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Kray Z Comics and Stories Episode 134: Pie, Cookies and eBay!

As you listen to the show, you might think that Cory and Joe talk about pie instead of comics. Mmmm…pie. After the pie talk, Joe confesses that he’s been lying to you for months. What was Joe lying about? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out. They also discuss:

  • Selling old Valiant comics
  • Creating comics bundles to sell
  • What is happening to trade paperback that people don’t want any more?
  • Other bundles Joe has been selling
  • A Hangin’ at the Home story
  • A mini-Tale from the shop
  • Freaking and Geeking with a discussion of sales numbers for February

All of this, plus the usual Much Much more!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 14: Interview with Greg Theakston Part 2

We pick up right where we pick up with Greg Theakston, and we talk about more of his career. He talks about starting publishings back in his apartment in 1974, being there are Martin Goodman shut down his magazine line, rush inking jobs of the 70’s and so much more. He talks about deadlines, fighting them and the artists he helped out on them.

We also discuss Jack Kirby, Super Powers, the end of the New Gods and the creation of The Hunger Dogs, DC in 80’s, why Greg didn’t work in comics as much as you would think, and many o0ther topics.

Greg has had a far ranging career from publishing books about Bettie Page to working with Jack Kirby, and his stories are a look at comic book history.

You can contact Greg at: http://www.facebook.com/greg.theakston

And you can see his painting and books at his webpage: http://www.pureimagination.info/

 

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Solitaire Rose Radio Episode 13: Interview with Greg Theakston Part 1

March comes in like a lion with the return of Solitaire Rose Radio.  It all starts with the first part of a Greg Theakston interview. Greg has worked in inking comics, painting paperback covers, publishing comics, and many, many other things. Cory calls him up for a conversation about his life in comics starting with the first comic he remembers reading up to the work he has done preparing classic comic art for reproduction and printing incredible volumes himself of the comic book masters like Kirby, Toth and Ditko among others.

Along the way he talks about the comics he read as a child, his work putting together early comic book conventions, working for Jim Steranko, his friendship and work with Jack Kirby, and much, more more.

He can be reached at:  http://www.facebook.com/greg.theakston

You can see his work at:  http://www.pureimagination.info/

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 133: Sarlacc Toilet

It’s daylight saving time and Joe and Cory!! start the episode talking about Nitro Burning Funny Cars! They also talk about FREE COMICS given away at SXSW, a cheap month of Marvel Unlimited and as Marvel’s digital announcements there. They also discuss:

  • A bundle of 100 digital comics for $10
  • Ashcans! No, not things to put garbage into, but there were some by Rob Liefeld, so…
  • Joe’s eBay stuff as well as charity stuff
  • Joe talks about when comics sold better in the summer and if that is still the case
  • Cory’s hate for Secret Wars II
  • Joe brings up a Sarlacc pit toilet and his internet shuts down in response
  • Freaking and Geeking

All of this and the ever present much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 132: A Guide To Finding New Comics

As we start the new podcast, Joe is switching e-mails and is spending his time down in the archives deciding what comics he’ll be selling through the year. They also talk about:

  • Joe’s perfect maintenance of the show’s e-mail address
  • We answer an e-mail from a listener. That’s right. An actual e-mail.
  • Cory says he’ll get to a story about pudding in geeking and freaking. SPOILER! He forgets about it. No pudding story.
  • So…what do you do when the comics you love are ending? How do you find new comic series worth reading?
  • Cory and Joe talk about how they discover new books, especially as they don’t go into comics shops as much any more.
  • DCBS offers a LOT of deep discounts on new comics
  • Following creators and editors
  • Joe and Cory give a rundown of Indy books they like
  • Freaking and geeking

All of this and the proverbial much, much more!

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