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Double Page Spread ep 173- Best of 2016/Tom Cruise

When two of the Taylor Network of Podcasts finest, Rafael Sanz and Gil Colon, drop by, you are in for a raucous party. We kick it off with a breakdown of the "Fate of the Furious" trailer, followed by our countdown of the best comics of 2016. A surprising lovefest of Nick Spencer, Tom King, Warren Ellis, Mark Millar, Kaare Andrews and more! Please feel free to shoot your opinions and faves to doublepagespread@gmail.com or @doublepgspread on twitter.

The last 30min are devoted to our shared love of the greatest blockbuster star of the past 3 decades, Tom Cruise! We laugh about Scientology, praise his work ethic and examine his career. Along the way we discuss our club names, make inappropriate "Requiem for a Dream" jokes and try to break out of Facebook jail.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:14pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 172- Christmas Classics

Wendi is rejoined by very dear friends, Bill Zanowitz of the "Comic Book Bears" podcast and writer of "The Crimefighter Inquiry", and writer/folk artist Jeff "Bean" Douglas. They have a full and lengthy discussion of the best Christmas comics from Batman, Starman, DC digests, X-Men, Lobo and Disney to name a few. Things take a hilarious turn in their discussion of best holiday songs as Bill explains the history of "Nestor the Long Eared Christmas Donkey" and a favorite album of a drag queen and some mentally challenged children. 

So pull up a glass of eggnog, break open the longbox and celebrate the season as we tell stories of which comic characters are Jewish, tragic deaths of artists who worked too hard and why "Diner" is the best holiday movie.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:55pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 171- Sarah Dyer and Stephanie Buscema

Sarah Dyer is a colorist, writer,  and zine historian. In 1994 she launched "Action Girl Comics", an all female anthology, as well as writing for "Space Ghost Coast to Coast", "Superman Adventures" and "Batman Beyond". Currently she is art director for Pinup Girl Clothing, creating fun, retro style fashions for women of all sizes.

Stephanie Buscema is a painter, comic artist and illustrator who started as an inker for her grandfather, legendary "Conan the Barbarian" artist, John Buscema. She's worked on a diverse array of projects from children's books to Marvel covers and now fabric for Pinup Girl Clothing. Together Sarah and Steph talk about everything from the truth about art school to Monster High dolls. 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:28pm CST
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Please excuse the boomy audio of this episode, it was recorded live from the International School of Comics in Chicago. This is a very special dialogue with artists Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Sandman), Jim Terry (The Crow: Skinning the Wolves, Alice Cooper vs. CHAOS), and Maria Wolf Lopez. Separately, the three of them have gone to the Standing Rock camp in ND where Native American Water Protectors are trying to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will pollute important water aquifers all across the midwest. They explain the situation from an eye witness perspective, discuss what supplies are desperately needed at the camps, extol on the spirituality and generosity the people and Maria tells us of her experiences at the first Indigenous Comic Convention. 

I hope you enjoy this very serious and enlightening episode. Please go to www.standingrock.org for more current information and ways to help.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:08pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 169- Jim Rugg

In this episode, the independent and insightful Jim Rugg stops in to discuss his long running webcomic, "Street Angel", the story of the deadliest girl alive- an orphan skateboarder named Jesse Sanchez. He answers listener questions, describes the concept of "narrative collapse", shares about his extensive collection of oddball indie comics from the 80s, works in ballpoint pen, and gives significance to the career of Vanilla Ice. 

Become a patron of his patreon at www.patreon.com/streetangel

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:59pm CST
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Onrie Kompan has defied the rules of the comic industry to be very successful on his own terms. Without the help of a publisher or mainstream comic distribution he is a one man army. Currently he has a documentary being made about his remarkable achievement of selling over 1500 comics at NYCC. Not bad for an American writing a historical comic about a Korean sea battle. His work is featured in Korean museums, he has been invited to do many speaking engagements and has been a consultant on a movie about the life of Yi Soon Shin. This is an uplifting episode about the power of believing in comics and the lessons of how to be a good neighbor at conventions and raise everyone up with you.

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Artist/Writer Brian Pulido is a longstanding pioneer of independent horror comics. Known for creating such characters as Evil Ernie, Purgatori and Lady Death, he has always had an uncompromising vision and rock and roll sensibility. Recently his Lady Death Kickstarters have been setting records and breaking the comic distribution model. He shares the story of losing his Chaos Comics characters to lawsuits and how he overcame that adversity to achieve his current success. Pulido is still a groundbreaker in variant covers, using materials like Swarovski crystals and leather, we predict the Gwar comic a week before it was announced, and discuss his love of punk and metal with an analysis of what makes a good "Cookie Monster singer". 

