Getting beat up has never been cool and never will be. This is the essence of what being a nerd is about. That you are incapable of dealing with real-life situations due to an excess of fantasy and / or book knowledge. By 'real life situations' I mean the things basic to an individual's happiness which is finding a member of the opposite sex, being able to protect that individual from the dangers of this world and being capable of navigating this world effectively for the greater good of yourself and your family and society as a whole. A nerd is someone incapable of doing this. He or she is usually socially awkward, physically weak and downright dumb when it comes to competing, especially violently, against more aggressive members of his or her's sex for the resources of the world.
What's cool is being identified by a term that many people don't know exist, the 'Jock-Nerd'. A person who can move between the physical world and it's demands and the mental one. He or she can converse with you about how to lift weights properly without breaking your fucking back in the process, fight and beat down any asshole that grabs the butt of his girlfriend or daughter and when released from the police station can slide right behind the console of his favorite video game or start hacking his way into the Defense Department to release the latest files on their secret Laser Cannon on Wikileaks the next day.
It's the 'Jock-Nerd' that most comic book artists need to become. It's not easy either because being a traditional nerd is sitting on your skinny ass (which will become fat by the time you're 35) for 24 / 7 / 365 days a week (minus Star Trek or Star Wars Convention days I should add).
Meanwhile jocks (and pay attention because this is why they get the A-List girls), bust their asses to win immediate fame and fortune in the moment by moment world of sports and / or physical daring (X-Sports), military careers, etc. The 'jock' is also the cool guy -remember Fonzi, from 'Happy Days'? They're the ones who use the gear designed by nerds to bust into airplanes taken over by crazy terrorists threatening to blow up the passengers within. It is THEY and not you, THE NERD, who will get the kisses, marriage proposals, movie offers, etc. etc. from society. You won't get shit but a paycheck and a pat on the head by your employer for a 'great commando gear design'. Then you'll go home to an unappreciative obese and ugly wife that's screwing the former high school football star turned plumber behind your back (a mercy f*ck for him, heaven for her).
Copyright 2017 by George Alan Booker -All Rights Reserved
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).