Posts Tagged ‘Jamie McKelvie’

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 63 – Objectification / #Butts

ConSequential Podcast 63 - Objectification also butts I guess

Just like he kinetically charges his playing cards, Gambit sexually charges this chunky Scandinavian-style knitwear, courtesy of artist and comics-doer Dave Barker.

We’re joined in this episode by Hester Wells, the only guest we’ve ever had who has her own biographical comic that she didn’t draw herself (specificity, yo), to help us out with the thorny topic of objectification, particularly in mainstream comics.

This episode is groaning with comics, throbbing with intellectual discussion and glistening with salty language. Read On…

Podcast 37 – Queerness In Mainstream Comics

ConSequential Podcast 37 - Queerness in Mainstream Comics

While independent comics are a home for diverse creators and stories, the mainstream hasn’t dealt so well with representing a range of races, sexualities, viewpoints or much beyond white people hitting other white people.

We shout about this for a while. Maybe we figure out how to solve it? (SPOILERS: NO JUST YELLING)

Also: nitrous huffing teens! Lucy gets angry at Young Avengers! Sass! Read On…

Podcast Episode 34: Smut

ConSequential Podcast 34 - Smut! (Porn)Or pornographic comics, if you’re nasty. We take a broad overview of smutty books, try not to say anything too awful about Sonic The Hedgehog fan art, and rate various pornoglyphs on “wankability”. Or Roger does. He’s very forward. Read On…

Podcast 32 – Agony Ant-Man

ConSequential Podcast 32 - Agony Ant-Man

This week we’re giving something back to the people. As Agony Ant-Man, we take listener questions and pump out good advice and comics-related wisdom at a frankly disturbing volume. As in quantity. If it’s too loud, turn it down. We can’t do everything for you. Read On…

Podcast 31 – The Wicked And The Divine

The Wicked And The Divine

This week we try to give you a Cliff’s Notes on mythology and a bit of a close reading of The Wicked and the Divine, and we would have got away with it too if it weren’t for those pesky booze-sodden minds. Read On…

The Gods of The Wicked and the Divine and Performative Identity

One of the big themes of The Wicked and the Divine at this point is performative identity. The gods are a big part of this – they are the person they were before they joined the pantheon, a pop star, and an existing god. What that means though is not clear – and many of the gods take on more than one form.

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Our most recent podcast talks about WicDiv, and in what’s a bit of a mammoth post, we’ve looked at the gods’ background, who they are, who they were, what they do, and some of what it might mean.

Dave gets his myth on, and Roger talks performance…

(This post covers roughly issues #1-7. The rest of the gods are covered in part 2 here.)

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Thought Bubble 2014 – Roger’s comics haul

This weekend, as has probably be annoyingly obvious from our Twitter account, we went to Thought Bubble. It was aces.

If you spent the weekend hiding under a rock, or just muted the hashtag because you didn’t want to hear about my hangover, Thought Bubble is a fantastic comics con in Leeds. It’s been growing like crazy, and is now a brain-buggeringly vast opportunity to discover new comics, talk to comics creators, and make a right old tit of yourself on a dancefloor.

Roger's Thought Bubble swag

Roger’s haul o’ comics

Here’s a quick run-down on what we bought, what we liked, what we missed, and possibly some other things as well.

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Podcast Episode 21 – Music

ConSequential Podcast 21 - Music With The Wicked and the Divine out, we look at some other comics that touch on music, or have music at their core, as well as ranting about publishing and hearing about the time Dave nearly had a breakdown in a supermarket when Avril Lavigne came on the radio.

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Podcast Episode 16 – Myth (Part Two)