Digital Strips 218 – Review: Pokeweed

There are some weeks where I get the show down and think, “Man, I’m glad I don’t have to listen to that again,” but there are others where I can’t wait to download it, put it in my own mp3 player and listen to Jason make a fool of himself over and over again.

This week is one of those weeks.

This time around the Internet we are taking a look at Pokeweed by Drew Pocza. It’s a black and white, gag a day daily the likes of which we have never seen before. The sketching, inky art style is worth a gander if nothing else. But there is more, puns and poop jokes abound as the comic continues.

We also talk a lot about things that comics can do in general, such as backgrounds, pacing and not having a penguin doing bad things to a woman and have our first big fight in a while about the merits of awkward last panels.

We also talk about Web-based fan films, web comic centric raps and podcasters who left us (on the show not this mortal coil) far too early. All this and more in the latest episode of the orignal Web-comics podcast, Digital Strips.

Show Notes
Paperless Comics
Fallout Nuka Break
8 -bit Theater
How I killed your master
Adam Warrock
MC Frontalot
Dresdon Codak
Johnny Wander
The Lonliest Astronauts
The Meek
Silent Kimbly
Dawn of Time
String Theory
Finders Keepers
Penny Arcade
Faraday the blob


Digital Strips 217 – Review: String Theory

Does it take a lot these days to impress you? Then you’re not alone.

After countless examples of absolute turd-knockers blinding innocent bystanders with science, one of them finally get’s a taste of his own medicine. String Theory by Beckey Grundy starts in a hospital with it’s main character learning that he lost his eyes. Fortunately they gave him some fact ones because it’s the future. Unfortunately that’s the last good thing to happen to the poor guys in the next two and a half chapters of comic.

This episode we talk about all kinds of artsy topics, like the use of color, contrast between foreground and background, cool covers and more. We also talk about when it’s best to cut your loses and stop trying to the funny all the time. Mostly though, we talk about this comic and what we’ve learned from it, both about the art form and about our selves.

All this, plus news, references to other comics, dropped names and so much more all on the latest episode of Digital Strips.

Show Notes:
Captain Excelsior (Stupendous)
DJ Coffman’s Program
Web comics dot com
the overlook
Questionable Content
Scenes from the Multiverse
Storming the Tower
Cyanide and Happiness
Imagine This
Joe Loves Crappy Movies


Digital Strips 216 – Horizons Watch : Grumpiverse and The Dawn Chapel

It’s time we go back to what this podcast was always supposed to be about: Two guys with very different tastes in comics telling each other how stupid the other one is.

We take on two very different comics this week. The very political Grumpiverse an the very cute The Dawn Chapel. Both are new comics, both are trying to do stuff that will set them apart from the see of sameness that the Web often has to offer and both are worth checking out.

We also talk about what’s kicking right now in the world of Web comics. What’s speaking to us, what’s trying new things and some basic principles that can make any comic better. We also revisit some past Digital Strips picks to see how they’re doing. All this and more on the latest episode of the bestest podcast ever.

Show Notes:
Good Ship Chronicles
Bear and Tiger
Head Injury theater
Hyperbole ad a half
Pictures for sad children
Penny Arcade
DND Podcast
Cyanide and Happiness
Bear Nuts
Dawn of Time
My milk Toof
One swoop fell
Abominable Charles Christopher

Next Week:

String Theory