Ron “AAlgar” Watt is a Seattle native, and the current co-host of the Sarcastic Voyage, Post Atomic Horror and More Bits podcasts. He is also currently reviewing episodes of the 80s GI Joe cartoon series.
He frequently collaborates with Matt Rowbotham. In 2012, the pair created a short YouTube video poking fun at legendary comics creators Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. Thanks in part to coverage by Comics Alliance, Topless Robot, Newsarama and other prominent “nerd news” sites, the video went viral, racking up over 10,000 hits in under a week.
On his own, AAlgar has produced a series of comedic reviews of the 80s Transformers cartoon (just over 100 in total, including the 1986 movie and the Japanese Headmasters series), which have received a modest following on YouTube. He has since moved on to reviews of GI Joe. AAl currently hosts the interview podcast More Bits as well. He has also collaborated with Mark Darin of Telltale Games (then the head of Pinhead Games) on three acclaimed point-and-click adventure games. Brain Hotel, which he both wrote and directed, received over 500,000 downloads worldwide and received acclaim from, among others, PC Gamer UK magazine.
AAl lives in Seattle with his wife, Amanda Smith. He has gone by the name “AAlgar“ since 1991. This comic explains why the name is so important to him.