Strip Search (web series)

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Strip Search
Strip Search Web Series Logo.jpg
Genre Reality TV
Created by Penny Arcade
Directed by Graham Stark
Presented by Graham Stark
Starring see contestants below
Composer(s) Bradley Rains
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 31
Production
Executive producer(s) Jerry Holkins
Mike Krahulik
Robert Khoo
Producer(s) Graham Stark
Kathleen De Vere
Paul Saunders
James Turner
Editor(s) Graham Stark
Kathleen De Vere (asst.)
Location(s) Seattle, Washington
Cinematography Jason Chinnock
Production company(s) Bionic Trousers Media
Broadcast
Original run March 1, 2013 – June 18, 2013
External links
Website

Strip Search is an online reality television show created by Penny Arcade and produced by Bionic Trousers Media, the production arm of LoadingReadyRun. The show was officially spawned after being discussed in a "flurry of tweets"[1] when Penny Arcade's Kickstarter project was funded. Among several artists and dozens of shows, the series' winner receives a considerable cash prize and integration into the Penny Arcade offices in Seattle for one year.

Format[edit]

Strip Search is based on a progressive elimination to narrow down the initial group of twelve artists to a final winner. While living in a large pineapple-themed house, the artists are given challenges each episode ranging from creative to legal to physical, with the winner(s) of each receiving a prize. The winner of the last challenge each day must choose two of the other artists to go head-to-head and compete to stay in the game. Elimination candidates meet the Penny Arcade creators, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, and before them they draw two random ideas then create an original comic strip based on their fusion. The winner goes back to the house to continue competing while the loser is eliminated.

Contestants[edit]

Contestant Occupation / background
Abby Howard
20, Montreal, Quebec
Junior Scientist Power Hour webcomic artist
Alex Hobbs
22, Tempe, Arizona
Wanderlust Kid webcomic artist
Amy T. Falcone
24, Noank, Connecticut
citation needed webcomic artist
Erika Moen
29, Portland, Oregon
Freelance cartoonist
Katie Rice
31, Burbank, California
Skadi webcomic artist
Lexxy Douglass
27, Carmel, Indiana
Freelance illustrator
Mackenzie Schubert
26, Portland, Oregon
Webcomic artist
Maki Naro
31, Brooklyn, New York
Sci-ənce webcomic artist
Monica Ray
22, Northbrook, Illinois
Phuzzy Comics webcomic artist
Nick Trujillo
30, Walnut Creek, California
Mynt Condition Comics webcomic artist
Tavis Maiden
31, Mesa, Arizona
Artist, Thunder Skull Press
Ty Halley
25, Portsmouth, Ohio
The Secret Life of a Journal Comic webcomic artist

Contestant progress[edit]

# Contestant Episode
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30–31
1 Katie NOM BTM2 NOM TOP WIN WIN 5TH WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN
2 Abby LOSS 2ND TOP3 NOM 3RD 5/6 WIN NOM WIN OUT
2 Maki WIN WIN 2ND NOM 6TH 4TH 3/4 NOM OUT
4 Lexxy WIN OUT IN 1ST 6TH 2ND NOM OUT
5 Tavis LOSS NOM 3RD WIN 2ND 3/4 OUT
6 Monica BTM2 WIN 4TH 5TH 5/6 OUT
7 Erika WIN WIN DQ TOP3 OUT
8 Amy WIN WIN TOP OUT
9 Nick WIN WIN OUT
9 Mac WIN OUT
11 Ty OUT
12 Alex OUT
     The artist won the grand prize.
     The artist won a competitive challenge and nominated two others for elimination.
     The artist won a social challenge.
     The artist was explicitly mentioned as finishing well in the challenge.
     The artist was explicitly mentioned as finishing poorly or losing the challenge.
     The artist won an elimination challenge.
     The artist lost an elimination challenge and was eliminated.
     The artist returned after having been eliminated.

Reception[edit]

  • I Heard In calls it "surprisingly engaging". [2]
  • Julius Ferraro of Philly.com says it "stands out" from other reality television shows by not having "inter-personal tension, back-biting, and fame-seeking posturing." [3]

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