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It's been over a year since DC shook up the Bat universe with the very youth driven Batgirl and Gotham Academy titles. Co-writer Brenden Fletcher talks about Gotham Academy's recent change in tone as well as it's inclusion of "Batman: the Animated Series" characters and the upcoming "Gotham Academy Yearbook". We also chat life in Burnside for Barbara Gordon and her crew, including the recent wedding of transgender groundbreaker Alysia Yeoh and artist Babs Tarr's fashion and design choices. Recently Fletcher has been writing Dinah Lance's spin off, "Black Canary" and we talk about her place beside the recent comic girl bands like Jem and the Holograms and Spider-Gwen, and his own musical background. 

You can pre-order trades of Batgirl, Black Canary and Gotham Academy, as well as other Marvel and DC titles, for 50% off at www.dcbservice.com

Give yourself a sparkly festive manicure for the new year with the new line of "claw polish" from www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com, as well as all of their limited edition yule fragrances!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:42pm CST
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In this episode, Wendi talks to two creative teams of popular webcomics- first half with artist JK Woodward (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Fallen Angel) and writer Chris Kipiniak about their book, Behemoth, now available in a 4 story arc from Monkeybrain Comics. Best described as "Island of Dr. Moreau meets the Dirty Dozen" it details the story of a girl's descent into monsterhood and joining an elite mercenary team of teens in varying degrees of transformation. All of it is available now digitally, only 99 cents each, through Comixology.

After that, it's time for the team behind the long running book, PI Jane- cowriters Lauren Burke (Womanthology) and Greg Sorkin and artist Tony Maldonado. They bring their comedic sensibilities to discussing the funny, irreverent, pop culture style of the girl detective, as well as the popular side story of "Cake Vs. Pie" and Tony's skill at drawing violent food. Soon to have new issues released through Caliber, you can find the story until now at Monkeys Plus Typewriters.

In Kickstarter news- check out "Scratches"- a collection of unsettling horror stories created by Chicago based independent artists JSB, Leo Perez, Angel Onofre and John Michael Lennon as well as help from Ali Canterella and a cover by Menton3. You can preorder the book and see the various rewards here.

Brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com, the new name in digital printing. If you're having your comic printed, need prints to sell at conventions, business materials and postcards, look into their excellent customer service. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Want to read "Behemoth"? Use the Comixology button through www.dcbservice.com and save 5% off your physical paper order through them as well. Perfect for all the ways you like to consume comics!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:27pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 135- Star Wars Roundtable

Right before "The Force Awakens" Wendi sits down with 3 very outspoken Star Wars fans- Darrell Taylor of the Taylor Network, Rene Alvarado, co-host of "Rants and Raves" podcast, and Terry Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics and co-host of "Stakes is High" podcast. Together they break down everything Star Wars from the new Battlefront video game to the Marvel comics, try to find redeeming things about the prequels, what makes Chewbacca so cool, will BB-8 be any good? favorite toys and Wendi's kinky Boba Fett/Princess Leia doll wedding.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:23pm CST
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Tom King is on a hot streak right now writing popular books for Marvel and DC, as well as his own creator owned property for Vertigo. He discusses the hit, "Grayson", which he cowrites with Tim Seeley, and the versatility of the Dick Grayson/Nightwing character throughout Batman and beyond, as well as what it's like to write beefcake for a character best defined by a shapely behind! He talks about the resurrection of "Omega Men" from cancellation, his layout and panel technique, "Vision" and the American suburban dream, and the underlying politics of all his titles. King's experience serving in the CIA also informs his new book "Sheriff of Babylon", set in the early days post 9/11 days of the war on terror. 

You can order "Sheriff of Babylon" as part of the 50% off bundle of Vertigo titles, as well as his contributions to the "Robin War" crossover in that DC comic bundle, from www.dcbservice.com

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Dan Dougherty is releasing a 240 page hardcover of his award winning book, "Touching Evil" through kickstarter. "Touching Evil" is the story of a woman cursed with the ability to kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil. Featuring a striking cover by Tom Kelly and with many fantastic stretch goals, you can help get it published right here.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:59pm CST
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Writer/artist Mark Schultz is a renowned illustrator with a mastery of drawing dinosaurs, cars and sexy women. In this episode he goes deep inside the artistic process with Wendi as they discuss his legendary book, "Xenozoic Tales" being made into an IDW Artists Edition and the cartoon, "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs". He discusses his recent intricate carbon pencil work in the illustrated story, "Storms at Sea" as well as his interest in environmentalism, his work writing "Superman" and "Prince Valiant", the evolutionary anatomy of drawing Aliens and Predators, and much more!

