Comics Alternative Interviews: Koren Shadmi

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On this interview episode Derek has the pleasure of talking with Koren Shadmi. His latest book, Love Addict: Confessions of a Serial Dater was released last month from Top Shelf Productions. They begin the conversation by discussing the genesis of this semi-autobiographical project and Koren’s own experiences on singles dating websites. He describes the challenge of making his protagonist, K., both identifiable and problematic, all the while walking a fine line between authenticity and potential charges of misogyny. But they also discuss Koren’s other works, including his experimental story collection, In the Flesh, and his webcomic-turned-book, The Abaddon. Koren also discusses his latest webcomic on the Vice channel, Motherboard, and his plans for future projects. Derek also asks his guest about last year’s Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv, his own Israeli roots, and his thoughts on being identified (and perhaps pigeonholed) as a Jewish or Israeli cartoonist.

Be sure to visit Koren’s website!

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Comic News Insider Episode 478 – More Heroes Con w/ Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire)

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Comic News Insider: Episode 478 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Crow Curare #1, Joe Hills Thumbprint #1, Superman Unchained #1, True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1, Man of Steel

Jimmy is joined in studio by his new nerdy pal Taylor Katz and they give a looooong review of the new Man of Steel film. More Heroes Con interviews with Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire). Jimmy talks about how he almost screwed up his SDCC plans, briefly mentions new SyFy shows Primeval: New World(skip it) and Sinbad (not terrible) and gives love to his girls Alie &  Georgia regarding their new show on The Cooking Channel (Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia). News includes: Superman and Wonder Woman get romantical, Spider-man finds his sister, Dynamite Teams up Flash Gordon/The Phantom/Mandrake the Magician, Star Wars Land coming to Orlando and IDW gets animated…sort of! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 467 – MoCCA Recap w/ Heidi MacDonald/Rob Davis/Robert Sellers/Matt Miner

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Comic News Insider: Episode 467 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Last of Us: American Dreams #1, Mice Templar Vol 4 Legend #1, Snow Angel One Shot, Thanos Rising #1

Jimmy is joined in studio once again by the EIC of The Beat, Heidi MacDonald! They give their big recaps on MoCCA Festival and were quite pleased with the show. The Society of Illustrators took over this year and did a bang up job! Jimmy gets a few interviews at the show with Rob Davis (The Complete Don Quixote), Robert Sellers (Hellraisers) and Matt Miner (Liberator). They also remember comics legends Carmine Infantino and George Gladir. News includes: Apple bans Saga #12 due to gay sex scene, Carrie Kelley returns as Robin and In the Flesh comes to BBC America.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy moderated a panel about British comics with UK creators from SelfMadeHero (Rob Davis, Glyn Dillon, JAKe, and Robert Sellers). It was recorded but the sound is not great. We are working on putting up a somewhat ear-pleasing version for an episode. If not, we’ll chat a bit about it on next week’s podcast. Stay tuned!