Double Page Spread

This episode is a delightful conversation with the very endearing Phil Hester. We talk about his charity work for the Hero Initiative, the journey to turn his creator owned book, Firebreather, into a Cartoon Network movie, writing Wonder Woman right before the new 52, and his many collaborations with Kevin Smith, Ande Parks and Andy Kuhn! Be sure to check out his new work on "Arrow season 0" and "Thrilling Adventure Hour"!

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Wendi is joined for her annual holiday gift edition by two Taylor Network podcasters- Gerri Atkinson and Amy Tomasi of "Comic Rack Snarkfest"! They bring their perspectives as mothers and snarky dames to what the popular items are on everyone's list this year- from Star Wars to Marvel, Nintendo and giant Transformers. Just don't get on Amy's bad side or face the wrath of hate knitting!

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It's the big Wendi One Hundred over at DPS as we celebrate this joyous event! Thank you so much to everyone who sent in voicemails.

Ryan Browne comes by to discuss his unique brand of surreal hilarity in the ongoing Image hit, "God Hates Astronauts". His recent work in books such as Bedlam, Manhattan Projects and the recent Swamp Thing annual have given him extra attention, but Ryan's true love is this eccentric, crazy band of misfit heroes. So order a cheeseburger and settle in to listen.

Remember, an anniversary ep isn't the only time you can send in voicemails and feedback. We love hearing from you. doublepagespread@gmail, and please leave ratings and comments on itunes.

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It's the return of everyone's favorite Helsinki native, Sampsa Granstrom, back to talk more comics! Sampsa and Wendi discuss what they're reading and watching lately (She Hulk, Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Wicked and Divine and more), discuss the merits of limited series, and then get into some reviews.

They discuss 3 books from Steve Niles' new imprint, Black Mask Studios. "Critical Hit" (Matt Miner, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer), "Pirhouette" (Mark Miller, Carlos Granda) and "Last Born" (Patrick Meaney, Eric Zawadzki). Upon typing this, Wendi now realizes that is Mark MILLER, not MILLAR and feels kinda silly. 

They also dissect "World War Kaiju" from 01 Publishing, written by Josh Finney, art by Patrick McEvoy. 

Wendi absolutely despised one of these books and very much loved another, so listen to find out!

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And please consider contributing to the fund for our late friend, Jeremy Dale, to help his family cover funeral expenses. www.gofundme.com/jeremydale

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Double Page Spread ep 98- Halloween with Archie

In the past couple of years Archie Comics has taken a number of risks, none more daring than launching adult horror comic, "Afterlife with Archie". This zombie take on good ol' Riverdale has become a tremendous success and now spawned a spinoff comic, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", featuring the popular teen witch.

Wendi talks to "Afterlife" variant cover artist, Andrew Pepoy, about his fun, pin up style approach to Betty and Veronica getting terrorized. He shares "breaking in to the business" stories and talks about his original characters, "Simone and Ajax". His work can also be seen as an upcoming variant to "Archie meets Predator" #4. 

Next Robert Hack comes by to discuss his unique, sepia tinged style on "Sabrina". He talks about his horror influences and how much he's allowed to get away with on an Archie book. Both titles take a lot of chances and feature unique creative styles unlike anything else on the comic rack. 

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Double Page Spread ep 97- Quigley and Wynorski

Linnea Quigley has made a name for herself in over 150 movies as America's scream queen. She's been bad girls, zombies, victims and predators in films such as "Return of the Living Dead" and "Night of the Demons". Wendi gets to talk briefly to her horror girlcrush and learns about the sisterhood of scream queens. Recently Linnea had some tremendous damage to her roof and needs some help through crowdsourcing. Go check out her cause at http://www.gofundme.com/8tvf3o.

