We dive into questions about why we chose the animals we chose, which teammates are our personal faves, and why the leader always dies. And the best part? These questions come from the artist of the rad pinup below, Loch Ness!
Along the way we share a ton about our writing and drawing processes for the comic, delving into our decision making behind characters, themes, pacing, color, dialoguing, and tons more. We update KUTE Crew weekly on Webtoon, so follow us there and we’ll have another conversation for you soon.
The use of yellow in comics from the golden age until the eighties is a point of annoyance to some readers. Entering the rabbit hole of finding and collecting fanzines from the past and the illustrators that came out of them continues the conversation as well as some random comic books. Many of which we had already read. TV shows from the late seventies that Al did not watch finishes the episode up, but a lot of side roads are taken before it ends.
Happy December, everyone! This time, we cover Thor v3 #6! In this issue, we learn about Asgardian plumbing, human/god relationships, Thor gets struck by lots of lightning, and Hogun helps change a tire! Nuff said!
When kids discover comic book characters in video games and want to learn more, what would you recommend? We talk about the fun and fantastic of comic books from the past and give our thoughts on what happens when creator’s continue to work.
It’s another busy week, so Episode 461 has three great guests you’ll enjoy listening to—Todd Black, Frank Gogol, and Travis Gibb!
First up is Todd Black from Tokyo Blade Detectives, and he has a Kickstarter going on now for the fourth issue in this series! It’s described this way: “Miko and Michio have to come to terms with the realization of a gun in Tokyo, and seek solace in their own ways.” This project will conclude at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, December 7, so be sure to support them as soon as you can!
Next is a brief reminder from Frank Gogol, who talks about his excellent Source Point Press comic Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job that you can preorder now! Don’t miss what he has to say!
Then everything wraps up with the return of Travis Gibb, who always has powerful stories to tell! He has a Kickstarter going on right now for Cthulhu Invades Oz that is described as “Lovecraft meets Oz in this amazing anthology packed with SUPERSTAR CREATORS from SOURCE POINT, MAD CAVE, ACTION LABS, and more!” Be sure to get to this link so you can support this excellent comic before the project ends on Tuesday, November 24, at 11:30 p.m. ET—don’t delay!
You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
Todd Black, Tokyo Blade Detectives 1:48
Frank Gogol, Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job 48:39
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s the return of some old friends this week as we cover Thor v.3 #5! In this issue, someone is kidnapping Asgardian hosts, we have an unexpected cameo, and yes… there will be cake!
This week in Episode 460, you’ll enjoy three fun and fascinating interviews—Professional Eater Randy Santel & Todd Kelley, Ahoy Comics’ Tom Peyer & Stuart Moore, and Acts of Contrition’s Michael Heitkemper!
Next is Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore from Ahoy Comics! We explore two series from each creator, including Penultiman and The Wrong Earth/Dragonfly & Dragonflyman from Tom as well as Stuart’s Captain Ginger and Bronze Age Boogie! I highly recommend you get these titles and the rest of the company’s offerings!
Then everything wraps up with Michael Heitkemper from Acts of Contrition, Vol 3: The Book of Stephen, who has a Kickstarter project going on right now in support of this excellent comic! Don’t forget your Cipher Wheel and be sure to support this project before it concludes on Tuesday, December 1, at 8:37 p.m.! Highly recommended!
Here’s the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast:
Randy Santel & Todd Kelley, Atlas Rising 1:45
Tom Peyer & Stuart Moore, Ahoy Comics 35:57
Michael Heitkemper, Acts of Contrition, Vol 3 1:27:35