For The Love of Indie #9- Hinges, Emily Ree, Mars Attacks

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Kickstarter Alert:
Primahood: Magenta

Tyler Cohen is working to bring her story of gender identity and the female experience to print and you can help. The story focuses on some important ideas and has some great, painterly illustrations. Back the project for as little as $10 to get the book here! (starts at 0m44s)


Green Leader

Daniel Warren Johnson takes 30 seconds from a Return of The Jedi space battle and turns it into a thing of pure beauty. See what life is like before and during a battle for two pilots in love, and catch some stunningly detailed visuals in the process. Check out the clip from the movie AND the comic for free here. Also, listen to the 11 O'clock Comics Podcast ep. 424 for an awesome interview with the creator himself! (starts at 3m17s)


Die Kitty Die

Kitty, the titular Sabrina pastiche has her own comic series but it isn't doing well. What's the best way to bring attention to a comic? Kill off the main character. This love letter to the industry is written by Fernando Ruiz with art by Dan Parent, colors by Rich Koslowski and J. Bone, letters by Janice Chiang, and additional art by Gisele Legace, J. Bone, and Shari. Check out the first issue for only $3 here and preorder the hardcover from www.diekittydie.com. (starts at 7m57s)


Trinadot

Melody Often's Trinadot takes the "stranger in a strange place" motif to a whole new level. A young girl is thrown from a crashed plane into a world of disgraced monks, lush environments, and missing people. You can see Melody's fantasty tale and enjoyable art for yourself at trinadot.com. (starts at 11m55s)


Tribes

The elder leader of a tribe of children has succumbed to his age, and the young shaman apprentice Kol has taken his place. Will he be able to keep the other kids safe from the dangers of the surrounding woods? This series is written by Fabian Rangel Jr., drawn by Logan Faerber, with letters by letters by Warren Montgomery. Pick up the first chapter for no cost on the new Stela app. (starts at 14m34s)


Hinges Book 1

Orio wakes up and is immediately thrust into becoming a member of the town of Cobble. With her new companion, an Odd named Bauble, she struggles to find her place in this new society. Meredith McClaren is a master of illustration, narrative, and world building as proven from this webcomic. Take a look for yourself here and make sure to check out Heart in a Box as well! (starts at 18m17s)


A Chat w/Emily Ree

Emily Ree joins me to discuss the beginnings and craft of her webcomic, Anarchy Dreamers. Listen in to learn all about her and her cast of characters that have all been resurrected with abilities based on the colors of their souls. Intrigued yet? You should be. Follow Emily on Twitter and check out her Patreon to keep up on the story and get some extras. (starts at 27m9s)


Nostalgia Corner:
Mars Attacks vol. 1

Mars Attacks! From collectible cards to comics to silly movies, I love this franchise. This collection was no exception. When did the aliens first come to Earth? What do they want? Can a man on top of a giant flea stop them? All of these questions and more are answered here. I truly enjoyed this book, it's pure fun. This volume is written by John Layman with art by John McCrea and colors by Andrew Elder. You can find it digitally here. (starts at 51m44s)


Comic Releases:
June 22, 2016
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Thanks for listening! You can contact For The Love of Indie at ftlindie@gmail.com or on Twitter at JustDrewVG!
 

For The Love of Indie #8- Nurse Nurse, Bad Island, Thundercats


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HEY REAL QUICK: There are a few audio issues in the first 15min. Just bare with it, they end. Also, this episode is like a week late, but it's cool. The comics I mention are still available and the Kickstarters are still running, plus this is just a great episode. Now then...


Kickstarter Alert: 
Victorian Bareknuckle League
Victorian Bareknuckle League mixes steam punk, vengeance, and Street Fighter to bring about a title that is bound to make some serious moves. The book is written by Carl Jackson with art by Jake Bilbao and colors by Pika. Check out a preview and pick up a copy for as little as $4 here. (starts at 5m55s)


Welcome Back #8
Welcome Back #8 finishes this series of a secret war between reincarnated warriors. With twists, turns, and a ending that is perfect for the story, the series finishes off in style. Welcome Back is written by Christopher Sebela with art by Claire Roe and colors by Jeremy Lawson. Give it a shot on Comixology. (starts at 13m30s)


 Fantasy Sports #1
With a mission from the United and Ancient Order of Mages, the young intern Wiz joins the brawler Mug to reclaim riches and artifacts from an old temple. It's got magic, it's got humor, it's got a good cop/bad cop dynamic, and it's got basketball. Sam Bosma writes and draws this book and has made it very accessible for comic fans of any age. Here's a place you can pick it up. (starts at 18m42s)


We3
Three house pets have been transformed into the ultimate killing machines, but is that what they really want? They can talk now, so let's find out and experience a ton of emotions along the way. We3 is written by Grant Morrison with art by Frank Quitely. Get it digitally from Comixology. (starts at 24m25s)


Nurse Nurse
The year is 3030 and humans are colonizing the galaxy! With that comes medical complications, and so a staff of talented nurses have stepped in to help. Gemma is one of these nurses, but with peculiar inscriptions, television stars that look like her, and aphrodisiac secreting butterflies, she's starting to think the job is more than she bargained for. Katie Skelly writes and draws this book with every sci-fi trope you could want and so much more, all with her very unique and enjoyable art style. Pick this book up digitally from her Gumroad. (starts at 25m57s)


Xena #2 
Are Xena and Gabrielle at a war with the harpies?! Or is there something more at play?! Genevieve Valentine writes this return to these classic TV phenomenons, with Ariel Medel illustarting the duo. Oh look, more Comixology! (starts at 36m42s)


Bad Island
A boating trip meant for family bonding has gone horribly wrong. With an island rife with monstrous threats and curious forces, this family may not be getting the vacation they wanted, but they are getting one hell of an adventure. Doug TenNapel has written and drawn a story that touches on some very real family doubts and hopes, as well as some high concepts on the islands origin, all while looking vibrant and fun in the process. This book is published by Scholastic and can really be enjoyed by anyone. Hey, here's an available copy! (starts at 42m20s)


Nostalgia Corner: Thundercats #1
Do you know the Thundercats' Superman-esque origin? Do you know all of their basically obvious names? Do you know that they are all basically nude at the beginning of this issue?! What's a "Snarf"?! Alright so Thundercats is a show I never understood the popularity of, but I read the comic and it was ridiculous and here we are. There's a somewhat recent show, apparently it's not bad. This comic however, well it's definitely a comic. (starts at 49m 19s)



Comic Releases:
June 8th, 2016
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Kristen & ComicsNStuffs'
My incredible co-host on this episode is Kristen of the ComicsNStuffs' podcast. Give her and her co-host Glenn a listen on iTunes or PodOmatic for lots of fun (they have a Facebook too). I might even be on there at some point! Also, make sure to check Kristen out on her Instagram and Twitter.


Thanks for listening! You can contact For The Love of Indie at ftlindie@gmail.com or on Twitter at JustDrewVG!