Episode 294: Whoa-Oh-Oh, It’s Magic!

Blake and Kenny make the trek to Slidell for the second Magic Mini-Con! The guys chat with Vernon Smith about his new comic Hide, Travis Hymel and Joe Badon about the upcoming Memoirs of the Mysterious, as well as Travis’s webcomic Punch and Joe’s Outside the Lines graphic novel, and Kurt Amacker gives us an update on the Cradle of Filth comic. The guys also talk about how Marvel has stolen the name of our podcast, chat about cosplayers, and sit in astonishment at the proliferation of Kickstarter campaigns in the universe today. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what’s cool this week? Kenny recommends The Legend of Korra Book One on Blu-Ray and Blake enjoyed the first issue of DC’s Forever Evil!

(Oh — and before we forget, Blake’s new novel The Pyrite War is now available digitally and in print!)

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Episode 294: Whoa-oh-oh, It’s Magic!

Episode 289: Free Comic Book Day and Iron Man 3

It’s Free Comic Book Day, and the guys once again joined the gang at BSI Comics to hang out, create, and chat with each other and the fans. This year, Blake talks with Mark Rhodes of Zeus and the Guardians of Olympia, Chris Marino of Mucho Man, Tedd Walley of Mathilda and Kurt Amaker of The 69 Eyes. Blake also reviews a few of the FCBD offerings, and he and Mike offer their thoughts on Iron Man 3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And while you’re online, be sure to check out Blake’s new short story “Associated Pressure” on your Kindle or Kindle App, free through May 8!

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Episode 265: Free Comic Book Day 2012

On the tenth anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, Blake and Kenny set up camp at BSI Comics in Metairie and chat with fans, pros, and fellow podcasters about everything! In this episode: a spoiler-free discussion of The Avengers, our thoughts on the DC Nation cartoon block including Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, discussions of the free comics on sale, Kurt Amacker tells us about his new graphic novel Tad Caldwell and the Monster Kid, and we chat with the hosts of the Nola Nerd podcast and Adam from the Graphic Panels podcast. In the picks, Adam recommends Earth 2 #1 and Blake (surprising virtually no one) talks about the first issue of the new X-O Manowar. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Episode 225: A Chat With Local Artists

This week, we’re back to the panel room of the Nola Comic-Con, where Blake moderates a chat with several Louisiana-area comic creators about a variety of topics, including working away from the coasts, self-publishing, copyright, and digital comics. Panelists include Tim Lattie of White Picket Fences, Tedd Walley of Mathilda, R.J. Clark of The Rift, Vernon Smith of The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast, Kurt Amacker of Immortal 60, Kody Chamberlain of Sweets, Rob Guillory of Chew, Robby Musso of TransFormers and the super-mercenary artist Derec Donovan! Warning: This episode does include some explict language. In the picks this week, Blake loved Love and Capes: Ever After #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Episode 117: Free Comic Book Day 2009

Free Comic Book DayGeek Christmas comes once again, as the Showcase boys go to Free Comic Book Day 2009! The guys camped out at BSI Comics in Metairie, Louisiana for the day, talking to the fans, handing out free comics, and generally having a blast! In this episode, the guys manage to find time to talk about Blackest Night #0 and this week’s Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4, they go through a few more of this year’s free samplings, and host the first-ever live Ask Chase Anything Challenge! Listen as fans of all ages try to summon a question Chase can’t answer, hear the one question that succeeded, and witness the beginning of Chase’s potential intellectual property lawsuit when a bad joke goes horribly awry! And if that wasn’t enough, the guys find time to talk to Kurt Amacker, writer of the new Seraphemera Books horror comic Dead Souls! How good is Dead Souls? It’s Alan Moore-approved!

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