#181 Green Comics

5/25/09 Green comics

Rustle the LeafNot at all in time for Earth Day, Tim talks to three creators of environmentally-themed comics: Alex Hallatt of “Arctic Circle“; Signe Wilkinson of “Family Tree“; and Dan Wright of “Rustle the Leaf“. How do these creators avoid the pitfall of coming off as ‘preachy’? How can an artist’s creation process be made more environmentally friendly? The answers to these questions and much more!

#180 “Ghost in the Shell”: What in the hell?!

5/18/09 “Ghost in the Shell”: What in the hell?!

Ghost in the ShellMasamune Shirow’s future tale “Ghost in the Shell” reads like someone’s private comic that wasn’t meant for public consumption. Tim, Mulele, and Kumar find that they can’t so much consume the story as gag on it uncomprehendingly… although the pictures are nice.

#125 The Four Immigrants Manga

04/28/08 The Four Immigrants Manga

The Four Immigrants MangaFLASHBACK! The Four Immigrants Manga is the story of Japanese immigrants in early 20th century San Francisco. Tim and Kumar review.

The Four Immigrants Manga : A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924

#179 Bay Area forecast: STORM

5/11/09 Bay Area forecast: STORM

StormSTORM, the fourth (at least!) member of the San Francisco comics cooperative Writers Old Fashioned to appear on this podcast, talks about his comic Princess Witch Boy, recent West Coast conventions, LGBT comics, and why Ororo Munroe trumps Scott Summers any day of the week…

#112 Matt Silady and “The Homeless Channel”

1/28/08 Matt Silady and “The Homeless Channel”

The Homeless ChannelFLASHBACK! Our first encounter with San Francisco’s “Writer’s Old Fashioned” comics cooperative was when Tim called first-time graphic novelist Matt Silady “lazy” during a review of his book. Matt e-mailed us in protest, and we had him on the show!

#178 John Paul Catton and “The Flintlocks”

5/4/09 John Paul Catton and “The Flintlocks”

FlintlocksTokyo writer John Paul Catton talks about his experience with Marvel UK in the ‘80s, his current Web comic project with Phill Evans, and why it’s a mistake to make comics scripts imitate TV.