Brought to you by www.thirdcoastcomics.com, the friendliest comic shop in all of Chicago. Join them for Doctor Who meetups, karaoke and a great assortment of all the hot comics.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:53am CST
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Film blogger Brian Kirst (Fangoria, Hidden Horror) is the funny, irreverent man behind Big Gay Horror Fan. He and Wendi have a great time this week discussing the outsider nature of scary movies, their deep love of final girls, the year in horror films, asses, and the connections between scream queens and comics, like Brinke and Dave Stevens & Julie Strain and Kevin Eastman, and share memories of Herschell Gordon Lewis. So join two people completely unattracted to women as they giggle over their fondness for titties!

Check out Big Gay Horror Fan right here- https://biggayhorrorfan.wordpress.com

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:04pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 165- Ming Doyle

Artist/writer Ming Doyle joins this episode to discuss her recent work, including last year's phenomenal woman centric mafia story, DC/Vertigo's "The Kitchen". She divulges the nature of reverent nostalgia vs. kitsch, how American comic artists work vs. manga studios, her time co-writing "Constantine: The Hellblazer" with James Tynion IV and making bisexuality more than his "cool trick", along with fan attachment to THAT coat. Currently she is pencilling "Girl Over Paris" with writer Kate Leth, based on the popular YA novels by Gwenda Bond, and has a story in "Love is Love", the comic anthology benefitting families of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. 

You can support her Patreon right here- https://www.patreon.com/mingdoyle

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:30pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 164- Go Trek Yourself

It's the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! Time to celebrate with the co-hosts of the "Go Trek Yourself" podcast, Darrell Taylor and J.K. Woodward! It's very light hearted banter about the importance of devoted fans, the history of Star Trek comics and high stakes game of Star Trek trivia! 

Find the IDW "Star Trek" comics as well as the crossovers with "Doctor Who" and "Planet of the Apes" at www.dcbservice.com, the online source for great comic bargains.

If you are in Chicago, check out www.thirdcoastcomics.com, and join Jill Thompson for an upcoming signing of her Wonder Woman graphic novel on Oct. 21!

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Also, host Wendi Freeman is guest bartending a special Halloween event and needs your help raising funds for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. 

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Double Page Spread ep 163- Steve Lieber

This week's guest is artist Steve Lieber, currently pencilling the hilarious crime caper "The Fix" from Image Comics, with writer Nick Spencer. He discusses how they honed their comedic chemistry on Marvel's "Superior Foes of Spider-Man", the distractions of fill in artists, the beauty of obscure fan art, the difficulty of conveying music in comics, Animal Planet's "Vet Life", being recognized for the movie version of "Whiteout" and lots, lots more.

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It's a return visit from the crew of 01 Publishing- Josh Finney, Kat Rocha and Patrick McEvoy. They have a sequel to their successful graphic novel, "Casefile: Arkham". The all new book, "Casefile: Arkham- Her Blood Runs Cold" continues the hard boiled adventures of Detective Hank Flynn on the mean streets of Lovecraft's most cursed of cities-- Arkham. They discuss all the extensive work that goes into (Love)crafting an effective noir story, from believable dialogue to a strong femme fatale. "Casefile: Arkham" is a love letter to 40s films, radio plays and Philip Marlowe, as well as a supernatural thriller. 

Preorder and support the kickstarter right here- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/309827462/case-file-arkham

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:13pm CST
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"Bowery Boys" is a webcomic from writer Cory Levine and artists Ian Bertram and Brent McKee, recently released in print by Dark Horse Comics. Levine discusses the intricacies of his historical slice of New York, from the gangster slang to the brutality of kid gangs, the organization of unions and the evolving ethnic landscapes.

The second half of the episode is a conversation with Sanya Anwar, artist of the exceptional webcomic "1001", the tale of "1001 Arabian Nights" from Scheherazade's perspective. Her gorgeous, flowing style can also be seen on variant covers from "Assassin's Creed" to "Jughead". She talks about nerding out on art supplies, growing up Pakistani in Canada, and working her first SDCC.

There is some background audio noise at the beginning that lasts less than 10min.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:31pm CST
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In a return engagement, Andrew Shaw of Earth 2 network's "Boob Toob" show comes back to discuss the Netflix original series "Stranger Things" and he's joined by comic writer/artist Alan White of "The Power Principle". Together they break down what made the show such a phenomenon, how accurate it is to the time, why is Barb so popular, the ways little kids argue and which boy Nancy really should have ended up with. This episode is nothing but one big spoiler, so be prepared.

