Deconstructing Comics #560: Ted Anderson and “My Little Pony”

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My Little Pony is a toy line that initially had success in the ’80s (including TV and film appearances) but then stumbled until the 21st century. Its fourth iteration debuted in 2010, with a hit TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and more world building and continuity than before.

IDW has the license to make My Little Pony comics, and Ted Anderson is one of the writers on the book. Tim recently talked with him in Minneapolis about his approach to writing for kids, how he gets from a story concept to an actual story, the stumbling blocks in writing for a multimedia franchise, and more.

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Deconstructing Comics #442: The DC Super Friends: A kid’s-eye view

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More than once, this podcast has explored the question of comics for kids. What we’ve never done, though, is ask an actual kid about his opinion of the comics he reads!

So this week, Kumar is joined by his son Ashwin, 7, to discuss eight different issues of DC Super Friends, from a few years back, and also a 2014 issue of Scooby-Doo Team-up!

DC Super Friends issues discussed:
#17 Just In Time
#18 This Am Not the Title
#5 Go Ape!
#11 Imp-Possible!
#16 Stopped Cold
#7 Just My Luck
#8 Nothing to Fear
#13 The Greatest Show on Earth
Scooby-Doo Team-up #5

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Super Hero Speak – #51: SHS Year One

Celebrate good time come on! The very first Super Hero Speak was published on 4/25/2013, so we are celebrating our one year anniversary in style with… a clip show!?! We want to take this week’s episode to highlight some of the past guests and favorite moments we have had over the past year. We have had fun this year and hope to continue on as long as we can. A big thank you to all of our listeners over this past year and the best is yet to come. And if you are just joining us for the first time this week, this episode is the perfect jumping on point to get an idea of what we are all about.

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Super Hero Speak – #23: Comics for Kids (Michael Whitehead)

This week Dave sits down with the founder and chairman of the organization known as Comics for Kids, Michael Whitehead. This organization prompts reading by giving comics to underprivileged children. It’s a really great cause we think everyone should get behind. Please check them out and donate any old comics you can to them. Michael is huge comic book and Kevin Smith  fan and this was a really fun conversation. Enjoy.

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