Deconstructing Comics #561: Minneapolis comics scene vignettes

Eliot Rahal interviews Kristin Tipping at New Comic Book Day at Day Block Brewing Co. in Minneapolis on July 19

Minneapolis is increasingly becoming a “comics town”. While it doesn’t have the publisher presence of Portland, it’s filled with comics creators of all stripes, from mainstream guys to indy creators to web cartoonists.

It also may be the only town in the U.S. where New Comic Book Day is a bar event every Wednesday, with comics giveaways, standup comedy, and a creator interview!

In this episode, Tim talks with:

Tim with Katy Rex

  • Katy Rex, writer of Jade Street Protection Services, from Black Mask, editor of another Black Mask title, Kim and Kim, and writer of a forthcoming Dr. Who special from Titan Comics. She also works at local retailer Hot Comics.
John Bivens and Eliot Rahal

John Bivens and Eliot Rahal

  • Eliot Rahal, writer of Bloodshot’s Day Off and other books from Valiant, and a host of the New Comic Book Day event.
  • John Bivens, artist on Image Comics’ Spread and Dark Engine.

Kristin Tipping

Also, you’ll hear Eliot interviewing Kristin Tipping, creator of Evil Witch Allie, a comic we’ve critiqued!

Become a patron and you can see video of some of the standup comedians at New Comic Book Day!

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Columbus Comics Corner Episode 46: Crisis on Reboot Earth + Last Week’s Comics

Raw and somewhat uncut, the guys catch up on last week’s books and give some insight into the future of the show. Thanks for listening!

General Discussion (0:00), Harley Quinn #25 (4:34), New Super-Man #14 (12:58), Venom #153 (19:57), The Defenders #4 (26:43), Redlands #1 (34:52), Rankings (41:15), Honorable Mentions (46:30), Closing Thoughts (49:52)

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #293: Rich Tomasso, Sam Johnson

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Spy Seal, Image Comics, Rich Tomasso, Sam Johnson, Geek-Girl, Kickstarter, spy, Cabra Cini, Ruby Kaye, glasses, Summer,

Once again, it’s a double-header episode again this week, as #293 focuses on two great comics creators! First up is Rich Tomasso, THE creator behind Spy Seal, a fanciful yet realistic spy story that follows the adventures of a seal character who becomes a spy! We discuss how he’s bringing this imaginative title to life with Image Comics, who the characters are in this spy franchise, and what we can expect from him in Spy Seal in the future! For more on this graphic novel series and about Rich, go to this website.

Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! His Kickstarter for the Geek-Girl collected edition has successfully concludedt! Sam also discusses what’s in the future for this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!

Comics Alternative, Episode 250: Reviews of The Death of Stalin, Moonstruck #1, and Kros: Hallowed Ground

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Monsters…or Others

This week on The Comics Alternative‘s regular review show, the Two Guys discuss three recent titles, all of which involve monsters….or outsiders, depending on your perspective. They begin with The Death of Stalin, written by Fabien Nury and with art by Thierry Robin (Titan Comics). This is a translation of a French text that is soon to be released as a major motion picture in the UK, and then eventually coming to the US. It’s the semi-historical account of the death of Joseph Stalin and the unusual circumstances surrounding that event. As Andy and Derek point out, Nury’s dark sense of humor is apparent throughout, while Robin’s art captures the grittiness of the context.

Next, the guys move on to Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth’s Moonstruck #1 (Image Comics). The story takes place in an urban setting, with young people going about their daily, and sometimes wacky, lives…sort of like something out of Seinfeld or Friends. However, what marks this series is its fantastical nature: everyone is a mythical figure of some sort. While Leth provides a bit of the art, the lion’s share goes to newcomer Shae Beagle, which is a stand out. And although both guys had wondered when they read the original solicit if this series may be a bit too “cute,” they find Ellis’s story mature in a way they hadn’t expected.

Finally, Andy and Derek do something they haven’t really done before: review a title that is only available through a Kickerstarter campaign. Tom Mandrake and John Ostrander’s Kros: Hallowed Ground takes place during the horrific yet decisive Battle of Gettysburg, but it’s more than just a war story. This is a landscape populated by vampires. And what better feeding ground for bloodsuckers than this battlefield? On it’s own, this narrative leaves open a few questions, but the guys sense that this is the first in a series of Kros tales that will flesh out a larger storyworld. They hope that this, as well as other future installments, might find its way to print in the future.

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #259: San Diego Comic-Con News From Pennsylvania!

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Leaks

On this podcast we talk about all the cool San Diego Comic-Con International news from our comfy chairs in PA. It’s what podcasters do. Listen in!

