Eric Stephenson says nice things about Challengers. So does Gregg “Pix” Schigiel. Small things we do can have a big impact on people, good and bad. We talk about how we navigate bookstores, because… We visited the new Chicago Amazon bookstore. There’s lots to talk about here. And then… the topic of the week… Marvel Comics vs. Diversity. Hoo boy. Bonus! Just when we thought we were done for the week, there’s late breaking news about hidden anti-Christian and Jewish messages in X-Men Gold #1!
This is the final Women’s Comics Month interview episode, featuring a full-length interview with Isabella Rotman. Her art is usually about the ocean, mermaids, crushing loneliness, people in the woods, or sex. She is author of the sexual health comic You're So Sexy When You Aren't Transmitting STIs, Not On My Watch: The Bystanders Handbook for the Prevention of Sexual Violence, Good to Know: A Zine of Useful Things, and many more.
This episode is the last in a series of mini-interviews with the creators that set up for Women’s Comics Month 2017 at Challengers. Featuring: Kat Leyh Amy Peltz Sheika Lugtu Stephanie Mided Sage Coffey Vixtopher Yewon Kwon & Bec Hac Cathy Hannah Corinne Halbert Delia Jean Coco Picard
New reusable tote bags. Large poster re-stock. Pop vinyl re-stock. Large all-ages graphic novel re-stock. Sale t-shirts are in. A whole bunch of new local comics and zines (thanks to Women’s Comics Month). We’re trying to put every penny back into the sore. The Challengiraffe prototype has been made by DoomCo Designs. We’ll actually have these fun 3D-printed statues available by Free Comic Book Day! Marvel’s “Generations” and Secret Empire #0. Dal has a BIG idea for changing how we rack single issue comic books. It’s different than we’ve ever done. Can we do it? Event recap!
It’s a special mid-week bonus episode as Patrick interviews artist Ashley Riot. What started as a Women’s Comics Month interview turned into a full episode! Ashley tells about growing up as the only anime/manga fan she knew and what it’s like to find other people and places of similar interests. Already a convention pro, Ashley delights in seeing young girls reading comics and loves giving drawing advice to kids and anyone with the desire to draw. Ashley’s original work includes an upcoming book called Psyche. Lots of talk of Sailor Moon, Ghost in the Shell, Doctor Who, The IT Crowd, and our deep, deep mutual love of Richard Ayoade.