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Graphic Policy Radio, LIVE this Monday!

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news. The show will air LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

On this episode, we’re discussing:

  • DC ComicsConvergence has ended and a new focus on diversity has begun. We’ll talk some of their new series and new directions including Midnighter, Batgirl, Batman, Green Lantern: The Lost Army, and more!
  • Marvel‘s universe is in ruins and embroiled in Secret Wars. We discuss this massive event that will result in a whole new Marvel Universe when it’s over. We already know some new series such as Invincible Iron Man, A-Force, Squadron Supreme, and Miles Morales headlining Spider-Man! We’ll talk the event and what comes after.
  • San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, we’ll talk a bit about the convention, the announced panels, and some of the exclusives!

We’ll discuss all that and more! We of course want to hear from you too. Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

Listen in LIVE and join in on the conversation.

Listen to Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Brenden Fletcher on Demand

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Graphic Policy Radio interviewed writer Brenden Fletcher for our podcast and if you like his work (Batgirl, Black Canary, Gotham Academy) and/or care about creating inclusive comics in which young people, people of color, women and girls and LGBTQ people are represented then you should give it a listen.

We got to break some news last night! Brenden just received new pages drawn by the great Ming Doyle (who we interviewed the week before). The two share a gothic aesthetic so it’s a great collaboration. Not sure which project it will be for…perhaps the Batgirl Annual?

Helen Chen, the artist who drew the painterly, charming and lightly Miyazaki-ish Gotham Academy #7, will be an artist for the Batgirl Annual.

I invented the concept of Schrodinger’s Oracle. Dare we look into the box (issue 41) to see if there’s a new Oracle? Brenden’s response to my question was rather specific.

If future issues of Brenden’s books are late it’s because I told him about Gravity Falls, a TV cartoon I describe as Twin Peaks for kids. Oops.

We learned the inspiration behind rock and roll Black Canary, Brenden’s musical past, some hidden Batman characters in Gotham Academy and the secret behind why Montreal is a comics hub (it has something to do with public policy…)

And that’s just the beginning!

Graphic Policy Radio with guest Brenden Fletcher LIVE this Monday

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday night Graphic Policy Radio hits the airwaves with a brand new guest. Joining us for the first time is comic creator Brenden Fletcher. The show airs live Monday, June 22 at 10pm ET.

Brenden Fletcher has been a professional storysmith for more than a decade. Hailing from the worlds of theatre and film, Brenden made an impact on comics with DC Comics’ award-winning Wednesday Comics anthology, penning the critically acclaimed Flash story with Karl Kerschl. Since then he’s been developing new media and video game properties, most recently partnering with Ubisoft to extend its line of Assassin’s Creed graphic novels. He’s currently writing the Black Canary series for DC Comics while continuing to co-write Batgirl with Cameron Stewart and Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan.

We’ll be discussing Brenden’s entire career but especially his work on Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and the brand new Black Canary which debuts in comic shops this week.

You can Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy. And listen in live this Monday!

Listen to the Archive of Monday’s Graphic Policy Radio with guest Ming Doyle

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Did you miss Monday’s latest episode of Graphic Policy Radio? We had guest Ming Doyle to talk DC ComicsConstantine the Hellblazer the latest series to take on the classic character. We discussed her career, influences, and even got some hints as to what we can expect in the series.

You don’t have to wait to listen to the latest episode, you can catch the show live on Monday’s at 10pm ET.

Graphic Policy Radio Live this Monday with Guest Ming Doyle

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. Joining us this episode is writer and artist Ming Doyle. Ming is writing a brand new series from DC Comics as part of their new direction, Constantine the Hellblazer. You can listen in LIVE at 10pm ET.

Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish-American sailor and a Chinese Canadian librarian. In 2007, she earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist ever since. She worked with such companies as Boom! Studios, Image, Tokyopop and Valiant, and now DC Comics. Works include (but not limited to) The Kitchen, Mara, Quantum and Woody, and now she’s taking on writing duties with Constantine the Hellblazer.

