They have a massively successful webcomic on the Webtoons platform, two amazing careers in comics already, and a new Kickstarter to bring their Webtoon, Urban Animal, to life in print. Jason talked with both of the creators behind Urban Animal, Justin Jordan and John Amor, about everything from working with the Webtoons platform to their forays into the Zuda Comics contests of over a decade ago.
It’s not easy to walk the tightrope between awesome mech action and dramatic familial interactions, but Mike Stamm’s The Automan’s Daughter does just that. It’s equal parts technically-depicted marvels and heartwarming, gut-wrenching actions that threaten to tear a loving family apart. Hear our thoughts on this special comic and learn why the mom is the one you should revere (and fear) the most.
It’s time for another sampling of webcomics goodness with our GOOD PULL for October! We’re revisiting dystopia with Ten Earth Shattering Blows, getting a taste of pumpkin spice from bridgedflickered, looking forward to more of Katie Cook’s licensed goodies, taking a quick look at Scape, and enjoy a bounty of Abby Howard’s good works, including a return of The Last Halloween, just in time for the haunted holiday.
Some ghosts wake up and wonder where they are. Some ghosts wake up and wonder why they suddenly have extra body parts. It’s a weird world in Eliana Falcon’s Cosmic Fish, but it’s also very beautiful and full of compelling mysteries. The answers are not quickly revealed, but we think you’ll find this comic worth spending some time with.
When it comes to interviewing creative teams, you get lucky if you get the chance to talk with more than one of the esteemed team members. Somehow, Jason was able to convince both Julian Dominguez and Esther Pimentel of Littlelight Asylum to chat with him about the origins of the kid-friendly comic, including the inspiration for some character names that took even Esther by surprise!
Take one part Muppet Babies, one part Beetlejuice, a little mayhem, and shake it all up. The resulting explosion is the madcap fun of Littlelight Asylum. Join the growing cast of youngsters, Headmistress Light, and more in this mostly-kid-friendly tale about some special kids with magical tendencies and the adventures they spring on everyone around them.
This is our first episode of GOOD PULL, where we take time to find some quick hits of things that might have missed your attention otherwise. Steve recalls Kochab, hypes up Dwarf Fortress comic, Losing is Fun, and introduces everyone to Ramshackle. Jason recommends Hannah Templer’s GLOW work, updates us on the latest Patrik the Vampire pages, takes a trip to Lake Gary, and posits a theory about Penny Arcade‘s artwork. Catch it all!
It’s no secret that the life of a princess isn’t always a great one, but in the world of Hannah Templer’s Cosmoknights, things are so bad that two adventurers have taken to freeing them of their captivity through an elaborate, loosely-regulated sport. It’s a great basis for a fun story and the characters you meet will ensure you want to keep reading until you’re begging for another chapter.
Patrik the Vampire is a case of what you see is what you get, and what you see is an undead guy who’s willing to cut loose and murder a person or two just as much as he’d like to sit at home on the couch and learn to sew from his elderly gal pal. Bree Paulsen brings us this man-of-the-ages in a unique and touching story that we absolutely loved in the previous episode. Here, Jason sits down with Bree to discover the origins of the titular vamp and get her take on the vampire/monster genre and why funny can sometimes be the better way to go.
Finally, an episode you can really sink your teeth into! After Steve and Jason hash out the details on Fangr, their new dating app for vampires, they invite you in to listen to their review of Bree Paulsen’s Patrik the Vampire. At times both full of slapstick and heart, Patrik is a story that can do it all, and while jumping from timeline to timeline, no less. Listen to the review and then read the whole, engrossing story thus far.