Deconstructing Comics #503: “Concrete”

Concrete

Paul Chadwick’s Concrete first appeared in Dark Horse Presents #1 in 1986. While its hero is a human whose brain is transplanted to a huge stone body by aliens, the stories are otherwise very realistic and emotional, and often center on real-world problems. While the series had some success, and theoretically the next volume should still be on its way, Concrete does not seem to be so widely remembered.

This week, Kumar and Koom take a look at a couple of their favorite Concrete stories: Think Like a Mountain, which focuses on environmental issues; and The Human Dilemma, about overpopulation.

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Deconstructing Comics #455: Streetwise

Streetwise

When Kumar was in Toronto in May and met up with Koom, one topic that came up was a 2000 anthology book called Streetwise, featuring autobiographical stories by a number of well-known comics artists (including Jack Kirby, Sergio Aragones, Paul Chadwick, Joe Kubert, John Severin & Roy Thomas, Walter Simonson, Rick Veitch, and Barry Windsor-Smith). This week, with Kumar back in Australia, they chat via Skype/phone about an overlooked book that’s worth a look.

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Comic News Insider Episode 450 – My Damn Channeling with Beth Hoyt and Molly Templeton!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 450 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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Jimmy heads down to the My Damn Channel studios in midtown to record with Beth Hoyt (Host/Writer) and Molly Templeton (Director of Talent and Audience Development). The opening subject is something you wouldn’t expect…Jimmy’s birthday! Jimmy also gets some mad love from pal Heidi MacDonald’s site The Beat when he is picked as Person of the Day. They give their thoughts on the trailers for Star Trek: Into Darkness and Man of Steel. Plus, Jimmy and Molly are excited to see The Hobbit while he and Beth are excited to see Les Miserables. News includes: Gail Simone off Batgirl, Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick team up for DC, Jim Starlin returns to DC with unnamed project, Creator Owned Heroes ends with issue #8 and the new Fantastic Four film gets a release date. Jimmy checks in with Molly and Beth on just exactly what it is they do both at My Damn Channel and in the real world. Let’s just say they are super talented, funny, smart and charming women. SAY IT! And, a special movie trailer for a new Christmas movie starring Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Interview: Paul Chadwick

Back in August Joel and Adam minus the Ted did a interview with creator of Concrete, Paul Chadwick.  Paul discusses the origin and his work on Concrete as well as what’s to come.  He also discusses some of his other work and general comic industry happenings.

Podcast Link: http://www.thedollarbin.net/shows/interview-paul-chadwick.html

Gutter Trash – Episode 59: Concrete – Strange Armor

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Jason and I review Paul Chadwick’s Concrete – Strange Armor. Our bodily processes malfunction, we experience the misery of my neighbors, Jason has a close encounter and I make some uncomfortable admissions. Finally Jason experiences a Christmas miracle dressed in sweatpants.

Music by Legbone, Black Wolf Fight and The Avett Brothers.

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