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Word Balloon Comic Books Podcast

Apr 3, 2012

On this edition of Word Balloon, we continue to talk with creators who are experimenting with creator owned ideas in print and the digital markets .

First Mark Waid joins us to talk about his foray into the digital comic relm. His blog, launched today to be an open forum showing his process and ideas on his approach to comic storytelling on this platform. You can download his first digital pdf LUTHER  Also Mark reveals his plans to fund the venture, which includes putting his huge comic book collection up for sale that goes back to the 1950's. We talk about some of the unique items in his collection and how you can purchase some of these books.

Then direct from last weekend's ECCC convention, a crime comics panel featuring Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, who start with their crime story influences , and talk a lot about their creation of the DC comic Gotham Central. Plus Ed talks about his current success with the Image book FATALE and Greg previews his next spy novel ALPHA due out in May.

Finally direct from their Four Star Studio, Tim Seeley and Mike Norton talk about their new Image series Revival , which they describe as a Farm Noir tale. Tim updates us on his other Image books  Hack-Slash, Bloodstrike and Top Cow's Witchblade, while Mike tells us about the plan to collect his web comic Battle Pug as a trade collection in July, from Dark Horse.

Four Star Studio has been pulishing their digital comics Double Feature for about a year. 2 8 page stories for 99 cents in various genres.  The guys tell us how that venture has gone so far.

Time Code      00:00 -  48:55                    Mark Waid
                            48:56 - 1:44:11                 ECCC Crime Comics Panel
                                                                          With Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka
                           144:12- End Of Show      Tim Seeley & Mike Norton