Thu, 23 June 2016
Vivek Tiwary is the writer/historian behind the Eisner award winning graphic novel "The Fifth Beatle" and has so much exciting news! He's recently gotten a tv deal to turn the story of Brian Epstein into a tv show and hopes to create more seasons about other famous managers. He and Wendi discuss the fascinating network of behind the scenes people who supported the Beatles, like the impact of George Harrison's sister in America. We also get to hear about Vivek's unique upbringing in NY and the equal influence of punk rock and Broadway that led him to helping produce Green Day's "American Idiot". He is also currently publishing his online illustrated young adult novel "Asha Ascending", with artist Sara Richard, which is open to input and changes with audience feedback. Hear all that as well as Tony award and Hamilton discussions, current music related tv shows, the Musicians on Call non-profit, Valiant comics and so much more!
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Fri, 10 June 2016
This week brings the debut of the new Action Lab Comics all ages book, "Ghoul Scouts". Writer Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire) and artist Mark Stegbauer join Wendi to discuss their new sojourn into the supernatural, a story of kids who are busier fighting monsters than earning merit badges, perfect for fans of adventures like "Monster Squad" or "Lumberjanes". We talk about the perfect weapons for pre-teens, establishing voice for your characters, and the genius of "Real Genius".
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Thu, 2 June 2016
This week Wendi is joined by artist Brent Schoonover. She laments the loss of "Howling Commandos of SHIELD" (only 6 issues??), a book that combined the best Marvel monsters of every era. He also shares about his work on "Ant Man", "Back to the Future", and what it's like to be known for a retro penciling style. Brent tells the story of being hired as a sketch artist at a Paisley Park party for Morris Day and the Time where no cameras were allowed. (This episode was recorded the week before Prince passed). He also answers the very important question- "Dirty Dozen or Great Escape"?
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Tue, 24 May 2016
In one of her very favorite conversations, Wendi is joined by writer, publisher, podcaster, talent scout and master raconteur, Shawn Pryor. He talks about the hard work of the comic hustle, how to avoid burnout, the difference between diversity and equality and his time at Action Lab Comics and his new imprint Crowntaker Studios, his current all ages mystery story "Cash and Carrie", the upcoming "Motherless Creatures" with Tressina Bowling, as well as "F.O.R.C.E.", a football story not just for sports fans.
Plus hilarious pop diva speculations and storytelling about Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, the lost Fox hip hop cop shows "New York Undercover" and "Fastlane", what is Jon B up to? and so much more! (Please note this episode was actually taped the week before Prince passed and Janet announced her pregnancy).
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Mon, 16 May 2016
In this very special Free Comic Book Day episode, Wendi is live from Defiant Comics in Forest Park, IL with owner Brian Fisher. He fills in on the state of retail, the hot books on FCBD, the return of ROM: Space knight and which Image books are selling like hotcakes.
Then writer Rafael Nieves comes over for a chat about his new book, "Compulsion" with Hugo Petrus that further combines his unique style of suspense and humor. Find him at www.rafwrites.blogspot.com
The Boob Toob crew is reunited! Dapper Dan Pua and Amazing Andrew Shaw weigh in on Captain America: Civil War (spoilers!) as well as reminisce about the significance of the late Darwin Cooke.
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Mon, 2 May 2016
This episode is a drunken rollicking roundtable with artistsDaniel White, Tom Kelly, John Bishop, podcaster/writer BillZanowitzand Jeff Douglas! It was the last day of C2E2, we made a big dinnerand poured some drinks, broke out some old Wizard magazines anddebated the best comics of the 90s and reveal the 3 people in theroom who won Wizard contests. So if you remember the Dark HorseLegends imprint, the original Vertigo titles, Valiant's Deathmateseries, Strangers in Paradise, Starman and much much more, thisshould be some great nostalgia!
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Wed, 20 April 2016
The 2016 Eisner nominations were just announced and several have rightfully gone to the creative team of the exceptionally charming "Bandette", artist Colleen Coover and writer Paul Tobin. They both take the time to talk to Wendi about the thrilling fun and whimsy of "Bandette" and how to create such a unique and timeless take on their interpretation of Paris. They discuss what makes a good heist film, their European comic influences, the endearing nature of Audrey Hepburn, as well as their previous collaboration "Gingerbread Girl" and Tobin's work on such comics as "Colder" and "Plants vs. Zombies".
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Mon, 11 April 2016
Daniel Jun Kim has been producing thought provoking content for years through his blog, Pop Mythology. He has used his personal struggles and chronic illness as an impetus to inspire others and writes about the heroes and characters who influence him. Whether its having the Deadpool mindset, thinking small like Ant Man or feeling the interconnectedness of life like Guardians of the Galaxy, Kim taps into how we use pop culture as motivation. Currently he has a kickstarter for an inspirational book, "Your Superhero Origin: Transform Suffering into Superpowers", which you can donate to through https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/popmythologist/your-superhero-origin.
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Thu, 31 March 2016
First up in this double header episode, the esteemed writer and entrepreneur, Sean E. Williams (Fairest, Sensation Comics, Artful Daggers, Vampire Diaries). Comicker is his brand new digital imprint and he brings insight into the modern face of digital publishing, through his background of writing for Monkeybrain and his current work on the groundbreaking Stela app. They talk about the diversity of the creators and stories he's picked for Comicker and what the future holds for print versions as well.
The second half is a chat with the exceptional Joelle Jones. Her Dark Horse comic "Lady Killer" is a sleek and stylish masterpiece that combines her love of meticulous detail and some dirty violence. To say this beautifully crafted retro tale of gender roles and assassination invokes Mad Men doesn't begin to scratch the surface of how cool and fun it is. She also talks about her work on Cullen Bunn's horror epic "Hellheim" and working with Max Landis on "Superman: American Alien".
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Wed, 9 March 2016
The summer convention season is upon us! If this is your first con or 100th, if you like to meet celebs, buy Star Wars toys or exhibit at artists alley hopefully this episode will be informative and helpful. Artist Tom Kelly, publisher/writer Jon Westhoff and collector Chris Revekant provide insight on proper etiquette dealing with artists, buying original pages, getting commissions, what a jam piece is, setting up your space to sell effectively and much much more! We also break down next week's C2E2 guest list, who we are looking forward to meeting and where to party.
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