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We speak with the LaGreca Brothers, Charlie and Jeff, about creating DINK, the Denver Independent Comics Expo!
Part 2 of my interview with Dylan Edwards and Melanie Gillman, discussing some of the adventures and tribuations of being LGBTQ comic book creators!
PART ONE: LGBTQ comics creators Melanie Gillman (Steven Universe, Care Bears & As The Crow Flies) and Dylan Edwards (Politically InQueerect & Transposes)
Recorded the day after the Presidential eleaction, comics creators Kristina BadHand and Gerhard Kaaihue discuss the importance of diversity in comics, both on and off the page.
Recorded in Berlin: Michael Wiessler, owner of Modern Graphics, one of the most popular comic book stores in Berlin, talks with us.
Comics creators Patricia Krmpotich and Andrew Mark discuss how they make comics that entertain, educate and engage children.
British comics geeks meet MotherF**ker In A Cape! During his travels through Europe, R. Alan Brooks attended Melksham Comic Con in England!
A lawyer and a publisher discuss comics, contracts with publishing companies, what you should ask for and expect, and all manner of geeky shit!
Cosplayers Michelle Berra, Justine McKinney and Tara Piehl discuss their passion for their craft, what's it's like to be harrassed by inappropriate fans, and what initially got them into cosplay.
Comic book creators Jake Fairly (This Is Heavy Metal) and Kevin Caron (Badger, Casting Bones) talk
with R. Alan Brooks and Jordan Froehlich about how they got into comics, how they feel (as white men) about the recent emphasis on diversity in comics, and what they do to participate in it. Don’t tell anyone, but they also briefly discuss their agenda to take down The Man!
Junae Benne, owner of The Gaming Dojo and Mackenzi Bell-Nugent, video game addict and professional dancer/choreographer, discuss how they got into video games and geek culture, and how those worlds treat them as Black women. Also, video game characters with realistic Black hair: where they at?
Shanna Katz Kattari (a board certified sexologist and sci-fi/fantasy geek) and Annie Rix, a poet and comic book/sci-fi geek, discuss how having disabilities affects their experiences at comic conventions, representation of disabled comic book characters in geek media and what it means to them that Batgirl is no longer disabled. Plus, what it means to “use up all your spoons”.
Sex worker and comic-book creator, D. Sala, shares how she got into both sex work and comics, what she enjoys about both and how one influences the other. She and R. Alan Brooks also discuss a fine piece of cinema called “Zombie Strippers”.
Artists Morgan Beem and Cachet Whitman discuss being female comic book creators; from what initially made them like comic books to how they became artists themselves. Plus, tips on how not to be the “creepy guy” fan.