Episode 34: Greg Epinoza & Jill Patterson

April 3, 2016

Interview with Greg Espinoza of Pug.

Interview the Jill Patterson of Orange County Public Libraries. Patterson’s SDCC recommended reads:

  • Babes in Arms: Women in the Comics During WWII by Trina Robbins and Barbara Hall
  • Brenda Starr: The Complete Pre-Code Comic Books Vol 2 by Jerry Iger Studio and Dale Messick
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis 
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • Archie #1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Uprooted and the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik
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Episode 33: Noelle Stevenson & John Green

April 3, 2016

Live from the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA comes another pair of outstanding interviews!

First up, the creator of Nimona and a co-creator of Lumberjanes, tumblr famous as @gingerhaze, Noelle Stevenson!  She talked with Jack about breaking into comics, the inspiration behind Nimona, and being a part of the Lumberjanes team.

Next up we have artist John Green of Teen Boat talking about the origins of his hilarious comic, news on the upcoming volume, and weighing anchor… er, weighing IN on weather Teen Boat is more angsty or more thrilling.

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Episode 32: Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl

April 3, 2016

Live from the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, we have Jack’s interview with the creative team of DC’s all-ages Bat Universe boarding school adventure, GOTHAM ACADEMY!  Join Jack, Becky CloonanBrendan Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl as they talk about representation, the creative process, and the eternal appeal of the boarding school story.

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Episode 31: Eric Shanower, Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca

April 3, 2016

Interview by Donna Mettier with Eric Shanower at ConDor in San Diego, CA.

Interview by Jack Baur with Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca of Shutter at Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, WA.

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Episode 30: Antony Johnston & Justin Greenwood

April 3, 2016

Recommended Reads:

  • Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction
  • Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire
  • Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann

In the News:

Interview with Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood of The Fuse

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Episode 29: Scott McCloud

April 3, 2016

Recommended Reads:

  • Displacement and Age of License by Lucy Knisley
  • Rat Queens by Roc Upchurch

In the News:

Interview with Scott McCloud of The Sculptor and Understanding Comics.

Scott McCloud’s TED Talk: The Visual Magic of Comics.

Scott McCloud’s ‘Picture Plane’ from Understanding Comics

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Episode 28: Mariko Tamaki

April 3, 2016

Recommended Reads:

  • How to be Happy by Eleanor Davis
  • Rocket Girl by Brandon Montclare
  • Star Wars by Jason Aaron
  • Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell
  • Over Easy by Mimi Pond
  • SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

In the News: 

Interview with Mariko Tamaki of This One Summer and Skim.

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Episode 27: Brian K. Vaughan & Brian Buccellato

April 3, 2016

Recommended Reads:

  • The Age of License by Lucy Knisley
  • Displacement by Lucy Knisley 
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

Interview with Brian K. Vaughan of Saga at the Image Expo 2015 After Party at the Cartoon Art Museum.

Interview with Brian Buccellato of Sons of the Devil at Image Expo 2015. 

And here is where you can find Buccellato’s Sons of the Devil short film.

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Episode 26: Image Expo 2015 and Kelly Sue DeConnick

April 3, 2016

Recommended Reads:

  • Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Oddly Normal by Otis Frampton
  • The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

Image Expo Wrap-Up:

  • Emma Rios and Kelly Sue DeConnick return with Pretty Deadly
  • Brandon Graham and Emma Rios on 8House and Island
  • Emi Lenox with Jeff Lemire and Jordie Bellaire on Plutona
  • Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder on AD
  • Brian K. Vaughan with Steve Skroce on We Stand On Guard
  • Brian K. Vaughan with Cliff Chiang on Paper Girls
  • Marjorie Liu with Sana Takeda on Monstress

For a complete write-up of the event, see Comic Book Resources: Image Expo: Keynote Address Announces New Projects from Vaughan, Snyder, Lemire and More

Interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick

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