Penny Arcade is a webcomic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik.
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Episode 3 of the PA Staff podcast.
Meet the new Acquisitions Inc. Intern, best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss, as he joins Gabe, Tycho and Scott Kurtz to take on the Sundering in the Dungeons…
Audio rip, original here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Ra1ecLhtI
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Erika remembers The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics, which is out of print, but used copies are available. Her first “adult” comic, past Archie and the gang, was Bone, which is an extensive series of interrelated stories by Jeff Smith.
Erika likes Girls with Slingshots by Danielle Corsetto, reads PvP by Scott R. Kurtz every day, follows the adventures of Family Man by Dylan Meconis, and enjoys Cardigan Weather by Amy T. Falcone. (Dylan also collaborates with Kurtz on PvP.) Kurtz and Penny Arcade co-produce The Trenches.
When Erika launches a Kickstarter, she is determined to not offer tons of tchotchkes. In Episode 25, Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak discuss how they tried to limit the quantity of physical rewards, but still misjudged. And Matt Bors described, in Episode 29, how much effort it was to get all the stuff out the door for his successful Kickstarter.
DAR ran its course and finished up in late 2009 with what Erika calls the most self-revelatory installment of the series. She released two books that comprise the entire run. After DAR, she worked on Bucko with Jeff Parker, which is now available as a book, too. Oh Joy Sex Toy occupies all of her time currently.
One reason Erika wanted on Strip Search was to meet impresario Robert Khoo, who is widely considered to be a business genius. He approached the two fellows behind the Penny Arcade comic, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, to build their strip into what’s become an empire of conventions, a charity, Web reality TV shows, and a gaming news site, among other things. Erika drew a strip about being eliminated from the show and meeting Khoo.
Erika is part of a loose collective of comic artists called Periscope Studio, in which everyone does their own thing, but also can turn into a colonial organism for projects. Max Temkin discussed in Episode 27 how he forms a new company for every project he engages in, as it always involves a different group of people.
Sarah Mirk is coming out with a book, Sex from Scratch, that looks at the baroqueness of relationships. She and the previously mentioned Matt Bors (both of whom, also live in Portland and know Erika) worked together on an excerpt for Symbolia magazine.
After a three year hiatus, Penny Arcade’s DLC Podcast was brought back to life when over 5,000 fans supported our Summer Kickstarter Project. Part of our campaign promise was to allow those that couldn’t support us at the time a way to "pay what you want" two weeks after the episodes aired to Kickstarter backers.
Now, if "what you want" is nothing, not a problem! There’s a link to the right of the Pay What You Want Button where you can download the episode for free.
This is also our test for using the Tinypass service, so please drop us a note to let us know how that experience is.
Thank you again for supporting Penny Arcade, and enjoy the second season to DLC!
Original DLC Theme Song, by Tycho and Kris Straub
$200,000 Stretch Goal Episode: Lost Lands
The $200,000 goal of our Kickstarter came with a very cool reward. We recorded a podcast of my son Gabe’s table top game. You might remember we did a series of comics about it a while back and since then he has continued to work on it. Tycho, Scott and I all sat down with Gabe a few weeks ago to play the latest version of Lost Lands and we recorded the game!
I know he’s my son and I am a little biased but If I were Chris Perkins I’d watch out because there’s a new super DM in town. Honestly I’m incredibly proud of him. I offered the occasional bit of advice but this is his game and his mechanics and his words. It’s got some balance issues that I think you’ll see when you listen to the game but overall I think he’s got some honest to goodness cool ideas and fun mechanics.
You can listen to the entire podcast right now, right here! Shoot me a email after you listen and let me know if you liked it. I know Gabe wants to do more and I wouldn’t mind another crack at the throne that makes you ruler of the world.
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