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Friday, January 28, 2005 |
( 1/28/2005 09:07:00 AM ) Bill S.
BRAINSTORMING LAD – Meanwhile, over at The O.C., fanboy Seth Cohen, bummed over his derailed relationship with a hotchick bisexual rock club manager, is attempting to salve his broken heart indulging in the ultimate fanboy wish fulfillment: creating his own comic book. Collaborating with the guy who's currently seeing his first girlfriend Summer (Rachel Bilson), Seth starts doodling images of his friends in various superhero outfits. "You're the missing link between Jack Kirby and Eric White," fellow comic book clubber Zack sez (now there's an esoteric comparison!) while the sharp-tongued Summer makes a joking reference to "Kavalier and Gay." Seth wins Summer over to his side, though, when she discovers a hidden sketchbook of his fantasy renderings of her, though, not expectedly, he draws "the boobs a little big."
Looks like this'll be a running subplot for a while, so it'll be fun watching the show's take on the comics creative process (should be friendlier at least than last night's C.S.I. rerun, which featured a serial killer who also produced his own explicit sado-masochistic comic books). I missed the end credits telling me who the artist was behind Seth's fleetingly glimpsed sketch book graphics, though I think it might be this woman. Does anybody out there know for certain?