Double Page Spread (literature)

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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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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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.

You can find "Jem and the Holograms", "Further Travels of Wyatt Earp" and many other fantastic comics at crazy deals up to 75% off every day at DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. www.dcbservice.com

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Category:literature -- posted at: 11:46am CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 2:34pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 11:33am CST
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‚ÄčThis 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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Category:literature -- posted at: 11:39am CST
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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!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 12:13pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 5:31pm CST
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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.

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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:02pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:40pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 12:36pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:34pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 3:53pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 8:42pm CST
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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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2013 wraps up with a countdown featuring the tremendous duo of "JK's Happy Hour" podcast, artist JK Woodward (Doctor Who/Star Trek) and media mogul Darrell Taylor. We give a surprising recount of the best comics of the year, our webcomic discoveries and several other categories. Listen in as we tackle some titles that werent on every other "year end" list and tell us what you thought was best!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 11:49pm CST
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Recently, Challengers Comics and Conversation, in Chicago, threw a massive blowout to celebrate the release of the deluxe edition of “Sixth Gun” vol. 1. They had a tattoo artist on hand giving ink of the various gun sigils, replicas of the guns, whiskey tastings, and the fantastic creative team of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt were on hand. I sat down with them and Oni Press editor Charlie Chu to discuss the popularity of the supernatural western, cutting tv show deals, Bunn’s Marvel projects including “Magneto” and the Deadpool zombie mini, the end of “Fearless Defenders” and so much more!

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This is just an hour of constant laughter as Wendi and writer/artist Ryan Schrodt (Dear Dinosaur, Youngblood) discuss his hilarious webcomic, make important announcements about his upcoming projects and explore the non-musical career of Fred Durst. Featuring a very classic convention bar story at the end involving Spider-Man being cuckolded by a Boondock Saint!

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Wendi is joined again by the fantastic Chris Roberson and Allison Baker of Monkeybrain Comics! They discuss his favorite two fisted tales and writing the clever super scientists of Edison Rex and Doc Savage, the concept of seeing iZombie on tv, the concepts behind concept art and fascinating insights into DC's business model. 

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The fine people of Adagio Tea sent over a number of their fandom teas based on such popular things as Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Hannibal and Captain America! So Wendi took this as a chance to make a sequel to her popular fan fiction episode. Pull up a mug and listen as Megan Byrd (Comic Book Candy) and Lauren Burke (writer, PI Jane) read some of the most ridiculous fandom pairings on the web! Twilight meets Star Trek! Godzilla gets angsty! What do Downton Abbey and Sonic the Hedgehog have in common? and so much more!

Plus, a celebrity voicemail from Wendi's 4th favorite Expendable!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:42am CST
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Returning friend Dave Scheidt (writer- Huffington Post, Monster Dudes, Roaring 20s) comes back to discuss spooktacular Halloween comic reading! He is an excellent resource on EC horror history and together we discuss Fantagraphics recent EC reprints, as well as the work of Gahan Wilson, Walt Simonson's "Alien" adaptation, Art and Franco's "Itty Bitty Hellboy", the mosters of "Frankencastle" and so much more!

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Christina Blanch wears many hats in the comic industry- writer, educator, researcher and co-owner of Alter Ego and Aw Yeah! Comics. She shares her enthusiasm for making a friendly retail environment, getting Girl Scouts their comic badges, organizing and teaching a SuperMOOC (massive open online course) on gender in comics and writing "The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood" for Thrillbent. So pop on in and listen to some prison stories and everything she has going on!

Read "The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood" at www.thrillbent.com or see what events are coming up at www.alteregocomics.net

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Category:literature -- posted at: 6:30pm CST
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This week Wendi is joined by the hosts of the Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Cinema, Big Willy and the Samurai! Together they dissect 3 lesser known comic book movies- Baba Yaga, Cemetary Man and Danger:Diabolik, as well as breaking down the recent crop of animated superhero films and reminding you of other movies you forgot were based on comics!

This episode brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where this month you can get 50% off brand new title bundles of comics from companies like Image, Dynamite and Vertigo.

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:38am CST
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Old friend Sampsa Granstrom (Mostly Mellow Popculture Podcast) is back! The Finnish wonder comes on to talk about a variety of comics- James Stokoe's "Godzilla: Half Century War", Cliff Chiang's "Beware the Creeper" and a Finnish webcomic called "Gore". Plus he explains how double consonants are pronounced!

