Comic News Insider Episode 754 – Iron Deficiency Fist!

Comic News Insider: Episode 754 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batwoman Vol 2 #1, Coady And The Creepies #1, Vampirella Vol 7 #1, Iron Fist, Tangled Before Ever After, Beauty and the Beast

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the big lightsaber battle in Star Wars: Rebels and Jimmy is madly prepping for the upcoming MoCCA Festival. And yes, they talk way too long (some would say ad nauseum) about Iron Fist. News includes: Clueless continues in comic book from Boom!, DC Comics faces some Dark Days, Will.i.Am is bringing an alien/zombie/hip hop themed comic to Marvel, KISS and Vampirella are teaming up at Dynamite Entertainment, a Matrix reboot/relaunch/rehash/re-something is in early development at Warner Bros., a Venom film is coming out next year and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Critiquing Comics #100: Comics from Conventions!

Comics from conventions

Somehow, Critiquing Comics is up to 100 episodes! Tim and Mulele mark this occasion by discussing a bunch of comics picked up at New York’s MoCCA Festival and Tokyo’s Kaigai Manga Festa.

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Deconstructing Comics #492: MoCCA Fest 2016, pt 2

MoCCA part two

MoCCA Festival, presented by the Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, was held at Metropolitan West in New York City on April 2 and 3. This week, the tablers Tim talked with on the second day.

Also, excerpts from a panel discussion called “Autobiography: Revealing the Self in Comics.” The panel was moderated by Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) and featured Gabrielle Bell (Truth is Fragmentary), Nicole Georges (Calling Dr. Laura), Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits), and Gina Wynbrandt (Someone Please Have Sex With Me).

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Comic News Insider Episode 679 – MoCCA Mirth w/ Rebecca Sugar!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 679 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Powerpuff Girls, The Walking Dead S6 finale, Wynonna Earp S1 premiere

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the awesomeness of Benedict Cumberbatch dressed as Doctor Strange buying Doctor Strange comics and talk at length/give theories about the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. Over the weekend, Jimmy (and Producer Joe) attended MoCCA Festival. A great small press/indie comics show right here in NYC. Jimmy gives a quick recap of it all. On the Sunday of the show, Jimmy and Producer Joe sat down with Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe creator) for a lovely chat about the show, her time on Adventure Time, her musical work and much more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Deconstructing Comics #488: Farewell, Alvin; Hello, MoCCA

Alvin BuenaventuraAlvin Buenaventura, who died last month at age 39, was a guy with a great eye for unusual art, and he had a large impact on the comics publishing world. He’s perhaps best known for publishing a $125 comic, the 16” x 21” tome Kramers Ergot 7 (shown)! This week Tom Spurgeon joins Tim to discuss Alvin’s impact.

Also, Tim and Tom discuss the upcoming MoCCA festival in New York!

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Comic News Insider Episode 602 – Mighty MoCCA Merriment w/ Dean Haspiel/Seth Kushner/Barbara Stok!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 602 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Convergence #1, Rebels #1, Savior #1, Daredevil, Game of Thrones

It’s the MoCCA recap and Jimmy is joined in studio by Producer Joe and pal Jon Hoche. Jimmy and Joe attended MoCCA Festival over the weekend and experienced some amazing small press comic book goodness! Jimmy interviewed Monica Gallagher, Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, Barbara Stok and Jamie Tanner. You’ll hear Dean, Seth and Barbara in this episode and Monica and Jamie in next week’s episode. Jimmy also cheated on CNI by appearing on 2 other podcasts last week. He was part of the annual Jay and Jack charity podcast for Autism Speaks and a guest on his friend Amber’s Vodka O’Clock podcast (available next week). Jimmy and Joe gave their recap and thoughts on this year’s MoCCA. Hint: It rocked! News includes: New Lego Dimensions game from Warner Bros., DC Comics leaves NYC for good, you can relive Superman 2 with Margot Kidder, Agents of SHIELD gets a spin-off, Olivia Munn is cast as Psylocke in upcoming X:Men film, new Spider-Man film will have teenage Spidey/no origin re-telling/new costume with “classic Spidey” feel, Brad Bird is working on The Incredibles 2, Lucy Griffiths joins AMC’s Preacher cast and director Michelle McLaren leaves Wonder Woman film over “creative differences”. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 601 – MOCCApproaching!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 601 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Convergence #0, Space Riders #1, UFOlogy #1, Uncanny Inhumans #0, Olympus, Outlander mid-season premiere

Jimmy is recovering from the epic 600th episode recording, so he invites Emily Edwards over to co-host and add some pep to the podcast! They chat about the absolute awesomeness of 600, Jimmy’s finally seen all of The IT Crowd,  he’ll also be a guest on 2 other podcasts this week and they both remind everyone to watch Daredevil and Game of Thrones this weekend. News includes: Star Trek and Green Lantern will team up in comic book form, WonderCon moves again, Amped will be both a new Vertigo comic and USA Network TV show, Bazooka Joe gets redesigned, no end credits stinger in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, the Star Wars digital collection is available this week, Paul Feig’s new sci-fi comedy Other Space will debut on Yahoo Screen next week and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 599 – One More to Go!

