I created the Penny Arcade comic strip with my friend Jerry Holkins back in 1998. I’ve been making comics about video games and geek culture for almost 15 years now. In 2003 we created Child’s Play, a charity designed to get toys and games to kids in Children’s Hospitals all over the world. In 2004 we created the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) a convention for games and gamers of all kinds. Currently we’re getting ready to launch Strip Search our reality show to find the next great Webcartoonist. Ask me anything about webcomics, video games, Penny Arcade, PAX, Child’s Play, PATV, or drawing comics.

Here is my verification on Penny Arcade http://www.penny-arcade.com/

Heads up I am gonna stop answering questions at 4:30 PST All Done, thanks so much everyone this was awesome!

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facelesscog2288 karma

Hey Mike! I'm the guy in the wheelchair with the two prosthetic legs that stood up at PAX East to give you a hug (and gave one leg to Jerry to hold up in front of the crowd, Lion King-style). Within the next year, I'll be heading out to California to have a set of custom covers made for my prosthetics. Rather than making them look like "legs," I've decided (like a lot of Geek amputees) to go with something a little geekier. My coverings will, ideally, make my legs resemble Iron Man armor.

The problem is, I need a leg model. Normally, in cases of single amputees, the company that makes these just scan your good leg to get a general size/shape guideline for the fairing (the covering). Of course, since I'm a double, that's not an option. Basically, I need someone roughly my height to stand in and have their legs scanned to build up a rough shape outline for my fairings.

My question is...how big of a donation to Child's Play would I have to raise to get you (or Jerry, or Khoo) to make a trip down to California when the time comes and be my "leg model?" ...oh, and apologies if this is...weird. I have trouble judging that, any more.

cwGabriel2687 karma

You do not need to donate anything! Just email Robert and we will work it out. My legs are ready to be scanned!

GlassHalfAwesome917 karma

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cwGabriel1153 karma

Yeah I do. That was a mistake but it was the sort of mistake we learn from.

blinkless759 karma

Gabe, what do you say to those critics who claim that Penny Arcade is just a pale imitation of the Bewitched TV series?

cwGabriel1791 karma

I say bullshit. It is an incredible imitation of the Bewitched TV series!

Notclevr720 karma

What is the plan for Penny Arcade if something happens to you? To Jerry? Do you envision it continuing when you've retired or passed on?

cwGabriel2273 karma

If I die the strip becomes a memorial for me. If Jerry dies we get a team of writers to fill in.

FishyFred670 karma

What was the racist joke that Erika told you guys during her interview?

cwGabriel941 karma

I can never repeat that joke. Everyone who heard it is bound by a blood oath to keep it secret.

PirateRobotNinjaofDe529 karma

I really loved Automata. Any chance we'll see more stories in that universe in the near future?

cwGabriel654 karma

Yes this year you will see a new Automata comic from Tycho and I. It was one of the stretch goals from our KS.

XavierMendel490 karma

Hi Mike, welcome to reddit!

I've been a fan of Penny Arcade since early 2000, and have loved watching it grow. I still reread old comics from time to time, and the transition in art is astounding. More than that, I've had the chance to see you grow as a person. From a gamer with a tendency to draw to an awesome father.

I don't have any single question for you to answer, because after reading the news posts/tweets/articles for so long, there's really not a lot left to know. It feels weird to realize that I know so much about a webcomic, but I'll accept that.

I don't normally comment on IAmAs, for fear of being lost in the crowd, yet today I feel the need to thank you. Thanks for keeping me entertained for so many years. Thanks for sticking up for gamers when we need you. Thanks for getting Paul fired. Thanks for PAX, and thanks for Child's Play.

Have a nice day, my good sir.

cwGabriel350 karma

That's incredibly nice, thank you very much.

deletes_all_posts481 karma

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cwGabriel1100 karma

my favorite strip is the Megaman Effect. The one where G&T play games and turn into little kids. I think it's just a perfect comic.

