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On this episode we pick up where we left off, talking about the Evolution of Comic books.
With the opening of the Baltimore Comic Con only days away, The Black Geeks talk about their favorite books, how far comics of come, the social aspects of comics in the 21st century, paper vs. ereaders, and much much more in Part One of our series about The Evolution of Comics.
Last week Apple had a semi televised news conference covered and live tweets by our own Darth Geekonius.
On the episode we get a complete download of all the nuggets that came out of the Apple Live Event.
But we will also discuss come of the contraveries that received a little less attention.
Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest.
Acclaimed author J. E. Fishman joins me this week to talk about his books including his latest series Bomb Squad NYC. Tune in, call in, or join us in the chat room.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of the world’s leading bomb squad? Author J.E. Fishman did, and he set out to learn everything possible about this elite unit of the NYPD before crafting the first-ever series of novels based on its exploits, titled “Bomb Squad NYC.”
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Though America cannot claim credit for the invention of cartoons and other storytelling graphics, there can be little question that the art form today has its home solidly within the borders and culture of the United States. The editorial cartoons of English newspapers and magazines were quickly adopted by the American colonies, and thanks to Benjamin Franklin and other publishers, took on a distinctly Continental flavor. And throughout the many wars fought during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, cartoons grew in both sophistication and quality. But it was the development of comic books in the decade before World War II, that created a new medium of illustrated storytelling which became a distinctly American art form. Superheroes like Superman and Captain Marvel came into being, and the idea of visual storytelling became a mainstay in American media for young people. And when America went to war in 1941, comic books and their characters went to war too. In fact, comic books, their characters, and subsidiary media products (movies, etc.) provided an excellent medium to reach out to the very demographic that had to be recruited to fight World War II
To learn more about the role of comic books, cartoons, and other visual storytelling media in wartime, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on @Writestream) at 1 p.m. Eastern.'s guest this week is U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNIBooks) the author Cord Scott, who has written COMICS AND CONFLICT, a history of comics and their use as wartime propaganda tools. And together they will explain the role of illustrated storytelling in politics and propaganda through the ages. Prepare for a entertaining and informative hour, talking about the nature of media messaging and power of visual storytelling.
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
Live from a place of love. It conquers all that is evil.
Shaken by the haunting from Conall, Paige Maddison hopes to put it behind her. When Paige’s premonitions, nightmares, and ghostly visions return, however, she realizes there is no way of getting back to the normal she once knew. Try as she might to adjust to her new life at the O’Brien Manor, dark forces begin to brew on the grounds of the haunted O’Brien estate. Paige becomes the unwilling target of the Earthbounds, anguished souls who seek revenge and retribution.
But where there is darkness, there is also light. Through an enigmatic string of events that has her questioning who she truly is, Paige soon learns that she is not only being watched over by guardians of both the spirit and mortal realms, but also being called upon by a greater power beyond her wildest comprehension. As her world is turned upside down, Paige faces a life-changing dilemma: Should she embrace her special gift and fulfill the destiny that is unfolding before her? Or will she succumb to the evil that surrounds her and deny her true identity?
Destiny’s Gate, book two in the Paige Maddison Series, follows the young heroine on her personal journey of discovering inner strength, undying loyalty, and the profound power of unwavering love.
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Over the next 3 years, Wirt took his act to Philadelphia radio, eventually settling in at independently owned WNJC 1360AM. The VOC Nation Radio Network spun away from WNJC in October 2012 and took to the “cloud”, using their solid fan base to instantly become one of the most listened to mediums on the Internet. In 2014, VOC Nation merged with Brady Hicks' IN THE ROOM Internet Radio Network, giving the combined medium over 50,000 monthly listeners.
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Bonnie Kaye welcomes author Elizabeth Upton who is originally from Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Secrets of a Nun: My Own Story, which was first published in the 1980s and will be re-released later this year. She earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in Abnormal Psychology from Syracuse University and Chapman University and has worked as a family counselor, social worker and probation officer specializing in troubled teens and abused children, for over thirty years. She and her husband live in Santa Barbara, California.
The Shaman and the Mafia, Elizabeth Upton’s thrilling debut novel, explores themes of devotion, loyalty, guilt and faith as three unlikely allies must work together to solve the murder of their friend. Like Marietta, Upton joined a convent as a young woman. Her decision to become a nun was inspired by her very difficult childhood, which involved two years in an orphanage where she witnessed the suffering of many other children. Determined to live a life of service and help others, the convent seemed an obvious option, until certain factors, including a forbidden love affair and many conflicting emotions about spirituality, drove her from the convent and into a new life helping children and teens who were abused or struggling with drugs. Upton artfully draws upon her eclectic life experiences, as well as her years studying mysticism, reincarnation and spirituality, to excellent effect in The Shaman and the Mafia.
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It's Monday and Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode. We have a very special episode with return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK.
Guardians of the Galaxy is still in theaters, ruling the box office as the top earning domestic film in 2014... so far. The film has lead what has been an abysmal summer box office, and out-performed expectations and won over audiences. We'll discuss the film and try to figure out exactly why it's taken movie theaters by storm. And.... We are Groot!
Scott is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and an associate editor at The Raw Story. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.