Then new friend Metal Mikey (Action Attraction podcast, Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Comics) pops by to discuss classic friendships in comics. There's a lot of ridiculous laughs and crazy answers! So have a good time with Wendi and the gang!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 2:35pm CST
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Steve Bissette, with Alan Moore and John Totleben, changed the face of horror comics with their seminal run on "Swamp Thing". He still has an affinity for the genre with the rerelease of his book, "We Are Going to Eat You", documenting the history of cannibal films. Join Steve and Wendi as they talk about Italian shock cinema, 24 hour comics, his dinosaur epic "Tyrant", and hear his surprising answer to what he considers the best current horror comic!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:07am CST
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You may not know Onrie Kompan by name yet, but he is one of the hardest working creators at any convention. His historical Korean epic, "Yi Soon Shin" frequently sells out due to his tenacity and diligence. Now he has teamed up with Freedable Comics to promote other new creators and share his experience.

But first, returning friend RJ Casey of Yeti Press drops by to talk about his new Kickstarter campaign!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 7:04pm CST
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Bruce Mutard is a graphic novelist from Melbourne, Australia who was in town for Chicago's CAKE convention- Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. His prolific and detailed output has included a trilogy of books about Australia during WWII (The Sacrifice, The Silence) and a collection of Crumb-esque dirtiness called 'Strip Show". He recently brought a group of Australian artists on a North American tour and has many insights on the current indie comics market.

You can check out his work at http://www.brucemutard.com.au/

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Jill Thompson's masterful art has been seen in such books as "Sandman", "The Invisibles", "Beasts of Burden" and several children's books. She has recently reobtained the rights to her character "Scary Godmother" and is making a high end, fully articulated doll! So we discuss what goes into the creation of that, as well as baking, hanging out with wrestlers and so much more.

Donate to the Scary Godmother Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1327932176/the-scary-godmother-doll

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In the first half of this episode, Wendi visits with Mel Caylo- Marketing Manager of Archaia Comics about their recent merger with Boom!, upcoming releases, Alyssa Milano and the enduring legacy of "Labyrinth".

Then she pops by Challengers Comics and Conversation to chat with co-owner Patrick Brower. He shows her their recent Eisner "Spirit of Retail" award as well as discussing the challenges of running a gallery of original comic art, how to keep people interested in comics and running a store the Chicago Reader calls "The best comic shop without the 'Comic Shop Guy'".

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Sal Abbinanti is the artist and creator of "Atomika", as well as the art dealer for Alex Ross and Bill Sienciewicz, which gives him an inside dish to the convention world. In addition, he is crass, hilarious and shoots straight from the hip- in other words the perfect podcast guest to discuss the madness of San Diego Comic Con. Uncle Sal tells us the best ways to network with comic pros, why artists alley isn't worth your time, and why old people won't use the air conditioner. 

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I hope you like talk about "Barney Miller"! Wendi is joined by always welcome returning guest JK Woodward and writer Keith DeCandido. Between the two of them they have worked on comic/novel adaptations of Eureka, Farscape, Supernatural, Doctor Who and Star Trek so there is a lot of tv discussion, as well as how to write a good parody song and what makes a creative panhandler. They have a kickstarter for a graphic novelization of DeCandido's popular medieval police procedural book series "Dragon Precinct" and want to tell you all about it.

Check it out right here- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/902770045/dragon-precinct-graphic-novel

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Brea Grant may be recognizable to listeners from her roles in shows like "Heroes", "Friday Night Lights" and "Dexter" as well as writing comics such as "Let's Play God" and "Suicide Girls". She's here to talk about her just released movie "Best Friends Forever"- a dark comedy road trip story set against the nuclear apocalypse. We chat about her career, what makes horror fans savvy, new methods of film funding and distribution and much more!

Please note- there were audio issues in the middle segment so I had to edit out quite a bit. I only wish I had more of our conversation to share because Brea was a fantastic guest and it was interesting to hear her insights as a first time director. 

You can order "Best Friends Forever" through iTunes and Amazon or check out the website at www.bestfriendsforeverfilm.com

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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:09pm CST
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Wendi celebrates her 50th episode with Robert E. Howard scholar, Mark Finn. Mark has written forewords to "Conan the Barbarian" comic collections and a biography of Howard, as well as being an accomplished novelist and comic writer himself. We talk all things barbarian (like "Beastmaster" and Grace Jones) as well as diverging on many crazy tangents and his new turn fleshing out the universe of a comic for the popular game "Fruit Ninja". He's a lot of fun, very Texan and an enjoyable listen!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:59pm CST
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Mark Waid and Peter Krause have been a dynamic duo for years now on such titles as "Irredeemable", "Incorruptible" and "Insufferable". Now that Mark has basically worked on every comic know to man, he has started his own digital imprint, Thrillbent. We talk about how he maintains his writing pace, building relationships in "Daredevil", and Peter's favorite childhood drawing toy.

