Like everyone else in the country, we’re playing “Pokemon Go”. Ok, Jason is, and he’s relaying his thoughts and hot takes to Steve, who probably has by the time this posts. Right? Once they’re free of the zeitgeist, it’s on to webcomics! This episode, Jason introduces us to Rainbow Mansion and Brown Paperbag, while Steve wants everyone to check out what might happen in The Very Near Future. Do stick around after the outro for Jason’s thoughts on adult coloring books and how Steve thinks the couple that creates together, stays together. Also, one of our first ever bleeped F-bombs!
While the guys can’t agree on most anything sports-related, they do know that it’s super fun to name a new sports team. The Las Vegas Tom Joneses? The Las Vegas Celine Dions? You could be SURE that a team with that name isn’t going ANYWHERE for a long time. In the second segment, Jason talks about a new way to tag your comics so they can’t be stolen for reuse, and Steve brings Pandemonium: Wizard Village and Bot Bros to the table for our perusal. Stay tuned after the outro for tips on how to run lemonade stands and executing a successful bikini carwash.
It’s the middle of June, so it’s time for this webcomics podcast (the first and best) to talk about E3! Jason and Steve discuss the new developments surrounding The Last Guardian, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Injustice 2, and the world according to VR. E3 or no, the second segment is dedicated to webcomics-only discussions, including the delineation between webcomics and comics on the web, the fate of Penny Arcade in a post-Khoo era, and the final installments of Battlepug. After the outro, the fellas traveled down some deep, dark YouTube holes together and mysteriously resurfaced at the Denver airport.
Playing Overwatch? Want to hear why Jason will only play Pharah, and little else? Great! If not, then the second segment is for you! It’s chock full of webcomics nuggets, including Disney’s Delilah Dirk movie, Grumpy Cat’s Garfield-like webcomic, a thing called Yumi Cells, and two new coloring books from The Oatmeal. Jason really doesn’t like the whole adult coloring book fad and it makes for a fun end to the show. Come back after the outro for far more frivolous conversation about selling out as a teen and how prevalent Looney Tunes were in the clothing section at Wal-Mart.
(Image provided by Chris Haley, artist of Let’s Be Friends Again, found in the article, Why Do We Care So Much About What Female Superheroes Wear, Anyway? on i09.com)
Fast food is a wonderful thing, especially when experienced in moderation. Jason tends not to do things lightly though, so he provides us with his typical, weekly Taco Bell breakfast order. Meanwhile, Steve discovers that soda jelly is a thing. After that packed first segment, the second is no less a beast, with news items about Jason Shiga, Star Wars comics(?), Lunarbaboon, Wonderella, Broodhollow, Our Valued Customers, and Scenes From a Multiverse. Let that all settle with the post-outro conversation about the kinkiness of ladybugs and why the guys couldn’t give a flying flip about Jonathan Brandis.
Roguealikes are a dime a dozen these days, but Steve and Jason think they found one and it’s a thumb-busting, clip-emptying good time. Enter the Gungeon is one part gun porn, one part procedural generation, and two parts AH RUN SHOOT IT SHOOT IT DIVE ROLL AAAAAHHHHH. Try it, you won’t be disappointed. On the back half, Steve did his job and brought a returning Charles Christopher, Is This What You Wanted, and The World Is Flat to the table for consumption. Jason, however, took the week off, and so he must listen to Steve’s stories about his high school public access show in the outro.
Jason wants to talk about his time with the Overwatch beta, while Steve is hung up on Paul Simon tunes. Luckily, there is room for both on this podcast! However, there is not enough room in their precious lives for all the webcomics of the world, so it’s time for another Webcomic Colonic! On the chopping block this time are some fine comics, including Monsieur Charlatan, Judecca, Garfield Minus Garfield, PLOX, Hominids, and Unicorn Soup. Stay tuned after the outro to find out how Steve narrowly avoided being peed on as a youth.
When you love both sides equally, how can you possibly be expected to choose? Ripa and Strahan or Iron Man and Captain America, whatever the rivalry, the quandry remains the same. It’s not difficult at all to get excited about the webcomics in this episode, though! We talk about the Eisner nominees, Overwatch getting its comics due, and yet another Ryan Estrada project to get pumped about. Stay tuned after the outro to hear Jason whine about yard work, even though he is an adult.
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When it’s time to upgrade, you have to pull the trigger. That’s why Jason has made the leap, from Android to iOS, and he couldn’t be happier with the change; the road to get there, not so much. Meanwhile, Steve challenges Super Art Fight to answer the call and show up in Utah. Are they up to the challenge? Also, Jason … might not understand what whippets are. While that question floats in the Inter-ether, the guys look at the second installment of the Battleborn comic, Kitsune Sho, and the legacy of Homestuck. Stay tuned after the outro for a good reason not to hurricanrana the unwilling.
Steve finally saw Batman v. Superman and is of two minds about it. Jason is also of two minds about Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app, but in a literal sense. Together, the guys look at the April Fool’s webcomic prank (additional article via The Verge), more awesome work from Stu Campbell, and Ironclad Man. Tune in after a short outro for Amazon Dash talk and find out just what Steve would do with these task-happy buttons.