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Now displaying: January, 2015

where your favorite creators come to geek out

Jan 29, 2015
RAT QUEENS vol. 1 with Jimmie Robinson

Say hello to the one and only Jimmie Robinson!

Jimmie has created some great titles for Image Comics and its Shadowline inprint, including-but-not-limited-to Five WeaponsBomb Queen (parts I-VII), and, coming February 2015, The Empty. A multi-talented artist who fully scripts all of his own work, he's the perfect guest for the Bleed and talked at length about his career, the strong protagonists in his stories, diversity in comics, and the pick of the week.

Up next: RAT QUEENS, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch. The Queens have taken the world by storm as evident in Tumblr feeds and Con cosplay, so we decided to see what the fuss was all about. What do we think? Listen to the show and find out!

Our following show will have the creative team of Rocket Girl and hosts of PODCORNAmy Reeder and Brandon Montclare! We'll be talking about Starlight from Mark Millar and Goran Parlov, so you really shouldn't miss it.

Yell at us on social media with #theBleedBC or email us what you saw on your vision quest at thebleed.bookclub@gmail.com!

Jimmie Robinson's website
Purchase Bomb Queen from Amazon or Comixology
Purchase Five Weapons from Amazon or Comixology 
Purchase Rat Queens from Amazon or Comixology
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Jan 22, 2015
PLANETARY #8 with Lawrence Marvit

We welcome Lawrence Marvit to this week's episode of the Bleed!

Lawrence is a cartoonist and educator, nominated for an Eisner Award for his work on his original graphic novel from Slave Labor Graphics, Sparks: An Urban Fairytale

Currently, he is self-publishing an ongoing story about gods and what happens when people stop believing in them. Approaching the drama and intrigue of gods through the eye of criminal noire storytelling, Myths from the Underground is one of the most innovative and creative webcomics today (and it's pretty to look at, too).

Lawrence brings with him the second entry to our reading list from creative mastermind Warren Ellis. We're reading his collaboration with John Cassady and Laura MartinPLANETARY.

Specifically, Lawrence wanted to read issue #8 from the series, titled the Day the Earth Turned Slower. An ode to the horror films produced during the Red Scare (and so much more), this single comic is a perfect amalgam of what made the entire series of Planetary so special. 

Next week we will welcome Jimmie Robinson to the program, writer and artist on such prolific titles as Bomb Queen, Five Weapons, and coming next month from Image Comics, THE EMPTY

We will be reading a fellow comic from the Shadowline imprint, RAT QUEENS! So sound off on social media with #theBleedBC! Or email us at thebleed.bookclub@gmail.com!

Lawrence Marvit's website
Read Myths from the Underground
Purchase Sparks: An Urban Fairytale from SLG's website
Purchase Planetary #8 from Comixology
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Jan 16, 2015
SCALPED vol. 1 with James Asmus

This week our friend James Asmus is joining the program! 

James is the writer of Valiant titles the Delinquents and Quantum and Woody MUST DIE! He's also done a bunch of Marvel stuff including an excellent run on Gambit as well as issues of Superior Foes of Spider-Man

Panel from Quantum and Woody MUST DIE!

And he's brought along an excellent comic to read as well. What's that, you ask? Well, if you must know (and you probably should if you're going to listen to us rant for 90 minutes), we are reading the excellent Scalped by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guerra!

Next week will be a slight change of pace as we discuss a single issue for once, Planetary #8 with Eisner-nomined comic creator Lawrence Marvit! So dig in your back issues for that classic from Warren Ellis and John Cassidy, and if you haven't read Lawrence's EXCELLENT webcomic, Myths from the Underground, check it out HERE! And chime in with your own thoughts with #theBleedBC!

 

James Asmus' tumblr
Purchase Scalped from Comixology or Amazon
Theme Song: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Jan 8, 2015
MOON KNIGHT vol. 1 with Frank Barbiere

We're back from our Winter Break and BETTER THAN EVER! To help us kick off the New Year, we brought on Frank Barbiere. If you haven't heard of Frank, go back and relive the year 2014 because you were obviously doing something wrong. 

Frank writes the extremely successful Five Ghosts from Image Comics, as well as Solar, Man of the Atom for Dynamite/Gold Key, and Avengers World for Marvel among many others. We talk to Frank about his love of comics and why he does what he does, how he plans to top his amazing year in 2014, and the status of the Five Ghosts pilot over at the SyFy Network (or is it Sci-Fi?).

This week, we are discussing the excellent Marvel relaunch of Moon Knight by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire. Six issues of done-in-one fun, yet weaving a greater tapestry in the complex life of Marc Spector, Moon Knight is one of the best releases of 2014. Want to hear the guys geek out? OF COURSE YOU DO!

Next week we will be discussing Scalped with our great friend James Asmus! So join in and hear us crack jokes, that's really all we're good at. And chime in with your own thoughts with #theBleedBC!

 

Frank Barbiere's website
Purchase Moon Knight from Comixology or Amazon
Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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