Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#219 - Every Show Is Taco Bell




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Ep. #219 - Every Show Is Taco Bell

• Intro - We talk about our sponsors DCBS, a place called Comic Bento that is not sponsoring us but is cool, a picture of Aquaman, and god this segment got away from us but we had fun.

• Club Book - We discuss volume 2 of Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday, and we go into pretty minute detail with issue by issue analysis and whining (though very little whining). This leads to a discussion of Demolition Man, yeah.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

#218 - Le Bats



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Ep. #218 - Le Bats

• Intro - David manages to still be sick, because he isn't a quitter. Our sponsors DCBS will give you a righteous discount on books. Gooooooooo there.

• You Should Read This - We recommend FOUR books. Austin chose Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa and Sailor Twain: The Mermaid In the Hudson by Mark Siegel; David chose The Sculptor by Scott McCloud and Global Frequency by Warren Ellis and a LOT of artists. You can go get The Sculptor at DCBS right now for 30% off.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

#217 - Return To Club Book



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Ep. #217 - Return To Club Book

• Intro - David survived his trip to Costa Rica, but it sounds like just barely. We chat about fever dreams and all kinds of stuff. Our sponsors DCBS want to give you some comics in exchange for a discounted amount of money.

• Topic Thunder - In case you missed the internet for a bit, Sony and Marvel Studios announced some kind of record breaking crazy money deal where Spider-Man is now available for use within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We chat about it, and the trailer for the Netflix Daredevil series, and some other stuff.

• Club Book - Volume 1 of Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday is discussed. There was an intro by Alan Moore that piqued our interest, along with all kinds of other stuff in this great book.


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

#216 - A Meat Devil Guest




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Ep. #216 - A Meat Devil Guest

• Intro - Another special guest stops by to fill in for David while he's doing whatever spy shit he's been lying to us about. Stop by our sponsors DCBS, because...

• You Should Read This - 'Secret Avengers' by Warren Ellis and a bunch of artists is 40% off!

• Weird Christianity/Religion Thing - We chat about some Christian comics, and also about Christianity/religion in general and its use within the media and pop-culture.


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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Free Work?


From the Making Of issue to the series The Private Eyewritten by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Marcos Martin, and colored by Muntsa Vicente. The issue details via email the process leading to the comic's creation, and in one of the first emails Vaughan asks Martin a question.
"Brian K. Vaughan: 1) Seriously, how long are you okay with not getting paid?"


That question is one of the most important and best kept secrets in the world of comics, and it's also one of the most misunderstood. I absolutely agree that artists (of every kind) need paid, that people who do hard work should be paid for the work, and finding paid work is one way to find more paid work, not to mention pay bills or get fun stuff like books and coffee. Sometimes in order to get paid work there has to be something created for free. It's an unpopular opinion, I know.
The BKV/Martin example also isn't the best because Brian K. Vaughan is one of the most successful comics writers currently working, most likely to ever work in comics. Marcos Martin is not hurting for work either. They have paid work, they have the freedom to do experiments like release an independent digital comic for the price of Oh-Geez-Whatever-You-Feel-Like dollars, so doing some free work isn't going to mean they go without a meal.
I've noticed a trend online where current comics professionals tell the hopefuls that they should never do work for free. I'm not even saying their message is wrong, just that it's slightly unrealistic, and pretty limiting. It also scares me that there could be a creator who thinks writing, drawing, inking, or creating in any way without getting paid is a waste of their time. That has never been my experience.
I think the message for burgeoning comics professionals, in whatever specific role being chosen, is Choose carefully which projects you'll do for free. Maybe the project is something you do alone, maybe it's a collaboration with likeminded creators. But for comics to be noticed (for any works of art to be noticed) they have to exist.