Friday, September 15, 2017

#257 - You're So Wizard...



HOSTS: Dan, Scott

NEWS/TALK: Force Friday, Jason Aaron ends his run on Star Wars

COMICS: Star Wars Adventures #1, Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu #1, Hero Squared Omnibus, Venomverse #1, Stray Vol. 1

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Friday, September 8, 2017

#256 - Because...Diversity?


HOSTS: Dan, Scott

NEWS/TALK: belated Wonder Woman movie talk, Marvel's questionable creative decisions, some Defenders talk

COMICS: War Mother #1, Star Wars #35, Hi-Fi Fight Club #1, The Walking Dead #171






Friday, September 1, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Past, Present, and Future with...Juan José Fernández!

Juan José Fernández is a visual artist and comics community organizer, most recently named as one of “Pittsburgh’s Creative Forces: 12 People to Meet in 2017” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and one of seven 2016 Fuerza awardees by Café Con Leche for providing Pittsburgh Latinx leadership. A native of Venezuela, he resides in Pittsburgh where he co-organizes the annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair, writes and provides educational outreach for the Comics Workbook Workshop Residency in Swissvale, and leads the Pittsburgh Comics Salon. Juan studied at Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy and Comics Making at the Center for Cartoon Studies.

You can reach him at fernandez.juan.j@gmail.com or see his work at http://juan-fernandez.tumblr.com/.

Photo Credit: Njamie Njie


Past, Present, and Future with...Juan José Fernández!
What got you into comics? Was it a specific issue, a certain person, a tv show, etc?

"Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in my high school library collection lit a fire in my heart for the form but it was finding the comics of Rachel Masilamani at Bill Boichel’s Copacetic Comics in Pittsburgh that got me to put pen to paper."


What are you working on these days? 

"I spin a lot of plates. I co-organize the Pittsburgh zine fair with Christina Lee, Raiona Gaydos and Maggie Negrete - foster a local space for incubating pittsburgh’s comics thinking through making called the Pittsburgh Comics Salon - I’m working on the 5th issue of Dog City, an anthology that I co-edit with. And a special project called “Field Station” that is in the stages of forming. I like to work on a lot of things at once, but above all with others. I remind myself often that in all of this, despite what people want to tell you in life, there is no finish line."


Do you have a dream project? 

"A daily strip that was my main source of income. It’s a pipe dream."


What one piece of creative advice would you give? 

"Be like water."


Thanks Juan!

Friday, June 16, 2017

#254 - The Skittles of Lightsabers



We had a great night recording live at Coffee Buddha. We want to thank Mike and the CB staff for hosting us.

HOSTS: Dan, Scott

COMICS: Batman #24, Darth Vader #1, Spencer & Locke #1, Kaijumax Vol. 2




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

#253 - Comic Book Podcasting Panel at 3 Rivers Comicon!


Dan, Scott, and Shawn joined Ian, Paul, and Matt from the McSoss Podcast and Will from the Panel Riot Podcast last week at 3 Rivers Comicon. We had a great time getting to know each other, talking about our humble beginnings, and discussing the ups & downs of podcasting.





Thursday, May 25, 2017

#252 - Comic Mixer at Coffee Buddha


Dan and Jared were invited to Coffee Buddha for their after hours Comic Mixer with local comics creators Jeremy Baum and Nils Balls. We talked with Jeremy and Nils about their past and current projects and had a brief conversation about some recent comics.