Director Jim Wynorski first broke with the 80s terrorizing robots in "Chopping Mall". Since then he's made over 12 creature features on SyFy ("Camel Spiders", Dinocroc vs. Supergator") and many Cinemax soft core porn parody films like "The Bare Wench Project", "CleavageField", "The Hills have Thighs". He enlightens Wendi on shooting films quickly and under budget, giving Traci Lords her first non-porn role, and the joys of women in prison movies. The man who gave us "Vampirella" and "Return of Swamp Thing" also gives the best answer about what comic book movie he'd really like to make.

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Double Page Spread ep 96- Jeremy Dale

Action Lab Comics is leading the way in quality all ages books, and certainly at the forefront is Jeremy Dale's "Skyward". Writer/artist Dale talks to Wendi about this coming of age tale about a boy and his dog dealing with issues of war and death. They discuss fantasy world building, his work on GI Joe and what that fandom is like, predicting the future through NFL comics and one of the greatest commission stories ever!

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Double Page Spread ep 95- Dave and Denise Dorman

Last week there was outrage over a post made by Denise Dorman on her blog, comicbookwife.com. The wife of reknowned sci fi cover artist Dave Dorman (Star Wars, GI Joe, Alien, Predator), frankly discussed the issues affecting artists at conventions recently and how the changing demographics are decreasing sales. Denise and Dave were kind enough to join Wendi in an open dialogue of how the industry is changing and what artists and fans can do together to keep commerce alive and our interests relevant.

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Double Page Spread ep 94- Peter Bagge

Peter Bagge has one of the most legendary styles in indie comics history. His Buddy Bradley and "Hate" comics were a pivotal part of 90s Seattle underground culture and his work still shows up in a diverse array of places, from DC and Marvel to Mad magazine and political journals. He discusses overcoming the "slacker" and grunge stigma, engages in an extensive discussion of Zora Neale Hurston and race relations in light of Ferguson, and where he gets treated better- indie art shows or Wizard World. It's a funny conversation with many enlightening moments. 

 

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Double Page Spread ep 93- Dave Wachter

"Guns of Shadow Valley", the western comic with a tremendously successful kickstarter campaign, has finally seen publishing through Dark Horse Comics in a gorgeous hardcover edition. Artist Dave Wachter talks to Wendi about westerns and the mixing of multiple genres, as well as debating if Star Wars is really sci fi. Also available is his current miniseries from IDW, "Godzilla: Cataclysm", so we discuss the Godzilla fandom, favorite eras of kaiju, the difficulties in drawing giant monsters and so much more!

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can preorder "Godzilla: Cataclysm" for 50% off!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, offering a line of peach and Georgia related essential oil fragrances during a limited time to celebrate Dragon*Con!

And check out King Bone Press- preorder now for their fall release titles. Only $5 for 3 excellent digital releases of excellent titles like Bulletproof Chicken and Hellbillies!

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Double Page Spread likes to talk a lot about all ages comics and books that can appeal to both kids and parents equally. In this episode Wendi interviews Tom Fowler, who has worked for every major company, but now is the artist on "Howtoons (Re)Ignition" with writer Fred Van Lente. This Image title combines detailed instructions of DIY science experiments of varying degrees with a fun narrative of kids surviving by their wits. They discuss the difficulties of drawing science experiments, the problems with fan art, getting back to finding joy in drawing and more.

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Wendi offers up her opinions on the Milo Manara "Spider-Woman" variant and free speech. Then she gets into it with the affable Steve Bryant, discussing unmade David Lynch projects, what it's really like at SDCC for small press vendors and speculating what the comics from his children's generation will be like. Steve has the upcoming "Athena Voltaire Compendium" coming from Dark Horse and discusses creating an original daredevil lady pulp character and all the classic style of storytelling involved.

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This show is also brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, presenting a line of Georgia themed fragrances to commemorate Dragon*Con! Check out their peachy musks, peanut aromas and more for a limited time.

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Double Page Spread ep 90- SDCC

Wendi goes to San Diego Comic Con and gets to interview some fantastic creators!

Eisner Award winner Vivek Tiwary talks about Brian Epstein and the Beatles, his latest Broadway venture and Wendi tries to pry out Fifth Beatle movie casting news!