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Final Issue Podcast: Episode 69- Chaykin Cover Controversy w/ @RosieMarx

Issue 1- Guest Introduction

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Final Issue – Chaykin Cover and Comic Censorship

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For The Love of Indie #32

It’s a convention weekend and Drew is recording alone about a doctor with an impossible task… BUT NOT FOR LONG! Robin Furth, co-author of the Dark Tower comics and author of Concordance stops in to talk about her experience with the property. Listen in to discover:

Plague Doktor
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower: Concordance
Skin & Earth
Calexit
S**t & P**s
Alone

Notes: www.fortheloveofindie.com
Email: ftlindie@gmail.com
Twitter/Instagram: @ftlindie/@ftloveofindie
Drew’s Instagram: @justdrewvg

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Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 97 – Season 5

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Elsewhere from Image Comics, Denver Comic Con 2017 Review, Spider-Man Homecoming Review, Netflix Castlevania Review, Interview with Frank Cho at DCC 2017, and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics – 3:50- 15:58

Elsewhere from Image Comics – 15:58 – 25:25

Denver Comic Con 2017 Review – 25:25 – 43:55

Spider-Man Homecoming Review – 43:55 – 1:00:30

Netflix Castlevania Review – 1:00:30 – 1:10:23

 

Frank Cho Interview at DCC 2017 – 1:10:23 – 1:15:56

Books to look for – 1:18:04

 

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Final Issue Podcast- Episode 67: Short Order Crooks and writing advice with Christopher Sebela

1st Issue- Guest introduction and kickstarter

2nd Issue- Marvel’s Secret Empire press release

3rd Issue- Favorite obscure X-Man

Final Issue – Tips for writers

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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Comic News Insider: Episode 777 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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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Comics Alternative, Episode 244: Reviews of Nothing Lasts Forever, What Is a Glacier?,and Revenger and the Fog

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Killer Butts

This week the Two Guys with PhDs review three recent releases, two of which are autobiographical in nature. They begin with Sina Grace’s Nothing Lasts Forever (Image Comics). This follows a couple of other autobiographical works from Grace including Not My Bag (2012) and Self-Obsessed (2015), but this latest work has a looser feel to it. Written in diary form when the author was suffering from a rare esophageal condition, the book reveals Grace’s struggles with his health, his romantic/sexual relationships, and his art. Indeed, as both Andy and Derek point out, it’s his emphasis on the latter, along with the pencil art, that makes this such an intimate text.

Next, the guys turn to What Is a Glacier?, a short autobiographical piece from Sophie Yanow (Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics). In this work, the author uses a trip to Iceland, and a visitation to a glacier, to explore the nature of life changes, feelings of uncertainty, and grief over loss. In terms of the latter, Yanow deftly associates the end of a relationship with our treatment of the environment, contextualizing climate change in dire, yet not completely hopeless, terms.

After that Derek and Andy look at a completely different kind of comic. Charles Forsman’s Revenger and the Fog (Bergen Street Press) is the follow-up (and prequel) to his first Revenger volume, Children of the Damned. Originally appearing as four-issue miniseries, and including a one-shot, Revenger and the Fog is a 1970s-/1980s-inspired action narrative of a vigilante, Reggie (AKA, Revenger), enacting retribution against the victimized. In this case, the victims are other members of her team, The Fog, specifically her lover Jenny (AKA, Dynarat). There’s a lot of extreme violence in this story, along with a premise that is sure to gross you out. But as the guys point out, Forsman’s over-the-top handling of his subject matter adds a touch of humor that helps to mitigate the discomfort.

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

Comic News Insider: Episode 774 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #283: David Baron

Stained, David Baron, Image Comics

Ready to get Stained? In Episode 283, I talk with David Baron, the creator/scripter of the new series that recently debuted from 451 Media Group. I met David at this year’s Comicpalooza convention in Houston, Texas, and I really love the first issue of his new comic! We explore his interesting career working in the comics industry, what Stained is all about, and what we might find in the future for this engaging sci-fi/mystery series in the coming months. Be sure to let your local shop know you want this comic! For more about David, go to his Twitter link.

Comic News Insider Episode 772 – Lost in the Speed Force!

Comic News Insider: Episode 772 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Archies One Shot, I Am Groot #1, Samaritan Veritas #1, Archer S8 finale, Arrow S5 finale, The Flash S3 finale, Lucifer S2 finale

Jon Hoche returns after a week away to the rotating co-host chair! Jimmy talks about a possible 1:1 interview with a Gotham star or 2. News includes: DC Comics will do some Metal midnight launches, Battle Angel Alita is now on Comixology, Dynamite Entertainment is publishing new Turok and Sheena comics, Neil Gaiman will read The Cheesecake Factory menu if $500k is raised for charity, an Animaniacs reboot may be in development and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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