Did you know that Gary Larson got a digital tablet and decided to pass this pandemic by with a return to The Far Side, the wildly popular comic strip that many of proudly wore on T-shirts in the 90’s? Then go read the new strips, we’ll wait. Now that you’re back, you can listen to our confused but effusive thoughts on Broken, a comic by Kristina Caruso that inspired a great discussion about the art of comics and webcomics standards some of us might take for granted. The comic itself is exceptional, and worth a read, after you listen to our review.
It’s the start of July, which means that Pride month is now over. But as the rainbow flags are brought down from corporate offices and social media accounts around the world, there’s one part of the internet where you can continue to get your fix of queer-friendly content all year round! Here, friends, are three webcomics you can go on to read right now that continue the theme of Pride month well past June.
Ten years ago, Matthew Inman posted a little comic on the internet that got… some popularity. You might have seen it shared by your Auntie Irma on Facebook.
Since then, Inman’s webcomic The Oatmeal has gone from strength to strength. If a decade of internet presence isn’t enough, The Oatmeal also has ten books in print and set crowdfunding records in 2015 for the card game Exploding Kittens. Inman also won the Eisner for Best Digital Comic in 2014 for his unique style which blurs the line between cartoon and infographic.
And now, it looks like Inman has scored himself… a movie deal!
Funhouse Of Frights is a gay, kinky, fun house themed erotic comic series. Inside this fictional Funhouse, the rooms magically fill up with the sexual desires of the guests who enter it. Furry clown creatures, a towering Anubis, plant monsters, rubbery perils, and tons more await ticket holders who venture in!
These comics are NSFW, so they might not be up everyone’s alley (also: clowns!), but the first volume was well received by his fans and this second volume has already funded—so you know that you’re going to get something for jumping on board!
Better be quick, though, since the Kickstarter ends on June 15th.
Love it or hate it, the internet is ON FIRE over the Game of Thrones finale.
Not only because the episode was so divisive, but because it marks the end of an era. What do you do with all that time you’d designated for getting your GOT fix, discussing theories for the future of the show, or cackling madly about what happened to Joffrey (all these years and it’s still soooooo satisfying)? What better way to fill the aching void in your hearts than… with webcomics!
We’ve scoured the net to bring you the best epic-scale, character-driven sagas that’ll give you the next best thing to a skiing holiday in Westeros. Here are the three webcomics to read now you’re done with Game of Thrones.
It’s the weekend, so we’re back again for another Saturday Shoutout!
Before we get to this week’s featured project, just a quick reminder about Steve and Jason’s latest episode which talked about the Midnight Radio Kickstarter. Although the project has already funded by now, you can still pre-order the book through the Kickstarter link, so don’t hesitate to check it out if the podcast piqued your interest!
Last week when we looked at the Eisner nominations on the podcast and the blog, we noted that one of the webcomics presented was very different in both style and content: The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow.
In the blog last week, we said Yanow’s comic was more reminiscent of an “e-Zine” than a ‘traditional’ webcomic. But what on earth does that even mean?! Today, dear Digital Strippers, we’re going back up the branches of the webcomic family tree and looking at the wild and wonderful world… of Zines.