Comic News Insider Episode 862 – Heroes Con: Behind the Cover Panel w/ Francesco Francavilla!

Comic News Insider: Episode 862 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy moderated a panel with his good pal Francesco Francavilla. BEHIND THE COVER: A LOOK AT THE CREATIVE PROCESS WITH EISNER WINNER COVER ARTIST FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (The Black Beetle, Afterlife With Archie). Listen in for a fun hour of illustration and chat! Francavilla designed a cover based on audience suggestions! Have you ever wondered how many of your favorite cover artists come up with their designs? Francavilla broke down that process for you during this entertaining panel! He and Jimmy banter a bit about the piece and some of his recent work. Thanks to the audience for chiming in with suggestions and having fun along with them. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 861 – Heroes Con Special: Inspirations Panel w/ Monica Gallagher/Tini Howard/Megan Levens/Katie Skelly!

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Jimmy moderated a panel called Inspirations with Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate), Tini Howard (Assassinistas), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10) and Katie Skelly (My Pretty Vampire). They talk about what inspires them to create and how it helps them along in their creative endeavors. They give their thoughts on art, music, literature, TV/film, pop culture and more. And Jimmy throws in his comic book version of that famous Bernard Pivot questionnaire just for fun! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 860 – More Heroes Con w/ Bridgit Connell/Tom Akel!

Comic News Insider: Episode 860 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Tank Girl All Stars #1, 2000AD Sci-Fi Special, Preacher s3 premiere, Westworld s2 finale, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jimmy is still recovering from Heroes Con and brings you more interviews! You’ll hear him talk with pal Bridgit Connell about her new book with Titan Comics called Brother Nash. Always super fun to catch up with Bridgit! And he has a great chat with Tom Akel (Head of Content at Line WebToon) about what comics they are producing, their mission statement, how to get in the webcomics game and more. Thanks to Rachael, Ashley, Karlin and Erica for their audio reviews! News includes: Sam Kieth is writing/illustrating a The Maxx/Batman mini-series, the recent rumors that the Star Wars spin-offs are cancelled may not be true, DC Comics is bringing back their Giant comics exclusively to Wal-Mart and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 859 – Heroes Con Interview Special w/ Megan Levens/Katie Skelly/Evan Pozios & Patrick Thomas Parnell!

Comic News Insider: Episode 859 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy got some great interviews while at Heroes Con! He catches up with Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10/Back to the Future: Tales From the Time Train) to chat about her recent work, what it’s like working for so many licensed properties, and some of her favorite characters. Katie Skelly (My Pretty Vampire/Nurse Nurse) talked to Jimmy about the themes in her comics, her love of Frank Miller’s Sin City and musical inspirations. Evan Pozios & Patrick Thomas Parnell give the skinny on their comics Time Grunts and Johnny Phantasm. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 858 – Heroes Con Interview Special w/ Tini Howard/Kevin Mellon/Andy Runton!

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Jimmy got some great interviews while at Heroes Con! Tini Howard (Assassinistas, Rick and Morty, Hack/Slash) talks about her work, new found love of wrestling and what she would do if she could write a Venture Bros. comic. Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer) talks about his recent horror/suspense one-shot comics and what it’s like being the storyboard director/artist on the hit animated series Archer. Andy Runto (Owly) chats about his massive all ages hit comic Owly and how it has endured, what you can learn from it and what’s next. He and Jimmy also find out they lived in the same city for years back in the day! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 857 – Heroes Con Recap w/ Monica Gallagher/Babs Tarr!

Comic News Insider: Episode 857 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Magic Order #1, Plastic Man Vol. 5 #1, Thor Vol. 5 #1, Archer s9 finale, Legion s2 finale, Supergirl s3 finale

Jimmy is back from Heroes Con and all you get is this dumb podcast! He got about 10 interviews and moderated 3 panels. You’ll hear those interviews over the next 2 weeks as well as 2 of the panels. In this episode, you’ll get interviews with Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate) and Babs Tarr (Motor Crush)! At Heroes, Jimmy sat down with friends Ashley Lanni and Sarah Delaine to review 3 comics this week. He also got friend Megan Fischer to send in an audio review. Thanks to all! News includes: new The Maxx comics are coming from IDW, the Lucifer TV show gets saved by Netflix, Dark Horse will publish a Stranger Things comic mini-series and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 855 – Book Expo America w/ Ngozi Ukazu!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 855 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special #1,  Blackwood #1, Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Special #1, Flash/Speed Buggy Special #1, Man Of Steel Vol 2 #1, Star Wars Lando Double Or Nothing #1, Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1 

Crazy schedules means a solo episodes with friends sending in their audio reviews! Thanks to Marta, Ashley, Jon, Rachael, Erica, Emily and Adam for those awesome reviews. Jimmy went to Book Expo America last week and sat down with cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu to talk about her webcomic Check, Please! that is being collected by First Second Books later this year. They have a great chat about how the project came to be, the characters, art, and of course, hockey. Jimmy also gives his thoughts on BEA and Book Con. News includes: a new scripted teen crime series podcast is coming from Alex Segura/Monica Gallagher,  Comixology is releasing creator owned titles, Archie 1941 will be a mini-series showing a more realistic look at the Riverdale gang back in the 40’s and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 854 – On the Kessel Run!

