Jay Edidin is half of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men (“because it’s about time someone did”). He writes comics, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction; and edits comics, transmedia, and genre fiction. Jay was named comicbook.com‘s 2017 Comics Person of the Year for his investigative coverage of harassment issues at D.C. Comics and his work to foster diversity and inclusion in comics culture.
Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate. When she’s not reading comics for work, she’s reading comics for fun, drawing comics, dressing up as comic book characters, or watching comic adaptations on television.
Captain Marvel merits a conversation that can celebrate it’s feminism and anti-Imperialist themes while criticizing its Air Force propaganda packaging. Queer subtext? 90s throwbacks? We’ve got you covered:
“Top Gun is why I almost enlisted, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is why I didn’t”
The meaning of Nick Fury’s Eye
Carol and Maria holding the “gayz”
FeliciaPerezis the Innovation Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy. 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.
Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate. When she’s not reading comics for work, she’s reading comics for fun, drawing comics, dressing up as comic book characters, or watching comic adaptations on television. Tea is at @TeaberryBlue on everything.
DC‘s new high concept streaming TV series is based on the cult classic comics. The show is exclusively available on DC’s streaming platform DC Universe. Is the show good? Is it worth subscribing to the platform? We discuss the service and the show’s first two episodes in depth (first part is spoiler-free). We also geek out on the brilliant comics that inspired it all and when or how to read them.
Mental illness and unrully bodies
Doom Patrol: X-Men or Fantastic Four?
Negative Man is Green Lantern as horror
Worthy usage of a David Bowie song
“Dad feels are the new romance”
Is Doom Patrol capable of handing it’s queer characters?
Reading the comics while watching the show?
My guests are:
Comic’s retailer and pop culture critic John Arminio: @QuasarSniffer on Twitter.
Mark Argent: Resident Doom Patrol-ologist. Who back in High School served as the Virgil to my Dante in the hell of comics fandom. Perhaps this show is their fault. But @mark_argent can’t take it back now.
“I wanted to be the Adam Hughes of Guys” – Artist Nick Robles discusses drawing wings and tails, the makings of a good pin-up and other professional advice.
Nick Robles is a freelance artist from southern Louisiana. Self-taught, he works with digital art as his main medium.
He’s been published by BOOM!, IDW, BLACK CROWN, VAULT, DARK HORSE and continues to grow that list with a love for art and creating with passionate storytellers. His most recent book,EUTHANAUTS (with writer TINI HOWARD) has it’s first volume dropping on Feb 27th.
“After a near-death experience, lonely funeral home receptionist Thalia Rosewood is recruited into the Euthanauts, a select group of psychonauts, sick folk, and other intrepid explorers who pass over willingly to determine What Lies Beyond.”
Nick shares his advice for aspiring artists on things like developing your own style, drawing diverse body types and getting your work out there.
Also on why “drawing Nightwing is relaxing”. For which we are thankful.
O Human Star, is a webcomic about a trans robot, the humans who made her and the complex world of robotics and human development they all live in. I interviewed series creator Blue Delliquanti.
Blue is the creator of the Prism Award-winning webcomic O Human Star. Blue is also the co-creator of the graphic novel Meal (with Soleil Ho) and The ‘Stan (with David Axe and Kevin Knodell).
We discuss artistic inspiration, transhumanism, robot politics, Rossum’s Universal Robots, Mike Mignola’s influence, queer stories and generation gaps and the unique joy of finding fanart of your work.
Steven Universe is “The First Time I’ve Seen Someone Like Myself on Television”
Queer family will heal society
White Diamond’s White Hegemony
Neoliberalism is brittle, a false fusion
Guests try to convince Elana to watch a mecha anime?
Ethan Gould is a visual artist and project developer living in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of the Visual Narrative MFA program at SVA, likes to create work about fictional materials and even worse, fictional logistics. He mostly writes about environment as character.
Jameson Hampton is a nonbinary adventurer from Buffalo, NY who wishes they were immortal so they could visit every coffee shop in the world. You may have seen their comics and games criticism in WWAC, Rogues Portal, and Sidequest!
“I write professional fan fiction. We get paid to do it”
Leah Williams is an American writer originally from Oxford, Mississippi. She writes comics for Marvel, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and more. Her debut novel was a YA Fantasy book titled The Alchemy of Being Fourteen and she is currently writing its sequel, The Divinity of Hitting Fifteen. Leah has also written nonfiction articles and essays for The Atlantic, Oprah Magazine, and Salon. Visit Leah’s website.
Presenting wisdom on:
How fans can most effective say “Make It Gay You Cowards”
Hoarding queer characters for her X-Tremists mini-series
Emma Frost’s rules: be ruthless, have tenderness
Barbarella/Dejah Thoris is hard scifi with hot queer babes
From comics for kids to adults-only graphic novels, from superheroes– Marvel, DC, Valiant and Lion Forge– to creator-owned Twisted Romance, from slice of life to horror, we read A LOT of comics in 2018. Here are some our favorites!
Bilal Shelby is a non-binary writer who focuses on queerness in historical and speculative fiction.
We cover Batman, Fence!, loving everything by Vita Ayala, Saladin Ahmed & Gillen/McKelvie, The Rise of the Black Panther, X-Men miniseries, Giant Days, Tomas Giorello and Chris Priest are BACK, the wholesomest queerest OGN for kids and why Jay Edidin is IRL hero of the year and MUCH more. And how to pronounce the K at the end of Ninjak.
Alexis Sanchezis the creator and co-founder of Latinx Geeks, an online community for latinxs who love all things geeky and pop culture. She is a student by day and geek fangirl by night.
Bill Scurryis a filmmaker and podcaster living New York, with his wife and cat. He’s the co-host of the “I Don’t Get It Podcast,” a frequent contributor to “Wrong Reel” and he’s the founder and proprietor of AmericanCaesar Enterprises.
Valerie Complex is a military veteran turned screenwriter and film critic who loves all movies of all genres.
There is no heterosexual explanation for anything in Oceans’ 8