Comic News Insider Episode 863 – CNI Sizzler!

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Reviews: Charlies Angels #1, Modern Fantasy #1, Multiple Man #1, Luke Cage s2

It’s a sizzling heatwave in NYC so everyone is staying home in their air conditioning. Jimmy gets friends Marta, Erica, Ashley and Emmy to send in their audio reviews. And frequent co-host Emily serves as news reader. Thanks to all! News includes: DC Universe will be a subscription streaming service that will include original content, A Halo TV series has gotten a 10 episode order at Showtime, CBS is releasing an official Star Trek-branded straight bourbon and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 266: Reviews of Red Winter, Motherlands #1, and The Archies # 4

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:30 – Introduction
  • 00:003:11 – We get significant listener responses!
  • 00:07:41 – Red Winter
  • 00:32:46 – Motherlands #1
  • 00:50:03 – The Archies #4
  • 01:14:34 – Wrap up
  • 01:15:39 – Contact us

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Here We Come, Walking Down the Street…

This week Gene and Derek discuss, yet again, three diverse titles. They begin with Anneli Furmark’s Red Winter (Drawn and Quarterly). It’s the the first in a trilogy of graphic novels, although this is Furmark’s first work translated into English. The narrative is set in the late 1970s and centers on two lovers struggling with complicating relationships, both marital and political. Each chapter focuses on a particular character involved in the drama, and Furmark’s presentation is both contemplative and tonally provocative. The guys eagerly await further Furmark translations coming from Drawn and Quarterly.

Next, the Two Guys check out the first issue of a new Vertigo Comics miniseries, Motherlands, written by Si Spurrier and with art by Rachel Stott. This is a sci-fi, futuristic story of a middle-age multi-dimensional bounty hunter, Tabitha Tubach, trying to earn a living, while at the same time struggling with her past and a mother who marked it (and not for the better). And as if familial matters couldn’t get more any more trying, the end of this inaugural issue brings additional complications with the emergence of Tabitha’s sibling, Bubbsa.

Gene and Derek wrap up this week’s show with Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, and Joe Eisma’s The Archies #4. It’s unusual that the guys review an issue of a series beyond the first one or two issues, but this is a special case. The focus of The Archies #4 is a musical group near and dear to both Derek and Gene, The Monkees. That’s right, Davy, Mickey, Peter, and Mike meet The Archies…which is not as unusual as you might think. After all, both groups have been perceived as “fictions,” both have been categorized as bubblegum pop, both inadvertently find themselves in weird dilemmas, and both have a history with Don Kirshner. Hey hey…

Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at Fan Expo Dallas 2017

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Our Man in Dallas

This past weekend Derek attended Dallas Fan Expo 2017, and there he was able to talk with several creators and publishers for the podcast. Some of his guests are individuals who have been on the podcast before — either while at conventions or on regular interview episodes — although some are appearing on The Comics Alternative for the first time. Those talking with Derek on this on-location show include Robert Wilson IV, Terry Moore, Raechel Alexis Gasparac, Ed Brisson, Joe Eisma, and Matt Hawkins. Enjoy, won’t you?

Be sure to check out today’s companion on-location episode where Andy talks with a few creators at the Sumter Comic Arts Symposium!

 

 

The Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at Fan Expo Dallas 2015

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Fan Expo Dallas was held May 29-31, and this year Derek was there in Artists Alley talking with a variety of creators. Some of those he spoke with are famous names and individuals who have been on the show before. Others were new to him and, and Derek used the opportunity to introduce himself and Comics Alternative listeners to their fascinating works. He begins by talking with two artists who have spoken with him at various cons in the past, Robert Wilson IV and Joe Eisma. The latter shares his experiences having illustrated Bitch Planet #3, the amount of attention that has brought him, and his warm relationship with Kelly Sue DeConnick. Robert also follows up on the success of Knuckleheads, which was released as a book last summer from IDW. Joe Eisma talks not only about his most recent work on Morning Glories, now in its second “season,” but also about doing a variant cover for the relaunch of Archie. After that, Derek speaks with two teams of creators whose work he has just discovered. Through Stephen G. Totten and his friend Mike, he learns about the webcomic Angry Cuddles, and how this work (written by Stephen and illustrated by Joseph A. Valero III) has recently become a video podcast. Derek also talks with Mark Schmidt, publisher of Stratum Comics, and his partner, Vince Chuter. Their title, The Threat, is an action comic reminiscent of Heroes placed in a Judge Dredd-type universe. Next, Derek talks with Steve Epting about Velvet — the second trade has recently been released — and the kind of fan response he’s been getting at the con. Steve shares a few words about working with Ed Brubaker on this creator-owned title as well as their collaboration on Captain America and Winter Soldier. After that, Jemma Young introduces Derek to her webcomic, Children of Eldair, her collaboration with its writer, Rachel A. Oaks, the title’s dedicated fanbase, and the challenges of putting out installments on a regular basis. Derek also meets Hector Rodriguez whose El Peso Hero, published through Rio Bravo Comics, is a potent mixture of superhero stories, sociopolitical commentary, and an exploration of race relations on the Southwestern border. Finally, Derek wraps up with Ellen Natalie, whose webcomic Furry Experience provides a glimpse into young adult experiences as they relate to religion, relationships, and coming of age. This was a particularly busy convention, and The Comics Alternative thanks all of these creators for taking the time to share their thoughts and experiences with its listeners.

