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Jeff Newelt, Jon Lazar, and Dan Patterson for KoPoint
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The Comic Book Podcast is a deep-dive beyond the mainstream in to the pulpy pleasures of the comic book industry.
Our goal is to provide a deeply satisfying experience featuring long-form round table discussions about comic book news, chatter about must-read indie books, and interviews with comic book creators and industry professionals.
Learn more: http://thecomicbookpodcast.com
Interviews Live From NYC Comic Con 2012 - KoPoint Comics, EP 16
Yes, Loyal Listeners, the spectacular KoPoint Comic Book Show podcast attended and reported from this year’s New York Comic Con. The KoPoint comic book team - including Jeff Newelt (in absentia), Jon Lazar, Megan Sass, Michele Reznik, and myself - buzzed the floor at booth 507 with our friends Hazarai http://hazarai.com and recorded a number of stellar interviews with comic book industry creators, publishers, and professionals.
We asked each comic book guest three questions:
- What’s the most important collectable in your collection, and why?
- What book or graphic novel would you recommend to someone new to the medium?
- What cool projects are you working on right now?
Hazarai will soon publish individual audio and video clips from New York Comic Con. During the Con chaos, over the weekend I edited and processed the best of our interviews. These short clips are gathered together here in one epic episode.
Hope you dig the show.
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0:04:18 Interview - Seth Kushner - http://sethkushner.com
0:10:20 Interview - Astro-Cons - http://www.astro-cons.com/
0:15:39 Interview - Natalie Zutter - http://nataliezutter.tumblr.com
0:21:50 Interview - Matt Hawkins - https://www.facebook.com/Selfloathingnarcissist
0:34:17 Pod Prod - KoPoint House - http://kopoint.com
0:34:24 Interview - Ben McCool - http://therealbenmccool.blogspot.com/
0:43:05 Interview - David Lloyd, Antonino Bifulco - http://lforlloyd.com
0:56:16 Interview - JT Waldman - http://jtwaldman.com/
1:04:41 Pod Prod - KoPoint House
1:04:05 Interview - Kagan McLeod - http://kaganmcleod.com/
1:10:04 Interview - Lauren Panepinto - http://orbitbooks.com and http://yenpress.net
1:18:20 Interview - Jennifer Hayden - http://www.goddesscomix.com
1:24:30 Interview - Danny Fingeroth - http://dannyfingeroth.com
1:38:20 Interview - David Hine - http://www.waitingfortrades.com
1:45:20 Interview - Cory Doctorow - http://craphound.net
1:56:29 Interview - Wayne Goldblatt - http://www.hazarai.com
KoPoint Comics, EP 015 - SD Comic Con Roundup
It’s that time of year again for San Diego Comic Con, and after some technical issues, Dan and Jon take a look at all the big comic book and movie announcements coming out of SDCC. From Neil Gaiman’s return to Sandman to Marvel Now!, they review San Diego from New York. Here are a few of the big headlines from this year’s #SDCC:
- Neil Gaiman and DC Comics Announce a Prequel to Sandman
- Eisner Award Winners Announced
- Tr!ckster, the Indie Alternative to Comic Con, Grows!
- Comixology and Fantagraphics team up on ‘Love and Rockets’
- Comixology Dominates Digital at Comic Con
- New ‘The Walking Dead’ Trailer
- Jim Lee breaks down DC Zero issues and The New 52
- Axel Alonso talks about Marvel Now
- More news: BoingBoing’s San Diego Comic Con Roundup
Bonus: The KoPoint Comic Book Show quick review of The Amazing Spider-Man movie! Does Spider-Man swing? Dan and Jon give their take on the latest take on the web spinner.
