Thursday, November 17, 2016

How would YOU run the country?


Isra Allison is a grassroots activist looking to channel the intensity of the recent election cycle towards a more responsive government. Her Brand New Congress movement is looking for everyday people like you to run for office in an attempt to have representatives who culturally match their electorate.

If you were shocked, surprised, or motivated by the outcome of the 2016 Election, this episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy might hold the key to our political future!

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Future President Among Them?

I promised a few months ago to maintain this blog, but the reach of other social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) has left me with less time to post quality content here on Blogger than I anticipated.

But the good news is that I get to post a bunch of links to some shows you might have missed!

As I looked back at the ten or so episodes of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy that have aired since I last posted here, I noticed that I've hosted some incredible women and people of color, who are each making their mark in the world on their own terms.

And by the time you read this, my conversation with Brand New Congress activist Isra Allison should also be available for download on iTunes, and streaming on BlogTalkRadio as well as the Meltdown Comics site. It's a great antidote to the election malaise that most of us are still feeling, so check it out.

Meanwhile, here are some links to and preview images of the all the shows currently available since I last updated the blog:

Episode #044: Podcasting Superstar Alexi Wasser!


Episode #045: Ballers Star Carl McDowell


Episode #046: This Girl Paid for Art School by Drawing!


Episode #047: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
About Crypto Currency...But Were Afraid to Ask!


Episode #048: Behind the Scenes at the
Art World's Most Influential Magazine


Episode #049: Two Packs a Week Crossover


Episode #050: Make Your Own Museum!
Behind the Hollywood Sci-Fi & Horror Musuems


Episode #051: Kinda Dating Host Natasha Chandel


Episode #052: Is Steven Yeun the Next Big Action Star?




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Sunday, August 21, 2016

History of the Batman with Londyn


Londyn Jackson is the host of History of the Batman with Londyn, the longest running (and highest rated) podcast on the Meltdown Network.

In a reciprocal turn for Matt’s appearance on her podcast, Londyn reveals her own secret origin and tackles race, gender and the unifying aspect of comics on this very special episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

40 Years of Heavy Metal


Jeff Krelitz is the Co-C.E.O. of Heavy Metal Magazine, which regular listeners will recognize as one of Matt’s all-time favorite publications.

Jeff talks about the history of the magazine and his role in past milestones all the way up to the recent hiring of Grant Morrison as the Editor-in-Chief.

The 40th anniversary of Heavy Metal is a perfect parable on rebirth for the 41st episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy!

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Beat the Geeks!


Marc Edward Heuck is a film archivist and historian, probably best known as the Film Geek on the cult Comedy Central gameshow, Beat the Geeks.

Now writing copy for Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema and the revived Night Flight, Marc shares with Matt the challenges of making a living as a preservationist and the importance of physical media in a digital world.

In a medium full of people who think they know a lot about movies, Marc Heuck is the real deal. Check it out right here on this episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Indie Film Licensing 101 with David Gregory


David Gregory is a veteran of independent film licensing and home video sales. The founder of Severin Films (now celebrating its 10th anniversary), David was also a principal at Blue Undergound, where he directed numerous special feature documentaries and helped establish the gold standard of DVD extras.

His most recent theatrical film, Lost Souls, has been hailed as one of the best films about a film ever made.

On this informative episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy you’ll learn how a film fanatic from Nottingham, England turned his life-long obsession with genre movies into an award-winning career in Hollywood–and you’ll also learn how to follow in his footsteps. So sit back and enjoy Matt and Dave’s Independent Film Licensing master class. All right here on Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

How Will Brexit Impact Comicon?


Brittain's vote to leave the European Union has been all over the news. It's wreaked havoc on world markets in the short-term, but what does that mean to the average comic/toy/cosplay fan?

On this straight-talk episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy you'll learn how Brexit is likely to impact the upcoming convention season.

Don't go to Comicon before you listen to this podcast, as Matt breaks down international currency exchange rates and how they can help you to get the most bang for your buck at SDCC, DCON, and Beyond!

Hear it to believe it all right here on Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy Episode #38 presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Pop Culture Goes Wacko: a Chat with Billy Shire


If San Diego Comicon is the Mecca of Geekdom, then WACKO is the Sistine Chapel of Pop Culture. Often hailed as the "Second Happiest Place on Earth," WACKO is part Santa's Workshop and part Library of Alexandria. The original retail anchor of Melrose Avenue in the 80s, WACKO spawned La Luz de Jesus Gallery and relocated to Los Feliz where it helped to reinvigorate the ultra hip Silverlake neighborhood where it continues to expose the counterculture to the world.

