Host Anthony Desiato sets the stage for Season 4 of My Comic Shop History with a con-themed double feature. First, Anthony speaks with Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) and Chris D’Lando (ReedPOP) about their experiences on the convention floor. Then, Anthony trades road trip tales with comic book creator Gregg Schigiel (Pix) and retailer Chris Wilcock (Undiscovered Realm). (Encore presentation. Originally aired as two episodes of Flat Squirrel Tales on 6/28/17 and 7/26/17).
It’s becoming a yearly tradition during Chicago’s C2E2 convention that I get to talk with Valiant’s excellent creators. This year was no exception, and Episode 279 kicks off with my interview with Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer. We delve into all the fascinating happenings with X-0 Manowar, Harbingers and the upcoming digital presentation Ninjak Versus the Valiant Universe, among other things!
Then everything wraps up with my talk with Daniel Kibblesmith, who’s scripting the upcoming return of Quantum and Woody. He’s also writing the Valiant Digital Firsts miniseries Valiant Highnow available on Comixology, so we discuss both projects as well as a certain night job he has writing comedy for a well-known late-night TV show you might recognize! Don’t miss these fun conversations!
I first discovered Impure Blood and Melting Down at this year’s C2E2, and after reading their great books, I knew I had to interview creators Nadja Baer and Nathan Lueth. They discuss how they’re bringing the Impure Blood series of graphic novels to fans everywhere, including how Nathan introduced Nadja to comics, how they work together as a team, and how they put these books together, including using laying out the pages in landscape format instead of the usual portrait mode comics often appear in. This series is also a webcomic, with a new page appearing every Monday. We also talk about Melting Down, which is described as “a comic for kids with Asperger’s Disorder and challenging behavior,” a comic I found both riveting and educational.
This week we look at Thor Vol. 2 #15 – As Thor’s hammer gets fondled by hundreds of people in a dark alley (which isn’t nearly as much fun as it sounds!) – The Enchanters get ready to strike! Plus: I get to meet Stan Lee!
COMICS! COMICS! COMICS! That’s what we love, so we are doing a 100% ALL-COMICS episode of your favourite comics radio show from the true north, strong and free! To do this, we’re calling in the big guns. Strange J from Strange Adventures will be joining us to give us a Free Comic Day report, tell us what he’s reading and maybe to give us a hint as to what is flying off the shelves at his shop on York St. Here in Fredericton. That’s not all! We are also bringing in The Ugly American himself, Ryan Lee. He’s fresh from C2E2 so he’ll give us his report from that as well as an update on the Chronic Insomnia Market Spotlight? Sure, why not!
It all goes down at the regular time, so don’t you dare miss it!
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The crew returns with another episode of your favorite Friday Night Delight!
This week, it’s Brant, John, Cary and Frank.
We discuss, in a loose format, several news stories and go off on tangents of the X-Men film and so forth. Then we dive into Topic Time talking about our favorite comic films in the past 14 years (though the guys never seem to keep it in that time frame!).
Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.
It’s the 60’s, maaan, so this week we have The Mighty Thor #168, where Thor trips out on Visi-Haze, the Warriors Three break furniture, a bunch of commies unleash the Thermal Man upon us all, and there’s tree murder!! Nuff said!
(by the way, we’re gonna be at C2E2 this year! Check em out, HERE!)
This week we continue our exploration of the classic Lee/Kirby run with Thor #167! In this issue, Balder meets the Norse God of Deafness, Loki smacks a doll, Thor gets his punishment, and Sif blubbers and whines. Hey, it’s the 60’s…
This time around, we cover Thor #162, featuring (an) origin of Galactus! Thrill to Thor and the Warriors Three watching TV!!! See an obsessively neurotic Balder! Check out Odin’s awesome beard armor! Nuff said!!
— Hey! We’re going to be appearing at C2E2 in April! We’d love to see you there! For details, check out www.C2E2.com !
In this chaotic episode Juan Castro talks about his being a guest at the recent Monterey Con and his recent work on Katana #3, Rafael talks about his recent work hosting a play , Chris, Christopher, and Darrell’s time at the Boston Not con and a drunk Chris Campbell calls in from C2E2 We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics http://friendlyneighborhoodcomics.com/ Discount Comic Book Services http://www.dcbservice.com/index.aspx Instock Trades http://www.instocktrades.com/ Join us on the forums at http://www.forumforgeeks.com http://thetaylornetwork.wordpress.com/ You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or Itunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time out of their weekend to let me interview them. It was great times and I can’t wait to head back in 2012! Unless the world ends.
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