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September 22, 2009 1:57 AM   Subscribe

The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator is the latest inspired creation of Wondermark's David Malki! (exclamation mark his), a slight departure from his usual victorian clip-art comedy (previously) to a wordier bit of satire/inspiration/wackiness/wit/archetyping/talking fish.

Speaking of webcomics and formulas, the "young woman inexplicably transported to a totally weird alternate universe" scenario is being used differently - but successfully masterfully - by THREE different artists: Ramon Perez's Kukuburi, Eldon Cowgur's Astray3 and Michael Lee Lunsford's Supernormal Step (links to the beginnings of the stories... because you gotta). I'm rather surprised the Pirannhamoose has not yet appeared in any of these, especially since Astray3 has featured every other creature you can imagine (or have nightmares about) in its first year.

Meanwhile, Malki! is also co-hosting a weekly talkback-enabled interactive audio podblast with fellow webcomicker Kris Straub, that starts with absurdity and goes out from there...
posted by wendell (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator

this is old news. these things are selling for < $20 USD on eBay now.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:38 AM on September 22, 2009

No, no NO NO NO i have THINGS to do today. THINGS.
thank you
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:16 AM on September 22, 2009

Neat! I don't think I've ever been a "previously" before. Malki! is awesome. I have his "Hierarchy of Beards" poster on my bathroom wall.
posted by brundlefly at 8:02 AM on September 22, 2009

Is Kukuburi actually updating again? I loved the art, but the inconsistent update schedule was supremely frustrating.

Also, I have the pirannhamoose as my desktop background at the moment, though it's getting to be time for a change.
posted by Caduceus at 9:27 AM on September 22, 2009

these are pretty great - impressive how much effort goes into something that will be seen by... how many people?
posted by From Bklyn at 2:33 PM on September 22, 2009

Your title is: “The Steamdroids”

In a post-apocalyptic Aztec empire, a young milquetoast office drone stumbles across a dream-inducing drug which spurs him into conflict with computer viruses made real, with the help of a cherubic girl with pigtails and spunk and her wacky pet, culminating in convoluted nonsense that squanders the readers’ goodwill.

posted by The Whelk at 3:39 PM on September 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

Regarding webcomics, John Allison has recently finished with Scary-Go-Round, and his new strip, Bad Machinery, is just beginning. So if you're the sort that can't get into a webcomic unless you got in on the ground floor, this is your chance. SGR was one of the best webcomics to be had, IMO.
posted by rifflesby at 4:08 PM on September 22, 2009

There is now an automated version of The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator, using Malki!'s original verbiage and a Wondermark-ish visual style.

The bad news: Astray3 is down. Hope it didn't get MeFi-ed to death. The author had already announced cutting back the update schedule while he does stuff for real money, I hope I didn't make his life more difficult. It's hard enough being a young woman in an alien dimension.
posted by wendell at 9:07 PM on September 22, 2009

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