Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The End

Hey everybody,

Well, thus ends our run with 'The Panel.' It really has been quite a run, thanks to our guests and the support of our listeners and colleagues. Joe, Ian, and I have a lot of people to thank for their help and energy:

-First of all, Joel Pfannenstiel, the owner of Astro Kitty Comics and More (astrokittycomics.com) has been a supporter of the show from day one. He was our first guest, helped us get in contact with many a creator, always had great suggestions for the show, and generally acted as a papa for us and our lil' comic book radio talk show. There's a reason why we rate our books on a scale of Joels, and why five Joels is considered such high praise for a book. That reason? 'Cause Joel fucking rules.

-Andy Dierks and Courtney Ryan, our former Program Advisor and Station Manager at KJHK, respectively, were both integral in getting all of the elements in order for us to do this show. Great people. <3

-Chris Dickinson, our IT director at KJHK, helped us put our shows on the net for all to hear (good or bad?). I can't thank him enough for his work and his help with alla them ones and zeroes.

-Nick Ray, our current Program Director, has been supportive, encouraging, informative, and sweet to us throughout our entire run. Without his tireless confidence boosts, I don't know if we would've accomplished half of what we did.

-ALL of our guests (too many to list here) were generous and patient with us, and we got to talk to some truly illustrious comic book creators and friends. This show has been a tremendous opportunity for us to talk to our heroes, and I can't thank the interviewees enough for allowing us their time and thoughts.

-Everyone who called in, listened, fit our show into their schedule, downloaded a show, or took the time to talk to us about what could be improved/compliment us-- THANK YOU. You made this show. Thank you for caring about it!

-And lastly, thanks to Joe and Ian. This show was a lot of work and taxed us each in different ways, but we pulled together and made it through. I can't thank them both for the extensive amount of work they did for the show.

Well, that's it for us. Who knows, maybe over Spring Break, after a few more episodes of 'Lost' (and a few drinks) we'll have a Special Edish in which we giggle like schoolchildren, debating the merits of the 'Lost' Love Quadrilateral (Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Juliet-- or maybe BEN?). Only time will tell.

Thank you all. Happy holidays.
See ya' in the funny papers,

Annie

Thursday, November 30, 2006

OH DEAR LLOYD



PODCAST FROM 11/30/06

Guest: V for Vendetta & KickBack illustrator/creator David Lloyd!
Group Book Review: Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows!
Ian's Call to Action kind of?: Tony Millionaire's Billy Hazelnuts!
And of course: Joe's Picks of the Week! Also kind of.

Next week: Erin Tobey!!!!!!
& Chris Grine!!!!!!!
Until then,

(annie)>
.


P.S. You a comic-maker (or want to be)?
Go for it! No reason why the hell not.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

AN AMERICAN ELF, HIMSELF

PODCAST FROM 11/09/06

GUEST: James Kochalka!



Oh! Such fun. Smiles abounded!

GROUP REVIEW: Yoshihiro Tatsumi's The Push Man and Other Stories!


JOE'S REVIEW: Vertigo's Pride of Baghdad!


This was a lovely show. Thanks to Ian and Joe for their hard work and energy, Brendan for his networkin' skillz, and all of our listeners and supporters. It means muchly muchness.
Syruptitiously,
Annie

P.S. Happy National Hamtaro Sushi Day!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Turn up the HEAT-ley

Somehow, with Annie and Joe in New York and KU Basketball taking over our usual timeslot, I somehow managed to produce an episode of The Panel this week.

This weeks guest was none other than the author of "Deadpan" and the upcoming "My Brain is Hanging Upside Down," and one of my absolute favorite comics creators, DAVID HEATLEY!



CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW HERE!

Check out David's blog where you can see what he is working on!

And his official official website too!

Also, here is "The Photoshop Song" that is mentioned in the interview.
So good.

Since it's a little hard to have a comic book discussion with yourself, I decided to cut the show short at a half hour and having a podcast for it is pretty much obsolete. So if you are like, collecting the podcasts or something, just consider the interview Episode whatever.

Extra special thanks to KJ's own Nick Spacek for hosting the interview for me until everyone gets back from NYC and I can get it all worked out! Listen to his punk show Sunglasses After Dark, I promise you it is so worth it.

That is all for today,
Ian H.

Friday, October 27, 2006

PODCAST FROM 10/26/06

GUEST: Johnny Ryan!


(This is one of the least obscene pictures I can find to post from Mr. Ryan. Does it remind anyone else of Miro's Carnival of Harlequin? YAY art history.)
REVIEW: Daniel Clowes' Ghost World!
IAN'S REVIEW: Seth's Wimbledon Green!

--

Congratulations to the winners of the 2006 Harvey Awards!

Lots of amazing work was recognized, including many works we've discussed on the show (much of it in Joe's 'Picks of the Week' segment). Some points of interest:

BEST WRITER
Ed Brubaker / CAPTAIN AMERICA / Marvel Comics

BEST CARTOONIST
Chris Ware / ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 16 / ACME Novelty Library

BEST LETTERER
Chris Ware / ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 16 / ACME Novelty Library
(sheesh!)

BEST COVER ARTIST
James Jean / FABLES / DC/Vertigo
(yay! A good man doin' good work deserves a good award. Hoorah!)

BEST NEW TALENT
R. Kikuo Johnson / NIGHT FISHER / Fantagraphics Books

BEST NEW SERIES
YOUNG AVENGERS / Marvel Comics

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
RUNAWAYS / Marvel Comics

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL
MAAKIES / Tony Millionaire
Self-syndicated
(WOOO HOO! I think it was the 'Panel' interview that pushed him towards the winner's circle.)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
Charles Burns' BLACK HOLE / Pantheon Books

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK
AMERICAN ELF / James Kochalka / www.americanelf.com

...So, if you were wondering which books you should check out, just look heavenwards. That is, the text above.
Also, 'Heroes.' Holy effing poop?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

LADLE ME SOME HADLE

PODCAST FROM 10/19/06!!!!
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK


Call it a fun show with the very wonderful cartoonist/sculptor/comictician* Andrew Hadle! (Look at that comic! He included his soul patch! Amazing.)
And a word or two from MO-KAN Comics Conspiracy organizer Gregory!
And our reviewscussion of Bendis&Bagley's 'Ultimate Spider-Man'.
And, of course, Ian's great review of Chester Brown's book, The Little Man! (We nearly made it without any Wayans Bros. jokes. NEARLY.)
So WOO to the HOO power.

See ya's at the Red Balloon To-Do on Saturday!
YAY
LINKS

As always,
Annie-kin Skyrocker


*Thanks, Ian.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

CONstantly CONfoundingly CONderful!

(I tried on that last word up there. Sorry. But I really did try!)

A big THANK YOU to ever-ee-one who came by our table at the Free State FreeCon! It was such a good time, and we got to talk to friends new and old, as well as spread the word about our little comic talk show baby.
Speaking of babies, there were SO MANY cute babies and kids at the Con! I saw one kid dressed up as Superman, and another as Batman... comic fan parents rule.
A big thanks also goes out to Craig Klotz, who invited us to be at the Con in the first place. It was such a great time. Thank you, Craig. Freals!

Also, Ian got to sell his minicomic to the FreeStateMasses, and he did quite well! CONgratulations to Lawrence's new minicomic star.

That's our boy!

I also got to sell some of my baked goods. The whole day was a smile-maker.


Once again, thanks a lot! And if this is your first visit to the site, browse around for some interviews with comic creators you love! Tell us what you think of the podcasts, and have a great day!
Hi-C or Kool-aid?,
Annie