This episode brought to you by Dan Dougherty's kickstarter "Touching Evil- the graphic novel". Touching Evil follows the story of a woman cursed with the ability to kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil. The award winning comic is being collected into a 240 page hardcover graphic novel with a cover by Tom Kelly. Look at the reward tiers and donate right here.

Also, DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, which provides you with deep savings every day such as 50% off all new Marvel and DC trade paperbacks. Follow their sister site @instocktrades on twitter to see their deal of the week.

Comix Wellspring is the new name in digital printing. Whether you're printing your own comics or need promotional materials and prints to sell at conventions, their legendary customer service will help you produce the best looking materials. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:04pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 132- Brett Weldele

Brett Weldele is a painter and comic artist best known for books like "The Surrogates", which became a film with Bruce Willis, and the tie in comics for "Southland Tales". Currently he is working on a Vampirella story and talks about his unique break in the craft industry, designing a custom line of steampunk and zombie stamps and scrapbook accessories. 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:42pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 131- Lovecraft Halloween

On this very spooky episode of DPS, Wendi is joined by Kat Rocha and Josh Finney of 01 Publishing. In addition to their comics they've also released two volumes of short fiction related to H.P. Lovecraft, so who better to bring in on an episode devoted to the elder gods? They explore every aspect of Lovecraft's influence on movies, comics and games, from Stuart Gordon to Sam Raimi to Dungeons and Dragons. Does the Cthulhu mythos still have the bite it once did? How was Lovecraft connected to the other writers of his day, like Robert E. Howard? 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:51pm CST
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Bill Zanowitz, co-host of the Comic Book Bears and T.H.U.N.D.E.R.C.A.S.T. podcasts returns to discuss his latest venture, writing the new comic, "Crimefighter Inquiry" with artist Mark Parmon. He and Wendi have a great deal of music discussion including debating a potential Husker Du reunion, the history of New Jersey bands and which Fall Out Boy songs are tolerable. 

Back Bill's kickstarter for "Crimefighter Inquiry" right here.

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has a new line of fragrances based on Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romance, Crimson Peak. Take a smell of those as well as their limited edition Halloween scents.

DCBS has 50% off all the hot new titles you need, such as the Robin War crossover in Batman, the new Marvel reboot titles like Dr. Strange and all your favorite Image and independent books. 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:06pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 129- Dirk Manning

Acclaimed horror comic writer Dirk Manning (Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee) joins Wendi for a very insightful and knowledgable discourse on promoting your work and getting noticed in the current comic climate. They discuss the recent convention controversies of artists charging for autographs, how to build a supportive fanbase, making money selling original comics and not a wall of prints... and karaoke!

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Marvel has all new titles coming out and you can be sure to pick up bundles of new books for 50% off at DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service! www.dcbservice.com

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:00pm CST
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This episode is the audio from the podcast panel at CincyCon with John Siuntres of "WordBalloon" and Shawn Crystal of "Inkpulp Audio". We talk about podcasting topics such as episode length, getting guests, getting sponsors, and so much more. Thank you so much to Tony Moore for putting on such a great show and inviting us to do this!

Don't forget our sponsors, DCBS the Discount Comic Book Service, always bringing you the best deals on DC, Marvel and so many independent titles. www.dcbservice.com

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:15pm CST
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Its a Taylor Network all star roundtable as Wendi is joined by fellow podcasters Darrell Taylor, Rene Alvarado (Rants and Raves), Rafael Sanz (No Apologies), and Gerri Atkinson (Comic Rack Snarkcast). They tackle the biggest crossover of the summer, Marvel's "Secret Wars"- the main book and most of the adjacent tie ins. So find out if you really needed to read every title, or even the main one, how weird is Weirdworld? what were the best bromances? are the Thors fascist cops? Does A-Force need some testosterone? All these questions answered and more!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:57pm CST
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The hilarious writing duo of Matt Sturges and Dave Justus share in some outrageous conversation on this episode- bragging about skin diseases, comparing best birthdays, playing Duran Duran bass lines and so much more. Together they co-write the spin off comic "Fables: The Wolf Among Us", based on the popular video game and give a karaoke recap of the Fables Wake, the final party sending off Bill Willingham's long running DC title. On Sept. 23 they release the fantasy comedy "Public Relations", the first new book from the relaunched First Comics imprint. The duo even wrote their own theme song for this episode!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:40pm CST
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Chris Eliopoulos is a man who has worn every conceivable hat in the comic industry- prolific letterer, writer and cartoonist. We discuss different aspects of lettering, funny animal books, the real deal with Free Comic Book Day, RunDisney and nerd physical fitness, inspirational children's books with Brad Meltzer, CowBoy, his book with Nate Cosby, his mentor Gene Colan and much more!

