The cartoonist behind Dumbing of Age and Shortpacked, David Willis, joins us this week! We talk about his home-school upbringing and how it influenced his comics, evolution as a creator and a person, Transformers, the transforming noise, and much more! Plus, a listener request for comics recommendations!
The writer of a good many My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Equestria Girls comics, Ted Anderson, is here to answer our many, many questions about the strange world of girls who used to be ponies (Or have pony counterparts? Not entirely sure). We talk with him about an all-wrestling issue he wrote, the pony multiverse, cutie marks, and much more! Plus, we take some listener questions!
Our guest this week is former ComicsAlliance editor and current senior editor of Boing Boing’s new video game site Offworld, Laura Hudson! We talk with her about games journalism, how it compares to comics journalism, the transformative experience of playing video games, covering corners and niches no one else does, and much more! Plus, new entries into our Word Heavyweight Champions list!
The writer of IDW’s new Jem and the Holograms series, Kelly Thompson, joins us for this week’s show! We talk with her about character designs, working on a licensed book, favorite songs, the Misfits’ penchant for murder, G.I. Joe, hologram powers, and much more! Plus, more additions to the list to determine the Word Heavyweight Champion!
This week we’re welcoming the illustrious artist of Sex Criminals and the writer of Marvel’s new Howard the Duck series, Chip Zdarsky! We talk at length about Garfield, the phenomenon of Sex Criminals, living up to Steve Gerber’s legacy, AR videos, and much more! Plus, we answer a manga-based listener question!
Our guest this week is a longtime friend and writer of Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France Solve the White Orchid Murders and Dreadful Sirens, Karla Pacheco! We talk with her about pirate history, writing a children’s book that isn’t for kids, 18-plus comics, comedy, odd clothing purchases and much more! Plus, more contenders for the Word Heavyweight Champion!