Deconstructing Comics #583: CAT 2017, and Bryan Lee O’Malley!

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Tim attended CAT 2017 on November 25, with job one being a talk with Scott Pilgrim and Seconds creator Bryan Lee O’Malley! O’Malley answers some lingering questions from those books, and discusses the inconsistent censoring of cursing in Snotgirl, giving characters body language, why autobio comics are so popular, and what, if anything, he would change about his published work.

Tim also talked with a couple of other creators (many of the denizens of Artist’s Alley were the same ones we met at Kaigai Manga Festa in the past two episodes) and covered a workshop on Risograph Printing presented by Natalie Andrewson, Ryan Cecil Smith, and Grame McNee.

Also in this episode, we’ll hear from CAT co-organizer Adam Pasion about how this year’s event went, and lessons learned for next year.

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The Grawlix Podcast #33: Rotten Tornadoes

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On this year’s Halloween episode the boys brave the airwaves alone! Randy and Jesse ponder their Suicide Squad apathy, discuss Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1, pitch their ideal horror comics, and realize Melanie is the show’s anchor. In the recently returned Recent Reads segment Jesse proclaims you’ve got to have Faith and Randy confesses his current favorite Bat-book is the Batman lite Detective Comics. Enjoy!

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00:00:00 – Intro/Greetings
00:02:19 – International Podcast Day
00:05:02 – Grawlix Bytes #8, Drinking in the Park Podcast, Doctor Who Dark Journey
00:18:11 – Pete Mitchell’s Diamondhead
00:23:30 – Suicide Squad Apathy, Good Snyder/Bad Snyder, Mel is our anchor!
00:32:26 – Next Month’s Pick: Preacher Vol. 1
00:37:15 – Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Precious Little Life
00:56:05 – Faith, Detective Comics
01:10:09 – Luke Cage, Supergirl, The Flash and CW Streaming. All Speculation!
01:18:26 – Ideal Horror Comics Pitches
01:52:52 – Outro

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Deconstructing Comics #444: “Scott Pilgrim”, Reconsidered

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Years ago, when the Scott Pilgrim series was only half-finished, Tim and Brandon discussed it on this show. Since the series was completed, we’ve discussed Bryan Lee O’Malley’s other books (Lost at Sea and Seconds), causing Tim to reconsider Pilgrim, what O’Malley did right (and wrong) in the series, and what it all means.

This week, Tim and Kumar take on the whole six-volume series. Was it really necessary for Ramona to have so many exes? Did Scott end up with the right girl? These questions and more!

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Deconstructing Comics #424: Nathan Fairbairn’s coloring; we ask for “Seconds”!

Knives ChauWhile some colorists’ work can be recognized no matter what kind of story it is, Nathan Fairbairn says he prefers to start from scratch in his approach to each story he colors. While his colors on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s work tends to be bright (and often influenced by O’Malley’s own vision– such as the colors of Knives Chau’s scarf), his other work may be much more subdued.

Tim talks with him this week about how the style of comics coloring can affect how quickly or slowly people read the story, what can go wrong with colors and the printing stage, the history of comics coloring, and more.

Critiquing Comics #035: “Fashionable Nonsense”

Benji Ratliffe sent us his four-year-old unpublished work Fashionable Nonsense for critique. It’s a somewhat supernatural tale with a Scott Pilgrim tone. He wrote the script and hired an artist. While it does indeed have some problems — with clarity of the story, as well as storytelling and inking — why not put it out anyway? Tim and Mulele extol the virtues of putting your work out, even if you’re not 100% satisfied with it.

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 98 – Looking Forward And Back

The Backroom crew tackle the December 2010 comic preview guide and look back at the year in comic based movies and TV.

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The Next Issue 49: 2010, a look back

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In this double sized issue, the guys look back on 2010 and everything that went on in geekdom.

We start off by reviewing Tron: Legacy, new games for the iPad, net neutrality, as well as some of the best in gaming, movies, and technology.

Join us as we look back at some of the highs and lows of this year and as we discuss upcoming trends of 2011

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V for Vertigo, Episode 85: Welcome to Hollywood!

Believe it or not, I met a very pretty and nice actress, Laura Allen, the day of recording. She’s not that famous but she is good in her roles and you’ve probably seen her work. I then talk about two movies I recently seen, Inception and Scott Pilgrim. One of those was good. Spoiler alert.

Lastly, you can hear me trip over my own tongue as I finish the series and try to explain the trippy and Biblical, Testament: Exodus (Douglas Ruskhoff, Liam Sharp) and of course, mispronounce things.

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 94 – Conan the Historian

An in depth history of Conan, an overview of King City, and the team share what they are thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving.

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 89 – The High Cost Of Comics

The Backroom Comics crew discuss the news coming out of New York Comic Con, the price drop for DC & Marvel comics, and share what they have been reading lately.

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Deconstructing Comics #249: Matt Kindt’s “Revolver”

RevolverWith a main character who “revolves” between a mundane world where he has a lousy job, and an alternate world where multiple terrorist attacks have thrown the average person into a bleak, violent survival mode, Revolver (by past guest Matt Kindt) explores issues from nature vs. nurture to violence in video games. Tim and Brandon review.


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Sidekickcast Episode #48 – StormTrooper Sex Games

Sidekickcast Episode #48 - StormTrooper Sex Games

Join the Sidekicks Gavin and Dan as they trip through another 80’s cartoon discussion, Star Wars 3D, Wednesday comic deliveries, London MCM Expo, Thought Bubble and Idris Elba.

For review this Stack Attack we have CLiNT #2, Avengers #5, Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice #1, X-23 #1, Nemesis #2-3 and CBGB OMFUG #1-2.

Secrets and Lies this week is brought to you by misdirection and subterfuge, he never saw it coming! Dan continues with his latest Knowing Me, Knowing You selection with Scott Pilgrim vol.2. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the now world famous* Sidekickcast out-takes.

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Comic Timing – Episode 111: Scott Pilgrim Movie Review

Here it is, our review of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World! Major spoilers ahead both for the movie and the books, so avoid if you haven’t seen either. It’s Raph, Kris and Ian, enjoy!

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:

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

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1: 75% off retail (DCBS price $0.99/regular price $3.99)

THUNDERBOLTS #150: 50% off retail (DCBS price $2.49/regular price $4.99)

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

W.I.P. # 85 – Xbox Heroes

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-scott pilgrim, the expendables
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-recent stack
-bargain bin
-xbox heroes
-one to watch

Alternate Reality – Episode 316

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Alternate Reality – Episode #316

Okay, it’s all been building to this. We’ve been dry humping Scott Pilgrim’s leg like nobody’s business and this is the climax. This is the money shot of all our fornitastic Scott Pilgrim love. This is our review of the Scott Pilgrim Movie. Dewayne Feenstra joins us again this week as we all gush (or maybe squirt?) with nothing but praise for Scott Pilgrim’s new Movie. If you’re a Scott Pilgrim virgin, or even if you’ve never liked the Pilgrim, after hearing our review, you’ll be cuming all over to our side of the debate, and basking in the sweet sweaty afterglow of Scott Pilgrim goodness.

Whew,.. I think I need a cigarette.


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0:00:00 – Cold Open
0:00:06 – Intro Music
0:00:34 – Intro

0:07:02 – Scott Pilgrim Movie Review!!!

0:58:31 – Listener Feedback
1:23:14 – Close
1:27:56 – Exit Music

All Music from the Scott Pilgrim Motion Picture Soundtrack

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