Comics Alternative Interviews: Conor Stechschulte

Time Codes:

  • 00:01:15 – Introduction
  • 00:03:15 – Setup of interview
  • 00:05:06 – Interview with Conor Stechschulte
  • 01:15:57 – Wrap up
  • 01:17:44 – Contact us

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A Good Kind of Disturbing

On this episode of The Comics Alternative‘s interview series, the Two Guys have the pleasure of talking with Conor Stechschulte. The third volume of his ongoing series, Generous Bosom (Breakdown Press), was released in the spring, and Sterg and Derek have an enlightening conversation with Conor about this narrative. While in the first two parts the story was flowing in one discernible direction, more or less, it takes a strange and disturbing turn in the third part. The guys talk with their guest about this narrative trajectory and what it may portend. And as they intuit from the latest installment of Generous Bosom, there are more surprises in store. They also talk with Conor about his other comics, The Amateurs (which was reviewed on the podcast in June 2014), his self-published work, his relationship with his UK publisher, and his inclusion in last year’s volume of Best American Comics. This interview has been a long time in coming, and the guys make the most of it.

Be sure to check out Conor’s band, Lilac, and the sounds they make!

For the Love of Indie #83

The wind blows, the house creaks, your favorite podcast appears once again. Three words for you… wrestling, anxiety, and clones. Listen in to discover:

(Be)Loved
Glorious Wrestling Alliance
Upgrade Soul
Sweaty Palms
Our Wretched Town Hall
Parallel Lives
Wizard Beach
Self-Made

Notes: www.fortheloveofindie.com
Email: ftlindie@gmail.com
Twitter/Insta: @ftlindie

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Comics Alternative, Episode 300: The December Previews Catalog

Celebrate 300!

It’s the first of a new month, and that must mean that the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics will be looking at the latest Previews catalog. This is a rather long episode — going for almost three hours — so you get your money’s worth! But what makes this show extra special is that it’s the 300th episode of The Comics Alternative‘s weekly review show. As Derek points out, there are over twice as many episodes of the podcast that have been released since August 2012, accounting for the many interviews, specials, and the various monthly shows, but with the regularly weekly review shows, they’ve now reached a notable milestone. For December, Sterg and Derek discuss a variety of  publishers and titles solicited in Previews such as:

Super Hero Speak – #285: We Interrupt Your Podcast…

This week while the guys give you the latest cookie cutter Marvel and DC news. Including stories like Netflix cancels Daredevil, Warner Brothers is making a Blue Beetle movie and Nick Nolte joins the cast of the Mandalorian. But while recording the guys are interrupted  by the newest Captain Marvel trailer, so they give you their live reaction. All this plus an interview with Damian O’Hare (Justice League Action, Constantine: City of Demons). So sit back and enjoy!

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Deconstructing Comics #614: Rick Parker: An Energetic Interview

Rick Parker

While the majority of Rick Parker‘s comics jobs have been lettering, he’s also known as an artist and writer, including on Marvel’s Beavis and Butt-Head comics in the 1990s and Papercutz’ Tales from the Crypt. In this episode, Koom asks Rick about the experience of working at Marvel in the ’70s (including that time he was in a physical altercation in the office!), working as a New York taxi driver pre-Marvel, what was involved in old-school hand lettering of comics, and more.

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Comic News Insider Episode 907 – Reviews R Us!

Comic News Insider: Episode 907 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: 

Comics: Betty & Veronica #1, Books of Magic #1/2, Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1/2, Firefly #1, Green Lantern Vol 6 #1, Hack/Slash vs Chaos #1, Livewire #1, Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #1/2/3, The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #1

TV: Arrow, Black Lightning, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Riverdale, The Gifted, Nightflyers, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Star Wars: Resistance

Film: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Venom 

Since there has been so much coverage from Thought Bubble and NYCC, there hasn’t been a lot of reviewing going on lately! We’re here to remedy that for you! Some of Jimmy’s favorite CNI dogs send in audio reviews from recent comics, TV and film. Thanks to Producer Joe, Marta, Heidi, Erica, Emmy, Emily, Jon, Barry and Dave! No news or interviews this time. Just pure reviewing magic! Besides, Jimmy has to continue planning for his birthday this weekend. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts on the reviews! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider

Thanks for listening!

Mayo Report: 2018-10 Comics

John and Sam discuss the sales estimates for the top selling comic books for October 2018.

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Comic Book Savant Episode 405: Spinner Rack Bros: SRB Breaks The Comic Book Industry

In this episode of Spinner Rack Bros. we just have a casual conversation about Warner Bros, DC Films, DC Universe Streaming Service, and the Comic Book Industry in general a great talk between two friends no holds barred. Enjoy!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 204: DC Comics, Batman, Superman, Snapperoo and Gorilla Beatbox

It’s a long one!  If you still need more, check out our Patreon (www.patreon.com/weirdscience) and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows! This Week’s Patreon Spotlight: Heroes in Crisis #3 and Aquaman / Justice League: Drowned Earth #1

 

  • Intro (0:00), News (09:03), Detective Comics #993 (26:54), Action Comics #1005 (35:13), Justice League: Odyssey #3 (1:06:30), Mail #1 (1:22:05), Flash #59 (1:56:33), Titans #30 (2:23:35), Wonder Woman #59 (2:42:49), Mail #2 (3:03:54), Batgirl #29 (3:14:23), The Terrifics #10 (3:33:03), Books of Magic #2 (3:48:10), Rant and Raves (4:02:48), DC’s Nuclear Winter Special #1 (5:00:15), Batman Beyond #26 (5:38:08), Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #5 (6:14:09), Flash Reviews – Hex Wives #1 & #2 and Raven: Daughter of Darkness #10 (6:43:01), Old Lady Harley #2 (6:59:09), The Silencer #11 (7:26:03), Batman: Kings of Fear #4 (7:42:04)

 

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Webcomics: Reviews of Grass of Parnassus, Lavender Jack, and Take the A Train

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Platform Variety!

