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NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"
ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests
Presented by The Great Books Foundation
From living a nightmare, to building a dream. Graphic Novelist J.C.S. may only be 27 years old but she has come a long way. Abused as a child, and seemingly lost as a teen, she has turned her scraps into diamonds. So far, she has written six novels, has published five of those novels, and as also finished a trilogy known as Anguished Immortals.
She will tell you, her goal was this: to publish and take care of her family. Her first attempt to write a novel came at the age of 15, and in between ten years, she tried and failed.
Growing up in Denver, Colorado, it was realized (and said) countless times that opportunity in the workforce was greater and more stable than most states, especially for a woman. But having Systemic Lupus and two children only ten and a half months apart changed everything.
Early 2012, inspiration came as J.C.S. decided to write her first romance novel. Even though it was a completed work, she saw that it wasn't yielding light on her talent. After doing a little research on the Archangel of Death and the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo, the makings of an Epic Fantasy trilogy had just begun.
Taking her work to Authonomy and trying out the first two books, J.C.S. realized that sticking with something she loved, Epic Fantasy, did her better than trying to fit in.
In 2013 J.C.S. wrote and published the first book to Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts: Adrianna is Mine, following the same previewing and publishing path of her previous work. The audience from Authonomy helped her decide on publishing when not only had her book gone from #599 to #31 in a week, it stayed at #7 for three weeks and #1 for two.
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It's Monday, and that means a new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics! This week we have on tap:
DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson Addresses Lack of Female Representation - There's rumors of movies, and the New 52 has dropped and added comics like it's going out of style. We talk comics and women!
We talk two awesome comics with kick-ass women, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel!
This Wednesday sees the release of The Wicked + The Divine #1. Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to The Wicked + The Devine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. We discuss Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's new series.
We talk about the above and probably more! We want to hear from you. Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy, or call in with your opinion.
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Join Steve and Chris Levitan as they discuss all the comic TV happenings and other news pertaining to Marvel and DC.
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics, geekdom, and politics. It's been a bit since our last episode and we're back to cover some of the latest releases as well as conventions. On tap this week is:
Batgirl got a new look, new location, a new status-quo in Batgirl #35. We discuss the change for the character.
Gotham Academy #1 came out and the series attempts to fill a much needed gap in the DC Comics line-up. We talk about the new series' first issue and recent changes for DC.
New York Comic Con recently descended on New York City's Javitts Center. We talk about the convention and the numerous announcement that came out of it.
We'll discuss the above and more in a brand new episode! We want to hear from you too. You can call in with your thoughts, or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.
Hello ladies and gents!
tonight will be revisiting those damned fools over at warner and their plans going into 2020 plus we'll be discussing the reasons Black Widow has gotten her own movie and why Marvel is reluctant to make a female lead, superhero film.
this and a whole lot of joke about penis.
Some say he's a serial killer. Others, a vigilante doing what police can't or won't do. What's certain is that Dean Drayhart, a paraplegic, will soon sit on death row for killing hit-and-run drivers in Los Angeles. But not if the Mexican Mafia gets hold of him first. Somewhere, Dean's trained companion monkey Sid and girlfriend Cinda are outrunning the law in a fast '98 Trans Am. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department wants Sid, dead or alive. Dean may be broken in body but his fierce spirit is determined to protect Sid and Cinda in the most creative ways imaginable. Hardboiled, funny, relentless, and unexpectedly tender-hearted, Bite Harder delivers riotous action all the way to a bombshell climax that could only have been written by Anonymous-9, the self-declared mad scientist of crime fiction.
Praise for Bite Harder
"Brilliantly, brutally funny, so real you can taste it. Starring Sid, the cutest serial-killing helper monkey in all fiction." — Douglas Lindsay, author of the Barney Thomson novels
"Bite Harder is part screwball comedy, part killer crime story entirely unlike anything else out there. It is unique and vicious and bloody funny but what kept me turning pages deep into the night was its heart. I loved Hard Bite, and Bite Harder is even better, stronger, wilder." — Josh Stallings, Beautiful, Naked & Dead
"Few books have a killer monkey, and fewer still have a writer as funny, incisive, and down-and-dirty brilliant as Anonymous-9." — Benjamin Whitmer, Cry Father
Discussing today's big news on the release dates of all DC Comics movies. Join us on this exciting show!
Dragonflame will help you uncover the treasure that lies buried deep within you. Author Lawren Leo writes with compassion, knowledge, and insight. Dragonflame presents esoteric concepts in straightforward, lucid, comprehensible language. Highly recommended!
—Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Leo’s well-orchestrated meditations are grounded in an eclectic mix of spirituality, philosophy, alchemy, and magic.
—Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones
Dragonflame is a new and powerful philosophical system that sets forth a magickal equation for achieving spiritual transformation and manifesting one’s desires.
From insightful meditations and visualizations to magickal exercises and rituals, this book offers spiritual guidance, with beginners’ instructions and advanced practices that will help both novices and adepts achieve transformation in an understandable and reader-friendly format.