Royden Lepp shares his sepia tinged kid friendly robot vision in Archaia comic "Rust". They dish on whether its better to date a samurai or a ninja and he has some movie news of his own!

Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha bring "Fables" to an end! All the tears are held back, but Bucky talks about the joy of writing animal stories in "Fairest" and his ongoing work in "Dead Boy Detectives" from Vertigo and reuniting with Neil Gaiman in "Miracleman".

Eric Powell takes us through the seedier side of Chinatown in BOOM!'s "Big Trouble in Little China"! Ol' Jack Burton gets his first comic and "The Goon" creator talks about the influences of John Carpenter's work and what makes Kurt Russell such a dynamic screen presence.

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In this episode Wendi goes to Aw Yeah! Comics to celebrate the release of Oni Press' "The Life After" with writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Gabo! They discuss the new book and it's concepts of spirituality and purgatory as well as his previous work on "The Bunker" and "I, Vampire". Then he makes suicide sound very appealing.

Next is a conversation with Mike Federali, organizer of Tidewater Con, an upstart comic convention in Virginia Beach. He's an energetic, enthusiastic proponent of really making comics part of the community for everyone. He's assembled this convention with guests like Sam Huntington, Joel Hodgson, Pop Mahn, Nancy Collins and more. In the wake of SDCC it's interesting to hear someone from the other end of organizing discuss cosplay issues, the evolution of artists alley and what the real logistics are.

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. This month is Vertigo month! Get half off their bundle of new Vertigo titles, as well as the hardcover of Scott Snyder's "The Wake" and new book "The Names". 

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, bringing you limited edition fragrances based on fantastic properties such as Kelly Sue DeConnick's "Pretty Deadly" and David Mack's "Kabuki".

 

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Double Page Spread ep 88- Black Nerd Culture

Just in time for Marvel to announce a black Captain America! It's DPS Live from Third Coast Comics in Chicago!

Wendi is joined by documentary filmmaker Tony G. Williams (Carbonerdious: the Rise of Black Nerd Culture), retailer Terry Gant and podcast mogul Darrell Taylor. It's a hilarious and raucous time as Wendi lets loose on the ignorant #firerickremender blogger and the group tackles race relations such as Reginald Hudlin and the Black Panther/Storm relationship, why black characters generally have lightning/electrical powers, rappers dressed like Spawn and the legacy of Dwayne MacDuffie and Milestone. 

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Josh Emmons is a longtime partner of Four Star Studios, Chicago's greatest comics collective, with Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Sean Dove and Jenny Frison. Wendi tries to get him to dish on some of their highly anticipated projects, like the new Batman title "Grayson", and "Sundowners" from Image. 

It's a loose, fun conversation between friends on topics from the Muppet musicians, how Charles Xavier makes his money, the David Finch Wonder Woman controversy, and extensive Jim Steranko stories. 

So join in on the conversation and feel free to send feedback! You can always record an mp3 and send it to doublepagespread@gmail.com or Wendi will read your letters on the air.

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Double Page Spread ep 86- Tim Hanley and Vanesa Del Rey

Tim Hanley recently wrote a book on the history of Wonder Woman- "Wonder Woman Unbound- the Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine" that breaks down the fascinating story behind her legendary creator. He discusses that as well as all of her eras from Themyscyra to karate chopping, from her George Perez period to the best known Greg Rucka stories. We delve into her full feminist and fetishist past!

Next Wendi talks to artist Vanesa Del Rey, whose inky noir style can be seen in crime thriller "Hit" and Image's spy tale, "Zero". She is currently working on the upcoming "The Empty Man" with Cullen Bunn and shares stories of her artistic upbringing in Cuba, as well as her father's daring escape on a homemade boat during a hurricane! 

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And Black Phoenix Alchemy lab, now featuring limited edition fragrances based on the new Jim Jarmusch film, "Only Lovers Left Alive", starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston.

