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Now displaying: September, 2016

where your favorite creators come to geek out

Sep 28, 2016

We're back with a look at Panel Exploration, the inaugural event from Omaha Bound and Tim Benson!

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Benson started Panel Exploration as a way to foster more growth and communication in Omaha's burgeoning art scene, bringing creators like Stan Sakai and Phil Hester to town for discussions and workshops.

We discuss their first event and what Benson hopes to do for the future, as well as the book club's Pick of the Week in the form of Usagi Yojimbo!

This week we talk about Volume 18 of the long-running series, titled Travels with Jotaro. If you've never read a page of the classic Usagi Yojimbo before, don't be afraid! This comic is perfect for new readers, so dive right in!

Tim on Usagi Yojimbo v18:
"It really is something you can just pick up. It didn't matter to me that we start with volume 8 or volume 1. So Volume 18 was just as good as any other ... I kind of wanted to prove or test whether or not you could start in the middle. Sometimes you pick up a book and there's SO much history, you feel like you've missed something. But I always felt in Usagi Yojimbo you just simply understood that you're meeting a character that has history, just like when you're meeting a new person, they have history but you don't feel like you've missed something."

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

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Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 00:58:08

Sep 12, 2016
STRANGERS IN PARADISE v2 with Monica Gallagher

It's time for a bi-weekly schedule because Joe is busy! WahooOOO! Let's use this opportunity to dig into some of our favorite podcasts thus far, shall we?

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Here's a classic episode of the Reboot Comic Book Club with friend Monica Gallagher! On the docket: realistic possibilities of lakeside werewolf attacks, first jobs, bar-hosted micro-cons, and her new Kickstarter campaign for webcomic Bonnie N. Collide—Nine to Five! We also discuss the collected release of her Oni Press title, Part-Time Princesses!

Gallagher has chosen the slice-of-life-turned-crime-epic from Terry MooreStrangers in Paradise! Specifically, we're reading Volume 2 but it was so damn good that Joe had to go back and read the first collection just to be sure that the bat-shit crazy turn in this story is truly unheralded (it is). 

Purchase Bonnie N. Collide and more from Monica's storefront!

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

Runtime: 1:02:32

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Sep 5, 2016
Declan Shalvey reads HEARTLAND

First of all, congratulations to our latest guest Declan Shalvey on the news of his engagement to comic color artist Jordie Bellaire! We're very happy for them and wish them the best!

Now come listen to Declan talk about some awesome comics!

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While we've discussed Declan's work on this show in the past (with special guest Frank Barbiere), this marks the artist's first time on the podcast to discuss a work he's admired.

Declan is revered for his collaborations with Warren Ellis, including the acclaimed creator-owned series Injection as well as a rejuvenating run with the Marvel character  Moon Knight. He's currently finishing his first written-and-drawn project for Marvel, a story about Nick Fury running in the Civil War 2 anthology series, Choosing Sides, as well as providing backup story art for Scott Snyder's All-Star Batman.

Yeah, the dude is busy.

We really appreciate Declan taking time from his schedule to discuss a little known one-shot spinning out of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Hellblazer run called Heartland. The story also has art contributions by color artist Daniel Vozzo and letterer Clem Robbins. Set in Belfast, Ireland in the early '90s, the story focuses on Kathy AKA Kit, Constantine's ex-girlfriend, in a story that really has nothing to do with Constantine or the occult, no magic, no demons, but tons of cigarettes.

Declan on Heartland:
"I was a big fan of Preacher when it was coming out. Growing up in Ireland, I didn't really get much access to comics. I was able to get Preacher because there was trade paperbacks, so I could go to a bookstore and get them. But I managed to get to a comic book store one time and I saw this ... so I picked it up. And I think it's probably had more of an effect on me as a storyteller than anything else I've ever read. Having read Preacher, I expected some grossest violence, maybe some humor, nuanced characters and whatnot. What I got was this really compelling piece of family drama. I don't think I'd ever read any non-genre comic book before..."

Music: "Chipfunk" by Emmett Plant

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Presented by Comics Bulletin

Runtime: 00:53:46

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