Critiquing Comics #106: “Demon Archives” revisited

Demon Archives

Three years ago we discussed Demon Archives, by Daniel Sharp and Sebastian Piriz. Recently, Daniel invited Tim and Mulele to take another look, as many more pages have come out since then. We did, and found that the comic has gone in some unexpected directions. Perhaps too many directions?

Also, we read a bit of listener mail, and mark the passing of Bunnies in Space creator and past critiquee Nick Dupree — someone we wish we’d met.

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Deconstructing Comics #535: Don’t sleep on “Power Nap”

Power Nap

The comedy/sci-fi web comic Power Nap takes place in a future where people take drugs to stay awake, and falling asleep isn’t socially acceptable. So what happens if you’re allergic to the drug? This week, Tim talks to writer Maritza Campos and artist Bachan about the comic, as well as the state of comics in their native Mexico, how the comics industry is likely to change, and more.

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Deconstructing Comics #496: Oglaf: Sword, Sorcery, and Sex

Oglaf

If you like your comedy sexy (or your porn funny), you’re probably a fan of Oglaf, Doug Bayne and Trudy Cooper‘s long-running Web comic. This week, Tim calls up Doug and Trudy in Sydney to talk about the fantasy-parody elements of the strip, the missing main character Ivan, the diversity of sexual orientations in the strip, why they rarely table at conventions, and more.

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Deconstructing Comics #236: Weird Crime Theater: Setting up a Web comic site

FLASHBACK! Tim takes a week off (mostly) while Kumar and Mulele take over! They’ve been hard at work making, publishing, and promoting their Web comic, Weird Crime Theater. What all does that entail? Glad you asked! The guys fill us in.

Also: Farewell to Al Williamson.

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Deconstructing Comics #422: A Friendly Sketcher and an Evil Diva

sketchfroWhile Chris Taylor goes by the pen name “Sketchfro“, he no longer has an afro and he does a whole lot more than sketch. An American living in Tokyo, he does freelance art, his own comics, and pro-level digital coloring.

In this episode he talks about getting digital coloring right, drawing women with sex appeal, and the work he’ll be promoting at Tokyo’s International Comics Fest later this month.

 

evildivaWhen last we checked in on the Web comic Evil Diva, an artist needed to be paid and fans were being asked to cough up cash before the next page could be drawn. Now the comic is being published as a graphic novel, and will even get a cameo in an upcoming movie. Are the comics gods finally smiling on Evil Diva? Let’s ask the strip’s creator, Peter Menotti, and see.

 

Deconstructing Comics #409: Avast, maties! Comics!

Captain KittenTim came back from his Tim Across America trip with an assortment of comics, including a couple from the New York Aspiring Comics Creators Club, and trove of self-published books that he bought at Isotope Comics, including one about a feline pirate captain. This week, he and Mulele read through those comics and review them:

Captain Kitten #2 by Jemma Salume

The Nomad Church #1 by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Dreamwalker by Diane Pascual

Jerks in Space #1 by John Karnes

Torchbearer vol 0.25 by Nicholas Dedual and Dennis Calero

Nippy Wallaboosh #3 by Jamie Cosley

Sara Rising #1 by Emilio Rodriquez, James Rodriquez, Michele St. Martin, and Wilson Ramos

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Deconstructing Comics #408: Studio Revolver

Studio RevolverTim talks with the members of Studio Revolver in Atlanta, some of whom are have done work for Cartoon Network and storyboarded TV commercials. Not beginners, these are folks who are accomplished and in demand.

So why’d they decide to make their own Web comics? Isn’t that how artists try to make names for themselves? Time times are a-changin’…

Irene Strachalski’s “Shaman Child”

Stephanie Gladden’s “Girls of Monster Paradise”

Rod Ben (Killamari)

Dominike Stanton

Tariq Hassan

Johnathan Floyd

 

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Critiquing Comics #060: “Bits Fair”

bitsfair Irya is a boy in a unidentified country. His brother has just left, saying he’s going to “farm”. Then, Irya moves rocks by telekinesis. Wait, what? Tim and Mulele discuss Bits Fair, a Web comic that’s basically good, but could use some tweaking — in terms of the writing, and other things as well…

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Deconstructing Comics #397: “Multiplex” puts butts in seats

multiplexTim Across America, part 7! Gordon McAlpin has put in more than a decade on the popular Web comic Multiplex, about kids who work at a movie theater — a concept he had originally thought was stupid! What changed his mind? How has he successfully funded two Kickstarter projects to print books of his comic? He talks with Tim about this in a Minneapolis restaurant, as well as using Patreon for funding, his tools for making the strip, and the good and bad points of letting your characters age.

Plus, a clip from Tim’s appearance on the KFAI Minneapolis radio program True Brit!

DCP In Touch: Read Ian’s full comments about R. Crumb

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Deconstructing Comics #391: New Yorkers and Comics!

From HellTim Across America, pt 1! Tim visits with the New York Aspiring Comic Creators Club, a networking group for some guys who are trying to get their comics made and seen while they earn their livings doing other kinds of art. What story points do they find is easier, or harder, to get across in sequential art form? How are they publicizing their work? That and more.

Also, in Ask a Retailer, Tim talks to Matt Seneca at Bergen Street Comics, where they’ve announced that most Marvel and DC books will no longer be shelved. Why not?

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Super Hero Speak – #39: Tony DiGerolamo

This week John and Dave sit down with special guest Tony DiGerolamo. Tony is the writer of such comics as Bart Simpsons comics, The Simpsons, Super Frat, Tony DiGerolamo’s The Travelers and many others. You can catch Tony’s most current work on http://www.thewebcomicfactory.com/. The guys discuss Tony’s career, kids at conventions and toward the end they get a little political. It’s a bit of a left turn for us, but we still had fun with this one. We hope you enjoy.

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You can find   Tony DiGerolamo on the web here: http://www.thewebcomicfactory.com/

and follow him on twitter here: https://twitter.com/TonyDiGerolamo

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Where Monsters Dwell 272 with Andre-Guy Landry

WMD 272

WMD 272This week on your favourite LIVE comics radio program, we welcome web cartoonist Andre-Guy Landry to the Monster Cave. Andre-Guy has been hard at work on his Brainslug webcomic and he is in the final days of his Kickstarter campaign, which if successful will see his first collection of strips printed. He joins us to chat about all this and more so, if you have a question for Andre-Guy Landry, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.

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Where Monsters Dwell 266 with Lar DeSouza

WMD 266

This week on your favourite comic radio show that really tells it like it should be, we welcome internet cartoonist Lar DeSouza to the Monster Cave. You’ve seen Lar’s artwork on the Shuster Award winning webcomic “Least I Could Do”, as well as “Looking For Group”. Lar has also been the recipient of the Prix Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement in Canadian Science Fiction (2008, 2006) and numerous other awards for caricature and cartooning. He joins us to chat about all this and more so, if you have a question for Lar DeSouza, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.

After the interview, you can check in with Lar at Hal-Con at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia from November 8 to the 10th.

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Where Monsters Dwell 261 with Gisèle Lagacé

WMD 261

This week on your favourite LIVE comics radio program, we welcome comic book creator Gisèle Lagacé to the Monster Cave. You know Gisèle’s work from such books and web comics as Eerie Cuties, Penny and Aggie and Ménage à 3. You’ve also most likely seen her work on a little book called Archie (maybe you’ve heard of it?). Gisèle joins us to chat about all this and more so If you have a question for Gisèle Lagacé, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.

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