Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pop Sequentialism is now podcasting as Pod Sequentialism!
It's been a long time since the last update, but that's because this return post has been nearly a year in the making: The blog has become a weekly podcast with new episodes every Sunday! I welcome you to Pod Sequentialism!

Part of my blog silence has been due to a long-overdue overhaul of the Pop Sequentialism website–which is still in process, but should be done before the New Year. We'll also be moving the blog over to tumblr which will be a seamless transfer, resulting in no loss of past posts and much easier share and subscriber capability.

The podcast started as a suggestion from my old friend Gaston Dominguez, proprietor of Meltdown Comics, whose prior partnership with Nerdist helped yield the weekly comedy show Nerdmelt. Our friendship goes back to 1991, when we were co-workers at Fantastic Store Comics (RIP) on Highland, which was a filming location for the Quentin Tarantino scripted True Romance.

The Art of Brendan McCarthy
It was back then that we started buying and reselling original comic book art directly from artists, and in partnership with other prominent collectors turned professionals, like Glenn Danzig, Scott Dunbier, and Scott Eder. The first comic book from which we bought all the interior pages was Shade the Changing Man #22, which was the only issue completely penciled by regular cover artist (and two-time Eisner nominee) Brendan McCarthy. I held onto the last page of the issue, which was featured in the Pop Sequentialism book and exhibited in the first Pop Sequentialism show. I knew that Brendan was going to be one of the first people I'd ask to be on the podcast, and as it happens he was the very first guest.

The timing couldn't have been better. Mad Max: Fury Road, based on Brendan's screenplay had just opened in theaters, and continues to get rave reviews from critics, fans and industry professionals alike. From Freakwave to Fury Road, Brendan McCarthy has been on the cutting edge of comics, art, and entertainment since punk rock was in diapers. On Episode #01 of Pod Sequentialism, we talk about Mad Max, Vertigo, and Thatcher's England–and how thalidomide babies influenced the zeitgeist.

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