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


6 thoughts on “Digital Strips 218 – Review: Pokeweed

  1. Guys, thanks for the review. This was my first one and I gotta admit, I was scared. But I did really appreciate it.

    Both of you hit on great points. There are strips I cringe at now, but I don’t want to go back and change. Simply because I want to show growth. And I hope that does come through. I have always struggled with writing, so I am glad you see some posative aspects, but you have also given really good constructive crits. Nothing really mean. Gotta have a thick skin. You backed up everything you said. Now that gives me fuel to try to keep at crafting my skills. Writing and art.

    The art is all digital. And I do strive to get that loose look and feel. And agree somewhat about the color strips. They go very flat. But texture would really nail it.

    I hope you both keep reading and I will do my best to take in what was said! Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for giving us a listen, Drew! Glad we still have at least some semblance of reviewing integrity to scrape up from our blackened, Cajun-spiced souls.

    I’m 100% with you on leaving the past strips as is and moving forward, I think my favorite thing about webcomics is being able to watch the artist grow as it happens, to borrow a phrase from the much-missed TV show, 24, in REAL-TIME!

    Good luck in the future and let us know if you’ve got any news to share down the road!

  3. CANDY FOR EYEZ!!!!!

    Seriously, though, I enjoy the characters more and more with each strip; their juvenile antics match the madcap, loose style quite well. Good eye candy, but a fun bunch of dudes as well.

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