While we’ve talked before with Austin Tichenor and John Roberson about adapting comics to the stage, we’ve never talked about (or even thought about!) adapting the lives of comics creators to that stage! But Lenny Schwartz has done it, and more than once, writing and directing “Co-Creator” (about Bill Finger and his claim to the Batman legacy) and “The Man Who Saw Snoopy” (about Charles Schulz, of course!). And he has another in the works on Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.
This week Lenny tells Tim about writing these plays, just how much credit Bob Kane and Stan Lee may actually deserve, how Schulz used Peanuts as his diary, and much more.
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Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal/animator Jim Batt. They discuss his awesome Kickstarter project with Neil Gaiman. They also chat about the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer as well as the new Suicide Squad one. Jimmy talks about a couple of deaths on big TV shows last week but stays mostly spoiler-free. News includes: Gerard Way gets new comic imprint at DC called Young Animal, Image Expo announces a slew of new comic projects, Dark Horse is bringing Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens, Image announces Creators for Creators initiative, Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson’s The Boys is becoming a live action show on Cinemax, Freeform is developing a Cloak and Dagger series, Archie is publishing a new Betty and Veronica series along with a new Kevin Keller series, and Animaniacs is finally on Netflix! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to experience Star Wars AS YOU HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT BEFORE! In the TWO TRUE FREAKS THEATRE OF THE MIND! Using state of the art technology, The Freaks bring you the first two chapters of the novelization of STAR WARS in full FREAK-O-PHONIC STEREO! Marvel at the EPIC SPACE BATTLES! Quiver and SOIL YOURSELF IN FEAR at the auditory presence of the EVIL LORD OF THE SITH! Chuckle at the bumbling antics of ARTOO DEETOO AND C3PO! Wince at the awkward, whiny pubescence of young LUKE SKYWALKER! STRAP ON YOUR HEADPHONES! Yes, we PROMISE things will be back to normal next month!