I think The Fruit Fucker is my fav side character.

kalku440 karma

Have you ever spotted Tychpos before you published the comic, and left them in so Jerry has to pay for it (to charity, right?).

See you at PAX East :D.

cwGabriel612 karma

yes I have.

Grug16432 karma

What was the biggest fight you've ever had with Jerry? What was it about? How was it resolved?

cwGabriel725 karma

We actually had a fight last year that was filmed but we didn't end up using the footage. I was being a jerk to Jerry in what I thought was a funny way but it really was just me being a jerk. He got pissed at me and stormed out. It happens. It was resolved when he came back in a few minutes later and we finished writing the comic. This sort of thing happens in creative relationships. It's not common for us but it does happen.

SukottoMaki403 karma

As far as I can tell, Robert is the third pillar that made Penny Arcade possible. You and Jerry have great talent in presenting comics, and posts people want to read, and Robert makes it possible for you to focus on those things.

If you and Jerry were starting over again (young, single, unknown) how would you find a "Robert"?

(I know he originally found you, asking because I know there are lots of creative types out there who desperately need someone like him to cross over from "barely getting by" to "viable business")

[edited for clarity]

cwGabriel578 karma

people ask us this all the time. "how can I get a Robert?" and I honestly don't know. We are very lucky that Robert found us. I don't like to think about where we would be if he hadn't.

oysterfuzz372 karma

How do you pronounce your last name? I've wanted to know for the better part of the decade.

cwGabriel537 karma

KRUH-WHO-LICK

bihb367 karma

My friends and I pooled our money together at the Child's Play Charity Dinner Auction to win the Thornwatch play-test. I know you're a busy dude but do you think we might do that in the near future? :)

cwGabriel609 karma

Has no one contacted you!? Shit man I'm sorry. Send me an email and we'll play ASAP.

mrkreeg360 karma

If you could only play one videogame and one tabletop game for the rest of your life, which do you pick, and why?

cwGabriel715 karma

Videogame- Minecraft- because I can dig and build forever. Tabletop- D&D - That would always be new

ajaxon356 karma

Has becoming a father changed how you approach your job and being a public figure?

cwGabriel717 karma

yes! it used to be that I worked pretty strange hours. Now that I am a dad I try and work a 9-5 schedule. When I go home at night work is over and I am a Dad. I feel like it's really important to make that distinction.

GorillaSex346 karma

How are you feeling about the whole jj abrams star wars stuff?

cwGabriel808 karma

I am optimistic. I actually really liked the Star Trek re-boot.

open_sketchbook315 karma

You and Jerry seem to have very different politics. Does that ever become an issue in terms of deciding what jokes to do? Like, does he ever try to pull you back from certain topics or something?

(PS: Going to my second PAX East this year! Thanks so much for all the fun times!)

cwGabriel434 karma

I'm not sure we really have different politics. We agree on most political stuff actually. We disagree a bit on religion but that has never really effected the comic strip. When it comes to politics in the comic we usually try and avoid it. We are both pretty liberal guys I think and I figure most people can guess that by reading PA. I've never felt like putting overt political stuff in the comic was a good idea though.

Sharun306 karma

Where did Cardboard Tube Samurai go?

cwGabriel431 karma

we know it has been a while since we did a CTS strip and we will try and fix that this year.

NakedLoki294 karma

How awesome is Ni no Kuni?

cwGabriel532 karma

It is the best. I think it takes the spot of my favorite game of all time away from Kingdom Hearts 2.

CivEngineer286 karma

Very long-time fan, thanks for everything.

After the dickwolves fiasco do you get gun-shy about similar things? I was honestly expecting some blow-back from the "girls gone fae-wild" shirt

cwGabriel463 karma

to be honest yes we did. I'd say for quite a while we were really paranoid about making the strip. We kept writing jokes and then saying "will someone find this offensive?" or "Could you interpret this some other way?" it really sucked. I think we got over it though. We are going to offend people. We are going to piss them off. We can't second guess ourselves all the time it's just not conducive to making comics.

