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Double Page Spread ep 140- Zander Cannon

One of the most talked about and deservedly praised new comics of 2015 was Zander Cannon's "Kaijumax", the story of Electrogor, an oversized monster sent to a prison island of monsters. We discuss Godzilla and Gamera, balancing cute art with prison rape, tropes of "women in prison" films, his career doing layouts for books like Alan Moore's "Top Ten", and the religious preferences of mecha kaiju!

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Direct download: DPS140_Cannon.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:42pm CST
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Daniel White is a comic artist based in Brooklyn, where he puts out his own work and eats Italian pastries. This episode is a very loose, fun dialogue between two friends discussing the hot topics of the industry, building the momentum of Patreon to help young artists, copyright issues and flexibility of fan art, as evidenced in his new work "Fan Fiction", bringing the love back into comics, and plenty of talk about the new Star Wars film! Find Daniel and his art on Instagram @birdsinboxes.

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Direct download: DPS139_White.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:08pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 138- Ramon Perez

Ramon Perez came on to the scene with a bang with the multi-Eisner winning Boom! studios graphic novel "Tale of Sand", based on the unreleased screenplay by Jim Henson. He discusses the unique challenges of living up to the Henson legacy, how much original input he got to have, the distinctive look and much more, as well as his work for Marvel including "Wolverine and the X-Men" and the taking over from the legendary Matt Fraction and David Aja run on "Hawkeye" to the new run with Jeff Lemire.

Brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com the premiere name in digital printing, providing you with the tools to release your own comics or business needs. Use the code "doublepagespread" for 15% off your first order.

As well as DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can order a bundle of the new Marvel titles, incuding "Hawkeye", for 50% off!

and www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com, featuring a new line of Sherlock Holmes inspired fragrances in their "221B Baker St" line.

Direct download: DPS138_Perez.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:48pm CST
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It's been over a year since DC shook up the Bat universe with the very youth driven Batgirl and Gotham Academy titles. Co-writer Brenden Fletcher talks about Gotham Academy's recent change in tone as well as it's inclusion of "Batman: the Animated Series" characters and the upcoming "Gotham Academy Yearbook". We also chat life in Burnside for Barbara Gordon and her crew, including the recent wedding of transgender groundbreaker Alysia Yeoh and artist Babs Tarr's fashion and design choices. Recently Fletcher has been writing Dinah Lance's spin off, "Black Canary" and we talk about her place beside the recent comic girl bands like Jem and the Holograms and Spider-Gwen, and his own musical background. 

You can pre-order trades of Batgirl, Black Canary and Gotham Academy, as well as other Marvel and DC titles, for 50% off at www.dcbservice.com

Give yourself a sparkly festive manicure for the new year with the new line of "claw polish" from www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com, as well as all of their limited edition yule fragrances!

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Direct download: DPS137_Fletcher.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:42pm CST
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In this episode, Wendi talks to two creative teams of popular webcomics- first half with artist JK Woodward (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Fallen Angel) and writer Chris Kipiniak about their book, Behemoth, now available in a 4 story arc from Monkeybrain Comics. Best described as "Island of Dr. Moreau meets the Dirty Dozen" it details the story of a girl's descent into monsterhood and joining an elite mercenary team of teens in varying degrees of transformation. All of it is available now digitally, only 99 cents each, through Comixology.

After that, it's time for the team behind the long running book, PI Jane- cowriters Lauren Burke (Womanthology) and Greg Sorkin and artist Tony Maldonado. They bring their comedic sensibilities to discussing the funny, irreverent, pop culture style of the girl detective, as well as the popular side story of "Cake Vs. Pie" and Tony's skill at drawing violent food. Soon to have new issues released through Caliber, you can find the story until now at Monkeys Plus Typewriters.

In Kickstarter news- check out "Scratches"- a collection of unsettling horror stories created by Chicago based independent artists JSB, Leo Perez, Angel Onofre and John Michael Lennon as well as help from Ali Canterella and a cover by Menton3. You can preorder the book and see the various rewards here.

Brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com, the new name in digital printing. If you're having your comic printed, need prints to sell at conventions, business materials and postcards, look into their excellent customer service. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Want to read "Behemoth"? Use the Comixology button through www.dcbservice.com and save 5% off your physical paper order through them as well. Perfect for all the ways you like to consume comics!

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Direct download: DPS136_behemoth.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:27pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 135- Star Wars Roundtable

Right before "The Force Awakens" Wendi sits down with 3 very outspoken Star Wars fans- Darrell Taylor of the Taylor Network, Rene Alvarado, co-host of "Rants and Raves" podcast, and Terry Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics and co-host of "Stakes is High" podcast. Together they break down everything Star Wars from the new Battlefront video game to the Marvel comics, try to find redeeming things about the prequels, what makes Chewbacca so cool, will BB-8 be any good? favorite toys and Wendi's kinky Boba Fett/Princess Leia doll wedding.

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Direct download: DPS135_StarWars.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:23pm CST
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Tom King is on a hot streak right now writing popular books for Marvel and DC, as well as his own creator owned property for Vertigo. He discusses the hit, "Grayson", which he cowrites with Tim Seeley, and the versatility of the Dick Grayson/Nightwing character throughout Batman and beyond, as well as what it's like to write beefcake for a character best defined by a shapely behind! He talks about the resurrection of "Omega Men" from cancellation, his layout and panel technique, "Vision" and the American suburban dream, and the underlying politics of all his titles. King's experience serving in the CIA also informs his new book "Sheriff of Babylon", set in the early days post 9/11 days of the war on terror. 

You can order "Sheriff of Babylon" as part of the 50% off bundle of Vertigo titles, as well as his contributions to the "Robin War" crossover in that DC comic bundle, from www.dcbservice.com

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is celebrating 13 years of releasing limited edition fragrances, hair and bath products related to some of your favorite movies, comics and books! Check out what their doing for their anniversary at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

www.comixwellspring.com is where to go for the new name in digital printing! If you have a comic you'd like to have printed, or any other sort of promotional material, prints or postcards, check out their exceptional customer service and use the code "Doublepagespread" for 15% off your first order.

Dan Dougherty is releasing a 240 page hardcover of his award winning book, "Touching Evil" through kickstarter. "Touching Evil" is the story of a woman cursed with the ability to kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil. Featuring a striking cover by Tom Kelly and with many fantastic stretch goals, you can help get it published right here.

Direct download: DPS134_king.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:59pm CST
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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, "Xenozoic 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.

Also, DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, which provides you with deep savings every day such as 50% off all new Marvel and DC trade paperbacks. Follow their sister site @instocktrades on twitter to see their deal of the week.

Comix Wellspring is the new name in digital printing. Whether you're printing your own comics or need promotional materials and prints to sell at conventions, their legendary customer service will help you produce the best looking materials. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab infuses your home with the scents of Allerdale hall from Guillermo Del Toro's film "Crimson Peak" in their exclusive line of fragrances, jewelry and collectibles. Smell the gothic decadence at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

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

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, providing you with the best in customer service and deals up to 60% off every day. www.dcbservice.com

www.comixwellspring.com is the new name in digital printing. use the code "Double Page Spread" and get 15% off of your printing needs- whether it's books, convention prints, business cards or much more!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has an amazing line of jewelry and fragrances based on the film "Crimson Peak". Take a look at their fine craftsmanship at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS132_weldele.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:42pm CST
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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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www.comixwellspring.com provides the best service in digital printing around. Check them out for your comic or business printing needs and use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

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