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 83.1: Talking with Creators at Fan Expo’s Dallas Comic Con

Talk from the Floor

dallas-comic-conFor this special episode of The Comics Alternative, Derek is back at the Dallas Comic Con talking with a variety of artists, writers, publishers, and even animation voice actors. Among his guests are Yanick Paquette (artist on the new Swamp Thing), Jimmy Palmiotti (creative force, behind Harley Quinn and Painkiller Jane), Joe Eisma (artist on Morning Glories), Andy Hirsch (illustrator of GarfieldAdventure Time, and Regular Show), Robert Wilson IV (artist on Knuckleheads), Tim Harris (publisher/creator of Renegade Comics), Don Rosencrants (production manager of Literati Press), Shada-RoyalJeremy Shada (the voice of Finn on the Adventure Time cartoon), and Man of Action Studios creators Steven T. Seagle (creator behind Imperial, House of SecretsAmerican Virgin), Joe Kelly (writer of I Kill GiantsBang! Tango!, and Douglas Fredericks and the House of They), and Duncan Rouleau (artist behind The Nightmarist and The Great Unknown). There was a lot of activity and a lot of fun talk. And now you can experience the con vicariously by plugging into this podcast episode!

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A very special thank you to Sophie Birdwell and Marc Bullard, who, as our press liaisons, showed us the layout of the floor, introduced us to many in Artist Alley, and literally took us behind the scenes for some special moments. And another big thank you to Joe Kelly, who gave Derek a signed copy of his wonderful book for adolescents, Douglas Fredericks and the House of They.

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 55.1: Talking with Creators at the October Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days

Fun Times at the Dallas Comic Con

NealAdamsAnother Dallas Comic Con was held this past weekend, October 4-6, at the Irving Convention Center. Derek was there looking through comics, taking in the sights, and talking with a variety of creators and publishers. He recorded his conversations, and you’ll find the fruits of his labor in this new episode. This con was filled wtih celebrities, cosplayers, and comics sellers, but Derek headed straight for the people who are actually the heart and soul of the event: the writers, artists, and publishers of comics. While on the floor JoeEismaDerek was able to get brief interviews with Joe Eisma, Cary Nord, Robert Wilson IV, Josh Howard, Andy Hirsch, Richard Dominguez, Michael Golden, Steve Niles, and comics legend Neal Adams. He also took the time to engage with folks at several independent publishers such as Terror Comics (where you can find Life Is Brutal and Thought Nog), Overground Comics (home of Absent SteveNilesCaptain and Graduate), Space Gun Studios (publishers of The Old Ones and Dash Bradley), Comic Book Divas (with Miss Misery’s A Haunting Desire and Penny Dreadful’s Cauldron of Terror), and the local distributors of Vamplets. There’s lots of fun talk and interesting insights, so listen along as Derek meanders the convention floor.

This episode’s incidental music is brought to you by Devo.

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Image Addiction – Episode 84: Artist Round Table

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Show Notes

Welcome back to the show!

Welcome to our first official Artist Round Table episode of the show.  This episode we’re joined by Joe Eisma (@Supajoe), Michael Walsh (@Mister_Walsh), and Nick Pitarra (@N1ckyPoo).

Enjoy!

Contact info:
Web Site: www.imageaddiction.net
Email Address: imageaddictionpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/imageaddiction
Mike: www.twitter.com/michaeljsmith0
Chris: www.twitter.com/chrispartin
DeWayne: www.twitter.com/DeWayneFeenstra
Joe: www.twitter.com/JoeMulv

Image Addiction Episode 60 – Talking w/Rob Guillory and Joe Eisma

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Show Notes

This episode Mike and Chris are joined by two of Image’s hotest artists – Rob Guillory (Chew) and Joe Eisma (Morning Glories).

Enjoy!

Contact info:
Web Site: www.imageaddiction.net
Email Address: imageaddictionpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/imageaddiction
Mike: www.twitter.com/michaeljsmith0
Chris: www.twitter.com/chrispartin
DeWayne Feenstra: www.twitter.com/DeWayneFeenstra

Dewayne’s podcast – Randumb Idiocy

Image Addiction Episode 31

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Show Notes

Welcome back to the show!  This episode we take a look back to 1994 and discuss Spawn #16-18 written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Greg Capullo and have a good ol’ time discussing the insanity.

We then move to some more recent releases and discuss Savage Dragon #168, Who Is Jake Ellis? #1, Infinite Vacation #1, Morning Glories #6, and Memoir #1.

Enjoy!

Contact info:
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Email Address: imageaddictionpodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/imageaddiction
Mike: www.twitter.com/michaeljsmith0
Chris: www.twitter.com/chrispartin

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 103

In which the boys ask an important question to their listening audience: “Who buys this stuff?

THE FOURTH WALL FIVE

  • [01:37] The Unwritten #17
  • [10:03] Morning Glories #2
  • [19:05] Joe The Barbarian #7 (OF 8)
  • [27:38] Halo: Fall Of Reach: Boot Camp #1 (OF 4)
  • [35:27] Astonishing Spider-Man Wolverine #3 (OF 5)

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 140 (9/19/10)

Lobster Johnson takes over this episode! Fast Five picks include Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #4 (Image), Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #2 (DC), Amazing Spider-Man 643 (Marvel), Morning Glories #2 (Image), and Brightest Day #10 (DC).

Despite what it may seem, this episode is not brought to you by India Pale Ale.

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 99

Is the 22 page story told within the ninth issue of Daytripper better than the 148 minute long story told in the film Inception? Listen and find out.

INDIES

  • [00:50] Daytripper #9 (of 10)
  • [06:21] Northlanders #31
  • [10:12] The Walking Dead #76
  • [15:02] Buzzard #3 (of 3)
  • [18:11] Morning Glories #1

MAINSTREAM

  • [23:21] Superman #702
  • [26:36] Thor: Mighty Avenger #3
  • [29:07] Incredible Hulk #611
  • [33:42] Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #13