Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die! Today’s contestant is adult swim frequent show creator, David Willis. His shows are funny, let’s see what he tweets!
Appropriate 4/20 post since stoners make up the majority of his audience.
April 25th: “About to show new Squids, ATHF and YPF at
#C2E2. Stay tuned for a periscope, as soon as I figure out how to work it.”
I hope the ATHF final season is merely another joke and it returns. Can’t get enough of that show.
April 26th: “Any recs for a great (appropriate) graphic novel for a 10-year old who loves to read?
Bone by Jeff Smith.
May 6th: “Why I like twitter: Follow legendary former Vikings head-coach and 4-time NFC Champion
@HPBudGrant for daily updates on his garage sale.”
Did he ever sell that old television? What am I saying? I have Twitter!
May 7th: “The last Aqua Teen record. https://vine.co/v/eZ9DXbJWFW5 ”
Say it ain’t so! Or at least that Carl gets a spinoff!
June 2nd: “Press tour for ATHF and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell tomorrow in Atlanta. If you want to go, hit up Jez De Wolff on Facebook. 1 winner!”
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, also a great show.
June 2nd: “A tour of locations and fun stuff from the shows.
@heyCasperKelly and I will be there. Hit up Jez De Wolff if you are in ATL & unemployed!”
Again, the majority of the fan base.
June 16th: “AMA on Reddit in 15. Final season of Aqua Teen.”
Dammit. Missed it.
June 17th: “Nice piece on the final season of ATHF.
@grmartin http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/06/aqua-teen-hunger-force-forever.html …”
Nice. I am going to so miss the show. I spotted Gary from Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell in the first ATHF. Was that his character when he was alive?
June 21st: “1st ep of the final ATHF season tonight!Starting
@HenryLovesYou @JustinRoiland! I read this on the john! http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/aqua-teen-hunger-force/247045/aqua-teen-hunger-force-the-secret-of-its-longevity … @Gavin4L”
Thought I recognized that voice!
Okay, let’s rate Dave’s tweets. Some behind-the-scenes stuff. I give him a 7 for Insanity, an 8 for Mustness and a 9 for Style. That’s an overall score of 8. Follow Dave.
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Webcomic: Dumbing of Age
Creator: David Willis
Format: 3 to 5 color panel strips
Genre: Slice of life, comedy, soap opera
Themes: College life, dating, superheroes, geek stuff
Characters: Joyce, Sarah, Dorothy, Billie, Walky
Archive: Begins September 10, 2010
This comic is just one of many from the prolific David Willis (also see Roomies! Shortpacked! It’s Walky!). Willis always brings a consistent art style and character development. Dumbing of Age follows Joyce and her friends, as they deal with dorm life and college. Some are making the adjustment from high school to college poorly, while others are growing as people and learning important life lessons. Joyce is a religious girl, while her friend Dorothy is an atheist.
Willis’ comedy sometimes gets a little too “cutesy” for my personal tastes. (Maybe because I’ve been so over college life for so long or maybe because I’m an East Coast guy and this comic is pretty Mid-Western.) But the pacing is solid, the story moves and Dave is definitely a creator with a plan for his characters. Perhaps I’m too old for this comic to speak to me, but that being said, I think it’s quality stuff that I can still appreciate. I definitely have to respect that he cranks it out on a daily basis! (Nice!)
He’s got a nice wordpress site, although the cast list feels like it could use an update. If you like narrative webcomics with an extensive cast, set in the present day, I think this comic will appeal to you. Additionally, since the cast is mostly women, it’s a nice change of pace, especially for readers looking for something with a more female-centric thread. It’s certainly worth a click, as the library goes back five years.
If your birthday is this week: Your dad will finally show up at your birthday party, but insist on leaving early to return a Blockbuster video.
Aries: Your dad will send you a dad-o-gram, featuring a recording of Morgan Freeman telling you how proud he is of you.
Taurus: Your father chastises you for your Father’s Day gift purchase because all he does is criticize, plus you bought him the wrong kind of crack.
Gemini: You pop asks you to exchange his Father’s Day gift for a size larger, which means you’ll have to rob a fatter guy’s house.
Lemini: The stars say, your dad is really going to like the stripper you got him, just not that you left her tied up in his trunk.
Cancer: Your kids surprise you with your favorite breakfast in bed: whiskey, bacon and Kate Upton in a bikini.
Leo: You and your dad watch Dadholes and laugh, because you both hate your kids.
Virgo: You pa thanks you for the gum and suggests that maybe next year, you try buying his gift at a store instead of a gas station.
Libra: Your father gives you the greatest gift of all and actually makes a grunt that can be interpreted as approval.
Scorpio: Your kids surprise you because you haven’t talked to their mother since that night two years ago.
Sagittarius: Your pop will acknowledge your e-card, but he’ll tell you he’s too busy it to read it.
Capricorn: Your dad is impressed with your Father’s Day gift, mostly because you were able to find him under his assumed name to hand it to him.
Aquarius: Your father won’t acknowledge your gift, since he’s just a test tube, but you do have a great talk about the future.
Pisces: Your dog scratches “Happy F-Day” on your floor.