Deconstructing Comics #571: Minneapolis’ World Monster Headquarters

This week we double back to the beginning of Tim’s summer trip around the US, and meet three of the many creators at the World Monster Headquarters studio in Minneapolis. We’ll meet Peter Wartman, creator of the graphic novel Over the Wall and currently working on the sequel, Stonebreaker. He talks about why Over the Wall is still on his web site, even though the book is out.

Then, Sean Lynch, currently working on his graphic novel The Zoo, which asks the question, does “choice” really exist?

Finally, Lupi McGinty, creator of the web comics Lolly Poppet and Bantam Returns. She tells us about the live action Calvin and Hobbes movie she made as a kid!

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Critiquing Comics #114: “Spencer and Locke”

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A noir thriller… that seems very reminiscent of a very different comic strip! Tim and Mulele discuss “Spencer and Locke” by David Pepose and Jorge Santiago Jr.!

Also, we talk about Marvel and the backlash toward “Secret Empire”.

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Comic News Insider Episode 671 – (Un)Official Super Bowl Podcast!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 671 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: I, Mage #1, Kennel Block Blues #1, Mirror #1, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Jimmy is joined in studio by Dana Aber! Loyal listeners will remember Dana co-hosting last year and we can only apologize for taking so long to have her back on. They chat about the nerdy Super Bowl ads and trailers and if they’ve picked a side in Captain America: Civil War yet.  News includes: Supergirl and The Flash will crossover on CBS, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner set a new signing policy for conventions that everyone should adapt, Bryan Fuller will be the showrunner on the new Star Trek series at CBS, the new Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game will reveal more info, Jackie Earle Haley joins Preacher, Alicia Witt will be in season 7 of The Walking Dead, Legion adds Dan Steven/Aubrey Plaza/Jean Smart, and Riverdale gets its Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Deconstructing Comics #244: Calvin & Hobbes

Calvin and HobbesFLASHBACK! From 1985 to 1995, Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes challenged newspaper readers with imaginative stories, beautiful art, philosophical discussions, and ROTFL gags. Watterson famously eschewed commercialism, not only in the strip, but in real life, approving no C&H tie-in products other than books of strips and a calendar or two. Tim and Kumar discuss this game-changing strip and how relevant it remains today.

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Comic News Insider Episode 543 – Special Edition Preview

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Comic News Insider: Episode 543 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Painkiller Jane: 22 Brides #1, Rise of the Magi #1, Vampirella Vol 5 #1

The podcast wife Erica Schultz (M3) returns! She and Jimmy chat about the upcoming Special Edition convention here in NYC and the multitude of great guests attending. They also have a mini-argument about live tweeting TV shows (she does, he doesn’t) but their friendship endures! News includes: Bill Watterson returns to comics, first all female creative team takes on the Fantastic Four comic, DC finally going to credit Bill Finger, Peyton Reed takes over directing duties on Marvel’s Ant-Man film, and Jeffrey Brown returns to Star Wars. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 513 – Frozen CNI!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 513 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Black Science #1, Mr. Peabody & Sherman #1, Wolverine and the X-Men Annual #1, Rick and Morty, Frozen

The Podcast Wife, Erica Schultz, is back again! Jimmy catches up on Misfits and they chat about the rumors surrounding which other heroes will appear in the Man of Steel sequel. News includes: Mark Millar starts new universe, Sin City and The Mist are coming to television, Picture Box closing up shop, a possible new Doctor Who companion plus speculation on the number of Doctors and Leonardo DiCaprio to produce a Bill Watterson biopic. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Deconstructing Comics #244: Calvin & Hobbes

Calvin and HobbesFrom 1985 to 1995, Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes challenged newspaper readers with imaginative stories, beautiful art, philosophical discussions, and ROTFL gags. Watterson famously eschewed commercialism, not only in the strip, but in real life, approving no C&H tie-in products other than books of strips and a calendar or two. Tim and Kumar discuss this game-changing strip and how relevant it remains today.

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 70 – Father’s Day Special

The Backroom Comics crew dedicates an entire episode to fathers: first they talk to Brian Meredith about working on a comic with his daughter, next James Callan discusses how he introduced his daughter to comics, and finally Ed Peterson tells about sharing his love of the comics world with his son.

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