Spooks and Signs, with Kyle Starks and Jake Hill

This episode is a Halloween Special! Joining me for this very spooky episode is Kyle Starks ("Sexcastle," "Rick and Morty," "Assassin Nation") and Multiversity's own Jake Hill (Mutantversity) to discuss their favorite horror comics!

Along the way, we talk about Kyle's new Kickstarter book "Old Head," our joint love for "Locke & Key," the works of Emily Carroll and Junji Ito, and the many reasons why Kyle loves the movies of M. Night Shyamalan (especially Signs). Join us!

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LIVE: Comics and Conventions, with Peter Burke and John Higgins

This week’s episode is a live recording from the Birmingham based comics convention Not Another Comic-Con that I was invited to record back in August. I’m joined by Peter Burke, who’s the founder and organizer of the convention, and John Higgins, an industry legend who’s been a writer and artist on books like "2000AD" and "Rajorjack," as well as being the colorist on books like "Watchmen" and "The Killing Joke."

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Exploring a Fictional World, with Mary Puppo and Mark Romero

Joining me on this week's episode is Mary Puppo and Mark Romero of Attic Door Media to discuss their successful Kickstarter for "Incident Report" #1! This debut issue serves as an entry point into a whole fictional world that Mary, Mark and their friend Brian Sippin have been invested in for many years. This is in part thanks to their regular tabletop RPG games in which they first forged this new superhero universe.

We discuss what it's like to make the transition from the tabletop to the page, as well as the ins and outs of "Incident Report" #1 and its Kickstarter campaign. We also deep dive into the books that Mary and Mark love. For Mary, it's Gail Simone's New 52 run on "Batgirl," and for Mark it's "Copperhead" from Image Comics. Join us!

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The Wicked + The Divine Debrief, with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

On this episode, I'm joined by two of the creators of "The Wicked + The Divine" - Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie - to discuss the end of an era. WicDiv first started in 2014, and over the last five years has captivated fans with its exploration of fame, religion, self-image, celebrity, and the inevitability of death. Join us as we take a look back over the series, from its origins all the way through to its bittersweet final issue. We'll also talk about how this series has affected its creators and how they feel now that it's all over.

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Weird Fiction, with Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha

On this episode, I'm joined by Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha to discuss their new series "Black Stars Above," as well as the weird fiction that influenced their craft. For Lonnie, it's "Providence" by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, and for Jenna, it's "Uzumaki" by Junji Ito.

Along the way, we also talk about the recipe for good horror, how influntial horror movies can be, the use of creating horror as a form of therapy and catharsis, and much more!

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Lost in Translation, with Meredith McClaren and Steve Lacey

On this week's episode, I'm joined by the creator of the upcoming "Super Fun Sexy Times" Meredith McClaren and co-host of the Fantasticast podcast Steve Lacey, to talk about their love of comics from far and wide. For Steve, it's one of the first comics he ever read: "Asterix in Belgium," and for Meredith, it's one of her favorite Shojo Manga: "From Far Away." Along the way, we'll discuss the good and bad things about reading translated works, the ways in which humor and emotion span all languages, and how to properly convey tricky subjects such as sexuality and relationships for modern audiences. All this and much more!

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Honesty and Vulnerability, with Nola Pfau and Lucy Sullivan

On this episode, Matt is joined by Nola Pfau ("Bun & Tea," Editor in Chief of Women Write About Comics) and Lucy Sullivan ("Barking") to discuss the idea of honesty in comics. Honesty both in the story being told and in the intentions of the creator.

Along the way, we talk about Nola's story in the Kickstarter "Bun & Tea," Lucy's upcoming graphic novel "Barking" from Unbound, and the comics they love. For Nola, it's "Uncanny X-Men" #173, by Chris Claremont, Paul Smith, Bob Wiacek, Glynis Wein, and Tom Orzechowski, and for Lucy, it's Domu: A Child's Dream, by Katsuhiro Otomo.

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Theatricality and Comics, with Dan Watters and Matt Ligeti

On this episode, Matt is joined by Dan Watters ("Limbo," "Deep Roots") and Matt Ligeti (Comicbookyeti.com) to discuss the drama, the poetry and the theatrics of comic books.

We take a close look at the upcoming "Coffin Bound" #1, by Dan Watters, Dani, Brad Simpson, and Aditya Bidikar, and discuss the formative comic books of both Dan and Matt. All this and much more!

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Serialized Mythology, with Tiffany Babb and Ram V

On this episode, Matt is joined by writers Tiffany Babb (“Panel x Panel,” Shelfdust) and Ram V (“Paradiso,” “These Savage Shores”) to explore the idea of superheroes as mythology. We’ll be talking about how these larger than life figures evolve and grow over time due to the nature of serialized storytelling. We’ll also be discussing the comics that they love. For Ram, it’s Darwyn Cooke’s wonderful rendition of “Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score,” and for Tiffany, it’s Marvel’s “Journey into Mystery” #645, which rounds off Kieron Gillen’s Young Loki saga.

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Feeding the Fame Monster, with Mags Visaggio

On this episode of the show, Matt is joined by writer Mags Visaggio to talk about her new series "Marilyn Manor" as well as the nature of fame, the gift and the curse of being in the spotlight. There's also talk of Grant Morrison's career, working through your therapy on the page, and much more!

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