We celebrate the latest from a venerated comics creator, determine the characteristics of cleaning fluids, glean what we can from a foreign land, question the phallus as a trope, and check our rifles one more time with our tank-searching review of Evan Dahm’s The 3rd Voice in this regent-defying episode of Digital Strips!
Steve has never watched the majesty and pageantry of American Idol, but with YOUR VOTES (or reviews on iTunes), we can change that. Once Jason is finished running down his brief (but not brief enough) history with the now-ending show, the second segment brings webcomics.
The guys chat about Randall Munroe’s next book, Thing Explainer, Rice Boy returning for a commentary-laden rerun season, John Allison’s latest comic, and some Order of the Stick plot predictions. Vote for your favorite topic when the lines open … NOW.
UPDATED: Midnight here, filling in for Steve, who once again darted off to points unknown with nary a word beforehand. I’ll fill in the blanks for this episode via his hastily scrawled notes. Also, I promise not to sound so off-in-a-cave-somewhere-ish next time.
It’s only right to start this Horizons Watch episode with a comic that shows tremendous promise, despite only having one page posted thus far:
- Messed up Amish Guy (3:00)
Next up, a mention of the perfect “WTF But This Is Awesome” comic on the web trifecta comprised of:
What is indie? What does this term mean for the various mediums it inhabits? Listen up in the first segment for our thoughts on the matter…
Definitely not in the WTF camp but certainly worth mentioning whenever possible:
- Red’s Planet (6:45)
This week’s Webcomics News Minute (10:45) has some great mentions, all in a neat, compact case you can carry in your pocket!
- Hereville interview
- Strewth! reboot
- Charlie Sheen quotes as read by superheroes
- Five best webcomic fights (via The Webcomic Overlook)
Other comics mentioned in our wake:
- MS Paint Adventures (12:30)
- Rice-Boy (12:45)
- Shi Lang Pang – (13:30)
- Dr. McNinja – (13:30)
- Sam and Fuzzy – (13:30)
- No Need for Bushido – (13:30)
- My Sister, The Freak – (13:45)
The music in the Music Break comes to us from the land of goodness that is Overclocked Remix. This particular remix is titled “Mega Man 2: QuickDraw” (17:36). I miss my arm cannon already…
Our Horizons picks this week are varied and awesome, as (nearly) always.
In our discussions we also bring up:
Finally, check the outtakes for that engaging conversation about the previously mentioned Messed Up Amish Guy.
With Order of Tales wrapped and ready to be immortalized in print form for all eternity, fans of the master of all things epic and eccentric wondered when they might next see his work gracing the pages of their Internets. Thankfully, Dahm is taking no time off and his next tale from Overside, Vattu, has already begun. The archive is only seven pages deep thus far, so get in while its young and for heaven’s sake, if you haven’t read the previous works, get to that right now!
Not only is Dahm not stopping, he’s teaming up with Templar, AZ‘s Spike (the subject of our next Book Club, by the way) to create a Tumblr page dedicated to whatever the heck they might come up with together. I fully expect bizarre, hauntingly beautiful images from this thing daily, people, so bookmark it for your daily fix of the mythic and macabre.
Nothing to plug that I saw on Wednesday (but of course, if you have something to talk about, leave your Twitter feed in the comments and I’ll add it to my list) but there was something nice to ponder from Evan Dahm late that night:
If you’ve seen Dahm’s work, you know that this isn’t hyperbole.
Thursday was looking like another wash as far as intriguing tweets go when this juicy little bit of info came down the wire from Evan Dahm, creator of such incomparable works as Rice Boy and Order of Tales, the latter of which is the subject of this tweet thread.
i am getting all emotional thumbnailing the end of this comic. that is kind of silly. about 1 hour ago via web