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Listen to Dr Sheena Howard and David Walker Talk Catalyst Prime’s Superb on Demand

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Written by David Walker and Dr. Sheena C. Howard Superb follows teenager Kayla Tate who is forced to move back to her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Meanwhile, the mysterious superhero Cosmosis battles the supposedly-benevolent corporation Foresight. The series is unique in that the superhero, Jonah, has Down Syndrome. Lion Forge is also working with the National Down Syndrome Society on the portrayal of the character and will include educational material for readers.

Joining Graphic Policy Radio to discuss Superb is writers David Walker and Sheena C. Howard.

Sheena C. Howard, is a Past Chair of the Black Caucus and Associate Professor of Communication at Rider University. Howard is an award-winning author. That includes a 2014 Eisner Award winner for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. She’s also the author of Black Queer Identity Matrix and Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation. Howard has appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, ABC, Philadelphia Weekly as well as other networks and documentaries as an expert on popular culture, race, politics and sexual identity negotiation. She also writes for The Huffington Post.

David F. Walker’s an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes working with Dynamite, Marvel, IDW/Monkeybrain, and Dark Horse. He’s also the creator of the YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan.

Walker is recognized as a leading scholar expert of African-American cinema. Walker has directed and produced films, written for numerous sites as screen editor and film critic, and taught courses such as documentary filmmaking, writing for comics, and film criticism.

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Dr. Sheena Howard and David Walker Talk Catalyst Prime’s Superb LIVE this Monday

Written by David Walker and Dr. Sheena C. Howard Superb follows teenager Kayla Tate who is forced to move back to her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio where the mysterious superhero “Cosmosis” battles the supposedly-benevolent corporation Foresight. What makes Superb unique is that the superhero, Jonah, has Down Syndrome and publisher Lion Forge is working with the National Down Syndrome Society on the portrayal of the character and will include educational material for readers.

Joining Graphic Policy Radio to discuss this new series are writers David Walker and Sheena C. Howard.

Listen live this Monday at 10pm ET.

Sheena C. Howard, is a Past Chair of the Black Caucus and Associate Professor of Communication at Rider University. Howard is an award-winning author, including a 2014 Eisner Award winner for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. She’s also the author of Black Queer Identity Matrix and Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation. Howard has appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, ABC, Philadelphia Weekly as well as other networks and documentaries. She’s an expert on popular culture, race, politics and sexual identity negotiation. She also writes for The Huffington Post.

David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes working with Dynamite, Marvel, IDW/Monkeybrain, and Dark Horse. He is also the creator of the YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan.

Walker is also a leading scholar expert of African-American cinema. He’s directed and produced films, written for numerous sites as screen editor and film critic, and taught courses such as documentary filmmaking, writing for comics, and film criticism.

Listen to the show as it airs live this Monday and also Tweet us your questions.

Listen to GP Radio Talk Mirror Mirror II a Horror Anthology with Julia Gfrörer and Sean T. Collins on Demand

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Editors Julia Gfrörer & Sean T. Collins have amassed some of the darkest talents within as well as outside of comics to create a wholly singular reading and visual experience. From masters of horror like Clive Barker to leading figures in altcomics such as Simon Hanselmann, this collection — focused on the intermingled themes of horror, ography, the Gothic, and the abject — Mirror Mirror II transcends the expectations of what a comics anthology can do.

Mirror Mirror II features new and unpublished work from Lala Albert, Clive Barker, Heather Benjamin, Apolo Cacho, Sean Christensen, Nicole Claveloux, Sean T. Collins, Al Columbia, Dame Darcy, Gretchen Alice Felker-Martin, Noel Freibert, Renee French, Meaghan Garvey, Julia Gfrörer, Simon Hanselmann, Aidan Koch, Laura Lannes, Céline Loup, Uno Moralez, Mou, Jonny Negron, Claude Paradin, Chloe Piene, Josh Simmons, Carol Swain, and Trungles.

