About This Show
The podcast that goes one-on-one with the writers, artists, retailers, publishers, critics and journalists inside the Toronto comic book scene.
Aaron Broverman has been collecting comics in earnest since 1995 and has been a fixture of the Toronto comic scene since 2003. He was there when big name artists for Marvel, DC and Image were selling their independent comics in artist alley at local Toronto conventions. Now, he hopes to use his interview skills as a professional journalist for NOW Magazine, BlogTO, Huffington Post, Vice and Yahoo to bring his connections in the local comic scene right to your ear for some in-depth, candid conversations on all things comic book.Read more »
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This time we're blessed to have a cartoonist laureate on the show. Fom Burlington, Vermont best known for his daily autobiographical strips between 1998-2012 called American Elf. He also publishes the superhero frathouse comedy Super F*ckers which was adapted into a cartoon on the online channel Cartoon Hangover. He has also created Monkey vs. Robot and a number of other comic series for kids, including Dragon Puncher and the Johnny Boo series. He's also a darling of college radio fronting his own alternative punk band James Kochalka Superstar. Aaron caught up to him at The Toronto Cartoon Art Festival TCAF where he debuted the latest Johnny Boo, Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer and Mechaboys - a NSFW comic featuring two teenage boys who plot to kill everyone in their school with a mechsuit.
In an extremely candid interview, Kochalka reveals that as teens, he and his friends used to be those kids, fantasizing about killing everyone in the sleepy, dead-end town they grew up in. James also talks about how his childhood anxiety meant only rediscovering superhero comics in his 40s and throws down the gauntlet to any kid who thinks they can make up a better kids comic than he can. Plus, if Ben and Jerry are listening to this, we want to know which one of you gave James a hug.
Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer:
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