Kray Z Comics and Stories 159: Cosplayers Taking Selfies

We start this week’s episode with Joe reading a bunch of strange stuff off of the internet, maybe he’s trying to impress Dangerous Dan Mohr, our special guest to talk about This Year’s FallCon! It takes a bit to get on track, but when they do, they have a wide ranging discussion about the changing face of conventions starting with a creator’s wife talking about “Conventions are now a place where cosplayer’s take selfies”. They also discuss:

  • What should retailers do at a conventions
  • How do creators prepare for conventions
  • Cory!! gets to mention “Wendy Whitebread, Undercover Slut”, the most offensive comic ever printed.
  • How a comic creator can get people interested in their work at a convention.
  • Why shops in Minneapolis don’t have a lot of high dollar books in stock
  • The explosion of cosplay
  • Why Cory!! and Joe are going to start going to Anime conventions (spoiler, it’s not for the women dressed like cats)
  • Cory drops a Talking Heads reference!
  • Dan tells artist to CONFORM!
  • Freaking and Geeking

All of this, the usual shenanigans, a brief cameo by the most hated character is all of podcasting and the usual much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 158: Small Town Boys

It’s the last day of Summer and Joe starts off by talking about how Cory doesn’t like to wait for things, so Cory tells stories about how his parents may have had some trouble hiding presents for Christmas! Cory and Joe also got an e-mail to discuss on the show from James T, which leads them to discuss:

  • Can you have a traditional comic shop in a small city (10,000 – 30,000 people)?
  • What sorts of things CAN a shop in a small city do to diversify?
  • How do you reach new customers in small cities?
  • How long can something be called New?
  • How Cory figured out the mystery in Original Sin
  • How they decide on what high end reprints to purchase
  • Freaking and Geeking

All of this and the proverbial much, much more!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 157: 1997 Part 2!

We continue with Joe going through one of his invoices from 1997. They talk about what Joe ordered, what sold, what didn’t, and why he ordered the books he ordered. They also discuss:

  • How Joe would reorder trade paperbacks when they sold out
  • Freaking and Geeking!
  • A dispute about the Kirby Archives
  • Tons of spoilers about The West Wing
  • Cory makes a SHOCKING confession
  • An update on Doctor Who

All of this, the usual shenanigans, plus the proverbial much, much more. Try it, you’ll like it!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 156: 1997!

Joe has dug up an old invoice, and he and Cory tell stories of the old comic shop and the comics that came out back in 1997!

They also discus:

  • One of the few times Cory cared about the character Cable
  • Some information on Claypool publishing
  • Information on one of Cory’s favorite series: The Invisibles
  • Cory talks about R. Crumb
  • Silver Surfer comics of the late 90’s

The issue you will have is that Cory and Joe talked for SO long that we’re cutting this episode is half, so this is part 1!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 155: What About The Twinkee?

Joe has been at the State Fair and spends most of the podcast eating cookies. When Joe gets done filling us in on all the stuff he’s be up to, Cory and Joe answer listener questions about getting things in your comic shop you can’t get from Diamond. Other topics discussed are:

  • Setting up a shop
  • Business plans
  • Magazine distribution
  • How Joe’s second shop nearly died the first week
  • LOTS of other information about opening a comic shop
  • Freaking and geeking

All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more.  How much more?  An hour and forty five minutes worth!!  Great Googly Moogly!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 154: Guardians of the Galaxy

Is it time? Have you seen it yet? Well, too late, because Cory and Joe talk about the history of the Guardians of the Galaxy! The comics! The characters! The crossovers! And, eventually, The MOVIE! Don’t wait any longer, listen to this!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 153: Ramblin’ Guys

So, as we wind on down the road, what have Cory and Joe been up to? Obviously not getting this damn podcast mixed and posted, the slackers! Joe went to a Toy History exhibit, talks about seeing Sir Paul McCartney in concert and his family’s trip through Wisconsin and comic shops

Cory actually went and did some things too, like visiting Minnesota’s largest candy store, Hot Comics Jordan and a video arcade. Yes they still have them!

They also have a long discussion about canceled comics, Freaking and Geeking, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 152: Remembering Our Friend Dominic Postiglione

An episode where we remember comic shop owner, comic convention runner, and our friend, Dominic Postiglione

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 151: Stupid Sexy Flanders

150 is over, and you’d think Cory!! and Joe would take a break, but you would be WRONG! They start up chatting about San Diego Comic Con, Batman day, and Barnes and Noble bribing comic book fans to come in their stores! They also discuss:

  • Cory’s film geekery shows up as he talks about the new version of Metropolis
  • Joe talks gangster movies
  • Cory talks Marvel Star Wars comics
  • John Carter Warlord of Mars Omnibuses. Omnibi? Omnibuseseseses?  I don’t know.  Those big damn books Marvel makes.
  • Lots of TV talk because Cory and Joe love the TV shows
  • Comic book media crossing over so that you can actually get from Charlie Chaplin to Futurama through comic book crossovers.
  • Cory and Joe discuss a memo from Marvel where Marvel nearly got the rights to publish DC’s comics back in the 80’s and what THEY would do.
  • Geeking and Freaking

All of this, the proverbial much, much more and the usual shenanigans!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 150.5: Voice Mail On 150!

We got voice mail on Episode 150, so Cory!! goes through it, listens to it and answers it while Joe hides somewhere.

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