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Writer/artist Mark Schultz is a renowned illustrator with a mastery of drawing dinosaurs, cars and sexy women. In this episode he goes deep inside the artistic process with Wendi as they discuss his legendary book, "Zenozoic Tales" being made into an IDW Artists Edition and the cartoon, "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs". He discusses his recent intricate carbon pencil work in the illustrated story, "Storms at Sea" as well as his interest in environmentalism, his work writing "Superman" and "Prince Valiant", the evolutionary anatomy of drawing Aliens and Predators, and much more!

This episode brought to you by Dan Dougherty's kickstarter "Touching Evil- the graphic novel". Touching Evil follows the story of a woman cursed with the ability to kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil. The award winning comic is being collected into a 240 page hardcover graphic novel with a cover by Tom Kelly. Look at the reward tiers and donate right here.

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Direct download: DPS133_Schultz.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:04pm CST

Double Page Spread ep 132- Brett Weldele

Brett Weldele is a painter and comic artist best known for books like "The Surrogates", which became a film with Bruce Willis, and the tie in comics for "Southland Tales". Currently he is working on a Vampirella story and talks about his unique break in the craft industry, designing a custom line of steampunk and zombie stamps and scrapbook accessories. 

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Direct download: DPS132_weldele.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:42pm CST

Double Page Spread ep 131- Lovecraft Halloween

On this very spooky episode of DPS, Wendi is joined by Kat Rocha and Josh Finney of 01 Publishing. In addition to their comics they've also released two volumes of short fiction related to H.P. Lovecraft, so who better to bring in on an episode devoted to the elder gods? They explore every aspect of Lovecraft's influence on movies, comics and games, from Stuart Gordon to Sam Raimi to Dungeons and Dragons. Does the Cthulhu mythos still have the bite it once did? How was Lovecraft connected to the other writers of his day, like Robert E. Howard? 

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Direct download: DPS131_Lovecraft.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:51pm CST

Bill Zanowitz, co-host of the Comic Book Bears and T.H.U.N.D.E.R.C.A.S.T. podcasts returns to discuss his latest venture, writing the new comic, "Crimefighter Inquiry" with artist Mark Parmon. He and Wendi have a great deal of music discussion including debating a potential Husker Du reunion, the history of New Jersey bands and which Fall Out Boy songs are tolerable. 

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has a new line of fragrances based on Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romance, Crimson Peak. Take a smell of those as well as their limited edition Halloween scents.

DCBS has 50% off all the hot new titles you need, such as the Robin War crossover in Batman, the new Marvel reboot titles like Dr. Strange and all your favorite Image and independent books. 

Direct download: DPS130_BillZ.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:06pm CST

Double Page Spread ep 129- Dirk Manning

Acclaimed horror comic writer Dirk Manning (Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee) joins Wendi for a very insightful and knowledgable discourse on promoting your work and getting noticed in the current comic climate. They discuss the recent convention controversies of artists charging for autographs, how to build a supportive fanbase, making money selling original comics and not a wall of prints... and karaoke!

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Direct download: DPS129_Manning.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

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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Direct download: DPS128_cincy.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

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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Direct download: DPS127_secretwars.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:57pm CST

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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Direct download: DPS126_Sturges.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

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!

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. Check out the 50% off bundle deals on all the upcoming new Marvel titles as well as the new Vertigo line!

If you're going to DragonCon, check out the limited edition fragrances from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, all based on a variety of peach notes!

And Comix Well Spring provides you with the best in low cost digital comic book printing. See what customers have to say about their exceptional service and use the code "Double Page Spread" to get 15% off your first order.

Direct download: DPS125_Elio.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:25pm CST

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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Direct download: DPS124_Scott.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:26pm CST