The NY Times has a feature on Tycho & Gabe today. I love their attempts to describe Penny Arcade in family-friendly language:
The site displays a fresh three- or four-panel comic strip three times a week. The strips usually feature the authors’ alter egos, Gabriel and Tycho, who exist in a slightly surreal world where obsolete electronic components are drunk, vulgarity and cartoon violence run rampant, vegan damned souls roam and debates about whether the newest video game is awesome or overblown become a matter of life or death. In other words, it’s the world of a typical video game fan.
And there is actually quite a good discussion of how Penny Arcade’s silent partner, business manager Robert Khoo, has made the enterprise profitable enough to support them all.