Double Page Spread

This episode is the audio from the podcast panel at CincyCon with John Siuntres of "WordBalloon" and Shawn Crystal of "Inkpulp Audio". We talk about podcasting topics such as episode length, getting guests, getting sponsors, and so much more. Thank you so much to Tony Moore for putting on such a great show and inviting us to do this!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

Its a Taylor Network all star roundtable as Wendi is joined by fellow podcasters Darrell Taylor, Rene Alvarado (Rants and Raves), Rafael Sanz (No Apologies), and Gerri Atkinson (Comic Rack Snarkcast). They tackle the biggest crossover of the summer, Marvel's "Secret Wars"- the main book and most of the adjacent tie ins. So find out if you really needed to read every title, or even the main one, how weird is Weirdworld? what were the best bromances? are the Thors fascist cops? Does A-Force need some testosterone? All these questions answered and more!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:57pm CDT

The hilarious writing duo of Matt Sturges and Dave Justus share in some outrageous conversation on this episode- bragging about skin diseases, comparing best birthdays, playing Duran Duran bass lines and so much more. Together they co-write the spin off comic "Fables: The Wolf Among Us", based on the popular video game and give a karaoke recap of the Fables Wake, the final party sending off Bill Willingham's long running DC title. On Sept. 23 they release the fantasy comedy "Public Relations", the first new book from the relaunched First Comics imprint. The duo even wrote their own theme song for this episode!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:40pm CDT

Chris Eliopoulos is a man who has worn every conceivable hat in the comic industry- prolific letterer, writer and cartoonist. We discuss different aspects of lettering, funny animal books, the real deal with Free Comic Book Day, RunDisney and nerd physical fitness, inspirational children's books with Brad Meltzer, CowBoy, his book with Nate Cosby, his mentor Gene Colan and much more!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:25pm CDT

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: 11:26pm CDT

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

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Category:pop culture -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

Double Page Spread ep 122- Marvel and Hip Hop

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 ( ) 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: 1:46pm CDT

Double Page Spread ep 121- SDCC 2015

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: 11:28pm CDT

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: 7:31pm CDT

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: 12:46pm CDT