Once again, the TPB gang is forced to leave the basement! Squinting at the sunlight, screaming in fear at flies and bugs, vainly trying to keep a fire going – it’s back to the great outdoors! In our second annual camping episode we – minus the sadly absent Cally – broadcast from next to the fire as we talk about HORROR comics! As if being outdoors talking about scary stuff wasn’t spooky enough, it was Friday the 13th when we recorded! We were even by a large-ish body of water – not quite Crystal Lake, but it was enough for us. (And mutant creatures were even reported to be in there by Spence’s wife! Yiiiiiiikes!)
Once again Ryan waxes nostalgic for old comics, Spence provides fine historical background info, and Jim loves X-Files/ 30 Days Of Night! We talk about all the horror out there for you, the discerning reader/listener. Whatever kind of horror you are into, we talk about it!
Thanks for our fine pals at Darkhorse, we were able to review two new awesome titles – B.P.R.D. : Hell On Earth – New World #1 and Buzzard #3. (Cally, you missed out!) After that, Ryan (with some help from Spence) does a very rushed Cold Storage – with a few new intros! Then, something awful happens. It is a true horror story. Listen to see if the boys make it out alive.
We had a wonderful time, despite being outdoors. Sadly, we didn’t get yelled at by Santa Claus this year, and there was no “Boner Anus” like last time – but we did at least have an offensive hot dog/marshmallow roaster! We hope you enjoy it, cuz we ain’t leaving the house till next year!
Reviews for this week: B.P.R.D. : Hell On Earth – New World #1 and Buzzard #3
Cold Storage Review: Creepy #1
Musical Selection: “Where did you sleep last night” by Lead Belly
Wonderful writer/artist/gentleman Martin Flink drops by the basement for a quiet chat in this episode! (Good thing our basement is so close to Denmark….) We talked/gushed about Martin’s new book “The Man Of Glass” – from our wonderful pals at Accent UK – a few issues back, and the gushing continues as we talk to Martin about “Man Of Glass” as well as his past work including Utopia, The Troll and much more! We also get soft and sentimental as we discuss children and how they affect you, and how this plays into “Man Of Glass”. We are then treated to a small description of Martin’s upcoming work “Lizard”, which promises to be awesome.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Do yourself a favor and go to your local comic shop and demand that they order “The Man Of Glass”. It’s a simple story, but it is beautiful, heart-breaking, and it will haunt you – not in a bad, creepy way, but in a way soul-searching kind of way. You won’t regret it.
Thanks Martin! We appreciate it!
After the interview, Cally, Ryan, and Spence power-trio it out, old-school style. First of all we talk about comic news…… depressing comic news. More Bendis rage from Ryan (Ryan, shut up already!), Red Hulk, Kevin Smith hate, Thunderstrike returns and more! The news picks up with some goodness about our pal/TPB alumni Francis Manapul! Hooray!
After that, we get a Comic-Con recap from Spence, our man-on-the-scene! He talks costumes, being crop-dusted by fat nerds, the Boom party, our boy Dan Fraga, and our other boy Brian Churilla! (Give him $5, you stupid nerds!) Spence met tons of folks, and then talks about a few! Ryan does a Cold Storage review of Oni Press’s great book “Love Buzz” because he’s a big fat softie, and then Spence does Nate’s Corner! What the?!?!?!?! It’s true! (Somebody has to do it…..) Luckily, the Nate’s Corner segment gives us a chance to gush about Joelle Jones, which you know we love to do.
I've finally finished my script for my contribution to Accent UK's Zombies 2 (2ombies) Anthology. I've sent it off to Dave and a few other friends to look at before I sit down with Dan and figure out the art.
As an aspiring writer, I'm always a bit nervous to send off a script and get feedback. I need the feedback, of course--how else would I better my writing? The thing I'm always scared of is, "HA! You think I could publish this sh*&?!? Write a better one or we'll find someone else." It hasn't happened yet, but it's always in the back of my mind.