This week I’m joined by Jade F. Lee, also known as the trusty peanut gallery. Topics of discussion included her first time attending SPX as a non-exhibitor in a while, the many comics she picked up, magical girls & food, plus more about misogyny in comics and beyond!
It’s hard to believe that only a year ago I was attending my first Otakon, yet here we are, and what a difference a year can make. Back then, in no small part thanks to Attack on Titan, I was plunging back into the world of anime & manga. This time, while I was no less eager to discover new things, my exploration was considerably better aimed, and that made for a much more rewarding experience. Look no further than the five volumes of Vinland Saga that now sit proudly on my shelf – and yes, a good bit of bargain hunting went into that.
It goes without saying that a good time was had, and that the three full days left plenty to unpack – from the anime I sampled to the drop in attendance, and the changing landscape in artist alley. Read More
This week my co-host was Devon Sanders, whom you might recognize because of his contributions to Bleeding Cool. Additionally, during the first half we were joined by Mark Russell, writer of DC’s Prez, as well as God Is Disappointed in You. Topics of conversation included the insanity of the electoral cycle, Congressman John Lewis’s March & how everyone should read it, and the importance of trades & new voices in comics. Afterwards, Devon & I talked shop, and decided we should definitely do this again!
This week we got to interview Jeremy Whitley, author of Princeless & more recently the Danny Rand/Misty Knight story in Secret Love. Topics, also included Sensation Comics, and how Jeremy would love to write a Young Adult Wonder Woman story, Kelly Sue DeConnick & Matt Fraction’s comics entourage, and finally the importance of building an audience for comics & how retailers and trades play into that.