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  • 01:34

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio the show that mixes comic and politics. It's a potluck Monday, and we'll be discussing a wide ranging amount of news and reviews in the comic industry.


    After a few weeks of awesome guests, we'll be catching up to discuss some of our favorite, and not so favorite, releases over the past month!


    Some of the comics we'll be discussing is the newest volume of Phonogram, and the latest issue of Constantine!


    But, that's not all that's on tap. Just tune in and find out what else is on the agenda.


    We also want to hear from you! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:43

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Jeremy Whitley

    in Pop Culture

    This Wednesday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with returning guest Jeremy Whitley. Jeremy has two comics releasing this week, his creator owned series from Action Lab Entertainment Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess #2 and Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 from Marvel. We'll discuss those two releases and so much more!


    Jeremy Whitley is the creator of the original comic series Princeless, Illegal, and The Order of Dagonet. His work has been nominated for two Eisner Awards, Five Glyph Awards, and numerous other honors. In addition to his original creations, he has also been a regular writer for IDW's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Friends Forever series as well as Action Lab's NFL Rush Zone and GlobWorld comic series.


    Jeremy has been at the forefront of changing trends in the comic industry, and a leader for diversity in both creators and characters.


    We want to hear your questions too! You can Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:18

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Steve Orlando

    in Pop Culture

    This Thursday is a special episode of Graphic Policy Radio with writer Steve Orlando. Steve is returning to the show to discuss his new series from Image Comics,Virgil!


    Undertow and Midnighter writer Steve Orlando and Murder Book artist JD Faith present a brand new, “queersploitation” graphic novel on the streets of Jamaica in,Virgil, in stores this September 2015. 


    Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica for revenge.


    This is a Foxy Brown-style revenge action with a new face and new fists. Holding his gun and his badge, Virgil thought he was safe in the police force, hiding who he is. But when his own brothers on the force out him in the papers, it doesn’t bring him down. It sets him free! Now, he’s out for revenge. And he’s not leaving town without his man, and some blood on his hands.


    We'll talk to Steve about the upcoming book as well as the Kickstarter that it spun out from.


    We also want your questions too! Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:54

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Genevieve Valentine

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with first time guest Genevieve Valentine.


    Genevieve Valentine is a science fiction and fantasy writer. In 2014 she took over as the writer for DC Comics' Catwoman, sending Selina Kyle in a whole new direction as a key player in Gotham's mob family. The latest issue hits shelves this week. Her first novel, Mechanique: A tale of the Circus Tresaulti, won the Crawford Award for a first fantasy novel, and was shortlisted for the Nebula.


    Joining us in welcoming Genevieve to the show is frequent guest and cohost Emma Houxbois. Emma is the Comics Editor for The Rainbow Hub and co-host of weekly comics podcast Fantheon!


    We also want your questions! You can Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy before or during the show.

  • 01:08

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Matt Bors

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with a brand new guest, Matt Bors!


    Bors is an editorial cartoonist and editor of The Nib and was working at Medium running it since 2013. In 2012 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and became the first alt-weekly cartoonist to win the Herblock Prize for Excellence in Cartooning. Currently he's running a Kickstarter to collecting some of the best political cartoons, comics journalism, non-fiction and humor.


    Eat More Comics packs more than 300 pages featuring dozens of the best cartoonists to ever toon a toon. I mean, it's going to be a large book.


    We're going to talk to him about the Kickstarter, The Nib, and more!


    We also want to hear from you. Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:26

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news.


    On this episode, we're discussing:



    DC Comics' Convergence has ended and a new focus on diversity has begun. We'll talk some of their new series and new directions including Midnighter, Batgirl, Batman, Green Lantern: The Lost Army, and more!
    Marvel's universe is in ruins and embroiled in Secret Wars. We discuss this massive event that will result in a whole new Marvel Universe when it's over. We already know some new series such as Invincible Iron Man, A-Force, Squadron Supreme, and Miles Morales headlining Spider-Man! We'll talk the event and what comes after.
    San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, we'll talk a bit about the convention, the announced panels, and some of the exclusives!


    We'll discuss all that and more! We of course want to hear from you too. Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:58

    Graphic Policy Radio with guest Brenden Fletcher

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday night Graphic Policy Radio hits the airwaves with a brand new guest. Joining us for the first time is comic creator Brenden Fletcher.


    Brenden Fletcher has been a professional storysmith for more than a decade. Hailing from the worlds of theatre and film, Brenden made an impact on comics with DC Comics' award-winning Wednesday Comics anthology, penning the critically acclaimed Flash story with Karl Kerschl. Since then he's been developing new media and video game properties, most recently partnering with Ubisoft to extend its line of Assassin's Creed graphic novels. He's currently writing the Black Canary series for DC Comics while continuing to co-write Batgirl with Cameron Stewart and Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan.


    We'll be discussing Brenden's entire career but especially his work on Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and the brand new Black Canary which debuts in comic shops this week.


    You can Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.

  • 00:38

    Inside Visual Artist: Graphic Designer Rob Luciano

    in Art

    Rob Luciano is a self taught artist from the Bronx, NY who was heavily influenced by the graffiti art movement of the late ‘70s early ‘80s. In 1993, he started his professional career as an apprentice to one of the comic industry’s greatest names and eventually moved on to licensed apparel designs where he created tee designs with many of the hot properties of the time such as Spider-man, Batman, Scarface, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney tunes, Hanna-Barbera. Rob also took on jobs doing greeting cards, tattoo design, screen printing, toy design and animation. He enjoyed promotional print, logo and website design and helping people realize their dreams and making their business look good with his services.  To view more of Rob's work visit: wiseapple.biz and vbuzz.biz.


     




     

  • 01:14

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Ming Doyle

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    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. Joining us this episode is writer and artist Ming Doyle. Ming is writing a brand new series from DC Comics as part of their new direction, Constantine the Hellblazer.


    Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish-American sailor and a Chinese Canadian librarian. In 2007, she earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist ever since. She worked with such companies as Boom! Studios, Image, Tokyopop and Valiant, and now DC Comics. Works include (but not limited to) The Kitchen, Mara, Quantum and Woody, and now she's taking on writing duties with Constantine the Hellblazer.


    We'll be talking about her career as well as her take on John Constantine and what we can expect out of the new series.


    We also want to hear what questions you might have for her too. Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:28

    Amanda Rose Wanner - Graphic Artist and Herpin Time Co-Host

    in Pets

    Airing 4/12/15 at 8:00 P.M. EST and 5:00 P.M. PST.


    Join us this Sunday with our guest Amanda Rose Wanner. Amanda is a very talented graphic design artist that has gained a lot of recognition in the reptile community. She was recently given the co-hosting position over at our affiliate Herpin Time Radio. We will talk about her art and new radio career. Join us in the chatroom while the live broadcast airs by following the link. If you'd like to call in with questions, comments, and discussion topics our number is 646-478-5331. Press #1 when prompted to be put in the call que. If you'd like to listen to the show on your phone call the same number but don't press #1. Thank you for making Gecko Nation Radio a global success!

  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Spencer Ackerman

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    Graphic Policy is back with a brand new episode with special guest, and award winning journalist Spencer Ackerman.


    Comics have often featured torture as a method for the heroes to extract information or get them to their goal. We most recently saw this in Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil, where torture is a key point in advancing the hero's plot. We'll discuss torture in comics, and its place in the modern stories and the world.


    Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo's Incredible Hulk run.


    We want to hear your thoughts on the topic. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy or call in live.