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Book Title: Penny Arcade Volume 4: Birds Are Weird|
The author of the book: Jerry Holkins
Date of issue: June 12th 2007
ISBN 13: 9781593077730
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 976 KB
Edition: Dark Horse
Read full description of the books Penny Arcade Volume 4: Birds Are Weird:I pulled this off the shelf because I was going to bed and needing something to read before I fell asleep.
I've been reading PA since back in the day. WAY back in the day. That means I read these strips when they were originally posted. Or during one of my occasional trawls back through their archive.
I own these books primarily out of loyalty to the Mike and Jerry. I like their art, so I bought their book to support them. Plus I just like owning books.
This means that I've flipped through the PA books before, but I've never actually sat town and read them. And I was surprised at how much I was pulled in by it. They're like little time capsules of geek culture, and reading them reminds me what was going on back in the beforetimes. Back in the long long ago of 2003.
But truthfully, they're even cooler than that. They're like a time capsule wrapped in another, different time capsule. Because Jerry does a little commentary and retrospective of each strip. That gives an interesting take not only as to his opinion on his art, but as to where geekdom was in 2008, when he wrote the commentary for the book.
The result? I ended up reading the whole damn book even thought I was tired at it was 4:00 AM.
Still, I consider it time well spent.
Read information about the authorKeith Gerald "Jerry" Holkins is the writer of the webcomic Penny Arcade. Holkins goes by the pseudonym "Tycho Brahe." This is also the name of one of the two main characters of Penny Arcade, who is a cartoonized self-insertion of Holkins. However, as the character of Tycho was not originally meant to represent Holkins, the two have few physical similarities; for example Holkins is bald, unlike Tycho. They are primarily similar in their various interests and attitudes.
Holkins writes news posts or rants which accompany each comic. These newsposts/rants generally take the form of computer and video game commentary. Jerry is also featured in the Dungeons and Dragons 4E podcast, playing the CEO of Acquisitions Incorporated, Omin Dran, a Cleric of the Goddess Avandra.
His style contrasts with that of Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik, with Holkins assuming the role of the lead and Krahulik the sidekick. However, it has been mutually agreed between the two that Penny Arcade wouldn't be the same with just one of them. The two have been said to give an indication of the diversity of styles among gamers, with Krahulik representing action-oriented gamers and Holkins representing the more cerebral players.
Holkins' other exploits include being a lead singer/guitarist in a band called The Fine Print, whose works are freely available over the internet and who have opened for Anal Cunt in the past.
Along with Krahulik, Holkins was included on the 2010 Time 100 for their work on Penny Arcade.
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