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Reviews: Adventure Time Beginning Of The End #1, Black Panther Vol 7 #1. Delta 13 #1, The Flash s4 finale, iZombie s4 finale, Krypton s1 finale, Lost in Space, Lucifer, Solo: A Star Wars Story 

Emily Edwards returns for this big multiple review show. Jimmy talks about Book Expo America and some interviews he has lined up this week. News includes: A Boba Fett spin-off is in the works, Jamie Foxx will be Spawn in the new movie, The Venture Bros. returns for its 7th season this summer and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 780 – Heroes Con Interview Special with Brockton McKinney/Jamar Nicholas/Jason Porath/Jonathan Rosenbaum/Matthew D. Smith/Marcus Williams!

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Jimmy got so many great interviews at Heroes Con that he had to do a special just for your listening pleasure! He talked to Brockon McKinney (Amerikarate), Jamar Nicholas (Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun), Jason Porath (Rejected Princesses), Jonathan Rosenbaum (ZomB and VampR), Matthew D. Smith (Amazing Age) and Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs). Listen in to hear all about the work from these talented writers/artists! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 779 – Heroes Con: Inspirations with Bridgit Connell/Kata Kane/Ashley Lanni/Cara McGee!

Comic News Insider: Episode 779 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy moderated the Inspirations panel at Heroes Con with Bridgit Connell, Kata Kane, Ashley Lanni and Cara McGee! What inspires a cartoonist? What are they reading? What music do they listen to? Whom gets their creative juices flowing? Listen in to find out the answers to all of that and more! Everyone has some great stories about inspiration. Forewarning: Due to a podium stuck right in the middle of us, we had to split the stage so the sound is not that great. Get those earphones on and turn it up! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 778 – More Heroes Con w/ Cara McGee!

Comic News Insider: Episode 778 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Crosswind #1, Lobo/Road Runner Special #1, Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1, Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1, Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1, American Gods finale, Hotel Transylvania: The Series premiere, Preacher S2 premiere

Jon Hoche returns after a week off to the rotating co-host chair! More Heroes Con coverage this week as well. Jimmy chats with Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall) at her table at Heroes Con and learns about her fascinating life as a cartoonist, former pastry chef, how she taught herself Japanese to read manga, creating tea blends and more! News includes: a Watchmen television series is in development, Ron Howard takes over directing duties on the Han Solo film, the Bumblebee solo film may see him in his original VW Bug form, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 777 – Heroes Con: Motor Crush w/ Cameron Stewart/Babs Tarr/Brenden Fletcher!

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Jimmy moderated the Motor Crush panel at Heroes Con with creators Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr and Brended Fletcher. Hear all about how they came together for the project, their time on Batgirl, how they work together and their artistic processes. A fun and informative panel for all! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 776 – Heroes Con: Spotlight on Ben Templesmith!

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Jimmy did a one on one spotlight panel with cartoonist/old roommate/good pal Ben Templesmith down at Heroes Con! They chat about his old work, new work, working in both mainstream and independently, roommate adventures, state of the industry and more. They also argue like an old married couple which is hilarious and entertaining! Well, they think so. But seriously, hear Ben talk about his artistic process and how he discovered his unique style. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 775 – Heroes Conning with Kelly Sue DeConnick/Kata Kane/Melody Often/Yoshi Yoshitani!

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Reviews: Dark Days The Forge #1, The Defenders #1, Legion Of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1, Martian Manhunter/Marvin The Martian Special #1, Blood Drive 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy was at Heroes Con over the weekend and all he brought back for her was a lousy recap! But you get to hear it too. He moderated 3 panels and got about 14 interviews. Some of which you’ll hear here! He got to chat with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kata Kane, Melody Often and Yoshi Yoshitani. News includes: The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan gets the hardcover treatment, seven evil Batmen are coming, Kingsman is returning to comics, Ben Templesmith is bringing back Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 774 – Holding Out For A Heroes…Con!

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Reviews: Iceman Vol 3 #1, Kiss/Vampirella #1, Gotham S3 finale, Orphan Black S5 premiere, Wynonna Earp S2 premiere

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about that Bat proposal, the Black Panther trailer and fondly remember Adam West. Jimmy is heading down to Heroes Con this weekend in Charlotte, NC. He’s got a ton of interviews to do and is moderating 3 panels. (See them listed below). Say hi if you see him whizzing by this weekend. News includes: DC’s Bombshells United is coming in August as a digital first title,  some E3 news highlights, Jhonen Vasquez will write an issue of the Invader Zim comic, Extraordinary: Stan Lee will be a “This Is Your Life” type documentary and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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HEROES CON PANELS! 

Saturday
11:00 AM
Room 207D
MOTOR CRUSH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits with MOTOR CRUSH creators BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART and BABS TARR to talk about their hit sci-fi/action/adventure series from Image Comics! How did they come together for this project? What inspired them? What’s it like working on their own creation as opposed to work for hire? When can we expect more?! Come on by this fun and laid back panel to hear them discuss all of this and more.
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3:00 PM
Room 203A
INSPIRATIONS
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) moderates a motivational panel on what inspires cartoonists. Come see and hear BRIDGIT CONNELL (Brother Nash), ASHLEY LANNI HOYE, (Aspire), KATA KANE (Altar Girl), and CARA MCGEE (Over the Garden Wall) talk about what inspires them to create. Thoughts on art, music, literature, TV/film, pop culture and more and how it helps them along in their creative endeavors. Come discover some new things to inspire you and maybe even share your own!
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Sunday
3:00 PM
Room 203A
Spotlight on BEN TEMPLESMITH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits down with BEN TEMPLESMITH to discuss his illustrious career illustrating illustrations! They’ll chat about old work, new work and upcoming work. From 30 Days of Night to Wormwood to Fell. With some Batman and Doctor Who as well! How did he develop his unique style? What inspires him? Come listen, learn and maybe even love! Hail, Squid!