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And Comix Well Spring provides you with the best in low cost digital comic book printing. See what customers have to say about their exceptional service and use the code "Double Page Spread" to get 15% off your first order.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:25pm CST
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Accomplished writer of animation and comics, Mairghread Scott comes on the show to discuss her latest project from Archaia, "Toil and Trouble" with artists Kelly and Nicole Matthews. "Toil and Trouble" is a Shakespearian labor of love, depicting the story of Macbeth from the perspective of the three witches. The book is fully comprehensible if you've never read the play and provides a richer interpretation if you're already a fan.

She also answers many question about her wealth of work in the Transformers universe, including writing Windblade and the recent crossover event "Combiner Wars". Animation secrets are divulged including exactly how long a character is allowed to scream for and exactly what is a "Keep alive groan"?

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:26pm CST
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Mike Fury is a multitalented dynamo- writer, martial artist and drummer who recently released his first book. "Life of Action: Interviews with the Men and Women of Martial Arts and Action Cinema". We discuss the work and admiration he has for over 30 actors, directors and stunt people he covers in this book including Isaac Florentine, Scott Adkins, Mark Strange, and Darren Shalhavi. We get into the differences between Hong Kong and Western traditions, the rise of recent action films like "The Raid" and "John Wick" and Netflix's "Daredevil", the value of acting vs. fighting, Youtube fan films like "Street Fighter", where to learn more about the current indie action scene and much more! You can order his book through Amazon or www.mikefury.net

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Category:pop culture -- posted at: 12:09pm CST
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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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Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:46pm CST
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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!

Brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com. Providing excellent customer service for whatever your printing needs, if you're a self publisher or just need new business cards! Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

As well as DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, bringing you the deepest discount and widest variety of mail order comics! Check out their sister site @instocktrades on twitter for the deal of the week. www.dcbservice.com.

And Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, fine purveyors of gothic fragrances based on some of your favorite games and books. www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:28pm CST
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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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Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:31pm CST
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Zack Kruse has been organizing the well regarded Appleseed convention in Fort Wayne, IN, as well as putting out his own stories and doing academic work in comic history for some time. He has a chat with Wendi about nurturing young creators at conventions, fairy hoaxes, if Dana Scully was a pragmatist or a dogmatist, and a lengthy discussion of his research on the reclusive Steve Ditko- who really created Spider-Man, similiarities between Peter Parker and Blue Beetle, his use of objectivism and the introspective nature of his work. It's an interesting discourse for anyone fascinated by the backstory of Marvel Comics and Stan Lee.

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Category:pop culture -- posted at: 12:46pm CST
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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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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:34pm CST
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Live from Appleseed Con in Ft. Wayne, IN its a very special panel with indie comic legend, Jaime Hernandez! He discusses 30 years of creating "Love and Rockets" with his brothers, his artistic style of drawing naturalistically and letting the characters age with the audience, 80s SoCal punk rock and the evolving nature of independent comics. Thank you so much to Zack Kruse for this opportunity.

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Category:literature -- posted at: 5:12pm CST
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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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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:55pm CST
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This week, Wendi talks to the delightful Joyce Chin. Joyce's history starts from pencilling "Guy Gardner: Warrior" for DC back in 1995, and currently she's an accomplished cover artist, doing many covers for Dynamite, including the Gail Simone penned crossover event, "Swords of Sorrow". They have a fun discussions about geek parenting, the recent Frank Cho controversy and sexy art, licensing and merchandising rights and a lot more. Featuring guest appearance from her husband, legendary X-book artist and "Monkeyman and O'Brien" creator, Arthur Adams!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am CST
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Gene Ha is one of the most thorough, detailed and good natured artists working in comics today. Known for his DC work such as "The Shade" and "Project: Superman" as well as Alan Moore's "Top Ten", it's time for him to step into his own creator owned fantasy. Which is exactly what he's doing with "Mae", a young adult, female driven story about friendship and sisterhood and strange creatures with Czech names. He and Wendi talk about this new project, how to run a successful kickstarter and the appeal of smart brunettes!