On this week's podcast Matt chats with WACKO founder Billy Shire (called the "Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow" by Juxtapoz Magazine) about how a tiny, family-owned soap shop in Echo Park grew into the epicenter of L.A.'s cultural rebirth. This episode is a genuine slice of L.A. history as told by one the most important yet underrated tastemakers in the world.

Earn your street creed or a trip down memory lane with this episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Party Like It's the Apocalypse!


Wasteland Weekend is a real-life, Mad Max style, experiential mega party. If four days every September in the Mojave desert at the most over-the-top, Road Warrior theme park sounds awesome to you (and let's face it–what doesn't sound awesome about that?) this could be your Valhalla. Matt talks with festival founder Jared Butler about how a voice-over actor from Connecticut turned his fascination with post-apocalyptic pop-culture into the hottest tribal gathering since Burning Man.

Listen to it all on this apocalyptic episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Episode 35: Running the Jewels with Adnohia

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Adnohia is a Japanese jewelry designer based in Pasadena, California. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, which gives her work unique form and structure that combines traditional silversmithing with digital design techniques.

She also happens to be Matt's wife. In a very rare recorded interview, she opens up about making a divergent career choice, depression as both struggle and motivation, and balancing the expectations of an expensive education against following one's bliss.

Sometimes art is a hobby, and sometimes art is a way of life, but in this candid interview of husband and wife, art is a key to self-exploration, self-forgiveness and self-acceptance.  Listen to it all on this in-depth episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy
Adnohia will be bringing a Trunk Show of her latest designs to La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Saturday, June 25th from noon til 5PM. Be sure to stop by and tell her that Matt Kennedy sent you! Click here to preview the collection.
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Monday, June 20, 2016

How to Break into the Art Market

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Art is big business, and the last three decades have seen record breaking prices climb exponentially from $39 million and change for a Vincent Van Gogh painting in 1987 (tripling its previous sales price a mere two years earlier) to $300 million for a Willem de Kooning painting in 2015.

Also appreciating at record pacing is work by living, contemporary artists. In many cases, collectors were able to get early works from these blue chip artists for a few thousand dollars that later became worth millions, and in some cases hundreds of millions.

Have you ever wondered how it's possible to collect art that may some day command such prices? Are you an artist looking to get your work collected?

Matt outlines the protocol for each, and you may be surprised to hear how easy it can be. Listen to it all on this special Art Market speculation episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Getting Familiar with Mark Z. Danielewski

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Mark Z. Danielewski is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, the National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was adapted and performed as a must-see opera.

Mark's latest project is a 27-volume novel, the third installment of which releases this week. Matt caught up with him on the cusp of an expansive North American book tour.

Matt and Mark discuss the challenges of early success, the benefits of rent control, famous siblings, and the daunting responsibilities of changing the reader's experience with The Familiar. Listen to it all on this in-depth episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

Mark Z. Danielewski will be reading from The FamiliarVol 3: Honeysuckle & Pain and signing all of his books at one of our favorite independent book stores: Skylight Books in Los Feliz on Monday, June 20th at 7PM. Be sure to stop by and tell them that Matt Kennedy sent you! Click here to preorder your copy.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Genetics of Superpowers from a Real Science Whistleblower



Dr. DNA is the pseudonym of a credentialed molecular biologist, whose work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Because of the sensitive nature of his research and regulations of disclosure, I am unable to reveal his true identity at this time, but understand that he is real, his information is 100% accurate, and when you hear what he has to say about the state of biochemistry as it relates to Big Pharma, the availability of papers made possible through public funding, and relative ease of identifying the potential for super powers and actively creating a genetically advanced species, you will freak out.  

This week's program is the second attempt to present this topic for the public, after the first recording was mysteriously lost. It's hard to relate just how paranoia inducing it can be to record an entire show that deals with secret medical research and have it all vanish. That unfortunate and unexplained phenomena required us to set up a second call-in appointment, and believe me when I tell you that at certain points in the conversation, my producer, Mason, and I were convinced that some regulatory agency was going to bust into the studio and shut us down.   

