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Join married couple Brad and Lisa as they explore the various dynamics of comic book relationships throughout pop culture and publishing history.

Comic Book Couples Counseling Podcast Brad & Lisa Gullickson

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Join married couple Brad and Lisa as they explore the various dynamics of comic book relationships throughout pop culture and publishing history.

    Creator Corner: Attack Peter & The Walking Dead: Last Mile

    Creator Corner: Attack Peter & The Walking Dead: Last Mile

    We conclude our San Diego Comic-Con International coverage with a massive Skybound Entertainment celebration. In part one of this week's episode, we're joined by Attack Peter, the master artist and Kaiju-wrangler, who nearly brought the house down during the Up From the Depth's: Toho's Godzilla panel. His new, titanic creation Takoro: The Last Dorok is on the verge of worldwide domination, and we already want all the toys even before his Kickstarter campaign has launched.

    In this episode's second half, we chat with the crew (Jacob Navok, Jessica Woodard, and Mike Rogers) and hosts (Felicia Day and Yvette Nicole Brown) behind The Walking Dead: Last Mile, the massively interactive live event which recently launched on Facebook. Our conversation dives immediately into the philosophical and societal anxiety fueling this latest chapter in The Walking Dead franchise. It's the kind of conversation you could only have on Comic Book Couples Counseling.

    This year's Comic-Con was unlike any previous SDCC, and we are thankful to take a moment and reflect on the experience. After three years away, we are overcome with gratitude regarding the new and old friends we were able to meet in person this year. We're deeply proud of the six episodes we created around the event and profoundly thankful to all of you who listened and shared them with your friends. Let's do it again next year.

    Make sure to track down Attack Peter via his Twitter and Instagram. You can back Takoro: The Last Dorok on his Kickstarter page when it launches, and until then you can click the "Notify Me On Launch" function. Oh heck, just go surf his Linktre.

    You can join The Walking Dead: Last Mile through their Facebook page. You can follow Felicia Day via her Twitter and Instagram. You can follow Yvette Nicole Brown via her Twitter and Instagram. You can follow Jacob Navok via his Twitter. You can follow Mike Rogers via his Twitter.

    Relevant Links:

    The Anti-Nostalgia of Paper Girls by Lisa Gullickson
    Comic-Con, The Hall H Line Problem, & Black Panther by Brad Gullickson
    James Asmus & Jim Festante on Survival Street
    Matt Kindt on Flux House
    Scott Snyder on Canary, Barnstormers, & Dudley Datson
    Elsa Charretier & Tom King on Love Everlasting
    Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, & the Paper Girls Cast

    And, of course, follow Comic Book Couples Counseling on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

    Send us your Words of Affirmation by leaving us a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts.

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY JOINING OUR PATREON COMMUNITY.

    Continue your conversation with CBCC by hopping over to our website where we have reviews, essays, and numerous interviews with comic book creators.

    Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art by @Karen_XmenFan.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Creator Corner: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, & the Paper Girls cast

    Creator Corner: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, & the Paper Girls cast

    Yes, we're back from the San Diego Comic-Con International and we've returned with one of the wildest conversations we've had so far. Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang climax this week's episode, chatting about the new Paper Girls adaptation streaming on Amazon. However, they're not the only ones gabbing with us. We were lucky enough to chat with the entire Paper Girls cast, as well as showrunner Chris Rogers.

    Our latest Creator Corner conversation was recorded in a press room, roundtable style. Imagine the podcast equivalent of speed dating, where various talent-pairs move about the room talking to one press table after the other until they land in front of us.

    At our table, in addition to the Paper Girls talent, we reported alongside Popverse correspondent (and former CBCC guest) Kat Calamia and Shaunielle Stewart from cherrydavis.org.

    The Interview Order:

    Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilken & Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle (Paired)
    Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng & Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman (Paired)
    Adina Porter as Prioress
    Nate Corddry as Larry
    EP / Showrunner Chris Rogers
    Executive Producer / Creator Brian K. Vaughan & EP / Creator Cliff Chiang (Paired)

    Relevant Links:

    The Anti-Nostalgia of Paper Girls by Lisa Gullickson
    Comic-Con, The Hall H Line Problem, & Black Panther by Brad Gullickson
    James Asmus & Jim Festante on Survival Street
    Matt Kindt on Flux House
    Scott Snyder on Canary, Barnstormers, & Dudley Datson
    Elsa Charretier & Tom King on Love Everlasting

    And, of course, follow Comic Book Couples Counseling on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

    Send us your Words of Affirmation by leaving us a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts.

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY JOINING OUR PATREON COMMUNITY.

    Continue your conversation with CBCC by hopping over to our website where we have reviews, essays, and numerous interviews with comic book creators.

    Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art by @Karen_XmenFan.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Creator Corner: Tom King and Elsa Charretier on Love Everlasting

    Creator Corner: Tom King and Elsa Charretier on Love Everlasting

    Love is a trap, especially if you're Joan Peterson tumbling terrifyingly through numerous romantic scenarios in the new Image Comics series Love Everlasting. Creators Tom King and Elsa Charretier satirize and celebrate the young romance comics, once mastered by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. In the process, they savagely comment on the culture and business of love.

    King and Charretier climax our San Diego Comic-Con International coverage, joining us on the show and sharing their philosophy surrounding romantic fiction and how it shapes our perception. Both bring thorough, thoughtful consideration to the characters they're exploring, while also being cautious regarding the subtext they're plunging.

    Love Everlasting is a mighty swing comic, dropping its reader into a realm that masterfully balances absurdity, horror, and melodrama. King and Charretier delight in withholding a massive mythology but find confidence in their trust of us, their readers. We're patient, understanding, and eager to have this conversation. Hallmark courtship has had its day.

    You can currently read Love Everlasting's first five issues via their Everlasting Productions Substack feed. However, if physical books are your jam, the first issue will make its Image Comics debut on August 10th. You should also follow Tom King on Twitter HERE and Instagram HERE, and Elsa Charretier on Twitter HERE and Instagram HERE. Find her YouTube page HERE.

    Today's episode is Part 4 in our #CBCCatSDCC coverage celebrating the return of the San Diego Comic-Con International.

    Part one was our chat with Survival Street writers James Asmus and Jim Festante. You can listen to their episode HERE.

    Part two was our convo with Matt Kindt discussing his new Flux House imprint at Dark Horse Comics. You can listen to his episode HERE.

    Part three was our epic chat with Scott Snyder about his second wave of ComiXology titles: Barnstormers, Canary, and Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine. You can listen to his episode HERE.

    And, of course, follow Comic Book Couples Counseling on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

    Send us your Words of Affirmation by leaving us a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts.

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY JOINING OUR PATREON COMMUNITY.

    Continue your conversation with CBCC by hopping over to our website where we have reviews, essays, and numerous interviews with comic book creators.

    Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art by @Karen_XmenFan.

    • 56 min
    Creator Corner: Scott Snyder Returns!

    Creator Corner: Scott Snyder Returns!

    Scott Snyder is back on Comic Book Couples Counseling! The comic creator returns to the show for a joyfully thoughtful conversation discussing his next round of Best Jackett Press/ComiXology Originals: Barnstormers, Canary, and Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine.

    In this episode, we start our conversation with the San Diego Comic-Con International and what makes this year different from any other  - besides the pandemic, obviously. Presenting your own comics to the con crowd is unique from promoting Batman or Justice League. These are Scott Snyder's babies, and there is something incredibly freeing about their Comic-Con arrival.

    From there, we dig into each title, discussing how his collaborations with artists Dan Panosian, Tula Lotay, and Jamal Igle create unfettered imagination. The "Scottober" ComiXology wave is exactly what readers want someone like Scott Snyder to do with his talent, time, and opportunity. These are comics with the pedal pressed to the metal, striving to accomplish what previous efforts only scratched upon. 

    Toward the conversation's end, Snyder is kind enough to reveal another project on the horizon. One, we're extremely excited to see realized, and we think you will too. Collaboration, once again, is the magic word.

    The first issues of Barnstormers, Canary, and Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine are now available from ComiXology. You can also track Scott Snyder on Twitter HERE, Instagram HERE, and subscribe to his Substack HERE. Sort through his Best Jackett Press titles on their website.

    You can listen to our previous Scott Snyder Creator Corner HERE.

    Today's episode is Part 3 in our #CBCCatSDCC coverage celebrating the return of the San Diego Comic-Con International.

    Part one was our chat with Survival Street writers James Asmus and Jim Festante. You can listen to their episode HERE.

    Part two was our convo with Matt Kindt discussing his new Flux House imprint at Dark Horse Comics. You can listen to his episode HERE.

    Part four arrives on Saturday, and it's a delightful chat with Love Everlasting co-creators Elsa Charretier and Tom King.

    And, of course, follow Comic Book Couples Counseling on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

    Send us your Words of Affirmation by leaving us a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts.

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY JOINING OUR PATREON COMMUNITY.

    Continue your conversation with CBCC by hopping over to our website where we have reviews, essays, and numerous interviews with comic book creators.

    Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art by @Karen_XmenFan.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Creator Corner: Matt Kindt on Flux House

    Creator Corner: Matt Kindt on Flux House

    When is a comic no longer a comic? Matt Kindt is determined to find out with his new Dark Horse Comics imprint, Flux House. The comic creator has always strived to push the art form, but he feels he can go even crazier and further by breaking the norms. The new four-part Mind MGMT: Bootleg series, made in collaboration with artists Farel Dalrymple, Jill Thompson, David Rubín, and Matt Lesniewski, is simply stage one in what's sure to be a revolutionary play to alter comics.

