SILENCE! #20

July 4th, 2012

YOU HEAR SOMETHING GOING ON UP THERE BOY? LIKE…LIKE SOMEONE ON A RAMPAGE?!!

BACK FROM WEDDING! The boys aren’t stopping. They’re certainly not letting anything like a marriage get in the way…it’s Marry Lactus and the Best Beast in SILENCE! no.20!!!!!!!!! (+!!!!)

After a joyous second ode to Journey Into Mystery from The Beast they slip slide their way into the SILENCE! news discussing George Perez‘ exit from Superman, and the pressures of existing inside an ill-thought out confusing continuity (JUST LIKE OUR WORLD, RIGHT LISTENERS!!!??!!) They also talk a bit about Edgar Wright’s possibly upcoming Ant Man movie.

Next up in this comics-wedding banquet the two froth audibly in a rambling appreciation of the astounding Prophet no.26 from Brandon Graham, talk up the Taliastic Batman Inc from Sir Grant, do aural hi-5′s about Peter Bagge’s Reset, get a bit cross about the crossover strangulation of Wolverine and the X-Pants, digest some Resident Alien from Hogan and Parkhouse, mention Spaceman and get totally waylaid in a discussion of nipples in superhero comics. Fatale exists still, Scalped is appreciated, X-Men Legacy is not, FF is a thing that makes the pair discuss the actual location of made up country Wakanda. They also talk about Gilbert Hernandez’ Fatima: The Blood Spinners and Gilbert in general.

Just a bit of room for a heads up about two web comics from Warren Pleece (http://albyfiggs.wordpress.com/)and Simon Roy (http://studygroupcomics.com/main/2012/07/barfight-by-simon-roy/), and then it’s off to bed (not before a bit of aggressive listener-baiting from the tired pair). Oh yeah and the Beast begs for money to go to see Spiderman in a moment of high morality.

Yay!

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SILENCE! podcast #1

February 8th, 2012

BRAND NEW!!!!!!

It’s the great new Skype chat show where The Beast Must Die and Gary Lactus talk to each other! About comics no less.

In this episode:

Whilst Lactus floats in his spaceship above the Earth (specifically above Brighton, East Sussex), the Beast is holed up in his brand new luxury swank pad inside a Sentinel’s head. The two Mighty Mindless’ conversation soon turns to comics, and they discuss Steve Ditko’s DC work, Pete Milligan and Brett Ewin’s Bad Company, Fatale, The Twelve, WA2CHMEN (totally psyched!!), and Action Comics amongst others, and in a truly interactive moment The Beast watches the Avengers trailer…LIVE!

Strap yourself in for two bite-size chunks of Mindless Poddery, and then join us back here next week for more. Or throw your headset down in disgust and punch your computer. THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

Try SILENCE! #1 part 1

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Not enough for you? Here’s part 2

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Here’s the latest Cartoon County chat, preserved for you in pod form.  Here we talk to Mark Buford. Mark is the creator of the daily strip, Scary Gary. We had an entertaining talk about the strip and this tough and overlooked branch of  sequential illustration.  Hope you enjoy it!

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Zom’s choice now.  He’s brought along Morning Glories, written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Joe Eisma.

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I bet you wish that you were trapped in a smoky room of grown men taking about this comic.  Well this is the next best thing!


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This time we look at what The Beast Must Die has brought to the table.  Listen with baited ears as we drink more, shout over the top of each other and discuss James Stokoe’s Orc Stain from Image Comics.


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That’s right! It’s Zom’s pick now and he’s chosen Prison Pit Book 2 by Johnny Ryan!!
LET’S ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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For this next bit of our 2010 get-together, Bobsy brought along Clint and Dodgem Logic for The Beast Must Die, Zom, Gary Lactus and Amy Poodle to talk about. This is what it sounded like:

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It’s been a while since we Mindless got together and talked.  Really talked.  Like this:

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Except when we get together there are no ladies and we talk about this:

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So why not listen in as Gary Lactus, Bobsy, Zom, The Beast Must Die and Amy Poodle chat about Thor The Mighty Avenger by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee.

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Back in June, Cartoon County had a visit from Sarah Lightman of the London based graphic narrative creating and reading group Laydeez Do Comics.  It was ascorching hot day and we had the air conditioning on, creating some audio issues.  Still, worth a listen.

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Well sorry, Man Thing, but here we go anyway (click to download).

This week I pleasure myself by tormenting Tymbus with a choose your own adventure comic. An experience not to be missed.

All that and much, much more!…