Coming Up In Episode 247 Of The Digital Strips Podcast: ???

Paul Southworth, cartoonified, angry

Yeah, no idea what we’re doing on this week’s show because it’s Steve’s pick and he hasn’t told me what he’s chosen yet. And he doesn’t even know about that fact because he doesn’t read our blog. You know, the one that supports the podcast that he co-hosts on a weekly basis?

In lieu of that news, Paul Southworth has put himself in his very own comic (pictured, left), playing a graphic designer who hates the characters he himself helped birth. Whoa.


Digital Strips Presents “Put Up or Shut Up: The Random Digital Strips Podcast” (A Digital Strips/Audioboo Production)

Steve and I decided that enough people have told us they love the podcast that we’re taking our interests and broadening things by introducing a new show! It’s called Put Up or Shut Up and it’s hosted exclusively on Audioboo. That service is perfect for mini-podcasts, so we’re tossing up our random thoughts, webcomics-related or otherwise, for your listening pleasure.

We’re not gumming up the works for our main podcast feed with this (or any other) new show(s), but Audioboo is so awesome that the basic feed options are already included right out of the box!

Have a listen to the first episode, “Mexican Food”, and stay tuned for more geeky goodness from this humble two-man wrecking crew!


F@NB0Y$ Returns ~WITH~ The Best E3 Strip You’re Likely To See

It’s been nearly a year since the last F@NB0Y$ comic (do not miss having to write that title) was posted, leaving many to forget about Scott Dewitt’s hilarious, amazingly drawn gaming comic. His humor was perfectly sharp, with a razor’s edge that spared no genre or creator, and until this latest strip went live, I’d all but forgotten about just how much I missed it.

You think this is funny? Check out the image link for the full joke!

The recent E3 show provided the perfect opportunity for Scott to flex his gaming parody muscles once again and “Our Dysfunctional E3 Families” proves that few can do it better than he. Welcome back, Scott! I know I can speak for gamers everywhere when I say I hope you stick around for a while.


Tweet Thread of the Day ~FOR~ Thursday, June 24, 2010

KC Green, like everybody else in the world, decided to try and get himself a fancy new iPhone 4 (despite the issues that people seem to be having with the miraculous device). The following thread is an account of this experience:

choadmalma i went out to get a new iphone but instead they gave me 4 chocolate bars wrapped together. #andiatethem#chomp 23 minutes ago via TweetDeck

so instead I went for a mac mini and that turned out to be a block of cheese! 21 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Then I realized I was at the grocery store. What a day! #phew 21 minutes ago via TweetDeck – okay finally! I got the new iphone! How do I dial out? 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Yeah, I could see the confusion. Also, just as tasty as Apple hardware.


Win Original Snowflakes Art ~BY~ Winning a Poster Posting Contest

Nearly any art is worth entering a free contest to win, especially when that art is original work and includes a signed print of that same work. And when it’s presented by the fellas behind Snowflakes (namely, Chris Jones, Zach Weiner, and James Ashby)? Well then it’s just a no-brainer. Click here for the details and be as creative with your entry as these guys are with their work!

Be creative with where and how you share this poster and it could be yours! Signed, of course.


Tweet Thread of the Day ~FOR~ Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Being nearly the last comic publisher to jump on the digital bandwagon (unless you count Zuda, which only gets a half-pass from me considering they still use Flash for their viewing model), DC Comics quietly released their app for the iPhone and iTouch this morning. Twitter followers quickly leached onto this and retweeted the news into oblivion:

comiXology DC Comics now available on our app and site and DC’s app! 17 minutes ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by DavidGallaher and 1 other

Making his first appearance on TTotD, KC Green lets us all know that we can now begin giving him our money so he can make the latest collection of his ridiculously amusing comic, Gun Show:

choadmalma Gunshow vol2 is basically ready to print. Preorder now so we can finish the funding on this thing and print! 18 minutes ago via TweetDeck

No stranger to the list at this point, Paul Southworth has yet another project to tell us about, this time in the video game space:

Southworth Risk: Factions is out on XBLA today! I provided character inspiration and designed the logo! Come on, Riskies: BUY IT 15 minutes ago via Seesmic Web


Tweet Thread of the Day ~FOR~ Monday, June 21, 2010

It was a busy Monday in Twitterville, so let’s get started! Kicking things off, it looks like Kate Beaton has another comic in the New Yorker. It features “tiny fat ponies” and is thus the most important thing you will read today.

beatonna good morning! our second cartoon was published in this week’s (june 28th issue) new yorker: about 1 hour ago via web

beatonna give them a hundred cartoons, they choose one with tiny fat ponies. about 1 hour ago via web

Southworth @beatonna OMG you got that pony into the *** damn New Yorker! about 1 hour ago via Seesmic Web in reply to beatonna

beatonna @Southworth hahahahah about 1 hour ago via web in reply to Southworth

Up next, Kris Straub and Scott Kurtz have decided to start another podcast series, with this go ’round being a simple morning show wherein they discuss… well, pretty much anything and everything. Tune in live and your question/topic could be next!

pvponline Listen to Kris and I do a dry run of our new podcast, “The Morning After.” It’s audio only and it’s happening NOW. 9 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

Another fine find comes to us courtesy of Paul Southworth, this time in the form of the next great something from Jon Rosenberg, formerly of Goats. You’ll recall that Jon recently stepped away from that comic in favor of something more commercially accessible. This is that comic.

Southworth Get in on the ground floor of @jonrosenberg‘s great new comic, “Scenes from a Multiverse”, starting today! Retweet! 5 minutes ago via Seesmic Web

And last but absolutely not least, Meredith Gran grants us a peek into the beginning of a very long, but infinitely satisfying process that she is currently going through.

granulac BEGIN 3 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone


Tweet Thread of the Day ~FOR~ Friday, June 18, 2010

When you tweet a lot, you’re more likely to be our Tweet Thread of the Day. When you actually tweet quality topics, such as lunch choices and beard updates, you’re nearly guaranteed this honor. So it goes with Paul Southworth, who now adds another comic to his catalog with Isaac Splode. I’ll let the thread do the rest of the ‘splainin.

Southworth There’s a new “Isaac Splode” today, as well as a slight format change: about 1 hour ago via Seesmic Web

I figured stacking the panels 2 x 2 instead of 4 in a row would make them easier to read in the Tumblr format. about 1 hour ago via Seesmic Web

Hollywood pitch for Isaac Splode: It’s like “Ghostbusters”, “Men in Black” and “Hitman” had a three-way love child and kicked it into a wall 35 minutes ago via Seesmic Web


Tweet Thread of the Day ~FOR~ Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The tweet below is pretty self-explanatory and to answer your question, Evan, I got you the first Google image search result for “happy birthday”. Enjoy and to the rest of you, go check out Pajama Forest, the most expressive, adorably zany semi-journal comic on the Web!

EvanDiaz Did you guys know that today, Pajama Forest is 1 year old! Happy Birthday to MEEEE 😀 (what did you get me?) about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

Happy Birthday, Pajama Forest, from Underpants… Christmas Time? Homer Simpson!