The_TinMan280 karma

Watching PA: The Series it often seems like things at the office are always fun, and if they are stressful at least it's still a friendly, supportive environment. Are there times when work feels like "work" (i.e. tedious, stressful, unfulfilling)?

cwGabriel589 karma

There are days when it feels like "work" sure. On those days I remind myself that my job is to play video games and draw comics. Even on the worst day it's the best job I could ever have.

Willeth265 karma

In the drugs episode of PATV, you seemed very confident that you wouldn't use drugs recreationally, so I was surprised to see that you had done recently. Do you know what it was that changed your mind and was the experience as you'd expected it?

cwGabriel659 karma

This is a fair question. My brother overdosed when I was still in high school. Watching him and his struggles had a big effect on me. I was scared to death of all drugs not just the illegal ones. I tried not to take aspirin or even vitamins. I didn't drink or use anything I thought might be addictive.

When pot became legal in Washington I decided it was time to try it. Jerry got me some for Christmas and under the supervision of some of my closest friends I gave it a try. The decision to do so was hard for me but I guess I wanted to prove to myself that I wasn't scared of it. It was a big moment for me and honestly after trying it I feel pretty silly for fearing it as long as I did.

billtg258 karma

Where do you see Penny Arcade going in the next few decades? Do you see it some day continuing as its own entity, separate from you and Jerry, or do you see a definitive end point?

cwGabriel417 karma

Jerry and I still love making PA. At some point many many years from now though I can see us wanting to do something else. It is my dream to someday pass the comic on to another artist/writer duo.

tommytumult252 karma

Dear Mike,

Thank you for doing this AMA. I've been reading Penny Arcade for years and consistently get laughs out of it. I don't play video games much anymore since I lost the use of my left hand after a stroke, but I can still relate to your humor. I've got a few questions I'd like to ask:

  1. What's it like waking up every day and doing something you love?
  2. What do you tell your son that you do for a living?
  3. Does Jerry really have a thing for giraffes?

cwGabriel350 karma

  1. It's the best feeling in the world. I have had some shitty jobs in my life and I'm super thankful for PA. 2.My son knows that I am a cartoonist but he is not allowed to read Penny Arcade. 3.I hope not

TastyWhale238 karma

What comic do you regret ever making?

cwGabriel342 karma

I can’t think of a single comic I regret making. There are some that Don’t think are as funny as others but I would not put a comic online if I didn’t like it.

Shambly230 karma

What metrics do you use when a company approaches you to do a comic about their Computer game?

cwGabriel404 karma

  1. Do I like the game 2.Do I have the time to draw it 3.Will they let us put our own spin on it.

funkdamental227 karma

Aside from your own, whose comic/drawing/artistic style are you most impressed with/envious of?

cwGabriel510 karma

I am a huge fan of Kate Beaton's work. I think she is super funny and I wish I could draw girls as well as she does. I like PvP and I think Scott is an incredible cartoonist. I also like Kazu and what he has done with Bolt City.

Kerrminater222 karma

At PAX East last year, at my friend's request, Jerry promised there would be a final Downloadable Content podcast.

The promised time came and went, but no podcast was aired. Then, its full revival was a flexgoal on the Kickstarter, taunting me with its lofty price which was never reached.

Will the podcast ever be revived, even if for a eulogic edition?

cwGabriel274 karma

One thing we learned from the Kickstarter was to break out some of those stretch goals into their own Kickstarters. That’s something we will probably do with the DLC podcast.

OneDozenParsecs210 karma

Parenting question. I've read some recent posts and tweets from you about your oldest son and his gaming habits. As a Dad, do you put any restrictions on screen time?

