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Creating a Branded Podcast (Panel) – Chicago Podcast Day (Episode 738)

Small businesses… big companies… entrepreneurs… it seems like the demand for branded podcasts is at an all time high. In a panel recorded at Chicago Podcast Day in May, 2022, I was joined by Patrick Brower (Contest of Challengers) and…

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Russian mythology and Italian sausage: Talking ‘Atomika’ over Johnnie’s Beef with comics creator Sal Abbinanti (Episode 688)

ATOMIKA: GOD IS RED, the independently-created graphic novel by Sal Abbinanti, is being compiled in a new Omnibus edition. Jump on the Kickstarter of Atomika while you can: It closes soon, and there are all kinds of cool extras and…

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Spawn’s journey from the Image explosion through the Spawn Universe: Editor Thomas Healy (Episode 565)

Fan-favorite comic book character Spawn made his comic book debut in 1992, part of an independent creator revolution that turned the industry upside down. As the Spawn universe continues to grow under Todd McFarlane Productions, Thomas Healy (Editor-Spawn comics; Publishing…

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Poverty, revenge, religion and violence: Comics creator Sal Abbinanti’s ‘The Hostage’ (Episode 558)

“This hostage was not born. It was not sent. It was the dream of the kids that never felt sorry for themselves.” “The Hostage” is a new graphic novel from independent comic artist Sal Abbinanti that tells the story of…

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Storm King Comics, John Carpenter movies and the entertainment business: Sandy King Carpenter (Episode 509)

Sandy King Carpenter has arrived on Car Con Carne to chew bubblegum and kick ass.  Movie producer. Writer. Publisher. Director. Entrepreneur … Carpenter’s work is all over legendary movies like “They Live,” “Village of the Damned” and “Starman.” Along with…

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Award-winning comic artist Dan Dougherty rocks on solo music release (Episode 416)

Award-winning comic book, newspaper strip and children’s book writer/illustrator, Dan Dougherty joins me tonight. Besides his highly-relatable work on “Beardo” and his supernatural “Touching Evil,” Dan’s a stellar musician. His new solo album, “Bad Ideas,” is a roots rocker available…

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Supergirl… Black… Molly Danger… Firestorm! The comics work of Jamal Igle (Episode 375)

“Supergirl” on the CW has taken more than a few cues from the work writer/artist Jamal Igle contributed to the character for DC Comics. Igle’s also well-known for his creator-owned “Molly Danger” character, as well as tons of work across…

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Monsters, werewolves, super-heroes and Walter White: A visit with comics creator Steve Ellis (Episode 361)

Comic book creator Steve Ellis joins me to talk about a career that’s included Western werewolves, “Breaking Bad,” the Green Lantern Corps, “The Only Living Boy,” “The Only Living Girl,” and Dungeons & Dragons! #quarantineconcarne #comics Car Con Carne is…

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Stubhy of LBC talks about the reissue of the band’s 1st album, MS and comic books (Episode 317)

Old friend Kaustubh Pandav of Lucky Boys Confusion and The Hoodie Life returns to talk about comics, beer, living with MS, last December’s successful MS Sucks benefit and the rerelease of LBC’s first, indie album on vinyl… for the first…

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Legendary comic book artist Alex Ross talks about his work, the comic industry and his ‘Marvelocity’ museum exhibit (Episode 223)

Alex Ross talks comic books, movies and more!