Alright, I’m still not convinced that this is the brightest idea I’ve ever had, but I recorded a podcast last night talking about some of my experiences during the 2008 Wizard World Chicago comic con. It’s a little different than the normal Branded in the 80s podcasts as it’s mired in the present and it’s pretty freaking long (for me at least.) So be warned that it clocks in at just over an hour. Mainly I discuss how much WW surprised me in contrast to conventions that I’m more used to like Dragon con, as well as how easily (relatively) I was able to break out of my more normal introverted shell in the convention situation…
What’s this?!? Another Branded in the 80s podcast? Well, no, not exactly (though I love using the above header…) I recently took some time out to record a show with my wife and Jerzy Drozd (of MLaT Comics, Art & Story Podcast, and Sugary Serials editor and creator) about the upcoming Wizard World Chicgo appearance we’re all going to make. Basically we dig into the expectations, hopes, and fears we’re going to have at the show as well as some thoughts on what it’s like being an attendee versus being an exhibitor. So if you are interested in hearing the soothing sounds of my voice (sarcasm folks) or are interested in listening to us chat about comic conventions, go on over to Sugary Serials and give it a listen (or click the picture below, it’s episode 17 of the Saturday Supercast.)
You can also right click and download the show from this link.
I also pop up on this past Monday’s Art & Story Alive, episode 18 (the sister podcast to Art & Story geared more towards furthering the conversation of the craft of comics art as well as encouraging listener participation), though only for a bit. The topic was long form comics, how they work online, how to approach character and world construction and how they differ from short form comics (mainly strips, but also single issues and such.) We also get into the concept of using photo reference to different degrees and whether this counts as cheating art-wise (if you’re curious on my opinion on this topic, I wrote about my struggles with it back in 2006.) You can get the episode by right clicking and downloading it here.
Lastly, and also on the podcast news front, Branded in the 80s was discussed on episode 105 of the Paunch Stevenson Show. Greg and Rob take a little bit of time talking about the TV Guide and Peel Here columns as well as getting lost in my backwards site navigation a bit (just kidding guys, though I totally see your point on needing a "Next Page" navigation link at the bottom of the blogplane.) You can get to the episode here.
I forced myself to stop puttering around last night and climbed back behind the mic again for another Branded in the 80s podcast. I so need to get back into the swing of podcasting, but I am one lazy bastard at times. This episodes all about 80’s stickers seeing as that’s whats been on my mind lately. I also recap a buttload of 80’s DVD news including some juicy, all-but-official news on a possible release for The Monster Squad.
For podcast listeners, here’s a rundown of the stuff talked about:
Bubbledog.com (*Update, quick apology to Bubbledog, I think I came off like an ass in the podcast during my rant. Btw, everything is right-clickable on the site now. This is what I get for going off script…)
Here’s some Amazon links to the various DVD releases I mentioned:
Here’s some news and rumors on the Monster Squad Special Edition release for October, 2007:
Wow, it’s been awhile since my last actual podcast, so here we go. First off, sorry folks but this is a big one. I struggle with how to go about gathering my thoughts for these, and I go back and forth between working from a script and ad libbing my way through these. This one was complete ad lib, so it’s all over the place and it took me awhile to get to the end. So sorry about that. The file is roughly 49 megs, so there’s that.
This one is all about horror and Halloween memories per an idea from a piece of listener mail from Anjalee. She suggested a horror podcast and that’s what I delivered. I wax nostalgic on horror themed children’s books, halloween record albums, haunted houses, Disney World, horror video covers, and a few movies too (sort of.) There’s also some cartoon DVD release news (culled from the ever awesome tvondvd.com) and that’s about it.
The one thing I didn’t get to was a story about my scariest Halloween. My mother had made me a super-man outfit and I went out with my dad trick or treating like normal. Well, While we were gone, my mother dressed up like a witch, but she went a little wild (she looks a whole heck of a lot like the witches in the above picture considering that was her inspiration) and when we got back to the house she answered the door and scared the living bejebus out of me and five or so other kids. I didn’t believe it was her and I think I may have even wet my super suit. But anyway…
So sit back, relax and listen to my dumb voice.
In this episode I wax nostalgic on 7/11 convenience stores, Slurpees, and Nintendo Playchoice 10
I think I’ve managed to fix the audio problem that’s been bugging me about the podcasts, but we’ll see.
In this episode I wax nostalgic on Garbage Pail Kids as well as reviewing the GPK movie. I also relate some rather old but fun cartoon nostalgia DVD news.
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First off, I fixed the audio for this episode, so seriously your ears won’t bleed. In this episode I wax nostalgia on some weird toy facts, I review two Monster Squad bootlegs, and I also repeat some great 80’s cartoon on DVD news. So come on in and make yourself comfy. Click here to send me an email.
This one’s all about birthdays, Showbiz Pizza mostly. Thanks and a shout out to www.showbizpizza.com for lending me some sound clips.