I met creator Richard Dent at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, where I picked up the first issue of his terrific Dynamite Entertainment comic Myopia! During Episode 307, he takes us exploring this steampunk/futuristic world, full of new characters and engaging storytelling! We discuss what “myopia” actually is and how he chose that name, as well as who the main characters are and what we can expect from Myopia and Richard in the near future! We also discuss the benefits of conventions, among other things! Be sure to order your copy of both issues at your local comics shop before the December 18, 2017, deadline! Don’t miss this excellent interview with an up-and-coming comics creator! To keep up with Richard, be sure to go to his website at this link!
Anthology Woes, Steampunk Nos
It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s time for Andy and Derek to flip through the latest Previews catalog. In this issue, they highlight a variety of books and comic-book series that will be coming out later this year, including new titles from Dark Horse (The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #1, Red Moon, and Sally Heathcote, Suffragette), DC/Vertigo (Bodies #1 and Trillium TP), Image (Low #1, Supreme: Blue Rose #1, Black Kiss 2: XXXmas in July Special, and Murder Me Dead), Adhouse Books (Youth Is Wasted), BOOM! Studios (Black Market #1), Dynamite Entertainment (The Devilers #1), Drawn and Quarterly (Benson’s Cuckoos), Fantagraphics (The Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2, DKW: Ditko, Kirby, Wood, Jim, and Luba and Her Family), First Second (The Shadow Hero), Hill and Wang (Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me TP), and Knockabout Comics (Beatles with an A: The Birth of a Band). Among the highlights from this episode, you will hear
- Derek’s frustration at not getting his copy of Previews in time, and thus, having to rely on a crappy text file
- Andy renewing his ongoing resistance to anything with “steam” in the title
- Fantasies about killing clowns
- More gripes about series numbering and the shenanigans of Marvel
- Derek going negative on Vertigo’s new attempt at an anthology, and then Andy advising Derek to readjust his expectations on anthologies
This this a fun episode? Of course it is! And it’s the kind of good quality podcasting you’ve come to expect from The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics™.
This episode’s incidental music is brought to us by
Paul McCartney and Wings’ Back to the Egg
Enter the Boston Metaphysical Society, a Steampunk Supernatural Mystery Six-Issue Mini-Series Web Comic Written and Created By Madeleine Holly-Rosing with superb art By Emily Hu. Doc connects with Madeline for an interview, and we are hoping this discussion will get people to check out this project POST HASTE! The Doc approves, and more importantly, the Master!
Music by Doc Fluxx, Sneaker Pimps, Royksopp, Arovane, and a bunch of Free Use crap.
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The Book of the Month for March 2012 is none other than Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island (Avatar) written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.
Think Peter Pan meets Nikola Tesla!
FLASHBACK! Chris Bachlo’s art has long had a compelling style to it, and yet it was sometimes very difficult to decipher just what was happening on some of his pages. This was perhaps particularly pronounced in his work on Steam Punk with Joe Kelly, back at the turn of the millennium. But his recent work on such Marvel titles as Amazing Spider-Man and New Avengers has been completely clear and easy to understand. What did he change to clear things up? And, by the way — will Steam Punk ever be completed?! (Originally published October 26, 2009)
Kryptographik is a trans-continental podcast featuring Brian (in the U.S.) and Damian (in Australia), providing news, reviews, commentary and interviews covering horror, dark fantasy and science-fiction.
In our 26th podcast, we speak with Bob Caton & Michael Bann about their new comic, The Victorian Horrors of Old Mauch Chunk. We discuss where the story follows and strays from actual history, the real world town where the story takes place, the horror, steampunk and adventure elements of the story, viral marketing, promotions with businesses related to the comic, working with Diamond Comic Distributors as a new publisher, and Australia’s Big Electric Cat.
The first issue of The Victorian Horrors of Old Mauch Chunk will be released in September 2008.
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