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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

  • 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!

  • 02:00

    Graphic Policy Radio dares to talk Daredevil

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode on Monday April 20. The show will air LIVE at 10pm ET. This episode we're talking about ole hornhead himself Daredevil, and the brand new Marvel and Netflix series Daredevil! Joining us is return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK.


    April 10 saw the launch of the new series featuring 13 episodes starring Daredevil which kicked off Marvel and Netflix's small screen plan. While it started with this one series, we can expect to see four more series to follow including A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and then The Defenders!


    Joining us to discuss this all is Scott who is the proprietor of the AV Club’s Internet Film School and an Assistant Editor for Salon. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.


    So listen in LIVE, and join the conversation too. We want to hear what you have to say, so call us at (619) 768-2952 or Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.

  • Graphic Policy Radio: Year in Comics 2014

    in Pop Culture

    It's a new year, and the first episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. For the first episode of the year we're looking back at 2014 and looking forward to 2015.


    On this episode we're discussing:



    Our favorite comics and graphic novels of 2014,
    What we think were the top stories of 2014,
    What changes in the comic market place happened over the past year,
    What we're looking forward to in 2015,
    Predictions for 2015!


    We're doing all of that LIVE, and we want to hear from you! What stood out to you about 2014, and what are you looking forward to in 2015? Call in and let us know, or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:13

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    It's Monday night, and that means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show thay mixes politics and comics. It's been a bit since we discussed recent releases and general news in the comic industry, so it's potluck Monday!


    On this episode:



    We talk what we've been reading and discuss hot comics and graphic novels you should check out, and what you should skip, and what we're looking forward to!
    Emerald City Comicon was this past weekend with lots of announcements and hints as to what's coming up. We round up the news and talk about what you need to know.
    Geekdom and politics clashed this past week and the largest game convention in North American Gen Con spoke out about Indiana's SB 101, and threatened to leave the state if passed. We lay it out there as to what you need to know.
    The past few weeks also saw controversy. We discuss the recent round of harassment as well as the controversy over DC Comics variant cover to Batgirl #41.


    We discuss all of that and more this Monday! We want to hear from you. Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with guest Kelly Thompson

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is getting truly outrageous as comic creator Kelly Thompson joins us to discuss Jem & The Holograms! The series debuts Wednesday March 25 and features art from Sophie Campbell.


    In addition to the upcoming Jem & The Holograms comic, Kelly is the writer of Storykiller and The Girl Who Would Be King, as well as the co-writer of Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps.


    Jem will be on a lot of people's minds as there's not only the comic, but a live action movie hitting theaters October 2015. For those who don't remember the rocking 80s cartoon....


    It’s the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound… But one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she finds is truly outrageous!


    Joining us is frequent guest Emma Houxbois. Emma is a queer blogger for hire out of Vancouver, BC, and the DC Comics reviewer for The Rainbow Hub!


    So join us Monday and find out what everyone will be talking about, when we discuss Jem & the Holograms with Kelly Thompson. We want to hear from you too! Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:18

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks Doctor Who

    in Pop Culture

    Graphic Policy Radio returns after a breif hiatus, and in this episode we go Who! Tonight, we're discussing Doctor Who, focusing on Titan Comics' various series featuring the many recent doctors. We're joined tonight with special guests Amanda Mayer and Chris Reid.


    Amanda Mayer is a writer, director, and comedian, as well as a long-time Whovian.  She can currently be seen performing with musical improv teams Goats and Orphan Alley around NYC.


    Chris Reid is a lifelong nerd, avid gamer (both digital and physical) and consumer of sci-fi and fantasy entertainment in its various forms. He runs a solo law practice in Brooklyn, working largely with indie game developers and others in the game industry helping them navigate the various legal issues that crop up in their business (and sometimes procrastinating by playing his client's games). Chris watched the occasional old-school Doctor Who as a kid when it was on TV, but didn't really get into the Whoniverse (don't call it that) until about 2008, at which point he became an instant obsessive fan.


    Join us for this wibbly wobbly timey wimey episode as we enjoy some fish fingers and custard and talk all things Who!

  • 00:32

    "ONLI STUDIOS' -- Graphic Novels to the Classroom."

    in Business

    Chicago’s Black Business Radio Network


    All Black! All News! All You!


    CBBN Business Journals


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    Onli has authored and illustrated several comic books and graphic novels, including NOG, Protector of the Pyramids. He is known as "the father" of the "Black Age of Comics,"[2] a movement dedicated to the promotion, creation, and support of Afrocentric comic books and graphic novels.


    Mr. Onli will discuss the benefits of participating in professional development activities with ONLI STUDIOS and how learning can be enhanced by utilizing graphic images in the classroom.


    One does not have to be a "talented artist" to be successful in these workshops.


    These are I.S.B.E. Approved  workshops for educators grades K-12.


    Click below to find out more information relative to programming:
    http://www.onlistudios.com/Rhythmistic_Institute.html


    Mr. Turtel Onli


    Chief Operating Artist


    http://www.onlistudios.com


     


    Ms. Sonja Cassandra Perdue


    Executive Producer


    Chicago's Black Business Radio Network.com

  • 00:59

    James Stewart, Impress Print and Graphic Solutions

    in Business

    James Stewart is president and owner of Impress Print and Graphic Solutions, Durham, NC and comes with a degree in the field of graphic Arts and more than 25 years of experience in graphic arts and print production industries.  His objective is to help organizations communicate their ideas through print and related media.  This comes from more than a decade of customer service/sales and mastery of various industry-standard production and communications techniques in the commercial printing and digital print industries.  He has a reputation for high quality service and on time delivery while working collaboratively with his clients to help them achieve their business objectives.


    He has worked in client relations with major corporations, gaining valuable experience servicing higher education institutions, large-sale corporations and small businesses.  He has experience in commercial print production as well as print procurement on a corporate level.  This unique perspective is used to help customers successfully develop strategies for printing and deployment of their organizations vital information. 


    As owner of Impress, James engages his experiences to manage projects for his clients.  These clients range from government agencies, statewide associations, institutions of higher education as well as businesses in the private sector.    


    Impress Print and Graphic Solutions * www.impress-pgs.com * (919) 957- 4159

  • 01:34

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Ronald Wimberly

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. This Monday we're joined by comic creator Ronald Wimberly.


    Wimberly has a long career working on numerous series and with publishers such as Marvel, Vertigo, IDW and more! His work has been seen in many comics such as IDW's Black Dynamite, Marvel's She-Hulk, BOOM!'s Dead Letters, and so much more. His 2012 Vertigo release Prince of Cats, which he wrote and provided art, is a hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


    We'll be discussing all of the above, and more!


    We of course want to hear from you. You can call in with your questions, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

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