We take a break from reviewing webcomics to instead take a turn on viewing webcomics as a whole, including differences between its inception to now, losing the adventure of exploring the World Wide Web, and why services like Webtoons and Tapas miss out on key components of the magic of webcomics on this week’s episode of Digital Strips!
We’ve got a bit of news about KC Green that should continue his plans for Internet comic supremacy accordingly, this time claiming the Comics Kingdom as his own with a new home for Funny Online Animals! Once we’ve paid our proper respects, it’s time to hide our superpowers, lest they get us killed, in Velinxi’s harsh reality fantasy story, Countdown to Countdown. Which flower would you be, and why is that almost certainly a terrible decision, no matter which one you choose? Listen to our review and then read the comic to find out for yourself!
On literally the last day of this god-awful year, we bring you a bounty of very, very good things with our final GOOD PULL of 2020. Listen to us gush about Marc Lapierre’s Second Extinction companion comic, the ethereal Frenchness of Yatuu, Danielle Corsetto’s sweet ode to her hometown, Elephant Town, the best-in-class Johnny Wander story, Barbarous, and gut-busting weirdness on the ‘Gram courtesy of KC Green and his Funny Online Animals. Read something good and send 2020 off in style!
It is the end of the world (as we know it) for webcomics.
Over the past few years, the Digital Strips podcast has highlighted time and again how the way we interact with, discover, and read webcomics has changed. And now, it seems others are listening as well! Jason Brubaker’s (reMIND, Sithrah) recent YouTube manifesto on the changes and challenges to webcomics has been making the rounds, so we’ve gathered here five of the best webcomics (and their creators) that have already embraced the five elements of change Brubaker highlights in his video. Continue reading
After a brief bit of news about He Is A Good Boy, it gets all adorable and fanciful when we review Katie Cook’s Nothing Special. The guys definitely have conflicting opinions on the look and feel of this cutesy but earnest and emotional comic, but they ultimately agree that the story is worth checking out.
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.
We start with one of the most prominent mobile game releases in recent memory and end up discussing the consistency of various types of pasta. Don’t worry, while talking about comics in the second segment, we coin the term “Skeletor’s balls” thanks to Wicked Crispy. It’s also time to take a look at ANOTHER KC Green joint, and Ryan Estrada just can’t stop doing things, either, so we have a look at his latest project. All that, plus, our memories of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Stay tuned after the outro to feel the pain of being a nerdy know-it-all at the public library.
Do you remember going to the video store, hoping to get your favorite video game, AGAIN, or possibly a peek behind the forbidden curtain into the back room? We do, and we also talk about comics! We quickly go over KC Green’s new beat on Video Game Cheats ‘n’ Beatums and Moth and Ethan by Andrew Chandler before taking a deeper look at Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk. Are you loyal enough to listen in?
Midshow music is provided by Virtual Riot.
Two great stories ended over the weekend, so it is now decided that two more must take their place! And preferably by the same creators, as both Evan Dahm and KC Green are more than welcome on my RSS feed any day.
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: