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.
(Image above from Joel Watson’s Hijinks Ensue; it got a lot of replay this week as it super-accurately predicted the recent Apple news. Way to observe that crystal ball, Joel!)
APPLE NEWS! APPLE NEWS! SEO! Wait, what? New Apple products are on the horizon and everyone is in a tizzy! Well, everyone but Steve. Blissfully unaware Steve. He is, however, crazy stoked for the arrival of our Poke-overlords to arrive next year on all of our connected smart devices! Meanwhile, Jason got the chance to take in a Super Art Fight and his report should be enough to make you want to join him for the next one. WHEEL OF DEATH! WHEEL OF DEATH! WHEEL OF DEATH!
Co-Host Month rolls on in Steve’s absence with a creator I’ve actually met, face-to-face, mano a mano. Rosscott is responsible for those hilarious play-on-word strips you’ve seen over at The System, featuring characters that hail from such renowned places as The Door to the Bathroom and Just Outside the Bathroom.
As I found out in our first interview segment, he also helped create the growing comics phenomenon known as Super Art Fight (13:50). Part pro wrestling (sports entertainment?), part artist’s studio, this battle sounds intense, hilarious, and most of all, ridiculously fun. Head over to SAF’s YouTube page for just a small taste of theÂ raucous, inventive experience that awaits you.
With SAF at his disposal, Rosscott has encountered many names in the world of comics, making the list of name drops in that first segment quite long, but entirely worth mentioning:
- xkcd (3:42)
- Cyanide and Happiness (5:15)
- Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (5:17)
- Lee Cherolis (man, not comics, 6:15)
- Caf-Fiends (8:40)
- Octopus Pie (9:18)
- Dinosaur Comics (11:01)
- Halolz (11:42)
- Paul Reveres (11:50)
- Finder’s Keepers (11:56)
- Girls With Slingshots (12:17)
- High Moon, Box 13 (12:19, search for High Moon or Box 13, stupid Flash navigation)
- Sledgebunny (15:31)
- Dead of Summer (16:57)
Things take a turn for the dirty, but in name only, as we break with The Missionary Position’s “The Big Sleep” (21:00). In the second review segment, we take a look at a comic that Rosscott himself brought to our attention:
- Yellow Peril (23:30)
This comic plays exaggeration into the genre of journal comics pretty well and creates an atmosphere that is instantly familiar to all Northeastern dwellers and graphic designers alike. To the rest of us, it’s just a humorous, fun romp through what may or may not be a true person’s story. Either way, I enjoyed getting to know Kane (pronounced kah-nay, so you know he’s not a girl, apparently) and the gang and I think you will, too. Another comic mentioned in our critique:
- Erfworld (26:18)