Comics in the 1970s - Ron Wilson, Elliott Maggin, Joe Staton, Keith Pollard, John Workman, and moderator Robert Greenberger discuss their memories of working at DC, Marvel, and smaller publishers and take questions from the audience about working in the comic book industry in the 1970s




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  Marv Wolfman and Mark Evanier in Conversation - Marv and Marc interview one another, tell stories, and take questions from the audience about their careers in the comic book industry




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  Licensed Comics Panel - Mark Wheatley, James Kuhoric, Joseph Rybandt, and (moderator) J.C. Vaughn discussed their experiences writing and drawing licensed comic books, dealing with the rights owners, and feedback from fans




Baltimore Comic Con 2017 - 09/23/17 - [52:19] - Download MP3
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  Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling - Carl Potts (writer, artist, editor) talks about what works and is most effective when illustrating a comic book story




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  Gilbert Hernandez and Jim Rugg in Conversation - a discussion of Gilbert Hernandez career with some insights into his process and his thoughts about his independent work and the work he has done for others




Small Press Expo 2017 - 09/16/17 - [56:25] - Download MP3
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Heroes Con Mega-Panel: Eisner and Kirby at 100

00:00 - Part 1: Ben Towle interviews Tom Heintjes about Will Eisner and things he learned about Eisner while collaborating with him on a monthly column for Kitchen Sink Press reprints of the Spirit.

43:00 - Part 2: Craig Fischer talks to Daniel Yezbick and Andrew Kunka as they analyze one of Will Eisner's classic Spirit stories, Meet P'Gell.

1:09:00 - Part 3: Jennie Law talks to Eric Larsen, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, and Steve Saffel about Jack Kirby's ideas as expressed through his comics and his impact on and interactionss with them and others.

1:50:55 - Part 4: Ben Towle takes a look at the 2001: A Space Oddysey comic book that Jack Kirby wrote and drew for Marvel Comics in the mid-to-late 1970s.

Recorded on June 17, 2017 at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC



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  Villains in Popculture - Panelists Dr. Craig Pohlman, Dr. Megan Connell, Dr. Frank Gaskill, and Prof. Michael Critzer talk with moderator Dave Verhaagen, Ph.D. and take questions from the audience about their favorite villains, the different kinds of villains, and what makes villains appealing.




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  Comic Book Storytelling - Jim Shooter, comic book writer and editor-in-chief (Marvel Comics, 1978-1987) takes questions from the audience and uses the Human Torch story from Strange Tales 114 (Nov 1963) by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee to demonstrate how comic book stories should be told.




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  Michael Golden Panel - Writer and artist Michael Golden discusses his career in comics with moderator Eric-Nolen Weathington including his work on Micronauts, The 'Nam, Avengers Annual 10, and his time as art director at DC Comics




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  Spotlight on Steve Englehart - An hour of Q&A with comic book writer Steve Englehart




Baltimore Comic Con 2016 - 09/04/16 - [1:06:12] - Download MP3
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  Spotlight on Howard Chaykin - An hour of Q&A with comic book writer and artist Howard Chaykin




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  Changing Roles of Editors - Panelists Louise Simonson, John Workman, Dafna Pleban, Mike Pellerito, and Paul Levitz discuss some of the challenges and successes they have experienced as comic book editors




Baltimore Comic Con 2016 - 09/03/16 - [1:06:04] - Download MP3
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  The Process of Writing - Panelists Amy Chu, J.M. DeMatteis, Mark Waid, Paul Storrie, and Hope Larsen talk to Moderator Bob Greenberger about the perceptions and reality of their individual processes of writing comic books




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  Crime Panel - Panelists Ibrahim Moustafa , Justin Greenwood, Christopher Sebela, John Lees, and Rich Tommaso talk to moderator Joe Rauch about what they like to include in the comics they create and see in the comics they read




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Creatures Imagined and Real Mega Panel

00:00 - Part 1: Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon talk to comic book scholar Craig Fischer about their work on BPRD

24:46 - Part 2: Ben Towle talks about the history of funny animal comics which he researched while preparing to do his own funny animal comic, In the Weeds

48:55 - Part 3: Bud Root, William Stout, and Dustin Harbin talk to Jennie Law about drawing dinosaurs; unfortunately this part of the recording ends abruptly 20 minutes into what was closer to a 40 minute discussion

Recorded on June 18, 2016 at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC



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Romance Comics--A Celebration - Panelists Michelle Nolan, June Brigman, Jacque Nodell, Megan Levens, and moderator Craig Yoe discuss the history and some of the trends and tropes found in romance comics since they were first published in the late 1940s, as well as some of the artists and writers who worked on romance comics.