On the November webcomics episode — albeit a little late — Sean and Derek look at three very different webcomics…especially different when it comes their hosting platforms. They begin with Stuart and Kathryn Immonen’s Grass of Parnassus. This is a unique science fiction narrative that is relatively new, starting in September this year, with an intriguing storyline (what there is so far) and incredible art. But what is additionally notable about this webcomic is that it’s being hosted on Instagram. This is the first time the guys have discussed an Instagram-based webcomic, and Sean and Derek spend a bit of time discussing the pros and cons of this platform.

After that they focus on Lavender Jack, a webcomic hosted on Webtoon and written and illustrated by Dan Schkade. It’s an engaging crime/intrigue webcomic that reminds the guys of both The Scarlet Pimpernel and Batman. A unique combination! It’s the story of a wealthy socialite who dons a costume to cover his identity, and then goes about exposing the hidden crimes of prominent, powerful, and corrupt citizens in the city. This is also a relatively new webcomic, starting in June, and although there are already 24 episodes (as of this recording), there are still a number of mysteries that are yet to be answered.

Finally, the Two Guys wrap up with an already completed webcomic, M. Dean and Z. Akhmetova’s Take the A Train. This is a relatively short narrative, but what makes it stand out — in addition to the incredible art — is that each half of the story is hosted on Dean’s and Akhmetova’s sites, respectively. This is the first time the guys have discussed a webcomic that was a collaborative endeavor in this manner. The webcomic is based on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s classic song, and both creators focus on young protagonists in the middle of the 20th century who are fascinated with Ellington and his historic relationship with The Savoy in Harlem.

Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine and Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction

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Blinded by Science

On this episode of the Comics Alternative’s Young Readers series, Gwen and Krystal discuss two new releases: Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins’s The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine, the most recent volume in First Second Books’ Science Comicsseries, geared towards upper elementary and middle grade readers, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction, a YA comics memoir, published by Scholastic’s Graphix imprint.

To introduce Woollcott and Graudins’ The Brain, Gwen and Krystal talk about non-fiction, informational comics for young readers, bringing up other volumes in the Science Comics series, such as M.K. Reed and Joe Flood’s Dinosaurs, as well as Maris Wicks’ Human Body Theater, and Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’ Secret Coders. Gwen explains that all of these texts place scientific or mathematical information within a fictional frame, and she summarizes the basic premise of The Brain, which places two sisters, Fahama and Nour, in a setting that is reminiscent of wacky 1960s and 1970s monster films or TV shows like The Munsters. Krystal praises Woollcott and Graundin’s use of a diverse cast, both in terms of the principal characters and of the individuals who appear in illustrations of the way that the brain impacts human functioning. Both Krystal and Gwen detail some of the memorable spreads in the comic and view the text as an excellent story and reference book for young readers.

Next, the two PhDs move on to a young adult graphic memoir, Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo, which is already earning critical acclaim and award buzz (it is a National Book Award finalist). Krosoczka is well-known as the author of nearly a dozen picture books and of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, but Hey, Kiddo is his first YA offering. Gwen recommends Krosoczka’s 2012 TED Talk “How a boy became an artist,” as well as his 2014 TED Talk on the Lunch Lady comics. Both provide insight into Krosoczka’s childhood influences and artistic choices. Krystal then gives a detailed description of the way Hey, Kiddo mirrors — and expands upon — many of the artist-focused coming of age narratives that have been popular in recent decades, including Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy (2006) and Özge Samanci’s Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey (2015).  Krystal also applauds Krosoczka’s use of line style and color in commenting on memory, and Gwen testifies to the author’s ability to evoke a convincing depiction of 1970s New England. Both reviewers love this text and highly recommend it for teens and adults.

The Young Readers series will be on hiatus in December, but Gwen and Krystal will be back in January with a look at some of the YA graphic novel highlights of 2018.

 

 

 

Super Hero Speak – #284: Five Miles of Wolverine on Ice

In this episode the guys discuss the fact that Bill Maher is an ass hat, the Once Upon a Deadpool trailer and the  fact that Ducky is the new Lex Luthor. Plus Margot Robbie reveals full title of Birds of Prey movie. All this plus an interview with Matthew Erman creator of Long Lost, so sit back and enjoy!

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X-Men Monday Ep. 77: Mystery in Sateiro

Old Man Logan begins his swan song. While Wolverine tries to regain his memories. We spent a cold and rainy Saturday night inside discussing our favorite mutants. Thanks for listening!

Intro (0:00), Return of Wolverine #3 (1:43), Dead Man Logan #1 (15:32), Uncanny X-Men #3 (31:53), Wrap Up (43:05)

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Grawlix Podcast #81: Doctor Who Series 11 Pt. 2

More Doctor Who talk! The Grawlix Podcast discusses episodes 4 through 7 of Doctor Who series 11. Their thoughts on Jodie Whittaker, the companions, the new season so far, and the online controversy surrounding it.

The episode originally appeared on GrawlixPodcast.com

Weekly Comics Spotlight #589: 2018-11-21

John and James discuss DAMAGE #11 by DC, DOCTOR STRANGE #8 by Marvel and SMOOTH CRIMINALS #1 by BOOM! STUDIOS.

Time Codes:
00:00 Intro
00:44 DC: DAMAGE #11
10:46 Marvel: DOCTOR STRANGE #8
19:34 Other: SMOOTH CRIMINALS #1 [BOOM! STUDIOS]
29:44 General discussion
54:54 Next Week Promo
55:05 Wrap up
55:35 End of episode.

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