Just Another Fanboy #60 – Then a Penguin Walked In

Celebrate, folks, for I have a new book out today. It’s called Then a Penguin Walked In and Other Tall Tales and this is the episode in which I talk about it and even read for you a couple of chapters.

Take one sword-wielding penguin, add a time traveling cowboy, and throw in more zombies than you can shake a stick at. Mix it all together and that’s just a taste of what you’ll find in this all new collection of four novellas by Steeven R. Orr.

This quirky collection opens with “Then a Penguin Walked In”, a fantasy tale about Dominick Hanrahan, a fast food cook surrounded in the gray of day to day dullness and drudgery. Then a penguin walked in, taking Dominick from a life of tedium and thrusting him into a world he never knew existed. But is he destined to save his new home?

Next is “Fanboys of Doom” in which former police officer and survivor of the zombie apocalypse, desperate to add the Holy Grail of comics to his mobile man cave, will risk being eaten alive by a bevy of zombie fanboys to gain his prize.

Then, in “The Undead of the Night”, a group of strangers find themselves trapped in a convenience store in the middle of nowhere as the dead rise to feast. But not everything is as it seems. (A Norman Oklahoma adventure).

And in the last tale of this collection, “The Other Gunfight”, an icon of the Old West travels in time to the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral on a mission to stop a fellow time traveler from killing the wrong person.

Humorous, exciting, and just a bit weird, “Then a Penguin Walked In and Other Tall Tales” is the book you didn’t know you needed until now.

Pick up the book now at penguin.steevenorrelse.com

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The theme song used in each episode is Night Drive by The Oldfield Victory. Find them and their music at theoldfieldvictory.bandcamp.com

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Critiquing Comics #142: “The World of Tomorrow” and “Possession”

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In this episode, Tim and Mulele tackle these comics, submitted by their creators:

  • Craig Barstow is playing the lead in a TV show about space exploration. He faces accusations of being a drunk, and finds that the show is getting cancelled. And this is just the beginning of his precipitous fall in the first issue of The World of Tomorrow, by Giles Clarke, Kenan Halilovic, Felipe Obando, and Deron Bennett. Is this comic going in the direction its creators intended?
  • An overweight woman who takes photos of cats. A pair of adulterous Greek gods. A wife who is being cheated on but has secrets of her own. The cheating husband’s mistress who gets work advice from a ghost. A punk music club where… wait, why is all of this in one first issue? We have some strong words of caution for the Michael Norwitz, Enrico Carnevale, Andrea Blanco, and HdE, the creators of Possession #1.

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Comic Book Central – Episode #157: Stephen Kandel

What do Batman, Star Trek, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man have in common? My special guest – Stephen Kandel! He’s penned stories for each series and we’re revisting those classic episodes today! PLUS – an Arrow season three Blu-ray giveaway!
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Airship 27 Podcast #23: Comanche Blood

Captain Ron Fortier and Chief Engineer Rob Davis return to the skies with a brand new episode of the Airship 27 Podcast!

This episode, they discuss their first release of 2017, Comanche Blood, updates on the Brother Bones movie (locations, casting and more!), their latest Sherlock Holmes volume on Radio Archives and more!

Plus, they spend a bulk of the episode answering listener questions before closing out the show!

Critiquing Comics #084: Bayne: Legacy Apocalypse

Bayne: Legacy ApocalypseBayne: Legacy Apocalypse, from Silver Axe Comics, features an axe-wielding Morpheus-from-The-Matrix type in a post-apocalyptic California battling mutants or vampires or what-have-you. Jay Reed’s art is much more than serviceable; it’s quite nice. Chyna McCoy’s script, however… well, listen to find out what Tim and Mulele have to say about it.

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Airship 27 Podcast #8: Onward and Upward!

Rob and Ron talk about the best Pulp Fest ever, Rob’s trip to River Con in Little Rock, their newest release, a pirate adventure, the latest on the giant anthology book and a look ahead to what titles are now in production.

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12 Days of Zone 4 – Day 12: 2014 in Review

As I wrap up things with Day 12 of the 12 Days of Zone 4, I reflect on the year of 2014. I discuss movies, comics and other life events that stood out to me personally throughout the year, and I look forward a bit on what’s to come in 2015.

