Bridging the Rift #9: Funny Fan Comics

Subwave Network album artWe’re joined by Lydia aka Girl on the Moon, of Doctor Who, Torchwood and UNIT webcomic, The Search For The Truth to discuss Doctor Who Universe funny fan comics.

We also travel back in time two weeks to hear all your theories, fixes and rebuttals about the existence and contents of Doctor Who canon.

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Show Notes

Introductions

@ 1 minute – Lydia introduces herself:

deviantART: http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Moongirl42

Rebuttals

2 minutes 30 seconds – We look at feedback to episode 7, our canon episode:

Auld Morality: http://www.drwhoguide.com/unbound01.htm
Minuet in Hell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minuet_in_Hell
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Thousand_Leagues_Under_the_Sea

Main Discussion – Funny Fan Comics

37 minutes 20 seconds – We discuss our favourite funny fan comics:

The Search for the Truth: http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/gallery/#The-Search-for-the-Truth

The 10 Doctors: http://comics.shipsinker.com/2007/03/10/a-doctor-who-comic-the-10-doctors/

Polvoice:
http://polvoice.deviantart.com/gallery/#Fan-Arts
The Abridged Torchwood Finale: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/The-Abridged-Torchwood-Finale-106698688
Caves of Androzani: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/Caves-of-Androzani-64594854
The DoctorDonna: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/The-DoctorDonna-comic-96854507
Jack Harkness – PotW: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/Jack-Harkness-PotW-70763970

Sarcastic Fox:
http://sarcasticfox.deviantart.com/gallery/
Skin of a Killer: http://sarcasticfox.deviantart.com/art/Skin-of-a-Killer-110111607

Doctor Why aka The Worst of the Time Lords: http://community.livejournal.com/doctorwhy/ by lazenich and reaperfox

Torchwood Babiez: http://tw-babiez.livejournal.com/ by spastasmagoria and jigglykat

AnyWho: http://willmeister42.deviantart.com/gallery/#AnyWho-Comics by willmeister42

uWho: http://spune-who.deviantart.com/gallery/ by spune-who

1 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds – What makes a good funny fan comic?

Making a joke out of one line or moment:
AnyWho: Fashion: http://willmeister42.deviantart.com/art/AnyWho-Comic-1-fashion-55950782

Highlighting plot holes and flaws in plans:
Davros Reality Check: http://the-hellish-gnome.deviantart.com/art/Davros-Reality-Check-91983710
Lord President Morbius Poster: http://paulhanley.deviantart.com/art/Lord-President-Morbius-133968785
Who called me Dickhead?http://commander-june.deviantart.com/art/Who-called-me-dickhead-133757590
They’re not sausages: http://puttycad.deviantart.com/art/Dalek-Sec-Theyre-not-sausages-109206378

Surrealism:
Fez Master: http://mogira.deviantart.com/art/FEZ-MASTER-120422776
Nesting Daleks: http://risachantag.deviantart.com/art/Dr-Who-Nesting-Daleks-108693577

Is unrequited love inherently funny?:
Mad Martha: http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/art/Mad-Martha-83740237
uWho: Gridlock: http://spune-who.deviantart.com/art/uWho-Gridlock-97277985
Bad Wolf Byebye: http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Bad-Wolf-Byebye-90862498
Why I love Donna Noble: http://joeywaii.deviantart.com/art/Why-I-love-Donna-Noble-87543754

Repeating or perverting catch phrases:
Are you my Mummy?: http://circusmonsters.deviantart.com/art/Are-you-my-mummy-80160728
Vader Meets The Empty Child: http://ormsqueak.deviantart.com/art/Vader-meets-the-Empty-Child-19252113
The Sound of Drums: http://nuriwan.deviantart.com/art/The-Sound-of-Drums-85149912

1 hour 21 minutes 27 seconds – Advice to people wanting to start their own funny fan comic:

Hosting sites:
deviantART: http://www.deviantart.com/
LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/

Next Time

1 hour 29 minutes 15 seconds – Next time we’ll be discussing Doctor Who and Torchwood fandom on Second Life.

If you have any comments about our discussions this week, give your feedback in the comments, directed @BridgingTheRift on Twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.

Trocking Out

1 hour 30 minutes – Chameleon Circuit – Journey’s End:

In the Doctor Who Magazine reader’s poll, fans who came to Doctor Who with the new series voted Journey’s End the best Doctor Who story of all time, also placing the other series finales in their top 5 and relegating Caves of Androzani to number 10. So as we featured a funny plot synopsis comic of Caves of Androzani, we feel Journey’s End also deserves the treatment.

Luckily Chameleon Circuit have fit the bill perfectly with this track from their debut self-titled album, available from DFTBA records, from iTunes and Amazon MP3. Thanks to DFTBA records and the band for permission to use this track.

http://www.myspace.com/chameleoncircuitmusic

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5 Responses to Bridging the Rift #9: Funny Fan Comics

  1. Keir Hardie says:

    I don’t know what’s different this time, but with the previous BTRs the file showed up as an attachment to the RSS news item in my news reader, this time it didn’t. Oh, ‘RSS enclosure’, if that means anything to you, that’s what didn’t show up this time.

    • Nat says:

      We didn’t do anything different, but immediately after upload we went over quota for the hosting service and it took a little while to notice and pay for the upgrade – I don’t know if this affected things but it’s the only thing I can think of.

      Has it changed now?

  2. Great show.
    Also, check out Vivli’s beautifully simple web-comic, The Sketchian Adventures.
    It’s tenth Doctor adventures with a new companion and a heavy dose of humor.
    http://sketchians.blogspot.com/
    -could be an inspiration to those who would like to write a comic, but don’t have traditional art skills.
    It’s done completely in Microsoft Paint and does not feature any unnecessary arms or legs.
    It makes up for the missing elbows with brilliant writing though.
    -D

  3. willmeister says:

    I can’t thank you guys enough, this really made my day! Great show and discussion, and thanks again for all the kind words! Awesomesauce =D

  4. Reaperfox says:

    Thanks for the wonderful shout out to ‘Worst of the Time Lords’! It’s awesome that people still read and enjoy it so much. It was such a great thing to work on for a year (and I not-so-secretly miss it a lot!) 🙂

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