Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Episode 015: Motivating A Monster

More super comic friends! Cartoonist Andrew Fraser joins Ben and Zack for a rip-roaring good time! This episode has a desperate cry for help from a little boy who grew up hating love, a whole bunch'a dead bodies, mystical dragons that answer your queries, gangster cats, perpetually pregnant anthropomorphic mice, mystical mayhem with a medical twist, pulpy action heroes, a manufacturing facility for The Adversary, and Captain America movie chatter. Chip! Chip!

1.                  Apollo's Song volumes 1 & 2 (Vertical)
2.                  The Isle of 100,000 Graves (Fantagraphics)
3.                  One Question (
4.                  Lackadaisy (
5.                  Bridgette's Belly (
6.         Witch Doctor #1 (Image)
7.                  Rocketeer Adventures (IDW)
8.                  The Satan Factory (Dark Horse)
9.                  Captain America movie chatter

Music: Against Me! - Piss & Vinegar

Twitter: @BenTiede, @ZackKruse


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Episode 014: Crusty Magic Cauldrons

He's cool! He's hip! He's Matt Gross! And he's back again to talk about comics and such with Zack and Ben in this, the fourteenth episode of the Distinguished Comic Book Podcast. It's full of mutilated guys with stars carved in their eyes, dead rats and their fly friends, Crumb, punk rock rebellion, jerks that don't pay contractors, creepy & crusty magic cauldrons, an awesome anthology, dystopian futures saved by swallowable obelisks, incredibly sexy webcomics, the English Batman, Dracula's moon castle, how to draw ladies, a great art magazine, overgrowth in Gotham, some random webcomics chatter and Zack briefly fills you in about his new webcomic.  Enjoy!

1.                  Preacher volume 4 hardcover (Vertigo)
2.                  An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories vol. 1 (Yale Press)
3.                  The Bradleys (Fantagraphics)
4.                  Congress of The Animals (Fantagraphics)
5.                  The Cauldron In The Back of The Cabinet (Red Rocket Comics)
6.                  Low Concept 
7.                  The Incal (Humanoids)
8.                  Chester 5000 XYV redux with more erotic comics by Jess Fink (
9.                  Knight & Squire (DC)
10.       How To Draw Women (Abstract Studios)
11.       Hi-Fructose 
12.       Saga of The Swamp Thing (DC/Vertigo)

Music: Billy Stewart - Summertime

Twitter: @BenTiede, @ZackKruse