Episode 75 – Thought Bubble 2017

Consequential Episode 75 - Thought Bubble 2017 Podcast

We’re (most of us) back from a slight hiatus because it’s NERD PROM again and we’re at Thought Bubble 2017 in disconcertingly sunny Leeds. With special guests (probably) and new comics (yes) and ellipses (someone stop me)!

Some people we spoke about (the ones we could find readily):

 

Podcast 74 – Southern Gothic

Podcast 73 – Spinoffs and Franchises

ConSequential Podcast Episode 73 - Spinoffs and Franchises

Spin-off! Is there any word more thrilling to the soul and/or corporate wallet?

This week we read a bucket of franchise-extension comics. From flaccid extrusions of long-spent IP, to comics an actual person might actually want to read, we talk about whether spin-off comics can be any good (yes), how it all works (it’s complicated), and which ones are just utter, utter shite (surprisingly: not Pokémon).

Find out more about the “beautiful teat filled with dollars”.

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Something City – Ellice Weaver

Ellice Weaver’s Something City sets ten powerful character vignettes in a strange, colourful, segmented non-place. One of the most immediately striking things about it, though, is the layout design. From its city-plan view to the landscape orientation, there’s a focus on space and place.

Something City explores connection/disconnection by proximity. There’s quiet withering in the suburbs, ostracism and irony, alienation by technology – all the Vermillion Sands stuff, but without quite the lackadaisical beach-surreal tone.

It’s pretty great.

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The Gods of The Wicked and the Divine – part 2

By now, all 13 of the gods of the latest recurrence have been revealed (yes, we’ll get to that), as well as a few extras from past cycles. So we’re overdue for an update.

Spoilers? Damn straight, spoilers.

We covered previously revealed gods: Lucifer, Baal, Woden, Amaterasu, Sakhmet, Morrigan, Baphomet, Minerva, Innana, Tara, Ananke, and Susanoo (1923) in an earlier post

This is loosely based on WicDiv #1-28 and the 1831 stand-alone story Modern Romance (eighteen-thirty-oneshot?).

So, who’s who who’s new?

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Podcast 72 – Gods

ConSequential Podcast Episode 72 - Gods

Don’t call it a GodCast.

Actually don’t, that sounded far better in my head. We’re talking gods and mythology in comics, with drive-by reviewing of Hamish Steele’s Pantheon, a revisit of The Wicked and the Divine, and a bunch of other stuff along the way because we’re good to ya.

Benevolent, even. Read On…

Podcast 71 – More Comics By Women

ConSequential Podcast Episode 71 - More Comics By WomenY’know that shade over half the population who make about ten percent of Big Two comics, probably about half of the rest, and whose work gets about five percent of the attention? Yeah, those folks: women?

You remember women, right – the ones who don’t get to say “I done made a comic” without some internet dickdribble making death threats.

In the spirit of celebrating great work (and of not being that guy), this week we’re spotlighting a bunch of comics with female creators. 

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Episode 70 – Big Weird Sci Fi

Podcast 69 – Revisiting The Past

ConSequential Podcast 69 (Nice) - Revisiting The Past

They say that the past is a foreign country, and as British citizens we are therefore left with an extremely limited window of opportunity to go there without a visa. We’re looking back at books we loved, formative experiences, to see how they stack up now. Also: other comics! Is a hotdog a sandwich? More! Read On…

Podcast 68 – Comic Shops

ConSequential Podcast - 68: Comic Shops

We really expected to just talk in gushing tones about our favourite comic shops and then come up with some great ideas for how we’d run our own.

So of course we’re ranting about the comics Direct Market. But also some other stuff!  Read On…