Crowdfinders 43 • Justin Greenwood

stringersDavid had the pleasure of talking with Justin Greenwood, the artist behind The Fuse, published by Image Comics, and Stumptown and Stringers, published by Oni Press.

Shout out to Justin on the Twitter, @jkgreenwood_art, or on Tumblr through JustinGreenwood.

Crowdfinders • Episode 42 • Kelly Bender

StarburnDavid was so happy to talk to Kelly Bender, an indie inspiration who is living the dream (which, in the indie world means GRINDING every day, pushing the rock and actually seeing it move)!

They talk process, team building, and how he gets it done. Not to be missed.

Be sure to shout out to Kelly on the Twitter if you want to tell him how much you love him… @KellyBender17

Crowdfinders • Episode 41 • Miguel Porto

retratoDavid headed over to Spain (virtually) and talked to Miguel Porto, the artistic genius behind the visually stunning Allen: Son of Hellcock (created by Gabe Koplowitz & Will Tracey, Crowdfinders 39). They talk about finding your artistic voice, the comic book scene in Spain and working as a freelancer in an international market.

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 40

luke-jimmyIt’s two — count ’em — two episodes in one! That means we ramble on for far too long, about 2 hours. But we do focus on two main topics: first, the brilliant FX show Fargo, and second, the new Marvel series on Netflix, Jessica Jones!  We like both, but Fargo rules television.

We then wrap things up by delving a bit into the current state of the comics industry, 7 years after Robert Kirkman’s “Manifesto” (see it on our All-Things-Geek page).

Happy Thanksgiving!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 21

CrippleFight15After a week and a half, Rus & Pat are back, talking out of our asses about things we barely understand. In this long episode, clocking in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, we discuss everything from the new Star Wars comic from Marvel to comic art, painting with oils and in Photoshop, upcoming comic and sci-fi movies like the Fantastic Four reboot, Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, the possible Ghost in the Shell adaptation, Marvel’s Agent Carter show, and more. There’s a discussion on fanboy rage in regard to movie adaptations and a debate on the idea of the whitewashing of Hollywood, wherein Rus somehow turns it around onto himself and how disability is portrayed in movies, which may or may not be comparable at all with how Hollywood deals with minority actors and characters in general. We’ll let you decide. Two more things about this ep: one, Joel Grey’s character Chiun in 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, was neither Chinese nor Japanese, as Rus so clumsily tried to remember, but Korean; two, spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the second season of House of Cards on Netflix, because we discuss its finale, so you might want to fast-forward a bit when you get to that part. We thank you for listening, and we’ve got some fun, related videos on our All-Things-Geek page as usual!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 18

the-flash-102-108374Happy Hanukkah! Rus & Pat are back, this time talking about holidays, religion, the winter solstice, art history, art school, and the mid-season finale of The Flash!  At some point, we discuss fine art versus commercial art, how much of the fine art world is elitist bullshit, and how old masters like Michelangelo were actually commercial artists.

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 13

KrugeLucky 13! This is a weird one. Topics range from television shows like The 100 and the latest episode of The Flash to gluten, bullies, vegans and vegetarians (Pat’s one of ’em), comedian Maurice LaMarche, and a brief exchange about the incredible illustrator Drew Struzan and the documentary about his career, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster. Be sure to check our All-Things-Geek page for related posts, videos, and links! And as always, we thank you for listening!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 5

Screenshot 2014-10-24 15.47.12We’re back, lickety-split! This shorter, sweeter episode deals with comic book art and artists as disparate as Robert Crumb (right) and Walt Simonson, as well as our reviews of the latest X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, recently released on Bluray and DVD. We forget to discuss a few important aspects of that movie, like the breakout character Quicksilver, but we’ll try to get back to them at a later time. Also, we open the podcast with a new Red Hot Rebellion tune!

Be sure to check out the related links below…

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 3

WhatsHappeningAfter we give props to Red Hot Rebellion for their killer tunes, this episode covers everything from the Super Friends to ’70s cartoons and TV shows like What’s Happening to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and space-racism. And more about our favorite comic artists, like Travis Charest and Art Adams! We wrap up with a discussion about the Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead (Spoilers!) starting at around the 40 minute mark.

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 2

funyunsMen of their words, Rus and Pat return with another podcast!

In Episode 2, we speculate on how SNL cast member Jan Hooks was taken from us prematurely, then we provide you with a tangent filled ride through comic geek-dom, which includes  a discussion on the new Flash TV show, comic movies and our favorite comic illustrators.

Grab your bag of Funyuns and enjoy!