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Jill Thompson's masterful art has been seen in such books as "Sandman", "The Invisibles", "Beasts of Burden" and several children's books. She has recently reobtained the rights to her character "Scary Godmother" and is making a high end, fully articulated doll! So we discuss what goes into the creation of that, as well as baking, hanging out with wrestlers and so much more.

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In the first half of this episode, Wendi visits with Mel Caylo- Marketing Manager of Archaia Comics about their recent merger with Boom!, upcoming releases, Alyssa Milano and the enduring legacy of "Labyrinth".

Then she pops by Challengers Comics and Conversation to chat with co-owner Patrick Brower. He shows her their recent Eisner "Spirit of Retail" award as well as discussing the challenges of running a gallery of original comic art, how to keep people interested in comics and running a store the Chicago Reader calls "The best comic shop without the 'Comic Shop Guy'".

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