#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.

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That Thing You Like #23 – Tavis Maiden!

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This week That Thing You Like had the absolute pleasure of being joined by webcomic creator extraordinaire Tavis Maiden. The man is one of the best cartoonists out there and we had a delightful time chatting with him about his many excellent comic strips, his time spent being the dad on Strip Search and the kickstarter for his exciting new project Tenko King. Which, coincidently, you can GO BACK RIGHT NOW! Like, right now, now.

It’s a tale about a boy and his magic frog pal and the many adventures they share. How incredible does that sound?!  Go on, the episode will be waiting for you when you get back from, uh, backing.

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Did we mention what a delightful time we had chatting with Tavis? Well, let me tell you, so delightful was this chat, that it CRUSHED our record episode length by a ridiculous margin. Clocking in at one hour, fifty-four minutes and forty-seven seconds, we are prepared to declare that this is the only episode of any podcast that you will ever have to listen to ever.

We speak about LITERALLY every subject one could possibly use human speech with which to speak about. Comics? Talked about it. Video games? Gotcha covered. Pro wrestling? We are all over that! The secret origin of Tavis Maiden’s hat? REVEALED AT LAST!

Most importantly though, we get down to the very core of why Tavis Maiden is such a brilliant webcomic creator and all around awesome guy. He offers some lovely insights into his ever so endearing slice of life strip Stranger Danger (we are seriously in love with this strip), what it has been like wrapping up his rock and roll spy-fi adventure The Konamis AND his experiences with his very own podcast actually GIANT. All of which can be found over at Thunderskull Press.

Even most-er importantly though, we talk all about his next big project TENKO KING! Tavis even shares with us some exclusive content regarding his plans for the strip and we could not possibly be more excited to see it in action!

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That Thing You Like #21 – Amy T. Falcone!

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AMY T. FALCONE – a name synonymous with webcomics, fingerless gloves, and ferrets. That Thing You Like was lucky enough to be joined by her for a fantastic chat about Amy’s past work, the upcoming Clique Refresh, and her perspective on Strip Search. Also you should know that Amy’s kickstarter for Clique Refresh is live. BACK IT NOW. DO IT.

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So, real talk, the thing you should know about Amy T. Falcone, is that she is charming as shit. Seriously. The interview wound up being a great group chat, with topics ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Pacific Rim. Plus, Amy names her DEFINITIVE BEST VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME. You want to know which game she picked, right? C’mon. Of course you do!

In other real talk, Amy offers up some great insight into her work on the auto-bio comic Cardigan Weatherand talks about the challenge of growing up geeky back when it wasn’t as en vogue as it is today. Naturally, there’s also a lot of talk about the upcoming Clique Refresh, and the love Amy has for online friendships.

Amy’s a gem of a person, a helluva cartoonist, and she has voice and talent in equal measure – great things are in her future, and it was a true pleasure to have her on the show. Go show her your love by CLIQUESTARTING her next comic!

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