Not 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!
Masamune 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.
FLASHBACK! The Four Immigrants Manga is the story of Japanese immigrants in early 20th century San Francisco. Tim and Kumar review.
STORM, 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…
FLASHBACK! 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!