It took years and a lot of convincing on my part to get Dr. DNA comfortable enough to discuss even the limited scope of topics we were able to cover here, and I hope at some point in the not too distant future that he will be able to come back on the show and relate the extent of his research to which I am personally aware. In the meantime, please enjoy this podcast on the Genetics of Superpowers, the potential of Crisper, Homeobox genes, and the repercussions of going public with too much information–while it remains unsuppressed. If you've ever wondered whether you'll witness actual super humans in your lifetime, you need to hear this. This is a definite case of Truth being Stranger Than Fiction, and something you will only hear on Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy!

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Monday, May 23, 2016

What's the Museum of Drawing?

Apama Mackey is the director of Houston's Museum of Drawing. Born in Iran and residing in Texas, she's been an important proponent of the contemporary art scene for the past twenty years. 

The Panik Collective is a team of credentialed multi-media artists, whose public art actions are inaugurating the Museum this summer in a show co-curated by Matt.

Matt and Apama discuss the challenges of curating and the joys of community building. If you've ever wondered what it takes to run a museum or take part in a global art collective, this episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by Meltdown Comics might just be your jam! 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Get in the Ring: Behind the Scenes of the WWE

Flashback to Wrestlemania XX
Dan Madigan was a lifelong fan of professional wrestling when a script he wrote got him a meeting with WWE CEO, Vince McMahon. Shortly thereafter he went from staff writer to segment director to helping launch WWE Films. 

Matt and Dan discuss the myths and realities of professional wrestling, from its rural roots to a multi-billion dollar empire that stages 300 events per year for more than 36 million viewers worldwide. Wrestling is too often maligned as a Soap Opera for Morons, but few understand how much work goes into this billion dollar industry, and it's great to get the inside scoop from someone who knows the business from the inside. 

And sometimes it's just fun to listen to a couple of Massholes wax poetic about the glory days of the Boston Garden. 

Dan with Kamala the Ugandan Headhunter

Dan with Mad Dog Vachon

Dan Madigan's Mondo Lucha A Go-Go

No matter what you may think you know about sports entertainment, we guarantee you’ll learn something new in this episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Monday, May 9, 2016

This is how you remake Ghost in the Shell!

The casting of Scarlett Johansson in the new Paramount Pictures live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell has elicited accusations of ‪#‎whitewashing‬ amid other criticisms, so I reached out to the first woman to portray a live-action Kusanagi, Christine Adams, to get an Asian-American point of view.

Christine is a full time model and gamer, cast in the privately funded GITS PROJECT 2501 from director Ash Thorpe, which sought to recreate the opening title sequence from Mamoru Oshii's animated adaptation of Masamune Shirow's manga. Matt and Christine talk about how a modeling career can launch from playing Dungeons & Dragons and the challenges for people of color in the white dominated world of American movies. Listen to it here on this amazing episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

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PROJECT 2501 : HOMAGE TO GHOST IN THE SHELL from Ash Thorp on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Is the Contemporary Art Market Complete Bullsh*t?

Since the 1950s, the chasm between art world academics and the general public has been an ever-expanding bridge too far. With contemporary art works fetching hundreds of millions of dollars at auction, and with celebrity art collectors like Eli and Edyth Broad building private museums exclusively showcasing post-war and contemporary art, public acceptance faces off in a coin toss with complete and utter public outrage. 

What does the future hold for the contemporary art market? Are we on the cusp of another art bubble burst? Is the world art market a high-stakes grift? 

Matt and special guest Shaun Berke answer these questions and more on this special Art Business Report. And what they have to say is sure to ruffle a few feathers!

Check it out on this latest episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Pod Sequentialism has a new BlogTalkRadio page!

It's hard to believe we've already recorded 25 episodes. Some of those shows addressed controversial subjects and Matt thought it would be a good idea to speak to some of the topics (and about the guests) that garnered the most feedback from you, our listeners. 

This also seemed like the perfect time to announce our new BlogTalkRadio page and add the link to the new RSS feed. Don't worry–you can still listen to Pod Sequentialism on the Meltdown homepage and subscribe via iTunes. We've got some incredible guests scheduled in the next few months and Matt will continue talking about the things that other hosts avoid, including dissecting the deals that allow the people we all love and respect to do what they do. 


