261 | Movies, Cartoons And Comics

Movies with steampunk or science fiction ties that have connections to innovative animators start this one off,which leads into influences artists have from one another and candy we liked (or didn’t like) as kids. Random comics finish this one out, including Al’s newfound interest in the Legion. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dan Souder

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The Wild Wild West.

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182 | Back-Up Stories, Alan Moore And New Versions Of Old Series

Talking about back-up stories led into Alan Moore and Swamp Thing, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic EyeShade The Changing Girl, Groo Fray Of The Gods and Love And Rockets. Then Pullapalooza closes it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Harry Nilsson

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Flesh And Bones Featuring Dalgoda 3
By Jan Strnad And Dennis Fujitake.

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178 | Dalgoda

This episode we talk about Dalgoda by Jan Strnad and Dennis Fujitake. There were a few other things discussed, but mostly Dalgoda.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Polyphia

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Dalgoda By Jan Strnad And Dennis Fujitake.

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66 | Gene Luen Yang, The Silent Invasion And Other Black And White Series From The Eighties

Al and Don discuss American Born Chinese and Boxers • Saints by Gene Luen Yang, which leads into a discussion of making changes in foreign places you don’t understand, and how little Don actually knows about world history. The Silent Invasion By Michael Cherkas And Larry Hancock and other black and white series from the eighties. Golden age artists that didn’t make the transition into the silver age and cartoonists that went into advertising.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: CuneEno

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American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang.

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37 | Comic Book Letterers And The Art Of Typography

Once again, the whole gang is present, and thanks to Al we discuss letterers and the art of typography. What’s better.. digital fonts or traditional lettering?
We reminisce about some of the old school lettering masters such as John Workman, Moebius, and Tom Orzechowski. Don finds a way to slide in a Carl Barks comment,
and Dallas gushes about Dave Sim’s typographical masterpiece, Cerebus.
We then discuss “event fatigue” in the DC and Marvel universe, and Rook tastefully bags on DC’s New 52 concept. We talk about how boring the superhero “status quo” can be,
and how refreshing books like Spider-Man’s Brand New Day and Morrison’s New X-Men can be. There’s some creator-owned rights talk, and Don brings up symphonic music
to hammer home his point on artistic “innovators” and “cultivators”.
Oh, and Rook sticks up for Aquaman.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Brilliant Green

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Not Only Could No One Draw Or Design Like Alex Toth,
No One Could Letter Like He Could As Well.
Yet, We Missed Talking About It On This Episode.

Comic Book LettererDesign • Computer Lettering

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