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Latest Episodes

Matt Fraction, Elsa Charretier: November is Coming and Jimmy Olsen too

November isn't just the election it's also the hithardboiled graphic novel series from Elsa Charretier and Matt Fraction. A special commentary edition of the book is on it's way and Elsa has the scoop! Fraction and I also chatted about Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, his series with Steve Lieber- and there are some interesting connections between the two very different works! Support the massively popular kickstarter for the November art book here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elsacharretier/elsa-charretiers-artbook-2020 If you missed my episode with Elsa this Spring definitely give it a listen for her amazing, and inspiringorigin story as an artisthttps://bit.ly/GPRelsa For more Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen check out my interview with artist Steve Lieber.https://bit.ly/SuperPal and review:https://www.comicsbeat.com/review-jimmy-olsen-1/ and if you are looking for ways to volunteer around the election or want to share show feedback I'm on twitterhttps://twitter.com/elana_Brooklyn

94 min3 w ago
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Matt Fraction, Elsa Charretier: November is Coming and Jimmy Olsen too

Role-Playing Games: Dungeons and Dragons, Lasers and Feelings and beyond

Tabletop roleplaying games are a hotsocial activity. Manyhave played for decades, butsome have always wanted to trybut haven't found a group to join yet. This episode features a diverse crew of TTRPG experts answering your questions on everything from how to get started, how to make your games more inclusive, how to adapt your offline games toonline ANDrecommendawesome games you haven't heard of yet (thosemay involve neitherdungeons nor dragons). Jess Rossis an editor, writer, and podcaster. She plays D&D with the d20 Dames, a family-friendly actual play podcasthttps://d20dames.com/You can find all of Jess’ writing on their website http://writejess.com Mike Kelly is a cohost of the One Shot Test Kitchen podcast https://anchor.fm/one-shot-test-kitchen, which is a real-play podcast of different indie pen-and-paper RPGs. He is a game designer/writer and public speaker about games based out of Brooklyn April-Lyn Caouette is a cohost of the One Shot Test Kitchen. She's a cofounder /Chie...

75 minSEP 29
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Role-Playing Games: Dungeons and Dragons, Lasers and Feelings and beyond

Matthew Perpetua talks X-Men, music and being a critic

“disrupting the idea of superhero vs super villains and more about what happens within any community”-- Music critic Matt Perpetua is writing about X-Men comics on his new sitehttps://www.houseofx.org. He is alsothe sole writer of the independent music site Fluxblog since 2002, more recently expanding beyond the site itself to playlist curation on Spotify. In addition to the site, has also contributed to Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, and New York Magazine, and was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Music. Follow him on Twitter:https://twitter.com/perpetua His music bloghttp://www.fluxblog.org/is a must read for anyone who loves music criticism. For Matt's educational and electrifying playlists visit:https://open.spotify.com/user/123059001 Here's the Industrial one we spoke about:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/78IIa57I7SnB4AWrDsMtXH

106 minSEP 17
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Matthew Perpetua talks X-Men, music and being a critic

Doom Patrol Season 2

Our critically aclaimed coverage of Doom Patrol--DC Universe's critically acclaimed show--continues with this episode on Season 2. Joining me are guests: Sarah Daniel Rasheris an erstwhile professor of Shakespeareology who now tries to save the world through educational data. They also occasionally write about figure skating and Star Trek on the internet. Winn Periyasamy is a Fordham law student and advocate working and organizing in New York City. She has her master's in public health and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Nation, and more. You can follow Winn at@wperiyasamy Here's the essay on Cyborg I recommendedhttps://themiddlespaces.com/2015/03/31/humanity-not-included/

83 minSEP 8
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Doom Patrol Season 2

Working in a Comic Book Shop During COVID

"I’m so thankful that my job is to sell people art." - John Arminio, Comix Connection. Guest John Arminio shares what it islike working at acomics storeduring this unprecidented timeand how fans can support comics retail staff. Plus he makes some great suggestions ofcomics to buy. John is a long-time comic book devotee and retailer who peddles his wares at Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Along with comics, another of his great passions is film, and you can hear him discuss that artistic medium on recent episodes of the podcasts Hellbent for Horror, Film '89, and 26 Movies from Hell. John has joined Graphic Policy Radio before to talk about: Doom Patrolhttp://bit.ly/DoomPatrolgp SecretSix http://bit.ly/Secret6fix The Best Comics of 2019http://bit.ly/2019comics Follow him on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/QuasarSniffer Visit the Comix Connection here:https://www.facebook.com/comix.connection/

