Zone 436: Heroes International with Mike Watson!

The Zone 4 crew is joined by Short Fuse Media Publisher Mike Watson as he talks all things Short Fuse, including Heroes International live on Kickstarter now!

Plus: A debate on Man of Steel around the hour mark!

Heroes International: http://kck.st/2A2xlnl

@ShortFuseMedia

Find more on: Zone4Podcast.com

Check out Patreon.com/BrantFowler for Zone 4 Aftermath on Mondays, and early access to audio versions of Zone 4!

Video version:

https://youtu.be/LQT8bM_Og6o 

Zone 4 #429: Like Father, Like Daughter with Comic Uno!

The crew returns with a special guest in tow as Kat “Comic Uno” Calamia talks about her Kickstarter for the trade collection of Like Father, Like Daughter live now!

Plus, we talk about the DC Universe streaming app and content, and what obvious and not so obvious projects we would all write for Marvel and DC given the chance.

Zone4Podcast.com

Kat’s Links:

The Kickstarter for Like Father, Like Daughter:

@ComicUno
@LFLDComic
YouTube.com/hadenclaireheroes
YouTube.com/ComicFrontline

Zone 4 #427: Be Kind to Dogs… and Support Indie Comics!

The crew returns to discuss the state of independent comics.

But before they can get into that, funny stories send them into a long segue!

It’s a hilarious episode you don’t want to miss, that culminates in a great discussion on indie comics!

Check out the exclusive pre-show on Patreon.com/Zone4Podcast

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #330: Sean Wang, Mark Darden

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Sean Wang, Runners, sci-fi, adventure, Guano Guy, Mark Darden, indie comics,

Are you ready for another double-header this week? In Episode 330, everything kicks off with Sean Wang, maker of Runners, a high-power, fun adventure series that tells a great sci-fi/fantasy story! We talk about the book and the news Sean has to share with us about the series, so be sure to get to his website store for more details. Also, he has a Kickstarter underway, so keep an eye out for that as well!

Then the episode concludes with my interview with creator Mark Darden, who discusses his Guano Guy comics. We discuss how he developed this fun book and what the future may hold for it. For more information, go to this link! He also was at this weekend’s Megacon Convention in Orlando!

The Grawlix Podcast #66: Earmuffs

Grawlix Podcast Vengeance, Nevada

Indie comic book time! We discuss issue #1 of the “wild, superhero-horror adventure” comic Vengeance, Nevada written by B.J. Mendelson with art by Piotr Czaplarski.

This podcast originally appeared on GrawlixPodcast.com

Show Notes and Links

INTRO
00:00 – Intro/Greetings
IN-HOUSE NEWS
01:50 – Sam Dealey’s Laugh It Forward! Kickstarter
02:55 – The Queer Nerd Podcast
05:06 – Jesse on Almost Educational
05:51 – Jesse will be at ConStellation 9 April 20th – 22nd, 2018
06:42 – Grawlix Cinematic Universe #2
FEATURED TOPIC
07:12 – Vengeance, Nevada
LETTERS PAGE
27:00 – Another excited installment in the Jerry the Gnome saga and letter from Matt D.
OUTRO
44:40 – Outro

Links Mentioned
Vengeance, Nevada on Comixology
Sam Dealey Laugh It Forward! Kickstarter
Sam’s WooHooligan interview with Jesse
The Queer Nerd Podcast on EMC Podcast Network
Almost Educational #157: Ready Player One
ConStellation Convention Website

The Grawlix Podcast Links
GrawlixPodcast.com  |  iTunes  |  Spotify  |   Stitcher
Patreon  |  RSS Feed  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Tumblr

Zone 4 #403: That Was a Thing…

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The crew returns for another exciting episode of Zone 4!

So many tangents we couldn’t even keep things straight!

We talk headlines, random discussion, and for Topic time we discuss what classifies a comic as an independent.

The sensitive might be offended…

The Last Ember #1 Kickstarter:

Gordon’s Links:

Auction Donation Information

http://www.artistsagainsthate.org

http://artistsagainsthate.bandcamp.com

 

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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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #263: Dave Romeo

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Dave Romeo, Comics on the Green, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Civil War, Marvel, Rebirth, Image, Walking Dead, Indie comics, event, Captain America, Iron Man, Batman

Ready to visit the front lines of the comics industry? In this week’s episode, #263, I talk with Dave Romeo, the owner and operator of Comics on the Green, a high-power comics shop that’s been a standard setter for the industry since Dave opened it over two decades ago! Dave understands both the business and fan aspects of comics, so we talk about everything from how 2016 went in his shop to what he envisions taking place in 2017. We discuss comics companies including Marvel, DC, Image and AfterShock, as well as the impact of comics-related moves and TV shows on local stores, among other fascinating things! The store’s website is at this link, and you can also find out more by checking out their Facebook page and keeping up with them on Twitter. Don’t miss this entertaining and informative interview!

 

ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 80: AYA – LIFE IN YOP CITY

In the West, there are few topics of conversation more rife with generalities, prejudices, and fear than that of Africa—especially sub-Saharan Africa. How easy it is for us to make a vaguely ridiculous, generalized statements about the Earth’s second largest and second most populous continent without fear of scrutiny! Racism, the legacy of colonialism, and the pervasive, disfiguring, narratives attached to this legacy has bred an easy sort of ignorance about the histories, cultures, and day-to-day lives of the people(s) who call the African continent their home. Aya of Yop City offers a wonderful response to (or perhaps a reprieve from) the monolithic narratives that crowd our perceptions about “Africa.”

LISTEN: Want more Gabby Beans podcasts? She hosts an episode on the graphic novel INCOGNEGRO!

Written by Marguerite Abouet and drawn by Clément Oubrerie, this colorful, refreshing, and vibrant comic follows the adventures (and many misadventures) of the eponymous character and her two best friends as they navigate adolescence. The story takes place in Yopougon-Koute, which is a large suburb of Abdijan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast. We enter the story at a particularly interesting point in the history of the Ivory Coast. Set in the 1970’s, Aya and her friends are living during the time of the “Ivorian Miracle,” a time at which there was a thriving middle class and unparalleled wealth and opportunities. Theirs is a moment of burgeoning freedom, and a large part of the fun of this book is watching as the young women contend with the values of their parents and elders while forging their own identities in a rapidly changing social and economic landscape.

HEAR: ComicsVerse is committed to doing podcasts on graphic novels! We discuss and interview SUPERMAN writer, Gene Luen Yang’s opus, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE in this podcast!

Just as the main characters in “Aya” face issues that range from the most superficial teenage spats, to questions of their aspirations being limited by their gender, so too did our discussion range from larger sociopolitical realities evinced by the nuanced characters and stories in the book, to the pert and twinkling humor throughout. Helmed by our fearless leader, Justin Alba, our wonderful cast relived our teenage years while confronting our own biases and pre-conceived notions about “African” stories. Bintu Conteh, Columbia grad and arts administrator/producer at-large offered her fruitful insights as a student of history and culture, as well as a person of Sierra-Leonean descent. The effulgent Amna Pervez (who introduced Justin to this book), also provided personally relevant anecdotes interspersed with laser-sharp political and literary analysis. ComicsVerse writer and intern, Tim O’Reilly proved to be an incredibly insightful reader and thinker in this, his first ever podcast!

If you’re in the mood for a witty, subtle, and enlightening read, be sure to pick up Aya of Yop City. In the mean time, enjoy the podcast!

For your convenience, this podcast is also available on iTunes!

Download The ComicsVerse Podcast on iTunes

source: https://comicsverse.com/episode-80-aya-life-yop-city/

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #218 With Kelly Bender

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Kelly Bender, Insane Comics, Sadistic, Aqueous, Starburn, Nights Templar, Convoy of Corpses, Hang Low Aim High, Death-Rattler, independent comics, Indie Comics,

This week’s episode features the return of Indie comics creator extraordinaire Kelly Bender! He’s the scripter of several books we talk about, including Starburn, Sadistic, Aqueous, Death-Rattler and Hang Low Aim High. That includes everything from sci-fi to horror to a combination of several genres. We delve into several of this titles in depth, including what the books are about and which characters we find in each one. Kelly and I discuss the creative process, including what it takes to make a comic and how best to work with your collaborators! Don’t miss all the great information Kelly has to share in episode #218! To access many of his excellent comics, you can go to InsaneComics.com, at comixology at this link or at drivethrucomics.com here. If you want to read something new and different, don’t miss his comics! Highly recommended!