After we give credit where it’s due for Everblue (check out the review in Episode 568), it’s time to jump in the Wayback Machine and travel back to 2011, when Magnolia Porter Siddell was just starting out on a little creature comic called Monster Pulse. We’re back, eight years later, to check in on Bina, Ayo, and the whole gang to see who’s still around and what monsters they have to check out. Join us!
It’s (likely) the final episode of Digital Strips of 2011 and we’re going out with a bang! Or… at the very least, another episode, one that isn’t bad. Or even terrible. Sadly, it’s been a while since we’ve podcasted, so we’re spending a good amount of our time working on getting back to a plateau of consistency. Our news topics this time around certainly help us in that regard.
- (6:25) Gareb Shamus can’t laugh at himself, gets canned
- (8:23) Paul Southworth leaving Not Invented Here, Jeff Zugale in as artist
- (10:23) Scott Kurtz, Brad Guigar offer services to assist struggling syndicates (EDITORIAL)
Comics mentioned in our news discussion:
- (4:00) Corporate Skull
- (4:18) Twilight Monk
- (7:18) Gutters
- (8:28) Not Invented Here
- (11:06) Diesel Sweeties
- (13:14) D.J. Coffman
- (13:15) Aaron Diaz
- (15:14) Penny Arcade
Now that Steve has guided me in the ways of the fancy tool that allows for dynamic changes in the audio, you can enjoy some outtakes while rocking out to Turbopop’s “Adeste fideles” (15:58). It’s a Christmas miracle!
Our final review of the year is a comic that Herman Cain would gladly steal ideas from. Monster Pulse (by Magnolia Porter, 19:20) borrows bits from collect-them-all franchises like PokÃ©mon and Digimon and tosses in dashes of properties like Pan’s Labrinyth and Where The Wild Things Are. Steve’s got some strong opinions about the comic, and all-in-all we turn in a lively discussion, involving these comics as well…
Other random topics to toss in the ol’ Rambletron: Law and Order: The Entity, the funerals that we hope to someday (no time soon) have, selling our services for money (in Steve’s words, “Call us up, bro. We’re not expensive mofos”), and the hilarity that is a urinary tract infection. Enjoy and thanks for listening in 2011! Here’s hoping we can do something to make 2012 the best year of Digital Strips ever!