54 minAUG 31
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Working in a Comic Book Shop During COVID

Stopping abuse in the comics industry: not just a few bad apples

Comics' harassment crisis isn't just caused by the names you've seen in the comics news. It is enabled by anentire system of employment and fandom built on exploitation. Good thing there are some brilliant and brave people joining me to talk about what we can to do create meaningful change in the industry. Guests: Jay Edidin writes comics, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction; covers culture, arts, science, and gender as a journalist and essayist; edits comics, transmedia, and genre fiction; and is half of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men. Jay was named ComicBook .com2017 Comics Person of the Year for his investigative coverage of harassment issues at D.C. Comics and his work to foster diversity and inclusion in comics culture. Joan Hilty is a comics editor who came up in the 90s queer comics scene as a cartoonist, then had a 15-year editorial run at DC Comics/Vertigo, and now works with many of the Top 10 comics publishers in licensed publishing at Nickelodeon. She’s...

77 minAUG 11
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Stopping abuse in the comics industry: not just a few bad apples

Comics Writer Tina Horn on SfSx: Freedom & Safety in the SciFi Sex Dystopia

Tina Horn is the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book seriesSfSx(Safe Sex). She hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?!. SfSxis the near-future story of the underground queer sex workers known as the Dirty Mind, who use their powers of bondage and intrigue to free their incarcerated friends and fight the power!SfSx: Volume 1: Protection is out now in trade paperback. Tina's reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has been in Playboy, Rolling Stone and more; she is the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to numerous anthologies including the queer horror collection Theater of Terror and the feminist essay collection Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. Tina has lectured on sex worker politics and queer BDSM identities at universities and community centers all over North America, and works as an on-set consultant for theater and television including the dominatrix scenes of Pose. She is a LAMBDA L...

88 minJUL 29
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Comics Writer Tina Horn on SfSx: Freedom & Safety in the SciFi Sex Dystopia

Cartoonist Christina 'Steenz' Stewart: From the Library to the Heart of the City

"I want to show that the people behind the desk canlook like me,"-- Cristina ‘Steenz’ Stewart is a St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor. She's the cartoonist on the syndicated comic strip ‘Heart Of The City’, the co-creator of Dwayne McDuffie Award winning Graphic NovelArchival Quality, and is featured in short story anthologies such as Eisner and Ignatz Award-Winning Elements: Fire, Mine!, and Dead Beats. Steenz launched and edited the popular RPG periodical Rolled & Told. She participates in and creates community building comics related programming, and is a frequent panelist at comic cons. Steenz currently teaches cartooning at Webster University while editing titles from Mad Cave Studios. She'shttps://www.oheysteenz.com/andhttps://twitter.com/oheysteenz

69 minJUL 17
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Cartoonist Christina 'Steenz' Stewart: From the Library to the Heart of the City

Comics Writer Nadia Shammas: Bodies, Goth & No Olive Branches

From getting a Marvel internship out of spiteto getting her own dream project graphic novel underway. Nadia Shammas is an Arab-American comic writer and native Brooklynite. She's best known for being the creator of CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments and the author/co-creator of SQUIRE, a YA Middle Eastern fantasy set from HarperCollins next year. Youcan find her and her movie takes onhttps://twitter.com/Nadia_Shammas Join us as we we get real aboutfeelings about health, art and capitlism. Also goth. PS here's the GP radio episode about workplace harassment in the comics industtry thatI referenced in my addedintro:https://bit.ly/comicsworklawyer

64 minJUL 3
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Comics Writer Nadia Shammas: Bodies, Goth & No Olive Branches

She-ra & the Princesses of Power S5 w Lux Alptraum & Mey Rude

Lux Alptraum is a Peabody-nominated producer and writer whose work had appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Hustler. Her first book, Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And the Truths They Reveal, explores our cultural obsession with feminine deceit.https://twitter.com/luxalptraum Mey Rude is a Los Angeles-based trans latina lesbian. she’s a journalist who’s worked for autostraddle,them.usand out magazine, as well as a sensitivity reader and trans consultant on novels, comics, tv shows, and video games. she’s consulted on titles like Lumberjanes, Bitch Planet, and Cosmokights and is obsessed with queer representation in media.https://twitter.com/meyrude MUST read "Do We Need the Police? ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘She-Ra’ Suggest We Don’t"https://collider.com/abolish-the-police-steven-universe-she-ra/by Tahir Duckett

69 minJUN 17
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She-ra & the Princesses of Power S5 w Lux Alptraum & Mey Rude

Latest Episodes

Matt Fraction, Elsa Charretier: November is Coming and Jimmy Olsen too

November isn't just the election it's also the hithardboiled graphic novel series from Elsa Charretier and Matt Fraction. A special commentary edition of the book is on it's way and Elsa has the scoop! Fraction and I also chatted about Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, his series with Steve Lieber- and there are some interesting connections between the two very different works! Support the massively popular kickstarter for the November art book here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elsacharretier/elsa-charretiers-artbook-2020 If you missed my episode with Elsa this Spring definitely give it a listen for her amazing, and inspiringorigin story as an artisthttps://bit.ly/GPRelsa For more Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen check out my interview with artist Steve Lieber.https://bit.ly/SuperPal and review:https://www.comicsbeat.com/review-jimmy-olsen-1/ and if you are looking for ways to volunteer around the election or want to share show feedback I'm on twitterhttps://twitter.com/elana_Brooklyn

94 min3 w ago
Comments
Matt Fraction, Elsa Charretier: November is Coming and Jimmy Olsen too

Role-Playing Games: Dungeons and Dragons, Lasers and Feelings and beyond

Tabletop roleplaying games are a hotsocial activity. Manyhave played for decades, butsome have always wanted to trybut haven't found a group to join yet. This episode features a diverse crew of TTRPG experts answering your questions on everything from how to get started, how to make your games more inclusive, how to adapt your offline games toonline ANDrecommendawesome games you haven't heard of yet (thosemay involve neitherdungeons nor dragons). Jess Rossis an editor, writer, and podcaster. She plays D&D with the d20 Dames, a family-friendly actual play podcasthttps://d20dames.com/You can find all of Jess’ writing on their website http://writejess.com Mike Kelly is a cohost of the One Shot Test Kitchen podcast https://anchor.fm/one-shot-test-kitchen, which is a real-play podcast of different indie pen-and-paper RPGs. He is a game designer/writer and public speaker about games based out of Brooklyn April-Lyn Caouette is a cohost of the One Shot Test Kitchen. She's a cofounder /Chie...

75 minSEP 29
Comments
Role-Playing Games: Dungeons and Dragons, Lasers and Feelings and beyond

Matthew Perpetua talks X-Men, music and being a critic

“disrupting the idea of superhero vs super villains and more about what happens within any community”-- Music critic Matt Perpetua is writing about X-Men comics on his new sitehttps://www.houseofx.org. He is alsothe sole writer of the independent music site Fluxblog since 2002, more recently expanding beyond the site itself to playlist curation on Spotify. In addition to the site, has also contributed to Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, and New York Magazine, and was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Music. Follow him on Twitter:https://twitter.com/perpetua His music bloghttp://www.fluxblog.org/is a must read for anyone who loves music criticism. For Matt's educational and electrifying playlists visit:https://open.spotify.com/user/123059001 Here's the Industrial one we spoke about:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/78IIa57I7SnB4AWrDsMtXH

106 minSEP 17
Comments
Matthew Perpetua talks X-Men, music and being a critic

Doom Patrol Season 2

Our critically aclaimed coverage of Doom Patrol--DC Universe's critically acclaimed show--continues with this episode on Season 2. Joining me are guests: Sarah Daniel Rasheris an erstwhile professor of Shakespeareology who now tries to save the world through educational data. They also occasionally write about figure skating and Star Trek on the internet. Winn Periyasamy is a Fordham law student and advocate working and organizing in New York City. She has her master's in public health and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Nation, and more. You can follow Winn at@wperiyasamy Here's the essay on Cyborg I recommendedhttps://themiddlespaces.com/2015/03/31/humanity-not-included/

83 minSEP 8
Comments
Doom Patrol Season 2

Working in a Comic Book Shop During COVID

"I’m so thankful that my job is to sell people art." - John Arminio, Comix Connection. Guest John Arminio shares what it islike working at acomics storeduring this unprecidented timeand how fans can support comics retail staff. Plus he makes some great suggestions ofcomics to buy. John is a long-time comic book devotee and retailer who peddles his wares at Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Along with comics, another of his great passions is film, and you can hear him discuss that artistic medium on recent episodes of the podcasts Hellbent for Horror, Film '89, and 26 Movies from Hell. John has joined Graphic Policy Radio before to talk about: Doom Patrolhttp://bit.ly/DoomPatrolgp SecretSix http://bit.ly/Secret6fix The Best Comics of 2019http://bit.ly/2019comics Follow him on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/QuasarSniffer Visit the Comix Connection here:https://www.facebook.com/comix.connection/

54 minAUG 31
Comments
Working in a Comic Book Shop During COVID

Stopping abuse in the comics industry: not just a few bad apples

Comics' harassment crisis isn't just caused by the names you've seen in the comics news. It is enabled by anentire system of employment and fandom built on exploitation. Good thing there are some brilliant and brave people joining me to talk about what we can to do create meaningful change in the industry. Guests: Jay Edidin writes comics, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction; covers culture, arts, science, and gender as a journalist and essayist; edits comics, transmedia, and genre fiction; and is half of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men. Jay was named ComicBook .com2017 Comics Person of the Year for his investigative coverage of harassment issues at D.C. Comics and his work to foster diversity and inclusion in comics culture. Joan Hilty is a comics editor who came up in the 90s queer comics scene as a cartoonist, then had a 15-year editorial run at DC Comics/Vertigo, and now works with many of the Top 10 comics publishers in licensed publishing at Nickelodeon. She’s...

77 minAUG 11
Comments
Stopping abuse in the comics industry: not just a few bad apples

Comics Writer Tina Horn on SfSx: Freedom & Safety in the SciFi Sex Dystopia

Tina Horn is the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book seriesSfSx(Safe Sex). She hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?!. SfSxis the near-future story of the underground queer sex workers known as the Dirty Mind, who use their powers of bondage and intrigue to free their incarcerated friends and fight the power!SfSx: Volume 1: Protection is out now in trade paperback. Tina's reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has been in Playboy, Rolling Stone and more; she is the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to numerous anthologies including the queer horror collection Theater of Terror and the feminist essay collection Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. Tina has lectured on sex worker politics and queer BDSM identities at universities and community centers all over North America, and works as an on-set consultant for theater and television including the dominatrix scenes of Pose. She is a LAMBDA L...

88 minJUL 29
Comments
Comics Writer Tina Horn on SfSx: Freedom & Safety in the SciFi Sex Dystopia

Cartoonist Christina 'Steenz' Stewart: From the Library to the Heart of the City

"I want to show that the people behind the desk canlook like me,"-- Cristina ‘Steenz’ Stewart is a St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor. She's the cartoonist on the syndicated comic strip ‘Heart Of The City’, the co-creator of Dwayne McDuffie Award winning Graphic NovelArchival Quality, and is featured in short story anthologies such as Eisner and Ignatz Award-Winning Elements: Fire, Mine!, and Dead Beats. Steenz launched and edited the popular RPG periodical Rolled & Told. She participates in and creates community building comics related programming, and is a frequent panelist at comic cons. Steenz currently teaches cartooning at Webster University while editing titles from Mad Cave Studios. She'shttps://www.oheysteenz.com/andhttps://twitter.com/oheysteenz

69 minJUL 17
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Cartoonist Christina 'Steenz' Stewart: From the Library to the Heart of the City

Comics Writer Nadia Shammas: Bodies, Goth & No Olive Branches

From getting a Marvel internship out of spiteto getting her own dream project graphic novel underway. Nadia Shammas is an Arab-American comic writer and native Brooklynite. She's best known for being the creator of CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments and the author/co-creator of SQUIRE, a YA Middle Eastern fantasy set from HarperCollins next year. Youcan find her and her movie takes onhttps://twitter.com/Nadia_Shammas Join us as we we get real aboutfeelings about health, art and capitlism. Also goth. PS here's the GP radio episode about workplace harassment in the comics industtry thatI referenced in my addedintro:https://bit.ly/comicsworklawyer

64 minJUL 3
Comments
Comics Writer Nadia Shammas: Bodies, Goth & No Olive Branches

She-ra & the Princesses of Power S5 w Lux Alptraum & Mey Rude

Lux Alptraum is a Peabody-nominated producer and writer whose work had appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Hustler. Her first book, Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And the Truths They Reveal, explores our cultural obsession with feminine deceit.https://twitter.com/luxalptraum Mey Rude is a Los Angeles-based trans latina lesbian. she’s a journalist who’s worked for autostraddle,them.usand out magazine, as well as a sensitivity reader and trans consultant on novels, comics, tv shows, and video games. she’s consulted on titles like Lumberjanes, Bitch Planet, and Cosmokights and is obsessed with queer representation in media.https://twitter.com/meyrude MUST read "Do We Need the Police? ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘She-Ra’ Suggest We Don’t"https://collider.com/abolish-the-police-steven-universe-she-ra/by Tahir Duckett

69 minJUN 17
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She-ra & the Princesses of Power S5 w Lux Alptraum & Mey Rude
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