We're celebrating 50 episodes of the Bleed with a special two-part My Little Pony EXTRAVA-BONANZA-GANZA!
On Part One, we welcome Brenda Hickey, Agnes Garbowska, and Christina Rice to the podcast! Agnes and Brenda are both artists for the My Little Pony comic books including Friendship is Magic and Friends Forever, with Christina contributing scripts for the books as well.
On this week's episode, the group discusses another book from IDW, the relaunched Jem and the Holograms by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell!
The book is a wonderful blend of pop music, vibrant pastels, melodrama, and murder plots! But don't take the text's word for it, GO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!
Look for Part Two next week, when Sara Richard and Katie Cook stop by to talk the relaunched Archie!
We have more Black Mask goodness for ya this week as Joshua Hood joins the podcast!
With volume one of his hit comic We Can Never Go Home wrapping up, Josh is hard at work on the art of volume 2 but took time out of his schedule to chat with the Bleed about comics and more!
For this week's show Josh chose the Boom!Box hit comic, Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, and Shannon Watters! We read and discuss volume 1 of the series and how friggin' rad this comic is.
Next week is a MY LITTLE PONY extravaganza as we pull double duty with the Frienship is Magic and Friends Forever creative teams, including Christina Rice, Brenda Hickey, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard and Katie Cook!
It's another Hang Dai edition of the Bleed!
Prolific cartoonist Dean Haspiel joins the podcast and we discuss his upcoming release, Beef with Tomato! The collection of loosely autobiographical short stories will make it's print debut Sept. 19-20 at SPX in Bethesda, MD, and is available in stores shortly after.
We also discuss his work on the Fox, collaborations with Jonathan Ames, remembering Seth Kushner, and more INCLUDING the Pick of the Week!
And what a pick it is, as this week Dean discusses his idol Jack Kirby! We read one of Kirby's later DC projects, the high-concept action thriller One Man Army Corps aka OMAC!
Next Week: Another one of those hooligans from Black Mask joins the show, artist of We Can Never Go Home Josh Hood! Josh and Joe read and discuss the hit Boom!Box series Lumberjanes!
We're being invaded by Canucks! It's like a Skroce comic or something on this show.
Welcome the wonder Ed Brisson to the podcast; writer, artist, letterer, this guy does it all. He took time out of his busy schedule writing Image Comics The Mantle and Boom! Studios Cluster to come on the show and talk about his craft.
This week, Ed chose to read and discuss the seminal Spidey story Kraven's Last Hunt from Mike Zeck, J.M. DeMatteis, and Marvel comics. Considered by many to be among the greatest Spider-Man stories ever told, Ed explained how this comic continues to influence his sensibilities as a creator nearly 30 years after its original publication.
Next Week: We welcome another Hang Dai mastermind in the form of Dean Haspiel, cartoonist for Red Circle/Archie's The Fox! We're reading Dean's own semi-autobiographical collection Beef with Tomato as well as the eternally weird OMAC by Jack Kirby!
It's time to welcome the unsung hero of comic book creative teams: the Letterer.
And this week we're bringing on letterer extraordinaire, Ryan Ferrier! (It doesn't hurt that he also writes kick-ass comics, including D4VE and the upcoming D4VE2 from IDW.)
Ferrier spoke on the Bleed podcast about how he broke into the business, how the role of the letterer compares to that of a film editor, and how lettering his own comics benefits his writing style.
But that's not all, because he also brought the original work from Norwegian cartoonist Jason, the poignant graphic novel Hey, Wait...
Ed Brisson joins the podcast next week to discuss how he was inspired by the seminal Spidey story, Kraven's Last Hunt! We'll also discuss his work on books like The Mantle, Sheltered, and Cluster! (Plus, this guy letters comics, too! WAHOO!)
This week we are kicking off a new year of the Bleed with Fabian Rangel Jr., writer of Space Riders and Doc Unknown! Rangel Jr. has had an amazing 2015 and looks to capitalize on that success with MORE WORK! But before that he wants to geek out a little.
So that’s why we are reading a comic from some of his favorite creators, John Arcudi and James Harren and their new Image collaboration with Dave Stewart and Chris Eliopoulos, Rumble!
Next week another Black Mask talent joins the fray in the form of talented writer and letterer Ryan Ferrier! We’ll be reading and discussing Hey, Wait! by Jason.
While at San Diego Comic-Con Joe met Jeremy Konrad, contributor to the Mos Eisley Comic Port podcast and Bleeding Cool. They covered the Lucasfilm panel at Hall H.
It was magical, just in case you haven't heard, and this is the episode where Jeremy and Joe gush about the experience. And because we are still a comic book club, they used this opportunity to check out the flagship titles from Marvel's relaunch, Star Wars and Darth Vader!
Both books have amazing creators charting the new adventures: Jason Aaron, John Cassaday, Laura Martin, and Chris Eliopoulos plot the Rebellion's story while Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca, Edgar Delgado, and Joe Caramagna handle the Dark Lord of the Sith.
Next week sees rising star Fabian Rangel Jr. join the podcast to discuss Image Comics' Rumble by John Arcudi, James Harren, Dave Stewart, and Chris Eliopoulos (again!?)!
We're back for our first post-Comic-Con show, hitting the ground running! This week sees Swifty Lang of kick-ass studio Hang Dai Editions join the podcast.
Lang discusses working with Skuds McKinley, artist of their Archaia collaboration Plunder, as well as modern piraters and Cronenberg films.
And he's brought with him Charles Burns' classic story, Black Hole. Have you read it? Pretty awesome, right? Also, pretty insane.
Tune in next week when Monica Gallagher stops by to discuss Strangers in Paradise vol. 2 by Terry Moore!
What a wonderful weekend! We hope yours was great as well. Joe covered the latest Comic-Con International for Bleeding Cool and had a blast in the process.
He managed to catch up with friends old and new including Zander Cannon, Stuart Moore, Joe Harris, and Brandon Montclare!
Check out the latest episode to see what these awesome creators were up to at the Con and find out what made them excited on the show floor!
Next week will have Swifty Lang join the show to discuss his book from Archaia, Plunder, as well as the classic Charles Burns-penned epic, Black Hole.
You might remember we read a little book called Kaijumax on the podcast.This week sees the book's creator join the show, Zander Cannon! This prolific cartoonist's work can also be seen in his own book Heck or the Top 10 with Alan Moore and Gene Ha, and you can find his latest title online or at the LCS through Oni Press.
Cannon, based in Minneapolis, MN, decided to go with some from a local creator, so he chose Peter Wartman's graphic novel Over the Wall, released by Uncivilized Books.
Next week welcomes Swifty Lang to the podcast, writer of Plunder from BOOM! Studios. Lang will be discussing the indie classic Black Hole by Charles Burns as well as his own work.