We’ll be talking about her career as well as her take on John Constantine and what we can expect out of the new series.

We also want to hear what questions you might have for her too. Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

Graphic Policy Radio LIVE this Monday with Guests Ales Kot and Spencer Ackerman

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday Graphic Policy Radio hits the air to discuss writer Ales Kot‘s newest series from Image Comics, Material! The show will air LIVE Monday at 10pm ET.

In Material a man comes home from Guantanamo Bay, irrevocably changed. An actress receives an offer that can revive her career. A boy survives a riot and becomes embedded within a revolutionary movement. A philosopher is contacted by a being that dismantles his beliefs. Look around you. Everything is material.

Joining us in the discussion is not just Kot, but also guest Spencer Ackerman. Ackerman reported the uncovering of the Chicago Police Department’s torture site which is a key point in Kot’s series.

Ales Kot writes because nothing else makes sense. He’s responsible for screenplays, video games, graphic novels and products/experiences which do not even have their names assigned as of yet. His portfolio includes Disney, Warner Brothers, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics and more.

Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo’s Incredible Hulk run.

We want to hear your thoughts too. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy and listen in LIVE this Monday.

Graphic Policy Radio Talks Mad Max: Fury Road, LIVE this Monday

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday Graphic Policy Radio goes to the movies to discuss George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road. The show airs LIVE at 10pm ET. 30 years have passed since the last Mad Max movie, but Miller has returned to his apocalyptic world with new leads, in one hell of a movie. Joining us to discuss the film are Steven Attewell and Dirk Lester.

On the show we’re excited to discuss not just the visual extravaganza, and practical fx, but also what the film has to say about women in action movies, its handling of sexism and slavery, and the global climate apocalypse.

So listen in and Tweet us your thoughts about the film to @graphicpolicy

And remember, you can listen to the show LIVE this Monday starting at 10pm ET.

Graphic Policy Radio talks Age of Ultron with Guest Sarah Jaffe LIVE this Monday

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, and we’re going to the movies again. The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Marvel‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron has already proven itself to be one of the biggest films of the year. The film has already earned $1.2 billion globally. But popularity doesn’t necessarily mean the film has been universally praised. The movie has come under fire for its portrayal of women, the absence of women in tie-in products, and for other issues with the story itself. Joining us for the conversation is Sarah Jaffe.

Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and a giant nerd who once upon a time wrote about comics more than she wrote about politics, believe it or not, and she has lots of feelings about superhero movies AND their politics. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/sarahljaffe

So listen in, and join us in the conversation. Call in with your thoughts at (619) 768-2952, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

Listen in live this Monday at 10pm ET.

Graphic Policy Radio This Monday LIVE with Guest Spencer Ackerman

GP Radio pic MondayGraphic Policy is back with a brand new episode with special guest, and award winning journalist Spencer Ackerman. You can listen to the episode LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Comics have often featured torture as a method for the heroes to extract information or get them to their goal. We most recently saw this in Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil, where torture is a key point in advancing the hero’s plot. We’ll discuss torture in comics, and its place in the modern stories and the world.

Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo’s Incredible Hulk run.

We want to hear your thoughts on the topic. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy or call in live at (619) 768-2952.

You can catch it all this Monday live at 10pm ET.

Graphic Policy Radio is LIVE this Monday

GP Radio Special Mondya 9pmThis Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news. The episode airs LIVE this Monday at 9pm ET.

On this episode, we’re discussing:

  • All-New X-Men made waves this past week when founding X-Man Bobby Drake aka Iceman was revealed to be gay. The writing though was controversial concerning statements around bisexuality. We talk about what happened, what we like vs what is still really troubling.
  • DC Comics revealed that Frank Miller will be penning Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Miller will be joined by Brian Azzarello on writing duties. We discuss the unfortunate name for the new series.
  • DC Comics’ Convergence is wrapping up its first month this week. The two month event consists of a main series and a bunch of tie-in series. We discuss what we think so far. and what we hope to see in the second month.

We’ll discuss all of that and more! We want to hear what you think too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy or call (619) 768-2952 to let us know what you think.

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