Check out the kickstarter for Mae right here- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geneha/mae-graphic-novel

Onrie Kompan is an international storyteller who has earned acclaim in Korea for his comic, Yi Soon Shin, detailing the daring exploits of a brave Korean Naval Commander. His gritty historical epic is perfect for those who like bloodshed and dark adventure. He and Wendi discuss the delicate balance of vulnerability in female characters and how to craft a successful sales pitch at conventions.

Check out the kickstarter for Yi Soon Shin right here-

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yisoonshin/yi-soon-shin-fallen-avenger-4

 

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Direct download: DPS114_Ha.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 11:33pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 113- Kelly Thompson and Joe Caramagna

This week Wendi is joined by Kelly Thompson. The podcaster and columnist has her first major comic writing gig with IDW's "Jem and the Holograms", with "Glory" artist Sophie Campbell. They discuss all things 80s hair and fashion, what 21st century Jem music would sound like, plus her upcoming book with Kelly Sue DeConnick, "Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps"!

Then it's time for a brief returning visit from Marvel letterer Joe Caramagna (Daredevil, Secret Wars). He fills us in on his long awaited book. "The Further Travels of Wyatt Earp", and gives a surprise announcement about his unconventional signing event.

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Direct download: DPS113_Thompson.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 11:46am CST
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In this very special emergency episode, Wendi is joined by fellow comic podcasters Rafael Sanz of "No Apologies' and Julian Lytle of "Ignorant Bliss". This episode is entirely spoilers for Furious 7, so go out and see the movie first! They break down every aspect of what makes the Rock, Vin Diesel and the whole Toretto crew the Black Avengers. So go into some deep Fast and Furious analyzing as they break down what makes each movie great, how it relates to Dungeons and Dragons, and make up plots for the franchise to #10 and beyond, including a full Hobbs spinoff world!

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Direct download: DPS112_Furious7.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 1:29pm CST
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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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DPS is a fine podcast from the Taylor Network. Go check out some of their other fun pop culture shows like No Apoplogies, Arts and Crap and JK's Happy Hour!

Direct download: DPS111_Kaare.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:18am CST
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Todd Stashwick may be the most versatile character actor on tv right now. With a list of shows such as 12 Monkeys, Supernatural, Gotham, The Originals, Justified, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Heroes, and The Riches, he brings his unique range of comedy and menace to every role. Todd and Wendi get nerd deep in some conversation analyzing gender swapped roles, translating movies to tv and what it means to be a genre fan. He shares all the info he's allowed to regarding the Star Wars video game he's writing, as well as his long running webcomic, "Devil Inside" with Dennis Calero. Plus?? he sings several songs and plays ukelele! Stashwick is a load of fun and an incredible joy to talk to. 

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Direct download: DPS110_Stashwick.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 3:28pm CST
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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 CST
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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 CST
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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 CST
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Mike Malloy is a working LA actor and documentarian who has recently released an exceptional retrospective of Italian crime films called "Eurocrime! the Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the 70s". He spills the dirt to Wendi about working on the set of the upcoming "Samurai Cop 2" and they discuss the nature of cult films, actors doing their own stunts, Quentin Tarantino, VHS revivalism, and the raw sex appeal of Luc Merenda and John Saxon.

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Direct download: DPS106_Malloy.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 3:47pm CST
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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 CST
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Jacob Chabot is the artist of Mighty Skullboy Army, Voltron, X-Babies and most recently a series of Hello Kitty comics. He and Wendi have an absolute giggling blast as most of this episode is Wendi's theorizing about the life of Hello Kitty and divulging her knowledge of the lesser known Sanrio characters. So listen to the controversies and outrage of Japan's leading kitty/girl and enjoy!

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Direct download: DPS104_Chabot.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:23pm CST
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Wendi is joined by Darrell Taylor, Rafael Sanz and Gil Colon of the "No Apologies" podcast to discuss their picks for the best books of 2014!

If you enjoyed the "black nerd" episode, you'll enjoy this incredibly outrageous, occassionally politically incorrect, and always hilarious dissection of the year in comics- featuring many Rick Remender, Valiant titles, Spider-Man and Image Comics appearances. See who Wendi deems superhero of the year or who is considered the least essential new character introduced in 2014. 

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Direct download: DPS103_bestof2014.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:27pm CST
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