This week we’re so pleased to be talking with our pal Fred Van Lente about his new novel, The Con Artist, as well as real-life con experiences (his and others’) that inspired the book, peppering the real and the fictional into the story, comics history, pitching the idea for a Comic-Con murder mystery, writing a book with an unusual structure, future comics work, and much more! Plus, we take a casting-based listener question!
What a get this week! Mr. Vertigo Comics himself, Ramon Villalobos, artist of the upcoming series Border Town, joins us this week to talk about designing monsters, his con apparel, corresponding from San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros., the best shoes in comics, the culture at the U.S./Mexico border and a whole lot more! Plus, we take a long time to rank some sidekicks in our Panel President segment.
We didn’t go to Comic-Con this year, but almost everyone else in comics was there, so instead of interviewing a guest, we answered your listener questions about the news coming out of Comic-Con and more!
We’re so very pleased to welcome Joshua Williamson, writer of The Flash and the upcoming Justice League Odyssey, back to the show! We talk with him about the Rogues, writing a Flash family, collaborating on Justice League: No Justice, scheduling all his many projects and, of course, tattoos. Plus, we take a patriotic listener question!
Friend of the show Ted Anderson returns this week to talk about his work on Adventure Time: Beginning of the End and his new creator-owned series Moth and Whisper! Plus, a lot of discussion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mountain Dew, My Little Pony parodies, writing an ending, researching a show that’s been on for nearly a decade, and a whole lot more!
Our pal Katie Schenkel returns to the show this week to talk about her contribution to the new graphic novel/anthology The Cardboard Kingdom, how to pronounce “Knopf,” working with a group of 10 writers, keeping the book funny while tackling tough issues, the Herculean effort of artist Chad Sell, werewolf vampires, making stuff out of cardboard, and a whole lot more! Plus, we take a Superman-focused listener question!