Heidi MacDonald, Eisner-nominated writer of The Beat; Calvin Reid, senior news editor for Publishers Weekly Magazine and editor of PW Comics World and producer Kate Fitzsimons present More To Come: PW's weekly comics podcast.
More to Come 544: Art Spiegelman%2C %E2%80%98Maus%E2%80%99 honored at National Book Awards
Art Spiegelman receives the National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letter; a new initiative at DC; the MCU’s rejection of fan writers; a crackdown on Pixiv; comics business briefs; and hail a new blockbuster sequel, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’
More to Come 543: Stargazing
More To Come’s Stargazing segment features Calvin and PW graphic novel reviews editor Meg Lemke discussing two new graphic novels: ‘Men I Trust’ by Tommi Parrish, a stylishly drawn examination of a budding and messy friendship between two troubled women, and ‘Giantess’ by J.C. Deveney and Nuria Tamarit, an alluring feminist fairytale about the life of a giant 60-foot redhead heroine and her search for an equitable society.
More to Come 542: PW Best Books 2022
Penguin Random House / Simon & Schuster publishing mega-merger blocked by the courts; James Gunn appointed to head DC Studios; Heidi’s coverage of the Diamond Retailer Summit at the Baltimore Comic Con; and a salute to the graphic novels and comic creators chosen for PW’s annual Best Books list for 2022.
More to Come 541: Fall Comics Interview Treat Bag
From New York Comic Con 2022, Heidi talks with graphic novelist Joelle Jones ('Lady Killer') and Gabby Luu, Head of Story at Tapas Media webcomics; while Calvin interviews comics creator Tim Fielder ('Infinitum'); then Heidi has a discussion with Frederick L. Jones publisher of Saturday AM and Mel Schiut, Marketing Manager at The Quarto Group, about this line of original manga.
More to Come 540: Indie Comics Interviews at SPX 2022
Heidi talks with cartoonists Jeffrey Brown ('Darth Vader & Son', 'A Total Waste of Space Time'); Jennifer Hayden ('The Story of My T**s'); Tommi Parish ('Men I Trust'); Julian Lytle ('Ants', and consultant on WB's 'Naomi'); and Laura Lee Gullidge 'The Dark Matter of Mona Starr') about their work, their experiences at SPX 2022 and what kept them going during the pandemic.
More to Come 539: New York Comic Con 2022 in review
Executive changes at indie publishers Scout, Mad Cave, Aftershock, and Z2 Comics; and New York Comic Con 2022: ICv2’s Insider Talks, the Harvey Awards, 200K attendance, and the ascendance of manga, anime, and Asian pop in North American popular culture.
Lots cool behind the scenes info
Sometimes I love listening to this show and feel like I’m getting lots of fascinating info on the world of graphic novels and comics. Every once in a while the show drifts way off into the weeds and gets very boring, which is why I’m giving it 4 stars. It either gets too deep into the personal fannish opinions of one of the panelists, or too far into discussions of things like gripes about the latest cons(which are the same gripes each time)
This is one of the few, if only, podcasts with persons knowledgeable about the business side of the comic book industry. It can be very informative. However, pre-covid, the extended discussions about comic-cons could be overly detailed and uninteresting. I hope those dont reappear when the cons resume. And there is a generally high level of snark that could use toning down. I sometimes stop listening when it just devolves into extended complaints about this or that development.
My only must-listen podcast
You know how podcasts always ask you to leave a rating or a comment? Well, it’s only the one that you listen to all the time that finally get you to say, “OKAY ALREADY! I WILL!” And so here I am, leaving said comment. The show is great. Always informative and insightful, with smart analysis of the business side of things in particular. I subscribe to a lot of podcasts that I end up not listening to, but this is one where I eagerly await each episode. Keep on keeping on, gang!