TalkCast 317 – Michael Mitchell Returns !




M MitchellMichael Mitchell is the CEO, Creator, Head Writer, Artist and Inker of Mitchell Comics and Zombie Sub-920. He joins us to talk about 2 new “Onecap&nurse Shot” projects:

We also talk about his tie in with the new exhibit at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH. and his role in Aerospacefest 2016.

Interestingly, he also talked about how Mitchell Comics began and became a family industry.

In This Weeks News:

 

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Keeping It Ghastly: I Am A Hero omnibus vol 1




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Hideó Suzuki has a hard time with social interactions, but when he’s alone it all seems alright. He has locked doors to keep out intruders, an imaginary friend to talk to, and a rifle to remind himself that he is in control of his life, that he is a hero. Facing the growing reality that he may never make it as a solo manga artist and that the world seems to have left him behind, Hideó’s prospects don’t seem so good. To make matters worse he’s been hallucinating a lot, and after witnessing the mutilated victim of a car crash get up and walk away, he’s not sure what’s real anymore. Read More »

TalkCast 316 – Two or Three Guests




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Our first duo of guests tonight is Daniel G Keohane who also writes as G. Daniel Gunn, depending on the story (note: each author has his own website.). Dan talks about the different style he writes in and why each is important to him. We talked about the themes underlying His current novel Plague of Darkness, his newest solo book. Also of particular interest are his collaborations with LL Soares, including the current Nightmare in Greasepaint. Creepy Clowns……

Tracy Hickman

 

We are then joined by Tracy Hickman who came on to talk about Ghostbusters Experience at The Void, how it happened, Sony Studios, the TED Talks and just how much damn fun he is having!

 

Warning. This show was NOT edited for length. Notify the network, we went long.

 

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TalkCast 315 – Books For YA & Middle Grades




Jenise Aminoff & Susan Jane Bigelow join us to discuss the craziness that is the Kickstarter of their new books The Witch’s Kitchen and The Demon Girl’s Song.

Jennise AminoffJenise talks about her secret identity, Dianna Sanchez , and why she feels it’s so important to use it. This is her debut novel. She also shares details about being a an MIT alumna, her time as an editor of New Myths magazine, teaching science in the Boston Public Schools and her Preschool Chef cooking class for children ages 3-5

Susan Jane Bigelow is a fiction writer, political columnist, and

Susan Jane Bigelowlibrarian. She mainly writes science fiction and fantasy novels, most notably the Extrahuman Union series from Book Smugglers Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine’s “Queers Destroy Science Fiction” issue, and the Lamba Award-winning “The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard,” among others.

The discussion wandered as it usually does to talk about their writing styles, the importance of young readers, The Locus Awards, the importance of diversity in writers and subject matter, how they work and their affiliation with Dreaming Robot Press. It’s a refreshing conversation with 2 very literate and entertaining authors.

 

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TalkCast 314 – Doug Jones




doug_jonesTonight we talk once again with one of our very best favorite guests, Doug Jones. Originally he had been booked to talk about his upcoming film Bye Bye Man. When the release date was moved to December, we decided there was plenty else we could talk about and so we did. The discussion included:

It was an hour which felt like minutes. It flew by, but not without the promise from Doug to come back soon.

 

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Keeping It Ghastly: Franken Fran Omnibus Vol 1




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It’s the stuff of 1950s and 60s double features that drives Katsuhisa Kigitsu’s stories of grotesque medical misadventure. Fran Madaraki is the creation of Dr. Madaraki, the most feared and respected mad scientist of his day. Her self-determined purpose in life is to advance science and spread happiness. Her methods are questionable, her skill at surgery is second to none, and she only wants to make the world a better place. At long last! Fans of the zaniness in Magical Girl Apocalypse and fans of the comedic mad scientist movie Young Frankenstein will finally have something to read together – Franken Fran!

This is a highly entertaining horror manga. Tales of science gone amok populate the majority of Franken Fran omnibus vol. 1, and through them we begin to get a better understanding of Fran’s motives and philosophy. The episodic monster-of-the-week formula storytelling of Franken Fran works well in the same way that it worked for the first season of Supernatural – the setting is established and the main characters are introduced with only a minuscule amount of continuity. It isn’t until the very final chapter of the omnibus that we begin to see the beginnings of a larger plot involving other creations of the esteemed Dr. Madaraki. Fortunately we can learn more in vol 2 (coming out May 31, 2016).

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TalkCast 313 – Our Old Friend Jay Mooers Returns




Scales and SandTonight Jay Mooers returns to talk about whats new in the Eden Park Universe. Among the newness is his newest book, Sand and Scales and the Kickstarter for his  Autumn Grey #1 Troubled Waters. We spent some time discussing how he spends his time in the “Creation Process” and how, this year.  the multitude of conventions experiences has made him change his focus to smaller venues. This year, the Eden Park Experience will be in attendance at Vermont Comic Con, ChaseCon, Lock City Comic Con and Plastic City Comic Con.

Topics in this weeks news discussion:

Relax and enjoy the show!

 

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Keeping It Ghastly: Nijigahara Holograph




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This time on “Keeping It Ghastly” I’ll be crawling out of the catacombs of my English-language horror manga collection and going over something a little more recent – Inio Asano’s 2006 horror/drama Nijigahara Holograph.

As part of the selective manga titles published by Fantagraphics Books, Inio Asano’s Nijigahara Holograph fits right in alongside Moto Hagio’s A Drunken Dream, and Other Stories and Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo. This is, quite simply, an exceptional story. The concept is in many ways a high concept sci-fi horror (which is very rare), and a psychological horror/ drama in the realm of a ghost story melded with Donnie Darko.

Even as butterflies ominously proliferate in town, the rumor of a mysterious creature lurking in the tunnel behind the school spreads among the children. When the body of Arié Kimura’s mother is found by this tunnel’s entrance, next to apparently human traces, the legend seems to be confirmed. Is the end of the world coming? In order to appease the wrath of the beast, the children decide to offer it a sacrifice: The unfortunate Arié, whom they believe to be the cause of the curse, is shoved into a well that leads to the Nijigahara tunnel — an act that in turns pushes Komatsuzaki, the budding thug who has carried a torch for Arié for a while already, entirely over the edge.” This is the introduction that Fantagraphics gives Nijigahara Holograph, but as anyone who has read it can attest to this is barely the first layer of Asano’s onion of a story. Read More »

No Show This Week (Also: DANGER!)




Hey Everyone! The brain has escaped its jar, and if the past is any indication it’s going to take a while to round it up. So this week’s show is going to be postponed. That means no live recording tonight and no new show on Saturday. See you next week with a freshly-jarred brain!

 

(For the time being, take a buddy with you while roaming the website. That brain can be vicious when it wants to…)

TalkCast 312 – This Convention Year with Double Midnight Comics




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Chris from Double Midnight Comics joins us to talk about the coming year to include New England events including: Halfway To GraniteCon , MasiveCon, Free Comic Book Day and Granite State Comic  Con. Double Midnight has been with Sci Fi Saturday Night for over 10 years.

 

 

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