Are the fences still on? ARE THE FENCES STILL ON?!? Good. Now we can relax, have some ice cream, and enjoy some comics talk. The guys talk about the awesomeness of Der-shing Helmer, the gaming webcomic you’re NOT reading, the awesomeness of Wonderella, and how many drugs Jess Fink must have taken to sustain the same sex scene for more than a year. Buckle up, this is going to be a long one!
Join Amazin’ Jason and Steve “The Shinkicker” as they walk down memory lane and recall just why they’re currently into pro wrestling as much as they are. Hear about Jason’s mom witnessing … things and find out what Steve and Dean Ambrose have in common. Lace up your boots and dunk your head in the water tank, because it’s time to debut!
It doesn’t matter how advanced the toys get, the best tool for your imagination is still a great stick from the backyard. Or a whiffle bat, if you’re Steve. Once the guys discuss how much better their childhoods could have been, it’s time to talk about comics! Tauhid Bondia (Goodship Chronicles, Epicsplosion) is working up something new, JL8 is leaving Steve wanting more, Broodhollow‘s 3rd season is off to a … start? And we bid adieu to the melancholy that was A Softer World. It’s raining outside, so let’s stay in and read some comics, okay?
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.
When you have a random week, your podcast follows suit. True to form, the guys chat about the wise teachings of Bob’s Burgers, Jason’s involvement in the recent Splatoon Global Testfire (not a fart joke, sorry), and Steve using Mortal Kombat X to come to terms with a life-long fear of Freddy Krueger.
In the second segment, it’s time to get serious and focused, with topics like the return of Robot Pirates and Atland, and what they mean to the webcomics landscape together. Also, there is an infinite canvas comic out now (The Boat) that you must see to believe. After the outro, Steve owns up to his selfish ice cream consumption and the guys invent the flash mob tandem cropdust (that is a fart joke, also sorry).
Didn’t partake of the mass geek offering of the week? Come on in, this is a safe space. While we can’t talk about Age of Ultron, we CAN discuss the end of Grooveshark, what that means to Steve’s listening habits, and how stoked we are to imagine a new Evanescence album.
The second segment is dedicated to Demon, Tragedy Series, The Trenches, and Owlturd, all webcomics that are worth your time for various reasons. Post-outro, we find out just why Jason seems to be off his game and why you should never have kids (but you totally should).
Started from the bottom, now we’re here! Here at Episode 400 of the longest running, still updating podcast in the history of the world! EVER! We celebrate by discussing Steve’s recent trip to China, his questionable decisions in late-night activities, and why, even in the future, you can’t show your weiner to anybody.
Don’t worry; in our second segment, we take on the 2015 Eisner nominees for Best Digital/Web Comic. Stay tuned after the end of the show proper for further discussions about dudes shaving dudes and why Steve holds the record for most hernias ever found in a man during surgery.
There’s no time for the silly games as Jason dives right into an in-depth interview with webcomics superstar, Ryan Estrada! He has thoughts about Broken Telephone (his recently wrapped anthology), as well as his opinion of the webcomics scene and exclusive dish on his upcoming projects.
The midshow music (minus our usual rambling) is provided by Chet Porter.
It’s madness, y’all! March, that is. After the guys run down all the hot sports scores, it’s time to get down to what they do best: webcomics. There’s talk about Superfogeys coming back soon, Loading Artist becoming a full-time comic, and quick hits on A Small Revolution and Octopus and Bunny. Finally, a Horizons peek at Frostblight Saga and Parallax. At the buzzer … IT’S GOOD!!!