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EPISODE CCLXXVIII…30 IN 30 SESSION 17 – MCX WEEK WITH KYLE JAMES SMITH AND GABE SAPIENZA

Session 17 LIVE from the Mississauga Comic Expo with the creative team behind Scare Tales.

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EPISODE CCLXXVII…30 IN 30 SESSION 16 – MCX WEEK WITH MARK V. WILLIAMS AND JOSEPH OSEI BONSU

For Session 16 I chat with Mark and Jo, the creative team behind Heroes Of The World LIVE from the Mississauga Comic Expo.

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EPISODE CCLXXVI…30 IN 30 SESSION 15 – MCX WEEK WITH DANNY ZABBAL

Session 15! Half way there through NaPodPoMo! Today we chat with Danny Zabbal LIVE from the Mississauga Comic Expo.

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EPISODE CCLXXV…30 IN 30 SESSION 14 – MCX WEEK WITH ALFONSO ESPINOS

A chat with Alfonso Espinos of StudioComix from the Mississauga Comic Expo for session 14 of 30 in 30.

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EPISODE CCLXXIV…30 IN 30 SESSION 13 – MCX WEEK WITH RICKY LIMA AND MIKE ROOTH

For 30 podcasts in 30 days we turn to the Mississauga Comic Expo for a chat with Ricky Lima and Mike Rooth.

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EPISODE CCLXXII…30 IN 30 SESSION 11 – TOMMY GUN BANSHEE KICKSTARTER

Today for 30 podcasts in 30 days we discuss one of the coolest indie books to come out this year and it’s kickstarter, Tommy Gun Banshee.

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EPISODE CCLXXI…30 IN 30 SESSION 10 – AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #4 KICKSTARTER

30 podcasts in 30 days, day number ten…Auric of the Great White North issue 4 Kickstarter by Andrew Thomas.

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EPISODE CCLXX…30 IN 30 SESSION 9 – WAYWARD SISTERS ANTHOLOGY KICKSTARTER

Session 9 of 30 podcasts in 30 days. Today we discuss the kickstarter for Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women.

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EPISODE CCLXVIII…30 IN 30 SESSION 7 – SCI : THE JEWISH COMICS ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2

Session 7 of 30 podcasts in 30 days, today we discuss SCI : The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2 Kickstarter by Alternate History Comics.

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EPISODE CCLXVII…NEW YORK COMIC CON ‘17 PART 3 (SESSION 6 – 30 IN 30 )

Our final round of NYCC ’17 features Joshua Howell, Jay P. Fosgitt, Howie Noel and Dirk Manning.

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EPISODE CCLXVI…30 IN 30 SESSION 5 – TART #6 KICKSTARTER BY KEVIN JOSEPH

Session 5 of 30 podcasts in 30 days, The Jedi Ras talks the issue 6 Kickstarter of the incredible indie comic book Tart.

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EPISODE CCLXIV…30 IN 30 SESSION 3 – THE THREAD: FRESH HATS, TIGHT BEATS ‘N FRIENDS’ TRIBUTE TO MATT NIGRO INDIEGOGO

National Podcast Post Month Session 3….discussing the Indiegogo campaign for the album The Thread : A Tribute To Matt Nigro from Fresh Hats, Tight Beats by Phil Buck.

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EPISODE CCLXIII…30 IN 30 SESSION 2 – POLYBIUS DREAMS CHAPTER 2 KICKSTARTER BY BEN GRISANTI

National Podcast Post Month Session 2…Discussing the Kickstarter for the indie comic book Polybius Dreams Chapter 2 by Ben Grisanti and Keith Grachow.

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EPISODE CCLXII…30 IN 30 SESSION 1 – TALES OF MR.RHEE VOL.4 KICKSTARTER BY DIRK MANNING

We begin our adventure of 30 podcasts in 30 days to celebrate National Podcast Post Month by chatting about the kickstarter for Tales of mr. Rhee Vol. 4 by Dirk Manning.

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EPISODE CCLIX…NEW YORK COMIC CON ‘17 PART ONE – TWIZTID

Part One of The Weapon’s New York comic Con 2017 coverage featuring the creators of Source Point Press’ Haunted High-Ons Dirk Manning, Marianna Pescosta, Alessandro Iniko de Fornasari and the boys from Twiztid!

