Podcast #18: An Afternoon with Scott Chantler
Podcast 75: Stegmania Podcast! (October 18th, 2012)
This afternoon Amy and Tyler are joined with special guest, Mr. Ryan Stegman! They chat about him breaking in to comics as well as upcoming work, Superior Spider-man
! Give it a listen to find out just how one of Marvel's best artists got in to the industry! Music: Delicate Steve "Love"
Podcast 74: Intro Mondays Round 12: Atomic Robo, Invisibles, Ultimate X-men (August 20th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: Nick Johnston "Wander"
Podcast 73: An Evening Chat With Sean Murphy! (August 16th, 2012)
Amy & Tyler are joined this week by a great Skype call with Mr. Sean Murphy! They chat about Sean's current titles Punk Rock Jesus
and the research that went in to it. They also explore his previous works like Off Road
, Joe The Barbarian
, American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest
, and more!. Give it a listen to get some great insight from one of the best cartoonists around!
Podcast 72: Intro Mondays Round 11: Monster, Preacher, Runaways (August 13th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: Mumford and Sons"Sigh No More"
Podcast 71: Intro Mondays Round 10: Long Weekend Edition: Pluto, Garth Ennis' Punisher, BPRD (August 7th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: College "A Real Hero (Featuring Electric Youth)"
Podcast 70: Intro Mondays Round 9: Love & Rockets: Heartbreak Soup, Transmetropolitan, Scalped (July 30th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: Passion Pit "Take A Walk"
Podcast 69: Intro Mondays Round 8: Doom Patrol, 100 Bullets, Jack of Fables (July 23rd, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: Ryan Adams "Shadowlands"
Podcast 68: Intro Mondays Round 7:Irredeemable, Ultimate Spiderman, Bone (July 16th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: Kimbra "Warrior"
Podcast 67: Intro Mondays Round 6: Conan, Hellboy, Invincible(July 9th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: Wintersleep "Someone, Somewhere"
Podcast 66: Intro Mondays Round 5: Northlanders, Invincible Iron Man, Wet Moon(July 3rd, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! NOTE: In this podcast we discuss DMZ instead of Northlanders. Please check out the Round 2 podcast for our discussion of Northlanders! Music: Ra Ra Riot "Boy"
Podcast 62: Intro Mondays Round 4: New Avengers vol.1, The Boys, Echo(June 25th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: Death Cab for Cutie "Some Boys"
Podcast 61: Intro Mondays Round 3: 20th Century Boys, JLA, Buffy the Vampire Slayer(June 18th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! Music: The Temper Trap "Sweet Disposition"
Podcast 60: Intro Mondays Round 2: DMZ, Goon, Ex Machina (June 11th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! You'll have to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check out these podcasts to know which books! NOTE: This week DMZ has been swapped for Northlanders, which we talk about in this podcast. Stay tuned in future weeks to see when Northlanders is offered! Music: Radiohead "Lotus Flower"
Podcast 59: Intro Mondays Round 1: Fables, Y the Last Man, Strangers in Paradise (June 4th, 2012)
Every Monday, all summer long, we will be offering the first volume of 3 different series for 50% off! We won't tell you which 3 books they are until Monday at 10am, and the deal is only good for Monday. We'll post the books on Facebook and Twitter only! A sweet deal for our followers and friends. Each Monday we'll post a podcast about the books of the week.
Podcast 58: The Animal-tastic Animal Man Podcast! (May 12th, 2012)
This week Amy & Tyler talk about the great history of one of DC's craziest characters, Animal Man! They chat about the acclaimed run throughout the 80's written by the great Grant Morrison
, the elseworld story of The Last Days of Animal Man
, and the most recent material of Jeff Lemire's
phenomenal run in the DC52! Music: Tegan and Sara "Sentimental Tune"
Podcast 57: A Chat with Scott Snyder (Apr. 30th, 2012)
Scott Snyder joins us for a second time via Skype to discuss upcoming Batman and American Vampire stories and Night of the Owls! Anyone who shops with us regularly will know that Tyler is a huge, HUGE
Snyder fan so he takes lead on questions for this episode and takes Amy along for the ride.
Podcast 56: A Mid Day Conversation With Matt Kindt (Mar. 22nd, 2012)
Amy & Tyler are joined this week by a great Skype call with Matt Kindt! They chat about Matt's upcoming titles Frankenstein Agent of Shade
and Mind MGMT
, as well as his previous work, his creator owned books such as Super Spy
, and Revolver
. Give it a listen to get some great insight from one of the best cartoonists around!
