What Did I Learn?
weekly webcomic reviews by Delos
(this is a repost)
Theater Hopper by Tom Brazelton is a neat little comic sprinkled with movie reviews. The characters are always doing something movie related, whether that is making fun of them directly or by the characters using movie phrases. While the main thrust is all about movies, there are short character story arcs that go on – so it’s not all just about the movies.
The backgrounds are usually done with color fades, sometimes having movie posters or other objects of interest behind the characters. These are well done, having just enough visual “oomph” to provide a bit of context, but not too much.
Movie buffs will enjoy reading through the archives and enjoying the side jokes and diversions that the characters get into. However, this is a solidly entertaining comic even for those of us who aren’t avid movie lovers. It’s very mainstream movie fun and doesn’t focus on film nerd sorts of topics. Theater Hopper is very enjoyable as a casual read.
One last thing that I want to note is that Theater Hopper has been around since 2002 and has had a consistent four panel style. It’s very easy as an artist to want to do something different all the time, so keeping things basically the same over six years (as of this review) is noteworthy. Mr. Brazelton deserves kudos all around.
What did I learn?
Keep at it and keep doing it because you love it. Make it better as you go and keep it focused. Give your audience that something that you enjoy. Theater Hopper regularly updates on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.