Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Marc Bernardin from Playboy.com and author Rob Salkowitz on The Hugo Award Nominations

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Playboy's Marc Bernardin talks about his Top Cow series Genius, who's first arc is collected in a trade comming up in June. We talk about Playboy.com's current status as a men's lifestyle site reclaiming the tradition Hef set up with the first issues. Marc has given the site a strong nerd culture voice, including making the Wil Wheaton-Patton Oswaltt coversation the January 2015 playboy interview. We also talk about Marc's podcasting with the Nerdist Writer's Panel and Kevin Smith's Fatman On Batman

The Hugo Award Nominations are discussed with auth Rob Salkowtiz. Rob has been a geek industry anaylist since the release of his book omic Con and The business Of Pop Culture. We talk about not only the infighting of geek factions within the Hugo nominating process, but more importantly how pollitical sites are using the "controversy" as red meat to get their ideological bases rilled up. Both left and right wing sites are stirring things up, and from our point of view its bad for all of geekdom.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Janelle Asselin On Romance Comics and The Gender In Comics Debate

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Janelle Asselin (a former editor with DC Comics currently a senior editor at the Geek News site Comics Alliance) is back to talk about her kickstarter campaign for Fresh Romance, a new digital Anthology of romance comic stoires.

Asselin is an outspoken advocate for the employemnt of more women comic creators to the extent of starting a regular feature at CA called "Hire this woman" spotlighting emerging new creators. 

We discuss some of the recent issues that have popped up concerning the female readership and creators of comics.