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Now displaying: July, 2016

where your favorite creators come to geek out

Jul 18, 2016
Sophie Campbell reads AVENGE BY JEMMA SALUME

Make sure you prep for San Diego Comic-Con with our amazing new podcast featuring Sophie Campbell! Welcome, Sophie, to the Reboot Comic Book Club!

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You probably know Sophie from her wonderfully funny livetweets of films like Star Wars, Fant4stic Four, and Prometheus. 

Oh, and you probably have seen her amazing artwork in titles like Wet MoonGlory, and Jem and the Holograms

This week we discuss the Oni Press rereleases of Wet Moon, how she depicts music in a comic book, and why comics are the best medium for her to tell stories.

And for her pick of the week, Sophie chose an independent self-published comic by Jemma Salume called Avenge! Sophie comes from a tabletop RPG background, while I played a ton of RPG video games, and we both found a lot to love about this wonderful fantasy story.

Go read Avenge RIGHT NOW before you listen to the show, and then come back to hear us gush about its details and aesthetic!

Sophie on Avenge:
"I'm a big fan of Jemma's stuff and she posted a link to her comic on Gumroad on her Tumblr or whatever, and I was like 'Oh my god! She's finally done this full-length comic colored! It's this whole complete thing!' I bought it immediately and read it, and was like, 'this is what we should talk about.' ... I thought it was super good.  I also love silent comics with no words. This hit my sweet spot, so to speak."

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

@woeisjoe @mooncalfe1

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 01:04:32

Jul 11, 2016
Janelle Asselin reads THE RED VIRGIN AND THE VISION OF UTOPIA

She's been super busy relocating halfway across the country, but she still made time to join the Reboot Comic Book Club! I am proud to welcome Janelle Asselin to the podcast!

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Known for her eclectic career in the comics industry, Janelle has edited comics for the biggest publishers, written wonderful critiques and interviews with Comics Alliance and Graphic Policy, and is now publishing romance comics through her company Rosy Press.

In the wake of yet another successful Kickstarter for their romance anthology Fresh Romance, Rosy Press partnered with Oni Press to bring the trade paperback to stores everywhere.

Janelle discusses the romance genre and what it means to storytelling, the frustrating state of the direct market comics industry, successful Kickstarter campaigns, and the challenges of running a comic publisher.

And on top of all that, we also discuss her pick of the week, Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot's The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia! The Dark Horse OGN chronicles the struggles and late life of French anarchist Louise Michel and how she helped ignite a social revolution.

Janelle on The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia:
"Mary and Bryan, when they collaborate, seem to do these really interesting feminist works that... should be talked about more in the comics industry. I bought this a couple weeks ago when I was at a comic shop and just thought it looked fascinating. I am personally very interested in socialism and there's sort of an air of socialism about the whole story that I really like. But it's also a story I was not familiar with at all, I'd never heard of Louise Michel. So it was great for me because it was super educational. [Laughs]"

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

@woeisjoe @gimpnelly

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 00:56:16

Jul 4, 2016
Nick Filardi reads APOCALYPTIGIRL: AN ARIA FOR THE END TIMES

Happy Independence Day! We're so excited to welcome excellent colorist Nick Filardi to the Reboot Comic Book Club!

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Nick brings wonderful discussion and keen insight into the role of the colorist, how he makes his impact on the comics he's working on, and what his favorite kind of comics are. 

His profile has steadily increased over the years to the point where he is one of the highly regarded colorists among contemporary creators, plying his craft on titles like Powers with Mike Oeming and Brian Bendis.

Nick and I also discuss two of his latest titles from Oni Press, Chris Sebela and Robert Wilson IV's Heartthrob and Janet Harvey and Megan LevensAngel City, two unique approaches to genre stories with strong visual identities. 

How does he create his pallets and what sort of visual cues does he like to create for his work? LISTEN TO THE DAMN PODCAST TO FIND OUT!

We also discuss Nick's pick for the week, Andrew MacLean's instant classic ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times.

Nick on ApocalyptiGirl:
"The mark of a good comic was that I finished it and I was thinking about it through the day. And I wanted more of the world. I wished that it was slower so that I could read more. You know what I mean? I want to know more about the warring clans, I want to know more about the ONE mechs that came down. I want more of everything. I could easily—I'm sure that Andrew could write a second trade and I'd be just as blown away. The world is just so rich."

We also spoke about Brent Schoonover, who also contributed to my dick sketchbook at Phoenix Comicon, and because Nick demanded it here is the dick that he drew:

Tremor Dick, by Brent Schoonover

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

@woeisjoe @nickfil

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 00:55:29

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