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Episode 87 : The Punisher – Welcome Back, Frank

Nick Hemsing
September 18, 2017

When Brock and Nick say they review indie comics, sometimes that definition gets stretched. Sometimes it is also stretched so far that it is an almost unrecognizable rule. This week’s comic book podcast is less than indie. It is, in fact, very un-indie. It’s The Punisher. Why The Punisher? That’s because it’s Garth Ennis’ Punisher and with it comes a certain flavor and is heavily related to the movie and Netflix depictions. In other news, the Batman movie is still a weird mess that seems like it will eventually congeal into something and The Tick is still on their minds.

Wizard World Madison – September 22-24, 2017

Brock Beauchamp
September 12, 2017

I’ll be in Madison later this month at the local Wizard World show (yet another all-new convention for me). I’ll be offering my typical fare: comic books, original art, lots of prints. Come by and visit if you’re in southern Wisconsin! Wizard World Madison Alliant Energy Center 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way Madison, Wisconsin 53713 Friday, 9/22: 4pm-9pm Saturday, 9/23: 10am-7pm Sunday, 9/24: 10am-4pm Here’s a sampling of my two new prints: both are done in traditional watercolor (and the originals are available if you’re feeling fat in the wallet). Come by and check them out in person!

Episode 86: We Stand on Guard

Nick Hemsing
September 11, 2017

Nick and Brock dive into the new Marvel TV series to discuss the less consistent wing of the live action MCU. Of course, they also talk DC’s mirror opposite problem of somewhat more consistent TV and then thinking that making a Joker movie is a good idea. We Stand On Guard is the target of this week’s comic book discussion. Does this short allegory story deliver on its point?

Wizard World Chicago – August 24-27, 2017

Brock Beauchamp
August 21, 2017

Back-to-back conventions! For the first time, I’ll be tabling a Chicago convention. I’m excited, as this will be the first time I attend a traditional four day convention (CONvergence doesn’t really count, as it’s a half-work, half-party convention for me). So, if you happen to be in the Chicago area near the end of August, come visit me and say hi! Wizard World Chicago Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 North River Road Rosemont, Illinois 60018 Thursday, 8/24: 4pm-9pm Friday, 8/25: 12pm-7pm Saturday, 8/26: 10am-7pm Sunday, 8/27: 10am-4pm As always, I’ll have new prints available, including this new Grand Admiral... View Article

Episode 85: God Country

Nick Hemsing
August 14, 2017

Restraint is a too often overlooked contributor to a quality work and this week Brock and Nick read a work that seems like it could have gone the road they expected, but . . . And that comic be God Country. They also catch up with a little bit of Spider-Man Homecoming and would also have loved to have been talking about the Dark Tower movie, but neither can quite bring themselves to buy the ticket.

Minnesota Fan Fest – August 19-20 – St Paul, MN

Brock Beauchamp
August 10, 2017

There’s a new convention in town! The organizers of Phoenix Comicon (one of the largest in the country) have migrated to the upper midwest and brought their community-centric approach to the Twin Cities. Unlike other large convention who shall not be named, Fan Fest focuses on the local community and you’ll see a ton of local creators and comic shops participating in this event. Come by and check out all the cool local stuff (along with some pretty cool celebrities and renowned creators from Marvel and DC). Minnesota Fan Fest Saint Paul RiverCentre 175 West Kellogg Blvd Saint Paul, MN... View Article