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A Touch of Class
June 30th, 2006, 35 min.
This week I'm bringing you a cozy chat with Patrick Fillion, the Canadian force of nature behind Class Comics, probably the biggest name in gay comics erotica today. Patrick has been drawing the adventures of Camili-Cat, The Guardians of the Cube, Naked Justice and lots more for the past several years, and is currently expanding his enterprise to include other artists, both new and established. Class Comics' latest partnership is with sizzling French artist Logan, whose new Class books Porky and The Pornomicon were released recently.
(I played three Annie Lennox songs in this episode. She's Patrick's favorite!)
June 9th, 2006, 36 min.
I took a trip to Alternative Press Expo in April, like I do every year, and soaked up all the gay comics goodness I could. While I was there, I chatted with Justin Hall, creator of True Travel Tales and co-creator of the brand-new porn anthology Hard to Swallow Comics, and Chuck McKinney, creator of the online comic From the Cellar. (By the way, Justin curated a show at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco and it's on display until June 25th! Check it out!)
(I played two songs from recent Advocate magazine coverboys Dangerous Muse. They sound awfully gay, don't they?)
October 28th, 2005, 26 min.
Join me as I take you on an audio journey to the Stumptown Comics Fest, which happened at the beginning of this month in Portland Oregon. I'll talk with folks who might be familiar to Prism Comics fans: Erika Moen, David Kelly and Kris Dresen. I also met up with newcomers Andrew Klaus and Taylor Vineyard, who do a comic called Godless. Plus, a little audio check-in with half of the duo who did the closing theme music, Pete Sturman.
(The music you hear throughout this episode is Andrew Klaus' band Souhado.)
October 21st, 2005, 43 min.
At long last, the interview I've been talking about for a long time now. Yes, it exists! I sat down with Tim Fish, the creator of Young Bottoms in Love and Cavalcade of Boys to talk about how he got started in comics, what he's doing now and what he'll be doing in the future. We'll talk about "mainstream" comics, building an audience for your work, and a whole heck of a lot more.
(Our halftime music is another Canadian, Rufus Wainwright, with "I Don't Know What It Is" from his album Want One. What's with me and the Canadians?)
The Anticipation Builds…
September 23rd, 2005, 57 min.
A very special double-length Superfag Radio, featuring the six applicants for the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant! Join Zan as he chats with these six talented folks about how they found out about the grant, their comics work, their plans for the future, and a whole lot of other stuff.
(Sprinkled throughout the interviews are songs from Canadian songster Hawksley Workman's album Lover/Fighter.)
September 9th, 2005, 34 min.
Sorry for the absence, folks! Your ever-lovin' brown-eyed host has been all around the world: Chicago, Berlin, Amsterdam… I haven't been just seeing the sights, though. I did happen to bring a portable recorder and record interviews in Chicago, at Chicago Comics for this week, and (by popular demand) an extended chat with Tim Fish that will be airing over the next two weeks.
(You'll hear some of "Welcome to Chicago, Motherfucker" by local heroes Kill Hannah in this show… they're the skinniest, girliest, nerdiest, gothiest boy band ever! Needless to say, I like all of that.)
Music to Your Eyes
August 5th, 2005, 36 min.
Superfag Radio rocks out with two comics creators who are also in bands. Surf rock bands. First we pay a call on Craig Bostick, creator of Go-Go Girl and talk about his band Spoilsport. Then we'll hear from Gina Kamentsky, creator of T-Gina, about the wide variety of creative work she's up to, and her bands The Fritters and The Undertows.
(It goes without saying, but check out Spoilsport and The Undertows online. The Fritters don't seem to have their own site?)
Comic-Con 2005, Part II
July 29th, 2005, 34 min.
More delicious audio treats from my trip to Comic-Con two weekends ago. We'll spend a half hour talking to Eric Shanower of Hungry Tiger Press and creator of Age of Bronze for Image Comics… completely nude! Also sci-fi fantasy comics newcomer Sean-Z talking about his new book Myth, which debuted earlier this year.
(Rufus Wainwright rocks, and his song "California" appears briefly in this show.)
Comic-Con 2005, Part I
July 22nd, 2005, 30 min.
On the very first Superfag Radio, host Charles "Zan" Christensen talks to some talented folks at Comic-Con 2005, which wrapped up this past Sunday in San Diego. Greg Rucka talks about film directors making the leap to comics, Ivan Velez, Jr. talks about revisiting his first comics project after 20 years, Phil Jimenez explores the big picture behind his series Otherworld, and Theo Bain and Jack Lawrence talk about outing and air travel.
(I play a Magnetic Fields song during the show. Buy all their albums.)
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