Thu, 29 April 2021
I got my 2nd Covid vaccine shot today and as of this writing I'm feeling great but, given all that I have read and seen on the internet, that's subject to change within the next few hours. So, I'm writing this the day before posting in the hopes that my planning ahead will work out for the best and all I have to do is click "publish" tomorrow afternoon. And yes, I usually write these posts that no one reads mere minutes before posting the episodes...what can I say? I'm a lifelong procrastinator.
Annnnnnnyway. We have an extra long episode for you this week but it's with good reason: we got to talk with Ben Templesmith.
For those who might be unaware or unfamiliar, Ben is an incredibly talented artist and writer who co-created 30 Days of Night and also created titles such as Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Welcome to Hoxford, and he recently started his own Instagram webcomic Urnakk Black Blood.
We cover a pretty wide range of topics in our chat with Ben, but if you're looking for more or want to support him and his artistic endeavors, you can check out his Patreon page, his website, or hopefully in the near future, meet him at a show. Until then, we hope you dig this week's jam; Ben is a great dude to chat with and we can't thank him enough for stopping by.
Direct download: 4.23.2021_Episode_427.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT
Fri, 16 April 2021
This episode is all about old friends, new friends, and the rad things they make. In this case, it's a graphic novel called The Monuments and, as of this writing, it's currently crushing it over on Kickstarter.
The aforementioned friends? Well longtime listeners of the show will be thrilled to hear that Michael Bracco is making his long-awaited return and this time he's joined by one of his creative partners-in-crime, Mike Isenberg! Michael and Mike along with Oliver Mertz have created an amazing new world and after years of planning and collaboration, they're finally ready to bring the story to life.
Even though the campaign is already more than halfway completed, and even though they've absolutely demolished their goal and subsequent stretch-goals, we still couldn't wait to chat about this book. Gigantic mechs? Unsolved mysteries spanning hundreds of years? Past/present timelines slowly revealing the truth? Sign me up. Take my money.
Check out our chat with Michael and Mike, learn about The Monuments and, if there's still time, head on over to the Kickstarter and check it out first-hand because hot damn, it looks rad.
Direct download: 4.14.2021_Episode_426.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT