Deconstructing Comics #400.5: California Coda

CA-CodaIn a special bonus episode, we check out a few remaining tidbits from Tim Across America’s final state, California!

First, Stephenny Godfrey recalls the events that inspired her comics “Panorama” and “Two Buses”, leading Dale Wilson to try to top that story with another, about a weird occurrence from his childhood!

Then, Jason McNamara gives Tim some pointers on the novel he’s started writing.

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Deconstructing Comics #400: SoCal Comics Conversation

Robert RoachTim Across America, part ten! The finish line of Tim’s trip is Los Angeles, home of our friend Dale Wilson, of BuyIndieComics and DWAP Productions. Dale hooks us up with Robert Roach, comics creator and Hollywood storyboarder. He fills us in on ways that storyboarding is much different from comics, and also talks about the importance of getting the details in your story right — regardless of medium.

Legacy Comics and CardsFor the Southern California edition of Ask a Retailer, a talk with Howard Chen at Legacy Comics and Cards in Glendale. Unlike most of the other Tim Across America retailers, Legacy still has plenty of manga on the shelves. But to what extent are those books flying off the shelves?

Richard, Dale, Griffin, and StephFinally, Tim and Dale are joined by Stephenny Godfrey (“Panorama”, “Two Buses”) and Richard Hamilton (“Return of the Super Pimps”, “Miserable Dastards”) to discuss the L.A. comics community and revisit a topic from the Chicago episode: should you make a comic as a step toward getting your story on film?

Also, don’t miss Griffin the Dog in his podcast debut!

Tim appears on camera, for once.

Tim appears on camera, for once.

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Deconstructing Comics #399: Corporate Comics: Love ’em, Hate ’em

corporatecomicsTim Across America, part nine! When it comes to Big Two comics these days, there’s a lot to complain about. Marvel characters changed to look like the actors who play them in movies; nearly the entire DC line subsumed into a grim-and-gritty muck. And yet… we still like some of these books! Superior Spider-man, anyone?

In a cafe in Berkeley, California, Tim discusses this and more with three past guests who all live in the East Bay area, but had never previously met: Deb Aoki, John Roberson, and Jason McNamara! Conversation also swung to whether Image can eclipse the Big Two, comparison of black and white comics vs. color, doing a Kickstarter project for your comic vs. doing print-on-demand, and more!

Jason’s Kickstarter page for The Rattler

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Two True Freaks! Episode 87 – Harry Potter!!

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In this clock-busting episode, Chris hooks up with THE HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE members Hope Mullinax, Dinah Russell and Andrew Slack! Topics range from Wizard Wrock to social activism and the Harry Potter universe, the Rowling books, the movies, undead sex toys and a whole HOST of other topics! For example, did you know there were nearly 700 Harry Potter wrock bands? Check them out here: WIZROCKLOPEDIA

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Two True Freaks! Episode 80 – Star Wars Monthly Monday #13

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This is a stuffed-full installment of Star Wars Monthly Monday, slathered in Clone Wars gravy! The Freaks are very proud to welcome Clone Wars writer George Krstic, who hangs out for the entire episode, to talk Star Wars, continually cross the nerd streams, and just generally geek out! Clone Wars, Galactus, Star Trek… the conversation flies all over the place! Then – it’s a trip through General Grievous’ death trap filled lair in a creepy episode of Clone Wars. And Finally, they top it off with a serving of Marvel Comics Star Wars issues 30 – 32 where we see a solo Princess Leia story and Luke Skywalker returns to Tatooine!

IT’S A DOOZY!

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