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 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!
We at Digital strips know you all follow a LOT of webcomics. Besides the ones that Steve and Jason bring us every week on the podcast, there’s the old favourites we cling to dearly year after year, and the newest, most exciting thing we find crossing our social media feed every day.
So, it’s easy for us to let our schedule of checking in on some of those favourites slip every now and then.
The problem is, sometimes that means we’re going to be away for some big announcements. Often that’s okay, as we can always dive back through the archives and catch up. But sometimes those things we miss have some very specific deadlines — like Kickstarter drives, limited print runs, personal appearances or other short-term opportunities.
We don’t want you to miss out, so we’re starting a new segment on the blog called the ‘Saturday Shoutout’. Each week, we’ll be featuring something that’s going on in the webcomics world with a deadline you’re not going to want to miss. And with the whole weekend ahead of you, there’s no better time to cruise on over and take advantage of the opportunity!
Jason has news about the successful end of the SuperfogeysKickstarter as well as Tauhid Bondia’s A Problem Like Jamal getting serious about systemic racism and gun violence. After the news, the guys dive back into Mad Rupert’s Sakana for the second part of their review of this great comic. You might feel like nothing has happened for pages (chapters?) at a time, but in the end, it’s a journey well worth going on. Make some new friends and enjoy this comic today!
We promise never to talk about Kickstarter again … if you just indulge us with this first segment dedicated almost solely to a Kickstarter. But this one’s got everything! Empty promises! Impossible goals! Lying! Deceit! And dreaming! Oh, the dreaming. Once the guys come down from that high, the second segment brings some older but great comics to check out, like Trailer Park Warlock and My Blacks Don’t Match, as well as a newer homage comic for the Demon’s/Dark Souls series of games. Enjoy and may the Farce be with you.
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!
Another day, another Kickstarter. This time around, it’s Travis Hanson, who’s asking for help getting his first collection of The Bean off the ground. He’s also posting updates to the project as they come along, so there’s more reason to visit the KS page and pledge your money to help him out. To his credit, it looks like the funding process is already going along swimmingly.