Kray Z Comics and Stories 251: Kray-Z Driving With Butch 2: Electric Boogaloo!

On Free Comic Book Day, Joe, Cory!! and Butch get in a car and take off for comic shops! We decided to let YOU ride along, so this episode is the type of conversation that geeks have while they are out on the Christmas of Nerdy Holidays FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

WARNING: Butch had a cold and we were unable to edit out all of his coughing. Sorry.

  • We finish up our drive to Granite City comics
  • Joe interviewed the creator who was doing sketches and the like at Granite City Comics, Corey Kramer who does the webcomic: Wonder Weenies
  • We get a rebuttal to a comment Cory!! made a year ago.
  • We drive to seeing Captain America: Civil War
  • We let you sit in on our discussion at dinner.

More shenanigans, more discussion of terrible food and comic books. Join us!

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Kray Z Comics And Stories 250: MSP ComiCon Preshow and Episode 250 Trainwreck!

Cory!! and Joe have done 250 of these! Jin Wicked is drinking! Dangerous Dan Mohr and Wolfie show up!

IT’S THE SPRINGCON PRE-SHOW!

You have been warned.

 

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A Rare Blog Post full of thanks as the Road to #250 continues!

Tomorrow, I release episode #250 of Kray Z Comics and Stories.   Add in the solo podcasts of myself and Joe Rider, we’ve got over 500 hours of audio. Damn. When we started this silliness back in 2010, I had no idea where we were going with it and the fact that we’re where we are amazes me. I want to dole out some thanks:

To my heterosexual life partner, my brother from another mother, and co-host Joe Rider. You’ve always been there, you offer great ideas, bring the funny and without you, there is no podcast.

To my best friend in the whole known universe, Jin Wicked. You are a fun addition to the show, have sent us off in new directions, brought in new listeners, remind me just how much I love working on creative things with you and so much more.

To Dan Mohr, you are always fun to have on the show, you fit in perfectly when we want to celebrate and always bring laughter. Not just your own infectious laugh, but you make me laugh like a damn fool.

To Butch, you have always been a great addition to anything we do, and when you are on the show, you bring that geeky joy and love of all comics. It’s amazing having you back and I wish you’d be around every time, just like when we were in the shop, I looked forward to the days you hung out with us.  BE ON THE DAMN SHOW MORE!!!

To Terrance Griep, you broke my interview cherry! Thanks for being my first and being such a pal over the years. You made it so easy I interview people all the damn time now!

Kat Rocha and Josh Finney – You guys are AWESOME! You took me seriously, brought great conversation and in more ways than I can say, gave us a kick up a couple of levels by not just doing an interview, but helping me learn more about my craft in doing this. YOU were the ones who helped people take what we do seriously.

Patrick McEvoy – Not only did you do what Kat and Josh did, but sitting with you to do the commentary of Kirby took an idea I had and made it into something very cool. I’ll talk funny books with you any time.

Matt Brundage – Not only are you a great artist, but a wonderfully cool individual with great stories and helped the podcast gain more popularity and prestige, and I can’t thank you enough.

Peter Rios – your advice has always been spot on, your encouragement has been invaluable and the clarity you bring to this weird field of comics podcasting is a guiding light. You are the Comics Podcasting Godfather and I am grateful you’ve always been quick to help when I have a question.

I can’t go on and on about everyone I have had on, but, trust me, I am grateful to each and every person who has sat down to share their story with us. Everyone has stories and yours have been fascinating.

And finally, the people who listen, e-mail, tweet, review, share and everything else: I am your humble servant. Without you, it’s just Joe and I blathering about comic books, and I am incredible grateful to each and every one of you. When you tell me that our podcast is your driving companion, helped you find a new comic, made you laugh, got you through a tough time or just gave you something fun to listen to, it means the world to me.

And now, things get bigger. Saturday and Sunday, we livestream a convention. This summer, we’ve got all kinds of great stuff coming, including some big time interviews, more freaking and geeking, more shenanigans and, as always, much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 249: Kray-Z Driving With Butch!

On Free Comic Book Day, Joe, Cory!! and Butch get in a car and take off for comic shops! We decided to let YOU ride along, so this episode is the type of conversation that geeks have while they are out on the Christmas of Nerdy Holidays FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

WARNING: Butch had a cold and we were unable to edit out all of his coughing. Sorry.

  • They discuss the Jim Starlin run of Thanos that recent concluded
  • Discussing DEATHMATE
  • Image and DC’s recent moves in Previews
  • Doctor Strange remaking the Marvel Universe
  • Ditko, Kirby, Don Heck, George Perez, Burger Chef and Jeff…
  • Pro Wresting and comics and music and….oh hell, it’s just three guys hanging out talking nerdy crap. Enjoy!
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Kray Z Comics and Stories 248: The Guy in the Hat Talks MSP ComiCon

The road to #250 and MSP ComiCon, so we have ANOTHER episode about SpringCon with one of the three men in charge of the darn thing Mike Frigon! We talk about what is going on there, some behind the scenes stories and lots of comics talk! You’ll get to hear about

  • The sort of things going on at this convention in St Paul Minnesota!
  • This Here Podcast is now the OFFICIAL podcast of the MCBA and their conventions!
  • What makes SpringCon different than other conventions
  • What sort of guests will be there and what sort of things will they be selling
  • What happened when the past owner passed away and the new team too up the reins

This, as well as Freaking and Geeking, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 247: Kray Z For Ghoul Scouts!