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Live from Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC, it's Double Page Spread! First up is an interview with the legendary Mike Grell, writer/artist on "The Warlord", "Jon Sable, Freelance", and "Starslayer". We discuss his influential work on "Green Arrow" and what he thinks of the show "Arrow", dream casting of Jon Sable, adapting James Bond, stories of doing creator owned work in the 80s and more.

Next is a conversation with Amy Chu covering her perseverance releasing her own anthology series, how a chance meeting brought Larry Hama out of drawing retirement, "coming out" to her family as a comic writer, her work on "Poison Ivy" and writing Wonder Woman for "Sensation Comics".

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:08pm CST
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This week Wendi goes inside the squared circle with podcaster Matthew Peters, comic shop owner Terry Gant and artist Dean Stahl (Headlocks and Headaches). They discuss what they love about the spectacle and sport, pitch ideas for WWE comics, the Chaos! comics from the 90s about the Undertaker and Chyna, the NXT roster, famous family dynasties, artists who cross over like Jill Thompson designing ring gear and Art Balthazar and Franco of Aw Yeah! doing comics with Christopher Daniels and Kazarian, is CM Punk a good comic writer? and so much more!

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Rafer Roberts is the hilarious and inventive writer of the current Valiant series, "A&A: the Adventures of Archer and Armstrong". He is also up for a Harvey award for his art in a recent issue of "X-O Manowar". He tells us what's going on over at Valiant, the status of their movie plans, the 4001AD crossover, how adorable Faith and Archer are together, the popularity of comic and beer tie ins, and raves about artists Mike Norton and David LaFuente! Check out Rafer's Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/plasticfarm

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:45am CST
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Double Page Spread ep 156- Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko

The creators of Image Comics "Invisible Republic", Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko discuss their political sci fi epic, the nature of unreliable narrators in revolution, how zoology relates to writing "Planet of the Apes", "Star Wars: Legacy", why you shouldn't put "Kazaam" on your resume and the influence of Francois Truffaut on Austin Powers!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:11pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 155- Scoot McMahon

Aw Yeah! Time for a conversation with the very endearing Scott "Scoot" McMahon! He discusses being part of the Aw Yeah! Comics crew, what he's learned from Art Baltazar and Franco, Darwin Cooke and the acceptance of cartoon styles, capturing a childlike sense of humor, his book "Sami, the Samurai Squirrel", and how he and Franco used Patreon to create the super fun "choose your own adventure" style comic, "Spot on Adventure"!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:56pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 154- Vivek Tiwary

Vivek Tiwary is the writer/historian behind the Eisner award winning graphic novel "The Fifth Beatle" and has so much exciting news! He's recently gotten a tv deal to turn the story of Brian Epstein into a tv show and hopes to create more seasons about other famous managers. He and Wendi discuss the fascinating network of behind the scenes people who supported the Beatles, like the impact of George Harrison's sister in America. We also get to hear about Vivek's unique upbringing in NY and the equal influence of punk rock and Broadway that led him to helping produce Green Day's "American Idiot". He is also currently publishing his online illustrated young adult novel "Asha Ascending", with artist Sara Richard, which is open to input and changes with audience feedback. Hear all that as well as Tony award and Hamilton discussions, current music related tv shows, the Musicians on Call non-profit, Valiant comics and so much more!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:44pm CST
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This week brings the debut of the new Action Lab Comics all ages book, "Ghoul Scouts". Writer Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire) and artist Mark Stegbauer join Wendi to discuss their new sojourn into the supernatural, a story of kids who are busier fighting monsters than earning merit badges, perfect for fans of adventures like "Monster Squad" or "Lumberjanes". We talk about the perfect weapons for pre-teens, establishing voice for your characters, and the genius of "Real Genius".

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:50am CST
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This week Wendi is joined by artist Brent Schoonover. She laments the loss of "Howling Commandos of SHIELD" (only 6 issues??), a book that combined the best Marvel monsters of every era. He also shares about his work on "Ant Man", "Back to the Future", and what it's like to be known for a retro penciling style. Brent tells the story of being hired as a sketch artist at a Paisley Park party for Morris Day and the Time where no cameras were allowed. (This episode was recorded the week before Prince passed). He also answers the very important question- "Dirty Dozen or Great Escape"?

If you want to write in to DPS and give feedback or talk about your favorite member of the Dirty Dozen or Howling Commando, drop a line at doublepagespread@gmail.com or follow on twitter @doublepgspread, or feel free to leave an iTunes review!

