Double Page Spread

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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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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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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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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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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Gene Ha is one of the most thorough, detailed and good natured artists working in comics today. Known for his DC work such as "The Shade" and "Project: Superman" as well as Alan Moore's "Top Ten", it's time for him to step into his own creator owned fantasy. Which is exactly what he's doing with "Mae", a young adult, female driven story about friendship and sisterhood and strange creatures with Czech names. He and Wendi talk about this new project, how to run a successful kickstarter and the appeal of smart brunettes!

Check out the kickstarter for Mae right here- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geneha/mae-graphic-novel

Onrie Kompan is an international storyteller who has earned acclaim in Korea for his comic, Yi Soon Shin, detailing the daring exploits of a brave Korean Naval Commander. His gritty historical epic is perfect for those who like bloodshed and dark adventure. He and Wendi discuss the delicate balance of vulnerability in female characters and how to craft a successful sales pitch at conventions.

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This week Wendi is joined by Kelly Thompson. The podcaster and columnist has her first major comic writing gig with IDW's "Jem and the Holograms", with "Glory" artist Sophie Campbell. They discuss all things 80s hair and fashion, what 21st century Jem music would sound like, plus her upcoming book with Kelly Sue DeConnick, "Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps"!

Then it's time for a brief returning visit from Marvel letterer Joe Caramagna (Daredevil, Secret Wars). He fills us in on his long awaited book. "The Further Travels of Wyatt Earp", and gives a surprise announcement about his unconventional signing event.

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In this very special emergency episode, Wendi is joined by fellow comic podcasters Rafael Sanz of "No Apologies' and Julian Lytle of "Ignorant Bliss". This episode is entirely spoilers for Furious 7, so go out and see the movie first! They break down every aspect of what makes the Rock, Vin Diesel and the whole Toretto crew the Black Avengers. So go into some deep Fast and Furious analyzing as they break down what makes each movie great, how it relates to Dungeons and Dragons, and make up plots for the franchise to #10 and beyond, including a full Hobbs spinoff world!

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Kaare Andrews has never limited himself to one dream. Whether he's drawing Spider-Man or directing Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, Andrews is challenging himself in the best medium to tell the most complete story. Which is what makes "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon" such a definitive piece in the character's legacy. He and Wendi have an extensive talk about the real origins of the kung fu character, why you have to fight a robot after a dragon, a shared love of Scott Adkins and modern action stars and control issues between genre filmmaking and comics. 

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DPS is a fine podcast from the Taylor Network. Go check out some of their other fun pop culture shows like No Apoplogies, Arts and Crap and JK's Happy Hour!

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Todd Stashwick may be the most versatile character actor on tv right now. With a list of shows such as 12 Monkeys, Supernatural, Gotham, The Originals, Justified, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Heroes, and The Riches, he brings his unique range of comedy and menace to every role. Todd and Wendi get nerd deep in some conversation analyzing gender swapped roles, translating movies to tv and what it means to be a genre fan. He shares all the info he's allowed to regarding the Star Wars video game he's writing, as well as his long running webcomic, "Devil Inside" with Dennis Calero. Plus?? he sings several songs and plays ukelele! Stashwick is a load of fun and an incredible joy to talk to. 

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