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Solitaire Rose Radio 62: Interview with Lance Ward

Cory!! sits down with Lance Ward, artist of books such as K-Mart Shoes and Adults Only. They discuss his journey toward being a comics artist, his inclusion in the most recent Best American Comics volume and a large number of self-published books. He discusses his struggles with mental illness, health issues and how he has been able to use his art to help others.

Lance Ward was a National editorial cartoonist for Crowded Comics.com.. He is the author of such books as “KLONKO”, “One Day in 1978” and “Stovetop”, which was published by Creator’s Edge Press. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “Kmart Shoes” which, for the time being, can be found for sale at Amazon.com or Createspace.com.. His cartoons have appeared in The Pulse magazine, the Cedar magazine and the City Pages. In 2011, he was featured artist for the “Just Add Ink” art show at Altered Esthetics Art Gallery. This is merely the tip of the mountain of accomplishments by the Great Lance Ward.

You can visit his webpage at  https://tatertotdiaperman.wordpress.com/

AND his work is available on Amazon here!

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 269: Dropping Kray

Joe starts with a bang, talking about the Clone Conspiracy! And you know when it comes to clones and Spider-Man, that’s a recipe for success! They then discuss why they stop reading specific comics, now, when they worked in comics retail and when they were younger fans. It’s an episode about what make you drop a comic!

  • Cat cosplay covers.
  • Talk about sales figures, what we know and what we don’t know
  • They talk about great comics runs and ones where things fell apart.
  • The Beyonder from Secret Wars…what happened to him?
  • Early comics subscription services
  • The death of Robin
  • CAPTAIN ARMADILLO!!!

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 268: Newsstand Insanity

Cory!! and Joe talk about an article on The Outhousers about how we need to get comics back on newsstands. They talk about pre-ordering comics, why comics won’t work on the newsstands and other issues around the current distribution of comic books and graphic novels.

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/features/136167-die-industry-die-or-why-letting-comics-fail-is-the-real-only-way-to-save-the-industry.html

They also discuss the new Tilting At Windmills about how DC Rebirth is doing well and Marvel’s Civil War 2 isn’t doing as well. Joe and Cory!! talk about how retailers would handle both events and what it means for the future of the comics market.

Tilting at Windmills #253: Was DC’s Rebirth a Commercial Hit… or Failure?

  • Ellison Gift and News
  • The birth of annuals
  • Why comics moved to the direct market
  • How comic retailers were a weird, paranoid lot in the 80’s
  • Comics publishers who died when the newsstands dried up
  • What do returnable comics mean for a comic shop
  • Valiant – Why?
  • Cory!! Screws up and calls Nightwing Nighthawk and Black Knight Dark Knight.  What a moron.

We’ve also got freaking and geeking and the usual Much, Much more!!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 61: 01 Publishing’s Kat Rocha, Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy

I sit down again with the crew from http://01publishing.com/ and we talk about their current kickstarter Casefile Arkham: Her Blood Runs Cold.  We talk about how to put together a successful kickstarter, why H P Lovecraft still resonates, how to write series novels, what editors look for from creators and much, much more!  Jump in and enjoy the roundtable discussion!

Their kickstarter for the new Casefile Arkham is right here!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 267: If You Like Angel Medina

Angel Medina drops by to talk about comics and wrestling while Joe’s Internet cuts out and drops the entire show. It’s a way to drop in on what it’s like to sit around with us after a convention where we talk like a bunch of nerds! They discuss all sorts of things like:

  • Their favorite 70’s comics that still hold up
  • AWA in the 80’s
  • Things they liked about both comics and wrestling – Continuity
  • The 80’s Chicago comic cons

Sadly, the recording stopped before we got to freaking and geeking, but it’s still a lot of fun!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 266: The State of the X-Men Nation

The summer is over! So instead of complaining about how summer has ended, they do what they always do, talk comics!! Their topic this week is the X-Men! When did they lose interest, when does it seem like comics fans lost interest and is there anything that can make them the top super-hero comic again?

  • Cory!! talks about his time at Lion Con
  • Joe beats up on Cory!! for retiring from conventions
  • What the website ICV2.com is used for by retailers
  • Cory!! gives the details on how they get the projected comics sales are figured out
  • Are there any new rock bands that anyone cares about?
  • What the hell happened with Dark Beast?
  • THEY TALK ABOUT JACK KIRBY BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY DO!!!

Freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and the usual much, much more!

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