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23

Apr

Taking Care of Business

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00:00:10 – www.audibletrial.com/podcorn for a free audiobook
00:00:50 – Start!
00:01:30 - Today’s topic: DEADLINES
00:02:45 - Monthly expectations
00:04:40 - Armchair Historian Brandon
00:07:10 - Anecdotal sales numbers
00:09:25 - Netflix release model
00:10:22 -…

Last week’s Podcorn—forgot to reblog, and it’s an important one!  We discuss handling deadlines and propose a bimonthly schedule for the second arc of Rocket Girl, as opposed to big gaps between arcs.  We’d like to know what you think!

Numerology

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00:00:10 – www.audibletrial.com/podcorn for a free audiobook
00:00:50 – Start!
00:01:30 - Rocket Girl #5 on shelves 5/21!
00:01:44 - Nailed it.
00:11:20 - Retailer order conundrum
00:18:00 - RG retailer order pattern
00:20:50 - Is it possible to buoy sales without a…

New podcast!  We talk about all those number ones (both new titles and relaunches) we’ve been seeing in comics of late, and the effect it’s having on the industry, good and bad.

What are your favorite #1’s to come out recently?

15

Apr

Tentopet.com

Folks, I’m gonna close down my super-obsolete website in a couple days. So if you wanna take a walk down memory lane, or jot down the tutorials there, or see what my old stuff looked like, do it now!

PS Click on the “to Fool’s Gold” thing, then run your cursor over that hanging doll thing. Haha.

09

Apr

The Ghost Rider/Starlight Double Feature

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00:00:10 – www.audibletrial.com/podcorn for a free audiobook
00:00:50 – Start!
00:01:10 - I struggle with cutting non-arguments because I find them hilarious
00:04:40 - “One hundred new number ones”
00:06:00 - Felipe Smith, Tokyopop alum
00:07:15 - Read MBQ or…

New Podcorn where we GUSH about Ghost Rider #1 and Starlight #1.  Hope you’ve gotten a chance to read them, because of all the number ones, these two we are super excited about.  

SPEAKING OF, Shutter #1 by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca just came out TODAY!!!!  Make SURE you grab a copy.  So excited to read it myself. We gotta interview Leila sometime soon for the podcast.

07

Apr

joekeatinge:

SHUTTER #1 is finally ALMOST here!

This Wednesday, April 9th is the big day. Been amped about this for a while.

And here’s a preview of all four covers (by Leila del Duca, Emma Ríos, Dustin Weaver & Brandon Graham) and the preview that’s going around websites right now. I’ve added the last spread of the title sequence as it seemed weird to cut off there, so consider this a TUMBLR EXCLUSIVE. 

It’s $3.50. Features 21 pages of a lead feature. Two pages of what will eventually be a letters column, but is just Leila and me talking for right now. Four pages of comics by Ryan Alexander-Tanner & Catherine Peach. One page of our regular Tiger Lawyer comic by writer Ryan Ferrier & a rotating series of artists. One ad because I really love Michel Fiffe’s Copra. Then a back cover with ANOTHER Leila del Duca & Owen Gieni image, credits, etc. 

Here’s Leila & me talking about it with Comic Book Resources. Here’s me talking about it with Lindsey Morris of Girls Gone Geek. Here’s Leila talking about it with Multiversity.

If you live in Portland, Oregon you can hang out with me on Wednesday at Cosmic Monkey. If you live in Missoula, Montana, you can hang out with Leila on Wednesday at Muse Comics. If you live in Southern California you can hang out with BOTH of us on Friday at Beach Ball Comics

And finally, here are some thoughts on Shutter from other people who make comic books:

"SHUTTER is bold, smart fun — a stunning book on every front. Keatinge and del Duca have crafted something special — at once intimate and epic."
- Scott Snyder (Batman, The Wake, Wytches)
"Joyous and Heartfelt science-fiction pop with all the capital-R Romance of  the last roll of polaroid film on Earth."
- Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine)

Please do spread the word! And have a good week!

02

Apr

Blub #4: Five Ghosts

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00:00:10 – www.audibletrial.com/podcorn for a free audiobook
00:00:50 – Start!
00:01:05 - Special guest, Frank J. Barbiere
00:02:20 - Production horror stories
00:13:10 - Frank/Chris division of labor
00:18:20 - aborted western, Endless West
00:27:25 - Five…

Definitely give this Blub (our version of a book club) a listen.  Frank’s Five Ghosts is OUTSTANDING and we also talk about the ins and outs of being a writer, making a name.  Pretty valuable stuff.

31

Mar

felipesmithart:

All New Ghost Rider #1

"Yay! Mac N’ Cheese!"

Robbie loves his little brother Gabe.

If you guys somehow haven’t gotten the new Ghost Rider, lemme do you a favor and say GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT!!!!  Written by Felipe Smith, whom I was already a big fan of, and drawn by Tradd Moore of Luther Strode fame, who is so good at characters/acting, style, action…it’s almost unsettling.

Plus, with all the relaunches from both Marvel and DC, this is the first one that actually felt like a “first issue” to me.  Like you can read this and know nothing about continuity or Ghost Rider and you are just locked in.  Just an amazing job…I am SUPER excited for this series.  Mac N’ Cheese!!

(Source: reyesrobbies)

26

Mar

Layouts/inks/colors for “that one spread.”

Rocket Girl #4, the massive action issue, out as of last week.  Hope you guys liked it!

This here Akira scene was a big inspiration for that chase scene in Rocket Girl.  We talk about this and much more in our play-by-play of Rocket Girl #4 in the brand spankin’ NEW PODCORN EPISODE!  Give it a listen!

This here Akira scene was a big inspiration for that chase scene in Rocket Girl.  We talk about this and much more in our play-by-play of Rocket Girl #4 in the brand spankin’ NEW PODCORN EPISODE!  Give it a listen!

25

Mar

joannaestep:

ART SAMPLES FROM MY STORY, BOLD RILEY AND THE LION JAWED!

Hey guys, lest ye forget, the Bold Riley: Unspun Kickstarter has 6 days left!  There’s still plenty of pledge tiers where you can get original art from the book, and for every extra 1k we raise, all the artists get another bonus!  We’re helping awesome artists to do their thing!

So if you’re thinking of giving Bold Riley a try, now is the best time to pledge, and reserve your copy!  And if you’re already familiar with The World of The Coin, then please signal boost!  I want this Kickstarter to go out with a bang!  

Joanna Estep is so amazing.  I can’t believe I almost missed this!