Comic Timing – Episode 183: Comfort, Kris, Conventions, Actors and Adam

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Episode 183 is now available for your ear holes! This is the last piece that was recorded during New York Comic Con weekend, only not at the con itself. Back at the old apartment, Ian sat down with Kris, Comfort Love and Adam Withers to discuss the growing trend of actors and actresses demanding more money from conventions in order to attend a show. How will this in turn affect attendees, artists and writers at the con, and how the show itself is run? What is the ceiling for how much people are willing to pay to hit a convention, and will it take a show saying, “No way,” to an actor to make that ceiling happen?

The group also delve into Comfort and Adam’s history attending shows as independent creators, and a few of the difficulties they faced getting their feet in the door as indie superhero creators, and Kris and Ian briefly get into Flame Con, what made it work so well, and why it is immediately one of the better small cons around. It’s a laid back, flowing conversation, and I hope you guys dig it as much as we all did recording it! For more on DashCon, follow this here link; in return, you get an extra hour in the ball pit. And Adi Fitri IS Malaysian!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, Instagram at i_am_scifi or on Tumblr at heehaw-ds9.tumblr.com; Kris is on Twitter @lampbane, Instagram at lampbane, Tumblr at both lampbane.tumblr.com and Garak’s Clothiers, and check out her articles on Engadget. Finally, you can find Comfort and Adam on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr as well. And get The Uniques on Comixology while you’re at it, why don’tcha?

Thanks again for listening, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic News Insider Episode 617 – Heroes Con Interview Special w/ Jake Wyatt/Dustin Harbin/Kata Kane/Adam Withers & Comfort Love/JM Dragunas/RJ Jojola!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 617 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews because it’s a special interview show!

Jimmy got many an interview while down at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. You will here many of them here! You’ll love hearing from Jake Wyatt/Dustin Harbin/Kata Kane/Adam Withers & Comfort Love/JM Dragunas/RJ Jojola! Producer Joe has put the interviews just back to back without any intro in between. Fret not, you’ll be able to follow along swimmingly. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 548 – More Heroes Con w/ Stephanie Gladden, Paul Maybury, Adam Withers/Comfort Love, Bridgit Connell/Brockton McKinney, Jeremy Whitley, Valerie Stern

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Comic News Insider: Episode 548 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Defiance, Falling Skies, Orphan Black (season finale), The Musketeers, True Blood

Yet even more Heroes Con interviews so Jimmy flies solo.  He sat down over the weekend with a bunch of awesome cartoonists to talk about their work. You’ll hear from Stephanie Gladden (Girls of Monster Paradise), Paul Maybury (Sovereign), Adam Withers/Comfort Love (The Uniques), Bridgit Connell/Brockton McKinney (Killer Queen), Jeremy Whitley (Princeless), and Valerie Stern (Hooray for Harold). News includes: DC announces 2 new Batman books (Gotham Academy & Arkham Manor), Dynamite offers huge Humble Bundle package, Porkins gets a bust and more! Hope you enjoy. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic Timing – Episode 149

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Episode 149 of Comic Timing is now out to close out 2013 with a bang! Ian and Brent are joined by Comfort Love and Adam Withers, creators of Rainbow in the Dark (now available in “Complete Saga” form on Amazon, Instock Trades, DCBS, and hopefully at your local comic shop), The Uniques, and a couple of other projects that still to come. They discuss what it’s like having Rainbow available via Diamond, how much work is to create a hype machine for yourself both digitally and in person, how collected edition can sell to existing fans of a work, and a whole lot more. We also talk comic news and casual conversation, including Terry Moore’s troubles with Rachel Rising, Ian’s love of X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Brent’s experience with the new Batman: Arkham Origins digital comic, a review of Justice League 300 #1, and some of the cool stuff Ian found overseas during his trip to Tokyo.

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS‘ Comixology digital store for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

Episode #218 Part VI: MegaCon 2012: The Drawing Through Storytelling Panel!

Episode #218 Part VI: MegaCon 2012: Drawing Through Storytelling Panel!

Left to Right: Adam Withers and Comfort Love.

This was the fourth and final panel I attended on Saturday at MegaCon. The full name of the panel was CREATING YOUR COMIC/MANGA PART 2: DRAWING THROUGH STORYTELLING. It was hosted by husband and wife comic book creators Adam Withers and Comfort Love. This panel was the second of a three part seminar they did over the weekend about comic book publishing, beginning at the writing stage and going to the publishing and marketing phase.

For more information about Comfort Love and Adam Withers, go to their blog. Search for Comfort and Adam  individually at ComicArtFansComfort and Adam also have art posted at deviantART. Print and digital editions of their comic book series THE UNIQUES and RAINBOW IN THE DARK can be ordered directly from them.

Thanks to Comfort and Adam for allowing me to record their panel and post it on this episode. I hope they return to MegaCon next year. I’ll be sure to look them up.

Continuing our coverage of MegaCon 2012 will be:

The Ins And Outs Of Indy Publishing, hosted by Glenda Finkelstein, Bob McCall, Gary Roen, Trevor Rueckert and Marni Knight Duncan.

Nick Cardy: The Artist At War, hosted by Renee Witterstaetter.

Megacon 2012 Wrap Up.

