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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. 

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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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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!

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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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! 

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can pre-order Marvel and DC trades for 50% off, as well as monthly bundle deals of multiple Image, Valiant and Vertigo titles for phenomenal bargains. www.dcbservice.com

Also check out the new line of Sherlock inspired fragrances from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The 221B Baker Street will leave you feeling like your favorite detective and his loyal companion. www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

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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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab presents 221B Baker Street, a new line of fragrances based on Sherlock Holmes. Check those out at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

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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This episode is a delightful conversation with the very endearing Phil Hester. We talk about his charity work for the Hero Initiative, the journey to turn his creator owned book, Firebreather, into a Cartoon Network movie, writing Wonder Woman right before the new 52, and his many collaborations with Kevin Smith, Ande Parks and Andy Kuhn! Be sure to check out his new work on "Arrow season 0" and "Thrilling Adventure Hour"!

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Direct download: DPS102_Hester.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:15pm CST
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Wendi is joined for her annual holiday gift edition by two Taylor Network podcasters- Gerri Atkinson and Amy Tomasi of "Comic Rack Snarkfest"! They bring their perspectives as mothers and snarky dames to what the popular items are on everyone's list this year- from Star Wars to Marvel, Nintendo and giant Transformers. Just don't get on Amy's bad side or face the wrath of hate knitting!

Don't forget to shop for your special family and friends over at DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can get half off many many titles and trades each and every day. www.dcbservice.com

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Direct download: DPS101_gifts.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 10:09am CST
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It's the big Wendi One Hundred over at DPS as we celebrate this joyous event! Thank you so much to everyone who sent in voicemails.

Ryan Browne comes by to discuss his unique brand of surreal hilarity in the ongoing Image hit, "God Hates Astronauts". His recent work in books such as Bedlam, Manhattan Projects and the recent Swamp Thing annual have given him extra attention, but Ryan's true love is this eccentric, crazy band of misfit heroes. So order a cheeseburger and settle in to listen.

Remember, an anniversary ep isn't the only time you can send in voicemails and feedback. We love hearing from you. doublepagespread@gmail, and please leave ratings and comments on itunes.

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Direct download: DPS100_Browne.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:08am CST
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It's the return of everyone's favorite Helsinki native, Sampsa Granstrom, back to talk more comics! Sampsa and Wendi discuss what they're reading and watching lately (She Hulk, Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Wicked and Divine and more), discuss the merits of limited series, and then get into some reviews.

They discuss 3 books from Steve Niles' new imprint, Black Mask Studios. "Critical Hit" (Matt Miner, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer), "Pirhouette" (Mark Miller, Carlos Granda) and "Last Born" (Patrick Meaney, Eric Zawadzki). Upon typing this, Wendi now realizes that is Mark MILLER, not MILLAR and feels kinda silly. 

They also dissect "World War Kaiju" from 01 Publishing, written by Josh Finney, art by Patrick McEvoy. 

Wendi absolutely despised one of these books and very much loved another, so listen to find out!

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And please consider contributing to the fund for our late friend, Jeremy Dale, to help his family cover funeral expenses. www.gofundme.com/jeremydale

Direct download: DPS99_Sampsa.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:14am CST
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am CST
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Double Page Spread ep 97- Quigley and Wynorski

Linnea Quigley has made a name for herself in over 150 movies as America's scream queen. She's been bad girls, zombies, victims and predators in films such as "Return of the Living Dead" and "Night of the Demons". Wendi gets to talk briefly to her horror girlcrush and learns about the sisterhood of scream queens. Recently Linnea had some tremendous damage to her roof and needs some help through crowdsourcing. Go check out her cause at http://www.gofundme.com/8tvf3o.

