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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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Direct download: DPS173_2016.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:14pm CDT
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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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Direct download: DPS172_xmas.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:55pm CDT
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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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Direct download: DPS171_Dyer.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT
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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.

Brought to you by www.dcbservice.com, where you can get 40% off "Wonder Woman: The True Amazon" and up to 50% off many other DC and Marvel titles each and every day. 

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Direct download: DPS170_Standingrock.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT
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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

Brought to you by www.dcbservice.com, the premiere place to shop for your comics online. Well known for their exceptional customer service and deep discounts on a wide variety of comics.

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Direct download: DPS169_Rugg.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT
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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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Direct download: DPS168_Onrie.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:29pm CDT
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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.

www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com is proud to announce their "Nasty Woman" fragrance! A very worthwhile purchase with proceeds split bt Planned Parenthood and Emily's List. 

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Direct download: DPS167_Pulido.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:53am CDT
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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

Brought to you by www.dcbservice.com, the Discount Comic Book Service, bringing you half off when you preorder DC and Marvel trade paperbacks.

and www.thirdcoastcomics.com, the finest comic shop in all of Chicago! Check out their Wonder Woman signing with Jill Thompson on Saturday, October 22. 

www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com is where you go to smell great with limited edition perfumes and atmosphere sprays, now in the annual Halloween collection.

Direct download: DPS166_BGHF.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:04pm CDT
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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

Brought to you by www.thirdcoastcomics.com, a friendly comic shop in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood with upcoming events like Jill Thompson's "Wonder Woman" signing on Sat. Oct. 22.

As well as www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com, with a decadent array of Halloween atmosphere sprays to make your home smell like autumnal!

and www.dcbservice.com, giving you 50% off bundle deals when you order all the latest titles from DC's "Young Animal" line or Valiant or All New Marvel Now!

Direct download: DPS165_Doyle.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT
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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!

If you are at NYCC visit the booth for www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com and smell their limited edition fragrances exclusive to the con! Inspired by the Gentlemen's Directory of NY, 1870!

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

http://chicagohomeless.donorpages.com/ABHalloween2016/WendiFreeman/

 

Direct download: DPS164_StarTrek.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:10pm CDT
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