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Episode 4 – All Ages w/ Colleen Coover

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.

The Rundown:

  • 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.
  • Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 is now available to actually, y’know, buy. Download it now.
  • For reference: new jack swing.
  • Please check out Tom Katers’ awesome podcast, Tom vs. The Flash here. Thanks for the mention, and congrats on the wedding, Tom!
  • Check out the comics podcast, Awesomed by Comics here. Evie, we’ll work on shoving in that Tony! Toni! Tone! reference, I promise.
  • To the Haters: Hey The Yellow Dart, big ups! Hey Chris’s hater, big ups!
  • Also, please check out Chris and me on Episode 96 of Television Zombies, where we talk about Anita Blake! Thanks again to Chris Piers for the invite.

Fourth Guest! Colleen Coover! All Ages!


Even though we’re taking Labor Day week off, we’re still recording our fourth episode with our special guest, Colleen Coover, tonight around 9:30 PM eastern time. You’ve seen Colleen’s work in Marvel’s Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers, X-Men: First Class, and others, or in her own titles Banana Sunday (with Paul Tobin) and Small Favors!

Our theme is “All Ages,” so we’re going to talk to Colleen about drawing and writing comics for both a younger audience and adults, as well as our changing sensibilities about comics from childhood to grownup-dom. Or whatever. We count as grownups, right? I mean, just because Sims still has Batman sheets doesn’t make the guy a CHILD does it? Sheesh, you guys are so judgmental. Anyway, twitter us questions for Colleen tonight! Here’s Chris! Here’s me!

Chris and I also appear on the Television Zombies podcast this week, where we have a commentary on the Anita Blake comics that Chris annotates over at the ISB, and the coming TV series based on the comic in 2010. Thanks to Chris Piers for giving us the spot. Go check it out!

And also, previous guest Caitlin Kittredge‘s fourth Nocturne City novel, Witch Craft, was released yesterday. Go buy it now!