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In-depth interviews with the top creators of comics, graphic novels, movies, animation, all over the nerd spectrum! Special emphasis on comics in the classroom and the joy of reading!

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In-depth interviews with the top creators of comics, graphic novels, movies, animation, all over the nerd spectrum! Special emphasis on comics in the classroom and the joy of reading!

    TTR 308 - Colleen AF Venable

    TTR 308 - Colleen AF Venable

    It’s episode 308 of Tall Tale Radio and author Colleen AF Venable is here to talk about so many things! I met Colleen when she was on a panel I moderated up at Emerald City Comic Con in the Before Times of 2019, and I’m thrilled she’s her to talk about the amazing graphic novel “Kiss Number 8,” her latest series called “Katie the Cat Sitter” featuring 217 cats, and all about her process as a writer.  Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    TTR 307 - Tauhid Bondia

    TTR 307 - Tauhid Bondia

    Tauhid Bondia's most excellent comic strip "Crabgrass" is about to debut on GoComics AND in newspapers across the country on June 28th! And his first book is coming out this September! I've been a fan of Tauhid's since I came across his earlier strip "A Problem Like Jamal," and it's off the charts exciting to see him hit the world of syndication.  We talk about his roots as a cartoonist all the way to his upcoming nationwide exposure.  And in "The Five Nerdiest Minutes You'll Waste This Week," Lucas Turnbloom and I discuss how responsible or not Obi Wan Kenobi was in the original "Star Wars," and discuss if Star Wars ships are faster or slower than Star Trek ships...or are their universes just different sizes? 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TTR 306 - Lucas Turnbloom

    TTR 306 - Lucas Turnbloom

    My often co-host and dear friend Lucas Turnbloom steps out of that role and into the guest seat to talk about the first book in his new graphic novel series, Steve L. McEvil!  It’s a project that’s been around for some time and is out in stores now delighting middle grade readers of all sorts! We talk about his career, writing and drawing a book in a pandemic, the return of “Imagine This!” (gasp) and as a bonus, completely rip of Stephen Colbert as we answer the questions from the Colbert Questionaire!  Then as a BONUS bonus, the Five Nerdiest Minutes You’ll Waste This Week tackles the best spaceships and answers the eternal question: The Ring Wraiths vs. the Dementors!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    TTR 305 - Phoebe Yeh

    TTR 305 - Phoebe Yeh

    We are talking to the vice president and co-publisher at Crown Books for Young Readers, Phoebe Yeh.  Take a listen and we talk about what editors do, her incredible passion for children’s literature, the state of the publishing world, and what editors are looking for! It’s an incredible look behind the scenes from one of the best in the biz!   And in the Five Nerdiest Minutes You’ll Waste this week, we discuss Star Wars deflectors vs. Star Trek shields, and the relative tastiness of tribbles vs. Porgs!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    TTR 304 - Dr. Lee Francis

    TTR 304 - Dr. Lee Francis

    An interview with the Head Indiginerd himself, Dr. Lee Francis!  Lee is a comic creator, a lecturer, a comic book store owner, a comic con organizer, a slam poetry champ, and one of the most interesting and motivating people you'll meet. He and his group Native Realities are committed to telling the stories of Indigenous people thru comics and other media, and it was such a pleasure to learn more about that world!

    • 56 min
    TTR 303 - Norm Feuti

    TTR 303 - Norm Feuti

    It’s episode 303 of Tall Tale Radio and we are talking to Norm Feuti, author and artist of the super popular early readers series “Hello Hedgehog,” and “Beak and Allie!”  Both series have new books that just dropped this month, and Norm is here to talk about his process in writing for younger kids, how important it is to work with your editor, and we take a look back at his comic strip “Retail,” two years after he retired it.  And in the Five Nerdiest Minutes You’ll Waste this week, Lucas Turnbloom and I discuss who was the best ensign in all of Star Trek and why Deep Space Nine was the best trek!

    • 47 min

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