My two boys are just a little younger than yours and even though I can spend hours playing games on the PC, I do try to limit how much TV/gaming the kids can do.

cwGabriel522 karma

We have no hard rules about screen time. For me it is about content not time. If he is playing Minecraft and building working circuits with redstone, well shit he can do that all day. If he is watching My Little Pony then I might cut him off after an hour.

one-eye-smiley189 karma

how do you feel about possibly making more videogames based around your characters?

this is coming from someone who has all 3 rain-slick games, and wants more.

cwGabriel365 karma

I am not a fan of making video games. I worked on episode 1 and 2 and I hated the experience. From my point of view I worked super hard producing concept art for years that in the end no one ever got to see. Sure other artists took my work and converted it into a game but I don't actually like that. If I draw a comic it goes up the next day and you can all see it. If you like it great. If you don't like it well maybe you will like the one tomorrow.

Jerry on the other hand loves writing games and that is why he has been doing episodes 3 and 4.

Always_Upvotes_Cats186 karma

I've wanted a job like yours for years, and I've been making lots of stuff for years. I've learned a lot, but you know more. Are there "pearls of wisdom" that you can share?

I asked this as a reply to one of your answers, but I'm paranoid about you not seeing it. Sorry about repeating myself.

cwGabriel405 karma

Be too stupid to quit. It worked for me. There are so many times I should have given up and just accepted the fact that I was never going to do anything but sell computers for a living.

Kataclysm177 karma

I just want to say thank you for your humor and dedication over the years. Twisp and Catsby for the win.

My question is with the art style you've developed over the years, one could say the current Gabe and Tycho are not the same Gabe and Tycho that existed when the series was first started. Have you considered drawing a comic where the two sets meet and interact with each other?

cwGabriel273 karma

I have drawn a few strips recently that had the old style of characters. It was REALLY hard to draw. I kept trying to "fix" the old designs as I drew them.

Silvercipher176 karma

Mike, thanks for doing this AMA! How have you enjoyed doing PA TV? Do you find that you try and ham things up for the camera to be more funny or more absurd than usual, or are you guys that animated all the time? How much would you say your comfort with being in front of the camera crew has changed since the pilot?

Also, when can we expect the next season?

cwGabriel265 karma

I can tell you that Jerry and I don't act any differently for the cameras. In fact we forget they are there during the 4th panel episodes.

Fochmarc173 karma

What has been the biggest change as an artist for you, from 1998 to present?

cwGabriel236 karma

I’d say I’m better now than I was and that just comes with practice. I have learned more about the art of cartooning and I’ve tried to push myself in a lot of new directions over the years.

benama170 karma

What was the most frustrating experience with a fan you have had? What is the most positive memorable experience?

cwGabriel402 karma

I've had some really amazing interactions with fans over the years. There is no shortage of me crying on stage at PAX while a fan relates their story to us. I hugged a guy who was standing on artificial legs for the first time. I am always always amazed and humbled by the effect PA has on some people.

lm2807163 karma

Will we ever get Ping Pong tables at PAX?

cwGabriel736 karma

no. We do not want people sweating at PAX.

cwGabriel259 karma

no. We do not want people sweating at PAX.

sweetgreggo160 karma

sup?

cwGabriel289 karma

chillin'

drkmx159 karma

Your kid likes to draw? do you see yourself teaching him in the future? (technique maybe?)

cwGabriel345 karma

He does like to draw but I don't want to push it on him. I have gone to his school multiple times and taught classes on drawing cartoons to his class and others.

GtShaddz159 karma

Hey Mike!

Back at PAX Prime 2009 you, Jerry and I had a chance encounter in which you enjoyed my cologne. Just wanted to let you know it is because of that day that I still wear that specific type of cologne.

You guys rock. Never not be Penny Arcade.

