We welcome Battlepug and The Curse creator Mike Norton, who also draws a whole bunch of stuff including Revival and It Girl, to this week’s show. We talk to Mike about the origin of his love of pugs, what it’s like working with creators across the pond, Steve Ditko’s work and influence, making 24-hour comics, and, of course, Troll 2. Plus, a harrowing story of rap embarrassment from our mailbag!
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- Follow Mike on Twitter and be sure to check out his website! Also, visit Four Star Studios for lots of digital comics stuff!
- Here’s Matt’s interview with Mike about Battlepug on ComicsAlliance.
- Troll 2 is on Netflix. You can stream Best Worst Movie on Amazon.
- Familiarize yourself with all these Steve Ditko creations: Mr. A, Odd Man and Dimensional Man.
- Also, check out this note from Ditko to Marvel Comics: The Untold Story writer Sean Howe.
- Mike Sterling’s PogressiveRuin.com.
- Chris’ checks and recs: Hausu, WWE ’13
- Matt’s checks and recs: Writing, JJ Doom’s “Key to the Kuffs”
- Music used: JJ Doom, “‘Ello Guv’nor”
Comics Talked About:
- Superman: Earth One Vol. 2
- Happy #2
- Wolverine and the X-Men #19
Shameless Self Promotion:
- You can get Matt’s book, The Supervillain Handbook, here!
- The @FakeAPStylebook book, Write More Good, is still available to buy right here!
- Check out Sims at The ISB, Comics Alliance, his webcomic Awesome Hospital, as well as the complete Solomon Stone at ActionAgeComics.
- Check out Matt’s Fake e-Etiquette Twitter feed, his webcomic Copernicus Jones, his Tumblr and the ISS.
- Check out all Euge’s music at AdamWarRock.com.
- Check out Max Huffman on Twitter, or at his site.
- Check out Rusty Shackles on Twitter, or at his site.
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