Check out SLIPSTREAM, the weekly web comic book I’m drawing and lettering, which is written by Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PODCAST and contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. New pages of SLIPSTREAM can be found each Saturday at http://www.clockworkcomics.co.uk. Adam Dechanel, another contributor to the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, also writes and draws E. O. S. for Clockwork Comics, and new pages are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Comic Timing – Episode 123.5

We’re back with a new episode spotlighting the works of Adam Withers and Comfort Love! This includes The Uniques, The Uniques Tales and Rainbow in the Dark. They are up for Harvey Awards this year and are in need of some plugging so Brent and I plug away with the help of Sean Whelan of Raging Bullets. Adam and Comfort are nominated for Most Promising New Talent for Rainbow in the Dark and Best Anthology for The Uniques Tales. If you are a comic book professional you have until August 6th to vote for your favorites, whether it be Adam and Comfort or others. Even if you’re not a comic book professional listen to the episode for some good comic book discussion and to learn more about their titles!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! This month you can get the entire DCnU for 50% off when you buy all of them – otherwise they are at an astonishing 42% off! And for those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Here are our Review Corner picks for the month:

Marvel:
Ultimate Comics Spider-man #1: 50% off (DCBS at $1.99/regular price $3.99)

DC:
Justice League International #1: 42% off (DCBS at $1.73/regular price $2.99)

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27: Second Set #1 : 50% off (DCBS at $1.99/regular price $3.99)

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 108

HOLY CRAP!!! Has it really been a month since the last Comic Timing came out? That, sirs and madames, is a travesty that must be righted…with a new episode! This time, Adam Withers and Comfort Love of The Uniques join Darrel of Dafixer’s Hideout and No Apologies, and Chris Johnson formerly of Amazing Spider-Cast; Along with Ian and Brent, the discussion is “Everything Old Is New Again.” As DC and Marvel return previous heroes to their former mantles, is this a step backward or forward? Will younger audiences be able to relate to Steve Rogers, Barry Allen and Hal Jordan, the way other related to Bucky Barnes, Wally West and Kyle Rayner? Tune in to find out our thoughts!

This episode of Comic Timing is sponsored by…DCBS! That’s right, Discount Comic Book Service is the new sponsor of Comic Timing. For all first time users of the site, make sure to use the promo code CT8 at checkout to receive an additional 8% off your first order! Along with the new sponsor, here are our Review Corner picks for the month:

INDY (ARCHAIA):
MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #1 (OF 6): 45% off retail (DCBS price $1.92/regular price $3.50)

DC:
FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1: 50% off retail (DCBS price $1.49/regular price $2.99)

MARVEL:
WOLVERINE #1: 75% off retail (DCBS price $0.99/regular price $3.99)

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps! Also, make sure to check out Ian in BrokenSea Production’s latest Twilight Theatre episode, “The Cloud!

Until next time, thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!

Comic Timing – Episode 104: Megacon and Emerald City

Coast to coast coverage here on Comic Timing, as Brent attends Megacon in Orlando, while Ian heads to Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle! Brent and Ian share their thoughts on both cons at the beginning of the show, then they head into the interviews conducted during the weekend by both hosts. These interviews are with:

1) G. Willow Wilson, writer/creator of Air
2) Wayne Cordova (Radio Wayne, M.I.M.E.S.) and Andrew Charipar (artist of awesomeness)
3) Eric Trautmann, writer of The Shield, JSA vs. Cobra, and many more
4) Steven T. Seagle, writer of American Virgin, one fourth of Man of Action Studios (Ben 10, Generator Rex)
5) Travis Earls and Sean Cummings of Doombox Comics
6) Mike Norton, artist of Green Arrow/Black Canary, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, The Waiting Place, and many other things
7) Bryan Deemer, Peter Rios, Brian “Pants” Christman, and Adam Murdough in the background, all of Comic Geek Speak
8 ) John Aegard, creator of The Comfort Guide
9) Pat Loika, the man that everyone knows. Oh, he’s an artist too (check out Blacklisted)!
10) Mandy, Brent’s fiancee
11) Adam Withers and Comfort Love, creators of The Uniques, and The Uniques Tales (which is written and drawn by their many buddies)

Check it all out, and enjoy! And we’ll be back for Episode 105 for a regular episode of Comic Timing.

CT Picks for May are:

BIRDS OF PREY #1
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1
AVENGERS #1
SECRET AVENGERS #1
SPIDER IRON MAN WAR #1 (OF 3)

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps!

Until next time, thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!

Comic Timing – Episode 86B: Interviews

Time for Part B of Episode 86, still live from MegaCon! This episode we tackle the interviews we conducted in Orlando,with the likes of Adam & Comfort from The Uniques, Wayne Cordova of M.I.M.E.S., Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Waid, Amanda Conner, Tony Bedard, Rodney Ramos Dan Didio, Frank Cho, The Defuser, Cow and Buffalo, and yes, even Sean and Travis from CODENAME:Power/Doombox. Not particularly in that very order, but they’re all there, with a few others too. Enjoy, and…well, enjoy! Also, please make sure to check out the wonderful art of Christine Bottoms when you have the chance. Good stuff!

Comic Timing is sponsored by Heroes Corner. Make sure to check out their deals on all the hottest comic books from the March Previews! And make sure to use the promo code CTROCKS on your first order with Heroes Corner to save an additional 5% off. For first time users of the site only. This month’s Review Corner books are as follows:

DC
BATMAN IN BARCELONA: DRAGON’S KNIGHT #1 – 50% off retail (HC price: $2.00 / retail: $3.99)

MARVEL
SPIDER-MAN: THE SHORT HALLOWEEN – 50% off retail (HC price: $2.00 / retail: $3.99)

INDY
KILLAPALOOZA #1 – 75% off retail (HC price: $0.75 / retail: $2.99)

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps!

We shall see you next time. Thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!