Comic News Insider Episode 589 – CNI Favorites of 2014!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 589 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald and frequent co-host/pal Jon Hoche! They dive in deep and have a lengthy/lively discussion on their 2014 favorites in comic books, TV, animation, film, video games and more. So much love shown to a lot of the people and things we loved in 2014. Did we leave anything out? You’ll have to tune in for that answer and let us know your picks of the year! We do cover some news as well that includes: Image Expo announces massive slate of titles to be released, Emerald City Comic Con partners with ReedPop, animated Vixen series coming to the CW Seed, and Kate Beaton’s new collection Step Aside, Pops will be released from Drawn & Quarterly this September. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 540 – TCAF: Sports vs Comics Panel w/ Wai Au/Box Brown/Reinhard Kleist/Jesse Lonergan

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Comic News Insider: Episode 540 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy flies solo to bring you his final TCAF (The Toronto Comic Arts Festival) interviews. This is the panel he did called Sports vs Comics with Wai Au (FujoSports!), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer) and Jesse Lonergan (All Star). We chat about their sports comics, why sports comics aren’t as popular in North America, sports they played, other sports they’d like to make a comic about and more!  Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 538 – TCAF Spotlight on Reinhard Kleist!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 538 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Producer Joe sits in again with Jimmy to intro/outro this awesome spotlight panel with German cartoonist Reinhard Kleist. Jimmy moderated the panel at TCAF and they chatted about Reinhard’s career from the beginning up to his hit graphic novel Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness to his current work The Boxer. Reinhard has had a fascinating career and you’ll want to hear all about it! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back next week for even more TCAF interviews with Jesse Lonergan (All Star), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Sparkler Monthly) and the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated. 

Comic News Insider Episode 536 – TCAF w/ Darwyn Cooke/Nicholas Gurewitch/Kazu Kibuishi/Mike Maihack/Renee Nault

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Comic News Insider: Episode 536 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews this week as it’s a TCAF recap!

Producer Joe joins Jimmy to discuss their recent jaunt to The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) in Toronto. They give their recap and thoughts on the terrific show. Such a great time! Thanks to everyone involved for such a well run and fun festival. Great interviews included in this podcast are with Darwyn Cooke (Parker), Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Renee Nault (Witchling). News includes: 3 DC titles (iZombie, FlashConstantine) picked up for TV runs, Marvel’s Agent Carter is coming to TV as well with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting a second season pick up, More Marvel films from Fox including X-Force, Gambit and Deadpool, Usagi Yojimbo returns with a sci-fi twist, the Finger family is not okay with DC Comics, and the smallest comic might be in your hair. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in later this week for some special podcasts! First up on Friday is a lunch interview with Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Batman) and Renee Nault (Witchling). Started out as just a recap and turned into a wonderful conversation about self publishing, advice for tabling at a show, and some of their upcoming projects. Then on Sunday, we’ll release the spotlight panel that Jimmy moderated with German cartoonist Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer, Cash: I See A Darkness). He’s a talented, smart and funny man with a great career. Hear them discuss it all! 

Then come back next week for even more TCAF interviews with Jesse Lonergan (All Star), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Sparkler Monthly) and the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated. 

Comic News Insider Episode 533 – Un-Ironically Enthusiastic with Dana Aber!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 533 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Solar Man of the Atom Vol 2 #1, Star Mage #1, Orphan Black S2:E1, The Real History of Science Fiction

Big Thunder Productions’ Dana Aber joins her pal Jimmy in studio to chat about her upcoming nerdy musical theater production called Un-Ironically Enthusiastic (Nerds on Parade). In tribute, Jimmy sings a little ditty for her. Apologies to you all especially to My Chemical Romance. News includes: DC’s 3rd weekly comic announced, Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite heroes, Dark Horse to publish Venture Bros. art book, autistic teen starts comic book vending machine business, Templesmith’s Wormwood gets animated, Fox and Sony team up in Amazing Spider-Man 2 stinger, and man sues ex over Snoopy plush doll. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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