Thank you to everyone who listened to and (hopefully) enjoyed the 12 Days of Zone 4! And thank you for all your support for Zone 4 throughout the years and going forward.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Critiquing Comics #062: “Devil Dealers”

Devil DealersA slimy gambler goes up against the Devil, betting his soul vs. half the money in the world. Score! He’s then approached by some people who promise him a great reward if he funds their plans. He joins them, going up against (and beating) the hapless Devil repeatedly. It’s hard not to have some sympathy for the Devil when he keeps getting trounced by a slimeball. Tim and Mulele take on Ross May and Brett Wood’s Devil Dealers.

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Deconstructing Comics #400.5: California Coda

CA-CodaIn a special bonus episode, we check out a few remaining tidbits from Tim Across America’s final state, California!

First, Stephenny Godfrey recalls the events that inspired her comics “Panorama” and “Two Buses”, leading Dale Wilson to try to top that story with another, about a weird occurrence from his childhood!

Then, Jason McNamara gives Tim some pointers on the novel he’s started writing.

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Deconstructing Comics #400: SoCal Comics Conversation

Robert RoachTim Across America, part ten! The finish line of Tim’s trip is Los Angeles, home of our friend Dale Wilson, of BuyIndieComics and DWAP Productions. Dale hooks us up with Robert Roach, comics creator and Hollywood storyboarder. He fills us in on ways that storyboarding is much different from comics, and also talks about the importance of getting the details in your story right — regardless of medium.

Legacy Comics and CardsFor the Southern California edition of Ask a Retailer, a talk with Howard Chen at Legacy Comics and Cards in Glendale. Unlike most of the other Tim Across America retailers, Legacy still has plenty of manga on the shelves. But to what extent are those books flying off the shelves?

Richard, Dale, Griffin, and StephFinally, Tim and Dale are joined by Stephenny Godfrey (“Panorama”, “Two Buses”) and Richard Hamilton (“Return of the Super Pimps”, “Miserable Dastards”) to discuss the L.A. comics community and revisit a topic from the Chicago episode: should you make a comic as a step toward getting your story on film?

Also, don’t miss Griffin the Dog in his podcast debut!

Tim appears on camera, for once.

Tim appears on camera, for once.

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Deconstructing Comics #396: Dan Jurgens: Superman, Thor, and 30 years of change

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Tim Across America, part six! Having worked in mainstream American comics for three decades now, Dan Jurgens has seen a lot of change. The number of publishers, the type and amount of fan interaction (thanks to the Internet), the method of comics distribution, and the way the Big Two search for new talent have all changed greatly in that time. And, the Big Two now actually discourage the creation of new characters. Why? This week, Jurgens reflects on those changes — some good, some bad — in a talk with Tim.

He also discusses his work on Superman and Thor, how technology has helped film steal some of comics’ storytelling edge, and more.

Also, in the Minneapolis edition of Ask a Retailer, Tim talks to Paul Miller at Comic Book College!

AND, our new feature DCP In Touch, and a talk with Kumar and Mulele about their successful Kickstarter project!

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Sequential Underground #83 – Comedy vs. Tragedy

The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators!

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Listen to Sequential Underground #83 right now:

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Guest:
Brian John Mitchell

Show Notes:
Brian asks: “What comes easier to you… writing comedy or writing tragedy?”

Shawn finds writing comedy much easier. He can improvise the jokes in his comics while he’s drawing the story, but he needs to plan his drama out ahead of time.

Nick is also drawn to comedy. He has to make conscious decisions to include serious moments in his stories whereas writing comedy just flows naturally.

But Brian defaults to tragedy instead of comedy. For him, writing a serious script takes only a fraction of the time that it takes to write a funny one.

So… what about you?

Critiquing Comics #052: “Super Inc, Villians’ Edition”

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Listener Aghori Shaivite asked us to look at his comic, Super Inc. Villians’ Edition, which explores the lives of the villians he has created for his superhero comics. Unfortunately, Tim and Mulele have identified a number of problems with the writing…

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VACANT Bits #6

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Listen to VACANT Bits #6 right now:

Michelle and Heather Nunnelly quickly go over the new VACANT website that’s going to be uploaded onto the net soon (here’s the current site). Right afterwards they butcher the title of the video game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

…and then spew about how Dante’s naked in his new game, DmC: Devil May Cry. Shout out to Two Best Friends Play for providing the video for the above screencap.

After that, it’s time to talk about writing scripts! Heather describes how she writes in a novel format rather than the traditional comic book style:

Fan fiction is discussed in a kind light along with branching out and trying new things.