San Diego Comic-Con 2015 came and went, and Princess Fugu (Amanda) & I somewhat miraculously survived! In this episode we talk about attending the convention all 5 days, highlights and lowlights, cosplaying, and much much more!
In this special episode, I’m joined by Matt (Duke of Douche), Darcy (The Destroyer), and Amanda (Princess Fugu) to talk all things San Diego Comic-Con 2014! Join us as we have a few drinks and reminisce about everything we saw and did at Comic-Con, ranging from craft brews to cosplay! WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT!
It’s Our Birthday!
This week on The Comics Alternative Andy and Derek celebrate their one-year anniversary! The podcast began one year ago this month — August 1, 2012, was the inaugural episode — and the Two Guys with PhDs mark the event by doing what they do best: bringing you insightful commentary on upcoming titles and comics news. Most of this episode is devoted to the August Previews catalog, but Andy and Derek also discuss the significance of the podcast’s ongoing mission, their plans for future shows, the August Comics Alternative giveaway, and the various correspondences they have recently received. Regarding the latter, they respond to an email from Jackie Estrada, an administrator for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, concerning last week’s roundtable discussion on SDCC and the Eisners. The Two Guys address the administrator’s concerns, apologize for certain oversights, and place last week’s comments within a larger context (including their previous conversations on the 2013 Eisner Award nominees). There is a lot packed into this week’s episode — over two-hours worth! — and the guys hope that you join in their anniversary celebration by lifting a pint, turning on your podcast-listening device, and enjoying the warm nougaty goodness that is The Comics Alternative.
Hey Everyone! Ian and Brent are joined by Al Sparrow of Studio Fugazi to discuss San Diego Comic Con 2013! Al was actually there, and his wife caused quite an internet stir with her illustrious Sharknado hat/cosplay. We talk to Al and his lovely wife Michele about their experiences at the con, some news coming out of it, and a great George RR Martin story! Enjoy!
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Al’s Wife on Nerdist!
Another Podcast Crossover Event…Industry Approved!
This week on The Comics Alternative podcast, John Mayo (of the Comic Book Page) and Chris Marshall (Collected Comics Library) return for another roundtable discussion with the Two Guys with PhDs. This time the topic is the San Diego Comics Con and the Eisner Award ceremony that took place there. They begin by asking John how his experience was in San Diego — he was the only one of the four to actually attend — and what for him were the highlights of the event. They talk quite a bit about the many happenings at the con, both comic-related and otherwise, and then discuss the coverage of the con in the media. Next, they turn their attention to the 2013 Eisner Award winners, trying to make sense of what the results may reveal (or not reveal) about the current state of comics as well as the attitudes and biases of the selection committee. The four podcasting guys also pick apart the various award categories, noting their histories and how many of them have changed over the years. For example, they point out the weaknesses with the “Best Digital Comic” category (too broad, too ill-defined), suggest ways of reconceptualizing the award for comics-related journalism, and even problematize the idea of the “Best Graphic Album-New.” (Is Building Stories really an “album”? Doesn’t it actually contain a lot of reprinted material?) It may be a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, but they don’t care. Chris, John, Andy, and Derek have a great time discussing and sharing ideas, and you can experience the fun by listening to the podcast.
This week on your favourite LIVE comics radio program, we aim to our best to cover all the great news that came out of Comic Con International this past weekend. From Ultron in Avengers Dos, to a World’s Finest movie, to a Fight Club comic prequel, and to our pals Jimmy and Amanda getting a sweet gig crafting the next Harley Quinn stories, and SO MUCH MORE! We’ll attempt to fit it all in.
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This week, Tim talks to three guys who participated in San Diego Comicon earlier this month, to see what their objectives were for being there, how it went, and their advice to SDCC newbies.
Dale Wilson, who wrote up his experience at BuyIndieComics.com, on why he left “unfulfilled” in some ways, but enjoyed it in other ways;
Robert Roach, a veteran of San Diego tabling, on his Japanese influences, networking, and more.
Join the titans of comics media, the comics podcasters, for the 6th annual gathering at the San Diego Comic-Con. Get a front row seat to see some of your favorite comics podcasters discuss everything from the latest in comics industry news to behind-the-scenes stories. Podcasters appearing on the panel include Cameron Hatheway (Cammy’s Comic Corner), John Mayo (The Comic Book Page), Brian “Pants” Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider), Conor Kilpatrick (iFanboy), John Siuntres (Word Balloon), and Pat Loika (Loikamania!). Recorded at Comic-Con International, Thursday, July 21 2011.
For the audio version, check-out Word Balloon‘s recording!
At a panel at San Diego Comicon last month, Dan DiDio (bottom picture at left) caused a stir by seeming belligerent when a fan asked why the DC reboot included fewer female creators — even fewer than had worked on for DC pre-reboot. DiDio seemed to think there were hardly any female comics creators he could consider. Hear it here
Jake Ekiss was probably not alone in expressing disapproval of this sentiment — in this case, on Twitter. So Tim invited him to come on the podcast and discuss it here. (Jake’s comic is Solomon Azua.)
Joining Tim and Jake is one of those female comics creators the mainstream isn’t hiring, EK Weaver, creator of the Web comic The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal (that’s Amal in the top picture at left). We discuss why women are so much further out of the comics mainstream in the US than they are in, oh say, Japan.
Also this week, Tim’s former day-job office mate Cassey, now based in Anchorage, joins Tim to discuss Bryan Lee O’Malley’s pre-Scott Pilgrim work Lost at Sea, the coming-of-age story of 18-year-old Raleigh (middle picture).
- The Problem with Having Only 1% Female Creators at DC Comics (from Comics Alliance)
- Petition to DC: Hire more women (at change.org)
Five years ago, the comics podcasting stars came together on one panel for the first time in San Diego, and now they’re back to discuss comics, podcasting, and how the comic book industry has changed since that first panel. Podcasters appearing on the panel include John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Josh Flanagan (iFanboy), Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider), Brian “Pants” Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Bob Bretall (The Comic Book Page), and Cameron Hatheway (Cammy’s Comic Corner). Don’t miss your chance to see all your favorite podcasters on one panel!
Filmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
For the audio version of the podcast, listen over here at Word Balloon.
Join Cammy as he invites you to the floor of Comic-Con International 2010, bringing you all sorts of comic book goodness! Interviews include Cliff Chiang, Ryan Kelly, Pat Loika, Jason Howard, Rafael Albuquerque, Frazer Irving, Rich Johnston, Ryan Benjamin, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, David Rodriguez, Patrick McEvoy, Chandra Free, John Layman, Rob Guillory, and Ben Templesmith.
In this final Comic-Con recap, Jeremy Awesome and myself discuss what the game plan was like on Sunday, and thoughts on the convention this year overall.