Deconstructing Comics #436: Jess Fink

Jess FinkIt’s one thing to have sex with a robot. What if you actually started having feelings for your A.I. S.O.? What if you started preferring the robot to your actual human partner? That’s the situation in Jess Fink‘s sexual, but also romantic and even moving, graphic novel Chester 5000 xyv. Jess discusses the book with Tim in this episode, as well as her sci-fi autobiographical story We Can Fix It, getting a book-jacket blurb from Alan Moore, making comics for kids, and more.

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Deconstructing Comics #393: Chicago Drink and Draw

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Brian Crowley, Tim Seeley, and Onrie Kompan

Tim Across America pt 3! Visiting Chicago, Tim links up with some local comics people, including a couple we’ve heard from before, for a wide-ranging discussion. Topics include: Public perception of comics and comics readers in the US; interactions between US comics and manga; reasons not to use comics as a stepping stone to getting your movie made; living with the creative impulse; the relative lack of diverse voices in American comics; and more.

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Also: Tim talks to Shanna Wallace at the Edgewater location of Chicago’s Graham Crackers Comics!

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Deconstructing Comics #239: Comixology

Comixology.com, which first appeared as a comics information site with pull lists, surprised a lot of people when it branched into selling major-publisher comics for the iPhone. Says CEO David Steinberger: “A lot of people see this as transforming; we see it as following our business plan.” This week Steinberger talks to Tim about formatting print comics for electronic viewing, why electronic comics are not a threat to print, and the possibility of e-rotic e-comics.

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The Media Masochist #2 – Horrifying Fan Fiction!!

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When Chris has had a hard day at work, or his girlfriend has dumped him and hooked up with that stupid drummer or his rent is late and his dog died- he likes to share his pain. He does this by subjecting himself to horrible media and then bitching about it. It doesn’t really make Chris feel any better, but Chris has heard that it’s pretty entertaining to other people. Would you like to listen? Good, because here it is. This time Chris delves into the horrifyingly X RATED (and ECCCCH! RATED) world of fan fiction. Seriously, this stuff is not for everyone and this episode gets pretty ugly. Chris reads some of this stuff dramatically and plays inappropriate music and it’s truly WRONG. Seriously, keep the kiddies or anyone who respects, loves or employs you MILES out of earshot for this little gem. Also, if you’re TRULY adventurous and have a stomach of steel, you can read all of these litle “erotic epics ” HERE but remember – YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
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