#047 “Civil War”, Online comics stuff, and the Boogeyman!

Discussion of Civil War tie-ins (New Avengers 21 & 22, Fantastic Four 536-539), She-Hulk 11, the Balloon Tales Web site, Strong Bad E-mail, and Sergio Aragones’ Boogeyman!

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#046 “Doc Frankenstein” and burning questions of comics philosophy

Doc Frankenstein

The Wachowski Brothers’ Doc Frankenstein #2 and further discussion of burning questions such as: Can single-panel cartoons be considered “comics”? Are comics “drawn” or “illustrated”? How does society — American and Japanese — perceive comics creators or comics readers?

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#045 “99 Ways to Tell a Story” and designing the Boogie Knights

Discussion of Matt Madden’s 99 Ways to Tell a Story and Tim’s character design process for the Boogie Knights!

Click below to see the sketches

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#041 More character design discussion, “The Evil Men Do”, and a Mulele update!

Spider-man and Black Cat: The Evil Men DoMore character design discussion, The Evil Men Do, and a Mulele update!

Music:

So Long, Superman: Firewater

Dreams: TV on the Radio

#039 Mixed Bag: “She-Hulk”, “X-men”, and a Serbian comic

She-Hulk 9: Why is the art at the end totally different?; X-men 187: A screwup in basic storytelling technique (see below); Serbian comic Daddy is So Far Away… We Must Find Him!: What does it all mean?!

Music:

So Long, Superman: Firewater

Hold Me, My Daddy: XTC

Salvador Larroca is a good artist, but what happened to his panel layout skills in X-men 187?! Check out these pages, and see if you can figure out what order to read the panels in!

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#038 Brandon’s Thoughts on Writing

Zombie 2.0In part two of our conversation on writing, Brandon talks about the factors that influence his writing.

Illustration: from Brandon’s short comic nicknamed “Zombie 2.0”

Music:

So Long, Superman: Firewater

Sole Survivor: Blue Oyster Cult

#035 Web Comics, “She-Hulk”, and inking

The Death of Web Comics?; She-Hulk good and bad points; a guide to inking

Music:

So Long, Superman: Firewater

Art Class (Song For Yayoi Kusama): Superchunk