The guest for this episode is Christina “Steenz” Stewart, St. Louis-based Eisner/Dwayne McDuffie Award winning cartoonist, comics editor and educator, and co-creator of the graphic novel Archival Quality.
Through the first two issues of Relics of Youth on Vault Comics, this group of teenagers brought together by Nat Rodrigues with these mysterious tattoos and visions in common look to find the truth and ultimately start finding themselves.
Stephanie Phillips who a comic book writer living in Buffalo, NY that has worked with Top Cow/Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, AfterShock Comics, Black Mask Studios, Ominous Press, and more. Recent titles include Kicking Ice (Ominous Press), Descendent (AfterShock Comics) and Devil Within (Black Mask Studios), and is currently writing Butcher of Paris (Dark Horse Comics).
Troy-Jeffrey Allen, who is a comic book writer and a member of the Consumer Marketing department for Diamond Comics Distributors. You might have seen him in the PREVIEWSworld Weekly videos on YouTube, along with being a contributing writer for a variety of online publications, a co-creator over at Rexco Comics, and he is also in charge of marketing for Urban Action Showcase.
Joe Corallo, comic book writer and editor. Corallo co-created and wrote the comic book She Said Destroy along with comic artist Liana Kangas, which ended it’s five-issue run via Vault Comics last week. Corallo also organized/co-edited the Eisner nominated/Ringo winning Mine!, editing the GLAAD nominated Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim, and co-edited Dead Beats via A Wave Blue World.
Bodie is a troll trying to be scary but he’s too damn adorable! The stories are funny and interesting, and ultimately about having self-love and appreciation for those who genuinely care about you. Jay’s artwork is so amazing and visually unique that is brings out the joys, the sadness, and even the grumpiness of Bodie and his wild collection of friends and enemies. In the end, as much as he doesn’t act like it, Bodie is a great protector of his friends and possesses strengths he didn’t even know he had. Bodie Troll is a great comic for all ages! I wish this was an animated series also because it would be even more hilarious!
Recently, I picked up both Wild Bullets and Wild Bullets: Christmas written by Greg Wright at the Michigan Comic Convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Both these books are extremely funny with this dysfunctional Bullet family.
In a world where your crew is your family, 20 FISTS (written by Frankee White, illustrated by Kat Baumann, and lettered by DC Hopkins) tells the tale of how Chel & Billie deal with their budding romance when each come from rival fight crews.
In The Plot #1, the inaugural title of Vault’s new Nightfall line written by Tim Daniel (Fissure, Enormous) & Michael Moreci (Wasted Space, Mall) and drawn by Joshua Hixson (Shangai Red), there is so much expertly packed into this first issue without telling too much.
The best thing about Issue 4 of She Said Destroy from Joe Corallo and Liana Kangas is that the story just intensifies leading to the climax waiting in Issue 5. What will happen? I don’t know and that’s the best part. The air of unknown makes this comic so damn interesting! Plus, we are getting some of Kangas’ best work in this series, especially her full page, one-pane illustrations that really tie the emotions and consequences of the story together.