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Accomplished writer of animation and comics, Mairghread Scott comes on the show to discuss her latest project from Archaia, "Toil and Trouble" with artists Kelly and Nicole Matthews. "Toil and Trouble" is a Shakespearian labor of love, depicting the story of Macbeth from the perspective of the three witches. The book is fully comprehensible if you've never read the play and provides a richer interpretation if you're already a fan.

She also answers many question about her wealth of work in the Transformers universe, including writing Windblade and the recent crossover event "Combiner Wars". Animation secrets are divulged including exactly how long a character is allowed to scream for and exactly what is a "Keep alive groan"?

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:26 AM
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Mike Fury is a multitalented dynamo- writer, martial artist and drummer who recently released his first book. "Life of Action: Interviews with the Men and Women of Martial Arts and Action Cinema". We discuss the work and admiration he has for over 30 actors, directors and stunt people he covers in this book including Isaac Florentine, Scott Adkins, Mark Strange, and Darren Shalhavi. We get into the differences between Hong Kong and Western traditions, the rise of recent action films like "The Raid" and "John Wick" and Netflix's "Daredevil", the value of acting vs. fighting, Youtube fan films like "Street Fighter", where to learn more about the current indie action scene and much more! You can order his book through Amazon or www.mikefury.net

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Category:pop culture -- posted at: 5:09 PM
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Recently Marvel comics announced a month of hip hop themed variant covers, recreating famous album covers with their titles. This brought into light an issue about the lack of African Americans hired by the company and diversity both on the page and behind the scenes. In this episode Wendi is joined by artist Julian Lytle (Ignorant Bliss podcast), Rafael Sanz (No Apologies podcast) and Darrell Taylor (Taylor network of Podcasts). For years Julian and Shawn Pryor worked on the "Longboxes on 22s" tumblr (www.longboxeson22s.tumblr.com ) that mashed up hip hop culture and comic books only to go ignored by Marvel and DC. 

This discussion goes far beyond the ideas of cultural appropriation into a discourse of hiring practices, how to find new talent, what the role of an editor should be and being racially tactful. Also what rappers really do fit which superheroes!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:46 PM
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It's all the news that's fit to geek out over as Wendi is joined by fellow podcasters Dan Pua and Andrew Shaw (The Boob Toob) and Darrell Taylor (Taylor Network of Podcasts). They dissect all the movie trailers- Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman, Deadpool, etc and break down all the new comic titles announced by Marvel, Vertigo, and Image. Many many listener questions are asked and much joy is had over the return of Rom: Space Knight!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:28 AM
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Alex Rosado exudes fun through every element of his personality. He's a soft spoken, upbeat and charming gent who conveys all of that in his art. His longrunning children's book, "Sofa Kingdom" captures the whimsy and goofiness of boyhood and he has a new creator owned title called "The Element Factor" as well as his work with Art Baltazar and Franco on " Aw Yeah Comics". This episode was taped after he and Wendi were locked out of her house for an hour with the oven on! Follow him on twitter and Instagram as @aleroart.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:31 AM
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Zack Kruse has been organizing the well regarded Appleseed convention in Fort Wayne, IN, as well as putting out his own stories and doing academic work in comic history for some time. He has a chat with Wendi about nurturing young creators at conventions, fairy hoaxes, if Dana Scully was a pragmatist or a dogmatist, and a lengthy discussion of his research on the reclusive Steve Ditko- who really created Spider-Man, similiarities between Peter Parker and Blue Beetle, his use of objectivism and the introspective nature of his work. It's an interesting discourse for anyone fascinated by the backstory of Marvel Comics and Stan Lee.

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Category:pop culture -- posted at: 5:46 PM
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The majority of this episode was taped at the C2E2 after event, ICE, the Indie Comics Expo, held by King Bone Press in Chicago back in May. The first live panel is a discussion of independent publishing featuring Jon Westhoff and Bobgar Ornelas of King Bone Press and the Earth 2 podcast network, as well as James and Jason Ford, of the Wombmates podcast and "The Servant" comic. They discuss the challenges of getting your comic noticed and going digital vs. print.

The second panel is with writer Ed Brisson. He has recently reissued his breakthrough title "Murder Book" as well as an excellent sc-fi prison tale "Cluster" and his unconventional superhero story "The Mantle" from Image. 

In part 3 Wendi catches up with writer James Robinson, creator of "Starman" and recent writer of Fantastic Four. They discuss the legacy of Jack Knight, the chemistry of sobriety, Battleworlds and his semi-autobiographical new series from Image, "Airboy".

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:34 AM
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Live from Appleseed Con in Ft. Wayne, IN its a very special panel with indie comic legend, Jaime Hernandez! He discusses 30 years of creating "Love and Rockets" with his brothers, his artistic style of drawing naturalistically and letting the characters age with the audience, 80s SoCal punk rock and the evolving nature of independent comics. Thank you so much to Zack Kruse for this opportunity.

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:12 PM
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Apologies, first of all, for some sound issues in this episode- a new headset mic was being used and it ran a bit hot and picked up too much breathing. 

Artist Dan Dougherty comes on to discuss his long running, award winning newspaper cartoon, Beardo- how syndication works, how comic strips are staying alive, and the legacy of cartooning. He is also 6 issues deep into a supernatural thriller comic called "Touching Evil", about a woman with a deadly gift she can't seem to shake. They discuss his varying art styles, working with actor Dan Fogler, the consistency of placenta and much more!

Opening and closing music by Dan's band "On the Off Chance". 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:55 AM
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This week, Wendi talks to the delightful Joyce Chin. Joyce's history starts from pencilling "Guy Gardner: Warrior" for DC back in 1995, and currently she's an accomplished cover artist, doing many covers for Dynamite, including the Gail Simone penned crossover event, "Swords of Sorrow". They have a fun discussions about geek parenting, the recent Frank Cho controversy and sexy art, licensing and merchandising rights and a lot more. Featuring guest appearance from her husband, legendary X-book artist and "Monkeyman and O'Brien" creator, Arthur Adams!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:59 PM
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