Julia Gfrörer was born in 1982 in Concord, New Hampshire. Her work has appeared in ThicknessArthur MagazineStudy Group MagazineBlack EyeKramers Ergot, and multiple volumes of Best American Comics. Her graphic novels Black is the Color and Laid Waste are published by Fantagraphics Books.

Sean T. Collins has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, WiredVultureEsquirePitchforkThe Comics Journal, and others. His comics have been published by Marvel, Top Shelf, Study Group, and Youth in Decline. He and Julia live with their children on Long Island.

Mirror Mirror II is the publisher 2dcloud’s annual flagship anthology.

Mirror Mirror II a Horror Anthology with Julia Gfrörer and Sean T. Collins, on GP Radio at Noon Tuesday!

Editors Julia Gfrörer & Sean T. Collins have amassed some of the darkest talents within as well as outside of comics to create a wholly singular reading and visual experience. From masters of horror like Clive Barker to leading figures in altcomics such as Simon Hanselmann, this collection — focused on the intermingled themes of horror, ography, the Gothic, and the abject — Mirror Mirror II transcends the expectations of what a comics anthology can do.

Listen in as Graphic Policy Radio talks about this new comics anthology this Tuesday at noon.

Mirror Mirror II features new and unpublished work from Lala Albert, Clive Barker, Heather Benjamin, Apolo Cacho, Sean Christensen, Nicole Claveloux, Sean T. Collins, Al Columbia, Dame Darcy, Gretchen Alice Felker-Martin, Noel Freibert, Renee French, Meaghan Garvey, Julia Gfrörer, Simon Hanselmann, Aidan Koch, Laura Lannes, Céline Loup, Uno Moralez, Mou, Jonny Negron, Claude Paradin, Chloe Piene, Josh Simmons, Carol Swain, and Trungles.

Julia Gfrörer was born in 1982 in Concord, New Hampshire. Her work has appeared in ThicknessArthur MagazineStudy Group MagazineBlack EyeKramers Ergot, and multiple volumes of Best American Comics. Her graphic novels Black is the Color and Laid Waste are published by Fantagraphics Books.

Sean T. Collins has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, WiredVultureEsquirePitchforkThe Comics Journal, and others. His comics have been published by Marvel, Top Shelf, Study Group, and Youth in Decline. He and Julia live with their children on Long Island.

Mirror Mirror II is the publisher 2dcloud’s annual flagship anthology.

Interview with Rebecca Epstein, Author of “Gently Murder Me” a Diary Comic, LIVE this Monday

We’re talking with Rebecca “Rae” Epstein about her promising debut graphic novel Gently Murder Me. It’s a diary comic about the inability to connect with the person one most wants to connect with in the modern, technology-filled world. Writer Rebecca Epstein’s words are enhanced by Kathryn Briggs’, Blakely Inberg’s, Edgar Vega’s, and Mary Safro’s varied and equally skilled styles in the first four volumes, which involve full diary entries. The fifth is a collection of illustrations done by 9 artists, giving readers a peek into a lonely mind. Sad and dark, but relatable, Gently Murder Me seeks to find definition in the world through human longing.

Listen to the conversation LIVE this Monday on Graphic Policy Radio at 10pm ET.

We’ll talk with the author about her unique approach to making comics as well as her critical writings.

Listen to the show live this Monday.

Spider-Man: Homecoming: On Diverse NYC, Public Schools and Teen Movies. Listen on Demand

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Graphic Policy discusses Spider-Man: Homecoming with two perfect experts for the job: Brandon Wilson and the Blerdgurl Karama Horne!

Brandon Wilson is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and educator. He’s been a classroom teacher since 2005. He has directed numerous short films and two feature films, most recently “Sepulveda” http://www.sepulvedathemovie.com which he co-directed with his wife Jena English. “Sepulveda” has won awards at local festivals and is currently available for rent or purchase on Vimeo On Demand. He writes essays on film and culture at http://geniusbastard.com. He also tweets @Genius_Bastard.

