Comics Alternative Interviews: Mark Voger

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  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:28 – Setup of interview
  • 00:03:47 – Interview with Mark Voger
  • 01:05:43 – Wrap up
  • 01:07:15 – Contact us

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“We didn’t need LSD. We had Quisp and Quake.”

On this interview episode, Derek talks with Mark Voger about his latest work, Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture. The book comes out this week from TwoMorrows Publishing, and during their conversation Mark discusses the roots of groovy culture that reach back to early twentieth-century modernism and jazz, and are even apparent in discoveries during nineteenth century. But most of the interview is spent talking about the flowering, so to speak, of this cultural trend from the mid-1960s into the early 1970s. Obviously Derek asks Mark about the comics of the time — Mike Sekowsky’s new Wonder Woman, Steve Ditko’s Hawk and Dove, Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Archie Comics’ Josie, and the underground comix of R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, Jay Lynch, Kim Deitch, and Denis Kitchen — but they also spend a lot of time discussing “groovy culture” in music, television, film, fashion, and art. Mark also briefly covers his previous book, Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972, and the creative transition he made from the ghoulish to the psychedelic. These were the concurrent popular movements that largely defined his young life.

Be sure to visit Mark Voger’s website to learn more about his groovy work!

Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 101 – Season 5

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Moon Knight #188, Black Lightning #1, Runaways #3 2017, Port of Earth #1, Ragman #2, Interview with Matteo Scalera and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 3:06 – 14:10

Moon Knight #188  – 14:10 – 20:36

Black Lightning #1 – 20:37 – 27:15

Runaways #3 2017 – 27:15 – 35:50

Port of Earth #1 – 35:50 – 43:40

Ragman #2 – 43:40 – 52:44

Interview with Matteo Scalera DCC 2017 – 52:44 – 1:01:50

 

Books to look for – 1:03:50

 

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Super Hero Speak – #232: Paul Allor

This week the guys are joined by Paul Allor (TMNT, G.I. Joe). Paul tells the guys how he got started, and how he is the break out artist of 2019. Plus he tells them all about his latest book Monstro Mechanica. So sit back and enjoy!

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Julia Wertz

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:39 – Setup of interview
  • 00:04:29 – Interview with Julia Wertz
  • 01:10:16 – Wrap up
  • 01:12:40 – Contact us

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Screw Cronuts!

On this interview episode, Paul and Derek are pleased to have Julia Wertz on the podcast. Her new book, Tenements, Towers and Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, came out earlier this month from Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers. As the subtitle suggests, this is a different kind of history, a guide to the Big Apple’s present as well as its past, investigating its architecture, its businesses, its facades, its entertainment venues, and the many colorful figures who have populated its boroughs. The guys talk with Julia about how different this book is from her previous works — e.g., Drinking at the MoviesThe Infinite Wait and Other StoriesFart Party — which are primarily autobiographical. For this project, the author considered herself an urban explorer, forgoing the inward gaze and focusing instead on the city that she called home between 2007 and 2016. Tenements, Towers and Trash includes a variety of stories that compose its past, and punctuating the text is a series of before-and-after illustrations of storefronts and city blocks that underscore New York’s ever-changing nature. This isn’t a nostalgic look back at what once had been, but a chronicle of a dynamic urban space in the process of becoming. And of course, the book has more than its share of Julia’s poignant, even laugh-out-loud, humor.

Super Hero Speak – #231: Just Say Yeah!

This week the guys debate the future of Marvel comics, can they last with their current business practices and content? Also the CW announces their next show, Project 13, and Snagglepuss is gay!?! Plus we bring you an interview the creative team behind I am Alfonso Jones. All this and much more, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Super Hero Speak – #230: NYCC Part 2 Reactions!

This week the guys bring you 2 more of their interviews from New York Comic Con 2017. They chat with author April Adams(Drawing the Dragon) and producer turned comic book writer Zachary Mortensen(The Gatecrashers). Plus the guys give their reactions to all the new previews that were released last week. Sit back and enjoy!

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#229: NYCC 2017

This week the guys talk about their experience at New York Comic Con 2017! They talk about what they saw and how the con went. Plus they bring you an interview with Richard Rivera, Alex Lobato and Clara Meath where they talk about their new comic Shadow Play. All this and more, enjoy!

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Super Hero Speak – #227: Ethan Van Sciver

This week the guys sit down with the one and only Ethan Van Sciver! Ethan talks to the guys about his career and how he stays passionate about the work. Plus he explains the importance of smiling both for yourself and for your characters. Plus his passion and love for the medium will guaranteed inspire you as well! All this and much more on this Super Hero Speak!

Ethan Van Sciver

 

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Super Hero Speak – #224: Rusty Symbol

Friend of the show Rusty Gilligan returns to tell the guys about his new project The Symbol. The Symbol is a character created while working at Marvel, but he retained the rights to and now he’s bringing the character back in his own series. Plus a round of Stump the Geek! All this and more in the latest Super Hero Speak!

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Arc Reactions – 81 – Jeff

We cover Jeff by Travis Bundy and Chad Thomas in our second episode of follow up fall. We talk about the story, the characters, and interview the writer/artist.

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Art (8:25)
Interview with Travis (9:44)

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Arc Reactions – 35 – Billy Love Nibbles

Our next podcast will be our review of  The Defenders (Netflix) on September 17th.

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Longbox Review 123: Revisiting Rios

Peter Rios (of The Daily Rios podcast) returns to the show to discuss a wide range of subjects including what we should do about our comic collections after we’re gone, 1980s DC comics that (criminally) haven’t been traded, what he’s been up to since the last time we spoke, podcasting and is it art, DC’s Dark Days: The Forge and Casting, some San Diego Comic Con news, Star Trek, DC vs Marvel, questions from Twitter, and more! Join us next episode for our discussion of the Image Comics series Secret Identities.

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Super Hero Speak – #221: Staunch Ambition

This week the guys sit down with Brian Lau, the creative mind behind Staunch Ambition. Staunch Ambition is the sci-fi comic that examines our possible future based on the world we live in today. Brian tells the guys all about the books and his love for science fiction. So sit back and enjoy!

Staunch Ambition website: http://www.staunchambition.com/

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Super Hero Speak – #219: Zero Issue

This week the guys sit down with Zach Bubolo and James Fagan of New York Picture Company. Zach and James tell the guys all about their current project Zero Issue which asks the questions of in a world full of heroes what happens to the unsuccessful ones? Plus they explore some unanswered questions from Game of Thrones. So sit back and enjoy the Zero Issue! 

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Grawlix Nights #11: Jarrod Steenblock of One Stop Comics

On this episode of the Grawlix Podcast interview series Jesse sits down with Jarrod Steenblock, owner operator of One Stop Comics in Fremont, Nebraska, for an early morning Grawlix Nights! (Yeah, you read that correctly!) Originally streamed live to our Facebook page they discuss owning a comic book store, comic books, gaming and taking the road less traveled. Enjoy!

You can watch the original Facebook Live video interview here.

This episode originally appeared on GrawlixPodcast.com.

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Super Hero Speak = #217: Tom Rasch

This week the guys sit down with former Marvel artist turned independent creator Tom Rasch. Tom tells Dave and Matt what it was like to join Marvel in the late 90s and why he left the business to work in video games. Now he’s back in the buisness and introducing his new book Black Alpha, an idea hes had since he was a kid. So sit back and enjoy! 

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