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In one of her very favorite conversations, Wendi is joined by writer, publisher, podcaster, talent scout and master raconteur, Shawn Pryor. He talks about the hard work of the comic hustle, how to avoid burnout, the difference between diversity and equality and his time at Action Lab Comics and his new imprint Crowntaker Studios, his current all ages mystery story "Cash and Carrie", the upcoming "Motherless Creatures" with Tressina Bowling, as well as "F.O.R.C.E.", a football story not just for sports fans.

Plus hilarious pop diva speculations and storytelling about Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, the lost Fox hip hop cop shows "New York Undercover" and "Fastlane", what is Jon B up to? and so much more! (Please note this episode was actually taped the week before Prince passed and Janet announced her pregnancy).

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:32pm CST
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In this very special Free Comic Book Day episode, Wendi is live from Defiant Comics in Forest Park, IL with owner Brian Fisher. He fills in on the state of retail, the hot books on FCBD, the return of ROM: Space knight and which Image books are selling like hotcakes. 

Then writer Rafael Nieves comes over for a chat about his new book, "Compulsion" with Hugo Petrus that further combines his unique style of suspense and humor. Find him at www.rafwrites.blogspot.com

The Boob Toob crew is reunited! Dapper Dan Pua and Amazing Andrew Shaw weigh in on Captain America: Civil War (spoilers!) as well as reminisce about the significance of the late Darwin Cooke. 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:37pm CST
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This episode is a drunken rollicking roundtable with artistsDaniel White, Tom Kelly, John Bishop, podcaster/writer BillZanowitzand Jeff Douglas! It was the last day of C2E2, we made a big dinnerand poured some drinks, broke out some old Wizard magazines anddebated the best comics of the 90s and reveal the 3 people in theroom who won Wizard contests. So if you remember the Dark HorseLegends imprint, the original Vertigo titles, Valiant's Deathmateseries, Strangers in Paradise, Starman and much much more, thisshould be some great nostalgia!

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Tom Kelly's art can be found here, he also did the CappyandBuckylogos for the show http://tomkellyart.deviantart.com

Bill Zanowitz is co-host of the Comic Book Bears podcastaswellas Tito and Bill Goodtime Hour, he just releasedhisfirstcomic, The Crime Fighter Inquiry. www.comicbookbears.libsyn.com

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:01pm CST
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The 2016 Eisner nominations were just announced and several have rightfully gone to the creative team of the exceptionally charming "Bandette", artist Colleen Coover and writer Paul Tobin. They both take the time to talk to Wendi about the thrilling fun and whimsy of "Bandette" and how to create such a unique and timeless take on their interpretation of Paris. They discuss what makes a good heist film, their European comic influences, the endearing nature of Audrey Hepburn, as well as their previous collaboration "Gingerbread Girl" and Tobin's work on such comics as "Colder" and "Plants vs. Zombies".

"Bandette" is available digitally through Monkeybrain Comics or you can order the Dark Horse collection through Discount Comic Book Service, www.dcbservice.com where you can find the best deals up to 65% off every day on all your favorite indie publishers.

This show is also brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com, the leading name in digital printing. If you are a creator or simply have postcards or business materials you need printed, use the code "Double Page Spread" to get 15% off your first order.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:07pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 147- Daniel Jun Kim

Daniel Jun Kim has been producing thought provoking content for years through his blog, Pop Mythology. He has used his personal struggles and chronic illness as an impetus to inspire others and writes about the heroes and characters who influence him. Whether its having the Deadpool mindset, thinking small like Ant Man or feeling the interconnectedness of life like Guardians of the Galaxy, Kim taps into how we use pop culture as motivation. Currently he has a kickstarter for an inspirational book, "Your Superhero Origin: Transform Suffering into Superpowers", which you can donate to through https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/popmythologist/your-superhero-origin.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:00pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 146- Sean E. Williams/Joelle Jones

First up in this double header episode, the esteemed writer and entrepreneur, Sean E. Williams (Fairest, Sensation Comics, Artful Daggers, Vampire Diaries). Comicker is his brand new digital imprint and he brings insight into the modern face of digital publishing, through his background of writing for Monkeybrain and his current work on the groundbreaking Stela app. They talk about the diversity of the creators and stories he's picked for Comicker and what the future holds for print versions as well.

The second half is a chat with the exceptional Joelle Jones. Her Dark Horse comic "Lady Killer" is a sleek and stylish masterpiece that combines her love of meticulous detail and some dirty violence. To say this beautifully crafted retro tale of gender roles and assassination invokes Mad Men doesn't begin to scratch the surface of how cool and fun it is. She also talks about her work on Cullen Bunn's horror epic "Hellheim" and working with Max Landis on "Superman: American Alien". 