EDIT: The cologne in question is Unforgivable by Sean John

Amazon Link

cwGabriel276 karma

I wear it now too!

cwGabriel389 karma

you smelled really fucking good man.

henchling158 karma

Hi Mike! Love watching your drawing style evolve over the years. To that end, I'm curious to know what art media (pencils, Sharpies, tablet, etc.) do you most enjoy using when you sketch?

cwGabriel254 karma

Right now I work almost 100% digital. From sketch to final it's all done in PS. I like to paint with acrylics when I have the time and for the Zelda project I learned some water color techniques.

soshun157 karma

do a lot of people recognize you on the street?

cwGabriel285 karma

It happens but not often. When people do recognize me they are always very cool.

Bognos151 karma

PA has always done a good job of remaining objective and honest, freely expressing your opinions. Has this been difficult to maintain? Would you say it has gotten better/worse as PA has become more influential?

cwGabriel585 karma

As the company has grown there have been more challenges yes. Crapping all over a game or a publisher or pissing off someone in the industry used to be easy when it was just Jerry and I. Now I have to think. "will this damage any of the business relationships Robert has? Will this hurt Jamie and Kristin in their efforts to raise money for Child's Play? Will this make the job of any of the 13 people who work here harder? Then I do it anyway but it's very hard for a couple seconds.

Radjago149 karma

Do you ever struggle with your success or feel like it pigeonholes you as an artist?

cwGabriel258 karma

No. PA has allowed me to work on so many different projects. I've drawn everything from Zelda to Splinter Cell and I love it.

defcon_clown146 karma

Will there ever be a PATV episode about the whole Ocean Marketing situation?

cwGabriel316 karma

No that was a year ago. I guess we could do one of those black and white reenactments.

MrEvilPants143 karma

When are you coming back to St. Louis? It was a real treat to meet you guys. My lovely and classy wife was the one who grabbed her boob to try to get you guys to laugh :)

Also, PAX Midwest. Please...

cwGabriel224 karma

you hang on to that lady she is a winner.

femboost140 karma

Do you have any tips or advice for aspiring artists and cartoonists? Or, perhaps more interestingly worded, if you could give your past self some artistic advice, what would it be?

cwGabriel300 karma

the best advice I can give is draw every day. Get a sketchbook and draw something in it every single fucking day. I wish I had done that when I was younger.

eframson131 karma

Hi Mike/Gabe! In the strip "Perhaps Too Real", yourself and Jerry appeared in the comic for—I believe—the first time. Of course, the joke was to greatly exaggerate any and all flaws in your respective faces, but what I want to know is:

Was it hard to deliberately make yourselves seem unappealing (maybe even deliberately drawing attention to things you could have been insecure about)? Or was it fun, knowing that the more flawed you made yourselves appear, the funnier the comic would be?

cwGabriel213 karma

No that's pretty much how I think we look. We don't have a great self image.

Zerosangheili107 karma

Are there any plans to make an mobile Penny Arcade app? If so, when could we expect to see it? If not, why?

cwGabriel194 karma

An app no but a site yes. This year.

Aloran105 karma

A long while ago, you gave some tips about drawing with a Wacom. Do you have any more recent tips in regards to drawing on a digital canvas? I know, for example, drawing smooth, good-looking pressure-sensitive lines can be challenging for some, and if I recall correctly your method of doing so is to zoom in substantially and work from there.

cwGabriel171 karma

The most important thing for smooth lines is to zoom WAY in. Have a solid sketch and trust it. That's how I do it.

Everseer103 karma

Dear Mike

Why I am so bald?

cwGabriel242 karma

Jerry?

brianlikestacos101 karma

If for some terrible, magical reason you lost your ability to create drawn art, what would you want to do instead?

cwGabriel219 karma

play golf

bondfool88 karma

Is there a day of the week you typically find hardest to get work done? Why?

cwGabriel202 karma

it used to be Monday's. That was because Monday night used to be my D&D night so I would spend all day thinking about and working on my game for that evening. Don't tell Robert.

emre80185 karma

I have two questions

1.) Which Pokemon is you and your sons favorite?

2.) Which 6th Gen starter will you pick?

