Let’s get one thing straight. Lonely Receiver is a really fun read. Jen Hickman and Zac Thompson are really great humans. Together the make a really good team on a book that you really should be reading. And to have two of the people working on it to come talk about it? That’s really super cool.
Listen in as Jen Hickman and Zac Thompson come talk about where this crazy (in the best way possible) series came from, how they got into comics, and whether they think it’s a good idea to send them pictures of your cats.
We need something wholesome and real life looking and coming of age but also magical. I wonder where we could get something like that right now. Hmmmm, let me think over that one.
Normally I’d ask Sophie Goldstein if she had anything, but I already know that a possible answer here is here recent book An Embarrassment of Witches. Just trust me and go read this one. It’s great, she’s great, show us pictures of your cats.
We’ve already been introduced to the Dark Tunnel from Chris Dreier in the Freaks & Gods comics, but what if I told you that there’s more? And that you could get in on the fun now with just a simple pile of Kickstarter money?
It’s true. Chris has a Kickstarter for Tales from the Dark Tunnel that you really need to check out and throw money at because, like I’ll say many times in the episode, it’s pretty good and the Freaks & Gods comics that kind of go with it are pretty good and Chris is just a cool dude.
We all had toys growing up, and made up stories to go along with them. How do characters from different universes react to each other? Who could conceivably fit in with another toy universe without missing a beat? But most of all, what would happen if you were in that toy universe with them?
This episode we have the Chris Walk half of the minds behind Pursuit of Plastic, a Kickstarter project making a comic that explains exactly that. We also talk about the comic imprint DFAT comics that he and Casey Bowker run to publish their creations.
Giant monsters are everywhere these days. Godzilla movies, Godzilla movie rip offs, you name it. But we also follow either the monsters or the big bad heroes in those stories. What happens with the everyday people like you and me?
Johnny Craft attempts to throw some answers into the mix with his comic Life Under Kaiju. Come listen as we talk about how this comic came to be and his plans for the future of the series.
I’ve always been into history. Alternate history, weird stuff, you name it. There’s a reason why I like the Indiana Jones movies. So you can imagine my excitement when a history based comic came to me about being on the show.
That person was Bryan Soroka with his comic tentatively titled Indefinite Articles. Starting in World War I, this is a great concept and I’m really looking forward to see the progress that this story makes.
It’s about time I talk to someone on the publishing side of things. Sure, you can self publish and do everything yourself but wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone who could help you out with that? Maybe someone like Mike Perkins from 215 Ink perhaps?
I sure hope so because that’s who I got. Listen in as I learn from Mike some of what goes into getting a comic into my hands, and be sure to head over to the 215 Ink shop to pick up some of their stuff. Or maybe even look into submitting something you’ve been working on? I know I have some talented listeners here even if they don’t believe me. And when you buy something, because I know you will, be sure to mention that you’re friends with me.
My wife says no Funko Pops for me, at least not if I’m paying for them. She lets me get video games and comics, so I guess I can’t complain. But since I was shutdown before I could even express any kind of interest in getting some I never really looked into them.
That’s where Adam Williamson comes in. I learn some about the history of these big headed little dudes, how he gets away with having so many, and just what I’m missing out on.
The world is once again whining about finding politics in the entertainment. Almost like they haven’t been paying attention to anything for years. Oh my gosh, when did all of this politics get into comics? Can’t we go back to the good old days when it just wasn’t there? Excuse me, I could barely keep a straight face typing that out.
Listen in as Reed Puc, Kamijace, and Adam Williamson stop by to talk about the political nature of comics.
Murder. Espionage. Revenge. The domination of an entire industry. Did I mention this is all over soda brands? Yeah I’m definitely in for the ride on this one and you should be too.
Listen in as Jimmy Palmiotti comes to talk about his new Kickstarter for Pop Kill #2, what it’s like writing for games vs comics, and a few other random things that you’ll just have to listen to the episode to find out.
Alright let’s get one thing straight right now. Comics are supposed to be fun. And making them is supposed to be fun. Literally everything about comics is supposed to be fun.
So what happens when two people who really like wrestling get together and make a fun comic about something they really love? Maybe you should go read Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia. I don’t know, just throwing that out there.
I had the pleasure of having Eric Palicki come on to talk about his new book Atlantis Wasn’t Build for Tourists coming to us from Scout Comics on August 17th. That’s plenty of time for you to ask your local comic shop to make sure they have a copy for you. Or later, the everything going on in the world has been messing with release dates all over the place.
I think some of the best social commentary comes from the viewpoint of a character who can say what they want without really worrying about the consequence. Someone who can just say what’s on their mind and that’s that. Even better when it’s an animal just because I find that more entertaining.
So I’m really glad that Alex Schumacher and I finally got together to talk about his new book collecting a bunch of his web comic Mr. Butterchips.
One of the things I’ve really come to like about comics is that there are so many stories happening at once. You can tell there’s something overarching going on but can also focus on what’s just in front of you at the moment.
The problem for me has been knowing where to start, what tie ins need to be read and what can be skipped, if something is going to be a good jumping on point, that sort of thing.
Will Dickstein might have that solved with his Ch05en series. The newest edition, which focuses on Kris, was my first experience in this world and I didn’t feel lost at all reading it. In fact I really want to go back and read more of it now to see what else is going on.
So no matter if you want to start with this Kris centered story or anywhere else in the series you’ll be in a good place.
You’ve got lots of manga titles. You’ve got lots of anime titles. And it always seems to be a manga coming first, then the anime coming after that. But why?
Listen in as Justin Williams from Super Tangent tries to discuss this with Chris. But tangents happen so there’s other stuff as well.
Recently I was a guest on Bipolar and Surviving to talk to Dan Lis and his listeners about my experiences with anxiety and depression. That’s nothing new. I’ve talked about it before and I’ll probably talk about it again, and I’ll be as open as the host wants me to be about it.
But Dan asked me an interesting question, one that he’s probably asked a ton of people but nobody has asked me yet. He asked if I would get rid of the anxiety and depression aspect of my life if I could, and I’ll give you the pretty much the same answer here as I did on Dan’s show. I really don’t think I would despite how much I hate having to deal with it.
Recorded waaaaay back in February but finally getting released now, listen in as I talk to Patrick Hickey Jr. about his new book The Minds Behind Adventure Games, the writing process, having an excuse to talk to cool people, the giant chore it is to decide what games get into his books, and future books that may or may not be an excuse to get to talk about all of the games he loves to talk about.
You can find Patrick on Instagram @patrickhickeyjr, Twitter @reviewfixpat, and of course his personal website and Review Fix.
One of the things I like about comics is that there is such a history to everything. And inevitably that leads to someone hating certain iterations of a character, or with the “real life” identity of the character.
Good thing Dan McMahon from DC SuperSons has some feelings on the matter. Listen in as we discuss why Hal Jordan sucks.
You know who knows about wrestling? Not Chris. Like at all. Except that it’s had some video games of various quality levels put out about it. But you know who does know a lot? Charlie Davis from The Young Ones
In our second Patreon First bonus episode I’m talking to Charlie about wrestling and why I should like it and why all the comics people I follow on Twitter like it.