Comics Alternative, Webcomics: Reviews of E.T. Girl, Bicycle Boy, and Broken Telephone

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A Girl, a Boy, and a Telephone

On the September webcomics show, Sean and Derek look at three intriguing titles. They begin with E.T. Girl, written and illustrated by theplanetsdreamer (and whose real name is Kimberly Kotschi). This is a relatively new webcomic, a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, and plays upon the alien abduction convention. After that they check out Jackarais’s Bicycle Boy, a work that has been going on for over 5 years. However, the narrative is well-paced and with incredible art. This is also a sci-fi story, but one set in an a post-apocalyptic future with a cyborg as its protagonist. The Two Guys wrap up the episode with the already-completed Broken Telephone, a unique series of interconnected storylines that become more solidly interwoven as the webcomic progresses. Ryan Estrada is the writer of all the storylines, but with each installment, 18 in all, he uses a different artist or artistic team to express his narrative vision.

 

Comic Timing – Episode 119: C2E2 and MoCCA

Just in time for CGS Supershow, Comic Timing goes through all the interviews that took place at this year’s C2E2 and MoCCA Festival! Here is a complete list of all the interviews in appearance order.

C2E2:

  • Chris Burnham, newly DC exclusive artist
  • Bryan J.L. Glass, writer of Mice Templar, Thor: First Thunder and various other Thor books.
  • Gail Simone, writer of Secret Sex and Birds of Prey
  • Justin Peterson, creator of Very Near Mint
  • Charles Soule, writer of 27 and Strongman
  • Andy Jewett, creator of HipHopSkotch
  • Cary Kelley, creator of Dynagirl
  • Ed Dunphy, writer of The Mongrel and Mystery Manor Haunted Theater
  • Byron Wilkins of Webcomics: What’s Cooking? and 1977: The Comic
  • Kevin Thurman and Julian Darius of Sequart, producers of Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts and Diagram for Delinquents: Fredric Wertham and the Evolution of Comic Books
  • Jamal Igle, artist of Zatanna and formerly of Supergirl
  • Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin of the Raging Bullets podcast
  • Steve Bryant, creator of Athena Voltaire and Hell Town
  • MoCCA:

  • Tania Marmolejo, artist of Doodling: The Art Of Procrastination
  • Dirk Tiede, creator of Paradigm Shift
  • Thanks to everyone for taking the time out of their weekend to let me interview them. It was great times and I can’t wait to head back in 2012! Unless the world ends.

    This episode of Comic Timing is sponsored by…DCBS! That’s right, Discount Comic Book Service is the new sponsor of Comic Timing. For all first time users of the site, make sure to use the promo code CT8 at checkout to receive an additional 8% off your first order! Here are our Review Corner picks for the month:

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    GHOST RIDER #0.1: 50% off retail (DCBS price $1.49/regular price $2.99)

    You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps! Also, be sure to stop on by the CGS Supershow on April 30th and May 1st if you’re in the Reading, PA area! Ian will be hosting the Podcasting Quorum on Saturday and there’s bound to be lots of fun.