This week is special because we welcome back old friend and co-host David Dissanayake! David used to write for both Bleeding Cool and ComicBook.com but is now helping with Marketing and PR for new publication house Magnetic Press!
And to celebrate both Magnetic's first year in comics and their award nominations, we are reading the Eisner-nominated original graphic novel by Tony Sandoval, Doomboy! The story of a young metal guitarist trying to cope with the death of a close friend, the story is an intimate portrayal of insecurity, compassion, and music in the face of loss and dispair. It's friggin' beautiful, too.
Next week we welcome the entire creative team of new Oni Press graphic novel, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse v1! We look forward to welcoming Greg Smith, Mike Tanner, and Zach Lehner to the show!
This week's episode sees David Klein joining the podcast. A New York resident and veteran comics creator, Klein joined Sam and Joe to discuss his latest project, an original graphic novel called the Golem's Voice.
And our guest has brought along a wonderful visual story released from Scholastic by the immensely talented Shaun Tan, the Arrival. This story is a surreal yet personal look at immigrating from one land to another and the inevitable struggles of forging a new home and life. It is wonderful storytelling without a single written letter.
On the next show, old friend David Dissanayake visits his old stomping grounds to discuss the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Doomboy!
On this week's episode we welcome the creators of Boom! Studio's THOMAS ALSOP, Chris Miskiewicz and Palle Schmidt! The occult hit's first four issues were recently collected as a trade with the concluding volume to follow shortly. Listen to us review it and not mention the words "Constantine" or "Hellblazer" not even once!
We also discuss the DC Comics classic from Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. You've read it. We've read it. Come listen to us jabber about what we think about it and how it affected us.
Next week we will have comics veteran David Klein joining the program, bringing along the amazing graphic story THE ARRIVAL by Shaun Tan.
This show sees the return of old friend Tucker Stone, US Sales & Marketing Director of Nobrow! Instead of reading more kickass Copra comics (trust us, we'll get there), Tucker elected to go with something a bit more old school. More old school than Copra, you ask?
We're reading the Tim Truman classic, Hawkworld. This 1993 3-issue limited series kicked off a bold new era in the world of Hawkman and Hawkgirl and is often overlooked when compared to other stories released in the same era. But Hawkworld might be the cream of the crop.
On the next episode we welcome Boom! Studios creators of Thomas Alsop, Chris Miskiewicz and Palle Schmidt! They've brought the Frank Miller masterpiece the Dark Knight Returns along with them!