Hey, it’s time to celebrate another webcomic milestone, this time involving John Allison and his massive, impressive body of work. Another thing we celebrate in this episode is Brigid Alverson, a former DS co-host and contributor who has opinions on a recent article from The Comics Journal about Amazon/Comixology and the Small Press Expo. Finally, we do what we do best: review the comic, Kochab, by Sarah Webb.
You want webcomics? You GOT webcomics. And nothing but! Okay, there’s a stray comment about other subjects here and there, but the focus is on the news and thoughts about our founding principle: how awesome are webcomics?
To prove it, we’ve got news about the team-up between LINE Webtoons and Patreon, KC Green’s well-deserved domination of the news cycle, Wonderella’s regular schedule ending soon, and Spacetrawler’s triumphant return (the former two bits brought to us by the fine folks at Fleen). We also look at Barbarous and Rosianna Rabbit in this, the newest episode of Digital Strips: The (First, and Best) Webcomics Podcast!
The music in this episode is provided, as always, by I Fight Dragons. It’s the song “No One Likes Superman Anymore” off their album, Cool Is Just a Number.
Whatcha’ Been Readin’:
- (5:30) Geeks: The Comic Strip by Carl Anderson
- (7:35) Trailer Park Warlock by Matthew J. Rainwater and Austin Price
Other things we like, and news (or news outlets, as the case may be; Gary, let us know if you’d like to form a partnership or something):
- (11:35) Fleen.com, the best source on the web for webcomics news
- (13:30) Untold Tales of Bigfoot by Vince Dorse (congrats on the National Cartoonist Society award, Vince!)
- (14:05) Muscles Diablo in Where Terror Lurks by Pat N. Lewis
Donkey Kong has received a lot of break music love lately, but why not give the Game Boy iterations a proper spotlight? “Banananaz” by Chiwalker (15:15) fits that bill nicely.
It’s good to take some time to catch up with great comics that have fallen off our radar, and reMIND by Jason Brubaker (19:35) is certainly a story worth experiencing. Multiple times. He creates a world that is both familiar and fantastical, bringing with it a sense of wonder and nostalgia. The story is scheduled to wrap up in October, so do yourself a favor, take an hour or so, and catch up with us.
Also, Steve thinks the hero’s body type is like that of Kilo Monster from Monster’s Garden (23:30). He’s not completely wrong.
For those interested in less comic-related topics, Jason finds yet another reason to hate Kid Rock, we wonder how many people AREN’T watching Strip Search, and yes, Steve stopped in the middle of a discussion about comics to relate a story about his son’s poop. Enjoy!
But you know what’s not awesome about the Internet? Fleen. But it is Fleen we have to thank for news that the Kickstarter project for SMBC Theater Goes To SPACE! has not only achieved funding five times over for the upcoming webseries, but celebrated doing so by putting the entire first DVD’s worth of content up on YouTube for everyone to enjoy, cheapskate and gracious contributor alike.
If only Congress could work together on this level and get something done, we wouldn’t have to rely on geniuses like Weiner and his crew to lampoon political snafus like that and…
Wait, on second thought… Congress! Keep on screwin’ that pooch!