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Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp: Not just WASPS. Listen on Demand and on the Go!

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Marvel’s latest superhero block-buster Ant-Man & The Wasp is a light-hearted heist movie about a crook turned superhero. It’s also about found family, the criminal justice system and women in science. Also the Mexican community’s profound love of Morrissey. It also features the MCU’s 1st Woman of Color villian. Narrative Strategist and life long geek Felicia Perez joins us to talk about the movie.

Felicia is the Innovation Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy (one of the organizations behind Black Panther #FanActivistCon). She previously worked at the United Workers Congress, ACLU of Southern California & was a high school social studies for twelve years in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was also an active union leader and chapter chair for United Teachers of Los Angeles.

Back in Black: Tini Howard on Euthanauts, Assassinistas & Captain America. Listen to the Podcast on Demand and on the Go!

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Tini Howard is a writer and swamp witch from the Carolina Wilds. Currently, she writes Euthanauts, Assassinistas (with Gilbert Hernandez) for Black Crown Comics (fmr Vertigo editor Shelly Bond’s new imprint) and Hack/Slash: Resurrection, with occasional stories for two of her favorite things: Rick and Morty and WWE. Her previous work includes Power Rangers: PinkThe Skeptics (Black Mask Studios), and a contribution to the hit Secret Loves of Geek Girls. She is writing the upcoming Captain America Annual.

Graphic Policy Radio Discusses FX’s Legion Season 2 with Leo from #BlackComicsChat. Listen on Demand

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Season 2 of Legion on FX, the nominally X-Men based prestige TV show, gave us a lot to talk about from mental health to memes to retro aesthetics. Leonardo was such a great guest talking Legion Season 1 what with his background in mental health we’re thrilled to have him back!

Leonardo Faierman was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, on the playground was where he planned most of his schemes. Since then he’s plowed a jagged path as a writer, editor, podcaster, comic creator, and mostly benevolent malcontent in New York City. Leo’s 1/5th of the long-running podcast , 1/2 of horror podcast , staff writer for Screen Rant, film editor for the independent sci-fi monthly newsletter Narazu, and generally has words all over the interwebs, but they’re frequently gathered up on Twitter at .

Graphic Policy Radio Discusses FX’s Legion Season 2 with Leo from #BlackComicsChat. Listen Tonight LIVE at 10pm.

Season 2 of Legion on FX, the nominally X-Men based prestige TV show, gave us a lot to talk about from mental health to memes to retro aesthetics. Leonardo was such a great guest talking Legion Season 1 what with his background in mental health we’re thrilled to have him back!

Leonardo Faierman was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, on the playground was where he planned most of his schemes. Since then he’s plowed a jagged path as a writer, editor, podcaster, comic creator, and mostly benevolent malcontent in New York City. Leo’s 1/5th of the long-running podcast , 1/2 of horror podcast , staff writer for Screen Rant, film editor for the independent sci-fi monthly newsletter Narazu, and generally has words all over the interwebs, but they’re frequently gathered up on Twitter at .

Going Beyond with Taneka Stotts. Listen to the Podcast on Demand and on the Go.

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Tankea Stotts is a queer little tumbleweed that has found herself back in the home embrace of the desert known as Los Angeles. After spending quite a few years as a spoken word artist, Taneka’s focus shifted to comics, a medium full of collaboration and imagination. Taneka writes the webcomics “Full Circle” which was recently nominated for a 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, Love Circuits,” as well as the Eisner-nominated webcomic, “Déjà Brew“. Along the way Taneka has edited and self-published a few award-winning comics anthologies including the Lambda Literary 2016 winner for Best Anthology (Fiction) “Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology” and the 2017 Ignatz winner for Outstanding Anthology and is now a 2018 Eisner nominee for Best Anthology “ELEMENTS: Fire A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color” (Beyond Press).

BEYOND 2: The Queer Post-Apocalyptic & Urban Fantasy Comic Anthology features 26 stories by 39 incredible contributors, celebrating unquestionably queer characters hailing from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, front and centre as the heroes of their own stories.

The softcover edition of the Beyond Anthology is 350 pages of black and white comics from a diverse roster of contributors, with queer stories full of renegade city fae, post-apocalyptic bicycle gangs, reclusive monster boyfriends, mysterious sewer-dwelling mermaids, and more!

The Cardboard Kingdom with Chad Sell & Katie Schenkel. Listen to Graphic Policy Radio on Demand!

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The Cardboard Kingdom is a graphic novel about kids, creativity, and cardboard! The book follows a variety of children who all live and play in the same neighborhood — throughout the many chapters, you’ll see each child’s story unfold, overlap with other kids’ adventures, and finally converge upon an epic final quest before summer’s end!

The graphic novel is a collaboration between Chad Sell (you’ve probably seen his Drag Race art) and ten writers from all over the country with a strong representation of LGBTQ voices! Chad is joined by contributing writer Katie Schenkel for a conversation about the book and the importance of LGBTQ comics for all ages.

Christopher Sebela: Hearthrob, Crowded and Shanghai Red, Listen on Demand

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Christopher Sebela is a two-time Eisner-nominated writer, designer and publisher living and dying in Portland, Oregon. He’s co-created books like Crowded, Shanghai RedHouse AmokEvolution, HeartthrobHigh CrimesWe(l)come BackDead Letters as well as publishing his comics Short Order Crooks and The Death Defying thru his Two Headed Press. He also writes things in other peoples’ sandboxes like Ghost RiderHarley QuinnKiss/VampirellaDetective ComicsCaptain MarvelInjustice: Ground Zero and Demonic. He is catnip for weirdos, a fan of every dog and contains toxic amounts of caffeine.

He tweets @Xtop

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Watching Solo: A Star Wars Story: Together. Listen to the Show on Demand and on the Go.

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What we really wanted was a Lando movie. Does a Han Solo prequel have much to offer Star Wars fans? How about with a revolutionary droid by his side!? What do two life long Star Wars fans and political organizers think of the latest installment in the Star Wars empire?

Elana is joined by Steven Attewell for this brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio. Steven writes about the intersection of history, politics, and pop culture in “The People’s History of the Marvel Universe” for Graphic Policy. In his day job, He teaches public policy at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Labor Studies. He is the founder of Race for the Iron Throne.

Deadpool 2: The Wrath of Rusty. Listen to Graphic Policy Radio on Demand and on the Go

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Deadpool 2 brings the merc with a mouth to the big screen again along with the first canonically queer couple in a major superhero movie. We are Queer Marvel comics fans and we have opinions.

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Charles Pulliam Moore is a staff writer at io9 where he covers comics and genre culture with a focus on race, representation and queer identity. https://twitter.com/CharlesPulliam

When Sarah Rasher is not rewatching comic book movies For Science, trying to make everyone they know watch DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and texting their friends at 1 AM about the queer implications of the Marvel canon, they are writing a blog about competitive figure skating or trying to apply their Ph.D. in Shakespeare to early childhood education research. https://twitter.com/pas_deChat

The Cyberpunk Franchise That Wants YOU to Write It. Listen to Graphic Policy Radio on Demand!

The Cellarius Universe (CX)— is an original, transmedia cyberpunk franchise that leverages blockchain technology and user-generated assets to create a collaborative, fan-curated story.

That means they want you to be a part of the writing process! Do fans want to write a new universe? And how does all this work? What role does diversity and representation play in building a user generated world? And how does ownership of content play out in a situation like this?

We’re joined by Gregory Whiting, the Community, Ethics, and Inclusion Lead of Cellarius Universe and by Kat Overland, small press editor at Women Write About Comics and fanfic afficionado.

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