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Thursday, March 13, 2008

WEBCOMIC: Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade

Webcomic URL: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic
Webcomic RSS feed: http://www.penny-arcade.com/

Artist/Author: Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins
Updates: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

"Penny Arcade is a webcomic written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. It focuses mainly on video games, the video game industry, and gamer sub-culture...

The strip regularly features the two authors' cartoon alter egos, Tycho Brahe and Jonathan Gabriel ("Gabe"), who represent Holkins and Krahulik respectively... The two characters spend much of their time playing and commenting on computer and video games, forming the basis of the humor in the strip...

As a (primarily) topical video gaming news comic, there is little plot or general continuity in Penny Arcade strips. Any story sustained for longer than a single strip is referred to as "dreaded continuity", something of a running gag in the newsposts. A character who dies a horrible, violent death in one strip will come back in the next, perfectly whole, though occasionally these deaths have an effect on later comics.

Profanity and violence are common in Penny Arcade and the strip is known for its surrealism... Some of the strips are drawn from the perspective of fictional characters within a game or movie. Occasionally, Gabe and Tycho are featured as they would be as characters or players in the game themselves, often having some sarcastic remark to make about some feature or bug in the game. At times the comic also depicts meetings between game developers or business people, or features or mocks the reporters of a news article that is commented on in Holkins' newspost."

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