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Grandma Chainsaw with Allen Dunford and Will Radford

Aren’t grandma’s cool? At least stereotypically they take care of you and make you cookies and I’ve even heard some parents will legit get mad that grandma’s aren’t spoiling those grandkids.

And now forget about all of that because Allen Dunford and Will Radford and here to destroy all of those happy memories. Listen in as we take a look at their latest comic adventure, Grandma Chainsaw, and the Kickstarter campaign that can bring this wonderful conversation piece into your home.

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Pocus Hocus Issue 4 with Allen Dunford

Sometimes things are just too magical for only a single visit. Like trips to Hell. Or demon rabbits. Or girls playing with knives.

Or, you know, talking to Allen Dunford about Pocus Hokus. That’s why he’s back to talk about Issue 4, which you can back now on Kickstarter.

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Head Cases with Lesly Julien

You ever sit around noticing people’s bags and wonder what’s inside them? Turn your head to take a look even? Maybe even push them open a bit with your foot.

Of course not, me either. But I certainly haven’t seen anything too weird while I wasn’t looking in there. Definitely not a human head collection. Who would even think of a thing like that? Lesly Julien would. And he’d tell you about it too, like maybe in a comic called Head Cases where you get to see the heads as well.

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Producing the End of the World with Gary Proudley

It’s the end of the world and there’s nothing better to do than to read some comics about the end of the world in many different interpretations of the phrase. Somehow it’s exactly what I need right now.

Listen in as Gary Proudley comes to talk about the editing side and writing side of putting the anthology Producing the End of the World together, and lightly threatens me with Australian wildlife.

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Cat Magic the Game with Lydia and David Sherrer

Internet people like their cats, there’s no doubt about that. So of course cats get put into their creative projects as well. Which makes it really fun when you get to mix cats with witches and wizards and card games. Especially when the real life cats decide that those silly humans need some feline help making sure everything comes out just right.

Listen in as Lydia and David Sherrer join the show to talk about their Kickstarter game Cat Magic, based off of Lydia’s Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus series of books.

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Pocus Hocus #3 with Allen Dunford

We all know the basic story. Kid has troubled relationship with father. Kid wants to win father’s approval. Kid sells soul to a demon in order to get the ability to impress said father. Sometimes the fun isn’t in figuring out where the story is going, it’s in figuring out how the story is going to get there.

That’s why we have Allen Dunford here to help take a look at this Faustian tale of  woe, promises, and what it takes to twist a deal to be in your favor no matter what. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page for Pocus Hocus #3 and get in on the fun for yourself.

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X-Maschina with Steve Urena and Misty Graves

What’s Christmas without a little violence? No not the present throwing kind, I’m talking about full on Robot vs Santa showdowns with al the trimmings.

If you’re like me, you don’t want to experience it any other way now, and that’s why we have Steve Urena and Misty Graves here to tell us about X-Maschina, a comic set in way too close future about what happens when Santa has to fight robots and if that isn’t enough to get you excited then we need to have a talk.

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign for X-Maschina.

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The Color of Always with Brent Fisher and Michele Abounader

It sucks that we live in a world where I have to be excited that something like The Color of Always exists. But we do, and I’m excited because more people need to see themselves in comics. Plus, like we say at least 57 gajillions times in the episode, the art is just beautiful.

You don’t have to take my word for it though. Brent Fisher and Michele Abounader can back me up on this one. Listen in as we take a look at this LGBTQIA+ love anthology that’s put together with…….ummm………. love I guess?

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Legacy Comix Round 2 with John Svedese

Alright I promise that this isn’t a Legacy Comix podcast. Although I can see where some people might think that. But let’s get real Legacy is doing some great things right off the rip, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to talk to them again and get a different perspective from someone that isn’t Patrick. 

This time we’ve got John Svedese here to spill the beans on what’s going on, and we recorded it after the Kickstarter campaign started so there’s none of this nebulous “if things get funded” sort of nonsense.

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Kickstarter Overview with Oriana Leckert

Writing comics and making games is fun and all, but don’t you want other people to see them? You can probably sucker get friends to look at them but I have a feeling your dreams are bigger than just the people you know in real life. But how can you pull that off?

Kickstarter might be a good idea. Now if only I could get someone from over there on the show. I know, how about Oriana Leckert? Who better to help us understand the inner workings of Kickstarter than the Director of Publishing & Comics Outreach? Yeah, I can’t think of anyone better either.

