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In lieu of the holidays absolutely destroying me with busy-ness I've decided to take it easy this week.

No worries though. You can expect the usual rambling blog posts to return asap.

I'm just really tired.

And whiny.

And trying to mentally prepare myself for all the "2014 oh no damnit I meant to write 2015" mistakes I'll be making in the coming months.

It's a tough life.

Anway. We hope you all had an amazing holiday and be safe this new year. Enjoy the episode!

-Jr.

Direct download: 12.27.2014_Episode_145.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 5:05pm EST
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It makes me really happy when cool people do funny things.

It also makes me happy when those same cool people troll the living hell out of people trying to take advantage of Black Friday.

This week we talk about how one company managed to convince 30,000 people to buy actual poop on Black Friday. The funny part is those 30,000 people were all aware of what they were buying and it still sold out. It sold out. Meaning they had a large supply of it...and enough people bought it to the point where there wasn't any left to sell. This is a serious story. Nothing I've typed in the last paragraph is false. Need proof? Click here. I'll be the first to admit I was 2 clicks away from owning it myself. I, like many it seems, was convinced that there had to be something more to it. And I, like many, was wrong.

I'm not sure if the proper lesson is "Live and Learn" or just simply "Always read the FAQ". Or maybe "Don't expect much on Black Friday from a company that clearly hates Black Friday." I suppose the answer is All Of The Above.

In other news: The Art Mercenary is back! The Steampunk Savage himself Brett Kelley joined us this week to talk poop, BKV, and he even pitched a new book he's really digging.

Does it get any better than that?

The answer is no. Enjoy, folks.

-Jr.

Direct download: 12.18.2014_Episode_144.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 6:50pm EST
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Before you start ruthlessly mocking me: Yes. I spent the entire episode calling it episode 142 despite it being episode 143. Can you please just leave me alone and let me brood in my own stupidity? Thanks.

Now that we got that out of the way.

Our guest this week is Rob Balchunas! It had been a crazy long time since we last had the pleasure of talking with Rob so his return was an exciting time for us. Really most of the episode is Alex and me grilling Rob about all the cool stuff he's done over the past year. Like this. Did you spot him? Neat, right??

-Jr.

Direct download: 12.12.2014_Episode_143.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 4:54pm EST
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You ever have that moment when you're talking to an artist/creator at a convention and they're just really cool?

This week's guest is that guy.

His name is Rich Woodall and he's the creator of the indie hit Johnny Raygun! Not only has he created his own book but his work has also been featured in books like Invincible, Savage Dragon, and Atomic Robo to name a few. Check out our interview with him and you'll hear all about his upcoming projects and some neat stories chronicling what it's like to break into the industry.

If you're looking to catch up on the rest of Rich's work you should definitely click this link and buy everything you see there. Then while you're reading all the things you just bought you can listen to us ask Rich questions! How cool is that?!?

So cool!

Enjoy!

-Jr.

Direct download: 12.4.2014_Episode_142.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:59am EST
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