This is a great episode if you're just getting into digital comics or really looking to read something new. They break down the diversity of everything Thrillbent is releasing and the innovations to make it easier to share. 

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There was not a C2E2 podcast panel this year, but that doesn't mean you can't get a bunch of us together to talk! I was incredibly priveleged to sit in on this great roundtable with podcasters who have been doing this far longer than me and hear their insightful opinions.

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The lineup-

John Siuntres

Word Balloon

http://wordballoon.blogspot.com/

@johnwordballoon

Brian Christman

Comic Geek Speak 

http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/

@comicgeekspeak

MikelOD (Mike Pfeiffer) 

Most People Are DJ's

http://www.mostpeoplearedjs.com/

@Mikel_OD

Stevie D

Comic Book Queers

http://www.comicbookqueers.com/

@stevieDisme

Chris Marshall

Collected Comics Library

http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/

@ChrisCCL

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It's the return of legendary Justice League/Moonshadow scribe JM DeMatteis! He gives us all the scoop on Phantom Stranger and his partnership with Keith Giffen on Larfleeze. Then we get into a round of Beatles trivia! JM is sincerely one of the most inspiring, open minded and positive people I've ever had the joy of talking to, with an imagination as big as the multiverse. So take a listen!

@doublepgspread on twitter and please subscribe on iTunes

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This week Wendi sits down with Jim Mclauchlin of the Hero Initiative nonprofit to talk about their important mission, what's coming up for convention season and updates on how Peter David and Roger Slifer are recovering.

Then she talks to Caitlin Rosberg, one of the editors of the Ladies Night Anthology to discuss her project, giving new artists a break and how to keep an emotional punch in comics.

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Skottie Young has made a successful name for himself pencilling Oz adaptation books for Marvel for about 10 years (Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Road to Oz). Recently he's become the go-to guy for super cute variant covers. We dive into the transition of his art over the years, how he got to work with Neil Gaiman and a lot of talk about 90s hip hop and what the heck IS dubstep?

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Wendi comes to you live from the Kill Shakespeare Bar at "Fabletown and Beyond"- the comic convention for mythic fiction. She is joined by host Bill Willingham (Fables), and creators Lauren Beukes (Fairest), Sean E. Williams (Fairest, Artful Daggers), and Mitch Gerads (The Activity). So pull up a seat at the bar and order a gin Grimmlet!

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Digital duo Chris Roberson and Allison Baker talk to Wendi about pulp heroes, the digital Monkeybrain imprint, upcoming Fabletown and Beyond convention and Xanadu! 

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:23pm CST
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Wendi drops by Four Star Studios to talk to the creative team of Dark Horse's "Ex-Sanguine"- Josh Emmons and Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash) about vampire/serial killer romance, the cost of reprinting comics, and what makes a bad movie earnest. 

Check out Tim's new Kickstarter here- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1168046118/mini-comics-included-0

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:58pm CST
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Starting off the show, Wendi speaks to artist Hannah Chapman about a comic book event she's organized in Bath, England.

Then she gets to party hard with the dynamic crew of Yeti Press comics (RJ Casey, Kat Lay, David Alvarado, Kevin Budnik and Eric Roesner). They talk about the trials of producing a comic every day, Wendi outs someone's eating disorder, plus people who we love the idea of, but don't really like their work. 

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In the wake of recent stories about convention organizers not regarding colorists as real artists, Wendi sits down with colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser (Winter Soldier, Secret Avengers) and penciller Mitch Breitweiser (Captain America: Patriot, Captain America: The Chosen, Planet of the Apes cover artist). It's an in depth conversation of the skills and abilities of the craft of coloring, innovative ways to create original art in a digital world and the perseverance it takes to break in comics.

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A 2 hour conversation with Evan Dorkin (Dork!, Milk and Cheese, Beasts of Burden) veers from snarky Q&A to love of character actor David Patrick Kelly to sincere dialogue about anxiety and depression. Evan is a creator who never holds back on his opinions and provides genuine insight to the industry. PS- every time we make fun of "V/H/S" we are referring to the horror anthology film, not the video format. 

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Wendi is joined by the hosts of "JK's Happy Hour"- JK Woodward (Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation) and Darrell Taylor as they break out their lists to debate, argue and nitpick the top 10 comics of 2012!

