Deconstructing Comics #603: Ed Piskor’s “Hip Hop Family Tree” and “X-Men: Grand Design”

Hip Hop Family Tree

Ed Piskor‘s comics work has been characterized by deep dives on big topics that the creator is really into: hip hop music and the X-Men. In this episode, Kumar and Dana dig into Piskor’s “Hip Hop Family Tree” and “X-Men: Grand Design.”

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Comic News Insider Episode 836 – Call the Kwong!

Comic News Insider: Episode 836 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Encounter #1, Eternity Girl #1, New Mutants: Dead Souls #1, Vampironica #1

By popular demand, Emmy Potter comes back 2 weeks in a row to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about that little Avengers: Infinity War trailer & the facial hair that lies within. News includes: Ava DuVernay is directing a New Gods film, Dark Horse Comics is publishing 2 Incredibles 2 comics. DC Comics will publish a bi-weekly Justice League comic starting in June and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Sequential Underground #34

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Pittsburgh cartoonist Ed Piskor joins Nick Marino and Shawn Atkins to discuss hip hop history, the formulation of taste, hand lettering, comics reprints, and more.

Ed’s recently embarked on an ambitious new project — chronicling the genesis of rap music through a comprehensive Hip Hop Family Tree series for his Brain Rot webcomic on BoingBoing.net.

But this isn’t Ed’s introduction to the history of rap music. He’s a passionate hip hop head with his own specific views on the development (and death) of the genre.

And we don’t just talk about hip hop in this episode. We also dig into our mutual love of comics, covering topics such as: reading old original issues vs. recolored reprints, “Where’s Waldo?” X-Men, The Kubert School, assembly line comics production, the proportion wheel, and emotional connection to source material.

The PKD Black Box-Episode #40: The Shawn & Donny Show!

In Episode 40 Shawn and Donny answer questions from the listeners and podcaster Darrell Taylor, discuss comics, Big Daddy Kane, Shaft, Iron Man on roller skates, Secret Wars I and II omnibus, Jolt Cola, Rambo vs. Chuck Norris, Jim Kelly, tangents, and tell the world that Chocolate Skittles are nasty. Enjoy, and have a great Thanksgiving!

(The PKD Black Box is a explicit podcast because at times we cuss.)

SHOW NOTES

Action Lab Entertainment Presents: Fracture http://kck.st/cfWoJE

Action Lab Entertainment – http://www.actionlabcomics.com

PKD Media – http://pkdmedia.com

Nothings On Podcast – http://nothingson.wordpress.com/episodes/

Reality Wasted: http://realitywasted.libsyn.com

The PKD Black Box – Episode #38: The Warrock-M.A.S.K.-Eliopolous Super Show!

This weeks “massive edition” of The PKD Black Box starts off with Shawn having a conversation with MC Adam Warrock (aka Eugene Ahn) about his new album “The War For Infinity,” the “West Coast Avengers Mixtape,” hip-hop & geekdom and even rappers that can communicate with dolphins. Then Jason Wood from the 11 O’ Clock Comics podcast stops by to talk about college life, Busta Rhymes, and everything you need to know about M.A.S.K. as he and Shawn go all nostaligic. Last, but definitely not least co-host Jon Carroll stops by as he and Shawn have a solid interview with talented creator Chris Eliopolous (Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers) as we discuss all-ages comics, the art of lettering, why having talent at times can be overrated, and the hard work that’s necessary to make comics.

This episode is so massive that the next PKD Black Box will not air until November 10th. In it’s place for the next two weeks will be the Tales From The Attic podcast.

Shout-outs to DJ Ruckus Roboticus, Cookiehead Jenkins & the Pontiac Fiero.

Enjoy! (The PKD Black Box is a explicit podcast because at times we cuss, FYI.)

SHOW NOTES

Adam Warrock http://www.adamwarrock.com/

The War For Infinityhttp://adamwarrock.bandcamp.com/

M.A.S.K.http://matt-trakker.com/http://masksite.com/

11 O’ Clock Comicshttp://bullpenbulletins.libsyn.com/

Chris Eliopoloushttp://www.miserylovessherman.com

Oceanverse https://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=oceanverse

Wonder Woman Dayhttp://amberunmasked.com/?p=3205

The PKD Black Box – Episode #35: Puff Daddy Goes to the Movies.

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This week’s show Shawn talks about/reviews Adam Warrock’s West Coast Avengers Mixtape, Tim Fischer’s web comic “Life With The Wife,” waxes about some Star Trek: TNG casting that never happened, and is later joined by Matinee Idles hosts Joey Auliso & Alec Berry as they have a roundtable discussion about the state of the film industry as the PKD Black Box/Matinee Idles collabo month continues.

Grab your popcorn, throw away your 3D Glasses, find that Puff Daddy CD from the 90’s that you loved so much (you know you loved it, so please don’t front), and enjoy the show.

SHOW NOTES

Adam Warrockhttp://www.adamwarrock.com

Life With The Wifehttp://comix-mill.com/comix/

Matinee Idleshttp://www.matineeidles.com

Star Trek: TNG Castinghttp://www.pinkraygun.com/2010/08/26/what-almost-was-1987-star-trek-tng-casting-memo-leaked/

The PKD Black Box-Episode #33: Damn Dirty Dinosaurs!

PKDBlackBoxLogo.jpgShawn talks about whether or not The PKD Black Box is a Parsec Award Finalist, the podcast collaboration with the Matinee Idles for the month of September, and takes a journey through the catalog of the late-MC known as Guru and GangStarr.

For the feature presentation, Shawn joins forces with the Matinee Idles podcast to discuss the mega-blockbuster of the 90′s known to all as Jurassic Park and it’s effects on the movie industry.

Thanks again to the Matinee Idles for allowing me to be on their show and for all the support they give to The PKD Black Box. Enjoy.

SHOW NOTES

Matinee Idles – http://www.matineeidles.com/

PKD Media – http://pkdmedia.com