Daniel Kibblesmith is a good friend of the show and writer of the upcoming Valiant High digital-first series from Valiant and ComiXology, so we’re more than happy to have him back this week! We talk with him about high-school AUs in general, making the Valiant characters fit in a high-school setting, whether there’s a world outside the school, and, of course, the Garfield convention we’re all planning to attend later this year. Plus, we answer an oddly relevant listener question!
We’re happy to welcome back Gregg Schigiel, writer of the Image Comics all-ages series Pix, to come on the show and talk about that series, but we’re also very interested to ask him to recreate a trivia contest he did with Chris at a con a few years ago! We also discuss the market for all-ages comics, pitching comics to kids vs. adults, the inspiration for a superhero/Disney princess combo, and much more! Plus, we add a few grizzled characters to the Panel President list!
On this week’s episode, we’re welcoming the two editors–one from San Francisco, one from Iceland–of the new Not Forgotten anthology, which features public doman, Golden Age superheroes! We talk about the weirdest, most obscure characters from that period; working with creators all over the globe; being confused for people with the same (or similar names); Iceland’s love of licorice, and much more! Plus, we take a pair of TV-focused listener questions!
Chris is back from the high seas and we’re ranking some characters! At least one big fat cat makes the list after lots of uncertainty, and several other favorites come up, too. Plus, hear about the Fan2Sea cruise from a cruiser himself!
With Chris away on the high seas, Matt has welcomed special guest host Matt Fisher of the Life Leave Me Alone podcast to come aboard and talk with none other than Becky Cloonan about her work on Southern Cross, The Punisher and Gotham Academy! We also talk a bunch about metal and hardcore music, artist Andy Belanger’s wrestling alter-ego, the intersection of all the different books she writes and a bunch more! Plus, we take a financially focused listener question!
Afua Richardson joins us for this week’s show, and while you may know her as the cover artist of Black Panther: World of Wakanda and artist of Genius from Image Comics among other comics projects, she’s also worn many, many other hats including singer, voice actress, beatboxer, floutist, and the list goes on. Also, she’s on a first-name basis with KRS-One, which obviously makes her one of our favorite guests. In addition to all that, we also talk about taking breaks from work, adding symbolism to art, her X-Men ’92 variant cover, and much more! Plus, we take a listener question that relates to Every Story Ever!