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Jim Terry is the artist for "The Crow: Skinning the Wolves", the first new Crow series involving James O'Barr in years. He joins Wendi and artist Hilary Barta (Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants) in a dialogue of philosophies to inking, the history of 3D movies, Lee Marvin, that time they insulted Dean Stockwell, and so much more. It's a fun banter between 3 friends on the reverence of cinema and comics and the emergence of a new talent as Terry releases his first major book.

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Writer Matt Sturges (Jack of Fables, House of Mystery) tells us about his hilarious new fantasy comedy "Public Relations", as well as why he likes to tell strong Princess stories in titles such as "Fairest" and "Damsels", and indulges Wendi in her love of talking about "Skyfall".

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In the first part of this episode, Wendi talks to Ashley Eckstein- voice of Ahsoka Tano on "Clone Wars" and creator of the "Her Universe" clothing line. Ashley is an inspiring entrepeneur and devoted Star Wars fan who saw a need and how to fill it, as well as being vivacious and fun!

In the second part, she is joined again by Megan Byrd (Comic Book Candy blog) and Lauren Burke (writer- PI Jane, Womanthology) as they discuss the best things to give and make for your loved ones this season. 

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Lauren Burke's webcomic, PI Jane www.pi-jane.com

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Marvel letterer Joe Caramagna pops in for a quick chat to talk about the "Further Adventures of Wyatt Earp", reminisce about Joe Kubert and listen to Wendi sing the theme song for an obscure new Jersey theme park!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 4:50pm CST
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Ken "The Ledkilla" Lashley is known for many things- DC cover artist, Emmy nominee and Star Wars design artist to name a few. He's just a really funny guy to have a conversation with and he can draw on a car with a Sharpie for days. So join us as we talk about seeing your art on bedding, sports documentaries and IG-88's action pose!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 8:28am CST
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This episode is among the most sincere talks I've ever had about the importance of friendship and the comic community. Jon Westhoff is a writer for King Bone Press, a fellow drummer and an all around hard worker. So get ready for plenty of drum talk as Jon tells us about Bandthology2, the World's Strongest Mailman and so much more!

The donation site for Bandthology2 is www.indiegogo.com/bandthology2

Speaking of donations, artist JK Woodward lost everything he owns in Hurricane Sandy. To help him out please go to his blog at http://jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com/

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Category:literature -- posted at: 11:05am CST
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Our dear friend Sampsa Granstrom comes back to tell us why Halloween is best celebrated in the sauna, as well as take apart some of the best horror and monster titles we've ever read!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 7:56pm CST
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Batman Inc. artist Chris Burnham lets us know all the details on how MorrisonCon went, talk about weird body modifications, as well as what it feels like to be so admired other people use your face as their twitter icon!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:22am CST
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Wendi sits down with the writer of one of her favorites- Brandon Graham of "Prophet". He opens up about how he changed a flagship Image title into one of the most innovative books on the market. He also shares about the upcoming "Multiple Warheads" series, the joy of writing puns and we talk Adventure Time!

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It's the return of everyone's favorite Mostly Mellow Finn as Sampsa Granstrom drops by to spoil some Danger Club, Captain Marvel and Punk Rock Jesus! Guess which book Wendi hated!

You can find Sampsa's podcast, The Mostly Mellow Pop Culture Podcast, at http://themostlymellow.blogspot.com/.

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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:12pm CST
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"Fables" master storyteller Bill Willingham comes by to talk about Fabletown and Beyond, the battle of the Snow White movies, and what makes these timeless characters still relevent. 

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:27am CST
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Eisner award winning artist Janet K. Lee pops by to discuss her unique artistic style seen in "Return of the Dapper Men". We talk decoupage, Jane Austen and quirky festivals in the South!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:37am CST
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David Gallaher won DC's first digital comics competition with "High Moon", then created the first free offering from Comixology with "Box 13". He continues breaking ground with the new book "Only Living Boy", which we discuss as well as our love of the first season Fox was a network!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 10:33am CST
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Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Action Comics, Zatanna) comes by to promote his Kickstarter creator owned project, Molly Danger. A book about a seemingly ageless, yet 10 yr old superhero, Molly Danger sounds like the fun adventure for any age reader the big 2 should be putting out. Jamal's passion for this project really shines through and I encourage you to listen to this and help him. 

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JK Woodward takes a break from his busy schedule painting "Star Trek/Doctor Who:Assimilation" to chat about upcoming projects, his podcast JK's Happy Hour, and One Tree Hill!

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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:10am CST
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