Podcast 55: Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal!(Mar. 5th, 2012)
Tyler brings some horror to Amy's world with this next installment of Dragoncast! They chat about the very creepy Echoes by Fialkov, and Ekedal, published by Top Cow. Give it a listen to find out how Tyler gave Amy crazy nightmares! Music: M83 "Steve McQueen"
Podcast 54: Mondo Urbano by Mateus Santolouco, Eduardo Medeiros, and Rafael Albuquerque!(Feb. 27th, 2012)
Tyler brings some musical joy to Amy's world with this next installment of Dragoncast! They chat about the awesome Mondo Urbano by Santolouco, Medeiros, and Albuquerque, published by Oni Press. Give it a listen to find out about Van Hudson
and many other great characters! Music: Nick Johnston "Drive It Like It's Stolen"
Podcast 53: A Delightful Evening Chat With Steve Niles (Feb. 13th, 2012)
Amy & Tyler are joined this week by Robert and super special guest, Steve Niles! They Skype about the current situation with Gary Friedrich
, as well as his horror favourites and future projects, including his sequel to Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Alive, Alive!
with Bernie Wrightston! Donate Here!
Podcast 52: A Mid Afternoon Chat With Greg Rucka (Feb. 9th, 2012)
Amy sits out this podcast, so Tyler is joined by the ever-so-elusive Jenn! This week they have a great Skype call with Greg Rucka! They chat about Greg's current work on The Punisher
as well as his previous work on books such as Gotham Central
, and Queen & Country
. Plus, Greg talks about his views on the portrayal of women in comics!
Contains minor language that may offend some listeners.
Podcast 51: A Late Afternoon Chat With Cliff Chiang (Feb. 2nd, 2012)
Amy and Tyler are spoiled this podcast by being able to have an awesome Skype conversation with the one and only Cliff Chiang! They get to chat with Cliff about all his great work from Wonder Woman
to Doctor 13
as well as fielding some interesting (and some hilarious) questions from the internet as well!
Contains minor language that may offend some listeners.
Podcast 50: Superboy Smallville Attacks by Jeff Lemire, Pier Gallo and Marco Rudy (Feb. 1st, 2012)
All of us at the Dragon are big fans of Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth
and Essex County
, and his writing on Superboy
did not let us down! Amy and Tyler discuss this massive trade compiling Lemire's full run on this pre-New 52 series.
Podcast 49: Flash Dastardly Death of the Rogues by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul (Jan. 26th, 2012)
Before he started writing the Flash
, Francis Manapul was working as artist for Geoff Johns' run on the book. Amy and Tyler take a look at this trade paperback collecting the title's Brightest Day
tie-in issues. There are loads of easter eggs hidden in Manapul's art and we have a lot of fun finding them, along with the secret hints to Flashpoint
Podcast 48: Spider Island by Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos and Stefano Caselli, PLUS Scarlet Spider 1 by Christopher Yost and Ryan Stegman (Jan. 24th, 2012)
Tyler and Amy discuss the major Spider plot arc of 2011, in which Dan Slott not only gives Peter back his spider-sense but also brings back the evil clone, Kaine! The series is drawn by Ramos with prelude and epilogue by Caselli. We also take a look at the first issue of the new Scarlet Spider ongoing by Yost and Stegman, a great new addition to the Spidey family! SPOILERS!!
Podcast 47: Batman Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla (Jan. 19th, 2012)
The long awaited return of Dragoncast in 2012 greets us with a review of Black Mirror
from DC. This story arc is now available in a hardcover reprinting Snyder's complete run on pre-52 Detective Comics
. This is one of Tyler's favorite Bat-tales and he highly recommends it to Amy. SPOILERS!!
Podcast 46: Holiday Guide 2011 Part 2 - Super Heroes (Nov. 23rd, 2011)
This week Amy and Tyler suggest some books for the tights fan on your list. Batman, Thor, Invincible, Green Lantern, and more! We have superhero books for every taste!
Podcast 45: Holiday Guide 2011 Part 1 - Web Comics (Nov. 17th, 2011)
Looking for some holiday gift ideas? The staff at The Dragon can help! Amy and Tyler talk this week about what to pick up for the web comic reader in you life. Gronk, Freakangels, Fall on Me, Penny Arcade, and so much more!
