Anonymous asked: I saw something on your Emerald City Comic Con post about radio drama commissions? Can you explain what you mean?
Indeed! In Issue #10 of ARTFUL DAGGERS, we’re introducing a Tails Skyheart radio drama as an added bonus feature to each issue. It’ll be like the puppet show was for the first arc (luckily for our puppeteers some big-time London radio muckety-muck saw their show, bought the rights, and brought it to the radio waves for all to enjoy!).
And with all the conventions I’m doing this year, and my lack of drawing ability, I realized I could offer Tails Skyheart radio dramas as a little something special to readers. So, if you see me at a convention this year, you’ll be able to commission your own Tails Skyheart radio drama!
Here’s how it works: simply tell me what (if any) elements in particular you want me to include (Rabbit Overlords? Carrot Jet-Packs? Your dog Betsy?), and I’ll come up with a unique story for you, hand-lettered in six panels on 2-ply vellum bristol board (featuring the radio art from Issue #10, drawn by Andrew Losq). Here’s a sample I cooked up:
(If you follow me on Twitter, you now know why I’ve been working on my lettering skills!)
The number I’ll be doing at each convention will be limited, as these puppies take time to do, so make sure to find me the first couple of days to order yours for only $20 each! And thanks for reading!
I think it’s the coolest thing ever when writers come up with a personal commission idea for conventions.
Double Page Spread ep 80- Dennis Calero
This week’s guest is Dennis Calero, artist for the recent “Army of Darkness”, “The Vampire Diaries” and his ongoing webcomic with actor Todd Stashwick, “Devil Inside”. After an initial foray into British pop music and the greatness of “Dune”, Dennis and Wendi have a very insightful discussion about marriage, relationships and the nature of gender roles. Dennis’ warm conversational style and openness are some of the best that have ever been on the show.
Oh! If you have not watched “True Detective” there are spoilers for ep 5 at 38:00-43:00
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Double Page Spread ep 79- Doug Jones
Actor Doug Jones has had one of the most fascinating and prolific careers on film. He has used his unique characteristics to portray fantastical creatures and monsters in projects such as Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Falling Skies and Hocus Pocus. He opens up to Wendi about Del Toro stories, the kindness of David Hyde Pierce, playing a mutant kangaroo twice(!) and endless mime puns!
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Double Page Spread ep 78- Comic Book Bears
The second part of the “Double Page Bears” crossover- Wendi is joined by podcasters Bill Zanowitz and Justin Allen of “Comic Book Bears” as they all discuss their experiences in bands, whether it’s good for creators to make playlists for their books, Duran Duran vs. INXS and the greatest supernatural story about Van Halen ever imagined!
Check out the first part, where we extensively discuss Dazzler and Josie and the Pussycats, over at www.comicbookbears.libsyn.com
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Double Page Spread ep 77- Andrew C Robinson
Andrew C. Robinson, artist of the acclaimed graphic novel, “The Fifth Beatle” talks to Wendi about the time consuming challenges involved in getting the historical and iconic details accurate of the musical icons, as well as portraying the issues Brian Epstein faced being gay during that time. They talk about his other projects, artistic and musical, including his recent cover art of Rick Remender’s “Black Science” and “Winter Soldier: The Bitter March”.
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mizpollard asked: I was just lamenting to my friends that all the comics podcasts that talk about BPRD are run by men when I stumbled in to yours! Super excited to subscribe and go through your backlog! Maybe this will finally get me to go to GC Ladies Night downtown, you make it sound so fun and inspiring!
Thank you so much for listening and being fantastic! I highly recommend going to visit Ladies Night downtown because it’s fun to meet a bunch of likeminded girls with diverse interests.
And friends, if you live in a town where your local comic shop doesn’t host a ladies night, go and start one! Or start a book club or tea party event that makes everyone feel welcome. Comics are for everybody and there’s so much to be learned from listening to people’s passions.
If you’re coming to C2E2, please join me at this party I’m throwing with King Bone Press! Good times will be had and I’d love to hang out with you.
The ‘Mighty Marvel Superheroes’ Cookbook’ (1977) Will Teach You To Make a Sandwich
A while back, ComicsAlliance brought you a look back at the 1976 Mighty Marvel Strength & Fitness Book, in which the kids of the ’70s were invited to slim down with exercises like the “Torchie Twist.” It’s hardly the only strange piece of strange Marvel ephemera from the era, though, and apparently it did its job so well that by the next year, it was time to fatten up those kids all over again with The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Cookbook!Featuring the art of Joe Giella — who also illustrated Strength & Fitness and who currently handles art chores on the meddlesome Mary Worth — the Mighty Marvel Cookbook features pages upon pages of recipes that are only vaguely tied into the super-heroes. A lot of them actually look pretty tasty, but there are plenty that are extremely dubious. I mean, writing a cookbook for kids is one thing, but when you count “make a sandwich” as a recipe, you’ve crossed the line into sheer insanity