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Now displaying: August, 2016

where your favorite creators come to geek out

Aug 22, 2016
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou reads Suicide Squad #10

We're helping Comics Bulletin celebrate the Suicide Squad with our discussion of Issue 10, "Up Against the Wall," and we're having Hassan Osmane-Elhaou on the show!

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Hassan brings a critical eye to the comic's visuals, analyzing this superhero masterwork from John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell, Bob Lewis and Todd Klein. Take a look at what our own Ardo Omer has to say about this issue as a part of our ongoing features focused on the Suicide Squad.

Hassan took time from making his wonderful Strip Panel Naked videos and his Snapshot column for Comics Bulletin to join the podcast, so make sure you check out his features if you like what you hear on this episode.

Hassan on Suicide Squad #10:
"If you have an interest in art, in terms of drawing, McDonnell and Lewis, the inker, do some really really beautiful work with lighting. They're always very aware of where the light source is coming from and how that's going to affect the characters. I mentioned the panel on page 19 where there's a very clear, obvious overhead light on the Squad and you can see the edges of the light. But even in the very first page starts out with the priest and another chap ... where they're going into what looks like a cell... And it's rendered where they're both completely in silhouette with two overhead lights and ... thin panels on the ground from where the light's cast. You can tell from the very first page, and the the second panel that you see is someone flicking the light on, and I think that's a great explanation of how well and how overt the use of lighting is in this story."

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Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

@woeisjoe @HassanOE

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 00:48:10

Aug 1, 2016
San Diego Comic-Con 2016 with Emi Lenox, Gene Luen Yang, and Zander Cannon

SPECIAL SDCC 2016 EPISODE, PRESENTED WITH WOMEN WRITE ABOUT COMICS

Emi Lenox of Plutona and Tadaima!

Zander Cannon of Kaijumax and Heck!

Gene Luen Yang of American Born Chinese and New Super-Man!

The latest episode of the Reboot Comic Book Club checks in with all of these guests at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in a special co-hosted by Comics Bulletin Publisher Mark Stack and Editor In Chief of Women Write About Comics Megan Purdy!

TIMESTAMPS
00:00:00 — Show Intro
00:07:55 — Gene Luen Yang interview w/ Mark Stack
00:16:48 — Favorite Independent/Small Press comics
00:21:40 — Emi Lenox interview w/ Joe
00:44:01 — Black Comix Panel, Where are the Webcomics?
00:54:47 — Zander Cannon interview w/ Joe
01:08:30 — Our favorite movie trailers (aka Mark goes crazy over the Justice League footage)

It's that time of the year again when corporate interests and media blitzes intersect in the city of San Diego, forcing its denizens to retreat indoors whilst the freaks descend upon the Gaslamp, spreading terror and swag throughout the streets in the hunt for celebrities to take selfies with.

But this cluster of corporate consumerism allows an opportunity for the biggest and best name sin comics to congregate in one amorphous drunken haze during which everyone makes bad decisions. 

We discuss the worst of the bad decisions we made, including wearing shoes to the con that serve an aesthetic better than comfort, bad Chinese food, $9 beer at the Eisners, and much more.

Let us take you on a journey to a place filled with swag bags, smelly exhibiters, and unhelpful security guards.

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

@woeisjoe @MarkOStack @theMeganPurdy

Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 01:19:22

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