Podcast 44: Craig Thompson Part 2 (Nov. 10th, 2011)
Tyler and Amy discuss the much anticipated new graphic novel from Craig Thompson, Habibi. Like Blankets, this story focuses on the relationship between a girl and a boy, Dodola and Zam. Unlike Blankets their world is one of slavery, fear, violence, survival, and Islam. A must read for any Craig Thompson fan!
Podcast 43: Craig Thompson Part 1 (Nov. 3rd, 2011)
Now that the DC 52 is old news, Tyler and Amy can get back to talking about other graphic novels and comics! In this podcast we talk about Blankets by Craig Thompson and Carnet de Voyage. This is the first of two to focus Thompson, so be sure to check back next week for Part 2!
Podcast 42: DC 52 Week 4 (Oct. 20th, 2011)
This is it! The end of our series on the DC New 52! What were our thoughts on the final week? What will Amy and Tyler pick as their favorite titles from all 52 #1s? Find out with a listen! We have used a slightly different recording set up so this podcast is a bit quieter than normal.
Podcast 41: DC 52 Week 3 (Oct. 12th, 2011)
Amy and Tyler are joined on this third installment of the DC New 52 series by customer Dave Mulligan to talk about the hot topic of the representation of women in the new DC universe. What were our favorite issues from this week? We have used a slightly different recording set up so this podcast is a bit quieter than normal.
Podcast 40: DC 52 Week 2 (Sep. 22nd, 2011)
Amy and Tyler continue their overview of the new DC 52 books with the titles from September 14th. Once again they talk about each book and then pick their top three. They did not forget any this time and remembered to mention the titles they DID forget last podcast! Music by Josh Murphy
Podcast 39: DC 52 Week 1 (Sep. 15th, 2011)
Amy and Tyler (with a pop-in visit by Jer) talk about the various DC 52 titles released in the week of September 7th. Find out their favourites! And can you figure out which series they forgot to talk about? It's all 52s for the next few weeks as we attempt to review every title without forgetting any others! Music by Josh Murphy
Podcast 38: Clamp by Dark Horse (Sep. 8th, 2011)
CLAMP has been one of the most loved manga studios for over a decade in both Japan and North America. Dark Horse comics has started reprinting some of the more popular series in omnibus format for quick access by new readers. Teresa and Amy take a look at the four series that have been released in this format so far, Clover, Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura and Magic Knights Rayearth, in preparation for Dark Horse's upcoming release of the new CLAMP series Gate 7. Music by Josh Murphy
Podcast 37: Bride's Story vol.1 by Kaoru Mori (Aug. 31st, 2011)
Amy and Teresa discuss their mutual love of this beautifully rendered historical romance set on the silk road. Mori was the creator of the Victorian romance series Emma and has an amazing eye for detail when it comes to her art. Brides Story is her newest series about a young woman who is wed to a boy 12 years younger in an arranged marriage. It is a sweet story and absolutely amazing art wise. Music by Josh Murphy
Podcast 36: Four Eyes by Joe Kelly and Max Fiumara (Aug. 17th, 2011)
Teresa has finally talked Amy into reading one of her all time favorite miniseries about a young boy who hunts dragons during the Great Depression. This series was short, but fantastic and even though it has the king of all cliffhangers we highly recommend it to all fantasy fans! Music by Josh Murphy
Podcast 35: DC New 52 (Jul. 20th, 2011)
Amy and Jer are joined by customer Tyler to talk about the DC New 52 along with an extra special skype call with writer Scott Snyder. Tyler is a huge DC fan and was the first person to ask for all 52 of the new titles, so its obvious he is just as excited for September as we are, and we hope that the tidbits Scott drops about his upcoming Batman and Swamp Thing runs will get you just as pumped! Music by Calum
Podcast 34: Atomic Robo and Red 5 Comics(Jul. 15th, 2011)
