1 on 1 interview show featuring the creative minds behind Comics TV Film Novels & Animation. Hosted by Chicago Pop Culture expert, John Siuntres
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There is a new 6 part deep dive podcast series that explores the creation and evolution of The San Diego Comic Con Called "Comic Con Begins" . From it's hotel basement beginnings to today's status as the Ultimate Nerd Culture event that the whole world follows every year. With tons of interviews and archival audio. It's a time travel experience. Podcast creator and comic book writer Mathew Klickstein (You Are Obsolete) and SDCC founding member Roger Freedman discuss the creation of this iconic festival that not even Covid could stop.Later this year Fantagraphics will publish the book version of Comic Con Begins
Brett Dakin wrote a new book about his Great Uncle Golden Age Publisher Lev Gleason, whose comics career was cut short in the Mid 50s due to the senate hearings on Juvenile Delinquency and comics. We discuss Gleason's career and life and the creation of The Original Daredevil. Read Brett's Book American Dare Devil Comics Communism, and the Battles Of Lev Gleason
This was supposed to be a full WB Live but we had a couple tech problems, so it became this 2 parter. A celebration of Outer Limits Co-Creator Joseph StefanoFirst Dave Rash joins Gabe Hardman Ian Brill and myself to talk about the new book from Gauntlet Pres FROM THE INNER MIND TO…THE OUTER LIMITS SCRIPTS OF JOSEPH STEFANO. . pre-order the book at gauntletpress.comThen Stefano's son Dominic joins us giving his perspective on his father's works from Outer Limits to Hitchcock's Psycho to friendships with Gene Roddenberry and Sally Kellerman
A Hawkgirl Superman Cliffhanger audio play by Maria and George From a 1981 Jim Starlin DC Comics story . Plus how they got their gigs other film and TV projects like Scandal Larry Crowne Father Of The Bride Back To The Future and favorite JL and JLU stories and moments
From 2015. Tony died in March of 2021 Comedy legend Tony Hendra joins us. You might remember Tony best as Ian Spinal Tap's Cricket bat welding manager , but he has a long history of comedy starting as the writing partner of Monty Python member Graham Chapman. Tony spent years working at national Lampoon as an Editor and writer for the magazine. he co-wrote Lemmings Their stage revue featuring Bill Murray John Belushi Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner, long before their Saturday Night Live TV careers. As a performer, Tony wrote produced and acted in many National Lampoon comedy sketches that debuted on the very popular National Lampoon Radio Hour and later on their Lampoon comedy albums beginning with Radio Diner. Tony played John Lennon in this classic bit Magical Misery Tour. Tony is here to promote the first new Lampoon Comedy Album in 35 years ARE THERE ANY TRIGGERS HERE TONIGHT? We talk about his new comedy group The Final Edition , the beginnings of satirical British comedy when Tony was at Cambridge University with The Pythons, Making The Spinal Tap Film, and so much more.
Bronze Age veteran Paul Kupperberg presents this 1988 presentation Julie toured with giving stories about the history of The Man Of Steel, . We also discuss his work on Peacekeeper Vigilante and several new novels and books Paul has written
From 2009 Comedian Patton Oswalt stars in theindie film BIG FAN, written and directed by Robert Siegel , the man who wrote the screenplay for last year's indie hit, THE WRESTLER.There's funny stuff in this film , but like THE WRESTLER, BIG FAN is a realistic look at sports. This time the focus is on an obsessive football fan named Paul (Oswalt) , who's loner lifestyle is defined by his voice on the phone fandom persona as a regular caller to sports talk radio, He has an awkward hero worship moment with his favorite player that turns violently ugly, and upsets his cocoon like world. Oswalt discuss the film's character and the obvious similarities of this sort of fan worship compared to pop culture fans. We also talk about his one shot Firefly story for Dark Horse Comics, and the release of his Stand Up DVD MY WEAKNESS IS STRONG.
Kurt talks about the new film on Showtime JFK Revisited Thru The Looking Glass, a true crime investigation of the 1963 assassination. We also talk about him working with Steven Spielberg on Minority Report , comics and more
Newsarama's Chris Arrant Moderates this panel featuring Caitlin Rosberg (AV CLUB) Artist Bill Reinhold (Punisher, Earth X ) Tim Seely (Robins Superman Vs Lobo) and myself . We discuss the strengths of Chicago as a major comic book hub.
Mad Magazine Saturday Morning Cartoons and Famous Sports figures discussed with George who hosts a great one on one interview podcast, Tell Me A Story I've Never heard Begore featuring Bob Costas Mike Wilbon Mike Greenberg and more famous sports guys and women