I guess the phrase “Be Kind Rewind” doesn’t really apply anymore. Nowadays it’s “Be Kind Return Your DVDs In The Right Case.” I can’t tell you how many times customers would return 4 or 5 DVDs and they would all be in the wrong case. Seriously, it happens at least 80% of the time. Well it stops now! Scott and I are taking a stand for the little guy. The “the little guy” being us and every other video store employee around the country. Remember, like Santa Claus and Batman, we’re watching you. Return your movies in the right case or else.
On a semi-serious note, I wanted to give you guys an update on My Porno Life since we haven’t posted a new strip in a while. Right now Scott and I writing a bunch of new scripts, but we want them done before the drawing process begins. Our workflow used to be a bit last minute and we were always under the gun. It made things more stressful than it should have been so we are working on correcting those mistakes. We aren’t going to launch the next strip until we already have a few already done and I would like to redesign the site too. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on what’s happening with My Porno Life.
Yes, Scott and I were having a hard time introducing Alex in such a way that would make the story interesting. The truth is I met Alex in a film class in college. We bonded over cartoons, video games, and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Not very “My Porno Life” huh? Shortly after the “Marley and Marley” conversation that broke the ice, we did bond over out mutual love for porn and for adding “man” to every word (Subway would be “Manway”, cigarettes would be “manarettes”. We were young and crass, what would you expect?)
So how do you introduce someone who’s been an important part of you life for so long in a clever and funny way? You let him hijack the cartoon strip and do it himself.
Ladies and gentlemen. I give you the man, the myth, the legend…Alex!
And so ends the tale of how The Ruiner of all things good and pure came to be… and its name is Holy Diver.
Truly a twisted Christmas story for the ages. A cautionary tale if you will, not unlike the ones told in times of yore. A reminder to never decorate your tree with silver tinsel if you own a cat…or just don’t own a cat. What do I know? I’m a dog lover, cat’s are disgusting creatures that shit in a box. I do know this, I’ve always feared Holy D and he senses it too. I feel him watch me in my sleep sometimes…those yellow eyes…always seeing, always knowing.
Kinda like Santa Claus!
Here we see Scott (the strip’s artist and my character’s partner-in-crime) make his My Porno Life debut. Clearly he loves to smoke cigarettes, even inside. What a fucking degenerate! Love him or hate him you’ll definitely see more of Scott in the future.
So yea, I’m still trying to figure out this whole ‘Director’s Commentary’ thing. I know I want to talk about the strip but sometimes, like now, I don’t really know what to say. I mean, I don’t really have to explain the joke or anything and the backstory is that this was an actual conversation Scott and I had – He was a little green in regards to porn back then (of course I helped him get up to speed). Oh wait, I know what I’ll talk about…
We originally didn’t have nudity in the second panel but Scott was itching to draw some boobs so he came up with the idea of actually showing the POV porn example. This version has been dubbed the R rated version where the original (minus the nudity) is now the PG13 version, and is the one I am going to show my parents. They’re white and frighten easily – my life has always been a balancing act.
Ok, that wasn’t so hard, and you actually got some insight into this strip. Look at that – Director’s Commentary FTW!
– Corey Stevenson
Some of you might be a little put off by the new look of My Porno Life and by the fact that there are no hot naked chicks in front of your eager eyeballs. What you are staring at right now is how I always intended the site to be. My Porno Life was always meant to be a comic strip and all the spin off sites – MPL Babes, MPL Toons – were supposed to be the fun little porn ‘blogs’. The good news is, they are still the same sites you know and love so if you want something to jerk off to then click on one of the links in the menu above and have a good time.
Now, onto the ‘director’s commentary’ of strip number one – “The Interview”.
Since I envisioned My Porno Life to take place during the year before I moved out to LA, and primarily in the video store I worked at for close to ten years, I figured it was only appropriate to start with my interview for the job. Obviously this interaction happens 9 years before the comic strip actually takes place, but I think it’s a pretty good beginning to the tale. I’ll probably jump back in time like this whenever it’s appropriate for the joke, but I think I might be getting ahead of myself.
Clearly the moral of the story is you don’t need a fancy suit or an awesome resume to work at Lenny’s Bigg Wolf…you just have to be able to stay awake. I had a few co-workers over the course of my 10 years there who were not able to stay awake. Seriously, who falls asleep at work? The job’s not that hard, it doesn’t consume energy to rent movies to people, but some dudes just can’t seem to keep their eyes open there. I had one guy so sound asleep that I would make faces at him while standing 2 inches away from his snoring head for 15 minutes until he woke up. Good times.
Now don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a model employee either. I got frustrated with the customers and their stupid questions, I got angry when they interrupted my game of pinball, and I generally slacked off too, so don’t think that this is about me shitting all over my co-workers. No, it’s quite the contrary. The My Porno Life comic strip is a love letter to one of the best times in my life, filled with people (customers and co-workers) who I truly loved and enjoyed being around every single day.
My Porno Life is dedicated to everyone who ever stepped foot in Lenny’s Bigg Wolf.
– Corey Stevenson
We are getting closer to the debut of the first My Porno Life comic strip. The idea is locked down, the script is ready, and Where’s Bowski? is hard at work drawing it. To tide everyone over here’s a pin-up of my super villain alternate identity, The Perv!
Beware hot superheroines, beware my hands of groping lest ye be groped!