Jer and Amy love Atomic Robo by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener and this fun book was their gateway into the world of Red 5 Comics. This Dragoncast focuses mainly on Robo, with a few mentions of some of the other Red 5 books. We recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of Hellboy or wacky occult stories.Music: Bucket Head "Ghost"
Podcast 33: Skullkickers vol.1 by Jim Zubkavich and Edwin Huang(Jul. 5th, 2011)
Jer enlightens Amy to the ways of the Skullkickers in this podcast introduction to this awesome action packed book. If you are looking for fantasy hijinks then don't look any further! Music: Death Angel "The Ultra-Violets"
Podcast 32: Paying For It by Chester Brown(Jun. 22nd, 2011)
Extra special podcast as Calum makes his second appearance behind the mic! Jer, Calum and Amy discuss Chester Brown's much anticipated book Paying For It from Drawn and Quarterly. Calum and Amy highly recommend this interesting book, but it's subject matter makes it a book for mature readers only. This book is a memoir of Brown's use of escorts, it is a very interesting and honest read with one of the most interesting appendices Amy has read in a graphic novel. This podcast contains mature themes and subject matter. Music: 24 7 Spyz "Love for Sale"
Podcast 31: Joe Shuster Awards 2011 Nominees Part 2 (Jun. 2nd, 2011)
Teresa and Amy discuss the Web Comic nominees for this years Joe Shuster Awards
. There is a full list of links on the Joe Shuster website and we highly recommend you check out these beautiful and innovative strips. We promise there is something for every taste! NOTE: We mention the website of Emily Carroll in this podcast, when the Shuster nominee list was originally posted this website was not completed. They have now updated their link. Music: Devin Townsend "Canada"
Podcast 30: Sixth Gun vol.1 tp by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt(May 3rd, 2011)
Jer and Amy delve into the world of occult westerns this week as they discuss this great new book from Oni Press. Loads and loads of spoilers so consider yourself warned! Music: Radiohead "High and Dry"
Podcast 29: A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld(Apr.25th, 2011)
Amy talks to Jenn about her experience in New Orleans working for Habitat for Humanity and how she could relate it to this non-fiction graphic novel by Josh Neufeld. This is probably our most serious podcast so get ready for the heavy! Music: Louis Armstrong "New Orleans"
Podcast 28: Wildstorm Comics, R.I.P.(Apr.11th, 2011)
Jenn and Amy talk about what they will miss most about DC amalgamating the Wildstorm catalogue into their own. What will happen to some of their favorite characters and creators? Have some of your own favorites? Email us and let us know for further discussion! Music: Opeth "Ending Credits"
Podcast 27: Super Spy and Revolver by Matt Kindt(Mar.24th, 2011)
You knew we would not talk about super hero books forever! Jer chose Matt Kindt and his books Super Spy(Top Shelf) and Revolver (Vertigo) to discuss this week. These books were great and are highly recommended for both their story and art. Music: Van Halen "Running with Devil"
Podcast 26: Joe Shuster Awards 2011 Nominees Part 1(Mar.16th, 2011)
Jer, Amy and Teresa discuss the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards
and this years nominess for Outstanding Comic Book Artist and Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist. What is the difference, and what are the Joe Shuster Awards? Take a listen and find out! Check back for more categories and nominees in future podcasts! Music: Adrian Raso "The Emerald Cloud"
Podcast 25: Thor by J. Michael Straczynski, Olivier Coipel and Marko Djurdjevic (Feb.11th, 2011)
Amy and Jer continue their exploration of super hero comics with Marvel's relaunch of Thor as written by staff fave JMS. Jer did not want to read this, you will have to listen to see his final reaction! Music: Acid "Ragnarok"
Podcast 24: Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales (Feb.1st, 2011)
Jer and Amy finally delve into super hero books by looking at one of the best miniseries to come from DC in the past 10 years. A mystery told from the perspective of the more human members of the Justice League this book is highly recommended for both super hero fans and non-tights readers. SPOILERS!!!