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Stealth Hammer with Ryan Drost

I’d say most of the time, writers labor over a story for a while. Weeks, months, years, maybe their entire life. Heck I’ve been sitting on my idea for a while and I’m starting to suspect that y’all think I’m just making up the fact that I have an idea.

And then there’s Ryan Drost who just had Stealth Hammer fall into his head from that place where good ideas live. Listen in as we see what this story is all about and hear about some little quirks that went into it’s creation. And of course be sure to check out the Kickstarter page for Stealth Hammer #2.

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Legacy Comix with Patrick Hickey Jr

There are a lot of good comic publishers out there. You know what the world needs? Another one. For real. Especially one where I’m friends with one of the founders.

How can we ever have one of those? Maybe Patrick Hickey Jr can help solve that problem with Legacy Comix. And of course, you can help make that happen by helping to support their Kickstarter launch which was fully funded in 5 hours. So yeah, I’d say things are off to a good start.

Editor’s Note: The interview was recorded before the Kickstarter went live and the team at Legacy decided to include the Remastered versions of Condrey 0-3 for their campaign, opting to not include them on the site store like Hickey Jr. indicated during our interview. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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Magical Girl Defense Force with Skyler

We’re pretty much all familiar with magical girls, even if you don’t know the term itself. Be it a classic like Sailor Moon or something new that will capture the hearts and imaginations of people much younger than me. But what happens when all of these worlds get squished together?

Good thing we have Skyler from Blue Turtle Comics here to help us figure out what it’s like when worlds collide. Are you ready to go? Because I’m ready to go, with a pit stop by the Magical Girl Defense Force page on Kickstarter on the way.

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Dr. Crow with Corey Fryia

It’s Spooky Season, and what’s been scarier lately than the threat of disease running rampant throughout the world? Not much, so let’s lean into it and take a look at Dr. Crowe, another wonderful collection from 215 Ink, in which a plague doctor deals with mystical elements in his adventures to stop the supernatural from bringing too much havoc into the world of man.

Listen in as Corey Fryia joins the show to help us break down series and get us ready for the trade paperback where you can get all of the current run at once. “Where can I grab this?” might ask. How about at the Dr. Crowe Kickstarter page or preorder at your local comic shop right now.

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Prospects with Max Majernik and Chris Benamati

It’s always nice to be wanted. Even if the people wanting you are evil scientists. OK, maybe that’s not the best situation to be in but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

Listen in as writer Max Majernik and Band of Bards cofounder Chris Benamati join to show to give us an inside look at their current Kickstarter comic Prospects.

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Savage Wizard with Les Julien

I’m just going to let the comic pitch speak for itself here, because I can’t do any better: What if Conan the Barbarian was forced to reclass as a wizard? And if that doesn’t hook you then I have no idea what will.

You know who might though? Les Julian. Which is a good thing since he literally wrote the book. What book is that you might ask? Savage Wizard, which you can get on Kickstarter right now. And you should. So get on that.

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Gilgamesh Eternal with Cam Kerkau and Kostas Pantoulas

How did I think I was the only one who didn’t read Gilgamesh in school? Somehow I thought I was the only one who missed it. But it turns out that even someone who is making a Gilgamesh comic didn’t have to read it in school. Now that’s just out there.

Good thing we have Cam Kerkau and Kostas Pantoulas here to talk about their Kickstarter comic Gilgamesh Eternal because I need a crash course in the subject.

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The OZ With David Pepose

The best thing about public domain IP is that you can do whatever you want with it. Like, oh I don’t know, taking the Wizard of Oz and making it a war story. After all, you did kind of have Dorothy coming in and killing people. That’s not exactly a nice move.

If only I knew someone who has done exactly that….. How about David Pepose? Yeah that would be good. So it’s a good thing that who you get to listen to in this episode.

And just a warning, we recorded this episode before the Kickstarter campaign for The OZ went public. And it kind of exploded a little bit. In a good way.

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Band of Bards with Tom Stolinski

First impressions are a powerful thing, especially on the internet since we’re constantly blasted with so much information that it’s really easy to see a thing flash before our eyes and never see it again.

That’s why when I saw that Band of Bards was a new comic publisher with a focus on diversity I knew I had to hurry up and ask them to be on the show before I had a brain fart and forgot. Thankfully, Tim Stolinski was able to come on and let us know a bit about the company and their current Kickstarter campaign for Final Gamble.

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The Atonement Bell with Jim Ousley

How many times can I say that I’m a sucker for people promoting their own stuff? The Kickstarter Hustle is real folks and I respect the Hell out of it.

That’s why we have Jim Ousley back on the show to talk about his newest project The Atonement Bell.