The creative team behind the new graphic novel World War Kaiju joins us for this week’s show! We talk about the cultural moment of kaiju, living in San Diego during Comic-Con, the best Godzilla monsters, replacing the atomic bomb, and much more! Plus, a podcastual installment of the War Rocket Ajax Love Haters!
Sims was away at Comic-Con this week, but we’re still doing a big old show with Chris Haley of the Gravity Falls Gossiper podcast and Let’s Be Friends Again! He and Matt tear down the format of the show to have a freewheelin’ conversation about impressions, Bill Hader, wrestling (more than you would ever think), art in comics, whether box office should matter for movie fans, game shows, comic convention crowds, and a lot more! Not discussed (at length): Connecticon and Van Halen, even though we say we’re getting to those. Plus, Sims does check in from the con!
Tom Fowler, artist of the brand new Valiant Comics series Quantum and Woody, joins us for the show this week! We talk about comics critics and what they say about art, playing D & D, penises, “acting” in comic art, Golden Corral, and much more! Plus, a hip-hop-themed installment of the War Rocket Ajax Love Haters!
The artist behind Archaia’s new re-imagining of Cyborg 009, Marcus To, joins us this week to talk about adapting a classic manga, “Thor buttons,” cyborg babies, Tim Drake, the best cyborgs of all time, and, of course, hairstyles. Also, a Comic-Con-related listener question!
Over on our other podcast, Movie Fighters, we’ve wrapped up our first series of movies, which were all based on fighting games!
If you haven’t listened to the show yet, you can get all four episodes in one album over on Bandcamp, for just four bucks! The album includes a free bonus episode, in which we watch the first episode of the 1995 Street Fighter cartoon, which you can stream right here:
In honor of Monkeybrain Comics’ first anniversary, co-publishers Chris Roberson and Allison Baker are our guests this week! We reflect on Monkeybrain’s beginnings, discuss knowing your limits, talk Eisner nominations, dream about creative teams, do Danzig impressions, fawn about Kurt Schaffenberger, and more!