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Join Sinbad and his merry men as they embark on a dubiously-conceived quest to foil a dubiously-conceived but probably evil plot by the evil vizier Jaffar! Sinbad Comic is a screen-cap comic based on the incredible, incomparable, and inexplicable 1989 Lou Ferrigno film, Sinbad of the Seven Seas.

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Episode 137: Backstage Drama, By Sam, 6/4/2018     [ Jump To Comments ]

Episode 137: Backstage Drama
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Comments  (3)
From: Nyperold
Date: Mon, 6/4/2018, 12:45:44
"If the Sinbad believes it, the audience will believe it."
From: Goosey
Date: Mon, 6/4/2018, 11:06:03
I was a theater major, and I got the joke! XD I agree the rhythm was a bit awkward, but I totally got what you were aiming for.
From: Sam
Date: Mon, 6/4/2018, 10:33:17
Unfortunately, this strip just didn't turn out like I wanted it to at all. It played in my head, even if the final punchline is a bit obscure. The genesis of the strip was that, since this is such a hilarious nonsense moment in the movie, the strip should make it intellectual somehow. Within the context of the story, it made sense that Nadir would wax long on acting philosophies, and Sinbad would puncture them with a single line.

That morphed readily enough into the half the dialogue here: Nadir is loosely describing the acting philosophies of Lee Strasberg, who more or less founded the more extreme interpretations of "method acting" that certain eccentric actors made headlines for observing. Hilariously, Strasberg based his whole teachings on a mistranslation of Stanislavsky (the father of method acting). Strasberg stuck to his guns even after the translations were corrected and Stanislavsky rejected Strasberg's teachings.

For the strip, I was torn between the playground dismissal Sinbad gives here, and some more intellectual one based on the facts above. Neither actually worked, though, because the panels leading up to it were 3-4 times too many, and the parallel story going on simultaneously between Sinbad and Kyra (itself a nice moment) stomped the rhythm of the joke.

I should have reworked this whole thing, but at a certain point it makes more sense to just move on and start fresh for the next strips.
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