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Karama Horne (a.k.a. – “the blerdgurl”) is a freelance commercial video editor by day and comic book reading, anime watching, TV live tweeting, K-Pop listening, blog writing, superhero geek gurl by night. On a mission to shine a light on both characters and sequential artists of color, she provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular tumblr and official website theblerdgurl.com. Karama is busy fixing up her century old brownstone in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

Spider-Man: Homecoming: On Diverse NYC, Public Schools and Teen Movies. Listen this Thursday.

Graphic Policy discusses Spider-Man: Homecoming with two perfect experts for the job: Brandon Wilson and the Blerdgurl Karma Horne!

Listen in to the show LIVE this Thursday at 10pm ET.

Brandon Wilson is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and educator. He’s been a classroom teacher since 2005. He has directed numerous short films and two feature films, most recently “Sepulveda” http://www.sepulvedathemovie.com  which he co-directed with his wife Jena English. “Sepulveda” has won awards at local festivals and is currently available for rent or purchase on Vimeo On Demand. He writes essays on film and culture at http://geniusbastard.com . He also tweets @Genius_Bastard.

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Karama Horne (a.k.a. – “the blerdgurl”) is a freelance commercial video editor by day and comic book reading, anime watching, TV live tweeting, K-Pop listening, blog writing, superhero geek gurl by night. On a mission to shine a light on both characters and sequential artists of color, she provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular tumblr and official website theblerdgurl.com. Karama is busy fixing up her century old brownstone in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

Listen to Graphic Policy Radio Talk As the Crow Flies and Steven Universe with Melanie Gillman on Demand

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As the Crow Flies is a story about Charlie — a queer 13 year old girl who finds herself stranded in a dangerous place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.  It has been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (2013), an Eisner Award (2014), and an Ignatz (2016), and won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators (2016).

Creator Melanie Gillman joins graphic Policy Radio to discuss their webcomic as well as Steve Universe!

Melanie Gillman is an Eisner- and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist.  They are the creator of As the Crow Flies, a webcomic about queer teens and Christian youth camp, which will be published by Iron Circus Comics in late 2017.  They have also written the Steven Universe comic for BOOM! Studios including the fan-favorite Stevonie storyline. They currently live in Tulsa, OK, where they are a 2017-2018 fellow in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship program.  Their work can be read at: http://melaniegillman.com

Chatting As the Crow Flies and Steven Universe with Melanie Gillman LIVE this Monday

As the Crow Flies is a story about Charlie — a queer 13 year old girl who finds herself stranded in a dangerous place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.  It has been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (2013), an Eisner Award (2014), and an Ignatz (2016), and won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators (2016).

Creator Melanie Gillman joins Graphic Policy Radio to discuss their webcomic as well as Steve Universe!

Listen to this show LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Melanie Gillman is an Eisner- and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist.  They are the creator of As the Crow Flies, a webcomic about queer teens and Christian youth camp, which will be published by Iron Circus Comics in late 2017.  They have also written the Steven Universe comic for BOOM! Studios including the fan-favorite Stevonie storyline. They currently live in Tulsa, OK, where they are a 2017-2018 fellow in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship program.  Their work can be read at: http://melaniegillman.com

Listen live tonight or catch it on demand tomorrow!

Listen to Talking There’s Nothing There with Patrick Kindlon on Demand

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Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn’t believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn’t feel as funny when she realizes it’s an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she’s seeing things… horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. “RUN.”

There’s Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom by writer Patrick Kindlon, artist Maria Llovet, and published by Black Mask Studios.

Patrick joins Brett and Elana for a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio to discuss the series and more.

Patrick Kindlon is a comic writer whose credits include a decade of struggle in other artistic fields, some notoriety among people who get caught shoplifting from Whole Foods, and a few really great comics (due largely to collaborations that elevate his work). His breakthrough book was We Can Never Go Home with oft writing partner Matthew Rosenberg and artist Josh Hood. His most recent work, There’s Nothing There with artist Maria Llovet, ups the darkness in his earlier work to pitch black. He is admittedly out-of-touch.

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