If you have not yet seen “Jodorowsky’s Dune” get on that! And then listen to my ep with producer Stephen Scarlata at www.cslumberparty.libsyn.com and iTunes!
Double Page Spread ep 88- Black Nerd Culture Live!
Just in time for Marvel to announce a black Captain America! It’s DPS Live from Third Coast Comics in Chicago!
Wendi is joined by documentary filmmaker Tony G. Williams (Carbonerdious: the Rise of Black Nerd Culture), retailer Terry Gant and podcast mogul Darrell Taylor. It’s a hilarious and raucous time as Wendi lets loose on the ignorant #firerickremender blogger and the group tackles race relations such as Reginald Hudlin and the Black Panther/Storm relationship, why black characters generally have lightning/electrical powers, rappers dressed like Spawn and the legacy of Dwayne MacDuffie and Milestone.
Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you deep deep discounts each and every day and expert customer service for those of you not lucky enough to live near Third Coast Comics!
As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, featuring their limited edition line of fragrances based on David Mack’s “Kabuki”.
Double Page Spread ep 87- Josh Emmons and pie
Josh Emmons is a longtime partner of Four Star Studios, Chicago’s greatest comics collective, with Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Sean Dove and Jenny Frison. Wendi tries to get him to dish on some of their highly anticipated projects, like the new Batman title “Grayson”, and “Sundowners” from Image.
It’s a loose, fun conversation between friends on topics from the Muppet musicians, how Charles Xavier makes his money, the David Finch Wonder Woman controversy, and extensive Jim Steranko stories.
So join in on the conversation and feel free to send feedback! You can always record an mp3 and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendi will read your letters on the air.
Brought to you by DCBS the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you the best customer service and discounts on your orders every single month!
As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, creating custom limited exotic fragrances for over 10 years.
Double Page Spread ep 86- Tim Hanley and Vanesa R. Del Rey
I know you’ve all been hearing a lot about Wonder Woman this week with the new creative team and their bold choice to make her “not a feminist”(??)
So let’s take it back to her roots and talk to Tim Hanley, author of the recent book on WW’s history- “Wonder Woman Unbound- the Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine”. We talk about her eccentric creator and all the bondage talk you could hope for!
Then I interview artist Vanesa Del Rey about her current book with Cullen Bunn, “The Empty Man”. We get into her artistic upbringing in Cuba and her father’s daring escape on a homemade boat during a hurricane!
Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, as well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.
What’s better than listening to “Double Page Spread”? Attending a live taping!
Monday, July 14 at Third Coast Comics, Wendi sits with documentary filmmaker Tony G. Williams (Carbonerdious: Rise of the Black Nerd) and store owner Terry Gant as they discuss diversity in comics, nerd rap, the economy of Wakanda and whatever else the crowd wants to bring up!
Doors open at 7pm, show at 8.
Double Page Spread ep 85- Stephen Scarlata and “Jodorowsky’s Dune”
Recently there was an exceptional documentary, “Jodorowsky’s Dune”, that examined the failed attempt of Alejandro Jodorowsky to create a movie of Paul Herbert’s legendary sci fi epic, “Dune”. Wendi talks to one of the producers of the film regarding this extraordinary experience that involved such art luminaries as Moebius, HR Giger, Dan O’Bannon and Salvador Dali. Even after the project failed Jodorowsky and Moebius went on to create some of the most imaginitive works in comics- “The Incal” and “Metabarons”, as well as creating tremendous impact on films such as “Star Wars”.
Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can order the new reissues of Moebius’ work at deep discounts, as well as all the latest releases at tremendous prices every day!
As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, featuring a new line of scents based on the Jim Jarmusch vampire film, “Only Lovers Left Alive”, so you can smell like Tilda Swinton or Tom Hiddleston!
GORGEOUS ‘LITTLE NEMO’ ANTHOLOGY FROM PAUL POPE, CLIFF CHIANG, JILL THOMPSON & OTHERS TURNS TO KICKSTARTER
By Matt D. Wilson
Publisher Locus Moon press has been working on the new anthology book, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, for about two years now, and it’s asking for fans to help make the long journey come to fruition.
The book,which tasks creators including Paul Pope, John Cassaday, Jill Thompson, Cliff Chiang, J.H. Williams III, Craig Thompson, Carla Speed McNeil, Mike Allred and Roger Langridge, with drawing new, full-page Little Nemo strips in the style of series creator Winsor McCay, will come out in the fall if Locus Moon can raise $50,000 via Kickstarter. The project launched Monday morning, and by mid-afternoon, it was at around $13,000. Not a bad start.
The Kickstarter page has a full listing of creators involved, and it’s a formidable one. That I haven’t even had room to mention Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, J.G. Jones, Moritat, Peter Bagge, Bill Sienkiewicz Paolo Rivera, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli and Ron Wimberly should be proof of that.
Anonymous said: I agree that "There are teenagers making comics now doing things that Kirby could never do" line. I also think that fact would please Kirby. Evanier tells this story about Kirby hearing that so-and-so was gonna take over one of his book/characters and carry the story along in "the kirby tradition" or somesuch and kirby was all like "the kirby tradition would be to create your own book". I think a lot of people forget that about him. No ask, sorry about the ramble.
Yeah, that’s a really good point. I’ve heard this sort of thing a lot about Kirby—How into people doing their own thing he was and how humble he was and generous with his time.
This story about Kirby warms my heart. If there is anything I have learned from the Forever People I think it’s that Kirby respected and trusted in youth.