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Double Page Spread ep 122- Marvel and Hip Hop

Recently Marvel comics announced a month of hip hop themed variant covers, recreating famous album covers with their titles. This brought into light an issue about the lack of African Americans hired by the company and diversity both on the page and behind the scenes. In this episode Wendi is joined by artist Julian Lytle (Ignorant Bliss podcast), Rafael Sanz (No Apologies podcast) and Darrell Taylor (Taylor network of Podcasts). For years Julian and Shawn Pryor worked on the "Longboxes on 22s" tumblr (www.longboxeson22s.tumblr.com ) that mashed up hip hop culture and comic books only to go ignored by Marvel and DC. 

This discussion goes far beyond the ideas of cultural appropriation into a discourse of hiring practices, how to find new talent, what the role of an editor should be and being racially tactful. Also what rappers really do fit which superheroes!

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Direct download: DPS122_marvelhh.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:46pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 121- SDCC 2015

It's all the news that's fit to geek out over as Wendi is joined by fellow podcasters Dan Pua and Andrew Shaw (The Boob Toob) and Darrell Taylor (Taylor Network of Podcasts). They dissect all the movie trailers- Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman, Deadpool, etc and break down all the new comic titles announced by Marvel, Vertigo, and Image. Many many listener questions are asked and much joy is had over the return of Rom: Space Knight!

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Direct download: DPS121_SDCC15.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:28pm CDT
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Alex Rosado exudes fun through every element of his personality. He's a soft spoken, upbeat and charming gent who conveys all of that in his art. His longrunning children's book, "Sofa Kingdom" captures the whimsy and goofiness of boyhood and he has a new creator owned title called "The Element Factor" as well as his work with Art Baltazar and Franco on " Aw Yeah Comics". This episode was taped after he and Wendi were locked out of her house for an hour with the oven on! Follow him on twitter and Instagram as @aleroart.

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Direct download: DPS120_Rosado.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:31pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 118- C2E2/ICE

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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Direct download: DPS118_C2E2.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:34pm CDT
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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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Direct download: DPS116_Dougherty.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:55pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 111- Kaare Andrews

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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Direct download: DPS111_Kaare.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:18am CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 109- Chip Zdarsky

Brimpin aint easy as the hilarious Chip Zdarsky drops on by to talk to Wendi. They discuss the overwhelming popularity of he and writer Matt Fraction's "Sex Criminals", how to organically build a fanbase (the Brimpers), writing a comic that balances sexiness and heart, and why Robert Z'Dar did not appear at Zdarscon. This month Chip's run writing "Howard the Duck" begins at Marvel, so go check that out!

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Direct download: DPS109_Zdarsky.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:51pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 108- Woodward and Tipton

Harlan Ellison's teleplay for his legendary Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever" has been adapted for comics by writers Scott and David Tipton with artist JK Woodward. Scott and JK talk to Wendi about the differences between the original script and the episode, Ellison's politics, JK dressing like a bum, and so much more. Also the Tiptons are currently releasing their Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover comic, "The Primate Directive". You can't miss this epic tale of Captain Kirk meeting Charlton Heston's classic character, George Taylor, plus Klingons and apes!

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Direct download: DPS108_Tipton.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT
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Love is in the air at Double Page Spread, or not, as Jason Ford of the Wombmates podcast visits to discuss the greatest heartbreaks in comics. So get ready for some tears as they dissect the saddest comic book moments from classics like Sandman, Cerebus, Spider-man, Swamp Thing, anything Jeff Lemire or Brian K. Vaughn write, and much more. They break down the tragedy of cancer tales, what's wrong with immortality and what connects you to a character enough to cry over them.

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Direct download: DPS107_womb.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 105- June Brigman

It was a thrill and an honor to talk to the legendary June Brigman. She discusses the impact of"Power Pack", the pre-teen Marvel superteam she and Louise Simonson co-created in the 80s, as well as her syndicated work on "Brenda Starr". We also discuss her Supergirl miniseries, Star Wars, the joy of drawing horses, what she teaches her students now and her upcoming cats in space caper! 

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Direct download: DPS105_Brigman.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:07pm CDT
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