    In this episode, we chat with Matt Kindt about the Fluxus art movement and how it inspired him to do more with the comic book medium. We discuss the challenges of revolution within a capitalistic system and how to get around those necessary hiccups. It begins with putting your faith in the audience. They always want to go on a wild ride.

    Anyone who has attended a Matt Kindt book signing knows the artist delights in modifying a mass-produced object like a comic into a unique, one-of-a-kind artifact. With Flux House, can he replicate the experience on a grander scale? Kindt is not totally sure, but he's determined to find out.

    Mind MGMT: Bootleg #1 is currently on stands at your local shop. You can follow Matt Kindt through Twitter, Instagram, and his website.

    Our conversation with Matt Kindt is part two in our week-long celebration building up to the return of San Diego Comic-Con International. Part one was our chat with Survival Street writers James Asmus and Jim Festante. You can listen to their episode HERE.

    Part three drops this Thursday and will see Scott Snyder's return to CBCC, discussing his latest wave of Comixology creations. Part four arrives on Saturday, and it's a delightful chat with Love Everlasting co-creators Elsa Charretier and Tom King.

    Follow along with our Comic-Con coverage using the hashtag #CBCCatSDCC on our Twitter and Instagram. And, please, share these episodes with your friends.

    And, of course, follow Comic Book Couples Counseling on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

    Send us your Words of Affirmation by leaving us a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts.

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY JOINING OUR PATREON COMMUNITY.

    Continue your conversation with CBCC by hopping over to our website where we have reviews, essays, and numerous interviews with comic book creators.

    Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art by @Karen_XmenFan.

    • 54 min
    Creator Corner: James Asmus & Jim Festante on Survival Street

    Creator Corner: James Asmus & Jim Festante on Survival Street

    Today's episode is brought to you by the letters W-T-F? Writers James Asmus and Jim Festante join us for a very special Creator Corner to discuss their new apocalyptic puppet caper comic Survival Street, which hits shops on August 3rd. Get that banana out of your ear, because we've got something else to shove in it.

    Now is a weird time to be alive. Frequently, hope seems out of reach. More and more, our neighbors appear to be strangers. If only the public access puppets of our youth could help us out now as they did back then. In Survival Street, they can, and they do!

    We talk with James Asmus and Jim Festante about their deliciously demented comic book and how they managed to adhere to the morality of yesterday's famous felt edutainers while also savagely lampooning them. Survival Street has a mean bite, but it maintains a massive heart too. The combination creates a surprisingly heartfelt satire demanding attention.

    From Dark Horse Comics, Survival Street #0 is currently available to read for free via Comic Book Resources. Jim Festante doesn't mess with social media, but you can find his website HERE. James Asmus can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, and at the Future Skeletons website.

    Survival Street artist Abylay Kussainov is @abylaykussainov on Twitter. Colorist Ellie Wright is @elliewrightart on Twitter. Letterer Taylor Esposito is @TaylorEspo on Twitter.

    Our Creator Corner conversation with James Asmus and Jim Festante officially kicks off our road to the San Diego Comic-Con International. Following right on the heels of this chat will be an in-depth discussion with Matt Kindt about his new Dark Horse Comics imprint Flux House, and following immediately after that, Scott Snyder returns to the podcast! If everything goes according to plan, we'll also be joined by Tom King and Elsa Charretier, detailing their new Image Comics series, Love Everlasting.

    Much more will come once we touch down in San Diego on Tuesday. Stay up to date with everything we're doing by following #CBCCatSDCC on Twitter and Instagram.

    And, of course, follow Comic Book Couples Counseling on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

    Send us your Words of Affirmation by leaving us a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts.

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY JOINING OUR PATREON COMMUNITY.

    Continue your conversation with CBCC by hopping over to our website where we have reviews, essays, and numerous interviews with comic book creators.

    Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art by @Karen_XmenFan.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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275 Ratings

Sketchy_Concepts ,

Couples Therapy for Comic Book Characters

The basic premise of the podcast, analyzing relationships in comic books through relationship theories and texts, is a lot of fun. But my favorite episodes are their spotlights on creators. The Gullicksons are a nice couple who invite you into your virtual home to talk comics.

CorrectSpellingKris ,

Great and fun to listen to

I love following your twitter feed because you looked like you have so much fun together that I had to listen to your podcast! I enjoyed listening to you talking with each other and the excitement over all things comics!!!

MWat5 ,

Listen to this podcast!

Brad and Lisa are fantastic podcast hosts and always leave you entertained. From breakdowns of comic book relationships to in depth interviews with the industries biggest names, CBCC has something for every nerdy listener

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