Thanks and have a great day :D

cwGabriel118 karma

Chimchar is my Favorite!

Yakra85 karma

What's the most appropriate thing to do at PAX when we see you, want to get a picture/signature from you, but don't want to get beaten with a cardboard tube?

cwGabriel194 karma

I am down for whatever at PAX. If you want some shit signed or you need a hug or whatever I'll make it fucking happen.

Chiparoo74 karma

Where you able to find a home for your cats? :(

cwGabriel103 karma

no not yet.

SukottoMaki73 karma

Would you break down your typical work week for us? Rough percentages would be cool.

4th panel and your watch-me-draw videos makes it look like you spend about 2~3 hours on a comic:

  • 30 min working on the script with Jerry
  • 30 min researching characters you plan to parody
  • 2 hours drawing

So that's about 9 hours out of 40 -> about 22% of your time.

How do you allocate the other 78%?

I know you do bonus comics and stuff for games. You prepare for PAX and whatnot.... but that hardly seems part of a "typical" week for you.

When nothing unusual happens, how do you spend your work days?

[edit: removed question about daily working hours since he answered 9-5 elsewhere]

[edit: math]

cwGabriel140 karma

On a comic day (that is a day I have to DRAW a comic, tuesday, Thursday and Friday.) I get into the office around 9:30. I look at game news and surf the web for ideas until 10:30. Then Jerry and I get together and write the strip. This is what you see in the 4th panel episodes. then I draw the strip. This takes anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on the comic. I might spend the rest of that day working on a news post, or drawing one of our side projects like PA presents.

on the other days (Monday and Wednesday) I work on merchandise, PA presents, or any other work for hire stuff that is on my schedule. These are also my days to play games here in the office. I might spend all day drawing a poster from a game company or playing Ni No Kuni. It all depends on my schedule.

janosaudron72 karma

Hi Gabe! I'm a huge fan since arround 2001, and there is one thing that I need to ask. Is L. H. Franzibald based on Tim Buckley? If so, what made you guys hate him so much?

cwGabriel130 karma

yes it is!

His body of work.

flagamuffin61 karma

What's your favorite webcomic?

cwGabriel254 karma

Penny Arcade

thesared61 karma

I know this might be a little on the 'serious' side, but...

Several times in the PA show yourself and Tycho have talked about dealing with depression and the different approaches you have both taken in managing it. Do you have any words of advice for others in similar situations?

cwGabriel120 karma

My advice is talk to a doctor. Get help. I know for a very long time I just assumed everyone felt the way I did. I didn't know there was another way to feel. How could I? Eventually I was convinced by a friend to talk to my doctor and I was diagnosed with chronic anxiety. They gave me Lexapro and IT CHANGED MY LIFE.

Chiparoo52 karma

the only thing I really want to know is: Can you tell us anything more about Strip Search? Do we know yet when it's going to start airing? :D

I am SO EXCITED about it!

<3

cwGabriel87 karma

Strip Search should start airing in late Feb. I can't tell you much about it because I don't want to spoil it. I can tell you that if you like reality TV and you like webcomics you will love this show.

KWiP112351 karma

Hey Mike! Huge fan (along with just abut everybody else here, I'm sure)! Just a couple quick ones:

1) What made you decide to do an AMA? (Not that I'm complaining)

2) Do you guys still play DnD, aside from at PAX? Acquisitions Inc. is directly responsible for getting me into DnD, which I quickly got my friends into, and it's an awesome thing we all still do together.

3) Speaking of PAX, anything special to be looking forward to at PAX Prime this year? It is my favorite weekend out of the entire year, so I want to thank you guys so much for making it real.

cwGabriel81 karma

  1. I really like talking to people and answering questions at PAX. The Q&A panels are probably my favorite part of the show. This seemed like a great way to get the same feeling without being at the show. 2.I have not played D&D in months. Recently I was working on my own card game Thornwatch and that took over our regular D&D nights. 3.I'm very excite for our new Pinny Arcade pin trading project to launch at PAX. I'd say that is what I am most looking forward to.