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Recently there was an exceptional documentary, "Jodorowsky's Dune", that examined the failed attempt of Alejandro Jodorowsky to create a movie of Paul Herbert's legendary sci fi epic, "Dune". Wendi talks to one of the producers of the film regarding this extraordinary experience that involved such art luminaries as Moebius, HR Giger, Dan O'Bannon and Salvador Dali. Even after the project failed Jodorowsky and Moebius went on to create some of the most imaginitive works in comics- "The Incal" and "Metabarons", as well as creating tremendous impact on films such as "Star Wars".

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As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, featuring a new line of scents based on the Jim Jarmusch vampire film, "Only Lovers Left Alive", so you can smell like Tilda Swinton or Tom Hiddleston!

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Double Page Spread ep 84- Steve Pugh

 

Wendi schools artist Steve Pugh (All New Invaders, Preacher: Saint of Killers, Hellblazer, Animal Man) about the importance of Bucky's hair. They also debate pronunciation and gossip about other British artists, along with determining the right kind of ladies footwear for kicking Captain America's ass.
 
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Double Page Spread ep 83- Katie Cook
Katie Cook's adorable style and irreverent humor have made her a popular Con fixture for over 10 years. She schools Wendi on how to deal with know it all children, the class system inherent in her "My Little Pony" comics, taking the piss out of Star Wars, and the best time to visit DisneyWorld!
You can catch up on her super cute monster comic, Gronk, at www.gronkcomic.com, as well as reading "My Little Pony" from IDW. 
 
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​This is the Second Annual C2E2 Podcaster Roundtable! I was very honored to be asked to chat with John Siuntres of WordBalloon, John Mayo of Comic Book Page, Chris Marshall of Collected Comics Library and Stevie D of the Comic Book Queers. We talked about Patreon fundraising, which companies are less than forthcoming and other behind the scenes podcast nitty gritty!

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This week King Bone Press released the third installment of rock and roll comic  "Bandthology". To celebrate that, 2 of it's crowdsourcing backers have come on the show to talk about their own projects.

First up, Tim O'Briant pops in with Wendi to discuss making comics dreamlike and ethereal, why Luigi is the real hero of the Mario universe, and what he would do with a  "Dune" comic.

Check out his webcomics here and there are a couple days left to support his kickstarter for all ages book "Maps vol. 2- No Luck Dragon".

Then get set for an action packed chat with artist, Gio Marko! He and Wendi go off the deep end discussing martial arts films and comics from Sammo Hung to Shang Chi, as well as why international release dates and piracy are making things harder for action fans. 

Go see his work at Hidden Market Studios!

As always, brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where it's still easy to order digital comics through the Comixology and My Digital Comics buttons on their home page, and save 5% on your physical order.

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Double Page Spread ep 79- Doug Jones

Actor Doug Jones has had one of the most fascinating and prolific careers on film. He has used his unique characteristics to portray fantastical creatures and monsters in projects such as Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Falling Skies and Hocus Pocus. He opens up to Wendi about Del Toro stories, the kindness of David Hyde Pierce, playing a mutant kangaroo twice(!) and endless mime puns!

Brought to you by the Sci Fi Spectacular, Sat April 12, at the Patio theater in Chicago (6008 Irving Park Rd). 16 hours of sci fi films including the Dead Zone, Legend, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Pan's Labyrinth, and an Escape from NY costume contest! 

Be sure to follow "Terror in the Aisles" on FB for upcoming events. Portions of the proceeds from this event go to support Vital Bridges, providing help for AIDS patients in the Chicago area.

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And Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, offering a wide array of perfumes and body products to satisfy the fantastical in you.

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Double Page Spread ep 80- Dennis Calero

This week's guest is Dennis Calero, artist for the recent "Army of Darkness", "The Vampire Diaries" and his ongoing webcomic with actor Todd Stashwick, "Devil Inside". After an initial foray into British pop music and the greatness of "Dune", Dennis and Wendi have a very insightful discussion about marriage, relationships and the nature of gender roles. Dennis' warm conversational style and openness are some of the best that have ever been on the show. 

