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Actor Doug Jones has had one of the most fascinating and prolific careers on film. He has used his unique characteristics to portray fantastical creatures and monsters in projects such as Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Falling Skies and Hocus Pocus. He opens up to Wendi about Del Toro stories, the kindness of David Hyde Pierce, playing a mutant kangaroo twice(!) and endless mime puns!

Brought to you by the Sci Fi Spectacular, Sat April 12, at the Patio theater in Chicago (6008 Irving Park Rd). 16 hours of sci fi films including the Dead Zone, Legend, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Pan's Labyrinth, and an Escape from NY costume contest! 

Be sure to follow "Terror in the Aisles" on FB for upcoming events. Portions of the proceeds from this event go to support Vital Bridges, providing help for AIDS patients in the Chicago area.

Also brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you 50% off preordered Marvel and DC trades, as well as a full subscription service.

And Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, offering a wide array of perfumes and body products to satisfy the fantastical in you.

Direct download: DPS79_Jones.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 7:38 PM
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This week's guest is Dennis Calero, artist for the recent "Army of Darkness", "The Vampire Diaries" and his ongoing webcomic with actor Todd Stashwick, "Devil Inside". After an initial foray into British pop music and the greatness of "Dune", Dennis and Wendi have a very insightful discussion about marriage, relationships and the nature of gender roles. Dennis' warm conversational style and openness are some of the best that have ever been on the show. 

Oh! If you have not watched "True Detective" there are spoilers for ep 5 at 38:00-43:00

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you exclusive variant covers and great deals you won't find anywhere else. Follow @instocktrades on twitter for their deal of the week.

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, fine purveyors of custom limited edition perfumes and body products. Go check out how you can order an assortment of imps- little sample vials to try out some of the amazing smells I'm always telling you about!

Direct download: DPS79_Calero..mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 10:31 PM
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The second part of the "Double Page Bears" crossover- Wendi is joined by podcasters Bill Zanowitz and Justin Allen of "Comic Book Bears" as they all discuss their experiences in bands, whether it's good for creators to make playlists for their books, Duran Duran vs. INXS and the greatest supernatural story about Van Halen ever imagined!

Check out the first part, where we extensively discuss Dazzler and Josie and the Pussycats, over here.

Brought to you by DCBS, where you can pre-order Marvel and DC trades at 50% off!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, providing new and creative perfume experiences based on some of your favorite characters and properties, such as Neil Gaiman's "Coraline".

Direct download: DPS78_CBBears.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 2:02 AM
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Andrew C. Robinson, artist of the acclaimed graphic novel, "The Fifth Beatle" talks to Wendi about the time consuming challenges involved in getting the historical and iconic details accurate of the musical icons, as well as portraying the issues Brian Epstein faced being gay during that time. They talk about his other projects, artistic and musical, including his recent cover art of Rick Remender's "Black Science" and "Winter Soldier: The Bitter March".

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. Follow @instocktrades on twitter to find their deal of the week!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, creating scents based on favorite properties such as Peter Beagle's 80s animation classic, "The Last Unicorn".

Direct download: DPS77_Robinson.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 2:40 AM
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It's Hellboy's 20th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than by talking to Dark Horse's Editor in Chief, Scott Allie?

We discuss the ins and outs of storyline consistency on franchises like "Buffy", the Dark Horse superhero universe, working on Guillermo Del Toro's "The Strain" and keeping it different from the books and tv show, as well as how to make a compelling video game comic that appeals to gamers and readers equally. 

This episode brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can get up to 50% off a wide variety of Dark Horse titles!

and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, the perfume experts who brought us a whole line of Hellboy inspired fragrances.

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Direct download: DPS76_Allie.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 5:57 PM
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Last year writer Paul Jenkins (Hellblazer, Spectacular Spider-Man, Sentry, Wolverine, Hulk), wrote a notorious open letter about DC bullying their creators and why he was leaving the big 2 to work for BOOM!. Wendi checks back in with him to see how he's going and what results is an off the cuff dialogue on treatment of creators, the perils of working in movies and the best X-Men story you'll never get to read.

He currently has a kickstarter for his book Fairy Quest 2 going on right here.

This episode brought to you by the fine people at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, custom crafting perfumes based on an array of decadent concepts.

As well as DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. Follow @instocktrades on twitter for the best deals every week!

Direct download: DPS75_Jenkins1.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 6:36 PM
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"Archer and Armstrong" scribe Fred Van Lente joins me for a Valentine's history lesson on romance comics! We talk about the changing demographics of female readers, the effects of Frederick Wertham and the direct market on comic content, and the notable creators of the genre.

I apologize for the background noise in the cafe where I recorded this. 

Please check out our wonderful sponsors Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and DCBS, they've been great to us and offer some amazing products and deals!

Direct download: DPS74_VanLente.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 3:34 AM
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In the first half of this episode, artist Dennis Culver has a chat with Wendi about his work on "Edison Rex" for Monkeybrain Comics, as well as delving into antihero tropes, who played "Parker" best in the movies and much more.

Then she is joined by writer Michael Moreci who has had a tremendous year writing "Hoax Hunters" for Image, "Skybreaker" and "Prime-8's" for Monkeybrain and a brand new take on the werewolf tale with "The Curse", as well as his sleek, stylish graphic novel, ReincarNate. We talk about finding the best artist for your work, western heroes, Michael Mann and the well crafted mixed genre.

Brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, producing a limited edition array of scents this month based on the concept of Lupercalia.

As well as DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, always giving you the best customer service on ordering comics online. 

Direct download: DPS73_Culver_Moreci2.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 9:53 PM
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Wendi has an insightful, in depth dialogue with actor/director/musician/writer Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Wild at Heart, Charlie's Angels). He discusses the corporate state of the film industry, making people uncomfortable, Daniel Clowes and plagiarism, and dispels some rumors. An intriguing talk with an enigmatic man.

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you get 50% when you preorder Marvel and DC trades and hardcovers.

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, makers of limited edition perfumes, room sprays and body oils.

Direct download: DPS72_Glover.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59 PM
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The exceptionally classy Tony Akins (Wonder Woman, Aliens, Hellblazer, Jack of Fables) discusses growing up with a father who was an artist and knew how to rock a tux, as well as the history of the Chicago comic scene, filling in for Cliff Chiang, and much more!

Brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, creators of a new line of perfumes based on the work of Clive Barker.

As well as Discount Comic Book Service. Follow @instocktrades to get the latest word on weekly bargains!

Direct download: DPS71_Akins.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 2:42 AM
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