Extra Sequential Podcast #83-Female Creators

64 mins. It’s all about the ladies and the awesome comics they create. Mladen proves his immaturity and Kris reveals his love for Faith Erin Hicks. Also, missing Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING

A hat trick of disappointing comic adaptations.

Dylan Dog. A Superman Returns reunion!

Gantz 2

Ghost Rider. Filmed in Melbourne!

7:12 NEWS

The death of legendary French creator Moebius

A Judge Dredd themed album from a producer of Portishead!

Bleeding Cool, and DC Nation Super Spectacular magazines on the way

Alan Moore’s thoughts on Before Watchmen

The Happytime Murders’ first look

18:58 THEME – FEMALE CREATORS

Posy Simmonds’ Tamare Drewe (also a film)

Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder

Colleen Doran’s A Distant Soil

Faith Erin Hicks’ Friend With Boys (read the first 20 pages here)

Also, Brain Camp, and The Wall at Ellsmere by Hicks

Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

Karen Berger (Vertigo founder)

Sophie Crumb

Becky Cloonan

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (also a film)

Jill Thompson

Emi Lennox’s sketch diary EmiTown Volume 2

Naoko Takeuchi

Natsuki Takaya

Hiromu Arakawa

Australians:

Nicola Scott

Nicki Greenberg

Katie Houghton Ward

Sarah Howell

And a few more….

Extra Sequential Podcast #82-Jim Henson

55 mins. We look at recent work inspired by the late, great puppet pioneer Jim Henson including a Dark Crystal prequel, and a Storyteller anthology. Also, French midgets, VHS memories and the sentence,  “Oh my God! Stuff happens before he plays his flute in the forrest?!”

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

Submarine. Quirky indie film set in Wales in 1986.

Hell Yeah #1 from Image Comics. Superpowered teen Ben Day’s mysterious parents, and a good cliffhanger. Oh, and it looks great too.

Conan #2 from Dark Horse. Young Conan teaches us the proper archery technique.

Saga #1 from Image Comics. An interesting, though not yet entirely captivating sci-fi/fantasy mashup.

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand comic

Rocky Balboa. Go Sly!

13: 10 NEWS

Concept artist Ralph McQuarrie dies

Webcomics based on classic video game properties at ShiftyLook

50 million downloads on comiXology

DC Comics’ new site

Wolverine’s next film next year

David Mazzucchelli’s unhappy about the new Batman: Year One TPB

Two new Perth comics podcasts! Panel2Panel, and How I Got My Boyfriend To Read Comics

21:02 FEATURE TOPIC – JIM HENSON

The man behind the creatures of The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and more, and the recent Archaia OGNs inspired by his creations. See previews at the links below.

Jim Henson’s Storyteller. An anthology based on the first season of the TV show.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1. The first of a prequel trilogy to the 1982 film.

Fraggle Rock Classics Vol. 1. Recoloured tales of the original 1985 comics based on the TV series.

Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand. A trippy, visually dazzling adaptation of an unproduced screenplay.

And keep your eye out on May 5 for Archaia’s sure to be popular Free Comic Book Day offering.

 

 


 

Extra Sequential Podcast #81-Meta-Comics

56 mins. We go high-brow and examine meta-comics. In other words, stories in which the writers appear as themselves, characters know that they’re in a comic, and more rule breaking craziness. Also, the best pirate joke you’ll ever hear.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

The adventurous and entertaining Lord of the Jungle #2

The disappointing Danger 5 TV series, and Reading Comics book by Douglas Wolk

The erotic Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie

9:35 NEWS

The upcoming Image Comics doco

11: 30 THEME – META-COMICS

Characters and comics that break the fourth wall.

Grant Morrison’s work on Animal Man, and The Invisibles

Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Casasday, including the Batman cross-over one-shot featuring different versions of the superhero

Bat-Mite in TV’s Batman: Brave and the Bold

Ambush Bug

Deadpool. Here’s 10 of his best fourth wall breaking moments.