If you haven't read this book and don't want the big surprises ruined that hold off on listening to this one! Music: TJ Ken "Prologue"
Podcast 23: Bigfoot/Jimmy et le Bigfoot by Pascal Girard (Jan.22th, 2011)
The whole Dragon gang was together for our usually belated Christmas party at Amys house and decided to podcast then and there! Don't expect to hear much from Calum or Teresa, but Jenn, Amy, Jer and Robert talk about the French and
English versions of Pascal Girards great book "Bigfoot". Then we take a little sidetrack to talk about the Comics Code and Archie. Let the craziness ensue!! Music: Divine Right "Bigfoot"
Podcast 22: Something Calum Has Already Read (Jan.14th, 2011)
Jer and Amy, with special guest Calum, actually talk about something Calum has read before! (Usually we talk about books he hasn't read and spoiler them!) They discuss First Second's "Koko Be Good" by Jen Wang. They have a new mic, but it isn't very good, unfortunately! We're working on it! Music: Prince "Little Red Corvette"
Podcast 21: Christmas Gift Ideas (Dec. 17th, 2010)
Jenn, Robert, and Amy talk about some good ideas for Christmas and Holiday gifts for all age ranges and fan types. Jenn and Amy kept their lists modest, while Robert will tell you all about most of the books in the store! (Ha ha!) If you are interested in any of the items talked about then please give us a call or stop by the store and we can help you find that perfect gift! Music: Jason Raso "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Podcast 20: Manga Manga Manga(Dec.7th, 2010)
Jer, Amy and Calum are joined by store friend and local manga aficionado Justin for an overview of six titles. Jer read Biomega vol.1 and After School Charisma vol.1, Amy read Oh My Goddess vol.1 and 2 and High School Debut vol.1 thru 8, and Justin took a look at 7 Billion Needles vol.1 and Deadman Wonderland vol.1. There is a little bit of everything in this podcast: sci-fi, romance, comedy, mystery, all the wonders that you can find in manga! Special thanks to Justin for joining us with his ample knowledge! Music: The Subways "Oh Yeah"
Podcast 19: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc Sec by Jacques Tardi (Nov.26th, 2010)
One of the many books currently being translated from their original French, Adele Blanc Sec is from Fantagraphics. Jer and Amy were waiting for this one from the moment they saw it in Previews, but did not really know what it was about until they read it. This one is short and sweet! Music: Rufus Wainwright "Rebel Prince"
Podcast 18: An Afternoon with Scott Chantler (Nov.13th, 2010)
Jer interviews Scott Chantler about his new graphic novel Two Generals, as well as old favourites. Jer is a giant fanboy in this one, so enjoy! Music: The View "Same Jeans" (as chosen by Scott)
Podcast 15: Swallow Me Whole Part II (Oct.16th, 2010)
Here's the long overdue podcast ¦15 (bet you wondered where it was... or maybe you don't notice those sorts of things, and that's cool too). Having emailed Nate Powell and having received an illuminating response, Amy and Jenn revisit Swallow Me Whole. They reveal the content of Nate's responses, as well as analyse the graphic novel for use in the classroom. Music: Living Colour "Cult of Personality"
Podcast 17: Mini Con 2010 Guest Interviews (Oct.30th, 2010)
Jenn and Calum get to the nitty gritty with our Mini Con guests: Ray Fawkes, Eric Kim, Ross Campbell, Andy Belanger, Anthony Del Col, Richard Pace, and Dale Keown. You might even learn a thing or two about Jenn and Calum, as one guest turned the mic on them! It's a hefty listen, but worth it! Music: Cradle of Filth "Creatures that Kissed in Cold Mirrors."
Podcast 16: Spooky Theme Hallowe'en Dragoncast! (Oct.27th, 2010)
Jer and Amy talk about six spooky-themed books to get you ready for Hallowe'en! Books for all reading levels including Little Vampire by Joann Sfar, Hellboy vol.1 Seeds of Destruction by Mike Mignola and John Byrne, Goon vol.0 Rough Stuff and Chimichanga ¦1 by Eric Powell, Lola by J. Torres and Elbert Or and Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel. Music: Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc."
