This week, Rich Tommaso returns on the show to talk about his new book Dry County! A semi-autobiographical exploration of Rich's early 20s while working as a cartoonist in Miami during the 90s, the new series follows its protagonist dragged into a neo-noir world following a love interest. Rich also talks the remaster of his first long-form work, Clover Honey! Finally, the gang talks Black Panther!

Dry County is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, March 14!

Clover Honey is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, April 11!

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This week, the boys welcome Johnnie Christmas on the show to talk about his new book Firebug! A lush fantasy story following a Polynesian society divided by a fire deity residing in a nearby volcano, the book collects the complete story that originally ran in the pages of Island magazine! Johnnie talks influences, working with Tamra Bonvillain on colors, working with Margaret Atwood, and The Beatles!

Firebug is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, March 7!

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In a special episode, Meredith Gran returns on the show to talk about her upcoming indie game Perfect Tides! After a decade of meditating on the nature of being in one's twenties, Meredith looks back to what it means to be a teen in the point and click game. Meredith reveals the backstory and production of the game and how it's been ending Octopus Pie nearly a year later.

To help fund the game and get in on it from jump, check out the Kickstarter page here!

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This week, Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan return (Jim for the fourth time!) to talk about their book Glitterbomb: The Fame Game. The second story in the Glitterbomb horror series, The Fame Game is a both a continuation and fresh jumping on point from the previous story as the price of fame in the social media age is explored with bloody, bloody consequence. Listen as the duo talk about it and Jim discusses writing Avengers over at Marvel!

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game is out on Wednesday, February 28 in comic shops and Comixology!

Direct download: Episode190.mp3
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This week, Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin return on the show to talk about their new book Genius: Cartel! The second volume in their Genius series takes the action global as combat mastermind Destiny is drafted into the drug war! But who's playing who? Also, the duo talk how wild it is as the two lifelong geeks made good in the industry they grew up as fans of!

Genius, Vol. 2: Cartel is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 21!

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Marvel Comics editor Heather Antos returns on the show to talk about the comic debut of Expanded Universe fan-favorite character, Admiral Thrawn! Heather discusses the appeal of the character, the process of reintegrating him into Star Wars' new continuity, and the gang go on a deep dive of Expanded Universe elements they like the best along with hints of what's to come with other books Heather is editing!

Thrawn debuts in comic shops everywhere and Comixology on Wednesday, February 14!

Direct download: Episode188.mp3
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In a special episode, the boys welcome their buddy Tyler Shainline on to the show to talk about his new book, The Beef with Richard Starkings and Shaky Kane! A wonderfully weird tale following a meat factory worker that becomes an unwitting superhero after a lifetime of consuming the titular meat, Tyler details the book's origins and generally geeks out with the gang over, well, everything!

The Beef debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 28!

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This week, the boys welcome back Sebastian Girner on the show to talk about his book Scales & Scoundrels and the gang is joined separately by the series' co-creator and artist Galaad! The duo discuss the book's origins and influences, importance to keep things light in a genre that has recently delved into darkness, and just talk pop culture!

Scales & Scoundrels: Into the Dragon's Maw along with Issue #6 kicking off the second story arc is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 7!

Direct download: Episode187.mp3
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This week, Sam goes one-on-one with Bingo Love creator and writer Tee Franklin to discuss her original graphic novel and its life-affirming tale of two African-American women that fall in love in the 1960s and are forced apart for decades before finding each other again. Tee talks how the book comes from a very personal place, why it's more important than ever, and how it was picked up by Image Comics. The duo also geek out over a mutual interest in...Japanese horror?! 

Bingo Love is out in comic shops and Comixology on Valentine's Day and can be preordered here.

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Justin Jordan returns on the show to talk about his new miniseries Death of Love! The screwball comedy follows self-proclaimed nice guy Philo who suddenly gains the ability to see cupidae and decides to take the fight to them after years of heartbreak! Justin talks about his new book along with his other creator-owned series Spread and Luther Strode!

Death of Love debuts on Wednesday, February 14 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

Direct download: Episode185.mp3
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