Host Anthony Desiato continues his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 2 of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben talk about navigating potential conflicts, the art of negotiation, price guides, and the grading & restoration of books.
This episode we discuss Preacher Vol. 1 (issues #1-7), The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere, and Jesse recounts his experiences at the recent Time Eddy II Doctor Who convention in Wichita Kansas including meeting Peter Davison. Enjoy!
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On the Cute Juice Comics blog, Kawai Shen recently wrote a post about problems with representing the Internet in comics and other media. On this week’s show she talks with Tim about the Net in comics, this year’s TCAF, convention tabling for introverts, following up on convention contacts, the Dirty Diamonds anthology, and Canadian government grants for artists… even comics artists!
PLUS: Simon Fraser, co-creator of the Nikolai Dante series in 2000 A.D., talks about the Dare2Draw project, and the involvement of Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s Nexus in their proposed anthology.
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Grawlix Bytes is back! This time Jesse goes full on nerd rant on some recent news stories including DC’s decision to run half-page ads. Then we are whisked over to this past weekend’s O Comic Con for an interview with super-friend Axton Kahler right from the con floor. Axton is the creator of the Zombie Oaks webcomic and always a delightful guest. Enjoy!
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It’s “New Classic” as Cary Kelley and Frank Raynor make their official debut as full co-hosts along with John and Brant. Technical issues abound, just like classic Zone 4, and hilarity ensues. It’s a touch of RaynMan, free-flowing classic Zone 4, and our usual brand of insanity!
We discuss the Superbowl commercials, including the trailers for Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. And we break down a couple of lists we came across ranking the X-Men and Justice League.
Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.
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On October 20, Tim and Mulele visited the International Manga Festival (Kaigai Manga Festa) at Tokyo Big Sight. Comics creators from around the world were exhibiting their work to an enthusiastic mostly-Japanese crowd. This week: part one of our report.
Info on all the exhibitors we talk to in this episode is below!
Mulele is back from New York Comicon! While he can’t talk about what might have transpired in terms of getting work (which is a whole lot better than saying “nothing happened”!), he has plenty to say about the experience of being there & his impressions of the comics industry, how his thoughts about it changed, and about New York, the city.
While at the con, he ran into Jordan Kotebue, creator of Hominids, who Tim met at Emerald City 2011. Tim calls him up this week to catch up on his progress, including how our own critique of Hominids changed his approach to the comic.
Travis returns to the podcast just in time for us to discuss the news coming out of the New York Comic Con (as of Sunday morning of the con).
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Hey there folks! It’s Comic Time! This episode is just Ian and Brent talking about what they like reading now, Ian’s experience at the PAX East convention, and Digital Comics Galore!
As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS’ new Comixology digital store!
March 30 – April 1, I will be in Seattle attending the 10th annual Emerald City Comicon. This episode we (Travis, a special guest, and I) discuss the con, why we’re so excited about it, and what we’re looking forward to.
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Armed with an awesome press pass, Tim walks the floor of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon! It’s his first time attending a con, and as everyone keeps telling him, for a first-con experience, you can’t beat Emerald City. As he gathers material for future episodes of this podcast, Tim collects quick interviews, with creators known and unknown! All the names and links are below the jump!