Thanks for listening and please continue to do so, because the best is still yet to come on this and future episodes of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

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And listen for an extremely rare cameo by Meltdown Blogger Extraordinaire, Melodie Miu!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy #025: Sonny Liew

Sonny Liew is a Malaysian-born artist living in Singapore. The current artist on DC's Dr. Fate, he's worked for both Marvel and Vertigo, and been nominated for an Eisner for his work on Disney's Wonderland. His latest personal opus, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, is a meta-fiction masterpiece that tells the secret history of his Southeast Asia.

Matt and Sonny discuss the challenges facing Asian artists looking to break into American Comics, and the benefit of a degree from the right school, while explaining the groundbreaking story mechanic of Sonny's latest, sure-to-win-awards graphic novel.

Listen to it all on this in-depth episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Rick and Morty (& Ryan Ridley)

Ryan Ridely is a writer and voice-over actor on Rick and Morty. He's had a longtime association with Dan Harmon including writing episodes of Community. If you've ever wondered how to get a job writing a television series, you need to listen to this podcast in which Matt and Ryan talk about surviving and prospering in Harmontown  and being related to J. D. Salinger

Listen to it all on this in-depth episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!


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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mark Todd: When Is Tribute Not Appropriation?

Mark Todd works in Comic Book Iconography

Mark Todd is a fine artist who pays tribute to the greatsJack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, while opening up a conversation about image appropriation. As an instructor at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, he's been a pivotal advocate of fanzines and self-publishing among the next generation of young, California artists.

He's also the patriarch of an art family that includes wife Esther Pearl Watson (of Unloveable fame) and daughter Lili Todd, who by the age of 12 had illustrated an Amy Sedaris book, and by 14 was exhibiting on walls with some of the biggest names in pop surrealism.


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Matt and Kevin Smith Reaveal the Secret Origins of the Joker



Earlier this month, Kevin Smith brought me in to the Smodcast studios to appear on his Fatman on Batman videocast as part of a follow-up to my appearance on the SoundCloud audio podcast to talk about the Jerry Robinson original art pages I acquired that may be evidence–once and for all–that Jerry co-created the Joker in the same time frame that he co-created Robin.

Above is the second part of that interview, where we really get into Jerry's story and I explain how these pages came into my possession. I am eternally grateful, once again, for this opportunity to spread the gospel of Jerry Robinson.  

Kevin Smith has been an amazing supporter, so sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel (here) if you haven't already, and be sure to subscribe to Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy via iTunes here. Please watch, share, and enjoy!

For those of you who will go to see Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, if you stay for the end credits roll, you will see that Jerry Robinson was included in the "Special Thanks" alongside Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. Let's hope this is the first step toward creator credit in the subsequent films!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jim Mahfood

 Jim Mahfood is a comic artist with a fine art pedigree. His graffiti-inspired work on Marvel's Spiderman titles as well as Indie books like Tank Girl and Kevin Smith's Clerks have made him a fan favorite at conventions.

Matt and Jim discuss moving to Hollywood, the impact of personality on success, and the benefits of being a fan of punk and hip-hop.

Listen to it all on this in-depth episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Meltdown Comics!

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And check out this awesome drawing Jim did of himself and Matt. You gotta love this guy!

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Fantastic Life of Matt Kennedy: Kevin Smith's Fat Man on Batman 030 Videocast (Part 1)



A month and a half ago, Kevin Smith brought me in to appear on his Fatman on Batman podcast to talk about the Jerry Robinson original art pages I acquired that may be evidence–once and for all–that Jerry co-created the Joker in the same time frame that he co-created Robin. It was an epic two-and-a-half hour podcast that covered my personal history in pop culture in addition to this amazing, chance discovery.

Immediately after taping, Kevin asked if I wouldn't mind coming back for the video version of the podcast, which I did, and which I've linked here. On that same day, quite by chance, my friends Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne were recording a segment about the video release of their incredible documentary, The Death of Superman Lives. I got to sit in studio while they taped their episode and afterwards we recorded our episode. It was another great experience for which I am eternally grateful.  

Kevin Smith has been an amazing supporter, and I can personally attest that he is even more awesome in person than he is in film, video, and other media. He is just that cool. More than that, he is the real deal. I hope I'll be able to announce here soon that his pilot for Hollyweed (shot at La Luz de Jesus Gallery) has been picked up for series.