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EPISODE CCLVIII…HAMILTON COMIC CON 2017

Chats include fellow podcasters Ryan’s All Things Geek and Droids Canada, creators Dustin Crocker ( HELL ) Jeff Graham ( Spellbound ) and Nino Vecia ( The Warden’s Call ) as well as Stick To The Story artisan Dave Bennison.

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EPISODE CCLXIII…STAR WARS COLLECTORS SOCIAL

The Jedi Ras was privileged to attend a dinner meet up thrown by the Ontario Star Wars Collectors Alliance : The 43rd Legion along with members of the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club. Chats include Ontario Alliance member/founder Toby Black, Empire State member/founder Thomas Quinn and special guest of honour Gord Warren, production manager of Irwin Toys, Canadian distributor for Kenner from 1976 to 2003.

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EPISODE CCLX…FANEXPO EXTRAVAGANZA 2017 PART TWO

LIVE from Artist’s Alley at FanExpo Canada 2017! Featuring… Gabe Sapienza, Gibson Quarter, Ricky Lima, Andrew Gilbert, Martin “Slam” Duncan, Hello Skywalker, Alex Chung, Jay Fosgitt, Kasey Pierce, David Hayes and SparkleGirl Jen.

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EPISODE CCLIX…FANEXPO EXTRAVAGANZA 2017 Part One

Podcast Detroit presents The Weapon’s coverage of FanExpo Canada 2017 Part One! Featuring Artist Alley conversations with Kevin Brionnes and Paul Limgenco ( Neon Black ) Nino Vecia ( The Warden’s Call ) Malcolm Derikx and Todd Sullivan ( Tommygun Banshee ) Anthony Ruttgaizer ( Heroes of Homeroom C ) Lee Modor ( The Highlander ) and Jay Fosgitt ( Rocket and Groot, My Little Pony) who sits in for our intro to discuss the recent announcement of Boom! studios upcoming release of Bodie Troll!

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EPISODE CCL…KEITH GRACHOW

This weeks guest is Joe Shuster Award nominated artist Keith Grachow. Keith tells his story as we discuss his history, his work for Disney as a digital inker and colourist and his comics work on Arcane Awakening, Polybius Dreams and Saltwater, for which he has been nominated for the Gene Day award for self publishing.

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EPISODE CCXLIX…MADWOMAN WITH A BOX

The Jedi Ras is joined by Bachman and The Other Guy to discuss the reveal of the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whitakker, Spider-Man : Homecoming, and all the Star Wars : The Last Jedi and Avengers : Infinity War news to come out of D23.

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EPISODE CCXLV…MOTOR CITY COMIC CON 2017 PART 3

We close out our Motor City Extravaganza 2017 by diving deep into the trenches of Artist’s Alley. Part 3 features conversations with Source Point Press’s Ben Goldsmith and Keyla Valerio of The Seance Room, Kasey Pierce of Norah and Pieces Of Madness, and Gary Sobek. Dan Dougherty of Touching Evil and Beardo, The El Arto crew with John Marroquin, Aman Aman, Jack Fragg and Erick Gutierrez. Fellow podcasters Dave Patterson of Dave’s Nerd Compendium and Heather Miles of the Pod Bros. network. Comic’s ‘n More owner and podcast host Chris Brown and to finish us off a little bit of the dirkalicious one, Dirk Manning of The Tales of Mr. Rhee and NightmareWorld.

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EPISODE CCXLI…MOTOR CITY COMIC CON 2017 PART ONE

Thus begins The Weapon’s coverage of Motor City Comic Con 2017! In this part one, The Jedi Ras is joined by Drunk On Comics host Tony McKay for a chat with the headmaster of Source Point Press Publishing, Travis McIntire and artist Rob Hogan, followed by a talk with Stan Konopka, the writer of SPP’s latest hit, The Rejected.

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EPISODE CCXL…KESSLE RUN FREE COMIC BOOK DAY TOUR

The Jedi Ras embarks on a journey across the 905 to visit three local shops for Free Comic Book Day. First up is Altered States Comics in Clarkson Village and a chat with Stephany Lein and Craig Ferguson, followed by a jaunt over to Comic Connection Oakville for a talk with the mighty uncooth one, Mike Rooth. The journey comes to a close at Gotham Central Comics and Collectables with conversations featuring The Heroes of The World, Aaron Broverman, Paul Miranda, Gibson Quarter and Jason Fabok! And all in under 12 parsecs!

Support your LCS’s! Support brick and mortar!

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EPISODE CCXXXIX…STAR WARS DAY WITH SAM NOIR

Writer Sam Noir sits in to regale us with tales of his adventure at this years’ Celebration and Run For The Dark Side. We also dive deep in to Legends, The Last Jedi, Rebels and much much more. This episode was recorded at Altered States Comics in Clarkson, On.

May the Fourth be with you!

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EPISODE CCXXXVIII…STAN KONOPKA

This week’s guest is writer Stan Konopka. We discuss his new graphic novel The Rejected coming soon from Source Point Press and premiering at Motor City Comic Con and his role as the comics coordinator for The Great Philadelphia Comic Con.

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EPISODE CCXXXVI…STAR WARS : A NEW HOPE TO ROGUE ONE LIVE PANEL

The Jedi Ras hosts a LIVE panel from the Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017 featuring John Morton ( Dak Ralter ), Alan Harris ( Bossk ), David Ankrum ( voice of Wedge Antilles ) and Angus MacInnes( Gold Leader ).

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EPISODE CCXXXV…TORONTO COMIC CON 2017 PART 2

This episode features memorializations of Bernie Wrightson from Shay Hahn and Mike Rooth and an extended con chat with DC/Marvel/Dark Horse veteran Dave Ross. We discuss his new book Freehand Figure Drawing For Illustrators.

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EPISODE CCXXXIV…TORONTO COMIC CON 2017 PART ONE

Straight from the trenches, deep within the heart of Artist’s Alley, The Jedi Ras brings you the best in comic con guerilla pod tactics LIVE from Toronto Comic Con 2017. In this Part One of a two part special are conversations featuring Steven Andrews of The Toronto Comics Anthology, Travis Macintire and Kasey Pierce of Source Point Press, Shane Heron and Ricky Lima of The Black Hole Hunters Club with a cameo from Rossi Gifford, Jason Loo, Keith Grachow, Stephany Lein and Sam Noir.

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EPISODE CCXXXIII…TORONTO COMICS : YONGE AT HEART

This week we celebrate the kickstarter for Vol 4 of the Toronto Comics Anthology, Yonge At Heart,  by sitting down and chatting with contributors Aaron Feldman ( editor/writer ) Jeff Estrella (writer ) and Shawn Daley ( artist ) LIVE from The Sidekick comic cafe. We also engage in some Star Wars conversation ( of course ) and trade some theories about The Last Jedi.

Please visit the kickstarter today to pledge and support T.O.Comics!

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Special presentation…The Trump Talk

On this special episode The Jedi Ras chats with podcaster and Trump supporter Jimmy McKnight about the hostilities and controversay that is Trumps’ America. Jimmy opens up about his hopes and fears and explains the reasoning behind his support for President Trump.

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EPISODE CCXXXI…TORONTO COMICS SOCIAL

Another fine afternoon at The Sidekick Comic Cafe for this instalment of the Toronto Comic Anthology’s Sunday Social. This episode features an update on the Heroes of Homeroom C kickstarter from Anthony Ruttgaizer, a chat with fellower podcaster Aaron broverman of Speech Bubble and Allison O’toole, lead editor for The Toronto Comics Anthology.

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EPISODE CCXXIX…NIAGARA ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

The Jedi Ras ventures ’round the Golden Horseshoe to check out The Geekery pub in Niagara Falls for the Niagara Artist Spotlight. Featured chats include Marvin Law, Sam Noir and Graham Misiurak.

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EPISODE CCXXVIII…AGENT JAY NUGENT

This week I chat with the guitarist for legendary NYC Ska band, The Slackers. The Slackers have been around for 25 years now and Jay and I discuss that history, how he came to join the band, the history of modern ska, the band’s relentless touring schedule and much more.

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EPISODE CCXXVII…FROSTCON

Conversations from FrostCon 2017 featuring Dan The Italian Jedi ( Droids Canada ) Cosplayer Dr. Stevil, podcasters We Got The Geek and artists Stephany Lein, Nino Vecia and Alfonso Espinos with an appearance by SuperGirl.

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EPISODE CCXXVI…ANTHONY RUTTGAIZER

This weeks’s guest is Toronto comic book writer, Alpha 1 wrestling commentator, host of The Handsome Genius Club podcast and Lego enthusiast Anthony Ruttgaizer.

Music courtesy of Fresh Hats, Tight Beats. Visit their kickstarter now and support the new album, More To The Story.

Also check out the kickstarter for the new extended edition of Pieces of Madness by Kasey Pierce.

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