Deconstructing Comics #578: Helioscope: Steve Lieber, Maria Frantz, and Ben Dewey

Steve Lieber, Maria Frantz, and Ben Dewey

Three more talks with the folks at Helioscope Studio in Portland in this episode!

Steve Lieber, an artist in his own right and also manager of the studio, gives us a brief history of the studio (including its self-naming woes) and tips on how to start your own studio.

Intern/mentee Maria Frantz, a university student and web cartoonist who grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes, explains her internship and the aims of her comics work, and how her generation approaches comics.

Finally, Ben Dewey (Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) talks about his process of doing art (involving digital pencils and analog watercolors), why you shouldn’t get too fussy over your comics, managing your comics creating time, and what was good about Rob Liefeld’s work.

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Radio Free Asgard 199

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This week brings us Part 2 of “The Eighth Day” as we cover Iron Man #22! Stark and his intrepid crew of misfits find their way to Farallah’s temple… and Kalibak!!.er…Carnivore!!

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This week we first delve into Norse lore with “The Lay of Thrym”… I will tell you one thing, Thrym does NOT get laid! Then, we look at Part Zeroth of “The Eighth Day” as we cover the 2nd story in Iron Man #21 from 1999!

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What do you get when you mix an old guy showing kids his staff in a cave, a big stripey dude, a giant Loki and a storm that can suffocate?? You have Thor: Godstorm #3, which we cover this week! Nuff said!

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This week, the All-Father Odin faces off in a battle of wits against the riddle-master of the giants in “The Lay of Vafthrudnir” courtesy of the ancient Vikings by way of Snorri Sturluson!

Then we have a look at Thor: Godstorm, Book Two, by Busiek and Rude! This story features a large variety of silly voices, an old man talking in titles, horses that spooge out their noses, and a dude made out of Kirby Krackle!! Awesome!

 

 Music from “Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elfsmith” is copyright Mats Wendt and is used with permission.

 

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This week we look at the epic adventures of Uller and Wilf as we cover Thor: Godstorm #1!! This is one of the best Silver Age Thor comics since the Silver Age, featuring a villain with unclear motivations, Jane Foster being sappy, levitating farts, Loki being insidious, Odin being a dick, and the Avengers!

Comic Book Savant Trade Your Pick Episode 27: Avengers Forever HC


This month’s Trade Your Pick episode is on Avengers Forever HC. As always I do detailed review on the book and then I will discuss any and everything that I can related to the discussed material. Enjoy!

Interview: Astro City-Brent Anderson


About a decade ago (maybe it was less than that) the Dollar Bin’s Joel, Tee, and Adam spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson to discuss their (along with Alex Ross) masterpiece in motion, Astro City. We offer to you here the second part featuring artist Brent Anderson.
Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/interview-astro-city-brent-anderson.html

Interview: Astro City-Kurt Busiek


About a decade ago (maybe it was less than that) the Dollar Bin’s Joel, Tee, and Adam spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson to discuss their (along with Alex Ross) masterpiece, Astro City. We offer to you here the first part featuring writer Kurt Busiek

Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/interview-astro-city-kurt-busiek.html

Comic News Insider Episode 333 – From East Harlem to Pontypridd

Comic News Insider: Episode 333 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews:  Alpha Flight Vol 4 #0.1, Rocketeer Adventures #1, Star Wars Jedi The Dark Side #1

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Old pal Richard McAuliffe joins Jimmy from sunny Wales to co-host. The boys chat about the recent Big Apple Con, the current Book Expo, Bristol Expo, TV Wonder Woman’s booty shorts, Grace Helbig’s sketch show and more. News includes: Jim Lee and Geoff Johns at Hero Complex Fest, BBC America postpones Doctor Who, Immortals movie will send you to San Diego Comic-Con, Napoloen Dynamite gets animated, The Walking Dead board game, Chris Hardwick takesThe Nerdist to BBC America, Joe Hill’s The Cape returns, and Todd Klein’s new print features Steve Rude. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

 

Wednesday Warriors – Time Machine – Marvels

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The Warriors travel back in time to review Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross in the latest special time machine episode.

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Deconstructing Comics #245: Can we still marvel at “Marvels”?

MarvelsThe 1994 release of Marvels took comics by storm. The four-issue miniseries established the places of both hyperrealistic painter Alex Ross and continuity maven Kurt Busiek in the industry. There’s still plenty here to make it a standout story 16 years later, but has some of the shine come off? And, is making a logical narrative out of a mainstream comic companies’ disparate series really doable? Tim and Kumar discuss.

Also, Patrik W resurfaces to talk with Tim about the upcoming American Comics Exhibition in Tokyo. Tim, Patrik, and 13 other artists will be displaying their work!

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Back To The Bins! #29

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Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!

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