Saturday, 17 August 2019
Bitch Slap! the comic
It is the tenth anniversary this year of the release of Bitch Slap! the movie.
When this movie came out, it was part of the grind house revival. Exploitation and B movies were making a comeback thanks in part to Tarintino and Rodriguez. This film was billed as a thinking man's exploitation film as it did have all the classic B movie, exploitation elements like boobs and guns, classic cars, explosions, lesbians, nuns, nurses, gangsters, prison, etc, but also had some historical references, literary and film nostalgia, and was told in a reverse order, "Memento" style via a series of flash backs.
I have been obsessed with the film ever since. It was said at the time that it would become a cult classic and to me it did get there. The key has been how many times I have watched it. For instance, I have seen Star Wars IV about 30 times, and about the same for Apocalypse Now and Wizard of Oz. Some other films, like Repo Man and Rocky Horror Picture Show, I have watched even more, like 50 to 70 times. Bitch Slap however, I have watched over 100 times, and it doesn't get old for me.
So in honour of the tenth anniversary of this film, I have made a digital comic book. It has taken me 3 months to make. I am showing it here free of charge as it is Fan Art. Please read it in order to avoid spoilers (if you haven't seen the film). I have made a few embellishments of my own but it is still true to the film by 95% or so. I have included most of the cut material as well as best as I could interpret it.
I hope you enjoy it. Please leave comments.
Here we go...