Videogame webcomic supremacy?
Man, getting tired of all the videogame webcomics getting press on this site? Well, get tired a little longer! Now that Scott Kurtz (PvP) has hung his hat in my hometown of Seattle, Washington, it looks like he’s game for more collaborations with his Jet City-based Penny Arcade pals Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Like the all new webcomic, The Trenches. Things haven’t started up yet, but Kurtz has a short blurb up on his site:
…Mike, Jerry and I announced a new project today. It’s called The Trenches and it’s a brand new webcomic that we’re collaborating on.
You see, a couple months ago, I got called into Mike and Jerry’s office. Robert was in there too and they wanted to talk to me about something. That can be good or bad, but this time it was good. Awesome even. A new comic strip about video game testers that they wanted me to help write and draw. Working together on something brand new, from the ground up.
So there you go. Videogame webcomics don’t die. They just sorta evolve… or at least merge like two amoebas.
I imagine that this is a way for the guys to get back to their roots, since Kurtz has mentioned that PvP is not really about video games anymore and Penny Arcade doesn’t really have a plot narrative or anything. But it makes you wonder: do these guys have anything left to say that hasn’t been said in over a decade of writing their own comics?