Iowa-based Tom Brazelton has been writing and drawing Theater Hopper for almost a decade now. In that time, he’s self-published three collections of the comic, made quite a few t-shirts, and grown a community around the adventures of a group of friends ever-so-loosely based on the people in his life. Sadly, now that Brazelton has two young children, he’s had to reduce Theater Hopper from thrice-weekly to weekly status, and even that’s been catch-as-catch-can in terms of what day it might appear. We took a moment at C2E2 to finally meet the man we’ve been harassing on various social media sites for the last five years, and ask him a few questions about the impending conclusion of the strip.
Less time on the floor for Saturday, the second day of C2E2. Firstly, we hiked the two miles up to the Loop to record dig for a while at Reckless, as no trip to Chicago is complete without looking for punk singles in at least one of their locations. Once back to the hotel, we knocked back a pint of Three Floyds’ Zombie Dust, and thus fortified, hit the con. The wife and I split up, with me doing interviews with the likes of Theater Hopper‘s Tom Brazelton and the founder of new company Black Action Tees. Those interviews will run tomorrow evening or Monday morning.