Who else reads Guilded Age? I do. Phil “KAAAAAHN” Kahn and T “U” Campbell have put out a pretty amusing buddy/group action comedy for a a bunch of years now. Yes it’s set in a medieval, slightly Dungeons & Dragons-ish setting but it’s basically the Wild Bunch (or maybe the Dirty Dozen) stretched out into an AMC length teevee series. It’s a fun webcomic. There’s also … Continue reading The Guilded Age is a better title than the Whoring Twenties (Sided Dice)
So first Strip Search episode I didn’t actually think much of. The premise of an “interview” challenge wasn’t bad but it felt poorly executed. First off a whole bunch of journalism is done via email these days (or on twitter, dispensing with journalist altogether) so I wonder about the applicability of the whole on-camera aggressive questioning situation. Yes an artist, a business dude, these are … Continue reading In Which I Interview Strip Search
Lee Adam Herold drew this for me probably back in 2000ish on the anniversary of the webcomic I was drawing at the time: Burnt Dog Radio. Lee’s sense of humor ran pretty dark but it almost always made me laugh. I always appreciated his bravery in pursuing jokes in somewhat dangerous territory. I’d like to see Josh Whedon try and build a show around a … Continue reading Butch R. Mann Send His Regrets
Early Sluggy Freelance was mind-blowing in a way, particularly because it was RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING of comics on the web and Pete Abrams was way ahead of EVERYONE else at the beginning in terms of ambition, consistency and an actual audience. And a lot of the chaotic pop culture borrowing and remixing was really fun — in a way that corporate owned comic strips … Continue reading Rereading Sluggy Freelance
It’s FRIDAY, FRIDAY, gotta get down on FRIDAY. GET YOURSELF DOWN TO THE STRIP SHOW store. Yeah!
Spoilers, such as they are, BELOWWWWW!
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John Rogers wrote a post and engaged in a lengthy twitterbuster (filitwit?; really 21st Century filibusters could be conducted via twitter) with a writer of an article critical of the very recent (and already funded) Veronica Mars Kickstarter. FWIW Kickstarter is a tool not an ethos or a culture or a moral judgement. It or clones of it will be used by everyone and everything, inc. … Continue reading Life on Mars
I think I’ve linked to video of Ira Glass saying this before but someone did a very nice visual representation of it: Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo. Continue reading Advice to Beginniers
Wow – very entertaining episode. Jerry and Mike strike a nice balance as judges between honesty and encouragement. As usual – spoilers after the break.
Dave Kellett’s documentary on comics is in the final push and they have a second Kickstarter underway to raise some money for additional footage they think will make their movie that much better. Take a look at it – especially if you didn’t donate the first go-round give it another look, this is going to be AMAZING and it’s definitely almost done. Continue reading Support the Stripped Documentary: Final Kickstarter In Progress
This first entry in The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project from Anita Sarkeesian (successfully funded on Kickstarter) covers “damsels in distress” and is quite good: We all grew up with videogames and while I don’t think any of it controls anyone’s behavior (as in the constant political grandstanding over violence in videogames) it does reflect and reinforce attitudes and patterns in society. Examining games with a … Continue reading Tropes in Distress