We’ve got guests this week in a very special episode! Mark Stegbauer and Steve Bryant, creators of great comics like Ghoul Scouts, Dr Goyle, Athena Volataire and many other drop in to start us on the road to MSP ComiCon and Episode 250!

Mark and Steve talk about their upcoming comic Ghoul Scouts. They discuss their working styles, what they bring to the table, how they got together on it and how they chose Action Lab as their publisher They also join in with the usual shenanigans as we discuss that book, conventions and things like:

  • Mark tells stories of his early days at SpringCon, including stories of the soon to be demolished Thunderbird Hotel
  • They tell stories of when Curt Swan came to the Minnesota Conventions
  • Steve talks about a convention in Peoria, IL, Cory!!’s old stomping grounds
  • Tales of the REAL Chicago ComiCon
  • Odd commissions people have asked for over the years

All of this and much, much more!

Links for our guests:

Ghoul Scouts Fans

Steve Bryant’s stuff!

Mark Stegbauer’s stuff!

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 246: Cory!! Leaves In The Laughing

Jin is Back! Joe and Cory!! never left and it’s time to talk funny books!

A bunch of bottom feeding comics buyers have come to the Twin Cities looking to buy old comics, and they talk about how to avoid such scams, how to sell your old comics and the crazy prices for some modern books.

They then review I Hate Fairyland by Scottie Young and it gets a powerful review from Jin! They also discuss:

  • Joe talks about how the people at his shop didn’t want “fun” comics
  • Cory!! has changed his face
  • Dark Knight has been delayed…is it as bad as Ms Mystic #3
  • Marvel’s attempt to blunt DC Rebirth
  • Joe talks about the comics he ordered the most of and other tales from the shop
  • Jin talks about how we are coming up on the anniversary on her coming up for SpringCon

You get Freaking and geeking, the usually shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 245: Three Chains of Kray

It’s a different kind of episode as Joe and Cory!! talk more about their personal lives than what is going on in comics. Joe has had a death in the family, and a pair of celebrates have passed away, so they discuss Prince and Chyna with their connections to comics. It’s not ALL sad news (but there is some serious discussion here and not the normal ha-ha tickle party. They also discuss:

  • They review the first volume of Image Comics’s Paper Girls
  • We begin with an Ask The Strode
  • Cory!!’s opinion on the recent Stan Lee comic biography
  • Cory!! rants about addiction
  • How the Local Alternative paper has chosen the best Comic Shop in the Twin Cities
  • How to prepare your collection for your loved ones to take care of when you pass away

There’s also Freaking and Geeking and the proverbial much, much more!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 55: Interview With Artist Paul Fricke

Artist Paul Fricke sits down with Cory!! to talk about getting into self-publishing in the mid-80’s with Trollords, moving the series to other publishers, moving to working at DC and then to the corporate world and tons of things in-between. Paul talks about becoming a teacher, a children’s book author, starting a new series of all-ages comics. Paul also talks about how his art has changed over time, how a near death experience has changed his life and much more in this wide-ranging interview.

Paul’s links:

Official Alex Toth site (which Paul helps run): http://www.tothfans.com/

Paul’s Alex Toth blog: http://www.bluemoonstudios.com/tothpix/

Art & Blog: http://www.bluemoonstudios.com/

Webcomics: http://bluemoontoons.com/

Cartoon Jam – All Ages Comics: https://www.patreon.com/cartoonjam?ty=h

https://www.facebook.com/bluemoonpaul

https://twitter.com/bluemoonpaul

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 244: Get This Back In Print!

Cory!! starts with an interview with the creator of The Lalas, a burleque group who is putting out a comic book based on the group. It’s available here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-lalas-burlesque-comic-book-creation#/

And in the rest of the episode starts with a review of Through the Habitrails by Jeff Nicholson.  They then discuss comics from the past that SHOULD be reprinted that haven’t been printed in a while. They also discuss:

  • Jin gives a few suggestions for funny comics on the internet
  • Why the L’il Abner reprints are annoying for Joe and Cory!!
  • GREAT comic strip reprints
  • Joe and Jin fight over who can make the most background noise
  • Sad News goes over a BUNCH of comic cancellations
  • Marvel emptying the warehouses leads to a Tales From The Shop story from Joe
  • Jin announcing she is going to Jin, in much the same way that we will let Bartlett be Bartlett.

Freaking and Geeking, the usual shenanigans and the typical much, much more!

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