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Editor’s Note: This episode was recorded on the roof of our beloved Manhattan studio. Sadly, take-one was lost as our recording device (read: iPhone) over heated. The show, however, must go on! @JustJon and I moved to the shade, grabbed a new phone, and recored take-two. Hope you enjoy it! - DHP
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KoPoint Comics, EP 014 - Young Adult Summer Reads
This week the KoPoint Comic Book Show beats the summer heat by talking about some of our favorite young adult novels. While co-host Jeff Newelt is on assignment this week, KoPoint’s Jon Lazar and Dan Patterson are joined by Harper Collins / Greenwillow young adult book editor Martha Mihalick for a spirited conversation about great summer novels!
KoPoint Comics, EP 013 - Dennis Calero Knows What Lurks in the Hearts of Mortal Men
This week, Jon Lazar, Dan Patterson and Jeff Newelt are joined by Harvey Award winning artist Dennis Calero. Dennis’ current work on The Shadow starts them off by talking about the art of cover creation and what makes a good cover for a comic book before talking about the creativity in the Big Two and how stories are told and retold, the disconnect between the comic book movies and the comic book themselves, and question the need for certain websites to post spoilers.
This week’s Kickers:
Jeff recommends The Jew Of New York by Ben Katchor, Brat Pack by Rick Veitch, Teen Angels & New Mutants by Steve Bissette, and Top Ten by Alan Moore & Gene Ha & Zander Cannon
Dan has been catching up with Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughn
Jon recently read Grendel Omnibus Vol 1: Hunter Rose and played some Magic The Gathering for iPad
Dennis has really liked Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s current run on Batman, wanted to recommend the classic Gilgamesh by Jim Starlin, and has been working on The Devil Inside with Todd Stashwick
KoPoint Comics, EP 012 - Interview with Jim McLauchlin of the Hero Initiative
If you read comic books during the 1990’s, you read Wizard: The Guide to Comics. And if you read Wizard, you laughed at the witty retorts and letters-c0lumn banter filed each month by Jim McLauchlin. Wizard, now defunct, was the barometer of hip in the comic book industry for half a generation. If Wizard set the agenda for the comic book industry for the 1990s, Mr. McLauchlin’s reports were it’s narrative. And that narrative was hilarious. The former editor and senior writer also provided a much-needed sense of levity at a time of doom and gloom in the comic book industry.
Upon leaving the magazine in the early 2000s, Mr. McLauchlin be went to work for Top Cow Productions, a well-known publishing entity within the Image Comics umbrella.
Today, Mr. McLauchlin works closely with the Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit agency organization that acts as a “financial safety net” for comic book creators. This
In this episode of the KoPoint Comic Book Show, co-host Dan Patterson talks with Mr. McLauchlin about making the transition from sports writing to comic books, his career at Wizard, the Hero Initiative, and the changing nature of the comic book industry.
Download Audio: KoPoint Comics, EP 012 - Interview with Jim McLauchlin of the Hero Initiative
KoPoint Comics, EP 011 - The Roofcast and Summertime Comic Books
Join Jeff, Jon, and Dan of the roof of the KoPoint Studio in Manhattan for a discussion of our all-time favorite summertime comic books.
KoPoint Comics, EP 010 - Ben McCool and the Pickle of Truth
Augmented by comic book author, swell gent, and articulate Brit Ben McCool, join the KoPoint Comics roundtable team as we fully embrace The Pickle of Truth (provided by, as always, by @JahFurry)! Our panel talk with Ben about working as an indie, with Image, and with giant publisher Marvel. We also discuss the ‘outing’ of Green Lantern, Shadowhawk, and a slew of cool indie books.
KoPoint Comics, EP 009 - Web Comics and Intervention Con
This week, Dan Patterson and Jon Lazar are joined in studio by Onezumi Hartstein and James Harknell, the founders of Intervention Con. They share some Star Wars memories to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of this historic movie then discuss the history of Intervention Con and what will be happening in Maryland this September.
This week’s Kickers:
Harknell has been playing Diablo 3, and he can’t get enough of it.
Onezumi cracks up at Sticky Comics
Jon read the new DC 52 Animal Man trade paperback and really enjoyed it.
Dan finally got a comic book reading device in a Kindle Fire