This is the first half of a two-part video cast, so when the second part drops, I'll be sure to post it here as well. Be sure to subscribe to Kevin Smith's YouTube channel (here) if you haven't already, and be sure to subscribe to Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy via iTunes here.
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Luke Chueh Bears All

Luke Chueh is an insanely popular contemporary artist. His signature anthropomorphic bear has emblazoned Fall Out Boy albums and merchandise, and his art toy releases inspire lines around the block. Luke opens up about the dark side of art world fame, switching gears mid-career, and how to take your art from three to five digits in six years. 
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Matt on Marvel Movie News!




As most of the Geek-o-sphere is aware, the new Captain America: Civil War trailer dropped Today, and so my friend Matt Key asked me to be on the Marvel Movie News podcast. Great to meet co-host Coy Jandreau and SmoshGames duo Flitz and Matt Raub to string some theories together about recent Spiderman Reboot casting confirmations–like my prediction that Zendaya has been cast as White Tiger. We also wax quixotic about possible plot points in the upcoming Russo Brothers film –Will Tony Stark get the axe instead of Captain America?

Find out by pressing play!

And here's the Venom short film, Truth in Journalism, from the ├╝ber cool fans at Bootleg Universe, as mentioned by Matt Raub in our Marvel Movie News podcast:




Be sure to tune into Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy every Sunday! Last week we interviewed Lucky Nakazawa, and upcoming guests include Luke Chueh and Jim Mahfood!

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Feeling Lucky?

Kiyoshi “Lucky” Nakazawa is a veteran of the zine trade whose origin story is downright inspirational. Matt and Lucky discuss growing up Yonsei, having good mentors, and juggling multiple careers to make ends meet. All on this amazing episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Girls Drawin Girls

In the special Laluzapalooza edition of the Pod Sequentialism podcast, Matt interviews Girls Drawin Girls founder Melody Severns. They discuss starting an international art collective by accident, breaking boundaries with good will, and being on the right side of history–far ahead of most!

Stream it live here: http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/2016/02/29/018-girls-drawin-girls-podsequentialism-podcast/

Or listen on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meltdown-presents-pod-sequentialism/id1050474420?mt=2 (It's Episode #018)


Monday, February 22, 2016

Killing Your Idols

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Tom Neely is the Ignatz Award winning artist of The Blot. His collective, the Igloo Tornado, is behind the best-selling Henry & Glenn project and his Image Comics series The Humans is part of a growing trend away from superhero comics.

Matt and Tom discuss the pros and cons of taking a comic on tour, the differences between freelancing and self-publishing, and what to do when your idol wants to kill you.

If you've ever wondered about the legality of incorporating real people into your art, you'll really want to give this podcast a listen. There may be a fine line between stupid and clever, but there is often an even finer line between celebrity and megalomania. The line that separates each (in both scenarios) is often satire.


This is an interview with Glenn Danzig
Matt and Tom spend a great portion of the program talking about Tom's Henry & Glenn comics, which also entered into the conversation on Matt's appearances on Kevin Smith's Smodcasts. The question about whether or not Henry or Glenn appreciate the Killing Your Idols tenet of punk rock as it applies to them has been a frequent byproduct of any conversation about Tom's (arguably) most famous comic. It is widely reported that Rollins finds it much more entertaining than does Danzig, but in a very interesting series of recent developments Glenn Danzig has appeared on the sitcom Portlandia in a send-up of Goth culture that reveals a pretty gregarious example of self-parody (click here), while simultaneously slamming H&G in Rolling Stone.


As an anecdote to this, I can personally attest to fact that Glenn has a sense of humor–even if it hasn't always pertained to the H&G comics. I've seen him joke around, and it's my opinion that he's very much a fanboy at heart. For whatever reason, he does not see the obvious sit-com charm of the idea that the two most masculine men in Metal/Punk would be involved in a Tom of Finland scenario. One can only wonder of the backlash that might have followed if the Igloo Tornado guys were all Manowar fans.

Rollins has said in public that he is amused by all of this, but I was told (by a source who shall remain nameless) that coverage for our exhibition of the Art of Henry & Glenn was denied at the newspaper that carries Henry's column because they didn't want to "ruffle any feathers." This is a newspaper that routinely takes on City Hall, but its editors were adverse to granting coverage to a satirical art show about one of their freelance columnists. Ouch!

Anyhow, you can enjoy all this and more in the latest, exciting episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy, Presented by Meltdown Comics & La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

Stream it here: www.meltcomics.com
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And check out Tom's comic, The Humans!