guy with real musical talent, and very responsive to his fans, unlike that hoidy-toidy Henry Kissinger.
lillongdogwuvr
Jan. 20th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
teehee awesome!! my problem is i get too shy to tweet people. my friends make fun of me.
teknodave
Jan. 21st, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
That was awesome. Welcome back to the fray!

Did you see the animated recap videos? "Club CTU" ... heh. It does look like a nightclub. :P
24thecomicstrip
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Animated recap?! Where's that at?
teknodave
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
It was posted on the Addicts page last week, here you go:

http://community.livejournal.com/24addicts/282435.html

Can't wait for what he says about tonight's episode. Watching it right now with a friend. :)
xxdawnfirexx
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
Hey, you're back! Sorry, I lurked through your S7 strips.

I totally agree, Annie Wersching did a remarkable job becoming Bauer!Renee. And this Dana Walsh subplot is kind of strange... I hope it's worthwhile, but now? *squick* Her boyfriend needs to take a shower.
24thecomicstrip
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Lurk all you want! Share your finds with others! Tell the stars of the show you bump into!

I would have thought Creepy Kevin would have made for the shower--but I anticipate he'll wait until Dana comes back,and he'll be wrapped in a towel. Bow chicka bow--ewwww.
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