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  • 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.

  • 01:14

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Ming Doyle

    in Pop Culture

    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.

  • 00:12

    Lori A Neal (Interior Designer)

    in Radio

    Lori Neal the Principal at Diamond Interiors LA provides Interior Design, Branding, Procurement and Project Management Services, to her growing client base. Her first degree in computer programming created a left brained thinker, within a person who lives and thrives within her right brain.


    Lori’s introduction into design was through a high end manufacturer who recognized her. Passion for design; and sent her to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Her desire to further her career in design led her to Aston Garrett International, specializing in high end residential and hospitality furnishings. The next 10 years would prove to shape her future, responsible for operations, sales & marketing and eventually product design. The company came to rely on Lori’s expertise and vision to design furniture and partner with other designers to create signature collections. Those efforts resulted in a collection designed with Stanley Freidman called “The Art of Living” and her own outdoor line sold under the brand “Bamboo Odyssey”.


    Lori became an independent consultant for the next 5 years working with companies to develop their infrastructures and sales and marketing programs. She successfully managed more than 50 hospitality projects for many of the major brands including; Starwood, Hyatt, and Marriott working with ownership, designers, purchasers and construction firms.


    Lori continues to work also in the entertainment world as a designer and stylist for award shows, television sets, etc. Most recent projects: The Game reunion  @ SLS Hotel, BET Experience Social Media Lounge, DWELL Home Show Opening Cocktail Event, Boutique Design Kickoff to 2015, HD Vegas Cabana Event for Dimplex Fireplace, Rejuvenation Lighting and JVA Art Group.

  • 00:40

    Fashion Designer Aggie Garcia

    in Fashion

    Fashion designer Aggie Garcia chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about designing suits for award-winning bikini and figure suit competitors. Based in San Diego, Aggie has owned her design company Illusions by Aggie for about 25 years. She is a frequent guest on Big Blend Radio, and a fashion contributor to Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

    This interview originally aired on June 10, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Happy Hour variety show, that broadcasted live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 00:24

    Interview with a Master Graphic Designer

    in Design

    Diane with the Visual Sense will be our guest for our Paris911 Radio Show talking about the latest in graphic design and her vision for a world accented with the best in design work and branding.
     

  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Spencer Ackerman

    in Pop Culture

    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.
     

  • 01:20

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guests Ales Kot and Spencer Ackerman

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio hits the air to discuss writer Ales Kot's newest series from Image Comics, Material!


    In Material a man comes home from Guantanamo Bay, irrevocably changed. An actress receives an offer that can revive her career. A boy survives a riot and becomes embedded within a revolutionary movement. A philosopher is contacted by a being that dismantles his beliefs. Look around you. Everything is material.


    Joining us in the discussion is not just Kot, but also guest Spencer Ackerman. Ackerman reported the uncovering of the Chicago Police Department's torture site which is a key point in Kot's series.


    Ales Kot writes because nothing else makes sense. He's responsible for screenplays, video games, graphic novels and products/experiences which do not even have their names assigned as of yet. His portfolio includes Disney, Warner Brothers, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics and more.


    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 too. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy.


     

  • 01:57

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks Mad Max: Fury Road

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio goes to the movies to discuss George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. 30 years have passed since the last Mad Max movie, but Miller has returned to his apocalyptic world with new leads, in one hell of a movie. Joining us to discuss the film are Steven Attewell and Dirk Lester.


    On the show we're excited to discuss not just the visual extravaganza, and practical fx, but also what the film has to say about women in action movies, its handling of sexism and slavery, and the global climate apocalypse.



    Steve Attewell – A political & union activist, Steve holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the founder and writer of Race for the Iron Throne as well as The Realignment Project
    Dirk Lester - The world’s 3RD deadliest #ComicbBook geek, film fanatic, political junkie, music nerd, #digital sherpa, #HumanRights activist – and yeah, it is all connected. You can see what Dirk has to say about the film here.


    So listen in and Tweet us your thoughts about the film to @graphicpolicy

  • 01:12

    Graphic Policy Radio talks Age of Ultron with Guest Sarah Jaffe

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, and we're going to the movies again. Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron has already proven itself to be one of the biggest films of the year. The film has already earned $1.2 billion globally. But popularity doesn't necessarily mean the film has been universally praised. The movie has come under fire for its portrayal of women, the absence of women in tie-in products, and for other issues with the story itself. Joining us for the conversation is Sarah Jaffe.


    Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and a giant nerd who once upon a time wrote about comics more than she wrote about politics, believe it or not, and she has lots of feelings about superhero movies AND their politics. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/sarahljaffe


    So listen in, and join us in the conversation. Call in with your thoughts, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 00:23

    Fashion Designer Niiamar returns to #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entrepreneur

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes back fashion designer Niiamar to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his journey in the industry and what it's been like to share that with the world. The two will also discuss his new documentary NIIAMAR: It Is What It Is and what he hopes the world learns about him through the project.