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Spotlight on Steranko - Jim Steranko talks with author J. David Spurlock and tells stories about his life in and outside of comics



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Comic Reprints Panel - Craig Yoe, Tom Heintjes, Michael Eury, Craig Fischer, and moderator Andy Mansell discuss how and why comic strips and comic books do (and don't) get reprinted in book form, Best of... vs complete chronological collections, and the value of extra materials in collected editions



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Ren and Stimpy Panel - Bob Camp (co-creator of Ren and Stimpy) talks with moderator Joe Rauch and answers questions from the audience about working on the cartoon and his work on animation in general



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Tribute to Joe Kubert - The world of comics lost one of its legendary creators in 2012 with the death of Joe Kubert. Three graduates of the Kubert School (Thom Zahler, Tim Truman, Tom Raney) plus two of his coworkers at DC Comics (Paul Levitz, Bob Greenberger) discuss their memories of of Kubert, mostly as a teacher and mentor



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Spotlight on Phil LaMarr - Comedian and actor Phil LaMarr answers questions from the audience about his work in cartoons, film, and live action television



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Tom Palmer Spotlight - The multitalented Tom Palmer (penciler, inker, colorist, painter) discussed his art (including collaborations with Gene Colan and Neal Adams) and career with Jose Villarrubia



Baltimore Comic Con 2015 - 09/27/15 - [1:14:34] - Download MP3
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Comic Books as Cultural Mirrors - A brief overview of American history from the 1930s to the present focusing on how popular culture and current events were represented in comic books by Christy Blanch (moderator) with color commentary provided by Mark Waid, Louise Simonson, and Walter Simonson.



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The 75th Anniversary of the Spirit - The audio portion of Arlen Schumer's retrospective of Will Eisner's most famous creation, the longevity and publication history of the Spirit, and the influence of Eisner on other comic book creators.



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Silver Age of Comic Book Art - The audio portion of Arlen Schumer's thesis on the evolution of comics during the 1960s through the works of eight artists: Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Gene Colan, Joe Kubert, and Neal Adams.



Baltimore Comic Con 2015 - 09/26/15 - [1:06:52] - Download MP3
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Russ Heath Spotlight - the co-creator of the Sea Devils and the Haunted Tank, Russ Heath talks with Mike Gold about his career in comic books



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It's an Ad, Ad, Ad World: Advertising in Comics - audio portion of a retrospective slide show of ads in comic books from Sea Monkeys to Hostess Twinkies and everything in between, prepared and presented by Ed Catto



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Stories I Haven't Yet Told Panel - John Ostrander, Ron Marz, Louise Simonson, and Terry Moore talk about stories that they never got to write or that never saw print, mostly for DC and Marvel with moderator and Former DC Comics Editor Robert Greenberger



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Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Adapting, Incorporating, and Drawing Inspiration from Myth, Legend, and Literature - a discussion of the use of (mostly Greek and Norse) myths and legends in comic books with Ron Randall, Greg Pak, Walt Simonson, and Jamal Igle with moderator Paul Storrie



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Louise Simonson (editor) and Bob McLeod (penciler/inker) discuss the early days of the New Mutants



Baltimore Comic Con 2015 - 09/25/15 - [57:24] - Download MP3
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Anthologies Aren't Easy - Anthology veterans Kelly Phillips (moderator), Josh Bayer, Annie Stoll, Isaac Cates, and Josh O'Neill discuss the processes, challenges, and rewards of organizing anthologies

Recorded on September 19, 2015 at the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD

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Creative Collarborations in Comics Collectives - Matt Dembicki (moderator), Jason Green, Dan Mazur, Andrew Cohen, Emily Gillis, Monica Gallagher, and Cheese Hasselberger discuss the history of their collectives, the challenges of keeping a comics collective going, and some of their comics collectives' success stories

Recorded on September 19, 2015 at the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD

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HC15CIP - Color Influences Panel

Color Influences Panel

Nolan Woodard, Laura Martin, Dave McCaig, and Brian Reber discuss how some of their favorite color storytelling moments in movies have inspired their work in comics at Heroes Con 2015 in Charlotte, NC.

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HC15HP - Horror Panel

Joe Rauch talks Horror Comics with Tyler Crook, Cullen Bunn, Francesco Francavilla, and James Harren

 

 

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HC15JFP - Janson Fiffe Panel

Janson and Fiffe in Conversation

Klaus Janson and Michel Fiffe in conversation (with moderator Greg Matiasevich) at Heroes Con 2015 in Charlotte, NC

 

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Jaime Hernandez Panel

 

Spotlight on Jaime Hernandez


Jaime chats with Wendi Freeman and takes questions from the audience about his work on Love and Rockets

Recorded on May 17, 2015 at Appleseed Comic Con in Fort Wayne, IN.

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HeroesCon 2014 Comics Journalism Roundtable
hosted by Tom Heintjes (Hogan's Alley) and featuring Tom Spurgeon (Comics Reporter), Chris Sims (Comics Alliance), and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat)

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Cover Art: HeroesCon 2014 Program Book by Skottie Young

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HeroesCon 2014 Twomorrows 20th Anniversary Panel
hosted by John Morrow and featuring Roy Thomas, Michael Eury, Jon B. Cooke, and Eric Nolen-Weathington

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Cover Art: HeroesCon Postcard by Bill Sienkiewicz

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HeroesCon 2014 Conan Panel
hosted by Robert E. Howard fanatic Scott Valeri and featuring the original writer of the Conan's adventures in comic books Roy Thomas and writer and artist Tim Truman

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Cover Art: Conan the Barbarian 78 by John Buscema

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