Shokara50 karma

Is the 4th issue of the Lookouts comic out? Where can I buy it if it's not on comixology?

cwGabriel63 karma

I have seen it. I know it is done. It should be out soon.

orbjuice41 karma

We met once at PAX 2007, you were walking back to your hotel on a Saturday night. I said thanks for the advice on anti-anxiety meds. I'm off them now, just wanted to let you know.

Since this is ask me anything, I'm going to give you a tough one: whatever happened to painting? Ain't heard about it in a while, man.

cwGabriel62 karma

Glad to hear you're doing well man! I'm actually still on Lexpro and too nervous to try dropping it:)

I want to paint more but finding the time is hard. I still have all the stuff set up in my house I just need to sit down and do it.

ElkFlipper40 karma

Hi Mike, big fan of the comic!

Of all the various projects you have going on in the coming year, which one do you look forward to the most?

cwGabriel57 karma

Strip search and Pinny Arcade are the two things I am most excited for in 2013.

wrightpj37 karma

Can you draw me a duck?

cwGabriel203 karma

no not since the accident.

danny84136 karma

Now that you've had time to think about it: dickwolves. Whats your opinion on them?

cwGabriel70 karma

still a funny strip. In fact when I made a list of my favorite comics from 2012 for the site a while back i put it in there.

AhhBisto34 karma

If you had unlimited funds, a possible license of your choice and the best developers in the world at your disposal, what video game would you love to make?

I've always wanted to make a Superman RPG myself, yet i am poor and have no clue how to develop a picture, let alone a video game.

cwGabriel112 karma

A Pokemon MMO!

breaking3po34 karma

Are you guys eating healthy and exercising? (I like my PA and want you guys to stick around.)

cwGabriel63 karma

recently yes. In the past few months I've managed to lose about 12 pounds thanks to changing my eating habits and trying to be more active.

drsmealgood31 karma

Do you ever personally give toys or games to the kids through Child's Play? If so, was there a particular reaction that will always stick with you?

cwGabriel69 karma

Early on we had imagined we would be able to go in and give the kids the toys. It turns out that you are not allowed in there! These kids are in bad shape and they don't let strangers just march in and mess with them.

Achillessc225 karma

  1. Does having a camera and microphone pointed at you all day ever feel strange or invasive?
  2. Has PA ever considered having any involvement in esports?
  3. When you golf, do you have a hook or a slice?

cwGabriel35 karma

  1. You get used to it. I really don't notice them anymore. 2.No it's just not something we are really into.
  2. I play a wicked slice off the drive but my irons are pretty dead on.

lazyfriction15 karma

If I recall correctly, you believe in a god, and Jerry does not. Does that ever cause friction between the two of you? Have you two ever discussed it, or do you generally just leave the subject alone?

cwGabriel26 karma

you're right and generally we just leave the subject alone. We both know how the other feels and it's just not something we talk about.

GoodAaron8 karma

Whatever happened to Lexxy who was on Season One of PATV? Will she ever be back?

cwGabriel14 karma

She is actually one of the contestants on Strip Search!

Marvelon7 karma

Hi Mike, I've been reading Penny-arcade since 2000. I really love your art work (I was so pleased when you started making paintings) and I think it's at it's best in non-PA projects, like Automata. I work in a customer service place, where I proudly wear my Automata No Heart, No Soul, No Service t-shirt. I'm considering getting a Carl tattoo. Can you draw him for me wearing a fancy Dick Tracy Style suit?

cwGabriel13 karma

I have never drawn anyone's tattoo and I probably never will. Even people close to me who have asked I say no. I love tattoos, I have a ton of them myself but I would never want my art on someone forever. I don't even draw my own stuff.

Ortus6 karma

Internet feminists do hate you. How have you been dealing with this?

cwGabriel19 karma

I'm staying strong don't worry about me.