Double Page Spread

Double Page Spread celebrates the big 200! This episode is full of insightful discourse, charming banter and listener messages. Special guest John Siuntres is the host of the comic book interview podcast, "Word Balloon" and one of the most pivotal pioneers in comic podcasting. He talks about his history in broadcasting, his time covering boxing for sports radio, the cultural influence of Hugh Hefner, developing life long friendships with creators like Brian Michael Bendis, Art Balthazar and Franco, and the brand new book he has cowritten- "No Plan B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming". 

To coincide with this event there is now "Double Page Spread" merchandise! Everything from t-shirts to notebooks to duvet covers. available at www.doublepagespread.threadless.com 

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Direct download: DPS200_Siuntres.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT
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Dan Panosian is just a cool guy. He is an artist who has paid his dues for years, working his way up through Image Comics inking people like Rob Liefeld, doing covers for books like "Daredevil" and X-Men titles, pencilling books like "Spelljammer" at DC. He has worked in almost every aspect of comics and is finally ready to bring it all together for himself with the new creator owned book "Slots" from Skybound. A tale of a down on his luck boxer returning to his family and his roots, it draws on classic Las Vegas tropes and new traditions in the glitzy city, delving into the seedy underbelly of MMA and burlesque. Panosian, no stranger to tough guy competitions, is a man who brings his genuine love of fighting to a human story. So join us for talk about Frank Grillo, the evolution of Jumbo's Clown Room, John Steinbeck and a hilarious stripper pole story. 

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Direct download: DPS199_Panosian.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:10pm CDT
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Writer Will Pfeifer has had a prolific and intriguing run at DC comics working on such titles as Catwoman, Aquaman, Teen Titans, and Amazons Attack. In this episode he tells funny stories about Jerry Lewis, discusses the Teen Titans cover controversy, lists top NY related movies, and shares what made his Catwoman run stand out after Ed Brubaker. Currently he is working on the Dynamite comic of the popular TNT show, "The Librarians", which showcases his sense of history and intellectual curiosity. 

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Direct download: DPS198_Pfeifer.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:50pm CDT
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In this quickie episode, Double Page Spread goes live to Boston Comic Con and sits down with penciller Mike McKone. We talk about all of his work with Marvel, including his legendary turn on "Exiles", his DC work with "Green Lantern", transitioning to covers work from interiors,  his love of drawing team books, and what its like to be a roaming vagabond of the convention circuit.

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Direct download: DPS197_McKone.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:38pm CDT
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Wendi is joined by returning friends, Dan Pua and Andrew Shaw! Together they discuss the recent crossover event b/t DC Comics characters and Looney Tunes, in particular Tom King and Lee Weeks "Batman/Elmer Fudd", Jimmy Palmiotti and Mark Texeira "Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam" and Bill Morrison and Kelley Jones "Lobo/Roadrunner" specials. Do these succeed in entertaining on all levels or should they sink like Wile E. Coyote off of a cliff?

Also some MMA chat as Andrew Shaw tells us about his recent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt testing, and the gang tries to convince everyone why they should watch the now defunct Frank Grillo drama, "Kingdom". 

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Direct download: DPS196_aussie.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:01pm CDT
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Since 2011, King Bone Press, the brainchild of Jon Westhoff and Bobgar Ornelas, have been putting out independent, thoughtful work from a variety of creators- the down to earth B-One, the ridiculous monster fighting of Hillbillies, World's Strongest Mailman, Bulletproof Chicken and more. They briefly disappeared off the comic book map, but now, with the help of Jason Ford, one half of The Wombmates and writer of "The Servant", they are BACK! Jon and Jason join Wendi for a hilarious chat spanning years of friendship and some mistaken identity. They've put the band back together and are releasing new books and all their back catalog digitally and they're here to talk about it!

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Direct download: DPS195_KingBone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm CDT
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In this episode, Wendi examines the creators of two very different spy books from Image Comics. Both writers tell stories of the cold war influenced by their impressions growing up. 

First, she talks to Rich Tommaso, writer and artist of "Spy Seal". In "The Corten Steel Phoenix" he tells the story of a seal forced into dangerous circumstances beyond his control. He uses anthropomorphic animals to weave a web of politics and intrigue. 

After the break, she has a chat with Antony Johnston on the day the film, "Atomic Blonde" is released. Based on his graphic novel "The Coldest City", Charlize Theron portrays MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in her very cool, calculated style. He discusses his involvement in the filmmaking process and how much it detracts from and stays true to the source material. He has a new series out now, "Ghost Station Zero"- vol. 2 of his series "Codename: Baboushka", an action packed, pulp thriller with a sexy Russian female lead. 

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Direct download: DPS194_Tommaso.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:41pm CDT
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Andrew Sanford is a man with a compulsion. Longtime cohost of "Marvel Noise" and "Indie Noise" podcasts, he is here to share some insight on his extensive, inexplicable collection of "slabbed" comics. He and Wendi go into the collector's mind of why CGC is popular and why comic readers are willing to seal away their books in plastic forever. Andrew has a fascinating collection of hundreds of "slabbed" books of questionable content and quality, and is knowledgable in all the tricks people use to get a higher grade on their comics. From recoloring and restapling binding to the now mandatory act of "pressing", they ask the important question- is "slabbing" bullshit?

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:16pm CDT
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Happy 4th of July!!! In this very special salute to America, Wendi delves into the history of GI Joe with artist Robert Atkins. He talks about the origins and Larry Hama's tremendous contributions to Joe, his work on the comics from Devil's Due to IDW, the difference bt "realistic military" and "stylized military", what it takes to draw comics for the government, the loyalty of GI Joe fans, the effort to convey Snake Eyes' emotions, the movies and so much more!

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Direct download: DPS192_Atkins.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT
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Felix Comic Art is one of the top sites for buying original art from a wide array of popular artists like Chris Burnham, Nick Dragotta, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Riley Rossmo, Skottie Young and more. Art rep Felix Lu discusses what he does for these artists, how he hones his eye for talent, the nature of collectors, what to look for in an original page, how Artists Editions are influencing the market, the fascinating story of Frank Miller's elusive art rep Scott Free, and the Felix Comic Art podcast, where he interviews collectors and artists about their lifetime passions. 

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Direct download: DPS191_Lu.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT
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