Digital Strips Episode 451: Fish Gotta Fly, Birds Gotta Swim

Conan O'Brien doing his nerd impressionYou 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.



The Whopperrito from Burger KingFast 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.


Tweet Thread of the Day ~FOR~ Wednesday, June 30, 2010

To welcome me back from my mini summer vacation (the first of many!), we have a delicious trifecta of tweets to start off the middle of the week. First up, my favorite embittered heroine, Wonderella, states her position on the whole Wonder Woman redesign kerfuffle that kicked off the week:

wonderella I don’t care what the other superheroes are doing. I will not be wearing a jean jacket. That is all. 23 minutes ago via Echofon

This is what happens when straight men design women’s attire

Next up, a tubular two-fer from Tycho, one half of the Penny Arcade machine. First, he gives a shout out to the fellas that ran the Mario Marathon over this past weekend, a noble effort to play as many Mario games in a short period of time, all for the purpose of raising money for PA’s Child’s Play charity. Judging from this tweet, it looks like they did a pretty good job:

TychoBrahe The Mario Marathon pulled in almost eighty-two thousand dolla? Nice work, fellas. 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Finally, just a quick ponderance about the new iPhone 4 and its ability to let you see the person you’re calling. ChatRoulette may have just found a new competitor… :

TychoBrahe Apple has a service where you can call them and test out FaceTime on your new iPhone. I wonder how many peepees those people see in a day. 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck