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Episode 406 - Back in the U.S.A.!

Reviews: Astonishing X-Men #50, Dancer #1, Epic Kill #1, Hardcore Pilot Season #1, Mind MGMT #1

Jimmy is back home in NYC and is joined by old pal/former guest co-host Matt Brick.  Jimmy's having back issues but still was able to check out some great videos like the new Primus "Lee Van Cleef", Greg Pak's new Pakcast and the ECCC Star Wars Radio Play with big names in the voice over world like Rob Paulsen, Billy West and Tara Strong. Plus, they give congrats to good friends Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger on their recent engagement! News includes: a Fables Con is teased, hearing impaired kid inspires Marvel, NYCC officially merges with NYAF, body painted topless girls get kicked out of Motor City Con and a possible zombie attack in Florida. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

TUNE IN FRIDAY FOR A SPECIAL "CONVERSATION WITH FRANKIE BOYLE" FROM KAPOW CON! 

Direct download: CNI406.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Episode 405 - More Kapow Con: SelfMadeHero Edition!

Jimmy is still in London at the SelfMadeHero offices and publisher Emma Hayley hangs around to co-host this SMH special! Great intereviews at Kapow Con with SMH creators Kate Brown, JAKe, Will Bingley, Anthony Hope-Smith,  I.N.J. Culbard, and editor Dan Lockwood. Emma also gives us a brief history of SMH and what's available in the UK and on its way to the US! Really great graphic novels coming from them so be sure to check it all out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI405.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

Episode 404 - Kapow Comic Con w/ Mark Millar, Jonathan Ross, John McCrea, Gary Erskine and more!

Jimmy covered the Kapow Comic Con in London last weekend and got tons of great interviews with the likes of Mark Millar, Jonathan Ross, John McCrea, Gary Erskine, Dave Barris, Emily Lockwood,  Scott Mackay (Electric Man), Gemma Bedea, Lee Fenton Wilkinson (Afroella), Neil Gibson (Twisted Dark),  Rasheed, Tayo Olarewaju (Mister Who), Steve Tanner (Time Bomb Comics)! He recorded the show with Self Made Hero publisher Emma Hayley in their posh offices. Since there was such massive coverage, he threw the format show out the window and just did a big Kapow recap with interviews. So no news, reviews, Top 3 or feedback. Fret not, regular format will return next week! And if you want to read the recap complete with pictures, go read it here. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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TUNE IN FRIDAY FOR ANOTHER KAPOW CON PODCAST! This one is a Self Made Hero special. Jimmy got so many great interviews from numerous creators/editors at the SMH booth at Kapow. So get to downloading it when it's out to hear Kate Brown, JAKe, I.N.J. Culbard, Anthony Hope Smith, Will Bingley, and Dan Lockwood. SMH publisher Emma Hayley stayed on to help Jimmy record this podcast in the SMH offices. Don't miss it! 

Direct download: CNI404.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Jimmy got even more interviews at Bristol Expo last weekend! He stayed with cartoonist Jamie Smart for a few days and they recorded this episode to bring you these interviews with Al Ewing, Val Kapadai, Richard Worth/Jordan Collver, Mark Penman/Andrew Tunney and Sam Gardner/Jake Rowlinson! He also caught up with Jamie to see what he's been working on as well.  Lots of great comics to be heard about! Possible Judge Dredd spoilers in the Al Ewing interview. Jimmy continues his UK tour and is covering Kapow Con this weekend so rest assured there'll be plenty coverage/interviews from there! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI403.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Episode 402 - Bristol Expo/CamCon Recaps w/ Becky Cloonan, Emma Vieceli, Sonia Leong & Morag Lewis

Reviews: Fury MAX #1, Mind The Gap #1, Rex Zombie Killer One Shot, Trio #1 

Jimmy is in the UK covering Bristol Expo and Kapow Con for about 12 days! He recorded this episode in Cambridge at lovely host Emma Vieceli's house along with fellow traveling Yank Becky Cloonan and UK comic creators Sonia Leong and Morag Lewis. It's a recap of Bristol Expo in Bristol which Jimmy attended and CamCon in Cambridge which Emma, Sonia and Morag attended. You can also read Jimmy's recap here (and follow his UK adventures on his website). No news but lots of interviews and recap love! Jimmy got tons of great interviews at Bristol. So many that there will be an extra show on Saturday so you can hear them all. In this show, you'll hear: Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby, Gavin Mitchell, PJ Montgomery, Joe Glass, Dani Abram, Jennie Gyllblad, Corey Brotherson, Yomi Ayeni, Harry Markos and Joel Meadows! Phew! Lots of great UK creators to be heard. Jimmy's heading off to Kapow Con this weekend in London so expect more great interviews and news! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI402.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

Episode 401 - CNI Assemble! MoCCA/TCAF Recaps!

Reviews: Earth Two #1, Smallville Season 11 #1, Worlds Finest Vol 3 #1, The Avengers film

Still recovering from the epic 400th episode last week, Jimmy flies solo to bring you a MoCCA recap and lots of reviews! He gives out his thanks for all the episode 400 love, thoughts on Free Comic Book Day, more Stated Magazine interviews released (Natali MorrisLive Prude Girls), being part of a piece in The Awl, and sadly remembers Maurice Sendak and Adam Yauch. No news as he reviews many of the books he picked up at MoCCA and goes over the awesomeness of the festival. Also, The Beat's Heidi MacDonald leaves a message on the hotline to give her TCAF recap. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI401.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54am EDT

Episode 400! Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan, Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios & "Alan Moore"!

It's the epic 400th episode recording! Recorded live at Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan. Jimmy is joined by frequent co-hosts Kevin Conn, Grace Helbig and Jon Hoche! Producer Joe is on the mixer/tech and made sure everything ran smoothly. So many great guests joined in the fun including Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan,  Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios and "Alan Moore" even showed up. There was news, reviews, songs and all sorts of silliness. And oh yes...we drank! Thanks to Kasha  for photography, Brad for video, Producer Joe for producing, and to Beth and Josh at Hourglass for putting up with us. Also, a big thanks to show sponsors Heidi MacDonald of The Beat and Ryan Swearingen of Stated Magazine for chatting with us for  a few minutes as well. CNI and The Beat had a big announcement too! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI400.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT