Monthly Archives: November 2015

Kray Z Comics and Stories 221: Holiday Geeking Part 1

This upcoming weekend is the Holiday Geek Expo and Cory!! and Joe will be appearing to record, meet people and generally see what the hell it is! We have Dangerous Dan Mohr on the show to explain what it is and Jin Wicked shows up to drink and spread the Christmas Sprint! They then discuss what sorts of Christmas gifts they want and what they think comics fans and creative people will want!

They also discuss:

Joe has a bunch of terrible jokes to use up before the end of the year
Jin still has vodka to drink!
What is the best gift for a retailer
What Cory!! wants for Christmas
What Jin wants for Christmas: Cash and Hooch and she plugs her Amazon Wish List
Gifts for artists
Gifts that make conventions easier for exhibitors.
Joe talks about ads from the back of comics
Cory!! talks about gifts for writers
Butch checks in
Another installment of “Ask The Strode”

Do we have freaking and geeking? NO! The show cuts off and we will have the second part later this week!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 220: FallCon 2015 4

It’s another FallCon Episode to help you get through Black Friday. It’s Cory!! and Linden chatting at the convention about pretty much whatever comes into their head such as:

Cory and Linden’s purchases

What to eat when you run out of money

They interview: Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist/writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate

http://www.bignatebooks.com/

Joe interview AC Weston about her book She Is The End: https://www.inkshares.com/projects/she-is-the-end

Joe interviews Pete Krause: http://peterkrauseillustration.com/index.html

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 219: Hey, Don’t Do Dat, Do Dis!

We begin the episode by bringing back Joe’s past with an old radio ad from Hot Comics! They even have a topic! They discuss things that comics should do and things that comics should stop. Along they way they talk about:

Promotions for the first X-Men movie

A discussion of Twin Cities radio around that time

Why the X-Men movie didn’t translate into better X-Men sales

Do licensed comics still draw attention to smaller companies?

All of this, the proverbial Much Much more, and the usual shenanigans! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! DOWNLOAD IT! IT DON’T COST NOTHIN’!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 45: Kirby Kommentary of Fantastic Four #51 “This Man, This Monster”

The Jack Kirby podcasting continues as Cory and artist Mark Wise do DVD style commentary on the most beloved Fantastic Four issue of all: Fantastic Four 51 “This Man, This Monster”. They break down the storytelling tricks and styled that Kirby uses, lots of comics history and Mark explains why he loves Jack Kirby so much.

Visit Mark’s other projects here:

http://www.markwiseart.com/

http://comicbrospodcast.com/

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 218: This Kray Z Life

On this episode of this Kray Z Life, we have three acts. Act One is the past, Act Two is a regular part of the show and Act Three is a result of Cory!! messing up on the recording. They also do a review of http://casefilearkham.com/, drop comics history, Jin is trying to get a Christmas Tree and is about to start posting new comic strips and a bunch of other things that Cory!! is too upset about screwing up the episode to write about.

So visit Jin’s website: http://jinwicked.com/

Joe’s eBay page: http://www.ebay.com/usr/krayz

AND TELL EVERY HUMAN YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS HERE PODCAST!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 217: Gateway Kray

As we start the Show, we have letters! That’s right, letters! YOU can send some as well, we like reading letters! It means there’s less time we have to fill with our our stuff. They then get into what Cory!! calls “Gateway comics.” You’d think this would lead to a discussion of such things, but instead it becomes a discussion on if there is such a thing as Gateway comics.

  • Cory!! and Joe correct an error they made a few episodes ago
  • Why doesn’t Jin read comics
  • The type of comics that people will report as their first comic
  • How Star Wars is pulling in new readers
  • How a retailer can use these Gateway Books to help bring readers to other comics
  • How Vertigo got people hooked on comics.
  • Jin gives some great webcomics suggestions
  • Cory!! discussing the difference between webcomics and Thrillbent comics
  • Jin schools Cory!! on webcomics collectives because he’s stupid
  • Comic creators recommending other comics
  • How webcomics cross-promote
  • Joe discusses Catholic Comics…and yes, Cory!! knows some of the artists who worked for the series from the 40’s and 50’s. It’s either something to admire or a damn sickness.
  • They talk Romance comics and Cory!! continues to show his hate for Vince Colletta. HE’S DEAD CORY!!, LET IT GO!
    Freaking and geeking

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

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Solo Joe 1

Namesake and co-host of Kray Z Comics and Stories, Joe “Kray Z” Rider has struck out on his own and presents his FIRST solo podcast!

The one he’s been talking about doi8ng for two years!

Is it worth the wait?  Of course not, nothing could be, but it IS filled with Joe introducing himself and other fun stuff, so go ahead and listen! If you like it, maybe he’ll do another one!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 216: MSP FallCon 2015 3 All Kray, All The Time

To celebrate Joe “Kray Z” rider’s solo podcast dropping tomorrow night, we have an ALL KRAY FallCon episode.  Joe interviews his former partner, two of the three people running the MSP ComicCons, a former owner of Hot Comics and other folks on the floor of the 2015 MSP  FallCon ComicCon!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 215: Reviews A Plenty O’Toole

We begin with Jin Wicked living up to her name and going FULL ON KRAY Z over an excursion to Joe’s favorite pizza place. It also shows why Cory!! stays home and reads comic books rather than having human contact. So, there’s that. They then get all caught up on comic reviews by going over:

Impure Blood Volume #1:

http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/

Impure Blood is a graphic novel told through a weekly updated web comic. The very first publication of the comic was through DC’s web imprint, Zuda, as an 8-page competition piece. The story begins with Roan, an enslaved gladiator. He jumps at a chance for freedom when a mysterious young woman appears at his cell. In the world outside the stadium, everyone has their own agenda, and Roan quickly finds out that the price for his liberty might be more than he is willing to pay.

Moon in the Trees

http://inversepress.com/

Moon in the Trees is a comic anthology, a selection of five short stories written by Ronald Montgomery and illustrated by a bevy of amazing artists, including James Giar, Tim Switalski, Wendell Cavalcanti, and Lars Kramhoft. This poignant collection sends you on a multi-genre story experience, delivering tales of the true nature of man’s best friend in the heat of battle, the vagaries of real life paralleled in cinema, and zombie infestations of the middle ages and 20th Century war.

Jin reviews the website for http://thoseshadowpeople.com/issue-1-page-1/, even though we did not get to the comic itself.

Jin gives a solid primer on how to set up a web comic.

Cory reviews a pair of comics given to them at FallCon by www.starcrossedstudio.com

Joe reviews the Colonel Sanders comic book.

Freaking and Geeking

Jin refuses to plug her websites https://www.etsy.com/shop/jinwicked and use the code Xmas2015 and https://www.patreon.com/jinwicked?ty=h

All of this, more rants about pizza and the usual shenanigans. So listen already!

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