Category Archives: Graphic Policy Radio

Listen to the Venture Brothers Season 6 Premiere Special on Demand!

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The Venture Brothers cartoon on Adult Swim references everything from Hannah-Barbara to Marvel, Led Zeppelin to the Big Bopper, cult cinema and even Oscar Wilde. The show’s central theme is failure– the reality of life after the promises and optimism of the 60s space age have faded. But also the positive value of failure as a way to learn and grow, of making unpleasant realities better, and ultimately whether you can learn to keep the joyfulness of youth without its illusions.

In this podcast episode Elana and Steve explore the series as pop culture history geeks, talking about the episodes, drawing out themes and references.

Venture Brothers Season 6 Premiere Special this Wednesday

venture-bros-logo-e1445361617820The Venture Brothers cartoon on Adult Swim references everything from Hannah-Barbara to Marvel, Led Zeppelin to the Big Bopper, cult cinema and even Oscar Wilde. The show’s central theme is failure– the reality of life after the promises and optimism of the 60s space age have faded. But also the positive value of failure as a way to learn and grow, of making unpleasant realities better, and ultimately whether you can learn to keep the joyfulness of youth without its illusions.

In this podcast episode Elana and Steve explore the series as pop culture history geeks, talking about the episodes, drawing out themes and references.

Listen to the discussion this Wednesday at 9pm ET.

Listen to Jonesing for Jessica Episode 12 AKA Take a Bloody Number on Demand

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Are you jonesing for Jessica Jones? We know we are! Jonesing for Jessica discusses the hit Marvel and Netflix show Jessica Jones episode by episode. Graphic Policy Radio hosts Brett and Elana are discussing the series and are joined each week by special guests. For this episode the team is joined by Kendra James and Darryl Ayo to discuss the twelfth episode “AKA Take a Bloody Number.”

The hunt for Kilgrave reunites Jessica with Luke. Trish receives some unexpected information about Simpson and Jessica.

Double majoring in Cinema Studies and Anthropology, Kendra James graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and immediately started working in talent management in NYC. When running a blog chronicling her horrible first “real job” experience got boring, she started searching for a writing outlet similar to the ones she’d had in college. That led to a position as the lead Television Correspondent with Racialicious.com (the foremost blog about the intersection of race and pop culture on the web) beginning in 2011. Her writing has been referenced by Gawker, Jezebel, Clutch Magazine, The Root, The Atlantic Wire, and The New York Times.

Since 2002, New York cartoonist Darryl Ayo has self-published minicomics, webcomics, anthology stories and comics criticism. Ayo’s most known work, Little Garden has evolved and grown into and through several permutations and can be seen in its current form at littlegardencomics.com

Ayo, is also a commentator, blogging and on comic fandom.

Jonesing for Jessica Episode 12 AKA Take a Bloody Number LIVE this Monday

737135-jessica-jones_828x1104Are you jonesing for Jessica Jones? We know we are! Jonesing for Jessica discusses the hit Marvel and Netflix show Jessica Jones episode by episode. Graphic Policy Radio hosts Brett and Elana are discussing the series and are joined each week by special guests. For this episode the team is joined by Kendra James and Darryl Ayo to discuss the twelfth episode “AKA Take a Bloody Number.”

The show airs LIVE this Monday at 9pm ET.

The hunt for Kilgrave reunites Jessica with Luke. Trish receives some unexpected information about Simpson and Jessica.

Double majoring in Cinema Studies and Anthropology, Kendra James graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and immediately started working in talent management in NYC. When running a blog chronicling her horrible first “real job” experience got boring, she started searching for a writing outlet similar to the ones she’d had in college. That led to a position as the lead Television Correspondent with Racialicious.com (the foremost blog about the intersection of race and pop culture on the web) beginning in 2011. Her writing has been referenced by Gawker, Jezebel, Clutch Magazine, The Root, The Atlantic Wire, and The New York Times.

Since 2002, New York cartoonist Darryl Ayo has self-published minicomics, webcomics, anthology stories and comics criticism. Ayo’s most known work, Little Garden has evolved and grown into and through several permutations and can be seen in its current form at littlegardencomics.com

Ayo, is also a commentator, blogging and on comic fandom. We’ll not only discuss his comic career but also growth from the first Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival to the current Comics Art Brooklyn.

Listen to the show this Monday.

Listen to Jonesing for Jessica Episode 11 AKA I’ve Got the Blues on Demand

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Are you jonesing for Jessica Jones? We know we are! Jonesing for Jessica discusses the hit Marvel and Netflix show Jessica Jones episode by episode. Graphic Policy Radio hosts Brett and Elana are discussing the series and are joined each week by special guests. For this episode the team is joined by Oliver Sava to discuss the eleventh episode “AKA I’ve Got the Blues.”

Jessica searches morgues for clues. Trish goes all out to keep Simpson from getting in Jessica’s way. Malcolm has an epiphany.

Oliver Sava is a Chicago-based Eisner Award-nominated writer that primarily covers comic books and TV for The A.V. Club, where he writes episodic reviews for all of Marvel’s TV series. He’s written about comic books for The L.A. Times and NPR Books and theater for The Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, and Chicago Theater Beat. He’s also currently working as the dramaturg on an upcoming Chicago play, Prowess, about Chicagoans becoming vigilantes as a way of coping with their PTSD.

