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

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 41

starwarsUp Late With Rus & Pat is back (already, can you believe it?), and we’ve still not learned when to shut the hell up!

We ramble, rant, and rave for nearly another two hours about Princess Bride, shitty drum-playing neighbors, the pros & cons of clenching your butt-cheeks during a spanking, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, J.J. Abrams, George Lucas, Hayden Christensen, Rambo prequels, and whole metric shit-ton more!!

Happy Holidays Everyone!*

*Just in case we are lazy asses and don’t make another ‘cast till 2016!

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!

Crowdfinders • Episode 40

This time around, David talks with Koren Shadmi about his new graphic novel Screenshot 2015-11-18 18.31.23The Abaddon, and maybe they get a little philosophical, even a little existential in the process.

Be sure to shout out to Koren on the Twitter @KorenShadmi and tell him how much you loved hearing him on Crowdfinders (and I suppose, by extension, how much you love Crowdfinders and The Up Late Network, thanks!!!)

Crowdfinders 39 • Will Tracy & Gabe Koplowitz

Screenshot 2015-11-09 13.38.26David laughed his butt off talking with Will Tracy and Gabe Koplowitz about their new book from Z2 ComicsALLEN: SON OF HELLCOCK. Great dudes, super fun conversation, but we must warn you, sit down before you listen because you will laugh your butt off too and will be unable to sit down after you listen.

Be sure to shout out to these two amazing creators on the Twitter: @williamtracy and @gabekoplowitz!

A bit about the book (from Z2’s promo department): Writers Will Tracy (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) and Gabe Koplowitz, are, with artist Miguel Porto, creating their comic book debut ALLEN: SON OF HELLCOCK, due out this December from Z2 Comics. Title character Allen is cowardly, directionless, and less physically menacing than a daffodil. He’s also the only son of the mightiest hero ever to plunge his sword hilt-deep into the dark heart of evil… the mighty HELLCOCK! Enjoy the ride as Allen is thrust sword-first into a not-so-classic fantasy quest that, frankly, he would rather just sit out.

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 37

chrisRus and Pat are back!  After nearly a month on hiatus (due to the usual work/life issues) we begin by discussing some of the projects we’ve been working on in favor of sleep.  We move on and talk about the new documentary I Am Chris Farley and then dive into the new Star Trek fan film / pilot episode Star Trek: Renegades ! Join us for this, a boatload of tangents, and an intro that will just not stop!

Thank You for Doing This • Episode 9

nflThe 2015 NFL season is upon us, so Chris and Pat strap on the pads with this very special 9th episode of Thank You For Doing This!  Join us as we breakdown every division in the NFL, predict their winners, and tell you which two teams will meet in the Super Bowl in February!  We then move on to our favorite segment, and give you the Top 5 Spin-off Television Shows we want to see made!

This episode is 99% Bane free.


Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 33

laststarfighterNerd overload! This podcast episode is dedicated to some killer stuff that we missed because we weren’t at Comic Con, but that we did see online. Highlights include: the new trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Comic Con reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the trailer for Deadpool, the trailer for the new Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead, and the trailer for Suicide Squad.

Pat is happy to point out that Rus is totally wrong in this episode when he says The Last Starfighter was the first film using CGI special effects — Tron beat it by 2 years — however, Rus would like to point out that The Last Starfighter was the first to use CGI to represent photo-realism, as opposed to the virtual computer world in Tron.

Phew!  Now, go put your geek-pants on! We’re geek-pants people!

Up Late with Rus & Pat – Episode 30

Screenshot 2015-06-12 00.49.15The big three-oh! And two episodes in one week! Topics this episode include the passing of actor, Christopher Lee, the announcement of the casting of the role of Punisher for season 2 of Daredevil, serfdomand of course, tangents-a-plenty. We’ve also got some cool Punisher related stuff on our All-Things-Geek page. Enjoy!