Double Page Spread

Please excuse the boomy audio of this episode, it was recorded live from the International School of Comics in Chicago. This is a very special dialogue with artists Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Sandman), Jim Terry (The Crow: Skinning the Wolves, Alice Cooper vs. CHAOS), and Maria Wolf Lopez. Separately, the three of them have gone to the Standing Rock camp in ND where Native American Water Protectors are trying to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will pollute important water aquifers all across the midwest. They explain the situation from an eye witness perspective, discuss what supplies are desperately needed at the camps, extol on the spirituality and generosity the people and Maria tells us of her experiences at the first Indigenous Comic Convention. 

I hope you enjoy this very serious and enlightening episode. Please go to www.standingrock.org for more current information and ways to help.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:08pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 169- Jim Rugg

In this episode, the independent and insightful Jim Rugg stops in to discuss his long running webcomic, "Street Angel", the story of the deadliest girl alive- an orphan skateboarder named Jesse Sanchez. He answers listener questions, describes the concept of "narrative collapse", shares about his extensive collection of oddball indie comics from the 80s, works in ballpoint pen, and gives significance to the career of Vanilla Ice. 

Become a patron of his patreon at www.patreon.com/streetangel

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:59pm CST
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Onrie Kompan has defied the rules of the comic industry to be very successful on his own terms. Without the help of a publisher or mainstream comic distribution he is a one man army. Currently he has a documentary being made about his remarkable achievement of selling over 1500 comics at NYCC. Not bad for an American writing a historical comic about a Korean sea battle. His work is featured in Korean museums, he has been invited to do many speaking engagements and has been a consultant on a movie about the life of Yi Soon Shin. This is an uplifting episode about the power of believing in comics and the lessons of how to be a good neighbor at conventions and raise everyone up with you.

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Direct download: DPS168_Onrie.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:29pm CST
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Artist/Writer Brian Pulido is a longstanding pioneer of independent horror comics. Known for creating such characters as Evil Ernie, Purgatori and Lady Death, he has always had an uncompromising vision and rock and roll sensibility. Recently his Lady Death Kickstarters have been setting records and breaking the comic distribution model. He shares the story of losing his Chaos Comics characters to lawsuits and how he overcame that adversity to achieve his current success. Pulido is still a groundbreaker in variant covers, using materials like Swarovski crystals and leather, we predict the Gwar comic a week before it was announced, and discuss his love of punk and metal with an analysis of what makes a good "Cookie Monster singer". 

Brought to you by www.thirdcoastcomics.com, the friendliest comic shop in all of Chicago. Join them for Doctor Who meetups, karaoke and a great assortment of all the hot comics.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:53am CST
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Film blogger Brian Kirst (Fangoria, Hidden Horror) is the funny, irreverent man behind Big Gay Horror Fan. He and Wendi have a great time this week discussing the outsider nature of scary movies, their deep love of final girls, the year in horror films, asses, and the connections between scream queens and comics, like Brinke and Dave Stevens & Julie Strain and Kevin Eastman, and share memories of Herschell Gordon Lewis. So join two people completely unattracted to women as they giggle over their fondness for titties!

Check out Big Gay Horror Fan right here- https://biggayhorrorfan.wordpress.com

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Direct download: DPS166_BGHF.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:04pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 165- Ming Doyle

Artist/writer Ming Doyle joins this episode to discuss her recent work, including last year's phenomenal woman centric mafia story, DC/Vertigo's "The Kitchen". She divulges the nature of reverent nostalgia vs. kitsch, how American comic artists work vs. manga studios, her time co-writing "Constantine: The Hellblazer" with James Tynion IV and making bisexuality more than his "cool trick", along with fan attachment to THAT coat. Currently she is pencilling "Girl Over Paris" with writer Kate Leth, based on the popular YA novels by Gwenda Bond, and has a story in "Love is Love", the comic anthology benefitting families of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. 

You can support her Patreon right here- https://www.patreon.com/mingdoyle

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:30pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 164- Go Trek Yourself

It's the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! Time to celebrate with the co-hosts of the "Go Trek Yourself" podcast, Darrell Taylor and J.K. Woodward! It's very light hearted banter about the importance of devoted fans, the history of Star Trek comics and high stakes game of Star Trek trivia! 

Find the IDW "Star Trek" comics as well as the crossovers with "Doctor Who" and "Planet of the Apes" at www.dcbservice.com, the online source for great comic bargains.

If you are in Chicago, check out www.thirdcoastcomics.com, and join Jill Thompson for an upcoming signing of her Wonder Woman graphic novel on Oct. 21!

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Also, host Wendi Freeman is guest bartending a special Halloween event and needs your help raising funds for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. 

http://chicagohomeless.donorpages.com/ABHalloween2016/WendiFreeman/

 

Direct download: DPS164_StarTrek.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:10pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 163- Steve Lieber

This week's guest is artist Steve Lieber, currently pencilling the hilarious crime caper "The Fix" from Image Comics, with writer Nick Spencer. He discusses how they honed their comedic chemistry on Marvel's "Superior Foes of Spider-Man", the distractions of fill in artists, the beauty of obscure fan art, the difficulty of conveying music in comics, Animal Planet's "Vet Life", being recognized for the movie version of "Whiteout" and lots, lots more.

The first trade of "The Fix" is currently available from Image Comics and can be purchased through our sponsors www.dcbservice.com, or in the Chicago area at www.thirdcoastcomics.com

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:59pm CST
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It's a return visit from the crew of 01 Publishing- Josh Finney, Kat Rocha and Patrick McEvoy. They have a sequel to their successful graphic novel, "Casefile: Arkham". The all new book, "Casefile: Arkham- Her Blood Runs Cold" continues the hard boiled adventures of Detective Hank Flynn on the mean streets of Lovecraft's most cursed of cities-- Arkham. They discuss all the extensive work that goes into (Love)crafting an effective noir story, from believable dialogue to a strong femme fatale. "Casefile: Arkham" is a love letter to 40s films, radio plays and Philip Marlowe, as well as a supernatural thriller. 

Preorder and support the kickstarter right here- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/309827462/case-file-arkham

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:13pm CST
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"Bowery Boys" is a webcomic from writer Cory Levine and artists Ian Bertram and Brent McKee, recently released in print by Dark Horse Comics. Levine discusses the intricacies of his historical slice of New York, from the gangster slang to the brutality of kid gangs, the organization of unions and the evolving ethnic landscapes.

The second half of the episode is a conversation with Sanya Anwar, artist of the exceptional webcomic "1001", the tale of "1001 Arabian Nights" from Scheherazade's perspective. Her gorgeous, flowing style can also be seen on variant covers from "Assassin's Creed" to "Jughead". She talks about nerding out on art supplies, growing up Pakistani in Canada, and working her first SDCC.

There is some background audio noise at the beginning that lasts less than 10min.

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Direct download: DPS161_Levine.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:31pm CST
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