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Reviews: Chrononauts #1. Frankenstein Underground #1, Giant Days #1, Red One #1, iZombie

Jimmy is joined in studio by members of the CNI Chorus Rachel Felstein and Emmy Potter! Rachel joins in again after last week’s debut while Emmy makes her CNI debut this week. They chat about that recent Captain Marvel movie rumor and what’s in store for episode 600 next week. News includes: MoCCA Fest announces programming, UN announces gender equality comics competition, Dr. Seuss gets a museum, Science Channel launches science initiative, Mallrats 2 is coming with original stars, Jennifer Lawrence’s last time as Mystique will be in X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Files returns to TV for a 6 episode event, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun join AMC’s upcoming Preacher series, & more new cast members for the Deadpool movie.  Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 467 – MoCCA Recap w/ Heidi MacDonald/Rob Davis/Robert Sellers/Matt Miner

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Comic News Insider: Episode 467 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Last of Us: American Dreams #1, Mice Templar Vol 4 Legend #1, Snow Angel One Shot, Thanos Rising #1

Jimmy is joined in studio once again by the EIC of The Beat, Heidi MacDonald! They give their big recaps on MoCCA Festival and were quite pleased with the show. The Society of Illustrators took over this year and did a bang up job! Jimmy gets a few interviews at the show with Rob Davis (The Complete Don Quixote), Robert Sellers (Hellraisers) and Matt Miner (Liberator). They also remember comics legends Carmine Infantino and George Gladir. News includes: Apple bans Saga #12 due to gay sex scene, Carrie Kelley returns as Robin and In the Flesh comes to BBC America.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy moderated a panel about British comics with UK creators from SelfMadeHero (Rob Davis, Glyn Dillon, JAKe, and Robert Sellers). It was recorded but the sound is not great. We are working on putting up a somewhat ear-pleasing version for an episode. If not, we’ll chat a bit about it on next week’s podcast. Stay tuned!

Comic News Insider Episode 466 – Pre-MoCCA Mania!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 466 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Comics- East Of West #1, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 #1, Mister X Hard Candy 1-Shot.
TV- Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Revolution, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead.
Theater- GEEK!

Jimmy flies solo since he went to see the new Vampire Cowboys show called GEEK! and rushed home after to record. Alas, after falling asleep off/on, he didn’t record until 9am on Wednesday. Sorry for the lateness, kids! A lot of reviews in comics, TV and even theater. News includes: Dark Horse Comics to publish original Star Wars script as comic, Once Upon A Time comes to comic form, Once Upon A Time gets a spinoff called Once: WonderlandTomb Raider movie will be rebooted, Doctor Who 50th anniversary casting confirmations announced and Kiss Hello Kitty animated comes to The Hub. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 325 – MoCCA Madness with Sarah McIntyre/Kean Soo/Tory Woollcott

Comic News Insider: Episode 325 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews:  Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38, Blue Estate #1, Fear Itself #1, Herc #1

Being Human (UK) Series 3 finale, Being Human (US) Season 1 finale

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Get those earplugs/headphones out as we recorded on the digital recorder this week! Writer Jonathan Baylis (So…Buttons) joins Jimmy as guest co-host. It’s a big MoCCA Festival recap. Interviews with Sarah McIntyre (Vern and Lettuce) and Kean Soo/Tory Woollcott (From Toronto to Tuscany).  News includes: Kapow Comic-Con announcements, Zod is cast for Snyder’s Superman film, John Layman and Sam Kieth working on secret project, Pekar’s Cleveland finds a publisher, and 2011 Eisner Nominations are in! The guys give their impressions of the recent MoCCA Festival and the ethics of how much to charge for mini-comics. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

 

Comic Timing – Episode 106: MoCCA and C2E2

It’s time for some more con interviews and wrap-up! This time, I go through all the interviews conducted at this year’s MoCCA Festival in NYC, as well as C2E2 in Chicago. I have a wrap-up of C2E2 on the episode as well, but here is a full list of the intervews conducted at both shows:

MoCCA:

  • Dave Roman, co-creator of Teen Boat and a bunch of cool Avatar: The Last Airbender stuff
  • Vin Ferrante, creator of Witch Hunter vs. The Woman in Black
  • Fred Chao, creator of Johnny Hiro
  • C2E2:

  • Paul Mounts, longtime colorist of Fantastic Four, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Ultimates, New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, and various other comics, Marvel and otherwise.
  • Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile, and the Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels
  • Lee Kohse, creator of Kindergoth, and part of Bloodfire Studios
  • Brian Crowley, creator of Hamster Rage, and part of Nerd City
  • Steve Bryant, creator and artist of Athena Voltaire. You can support the return of Athena Voltaire by donating to the Kickstarter Campaign! Oh, and he’s also a Comic Twart.
  • Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin of Raging Bullets
  • Tom Kelly, creator of fun Hello Kitty superhero drawings, and creator/artist of Sword of the Savage Samurai
  • Peter David, writer of X-Factor, Fallen Angel, Star Trek: The New Frontier novels, and plenty of other stuff, too!

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