Double Page Spread (general)

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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Direct download: DPS115_Chin.mp3
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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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Direct download: DPS98_Archie.mp3
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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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Direct download: DPS95_Dorman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am CDT
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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!

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Direct download: DPS93_Wachter.mp3
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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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Direct download: DPS86_WW_DelRey.mp3
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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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Dapper Irishman Declan Shalvey (Thunderbolts, Venom, Deadpool. Winter Soldier covers, Northlanders, Conan) joins Wendi in a discussion of keeping your unique art style at the big 2, how writer Brian Wood constructs the beats of his stories and why it's good to have the same cover artist drawing interiors. 

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Direct download: DPS52_shalvey.mp3
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In the first part of this episode, Wendi and Chris "Zod" Smits (writer, publisher "Aw Yeah Comics") discuss the history and enduring relevance of America's greatest superhero. It's a passionate discourse of ideals vs. relatability, his greatest storylines and whether or not Supes has a punk rock ethos!

Next up..... it's a Byrd, it's a plane... it's Megan Byrd ("Comic Book Candy" and Lauren Burke ("PI Jane", "I'm not Omnigirl") to break down Lois Lane's craziest storylines from the late 60s and 70s! Revisit the trendy fashions, mismanaged social issues and marriage obsession of "Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane".

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Direct download: DPS51_Superman.mp3
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Writer Sean E. Williams comes by to talk Twain tech in his new comic, "Artful Daggers", as well as waiting 2 years to bring back controversial characters in "Fairest"! 

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Direct download: DPS48_seanewilliams.mp3
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I'm not going to lie to you- this episode is fantastic because Bobby Timony is an adorable man. He's a fun artist, has an infectious laugh, can juggle knives and loves classic old timey comedy. He's got a new title coming out from Monkeybrain called "Detectobot" and you should hear him talk about it. 

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Direct download: DPS42_timony.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT
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