Double Page Spread

This episode takes us to the International School of Comics in Chicago, where we meet the graduating class of upcoming artists. They are putting together their first anthology of finished work and have so much enthusiasm and excitement for the medium. They tell their stories, with the encouragement of "art mom" Jill Thompson, about bringing new voices to comics, what this particular school has to offer, and what on earth is a "guinea grinder"? All right here in this very special episode.

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It's a treat this special Halloween episode with guest, artist Kelly Williams (WWE, Eerie, Creepy)! A lifelong fan of horror movies and monster comics, he joins Wendi to discuss how to convey creepiness in ink, regional urban legends, horror movie/comic crossovers, Kirby monsters, Vietnam prequels and so much more!

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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". 

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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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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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Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:50pm CST
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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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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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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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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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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:41pm CST
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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 CST
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