Comic News Insider Episode 692 – The Sweetness of Kevin Colden!


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Kevin Colden comes all the way up to the CNI studios to co-host and talk about The Sweetness, the new comic by his wife Miss Lasko Gross and himself. He chats with Jimmy about the collaboration on the comic with Miss, what comics he’s reading and raising a genius kid. News includes: Disney acquires the feature film rights to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, Pikachu’s name changes in Hong Kong, Dwayne The Rock Johnson will be Doc Savage in an upcoming Shane Black directed film, Disney is reportedly not happy with Rogue One and has scheduled reshoots, and Miles Morales may be the star in the next animated Spider-Man film coming out in 2018. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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On this interview episode, Gwen and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Tony Cliff, the creative mind behind the Delilah Dirk series. His latest book, Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling, was released last month from First Second. In the interview, our adventurous podcast explorers ask Tony about the genesis behind Beaton-Cliffthe series, the influence of Jane Austen novels and films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Delilah Dirk’s original appearance in Kazu Kibuish’s Flight series, the challenges of writing historical fiction, and how Tony’s background in animation has translated itself into his comics. They not only discuss his most recent book, but also his earlier works, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (which Andy Wolverton reviewed for the blog back in 2013) and the short ebook, Delilah Dirk and the Seeds of Good Fortune. But the conversation goes into other directions, as well, such as when Tony brings up the topic of serialization and reading preferences. What doesn’t make the recording, unfortunately, is an interesting discussion on a label that is most apt for the Delilah Dirk titles, “all-age comics.” That was a conversation that Tony had with Gwen and Derek after they concluded the interview and turned off the recorder. Still, there’s more than enough packed into what was actually captured, enough Delilah Dirk talk to last you until the publication of Tony’s next exciting installment.

Note: The portrait of Tony that you see above was drawn on a napkin by Kate Beaton!


Be sure to visit Tony’s Delilah Dirk website to keep up-to-date on the series!


More To Come 64.3: NYCC 2013 Interview Special 3

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Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source  of insider comics publishing news, discussion and controversy.  Starring Heidi MacDonald, the Eisner-nominated blogger of, Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor of Publishers Weekly and Kate Fitzsimons, More To Come’s intrepid producer.

In part three of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Jeff Gomez about the new religious graphic novel imprint Vital Shift, Kate talks with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, writers and co-creators of the webseries and graphic novel Husbands, and guest host Matt White talks to Greg Rucka of Veil and Lazarus; Tony Cliff, creator of Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant; Cameron Stewart, creator of Sin Titulo; and Andrew Robinson, artist of The Fifth Beatle on PWCW’s More to Come.

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