Dave Sim’s Cerbeus

Andrew Drilon’s Supermaker webcomic

 

 

 

Extra Sequential Podcast #80-Multi-discipline Writers

46 mins. These days there are more people writing comics from other disciplines than ever before. We discuss the whos and the whys, including examples of playwrights, TV and film writers, as well as novelists who spend their time writing comics too. Also, Darth Maul and why he was never cloned, and when celebrities embarrass themselves by thinking they know how to write comics.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING/WATCHING

The Grey. Despite it’s minimal amount of wolf punching, it’s a good film.

Chronicle.

Archeologists of Shadows. A dazzling digital comic.

Road to Perdition, which became the film with a balding Jude Law.

4:57 NEWS

Bart Simpson’s pal Milhouse gets his own comic in April

2000AD turns 35 years old

The new, and free, Rations magazine

Trailer for the upcoming Comic-Con documentary

Nate Simpson’s Nonplayer goes to Hollywood

11:25 FEATURE TOPIC – MULTI-DISCIPLINE WRITERS

Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim

Kevin Smith

Joss Whedon

Jane Espenson

Writers of TV’s Lost  – Bran K Vaughan, Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard and Jeph Loeb

Robert Aguirre-Sacasa

Tom Taylor

Celebrities behind comics such as Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Mark Hamill and Tyrese Gibson and good examples like Rashida Jones and Gerard Way

Brad Meltzer

David Liss

Stephen King and Joe Hill

Peter David

Clive Barker

As an added bonus here’s an ad for Admiral Ackbar’s cereal from Robot Chicken.

Extra Sequential Podcast #79-Unfinished Projects

51 mins. Advertised, but never released, or completed projects is this show’s focus, and there’s quite a few of them! We also present an unpopular viewpoint on the legal battles of Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich, and Mladen rails against Kevin Smith’s popular public persona. Also Oasis, Dolly Parton and Doctor Who.

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A brief return to What We’ve Been Reading including Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth-The Long Death, and Love and Rockets.

4:45 NEWS

The legal case between Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich and Marvel, and The Walking Dead battle

DC relaunch sales figures

Kevin Smith’s new Comic Book Men reality TV show

21:05 FEATURE TOPIC – UNFINISHED AND UNRELEASED PROJECTS

Barry Windsor-Smith’s Superman

Alan Moore and Bill Sienkiewicz’s Big Numbers
William S Burroughs’ Ah Pook Is Here!

All Star Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes

Batman: Europa

Kevin Smith’s mass of titles

Image United

Captain America: White by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, and Astonishing Captain America

Loeb’s and J. Scott Campbell’s Spider-Man

Bryan Singer’s Ultimate X-Men

Daredevil: End of Days

Extra Sequential Podcast #78-Creative Departures

39 mins. This show is dedicated to comics creators who offer us projects that surprise us, projects that show a different side to their creativity. From manga to all-ages to, um, Frank Miller we discuss a few unexpected career turns. Also, Superman pyjamas and Grant Morrison’s exercise video.

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1:53 NEWS
The controversial Before Watchmen prequel series
The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man trailers
7:19 THEME – CREATIVE DIFFERENCES
Chuck Dixon writing The Simpsons comics
Jeff Lemire, from The Essex County Trilogy to Superboy and Animal Man
Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan’s Conan the Barbarian
Frank Miller and Geoff Darrow’s Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
Frank Miller’s unrealised JESUS! project
Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Avon Oeming’s Takio
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary
Katsuhiro Otomo’s Hipira: The Little Vampire

Extra Sequential Podcast #77-Habibi Review

45 mins. Our feature critique of Habibi, Craig Thompson’s long awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed and widely adored Blankets. As well as exploring its intricately woven themes, we touch on the problems with writing Misery Porn, Orientalism, Religion, and whether or not Craig Thompson is a masochist. Also, Jurassic Park, and Robin Williams.

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From Pantheon, comes Craig Thompson’s Habibi. It’s black and white, it’s 672 pages, it looks great (even the ugly parts) and well, just listen to the show.

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