My Cage homages the webcomics
So what do My Cage creators and former Zuda contestants Melissa DeJesus and Ed Powers have on their minds? Other than Aerosmith and Run DMC. Webcomics, of course. They drew the following strip (EDIT: featured in the Sunday, July 18, edition in the funny pages of a newspaper near you) to help calm the sometimes turbulent waters between print cartoonists and their web counterparts. From their blog (which also lists the characters and URLs to the webcomics referenced in the strip):
Well, it’s because after years of debate between web and syndicated cartoonists, we thought we’d do like our friends Run DMC and Aerosmith in the classic video for ‘Walk this Way’.
Really? Well, maybe not. But that ‘rap and rock’ analogy would make Scot Kurtz kinda like ‘Fresh Prince’ and that comparison makes me happy.
Personally, I would’ve gone with Snoop Dogg’s tribute to Johnny Cash in “My Medicine” (ft. Willie Nelson), but the Aerosmith/Run DMC analogy works too.