Here’s the latest audio from MAKE Magazine! In this Make audio show- we interview Jerry Holkins also known as “Tycho” from Penny-Arcade at the Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle, WA. Penny-Arcade is the always entertaining videogaming-related online comic by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Right click or Control + click to download this MP3 to you local system or add the MAKE Audio feed to your podcasting application and get the show automatically! Show notes after the jump…
Hosted by: Phillip Torrone, Associate Editor MAKE Magazine.
Show details: 14 minutes, 3MB, MP3.
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Jerry Holkins also known as “Tycho” from Penny-Arcade.
Penny Arcade (comic)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Penny Arcade is a web comic written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. It is among the most popular webcomics currently online. It debuted on November 18, 1998, making it one of the oldest webcomics still receiving regular updates. New comic strips are currently posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The strip 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. Another theme, albeit less common, is the use of conflicts between the two in real life.  The strip also sometimes refers to other Internet subcultures, and sometimes features in-jokes that are explained by the news posts accompanying each comic.
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4 thoughts on “New MAKE Audio show: Interview with “Tycho” from Penny-Arcade”
Always loved PA, and it was great finally hearing an interview with one of the pair! Really surprised about how they produce the comic, I was convinced those “pencil” drawings were scanned.
Well done Phil, but I wish you’d let us submit questions beforehand!
that was recorded awhile back, next ones i’ll post up who we’re interviewing so everyone can ask questions! thanks for the kind words!
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