COMIC BROS Podcast

COMIC BROS Podcast

Join indie comic creators Mark Wise, Jin Wicked, and Root Bradford every month to chat about comics! Reading 'em, making 'em, conventions, business, interviews, comics news, and more!... Show More

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April 5, 2020 58 min
In Episode 040, the COMIC BROS discuss their decision to wrap-up their podcast due to changes in their personal lives, the potential loss of the 2020 convention season, and other upheaval related to the Coronavirus pandemic. They briefly review Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," and reminisce over the past five years, as well as their plans for the future.
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March 8, 2020 56 min
In Episode 039, the COMIC BROS review the graphic novel "Maus" by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman. "Maus" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about Spiegelman's relationship with his father, and his father's experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. They also discuss dead-tree printing options for beginning and self-publishing independent creators.
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December 17, 2019 58 min
In Episode 038, the COMIC BROS brave events in the news, exhaustion, and ennui to discuss their recent conventions and shows. They then recommend some comic books and graphic novels for your holiday gift-buying needs!
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October 11, 2019 65 min
In Episode 037, Jin catches up with a short discussion about convention plans, getting back in touch with her political side, and weaving together the over-arching message and meaning of her work. Root is back on the job hunt and cranking out mini-comics, while Mark has shifted some of his focus over to traditional inking and lettering. Finally, Root and Mark share their tale of tabling together at ZINEFEST Houston! We'd buy th...
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September 24, 2019 39 min
In Episode 036, Mark interviews Chris Nicholas, known as "Uncle Staple," founder of STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo held annually in Austin, Texas. STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is the premiere event in the Southwest for independently created comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more. This year's STAPLE! is coming soon on October 12-13, visit https://staple-austin.org/ for more information!
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September 4, 2019 69 min
In Episode 035, Josh Lesnick returns along with special guest Chopsy for another BATTLE ROYALE episode of the Comic BROS podcast! After the usual pleasantries, Root and Mark have each been given three terrible 25-cent box comics to convince both of our guest hosts that they should read!
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August 21, 2019 55 min
In Episode 034, Mark Wise interviews Jim Rugg, creator of "Street Angel," "Afrodisiac," artist of "The PLAIN Janes," and half of the "Cartoonist Kayfabe" podcast alongside Ed Piskor. They discuss his influences, artistic process, and the new "Street Angel" book currently available for pre-order.
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August 7, 2019 53 min
In Episode 033, the COMIC BROS host a special convention report of Jin's SURPRISE trip to San Diego Comic-Con International! The bros discuss her impression of the show as a newbie, some of the challenges as an exhibitor, and getting to meet Bill Sienkiewicz and Jim Steranko, among others!
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May 5, 2019 66 min
In Episode 032, Mark, Jin, and Root record together for the first time since February to catch up on their personal and professional progress this year. That is followed by a discussion about how their artistic and creative process has changed since starting the podcast almost four years ago.
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March 15, 2019 6938 min
In Episode 031, Josh Lesnick returns along with special guest Chopsy for another BATTLE ROYALE episode of the Comic BROS podcast! After the usual pleasantries, Root and Mark have each been given three terrible 25-cent box comics to convince both of our guest hosts that they should read!
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February 8, 2019 96 min
In Episode 030, Jin returns for the COMIC BROS' annual review episode. Jin, Mark, and Root all take a look back at their accomplishments and progress in 2018, and discuss their goals and plans for the coming year.
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December 18, 2018 7326 min
In Episode 029, Josh Lesnick guest hosts for a BATTLE ROYALE episode of the Comic BROS podcast! After the usual pleasantries, Root and Mark have each been given three terrible 25-cent box comics to convince Josh that he should read. It's a slag-off of the worst 80s and 90s comics have to offer!
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August 2, 2018 6006 min
In Episode 028, all three of the COMIC BROS update on their recent art, show, and reading activity. They then have a lengthy discussion about "must read comics" and their influence on comics media as a whole. Jin finishes the show with an energetic rant about the marriage of Batman and Catwoman.
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June 11, 2018 86 min
JIN IS BACK! In Episode 027, after missing a month, Jin has defeated the dreaded "con plague" to rejoin COMIC BROS Mark and Root. She discusses her breakneck first half of 2018, MSP Comicon, colouring book, plans, and other projects. Mark has purchased a tent and expanded his show range to outdoor venues, while both Mark and Root still struggle with work/art/life balance. Then the BROS talk about self-promotion with social ...
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April 11, 2018 69 min
In COMIC BROS Podcast Episode 026, Mark and Root take charge of the show to discuss the projects they're working on. (Jin has sat this episode out for a mental health break.) Yes, despite all of his claims otherwise -- Root IS doing stuff! The conversation then moves to their favorite guilty pleasure comics, which as it turns out, is a lot of shouty and punchy stuff.
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February 2, 2018 69 min
In COMIC BROS Podcast Episode 025, Jin starts out with a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of a ketogenic diet, finding purpose, beginning Queen of Assholes, and the unspoken fear of success. Root is on top of the world with a glass of wine and a new job that has him energized both creatively and personally. Mark was recently promoted to Art Director and has new enamel pins, but is struggling to balance family life and his a...
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December 30, 2017 86 min
In this third year-in-review episode, the COMIC BROS discuss their accomplishments and feelings wrapping up 2017. Mark and Root have been pounding the pavement at Insomnia shows and Zinefest in Houston, chipping away at personal goals and milestones. Will Mark finally make it to STAPLE? What will Root drink next?! Jin prepares her hermitage, minimalist lifestyle, questions sacrificing love and personal life for career goals, and sh...
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October 25, 2017 96 min
Mark MEOW and Root survived Hurricane Harvey in Houston, and are MEOW back together with Jin in COMIC BROS Podcast Episode 023! Mark and Root have MEOW done multiple shows over the summer with more on MEOW the way, while Jin wrapped up her convention season with lessons learned MEOW and a clearer path forward. The BROS toss around MEOW thoughts on work-life-balance and whether MEOW grinding is necessary for success. After a brief d...
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July 11, 2017 58 min
Neither intermittent power outages, procrastination, or Jin's fidget spinner can stop the bros! In COMIC BROS Podcast Episode 22, Mark updates us on his latest work with the Insomnia shows, Jin elaborates in more depth on the progress of Queen of Assholes, and Root might do a thing! Then the bros have a conversation about working in black and white versus colour.
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June 22, 2017 52 min
Mark and Root get together in-studio in Houston, and overcome the long delay of technical difficulties to record COMIC BROS podcast Episode 021! Root is gradually consumed by his day job, while Mark and Jin discuss their most recent conventions and shows. Jin is ALL FIRED UP for a talk about motivation, kickstarting productivity, and breaking out of creative ruts!
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