Podcast 14: A Chat with Clayton Hanmer (Oct.16th, 2010)
Jenn sits down with Clayton Hanmer
, cartoonist for Owl Magazine, illustrator of "Not Your Typical Book About the Environment", and creator of the Joe Shuster Award nominated "Cton's Super Amaze-ing Year of Crazy Comics". He's also a member of the art collective Trio Magnus
. Clayton and Jenn talk about his career and the state of kids comics today. Music: Iron Maiden "Hallowed Be They Name" (as suggested by Clayton)
Podcast 13: Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell (Oct.7th, 2010)
This graphic novel about teenage schizophrenia won the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel. It was a heavy read but Jer and Amy made it through and came out with some differing views on it. Worth a read if you enjoy books dealing more with realism. Music: Stereolab "Miss Modular"
Podcast 12: Luna Brothers Part 2, Ultra and Sword (Oct.1st, 2010)
Part two of our podcast about the Luna Brothers creative teem sees Amy and Jer talking about their first and second series, Ultra and Girls respectively. Teresa joins us briefly as we discuss what we did and did not like about these two titles. Spoiler alert again! We definitely talk about the end of Girls in this one, so watch out! Music: Basia Bulat "Snakes and Ladders"
Podcast 11: Luna Brothers Part 1, The Sword (Sep.24th, 2010)
Amy and Jer talk about the Sword for this first of two Luna Brothers podcasts. The Sword is a 24 issue series that is now available as foru paperbacks about a girl who finds a magic sword and uses it to avenge her murdered family. SPOILER ALERT!! If you haven't read the series there is a spot about half way through that we tell listeners we are about to spoil the ending, and trust me we do! Check out our podcast next week when we talk about Ultra and Girls, also by the Luna Brothers in part two. Music: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Rivals"
Podcast 10: A Chat with Kean Soo (Sep.11th, 2010)
Jenn interviews Kean Soo
, creator of the Shuster award winning graphic novel "Jellaby" and short stories in the "Flight" and "Flight Explorer" anthologies. He was in the store to run our second drawing workshop for kids! They talk about Kean's career in comics: past, present, and future, the creation of Jellaby, and the need for more comics for boys. Music: Belle and Sebastian "Sleep the Clock Around"
Podcast 9: Good for Girls (Sep.9th, 2010)
Jenn and Amy talk about "Courtney Crumrin" and "Polly and the Pirates" by Ted Naifeh, and "Amulet" by Kazu Kibuishi, all of which are great recommendations for girls ages 7 and up. Music: Broken Social Scene "K.C. Accidental"
Podcast 8: Comics to Movies (Sep.1st, 2010)
Jer and Amy discuss three comics made into movies and whether they were direct adaptations or inspirations. This episode's books were: Whiteout by Greg Ruck and Steve Lieber, Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley and Kick Ass by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This topic may be revisited in future podcasts as there are many movies to choose from! Music: Thievery Corporation "Samba Tranquille"
Podcast 7: Board Games and Eric Lang (Aug.18th, 2010)
With Jenn and Amy on vacation Jer takes the helm of moderator, Teresa and Jer chat with Eric Lang resident game designer. Jer, Teresa and Eric talk about the history of Boardgames in North America, the introduction of the "Eurogame" into North American culture. Also on the discussion platter are different types of boardgames available and our favorite board games. Music: CharlatansUK "A Man Needs to be Told"
Podcast 6: A Chat with Brian McLachlan (Aug.11th, 2010)
Brian McLachlan was in the store to run a workshop for kids, and so we interviewed him! Brian talks about his work for Owl Magazine and Nelson Textbooks, as well as his webcomics Princess Planet
and Smooth and Natural
. Jenn and Brian also talk about female protagonists, the place of gaming in the comic scene, and the development of graphic novels in the classroom. Music: Fleet Foxes "Ragged Wood"
Podcast 5: Graphic Novels for Kids (Aug.5th, 2010)
Amy, Jenn, and Teresa talk about Mouse Guard by David Petersen, Smile by Raina Telgemeier, Alison Dare by J. Torres and J. Bone, and Shadoweyes by Ross Campbell. Find out the goods on new (or new-ish) kids' books! Hear Jenn extol the virtues of her staff! Music: Manitoba "Hendrix vs. Ko"
Podcast 4: Ongoing Comics (Jul.29th, 2010)
Amy and Jer talk about American Vampire, Chew, Jonah Hex, Walking Dead, and The Last Unicorn. Then Jenn joins the conversation to talk (for a bit too long) about her trip to San Diego Comic-Con: being an Eisner finalist, working the Hero Initiative booth, and tips on how to survive Comic-Con! Music: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Bellbottoms"
Podcast 3: The Pilgrim-Cast (Jul.19th, 2010)
Amy, Jenn, and Jer talk about volumes 1-6 of Scott Pilgrim, just in time for the release of Scott Pilgrim vol.6 tomorrow! We talk about the series in its entirety, the good, the bad, the ugly. And this time, with music! Enjoy! Music: Plumtree "Scott Pilgrim"
Podcast 2: Graphic Novels (Jul.14th, 2010)
Amy, Jenn, Jer, and Robert talk about Neil Young's Greendale, Moving Pictures, Blacksad, and Asterios Polyp. An ambitious podcast, and quite long as a result, but, hey, we had a lot to talk about! But no music... music will return next week.
Podcast 1: Manga (Jul.7th, 2010)
Amy, Jenn, and Jer talk about Kingyo Used Books, Saturn Apartments, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto, while they generally try to get the hang of this whole podcasting thing. Music: +/- "Ventriloquist"