Happy New Year! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! Get ready to support another terrific book from Scout Comics—Shiver Bureau by Walter Ostlie! The first issue of this series is available to order through your local comics shop, so be sure to listen to this episode to learn how! During our interview, we discuss how he creates this great comic (as well as his other books and webcomics), where the ideas behind Shiver Bureau came from, and what we can expect from Walter in the future! Check out his website at this link, his Shiver Bureau page here, and his Facebook page here, among other social media sites! Don’t miss next week’s episode as we kick off 2018 with another terrific conversation with another great comics professional!
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- 00:00:30 – Introduction
- 00:02:37 – Comments on the 2017 Eisner Award winners
- 00:14:49 – The Death of Stalin
- 00:41:52 – Moonstruck #1
- 01:02:16 – Kros: Hallowed Ground
- 01:33:14 – Wrap up
- 01:34:25 – Contact us
This week on The Comics Alternative‘s regular review show, the Two Guys discuss three recent titles, all of which involve monsters….or outsiders, depending on your perspective. They begin with The Death of Stalin, written by Fabien Nury and with art by Thierry Robin (Titan Comics). This is a translation of a French text that is soon to be released as a major motion picture in the UK, and then eventually coming to the US. It’s the semi-historical account of the death of Joseph Stalin and the unusual circumstances surrounding that event. As Andy and Derek point out, Nury’s dark sense of humor is apparent throughout, while Robin’s art captures the grittiness of the context.
Next, the guys move on to Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth’s Moonstruck #1 (Image Comics). The story takes place in an urban setting, with young people going about their daily, and sometimes wacky, lives…sort of like something out of Seinfeld or Friends. However, what marks this series is its fantastical nature: everyone is a mythical figure of some sort. While Leth provides a bit of the art, the lion’s share goes to newcomer Shae Beagle, which is a stand out. And although both guys had wondered when they read the original solicit if this series may be a bit too “cute,” they find Ellis’s story mature in a way they hadn’t expected.
Finally, Andy and Derek do something they haven’t really done before: review a title that is only available through a Kickerstarter campaign. Tom Mandrake and John Ostrander’s Kros: Hallowed Ground takes place during the horrific yet decisive Battle of Gettysburg, but it’s more than just a war story. This is a landscape populated by vampires. And what better feeding ground for bloodsuckers than this battlefield? On it’s own, this narrative leaves open a few questions, but the guys sense that this is the first in a series of Kros tales that will flesh out a larger storyworld. They hope that this, as well as other future installments, might find its way to print in the future.
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- 00:00:25 – Introduction
- 00:02:18 – Setup of interview
- 00:04:43 – Interview with Gabby Schulz
- 01:11:55 – Wrap up
- 01:14:04 – Contact us
“The sewage of negativity I bring to comics”
In an interview that is a long time in coming, Gwen and Derek have the pleasure of talking with Gabby Schulz. His new collection of diary comics, The Process of Drastically Reducing One’s Expectations, was recently released from Alec Longstreth’s Phase Eight Publishing, and in their conversation, Gabby shares his views on the uses and misuses of autobiographical comics. And the three spend a lot of time discussing several of Gabby’s earlier works, especially Sick and Monsters (both published through Secret Acres), and how the personal necessarily becomes political when exploring individual shortcomings and predilections. Gwen and Derek also ask Gabby about “Ken Dahl,” his recent travels, and the experiences of living on the road.
Be sure to visit the artist’s Ignatz Award-nominated website Gabby’s Playhouse.
Monsters are something many of us truly love and, during this week’s Episode 268, Russell Nohelty from Wannabe Press is back, giving us the scoop on his Kickstarter now underway for his hardcover, 244-page anthology called Monsters and Other Scary Shit. We delve into how this excellent book came to be, and we explore several of the stories you’ll enjoy as you read it! For more on this high-power creation, go to this link. Russell gives us a lot more info about this project during our discussion, so be sure to listen what he has to say!
Maya Kern‘s “Monster Pop!” features monsters and humans living together at a university. In Kern’s mind, it’s like, and also not like, shojo manga. How so?
This week, Tim talks with Maya about the increased acceptance of gay characters in comics; the problems with blogging from a character’s point of view (and of making your character a musician); why comics conventions are good for connections, but anime conventions are good for making money; repetitive strain injury, online comics promotion (Tapastic, Patreon), and more.
This week on the spookiest LIVE comics radio program north of Sleepy Hollow, we welcome Nick Bradshaw back to the Monster Cave. Of course you’ve been following Nick’s meteoric rise to fame with his work on Wolverine and the X-Men at Marvel but what you might not have know is that Nick is a huge horror and monster fan. How perfect that he joins us on Devil’s Night to chat about all things creepy and eerie. If you have a question for Nick Bradshaw, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.
We are also joined by our Senior Marvel Cinematic Universe Correspondent Brent O’Hara who will be breaking down all of the recent MCU news that has been released lately.
WMD gets it’s pop culture news from SciFi Mafia.
Jenny Marcano guest stars on this weeks episode! Giant Robots vs Enormous Monsters, throw in the apocalypse and Guillermo del Toro, looks like a must see Nerd film. Yet do all these components make this film worth your time? Listen in to find out.
As a long time fan of Godzilla, I have been waiting for this film, a high budget monster flick with a great director behind it. Find out if it fills that hole inside every Godzilla fans heart.
Review is spoiler free till 10:30
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Join the guys for some Comic Talk as well as clearing up a little something on “New” Nick Fury. We also find out that Mongo hates monster comics. What’s up with that?!
He discusses excitement on the upcoming D.B. Cooper series, Accent UK’s recent release of Predators, and more!
Reviews this week:
Monsters (Accent UK)
Spontaneous #3 (Oni Press)
Wolves ( Becky Cloonan)
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Outro music by Art of Kanly (contact Jim if you’d like to hear more!)
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It’s opening weekend for the new Star Trek franchise/sequel/re-imagining and we’re going to update you on the opening festivities including but not limited to WMD at your local theatre promoting Hal-Con 2010.
We’ll have Ben Steeves and Gibson Twist in the studio to talk about web comics.
And of course we’ll have your regular chances to win Strange Adventures cash and Jumbo Video ‘Jumbo’ movie banners in addition to taking three qualifiers for the Premiere Format Mystique Sideshow Statue.
Tune in this (or listen LIVE on the net at http://wheremonstersdwell.ca) Wednesday for fun and excitement the Where Monsters Dwell way!
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