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  • 00:31

    JCS, Graphic Novelist of Six Novels

    in Writing

    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.

  • 00:44

    NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"

    in Education

    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


    www.ncte.org  @ncte


    Presented by The Great Books Foundation


    www.greatbooks.org @greatbooksfnd

  • 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.

  • 01:54

    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.

  • 01:18

    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.

  • 01:08

    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.

  • 00:31

    Graphic Novels: Twilight Saga & Book Reviews!

    in Books

    In today's show I'll be sharing my thoughts on graphic novels after reading Page by Paige and The Twilight Saga's: Twilight Graphic Novels.


    I'll also be reviewing, "Fat, Broke, & Lonely No More!" by Victoria Moran & Bram Stoker's, Dracula!


    Then we'll talk a little bit about the whole goodreads vs. booklikes issue! What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!


     


    A lot is happening on today's episode so be sure to tune in & invite a friend!

  • 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.

  • 01:26

    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.

  • 01:14

    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.