All of this is brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com, where you can get all your comic and business needs printed at 15% off when you use the code "Double Page Spread". 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:57pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 145- Mike "McBeardo" McPadden

Outspoken writer Mike "Mcbeardo" McPadden has had a long and tawdry history with cinema, including writing for online phenomenon Mr. Skin as well as Hustler and VH1 and Esquire. He joins Wendi for an engrossing and fun talk about his life in NY during the grindhouse era, his epic book "Heavy Metal Movies" and his current research into the history of teen sex comedies, as well as their shared disdain for ironic "so bad its good" films. 

You can pick up his book "Heavy Metal Movies" at www.bazillionpoints.com and get a cool back patch for your denim jacket!

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Category:pop culture -- posted at: 11:35pm CST
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The summer convention season is upon us! If this is your first con or 100th, if you like to meet celebs, buy Star Wars toys or exhibit at artists alley hopefully this episode will be informative and helpful. Artist Tom Kelly, publisher/writer Jon Westhoff and collector Chris Revekant provide insight on proper etiquette dealing with artists, buying original pages, getting commissions, what a jam piece is, setting up your space to sell effectively and much much more! We also break down next week's C2E2 guest list, who we are looking forward to meeting and where to party.

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Speaking of setting up at conventions, if you have prints and comics to be printed, use www.comixwellspring.com, the new name in digital printing. Don't forget- use the code "doublepagespread" to receive 15% off your first order.

 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:54pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 143- Mitch Gerads

Mitch Gerads has made a name for himself as the artist on such military themed comics as "The Activity", "The Punisher" and now DC/Vertigo's "Sheriff of Babylon"- a murder mystery set in the early days of the Iraq war. He discusses how, with writer Tom King, they crafted the look of a very specific time that wasn't heavily documented. Gerads puts emphasis on everything from body armor to tea cups in his own inimitable style. He and Wendi also discuss how they'd redesign cereal boxes, and whether or not he can draw sexy ladies.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:10pm CST
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David Walker and Sanford Greene are the duo behind the hotly anticipated new "Power Man and Iron Fist". They join Wendi to discuss the new direction of the book, the legacy of their supporting characters, Vietnam vets, interracial bromance, black history month, Walker's upcoming Shaft novel and new comics, blaxploitation and the seriousness of 70s fashion, the Marvel hip hop covers controversy, Earth, Wind and Fire and so much more.

You can download Power Man and Iron Fist digitally using the comixology button through www.dcbservice.com, where you also save 5% off your physical order.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:15pm CST
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In the annual Valentine's Day episode Wendi is joined by returning dear friends, Dan Pua and Andrew Shaw of Earth 2 Network's "Boob Toob" podcast! They talk about the return of the X-Files, famous comic book love triangles from Superman, Walking Dead, Fantastic Four, Archie and so many more, plus Dan giggling over sex toys and much discussion of cake!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:52pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 140- Zander Cannon

One of the most talked about and deservedly praised new comics of 2015 was Zander Cannon's "Kaijumax", the story of Electrogor, an oversized monster sent to a prison island of monsters. We discuss Godzilla and Gamera, balancing cute art with prison rape, tropes of "women in prison" films, his career doing layouts for books like Alan Moore's "Top Ten", and the religious preferences of mecha kaiju!

Brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com, the newest name in digital printing. They provide you with exceptional customer service if you're printing your own book or simply need business materials made. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Want to pre-order the first volume of Kaijumax? go to www.dcbservice.com! You can get 50% off bundles of the new DC crossover books, new Vertigo and Image titles and so much more!

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:42pm CST
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Daniel White is a comic artist based in Brooklyn, where he puts out his own work and eats Italian pastries. This episode is a very loose, fun dialogue between two friends discussing the hot topics of the industry, building the momentum of Patreon to help young artists, copyright issues and flexibility of fan art, as evidenced in his new work "Fan Fiction", bringing the love back into comics, and plenty of talk about the new Star Wars film! Find Daniel and his art on Instagram @birdsinboxes.

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And www.comixwellspring.com, where you can get 15% off your first order when you use the code "Double Page Spread", perfect for independent creators getting their books printed and prints made for the upcoming convention season!

 

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:08pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 138- Ramon Perez

Ramon Perez came on to the scene with a bang with the multi-Eisner winning Boom! studios graphic novel "Tale of Sand", based on the unreleased screenplay by Jim Henson. He discusses the unique challenges of living up to the Henson legacy, how much original input he got to have, the distinctive look and much more, as well as his work for Marvel including "Wolverine and the X-Men" and the taking over from the legendary Matt Fraction and David Aja run on "Hawkeye" to the new run with Jeff Lemire.

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Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:48pm CST
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