#34 – Webcomics

Webcomics - Girls With Slingshots

THAT THING YOU LIKE talks our first love: WEBCOMICS. We go over our introduction to the medium, our early favourites like Penny Arcade and PVP, and the later ones like Girls With Slingshots that would go on to shape our journey into adulthood. WOOF, HEAVY. GETTIN’ REAL UP IN HERE.

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So, real talk, we’ve been webcomic fans for over a decade now (pre-Strip Search, even!), and were only too happy to dive into the artists that have made an impact on our lives. We start off by pimping the works of the wonderful Strip Search gang, and then talk about our experiences finding comics and artists that really spoke to us.

Which is kind of the magic of webcomics, you know? You get to find artists that really speak to you, rather than trying to identify with this Sunday’s edition of… I don’t know, let’s say Robotman.

The show dives into our love of slice of life stripes (like the aforementioned Girls With Slingshots), talks about the hilarious specificity of Kate Beaton, and discusses the prolific nature of Kris Straub. It’s a webcomic lovefest! Then, we wrap up with Brian and Chris recommending webcomics to each other, which is sure to be a treat for anyone out there. Anyone looking to expand their webcomic-reading horizons. Which should be everyone.

Have a favourite comic? Want to explain the appeal of Homestuck? Leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you! Thanks for listening.


TTYL Podcast #11 – Podcasts

That Thing You Like - Podcasts

That Thing You Like is a podcast. This is pretty much an undeniable fact. Go ahead, just try to deny it. Deny it three times, biblical style, even! It can’t be done. However, did you know that, as a podcast, we have thoughts about other podcasts? It’s true! On episode 11, we turn our attention to the podcasts that have brought us the most joy over the years, dating all the way back to the year 2000-aught-five.

Chris and myself (Brian) are both massive podcast consumers, so you can trust our recommendations; if you listen to this episode, you will be directed to only the choicest podcastery available in our modern age. We talk about the (sadly defunct) Alpha Rant; the Kris Straub-Scott Kurtz podcast gold that is the Daily Affirmation, Pete Holmes’ You Made it Weird (with Pete Holmes), and many more!

We apparently tend to lean towards podcasts that provide behind-the-scenes looks into specific business and artistic pursuits, but don’t worry – That Thing You Like covers a lot of podcast ground.

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Thanks for listening! If you like the show, maybe recommend it to your friends? Or hey, you could always rate us on iTunes. Or maybe leave a comment here? Look, there’s a lot of things you could do. Too busy? We understand. That Thing You Like is a podcast that likes you just the way you are.

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