Oh! If you have not watched "True Detective" there are spoilers for ep 5 at 38:00-43:00

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The second part of the "Double Page Bears" crossover- Wendi is joined by podcasters Bill Zanowitz and Justin Allen of "Comic Book Bears" as they all discuss their experiences in bands, whether it's good for creators to make playlists for their books, Duran Duran vs. INXS and the greatest supernatural story about Van Halen ever imagined!

Check out the first part, where we extensively discuss Dazzler and Josie and the Pussycats, over here.

Brought to you by DCBS, where you can pre-order Marvel and DC trades at 50% off!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, providing new and creative perfume experiences based on some of your favorite characters and properties, such as Neil Gaiman's "Coraline".

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Double Page Spread ep 77- Andrew Robinson

Andrew C. Robinson, artist of the acclaimed graphic novel, "The Fifth Beatle" talks to Wendi about the time consuming challenges involved in getting the historical and iconic details accurate of the musical icons, as well as portraying the issues Brian Epstein faced being gay during that time. They talk about his other projects, artistic and musical, including his recent cover art of Rick Remender's "Black Science" and "Winter Soldier: The Bitter March".

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It's Hellboy's 20th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than by talking to Dark Horse's Editor in Chief, Scott Allie?

We discuss the ins and outs of storyline consistency on franchises like "Buffy", the Dark Horse superhero universe, working on Guillermo Del Toro's "The Strain" and keeping it different from the books and tv show, as well as how to make a compelling video game comic that appeals to gamers and readers equally. 

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Double Page Spread ep 75- Paul Jenkins

Last year writer Paul Jenkins (Hellblazer, Spectacular Spider-Man, Sentry, Wolverine, Hulk), wrote a notorious open letter about DC bullying their creators and why he was leaving the big 2 to work for BOOM!. Wendi checks back in with him to see how he's going and what results is an off the cuff dialogue on treatment of creators, the perils of working in movies and the best X-Men story you'll never get to read.

He currently has a kickstarter for his book Fairy Quest 2 going on right here.

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"Archer and Armstrong" scribe Fred Van Lente joins me for a Valentine's history lesson on romance comics! We talk about the changing demographics of female readers, the effects of Frederick Wertham and the direct market on comic content, and the notable creators of the genre.

I apologize for the background noise in the cafe where I recorded this. 

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In the first half of this episode, artist Dennis Culver has a chat with Wendi about his work on "Edison Rex" for Monkeybrain Comics, as well as delving into antihero tropes, who played "Parker" best in the movies and much more.

Then she is joined by writer Michael Moreci who has had a tremendous year writing "Hoax Hunters" for Image, "Skybreaker" and "Prime-8's" for Monkeybrain and a brand new take on the werewolf tale with "The Curse", as well as his sleek, stylish graphic novel, ReincarNate. We talk about finding the best artist for your work, western heroes, Michael Mann and the well crafted mixed genre.

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Wendi has an insightful, in depth dialogue with actor/director/musician/writer Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Wild at Heart, Charlie's Angels). He discusses the corporate state of the film industry, making people uncomfortable, Daniel Clowes and plagiarism, and dispels some rumors. An intriguing talk with an enigmatic man.

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The exceptionally classy Tony Akins (Wonder Woman, Aliens, Hellblazer, Jack of Fables) discusses growing up with a father who was an artist and knew how to rock a tux, as well as the history of the Chicago comic scene, filling in for Cliff Chiang, and much more!

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Podcast crossover! Stevie D (Comic Book Queers) does a lot of drinking in a grocery store with Wendi. They talk about Kitty Pryde, the top gay comic moments of the year, what LGBT convention panels do wrong, and why shapeshifters are not legitimate trans characters. Hilarious politically incorrect wine fueled mayhem ensues!

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