Not too much going on today that Brigid hasn’t already tied up with a nice, big bow, so let’s talk webcomics and Twitter for a bit.
Shortpacked! is a great strip about toy retailers and the lives they lead. The characters are well developed and really help to take the storytelling to the next level in terms of connecting with them on something higher than a superficial (gimmicky) level.
One such character is Galasso (pictured right, as drawn by creator David Willis, not me), the hot-headed, J. Jonah Jamesonian boss of the toy store in which the strip is set. Recently, it was posited by Willis that an upcoming strip would reference Galasso’s favorite TV show and that one lucky Twitterer would win the right to establish that program.
Remember when creators would run mail contests or use 800 numbers for such contests? Isn’t technology amazing? Willis, after using Paul Southworth’s suggestion of “Say Yes To The Dress”, qualifies the winner, even getting in a quick jab at Southworth’s own viewing habits:
I had never heard of the show, since I am straight, but when I Googled it up, I decided it was the most hilarious answer possible.
So make sure to add your favorite creator’s Twitter feeds to your list, because you never know when the chance to be immortalized in digital form for all time could sneak up next!