Director Jim Wynorski first broke with the 80s terrorizing robots in "Chopping Mall". Since then he's made over 12 creature features on SyFy ("Camel Spiders", Dinocroc vs. Supergator") and many Cinemax soft core porn parody films like "The Bare Wench Project", "CleavageField", "The Hills have Thighs". He enlightens Wendi on shooting films quickly and under budget, giving Traci Lords her first non-porn role, and the joys of women in prison movies. The man who gave us "Vampirella" and "Return of Swamp Thing" also gives the best answer about what comic book movie he'd really like to make.

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Direct download: DPS97_Wynorski.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 11:48pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 96- Jeremy Dale

Action Lab Comics is leading the way in quality all ages books, and certainly at the forefront is Jeremy Dale's "Skyward". Writer/artist Dale talks to Wendi about this coming of age tale about a boy and his dog dealing with issues of war and death. They discuss fantasy world building, his work on GI Joe and what that fandom is like, predicting the future through NFL comics and one of the greatest commission stories ever!

Brought to you by DCBS, where you can get a bundle of all the Darwyn Cooke DC variants for only $42.77. Also check out the Absolute edition of Transmetropolitan vol. 1, half off at $62.50 www.dcbservice.com

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Direct download: DPS96_Dale.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:32am CST
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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.

Brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, presenting their annual Halloween and pumpkin essential oils and perfumes at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

As well as DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, providing 50% off pre orders on Marvel and DC trades, as well as 5% off your physical order when you use the buttons on their site to order digital comics. 

Direct download: DPS95_Dorman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am CST
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Double Page Spread ep 94- Peter Bagge

Peter Bagge has one of the most legendary styles in indie comics history. His Buddy Bradley and "Hate" comics were a pivotal part of 90s Seattle underground culture and his work still shows up in a diverse array of places, from DC and Marvel to Mad magazine and political journals. He discusses overcoming the "slacker" and grunge stigma, engages in an extensive discussion of Zora Neale Hurston and race relations in light of Ferguson, and where he gets treated better- indie art shows or Wizard World. It's a funny conversation with many enlightening moments. 

 

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Direct download: DPS94_Bagge.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:39pm CST
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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!

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can preorder "Godzilla: Cataclysm" for 50% off!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, offering a line of peach and Georgia related essential oil fragrances during a limited time to celebrate Dragon*Con!

And check out King Bone Press- preorder now for their fall release titles. Only $5 for 3 excellent digital releases of excellent titles like Bulletproof Chicken and Hellbillies!

Direct download: DPS93_Wachter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am CST
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Double Page Spread likes to talk a lot about all ages comics and books that can appeal to both kids and parents equally. In this episode Wendi interviews Tom Fowler, who has worked for every major company, but now is the artist on "Howtoons (Re)Ignition" with writer Fred Van Lente. This Image title combines detailed instructions of DIY science experiments of varying degrees with a fun narrative of kids surviving by their wits. They discuss the difficulties of drawing science experiments, the problems with fan art, getting back to finding joy in drawing and more.

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As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, celebrating Dragon*Con in Atlanta with a line of hair and body products celebrating the state peach.

Direct download: DPS92_Fowler.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:15pm CST
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Wendi offers up her opinions on the Milo Manara "Spider-Woman" variant and free speech. Then she gets into it with the affable Steve Bryant, discussing unmade David Lynch projects, what it's really like at SDCC for small press vendors and speculating what the comics from his children's generation will be like. Steve has the upcoming "Athena Voltaire Compendium" coming from Dark Horse and discusses creating an original daredevil lady pulp character and all the classic style of storytelling involved.

You can pre-order "Athena Voltaire" from DCBS for 50% off and get a special custom bookplate! www.dcbservice.com.

This show is also brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, presenting a line of Georgia themed fragrances to commemorate Dragon*Con! Check out their peachy musks, peanut aromas and more for a limited time.

Direct download: DPS91_Bryant.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:56pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 90- SDCC

Wendi goes to San Diego Comic Con and gets to interview some fantastic creators!

Eisner Award winner Vivek Tiwary talks about Brian Epstein and the Beatles, his latest Broadway venture and Wendi tries to pry out Fifth Beatle movie casting news!

Royden Lepp shares his sepia tinged kid friendly robot vision in Archaia comic "Rust". They dish on whether its better to date a samurai or a ninja and he has some movie news of his own!

Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha bring "Fables" to an end! All the tears are held back, but Bucky talks about the joy of writing animal stories in "Fairest" and his ongoing work in "Dead Boy Detectives" from Vertigo and reuniting with Neil Gaiman in "Miracleman".

Eric Powell takes us through the seedier side of Chinatown in BOOM!'s "Big Trouble in Little China"! Ol' Jack Burton gets his first comic and "The Goon" creator talks about the influences of John Carpenter's work and what makes Kurt Russell such a dynamic screen presence.

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Direct download: DPS90_SDCC.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:40pm CST
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In this episode Wendi goes to Aw Yeah! Comics to celebrate the release of Oni Press' "The Life After" with writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Gabo! They discuss the new book and it's concepts of spirituality and purgatory as well as his previous work on "The Bunker" and "I, Vampire". Then he makes suicide sound very appealing.

Next is a conversation with Mike Federali, organizer of Tidewater Con, an upstart comic convention in Virginia Beach. He's an energetic, enthusiastic proponent of really making comics part of the community for everyone. He's assembled this convention with guests like Sam Huntington, Joel Hodgson, Pop Mahn, Nancy Collins and more. In the wake of SDCC it's interesting to hear someone from the other end of organizing discuss cosplay issues, the evolution of artists alley and what the real logistics are.

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. This month is Vertigo month! Get half off their bundle of new Vertigo titles, as well as the hardcover of Scott Snyder's "The Wake" and new book "The Names". 

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, bringing you limited edition fragrances based on fantastic properties such as Kelly Sue DeConnick's "Pretty Deadly" and David Mack's "Kabuki".

 

Direct download: DPS89_Fialkov.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:15am CST
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Double Page Spread ep 88- Black Nerd Culture

Just in time for Marvel to announce a black Captain America! It's DPS Live from Third Coast Comics in Chicago!

Wendi is joined by documentary filmmaker Tony G. Williams (Carbonerdious: the Rise of Black Nerd Culture), retailer Terry Gant and podcast mogul Darrell Taylor. It's a hilarious and raucous time as Wendi lets loose on the ignorant #firerickremender blogger and the group tackles race relations such as Reginald Hudlin and the Black Panther/Storm relationship, why black characters generally have lightning/electrical powers, rappers dressed like Spawn and the legacy of Dwayne MacDuffie and Milestone. 

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As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, featuring their limited edition line of fragrances based on David Mack's "Kabuki". 

Direct download: DPS88_thirdcoast.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:55am CST
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Josh Emmons is a longtime partner of Four Star Studios, Chicago's greatest comics collective, with Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Sean Dove and Jenny Frison. Wendi tries to get him to dish on some of their highly anticipated projects, like the new Batman title "Grayson", and "Sundowners" from Image. 

It's a loose, fun conversation between friends on topics from the Muppet musicians, how Charles Xavier makes his money, the David Finch Wonder Woman controversy, and extensive Jim Steranko stories. 

So join in on the conversation and feel free to send feedback! You can always record an mp3 and send it to doublepagespread@gmail.com or Wendi will read your letters on the air.

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Direct download: DPS87_Emmons.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:08am CST
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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! 

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, bringing you fat discounts on all your favorite titles every month as well as 50% off preoders of new Marvel trades.

And Black Phoenix Alchemy lab, now featuring limited edition fragrances based on the new Jim Jarmusch film, "Only Lovers Left Alive", starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston.

Direct download: DPS86_WW_DelRey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm 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".

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can order the new reissues of Moebius' work at deep discounts, as well as all the latest releases at tremendous prices every day!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, featuring a new line of scents based on the Jim Jarmusch vampire film, "Only Lovers Left Alive", so you can smell like Tilda Swinton or Tom Hiddleston!

Direct download: DPS85_jodo.mp3
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.
 
Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, bringing you the best in customer service and fantastic 50% off bargains every month. Check out @instocktrades on twitter for their deal of the week.
 
Also visit Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, now featuring custom limited edition perfumes based on Kelly Sue DeConnick's comic "Pretty Deadly" and David Mack's "Kabuki".

 

Direct download: DPS84_Pugh.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 12:02am CST
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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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Check out our sponsor, DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can preorder books for 50% off such as Skottie Young's new "Rocket Raccoon" series.
 
Also Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, who have a new line of fragrances based on Kelly Sue DeConnick's popular "Pretty Deadly" series.
Direct download: DPS83_Cook.mp3
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!

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, providing 50% off preorders of Marvel and DC trades, as well as incredible discounts of bundles of comics every day.

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Direct download: DPS82_C2E2.mp3
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!

As always, brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where it's still easy to order digital comics through the Comixology and My Digital Comics buttons on their home page, and save 5% on your physical order.

Don't forget Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, providing custom limited edition gothic scents for over 10 years! 

Direct download: DPS81_kickstarter1.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 12:13pm CST
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Double Page Spread ep 79- Doug Jones

Actor Doug Jones has had one of the most fascinating and prolific careers on film. He has used his unique characteristics to portray fantastical creatures and monsters in projects such as Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Falling Skies and Hocus Pocus. He opens up to Wendi about Del Toro stories, the kindness of David Hyde Pierce, playing a mutant kangaroo twice(!) and endless mime puns!

Brought to you by the Sci Fi Spectacular, Sat April 12, at the Patio theater in Chicago (6008 Irving Park Rd). 16 hours of sci fi films including the Dead Zone, Legend, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Pan's Labyrinth, and an Escape from NY costume contest! 

Be sure to follow "Terror in the Aisles" on FB for upcoming events. Portions of the proceeds from this event go to support Vital Bridges, providing help for AIDS patients in the Chicago area.

Also brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you 50% off preordered Marvel and DC trades, as well as a full subscription service.

And Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, offering a wide array of perfumes and body products to satisfy the fantastical in you.

Direct download: DPS79_Jones.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 2:38pm 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

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you exclusive variant covers and great deals you won't find anywhere else. Follow @instocktrades on twitter for their deal of the week.

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, fine purveyors of custom limited edition perfumes and body products. Go check out how you can order an assortment of imps- little sample vials to try out some of the amazing smells I'm always telling you about!

Direct download: DPS79_Calero..mp3
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.

Brought to you by DCBS, where you can pre-order Marvel and DC trades at 50% off!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, providing new and creative perfume experiences based on some of your favorite characters and properties, such as Neil Gaiman's "Coraline".

Direct download: DPS78_CBBears.mp3
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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.

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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. 

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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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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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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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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:32am CST
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Aw Yeah Comics crew of Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani have been bringing all ages joy for years through "Tiny Titans", "Superman Family Adventures", the Aw Yeah! podcast and their own family friendly store. Now they're ready to expand their empire of fun with a new self published comic featuring some recognizable names and exciting new creators! You can help fund it through a Kickstarter with some innovative incentive ideas. So join Wendi, Art and Franco with Chris Smits and Alejandro Rosado as they let you in on the upcoming hijinx of Aw Yeah Comics!

Donate here- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1197720703/aw-yeah-comics

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This episode is part 2 of the crossover event between DPS and the "Earth 2 Podcast Presents- The Boob Toob" tv podcast. In this episode Wendi is joined by co hosts Bobgar Ornelas and Daniel Pua to talk the series finale of "Fringe" and the season finale of "Homeland". Spoilers ahoy!

Check out part 1 as well as other great episodes on iTunes or at http://earth2network.podbean.com/

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Category:pop culture -- posted at: 1:30am CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 7:52pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 7:43pm CST
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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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Category:literature -- posted at: 9:40am CST
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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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Direct download: DPS33_Terry.mp3
Category:literature -- posted at: 10:16am CST
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