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Journalist, filmmaker, educator, comic book writer, and author, David F. Walker has had an amazing career and makes his first time appearance as a guest on Graphic Policy Radio.
Walker has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his work as the English language writer on the critically acclaimed manga series Tokyo Tribes, he is the author of the Young Adult series The Adventures of Darius Logan, and co-writer of the Dark Horse Comics series Number 13. Walker’s other work in comics includes Cyborg (DC), Shaft (Dynamite), The Army of Dr. Moreau (IDW/Monkeybrain), and The Supernals Experiment (Canon Comics). Next year he will be writing Power Man and Iron Fist for Marvel.
He's a leading scholar and expert of African-American cinema and taught courses such as documentary filmmaking, writing for comics, and film criticism to youth through the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Northwest Film Center, Documentary Northwest, and Project Youth Doc.
We'll be talking to Walker about the above and more and want to hear from you! Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.
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This Monday sees a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with a special guest Marjorie Liu who makes her first time appearance on the show to discuss her newest comic series Monstress, her career, and more!
New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and she leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop.
Ms. Liu is a highly celebrated comic book writer. Her extensive work with Marvel includes the bestselling Dark Wolverine series, NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow: The Name of the Rose. She received national media attention for Astonishing X-Men, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Ms. Liu also wrote the story for the animated film, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher, which was produced by Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and Madhouse Inc.
Her newest work is Monstress is an original, creator-owned comic book series with Japanese artist (and X-23 collaborator) Sana Takeda. The series is set in an alternate, matriarchal 1920’s Asia and follows a girl’s struggle to survive the trauma of war. With a cast of girls and monsters and set against a richly imagined aesthetic of art deco-inflected steampunk, the first issue was an instant hit.
On top of that Ms. Liu is also the author of more than 19 novels, is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker, and was previously a lawyer.
We want to hear from you too! Tweet us your questions to @graphicpolicy.com.
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This Monday, Graphic Policy Radio hits the air with a brand new episode and a first time guest, Darryl Ayo!
Since 2002, New York cartoonist Darryl Ayo has self-published minicomics, webcomics, anthology stories and comics criticism. Ayo's most known work, Little Garden has evolved and grown into and through several permutations and can be seen in its current form at littlegardencomics.com
Ayo, is also a commentator, blogging and on comic fandom. We'll not only discuss his comic career but also growth from the first Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival to the current Comics Art Brooklyn.
So, listen in this Monday and Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.
This episode of Global Peeks sits down with GeoPolitical Analyst Eric Draitser to discuss the situation in Paris and the wider implications.
With the violent attacks in Paris, France, the spotlight continues on extremism and what is the cause and who are the players. We want to raise questions about western foreign policy and global meddling in the so-called Middle East, Africa and other parts of the world. We want to raise some questions and answer some questions.
Mr. Draitzer is the founder of www.stopimperialism.org
Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, are all crucial nations for the stability of the Mid-East. But there is ISIS. The candidates for our next President have expressed their viewpoints on these countries and about the terrorist organization ISIS. What are the fundamentals of their foreign policy? What do they say they would do about ISIS and the crisis in Middle East? Are their opinions and policy statements important? Are they realistic? Will the implementation of their policies lead to World War 3 or to a lasting peace in the world?
Dr. Frederick Schoenfeld looks at these questions, asking if they are realistic from both an domestic political and geo-political standpoint. Could the policies as expressed by the candidates be implemented by the Executive or must there by cooperation from the House and Senate? What about our allies? The United Nations? Russia? China?
Tune in to hear the discussion.
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio. With no guest this week, we have a much overdue potluck where we'll discuss some of the latest comic news and reviews.
Batman #44 is an interesting change for the character. We'll discuss the issue taking on some relevant societal issues
More news of creators being bad broke out. We discuss the persistent harassment in the comic industry, the protection of these individuals, and what can be done.
This past weekend was Small Press Expo. We talk about one of the best independent and small press comic conventions out there.
We'll discuss the above and more! We want to hear from you. Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy
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Recently, some conservatives have taken issue with Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 and the political content within. The issue has Sam Wilson heading to the Southern border to deal with the Sons of Serpents who have taken it upon themselves to capture undocumented immigrants crossing the border.
From Fox & Friends to Townhall, conservatives and Republicans have taken up the charge against the issue claiming it's unAmerican and liberal propaganda.
We take up the issue and discuss the history of politics in comic books, especially Captain America.
Listen in and weigh in with your thoughts by Tweeting them to us @graphicpolicy
The host Lee looks at the aftermath of Paris and most importantly what defense precautions to take to protect our citizens from a similar attack. Does Obama have an incorrect understanding of ISIS and what to target? Is slowing down ISIS in Northen Iraq and Syria something to boast about OR do we need to redirect our efforts in improving intelligence on those already here in may be planning an attack in conjunction with ISIS?
A real treat for me this week, and I think informative for all of you as well. We'll be interviewing Michael Cicerone, who worked in Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell's office this past legislative session as a Policy Analyst to the Senator.
Michael played a key role for the Convention of States Texas team in Austin, as our real insider, able to access key staffers for other legislators when we could not make headway.
No news segment in this podcast.
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. This Monday we discuss some of the latest comic news and releases!
On tap for this Monday we'll be discussing:
Marvel has made more and more announcements with their All-New, All-Different relaunch/revamp which begins soon! We'll discuss some of the latest news and series announced.
DC Comics has had some interesting and fun releases lately. We discuss two of them. This week we'll be chatting the latest issues of Constantine the Hellblazer and Grayson.
We want to hear from you too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy
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Graphic Policy Radio is LIVE this Monday and discussing this week's New York Comic Con as well as well as discuss the first round of comics being released for All-New, All-Different Marvel.
New York Comic Con is the largest comic convention on the East coast, and there's tons of panels, debuts, and New York Super Week too! We'll discuss what we're looking forward to at the convention, what we might expect to happen, and what we'll be looking for.
This week also sees the release of the first comics for All-New, All-Different Marvel. We'll talk about what's being released and what we think of the upcoming releases.
We want to hear what you think too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy