I promised myself that I wouldn’t do another of those cheesy intros that I do here, where I say something like â€œThis week on Digital Strips, you’ll actually learn something..â€ and then proceed to reveal that all you learn is something bad about Jason. And I could totally do that this time too, in the first five minutes we learn that he’s a weiner, an old man and kind of a pervert. But really, we already knew all that and it also comes up that I’m a bit of a creeper, so I’ll just leave it be.
This week we’re talking about Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, where we meet Annah Billips and her twin ripped from her own brain, Ginger. It’ll make more sense if you read the comic.
We start out this week with all those discoveries mentioned above, then jump into Google + and social media in general and why I just don’t get it.
We then go off the rails into the first break with a cover of â€œCrazy Trainâ€ by Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls.
Next it’s news, where we cover:
- Aki Alliance being released and make fun of Ryan Estrada for making so many comics
- Look at Warren Ellis’s new comic gimmick
- Talk about Ellie Connelly’s new Kickstarter project
- Briefly buzz over the Harvey nominations
- Rejoice in the create of Wormworld going full time and use Imagine This’ Name the Panda contest to vent our frustrations at each other.
The next break is a version of “Send Me an Angel,” by Emily Zisman and Ryan Avery.
Finally we get into the actual comic. We talk about the spastic storytelling style, why too many narrators is bad, the difference between a story and a set up and how bad navigation can make you hate a comic. We also hit on the art, the portrayal of Portland and the interesting set up contained therein. And we write me into the comic, so I can do some much needed bodily harm to a character or two.
Please, drop us a line about what you think.