The other 1% – CAW4HW about to hit its hundredth week.

A little over a year ago, Steve and Jason stumbled across a comic with a fascinating concept and an unpronounceable name.

CAW4HW, by Jawkly.

Now, ninety-nine weeks after it first began, the Comic a Week for a Hundred Weeks project by Jawkly is about to come to a close.

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The Oatmeal goes to the Movies

Ten years ago, Matthew Inman posted a little comic on the internet that got… some popularity. You might have seen it shared by your Auntie Irma on Facebook.

Matthew Inman; The Oatmeal

Since then, Inman’s webcomic The Oatmeal has gone from strength to strength. If a decade of internet presence isn’t enough, The Oatmeal also has ten books in print and set crowdfunding records in 2015 for the card game Exploding KittensInman also won the Eisner for Best Digital Comic in 2014 for his unique style which blurs the line between cartoon and infographic.

And now, it looks like Inman has scored himself… a movie deal!

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Sunday Shoutout — Funhouse of Frights (Vol 2) Kickstarter!

Funhouse of Frights by Tyler Mann

We’re back with another weekend shout-out!

Today we’re highlighting Funhouse of Frights Vol 2: Come Again by Tyler Mann.

Funhouse Of Frights is a gay, kinky, fun house themed erotic comic series. Inside this fictional Funhouse, the rooms magically fill up with the sexual desires of the guests who enter it. Furry clown creatures, a towering Anubis, plant monsters, rubbery perils, and tons more await ticket holders who venture in!

These comics are NSFW, so they might not be up everyone’s alley (also: clowns!), but the first volume was well received by his fans and this second volume has already funded—so you know that you’re going to get something for jumping on board!

Better be quick, though, since the Kickstarter ends on June 15th.

Catch you next week for another shoutout!

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Three epic Webcomics to get you over the Game of Thrones Finale

Love it or hate it, the internet is ON FIRE over the Game of Thrones finale.

Not only because the episode was so divisive, but because it marks the end of an era. What do you do with all that time you’d designated for getting your GOT fix, discussing theories for the future of the show, or cackling madly about what happened to Joffrey (all these years and it’s still soooooo satisfying)? What better way to fill the aching void in your hearts than… with webcomics!

We’ve scoured the net to bring you the best epic-scale, character-driven sagas that’ll give you the next best thing to a skiing holiday in Westeros. Here are the three webcomics to read now you’re done with Game of Thrones.

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Saturday Shoutout — ‘Strangebeard 2 (Electric Bugaboo)’ Kickstarter

Hey Digital Strippers!

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!

And now, with no further ado, we’d like to introduce – Strangebeard! by Kelly Tindall

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So, what’s a ‘zine, anyway (and what does it have to do with Webcomics)?

Last week when we looked at the Eisner nominations on the podcast and the blog, we noted that one of the webcomics presented was very different in both style and content: The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow.

The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow, episode #24

In the blog last week, we said Yanow’s comic was more reminiscent of an “e-Zine” than a ‘traditional’ webcomic. But what on earth does that even mean?! Today, dear Digital Strippers, we’re going back up the branches of the webcomic family tree and looking at the wild and wonderful world… of Zines.

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Saturday Shoutout — Sheldon Comics ‘Pop Culture’ Kickstarter

Hey Digital Strippers, it’s the Average Joe here!

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!

Starting off the series, we have Dave Kellett’s ‘Pop Culture’ Kickstarter!

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Eisner 2019 Webcomics Nominations!

Hitting you hot off the presses of the cultural Zeitgeist, it’s the Digital Strips Blog here with the nominees for the 2019 Eisner awards!…

…two weeks after they were announced!

But tardiness aside, there’s some interesting titles on the block this year. We can’t help but notice, too, that 60% (or, three out of the five) of the offerings in the Webcomics category are hosted on Line Webtoon — but then, the pervasiveness of that ever-expanding hub of Webcomics content is no surprise to erstwhile listeners of the Digital Strips podcast now, is it?

Here, then, are your Eisner Awards 2019 Webcomics Category finalists.

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Homestuck Returns!

It seems like only yesterday we were revisiting Andrew Hussie’s epic webcomic Homestuck when we looked at comics which have returned after long hiatuses. And as though our thoughts and words manifested into the ether, this week saw the return of none other than the internet’s most famous flash-based semi-interactive webcomic.

It’s time to choose… between meat and candy.

Andrew, you’ve Hussied us again! (Homestuck Epilogues landing page)

Homestuck’s latest update features an ‘epilogue’ to the story of John, Rose, Jade, Dave—and of course, Lord English—and much of the rest of the extended cast that grew with the comic across its nine-year run (although I guess that period technically needs to be updated now, huh?). It is, in true Homestuck style, a little confusing at first (especially if you accidentally skip the prologue and go straight to the main course/dessert as I did) and a little twisted at the end: but fans of the series will be rewarded by sticking through a read of both divergent (but intertwining) canon and non-canon paths.

I won’t spoil too much about what happens at the end, but… suffice it to say I wouldn’t be surprised if we were back here in another few years with a blog post entitled ‘Homestuck: the webcomic that keeps coming back’. Want to know why? Then why are you still here? Go read it now! 😀

Are you a fan of Homestuck? Let us know what you thought of its triumphant return in the comments below—and don’t forget to remind us that Hussie teased as much back in 2016 by catching us on Twitter and Facebook. And until next time, always remember: don’t eat the clickbait!

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