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Episode 541 - Sina Grace Burns the Orphanage!

Reviews: MPH #1, Nailbiter #1, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jimmy is joined in studio by cartoonist Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed). They haven't seen one another since NYCC in October and had A LOT to catch up on! It's a lengthy episode but chock full of informative and fun Sina Grace goodness. They chat about the Hannibal Season 2 finale and serendipitously meeting famous folks. In the official interview section with Sina, they talk about Burn the Orphanage, Not My Bag, Self-Obsessed, Li'l Depressed Boy, his time working in a comic shop, when he was a Top Cow intern, their mutual love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. News includes: Edgar Wright departs Ant-Man, bone marrow drive for Seth Kushner and the Hang Dai Studios signing, March: Book One becomes the first graphic novel to win the RFK Book Award, Battle Royale continues in manga one-shot and a man sues a stripper for his Harry Potter DVDs. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI541.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Episode 540 - TCAF: Sports vs Comics Panel w/ Wai Au/Box Brown/Reinhard Kleist/Jesse Lonergan

Jimmy flies solo to bring you his final TCAF (The Toronto Comic Arts Festival) interviews. This is the panel he did called Sports vs Comics with Wai Au (FujoSports!), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer) and Jesse Lonergan (All Star). We chat about their sports comics, why sports comics aren't as popular in North America, sports they played, other sports they'd like to make a comic about and more!  Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI540.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Episode 539 - More TCAF w/ Box Brown/Eric Kim/Jesse Lonergan/Rebecca Scoble & Lianne Sentar

Reviews: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1, Justice League United #1, The New 52: Futures End, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale, Arrow finale, Once Upon A Time finale, Warehouse 13 series finale, Godzilla

Jimmy flies solo this week so as not to make the episode too long. He forgets how long winded he is so the episode will still be LONG. Thanks to Producer Joe for the editing magic. However, it's chock full of more TCAF (The Toronto Comic Arts Festival) goodness! Interviews with Box Brown, Eric Kim, Jesse Lonergan, and Rebecca Scoble/Lianne Sentar. News includes: DC to launch weekly digital first Wonder Woman series, Dynamite Entertainment announces new titles including Bob's Burgers, Captain Victory, Terminal Hero and Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880, John Layman/Rob Guillory's Chew coming to tabletop games, and Lumberjanes is going to a full series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back Friday for the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated with Wai Au, Box Brown, Reinhard Kleist and Jesse Lonergan! 

Direct download: CNI539.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

Episode 538 - TCAF Spotlight on Reinhard Kleist!

Producer Joe sits in again with Jimmy to intro/outro this awesome spotlight panel with German cartoonist Reinhard Kleist. Jimmy moderated the panel at TCAF and they chatted about Reinhard's career from the beginning up to his hit graphic novel Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness to his current work The Boxer. Reinhard has had a fascinating career and you'll want to hear all about it! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back next week for even more TCAF interviews with Jesse Lonergan (All Star), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Sparkler Monthly) and the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated. 

Direct download: CNI538.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:51am EDT

Episode 537 - TCAF Lunch with Becky Cloonan and Renee Nault!

Producer Joe joins Jimmy to intro/outro this great lunch interview Jimmy did at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) with Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Batman) and Renee Nault (Witchling). What started as just a quick recap of the show turned into a great conversation about self publishing, advice for tabling at a convention, upcoming work and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in Sunday for another special podcast! It's the spotlight panel that Jimmy moderated with German cartoonist Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer, Cash: I See A Darkness). He's a talented, smart and funny man with a great career. Hear them discuss it all! 

Then come back next week for even more TCAF interviews with Jesse Lonergan (All Star), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Sparkler Monthly) and the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated. 

Direct download: CNI537.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Episode 536 - TCAF w/ Darwyn Cooke/Nicholas Gurewitch/Kazu Kibuishi/Mike Maihack/Renee Nault

Producer Joe joins Jimmy to discuss their recent jaunt to The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) in Toronto. They give their recap and thoughts on the terrific show. Such a great time! Thanks to everyone involved for such a well run and fun festival. Great interviews included in this podcast are with Darwyn Cooke (Parker), Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Renee Nault (Witchling). News includes: 3 DC titles (iZombie, FlashConstantine) picked up for TV runs, Marvel's Agent Carter is coming to TV as well with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting a second season pick up, More Marvel films from Fox including X-Force, Gambit and Deadpool, Usagi Yojimbo returns with a sci-fi twist, the Finger family is not okay with DC Comics, and the smallest comic might be in your hair. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in later this week for some special podcasts! First up on Friday is a lunch interview with Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Batman) and Renee Nault (Witchling). Started out as just a recap and turned into a wonderful conversation about self publishing, advice for tabling at a show, and some of their upcoming projects. Then on Sunday, we'll release the spotlight panel that Jimmy moderated with German cartoonist Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer, Cash: I See A Darkness). He's a talented, smart and funny man with a great career. Hear them discuss it all! 

Then come back next week for even more TCAF interviews with Jesse Lonergan (All Star), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Sparkler Monthly) and the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated. 

Direct download: CNI536.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

Comic News Insider Episode 535 - TCAFfeinated!

Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #1, Battlestar Galactica Six #1, Dexters Laboratory Vol 2 #1, Southern Bastards #1, V-Wars #1, Vertigo Quarterly Cyan #1, Amazing Spider-Man 2

Producer Joe joins Jimmy in studio to talk about their upcoming trip to The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).  Jimmy will be moderating 2 panels (info below) and they both will be conducting many an interview. They pay tribute to their friend Jamie Dallessandro and send love to his family/friends. We lost one of the best of us. The guys go on to chat about Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars Day, Fox canceling Being Human, the CBR forum revamp, the ET video game cartridge dump and Jimmy makes up a new gaming company called Atario. News includes: Star Wars VII cast revealed, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Superheroes announced, SyFy developing comic book based shows, Yahoo developing sci-fi comedy, 11th Doctor gets terminated, Carlton Cuse remaking The Returned, and Kevin Smith gets Krampus for Christmas. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy's TCAF Panels

I'll be moderating a couple of panels at TCAF this weekend. Come on by and check them out! 
 
Sports Vs. Comic Books: Making Peace Between Schoolyard Enemies 
Jocks Vs. Nerds is an engrained trope, but times have thankfully changed. The North American comics industry is catching up to its European and Japanese compatriots, realizing that blending popular sporting events with comics and graphic novels goes together like peanut butter and chocolate, and the result are great comics that appeal to an entirely new artist. Join authors Box Brown (Andre The Giant), Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer), Wai Au (Fujosports), and Jesse Lonergan (All-Star) for a spirited discussion of this emerging genre of comics! 
@ The Pilot Saturday, May 10 11am-12pm
 
Spotlight: Reinhard Kleist
This would be a feature interview with Kleist about his work and career, with a special focus on The Boxer, which is debuting in English at the festival.
@The Marriott 50 Saturday, May 10 12pm-1:15pm
Direct download: CNI535.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am EDT