On this webcomics episode, the last of 2018, Sean and Derek get into the holiday spirit. They discuss three titles that concern Christmas or the winter season (i.e., has the word “snow” in the title). They begin with Leonardo Faierman and Marcus Kwame Anderson’s Snow Daze, a narrative about a group of enterprising teenagers in Queens, NY, who create a business shoveling snow, all the while dealing with the challenges of urban life, especially as it concerns matters of race. After that the guys look at another snow-related webcomic, Snow by Night, written by Eric Menge and with primary art by Julie A. Wright and Brittany Michel. This is a fantasy inspired by French colonial culture in North America, and largely revolves around a manitou, a nature spirit of the wilderness, who quests to find her “heart.” Finally, Derek and Sean turn to a quite different webcomic, one created by the Blizzard Entertainment corporation to supplement one of their popular video games. Michael Chu and Miki Montlló’s Overwatch: Reflectionsis a Christmas story involving the character Tracer as she attempts to find a last-minute gift and (predictably enough) learns the true meaning of the season.
Happy Holidays! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s Comics podcast, with two great interviews and my yearly holiday tradition!
First up is Chris “Doc” Wyatt from Kickstart’s Suicide Layne. He discusses how the series came to be and what other projects he’s working on as well!
Jeff Kaufman returns to the show next, and we chat about Angel Falling, his latest graphic novel! The book has a lot of personal meaning to Jeff, which he discusses. He also outlines future projects he’s creating as well!
Then I share my annual holiday tradition, playing the audio from ‘Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas! You can see the video at this link!
More great interviews coming next week as we wrap up 2013!
It’s our last show of 2013 and we want to thank each and every one of you who have tuned in to listen to us ramble on about one thing or another. Thanks also to those fine individuals who have helped support us by purchasing some of our swag either at a convention, at Strange Adventures or through our online store.
This episode is filled with us talking about the Wonder Woman pilot, comics and probably at least a little bit of Star Wars.
I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid…The jingle that got us all excited. Seeing what new toys we would be demanding (and usually not get) from our parents. That sacred time between Halloween and Christmas where we’d make our lists, scour the Sears’ Wish Book for that one special gift. Let’s look at the toys we’re getting our kids and reminisce on what we got.