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Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen's comic NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E., and why it is a perfect example of everything that is right and good with superhero comics.

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

By Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

This episode also featured music by:

Thunder Thighs

NEXTWAVE!!!

Direct download: Jared_And_Steve_Like_Nextwave.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:45 PM

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about the reigning monarch of memoir comics, Alison Bechdel's FUN HOME.

Fun Home

By Alison Bechdel

This episode also featured music by:

FantasiesMetric
"Gimme Sympathy" (mp3)
from "Fantasies"
(Arts & Crafts Mexico)

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Direct download: Jared_And_Steve_Like_Fun_Home.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30 PM

Secret Lair overlord Chris Miller interviews me about FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY, the upcoming graphic novel and how much you owe your comunity.

In addition, we are still accepting emails for the free autographed mini-comics. All you have to do is send your address to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com, and you'll be entered to win! The costume contest is still going on, so send a picture of yourself in your Amperstamian finest to win original art by Steve Walker himself!

Direct download: Secret_Lair_0047.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04 PM

Steve and I spent last weekend at New York Comic Con, meeting longtime fans and creating new ones. We sold a huge bunch of mini comics at the con, and now want to give you a chance at getting a signed copy of your very own. Just email your mailing address to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com with "Mini Comic" in the subject line before December 1st, and you'll be elligible to win one of 10 autographed copies of the mini comic!

At NYCC, Steve and I were so blown away by Liza James amazing representation of Ashe, that we wanted to see more of the characters in the flesh. To that end, we are having the first Fables of the Flying City Costume Contest. Just send a photo fo yourself in your Amperstamian finest to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com, with "Costume Contest" in the subject and your mailing adress and who your dressed up as in the body. All contest entries will be posted on the Fables of the Flying City Facebook page (unless you tell us not to). Steve and I will pick the winner on December 1st. The winning prize is the original art of the cover of the mini-comic, a fine peice of draftsmanship, indeed.

Thank you, everyone who came by the table at NYCC, everyone who is just now discovering us becuase of the table at NYCC, and all of you who have supported from the begining.

Direct download: Back_From_NYCC...With_Contests.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03 AM

Specifically, SPX and New York Comic Con (though MoCCA, Dragon*Con and Baltimore Comic-Con get some love, too). 

We'll be at NYCC, rockin' table L5 in artist alley--it'll be the one with the giant "Fables of the Flying City" banner) where Steve will be showing off his amazing artwork and Jared will be on a panel with Tee Morris, among others, at 9pm on Friday.

This episode features music by:

Come SaturdayThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
"Come Saturday" (mp3)
from "Come Saturday"
(Slumberland Records)

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Direct download: Jared_And_Steve_Like_Comic_Conventions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48 AM

Here's the audio for the Pitch Worshop I moderated at Balticon. I like to believe the audience got something out of the workshop beyond my tendancy to grandstand.

Eric Kimball, Scott Roche  and Brent Weichsel gave some great points, and we did managed to address everyone who showed up.

Direct download: Balticon_Pitch_Workshop.mp3
Category:Interlude -- posted at: 6:32 PM

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about a noir mystery with talking animals, the gorgeously illustrated BLACKSAD.

Blacksad
Blacksad

By Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

This episode also featured music by:

Muddy Waters
"Mannish Boy" (mp3)
from "The Lost Tapes"
(Blind Pig Records)

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Direct download: Jared__Steve_Like_BLACKSAD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33 PM

The full audio of the Flying City Circus panel at Balticon! Featuring the begining of FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY Book 2, "The Mouths of the Dead," a prize giveaway, and a spirited question and answer session. The questions are very faint, but I think my answers can give you an idea of what the questions were.

Congradulations to Hugh O'Donnell winning his name in Book 2 and J.C. Hutchins for winning what is so far the only printing of Book 1.

Special thanks to Balticon and to Paul Fischer, Czar of the Balticon New Media track.

Direct download: Flying_City_Circus_At_Balticon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50 PM

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about one of the true graphic novel classics of the past few years.

Asterios Polyp

Asterios Polyp
By David Mazzucchelli

This episode also featured music by:

The Thermals
"A Pillar of Salt" (mp3)
from "LIVE [at the Echoplex - December 7th, 2007]"
(Spaceland Recordings)

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Direct download: 01_Jared__Steve_Like_ASTERIOS_POLYP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:47 AM

A bit of an update about the future of the Fables of the Flying City series, along with news about the graphic novel, the Battle Of Blood And Ink.

Direct download: Interlude.mp3
Category:Interlude -- posted at: 3:16 PM