On this episode I talk to my friend Jared K. Fletcher. He’s a letterer in the comics’ industry getting his start on staff at DC Comics years ago. He’s worked on many comics and a lot of modern classics like DC: The New Frontier, Batman Year 100 and new stuff like Southern Bastards at Image. He’s also an accomplished designer designing a lot of the modern logos for Marvel Comics hot titles. We talk about a lot of our thoughts on the business of comics and the mind state of the people within it. We then trail off on talks about Akira Toriyama and Legos.
This episode features a conversation with Jamila Rowser better known online as Girl Gone Geek. She’s a blogger, writer and panelist on comics and pop culture. She has the blog GirlGoneGeekblog.com and also one of the founders of Geek Girl brunch. Jamila and I talk about a lot of things this episode from race and current events to movies and josei manga.
For a long time Studio Ghibli has been making some of the best films in the world. Animated of not, before there was even a Pixar, Ghibli was crafting films that were far and above what people in states were used to in a animated feature. Fully realized worlds and lush beautiful hand drawn animation bring the world of The Borrowers to life in The Secret World of Arrietty. Like plenty of their earlier films they take themes and stories you might be used to and find a interesting and new way to tell their version of the story.
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