• 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 00:32

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

    in Business

    Chicago’s Black Business Radio Network


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    PRESENTS


    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

  • 00:29

    "CARBON" graphic novel author Danny Boyd talks comics, movies, and more

    in Books

    Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker with dozens of films, including Chillers, Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers, and Paradise Park (aka, Heroes of the Heart) to his credit. A media studies professor at West Virginia State University since 1983, Boyd has also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar.  Producing nearly every genre of film, Boyd’s television work has earned 3 national Telly awards and 2 regional Emmy nominations. He has recently expanded into graphic novel creation with Chillers – The Graphic Novel  (Transfuzion Publishing), which was the 2012 Shel Dorph nominee for Original Graphic Novel of the Year, and Ghastly nominee for Best Horror Anthology.   Chillers 2  was released in 2013, and CARBON,  August 2014. Boyd also serves as “Artist and Residence” at WV State University’s Economic Developments Center on Charleston’s west side.

  • 01:26

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday sees a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. The first week of new comics of 2015 is behind us, and we're talking some of the brand new series that saw their first issues debut last Wednesday.


    On this episode:



    What character has beaten both Thanos and Doctor Doom? That'd be Squirrel Girl. The unbeatable Squirrel Girl gets her own series in Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. We discuss the first issue!
    Last week saw the debut of Agent Carter on ABC, and Marvel's Operation S.I.N. which features Agent Carter! We'll discuss the first issue, as well as the new show. How well has Marvel tied the comic and television series together? Find out!
    Image Expo took place last week, and we'll be discussing the numerous series that Image announced. You can find out what to expect from them in 2015!


    We'll talk all that, and more! We want to hear from you too. Call us with your thoughts, or Tweet us your thoughts at @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:39

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks Agent Carter with Guest Scott Kaufman

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode dedicated to Marvel's Agent Carter. The show will air LIVE at 10pm ET. Joining us is return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK.


    The winter/spring television season has begun, and debuting is Marvel's Agent Carter, filling the space until Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns. Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, "Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier") who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren't recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.


    With three episodes on the air, we'll talk about what we think so far.


    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.


    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.

  • 01:08

    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! We're back talking comics. There's been a lot of brand new comics debuting over the past few weeks, and some very high-profile ones at that. We'll be discussing....



    Angela: Asgard's Assassin - The character debuted in Spawn, but now is over at Marvel. After a stint in Guardians of the Galaxy, the character headlines her own series.
    Bitch Planet - The most talked about comic of the past week. This comic shows how you can take on social and political issues within an entertaining story.
    Deathlok - The classic character who was an integral part of last season's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets its own series.
    Secret Six - We loved the pre-New 52 version of the series, but how does this new team and relaunch stack up?
    and more!


    So join us this Monday and let us know your thoughts about these new series! You can call in or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

  • 00:55

    The Author's Talk Show with Leah St. James (Romance and Suspense novels)

    in Books

    Leah St. James is an author of "stories of mystery and romance, good and evil, and the redeeming power of love."


    With four books published so far and more on the way, Leah loves being a writer.


    Surrender to Sanctuary - Romantic Suspense


    Love and Danger collide when FBI Agents David Owens and Anna Parker go undercover in a BDSM ring.


    Adrienne’s Ghost - Paranormal  Romantic Suspense


    Do you believe in ghosts? FBI Jackson Yates never did until he met… Adrienne’s Ghost. Reviewer says: “Spine-tingling suspense and  gut-wrenching emotion.”


    Christmas Dance - Women’s Fiction


    What happens when two married people take a look at the perfect lives they’ve created and decide it’s not enough? What happens when those same two people catch the eye of a stranger, and like what they see?


    Lights of Imani - Children Aged 7-10 Fantasy, Fairy Tale


    Far from America lies an island kingdom whose people have been separated after years of fighting … until one night when Princess Imani takes a chance on friendship.


    You can see more about Leah St. James, her books, and her upcoming appearances and writings at her website www.leahstjames.com.

  • 00:59

    Sweatpants & Novels Takes On Gone Girl

    in Books

    You've read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now, join the conversation as the Sweatpants & Coffee book club, hosted by Richard Simms, takes on the most buzzed about novel of the past few years. What is it about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl that elevated it from a decent thriller to a literary sensation. Why did the book’s ending upset so many readers? And did the book manage to make the leap to the big screen in tact? We’ll discuss all this and more during this week’s Sweatpants & Novels podcast. Join the conversation by calling in... and consider having a favorite quote/passage from the book to share with your fellow members!

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