Saturday, October 20, 2018

BEHIND THE BULLPEN: Howard Shapiro

In this fabulous Two-In-One team-up, our very own Maniacal Mike chats with writer Howard Shapiro about his and artist Erica Chan's new graphic novel, QUEEN OF KENOSHA!

(Nina Overstreet, a singer-songwriter hustling amidst the music scene of 1963, finds her big break comes not from a record deal, but in a chance encounter with a clandestine agency of the U.S. Government, and the secret war against an underground Fourth Reich rising just beneath the surface.)

In addition, we get into how he came to write comics after falling in love with the medium later in life, his previous work in the Young Adult arena, the financial realities of self-publishing and starting a small press unit in ANIMAL MEDIA GROUP, his love for music and how that informed both Queen of Kenosha's story and one of it's most unique features, the deep-rooted and, unfortunately, topical political themes of QoK, discovering artist Erica Chan, and much more!

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QUEEN OF KENOSHA on Amazon!: https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Kenosha-Thin-Thinline-Trilogy/dp/0997431520

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Shapiro/e/B002BLV3W0/

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Off The Panel Classic - BATMAN: YEAR ONE



In this reprint of the VERY FIRST RECORDING of OPP's original spotlight series, Aristocratic Alex Koch is joined by dork knight extraordinaire Morbid Matt Johnson to discuss the defining origin story of their favorite character, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's seminal(?) Batman: Year One. Journey back to 2013 as they go into Matt's abiding respect for Jim Gordon, and Alex's revelations about Batman's first costume, as the mystery of Graphic Novelism's hiatus deepens.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
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FURTHER READING
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Off The Panel Classic- BLANKETS


In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, Jamie is joined by founding Off-Panelist Merce' Mueller to discuss Craig Thompson's iconic memoir, Blankets. Looking back at their own religious childhoods, they share their connections to this powerful story of childhood, faith, and first love, and Merce' talks about the time Big Bird broke her arm.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

FURTHER READING
Craig Thompson on "Blankets"
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Buy "Blankets" on Amazon

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