Jonesing for Jessica Episode 11 AKA I’ve Got the Blues LIVE this Wednesday

737135-jessica-jones_828x1104Are you jonesing for Jessica Jones? We know we are! Jonesing for Jessica discusses the hit Marvel and Netflix show Jessica Jones episode by episode. Graphic Policy Radio hosts Brett and Elana are discussing the series and are joined each week by special guests. For this episode the team is joined by Oliver Sava to discuss the eleventh episode “AKA I’ve Got the Blues.”

You can listen to the show LIVE this Wednesday at 10pm ET.

Jessica searches morgues for clues. Trish goes all out to keep Simpson from getting in Jessica’s way. Malcolm has an epiphany.

Oliver Sava is a Chicago-based Eisner Award-nominated writer that primarily covers comic books and TV for The A.V. Club, where he writes episodic reviews for all of Marvel’s TV series. He’s written about comic books for The L.A. Times and NPR Books and theater for The Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, and Chicago Theater Beat. He’s also currently working as the dramaturg on an upcoming Chicago play, Prowess, about Chicagoans becoming vigilantes as a way of coping with their PTSD.

Listen to the show live this Wednesday.

Listen to Bash Back, A Story of the Queer Mafia Chat with Graphic Policy Radio on Demand

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This Monday was a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio and joining us are the team behind the webcomic Bash Back. The comic is described as “a story of the Queer Mafia” from the minds and creativity of writers Kelsey Hercs and Lawrence Gullo and artist Fyodor Pavlov. The webcomic is updated each Monday.

After thousands of years of bloodshed, torment, and ridicule, now is the time to take what is ours. Bash Back comic is a cathartic, hyper-violent, contemporary queer revenge fantasy.

Kelsey Hercs is a playwright and performer based in New York City. Bash Back is her first foray into writing for comics, and she is thrilled that this project is the one she’s cutting her comic-writing teeth on.

Russian emigre Fyodor Pavlov is a freelance illustrator, comic artist and smut peddler. In print, Pavlov’s work can be found in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, The Ouroboros Cycle, Queerotica: A Comics Anthology, and more. His latest comics foray is the art of Bash Back. Together with his husband and creative partner Lawrence Gullo, he co-directs Dr. Sketchy’s NYC, throws costume parties and raises a very spoiled cat.

Lawrence Gullo – Writer, colorist, and graphic design for Bash Back.  Artist and performance artist.  Speaker on transgender issues.

Bash Back, A Story of the Queer Mafia Chats with Graphic Policy Radio this Monday

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio and joining us are the team behind the webcomic Bash Back. The comic is described as “a story of the Queer Mafia” from the minds and creativity of writers Kelsey Hercs and Lawrence Gullo and artist Fyodor Pavlov. The webcomic is updated each Monday.

The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

After thousands of years of bloodshed, torment, and ridicule, now is the time to take what is ours. Bash Back comic is a cathartic, hyper-violent, contemporary queer revenge fantasy.

Kelsey Hercs is a playwright and performer based in New York City. Bash Back is her first foray into writing for comics, and she is thrilled that this project is the one she’s cutting her comic-writing teeth on.

Russian emigre Fyodor Pavlov is a freelance illustrator, comic artist and smut peddler. In print, Pavlov’s work can be found in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, The Ouroboros Cycle, Queerotica: A Comics Anthology, and more. His latest comics foray is the art of Bash Back. Together with his husband and creative partner Lawrence Gullo, he co-directs Dr. Sketchy’s NYC, throws costume parties and raises a very spoiled cat.

Lawrence Gullo – Writer, colorist, and graphic design for Bash Back.  Artist and performance artist.  Speaker on transgender issues.

Listen to the show live this Monday at 10pm ET.

We want to hear your questions. Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

Listen to Jonesing for Jessica Episode 10 AKA 1,000 Cuts on Demand

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Are you jonesing for Jessica Jones? We know we are! Jonesing for Jessica discusses the hit Marvel and Netflix show Jessica Jones episode by episode. Graphic Policy Radio hosts Brett and Elana are discussing the series and are joined each week by special guests. For this episode the team is joined by Danielle Paige to discuss the tenth episode “AKA 1,000 Cuts.”

A discovery has the potential to change the entire game — if Jessica can refuse Kilgrave’s offer.

Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die, its upcoming sequel The Wicked Will Rise, and the upcoming  Stealing Snow series (Bloomsbury, 2016). In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she’s received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City. You can find her on twitter and instagram.

Jonesing for Jessica Episode 10 AKA 1,000 Cuts LIVE this Monday

737135-jessica-jones_828x1104Are you jonesing for Jessica Jones? We know we are! Jonesing for Jessica discusses the hit Marvel and Netflix show Jessica Jones episode by episode. Graphic Policy Radio hosts Brett and Elana are discussing the series and are joined each week by special guests. For this episode the team is joined by Danielle Paige to discuss the tenth episode “AKA 1,000 Cuts.”

You can listen to the show LIVE this Monday at 8pm ET.

A discovery has the potential to change the entire game — if Jessica can refuse Kilgrave’s offer.

Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die, its upcoming sequel The Wicked Will Rise, and the upcoming  Stealing Snow series (Bloomsbury, 2016). In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she’s received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City. You can find her on twitter and instagram.

Listen to the show live this Monday.

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