It’s the holiday season, and for December Sean and Derek discuss three holiday-related webcomics. The start off by looking at two shorter works, Kate Beaton’s Cookies (available on her Hark! A Vagrant website) and Emily Carroll’s creepy All Along the Wall. After that they look at the much more substantial Holiday Wars, written by Scott King and with art by Michael Odom. So sit back, plug in your earphones, and enjoy the holiday goodness of this month’s webcomics episode.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and the folks at The Comics Alternative all gather around the virtual table to share what they are thankful for in terms of comics and comics culture. Pulling up a seat this year are Gwen, Paul, Sean, Gene, Edward, and Derek. Among the many things that they’re thankful for are
It’s always great to interview established comics creators, but up-and-coming talent in the industry can be just as much fun! This week, Richard Rivera, the creator of the Stabbity Bunny independent comic, is back to update us on the Stabbity-verse. FULL DISCLOSURE: I did help with the editing on this comic, but Richard developed the concept, and that’s what drew me in!
Along with Dwayne Biddix, the illustrator, and Liezl Buenaventura, the color artist, Richard has put together an original concept that has attracted new fans far and wide, and hopes to continue to expand its appeal to readers in the months ahead! He also has other new stories to tell that we chat about, so be sure to check out the comic’s website at Stabbitybunny.com! Don’t miss it!
It’s Christmas time again on My Comic Shop History! For the second annual holiday special, host Anthony Desiato proudly presents a supersized double feature. First up: Anthony sits down with returning guest Chris Wilcock of Undiscovered Realm to talk market trends, moving a store, the inside scoop on running a comic book convention, and of course, Funko POPs! Then, in the second half, Anthony introduces listeners to a new shop, It’z Vintage, a mecca of classic toys and collectibles. Anthony chats with the store’s owner, Allen Baus, about his comic shop history, the timeless appeal of the Kenner Super Powers line of action figures, and the ins & outs of running his shop, which consists almost entirely of his personal collection. It’s a holiday podcast extravaganza featuring two in-depth, one-on-one conversations not to be missed!
Giving Thanks in a Dark Time; Or, Steve Ditko’s Impending Death
For this year’s Thanksgiving show, there are seven seats at the table, making this the most populated episode in the podcast’s history. Andy K. and Derek are joined by their fellow cohosts Gwen, Andy W., Gene, Sean, and Edward to discuss what they are thankful for in the world of comics. (Shea and Paul couldn’t join in on the fun, unfortunately, but they were there in spirit.) Among the various things they’re thankful for are
This episode I put together a holiday shopping guide for comic fans. I cover as many categories related to comics, movies, etc as possible so even if you can’t use this share with family and friends to help them shop for you or fellow comic fans. Enjoy!
While it’s great fun to interview established comics creators, it’s also wonderful to talk with up-and-coming talent in the industry. This week, I chat with Richard Rivera, the creator of the new Stabbity Bunny independent comic. FULL DISCLOSURE: I did help with the editing on this comic, but Richard developed the concept, and that drew me in!
Along with Dwayne Biddix, the illustrator, and Liezl Buenaventura, the color artist, Richard put together an original concept that attracted new fans at two recent comics conventions, and hopes to continue to expand its appeal to readers in the months ahead! Now that his first Kickstarter project has successfully concluded, Richard talks about creating the concept as well as the characters and the process of putting a new comic together. He also indicates what we might see from him in the future, so be sure to check out the comic’s website at Stabbitybunny.com! Don’t miss it!
This being the week of Thanksgiving, Andy and Derek thought that they would use this week’s show to share what they are thankful for regarding comics. And one of the first things that they are thankful for is the company of Gene Kannenberg, Jr., who joins the guys to give his own comics-inspired thanks. Together, the Three Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics reveal their thankfulness for a variety of things, including some of the comics events they have attended this year, the creators they have had the good fortunate to meet and/or interview, the publishers who consistently put out the best material, the innovators who continue to push the boundaries of the medium, the writing styles that never fail to disappoint, and the series that offer some of the most significant archival works and with the best reproduction quality available. There are no turkeys here…only the most appetizing menu you can imagine.
Christmas Craptaculars come but once a year! The Freaks have collected a bunch of your Christmas letters and sent them to Santa at the North Pole, along with a whole case of apricot brandy! Tremble in fear as SANTA HIMSELF reads them LIVE! It’s all here — Santa, music, laughs, nostalgic and tender Yuletide sentiments, and plenty of moments guaranteed to traumatize your children. Seriously, don’t let them within fifty feet of this thing!