It’s the Bonus Round! As our resident artist Rusty Shackles debuts on the War Rocket Ajax program. Matt Wilson a/k/a King Oblivion PhD comes back to talk about the Marvel Swimsuit Issues. I go to SPX 2009 and report from the floor. And we talk about the conclusion to Planetary and take your twitter questions for US. Who can smash the car FASTER?
SPX Show Notes:
First and foremost, for all information about SPX, go to the website.
Everything about my co-host Alvaro is at his website, Here Comes the Thunder. To hear the Everything is Wonderful guys intervewed on PYDK, check it out here.
What’s beef? We start off blazing with our new beef track against the Awesomed By Comics crew. Then writer Benito Cereno comes on the program to usher in October with some talk about Hector Plasm, as well as putting his own sorta-Internet beef to bed. We also have Kevin Church stopping by to address a particularly intense hater’s beef regarding a certain bodily function. All in this jampacked edition of War Rocket Ajax.
The Show Rundown
Our guest: Please check out Benito’s blog here! Check him out on twitter here.
The Tick! Ask your retailer to order it with the code: SEP09 0937. Or order it online here! You know you want it, suckers!
If you’re not reading Nedroid, you’re missing out.
Kate Beaton, I’m sorry I accidentally emailed you a story about a microwave bacon cooker. Hope you can come on a future episode of War Rocket Ajax!
Please check out Nate Powell’s great graphic novel, Swallow Me Whole from Top Shelf Productions. Also, I said they were twins. They’re step-siblings. Sorry about that, but check it out, it’s a magnificent book.
Beat used is “On Golden Void” from Alex Goose’s compilation of submitted beats for Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3. Check them out here.
All links should open up in new windows. Sorry about that, streaming listeners! Though the sidebar amazon links may not, since those are autogenerated. And sorry about the size of this file, the bit rate was as low as it could go. Nothing could be done about it.
If you haven’t listened to Episode 61 of the Awesomed by Comics Podcast, which contains their diss track to the War Rocket Ajax crew, I suggest you do it right now. Here, here’s their link. No, even better, here is an embedded player for you to listen to it right here on this site:
I want everyone to hear it, so that when our response debuts on next week’s episode, you can even further appreciate the lyrical murderpocalypse that will occur in your ears.
As if you needed ANY more reason to listen to Episode 7, our guest is going to be Benito Cereno, author of Tales from the Bully Pulpit, Hector Plasm, Invincible Presents Atom Eve, and the forthcoming new Tick series from New England comics. We are recording with him TONIGHT, so if you have any questions, email or tweet them at us son!
Comics journalist, blogger and industry professional Laura Hudson stops by to talk about professionalism in comics journalism, women in comics, and her personal history of being a cashier at a comics store. Also, Matt Wilson stops by again, as we talk about a very special 1990’s comic phenomenon.
I cannot believe I got this episode edited and this post up on time with the SPX madness this weekend. If I forgot something in the show notes, I’ll be updating it throughout the week. I just wanted to get the show up in time. I am going to collapse now.
We’re recording our sixth episode tonight with Laura Hudson, lead blogger of Comics Alliance, contributing editor at Publisher Weekly’s Comics Week, and former senior editor at Comic Foundry magazine. She’ll be talking about comics journalism, as we ask her the hard questions that Chris and I are so well known for.
Be emailing or twittering your own hard hitting questions for Laura tonight. We’re going to start recording with her at 9PM eastern time.
Ahem. Euge here….So let me explain. You all know how much of a hip hop head I am. Sometime in late high school, early college I began rapping at parties as mostly a goof. As college went on, I put together a home studio and recorded some demos and began performing live shows. And then after a long hiatus, I recently started working with some producers to put out some proper music in the form of a hip hop album that is forthcoming.
I was joking with Sims online that I was going to make a “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-tune)” like song about War Rocket Ajax. And this weekend, while I was recording some other tracks and had the equipment set up, I chopped up the instrumental and then wrote out a street anthem to the D.O.A. beat. And after blowing up Sims’s inbox, he convinced me to post this. So here it is.
I’ve already been told by Evie of Awesomed by Comics that the beef is on. So let this also be a challenge to any comics blog/podcast out there that wants to start rap beef with the War Rocket Ajax crew. I will answer, and I have the second instrumental loaded in the chamber. That goes for you too, Jeph Loeb.
We’re just three new kids on the block, swingin’ it, as Jeff Parker stops by to talk about his new title Underground, as well as his experiences working on Agents of Atlas, Thunderbolts, Mysterius: The Unfathomable, Interman, and everything else that he does. We intended to talk about the “Awesome Approach” to writing comics (Jeff’s choice), but really we just ended up talking about MODOK, Yo! MTV Raps, and the history of new jack swing. Also, a surprise guest in the imaginary studio, and Chris and Euge ramble about comics a lot.
The Show Rundown
Our guest: for all things Jeff Parker, check out his website at Parkerspace. Also, follow him on twitter. BUY Jeff’s stuff as well on the sidebar or on Amazon. Seriously, he told us he really loves money.
Check out Jeff and Steve Lieber’s new title, Underground, colored by Ron Chan. Go check out the website. This Steve Lieber guy may end up going places.
September 26-27, if you’re in the DC/MD area, please come to the Small Press Expo. For more information, check out the website. And be sure to keep an eye out for me (Eugene) and let me know you listen to War Rocket Ajax!
Sorry about the awful voice I had this week. I’ve been recovering being sick this week, folks, which is why I kept mum during a lot of this ep. Send good vibes this way.
Our next guest is Jeff Parker, writer of Agents of Atlas, Mysterius: the Unfathomable, and many other titles. He’s going to be talking about the “Awesome Approach” to writing comics, which was chosen specifically by Mr. Parker himself. I assume he’s going to tell us what this approach exactly entails (i.e. writing like Jeff Parker), but I’m fairly certain we’ll still have plenty of time to talk about everything we would’ve talked about had we actually decided on a focused topic that we inevitably would have abandoned two minutes into the interview when someone brought up MODOK.
Be around on Friday night, and email or tweet relevant questions to me or Chris.
We’re back from our Labor Day break with artist and writer, Colleen Coover. Our topic is “All Ages,” as we talk to Colleen about writing for both younger and older audiences, ranging from the younger themed Banana Sunday to her more adult-oriented title Small Favors. We also talk about how our habits of comic buying and reading have changed since childhood, and have a long, detailed discussion about what it’s like working for Marvel, the distinctive traits of a monkey, and the concept of new jack swing. Also, a special guest stops by to address a hater.
This Week’s Guest: If you want to find out more about Colleen Coover’s work, please go to her website here. Also, check out her books on Amazon.. We also cut out some discussion of it, but I highly recommend you read Colleen’s story, The Boogeyman, in the collection paperback, Sexy Chix. It is a gorgeously drawn and emotionally beautiful story, and is one of my favorites.
Also be sure to check out Matt Wilson’s hilarious work at the great website, The International Society of Supervillains here.
Rusty went back and did art for Episode 1 with Matt Fraction. What’s that you say? You haven’t listened to Episode 1 yet? Go now! It was a simpler time back then. Also, click on the above pic for full size art by Rusty.
Colleen Coover is the guest next Monday. And remember how I said we were recording with our next guest this week? We bumped it to next week so our news and talk wouldn’t be completely out of date again. Check out Episode 4 on Monday to see who that guest will be.
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