On this week’s episode of the first, and best, webcomics podcast on the Internet, Jason supports the Mummy’s Sabbatical, Steve enjoys when things go Pear Shaped Comics, and Jason fondly remembers JL8, the best DC comic you’re not reading.
We’re solving mysteries, gumshoes! Like, what happens when DS Alumnus Brigid Alverson interviews John Allison? Will Steve and Jason finally contribute to a Patreon thanks to Adam Huber’s Sunday comics plans? Will Steve cry about the ending of Let’s Speak English? And will anyone else care about Jason’s gripes concerning Binwin’s Minions? The answers are here, find them if you dare!
You want webcomics? You GOT webcomics. And nothing but! Okay, there’s a stray comment about other subjects here and there, but the focus is on the news and thoughts about our founding principle: how awesome are webcomics?
To prove it, we’ve got news about the team-up between LINE Webtoons and Patreon, KC Green’s well-deserved domination of the news cycle, Wonderella’s regular schedule ending soon, and Spacetrawler’s triumphant return (the former two bits brought to us by the fine folks at Fleen). We also look at Barbarous and Rosianna Rabbit in this, the newest episode of Digital Strips: The (First, and Best) Webcomics Podcast!
The music in this episode is provided, as always, by I Fight Dragons. It’s the song “No One Likes Superman Anymore” off their album, Cool Is Just a Number.
This is it, Digital Strippers. The last time we’ll talk about Pokemon Go on this podcast. At length. I think. But for this possible final discussion, Steve admits that he’s the last man on Earth to try the game, while Jason laments the fact that his daughter just doesn’t seem to watch to be the very best, like no one ever was. Once the pocket monsters clear out, it’s time for webcomics! Superfogeys has returned, Arcade Rage is yet another awesome video game comic, VG Cats is still hilarious, and RuinWorld is a fun comic where dungeon things happen (according to Steve). Now drop a lure and catch ’em all!
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)