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!

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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