Welcome to Head Injury Theater.
I'll be honest with you. I hate welcome pages. I hate character bio pages that take all the fun out of storytelling. I hate websites that are three days old but have a small novel posted on their welcome page. I hate lots of goofy things. But, considering the sheer volume of very random emails I get, I think it's about time I became that which I hate: A guy who writes a welcome page for his site. As if the "about me" page wasn't narcissistic enough. Then again, I've had the website up for over two years now...at least by now I sort of know what the it's all about. I already know that this page is going to be too long. So, what is Head Injury Theater?
I really don't know anymore. What started as a place to make fun of movies turned into a place to share my art which ended up including all sorts of weird things. Here's a breakdown of the kind of stuff you can expect to find here. Not everyone keeps coming back for the same reason, obviously.
This section is pretty much me throwing whatever random thing I painted onto your screen. Think of it as a digital sketchbook. It's filled with experiments both good and bad. It also updates every other day, so if you like my art, you're in luck when it comes to update schedules. Right now, there're thousands of paintings on the site, so it may take a bit of time to see them all, if you're into that sort of thing. Here're some examples because talking about Art is just boring sometimes. Oh, and I need to mention that I play with Photoshop and occasionally build dresses out of scrap metal and buckets.
You can also find most of my "special" projects on the cleverly titled "Special" page. These projects include the Scrap Metal Dress as well as my Art Crashes, which are painting marathons where I contact celebrities like Warwick Davis or Kathe Koja or Joe Bob Briggs and use their suggestions as wells as those submitted by you to paint for a very long time. So far my record's 300 hours, where I painted a different piece once an hour for that entire time. It was insane but fun. Click HERE if your curiosity can't wait. Since then, I've done several other marathons, one of which involved drinking far too much tequila.
Oh and everything's for sale. It doesn't look it, but selling Art has sort of turned into a job. No pressure or anything...I just like knowing these things are finding a home on someone's wall.
The other big section of Head Injury Theater is the Entertainment section. This is just me totally abusing my degree in cinema to make fun of movies. Well, mostly movies, as comic books have shown up from time to time because, really, I'll make fun of anything. Highlights include:
...an interview with the directors of the world's first killer poo monster movie (now available at Blockbuster Video)....
...a quick look at racist cartoons of World War 2...
...an outsider's look at the worst beasts of Fantasy....
...a complete list of every murder ever committed by the most infamous horror-movie leprechaun of them all...
...a review of the only "serious" movie that's all about a woman who kills people with her breasts (literally)....
...an article all about a comic book villain who has a magic rocket crotch...
...and so much more. I've got reviews for every Friday the 13th movie, (almost) every Clive Barker film, every Nightmare on Elm Street movie and I've written articles about everything from killer giant bunnies to American Idol to a lot of stuff I wish I could forget. Check them out. I'm told they're slightly entertaining. A new article shows up on the site every other week, if all goes according to plan.
Head Injury Theater is not a webcomic. There's just too much other stuff on the site. Still, it is a website that has a comic that updates weekly, so I guess it at least HAS a webcomic on it, if it doesn't stumble across the definition intentionally. Oh, hell. It IS a webcomic. Sort of. Here are some highlights:
There's also an Opera section on the site, because I get exposed to that far too much in my real life for it to not make an appearance in my work online. Apparently, opera singers don't have many weirdos doing art for them. It's a strange niche, but I'm happy.
There's also a section of the site that I don't like to talk about, but here's hint at what it's all about:
If you can find the page, I like to pretend it's work-safe, but it's still not safe for little children. I find it funny as hell that the most popular section of my site is all about making fun of adult movies. Bah.
So...there you go. Head Injury Theater is a weird website that's about a lot of things. Really it's just an experiment in free time and I hope you enjoy what you stumble onto here.
And now I can finally stop typing about myself.
Copyright 2007 Jared von Hindman or maybe just Jared Hindman. It depends. Any images used that are not Jared's are used via Fair Use review purposes and belong to their respective owners....who are nice people that don't want to sue me.