Radio Free Krypton

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Sinopse

Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson.***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards*** Follow RFK on Twitter and Instagram @rfkrypton

Episódios

  • From Spongebob to Sloths, Graham Annables done it all

    From Spongebob to Sloths, Graham Annable's done it all

    28/05/2020 Duração: 29min

    Canadian-born cartoonist and animator Graham Annable tells Justin and Jacob about the book he would have released at TCAF, and what he's learned throughout his varied career. Graham's latest work is the third in his Peter and Ernesto early reader series called Sloths in the Night. He's also the Oscar-nominated co-director of The Boxtrolls movie and has a long history in animation, with stints at LucasArts and Telltale. He's even done Spongebob comics.This episode was produced by Justin Chandler. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Please support our show and the station on Patreon. 

  • Digital conventions and lopping (even more) heads with Andrew MacLean

    Digital conventions and lopping (even more) heads with Andrew MacLean

    21/05/2020 Duração: 39min

    Hosts Jacob Dubé and Justin Chandler speak with fan-favourite comic creator Andrew MacLean, creator of Head Lopper and Apocalyptigirl, about staying afloat in a shaky comic industry, as well as taking Head Lopper in a more emotional direction in the latest volume.Originally broadcast on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Produced by Jacob Dubé. You can support the station and our show on Patreon. 

  • Wordburglar delivers Snakors Pizza

    Wordburglar delivers Snakor's Pizza

    07/05/2020 Duração: 30min

    Sean Jordan — AKA the rapper Wordburglar — tells Jacob and Justin about a comics project he's bringing back and shares how he's staying creative during the pandemic. He also digs into some reading recommendations in case your comics pile is getting a little low. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. You can support the station and our show on Patreon. This episode was produced by Justin Chandler. Stay safe! 

  • Cartoonist Eric Kostiuk Williams on making comics for the pandemic

    Cartoonist Eric Kostiuk Williams on making comics for the pandemic

    23/04/2020 Duração: 40min

    Making comics is a solitary business. Making comics in the pandemic? Even more so.Toronto cartoonist Eric Kostiuk Williams joins RFK to talk about his new pandemic comics for Now, which have covered quarantine dance parties and lonely walks through Ontario Place.He also shares how a Grant Morrison book club got him a gig designing an album cover for rock band F*cked Up.  Radio Free Krypton airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Jacob Dubé. You can support RFK and the station on Patreon. 

  • Megan Huang on Jia and the Nian Monster and drawing crossovers

    Megan Huang on "Jia and the Nian Monster" and drawing crossovers

    09/04/2020 Duração: 28min

    Mississauga, Ont. artist Megan Huang tells Justin and Jacob what it's been like for her to navigate the comics world. They discuss her newest project "Jia and the Nian Monster" and her love of crossovers. Megan also shares what she's been up to since the pandemic threw a wrench into what would have been a month of celebrating new releases. Radio Free Krypton airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Justin Chandler. You can support RFK and the station on Patreon. 

  • COVID-19 cancelled comic conventions and thats bad news for indie creators

    COVID-19 cancelled comic conventions and that's bad news for indie creators

    26/03/2020 Duração: 23min

    From a safe social distance, Toronto comic artist Shane Heron tells Justin and Jacob what the cancellation of upcoming comic conventions means for the launch of his newest project: the latest issue of Cauldron Magazine. March's Toronto Comicon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so was May's Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF). On top of that, comic stores are closing and Diamond Comic Distributors is no longer shipping books to shops. All of it is bad news for small-time comic creators and comics retailers. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Jacob Dubé. From CBC Arts: Here's where Canadian artists and freelancers can find help during COVID-19 shutdownsAnd for anyone in need of financial aid: What you need to know about the new COVID-19 benefits program

  • Hobtown Mysterys Alex Forbes on a creepy puppet and the horror of small towns

    Hobtown Mystery's Alex Forbes on a creepy puppet and the horror of small towns

    05/03/2020 Duração: 28min

    This week on RFK, hear Halifax artist Alexander Forbes, who—along with Kris Bertin—made the Hobtown Mystery books "The Cursed Hermit" and "The Case of the Missing Men." Alex tells Justin and Jacob what went into designing the spooky but nostalgic setting of Hobtown. He also digs into how he and Kris take inspiration from every-day weirdness.Radio Free Krypton airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. You can support the station and the show on Patreon.This episode was produced by Justin Chandler.  

  • Radio Free Rewind: Black Sun Comics and afrofuturist fantasy

    Radio Free Rewind: Black Sun Comics and afrofuturist fantasy

    20/02/2020 Duração: 27min

    Kelvin Nyeusi Mawazo creates the Afrofuturist Black Sun Comics. He tells Justin about making a webcomic, expanding his creative team and writing a background for a fantasy series.This episode aired on July 26, 2018.RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Mitchell Thompson.

  • Beyond Episode IX - Imagining a post-Skywalker galaxy with Allison OToole and Jason Loo

    Beyond Episode IX - Imagining a post-Skywalker galaxy with Allison O'Toole and Jason Loo

    06/02/2020 Duração: 30min

    The RFK Star Wars panel holds court to talk about new storytelling potential now that the Skywalkers have left the building. As books and TV series explore new corners of the galaxy, comics editor and writer Allison O'Toole (Wayward Kindred) and writer/artist Jason Loo (Afterlift) tell Justin and Jacob what stories they're excited for. Includes major spoilers for Episode IX and minor spoilers for The Mandalorian.RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. You can support the station and this show on Patreon.This episode was produced by Justin Chandler. 

  • Artists, Creation and gentrification with Sylvia Nickerson

    Artists, "Creation" and gentrification with Sylvia Nickerson

    23/01/2020 Duração: 32min

    When artists move to a neighbourhood and open up shops and studios, property prices can increase and force people out.Hamilton writer and artist Sylvia Nickerson's comic "Creation" grapples with the role art plays in gentrification.Sylvia sits down with Justin and Jacob for a self-aware interview exploring her book's unique visual style and the tensions it brings to light.This interview references the Hamilton Spectator's Code Red series of reporting, which can be found here. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Please support the show and station on our Patreon.This episode was produced by Justin Chandler. 

  • Kat Verhoeven on making Meat and Bone

    Kat Verhoeven on making "Meat and Bone"

    09/01/2020 Duração: 29min

    Toronto creator Kat Verhoeven joins Jacob to discuss Meat and Bone, her web-comic-turned book in which an ensemble cast deals with problems including body-image issues and eating disorders. Kat tells Jacob about the process of publishing a web-comic in print and about the personal toll of telling such a sensitive story. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. You can support the station and out show on Patreon.This episode was produced by Jacob Dubé.

  • Radio Free Rewind: Dennis ONeil and Kelsey Wroten on how writing affects the writer

    Radio Free Rewind: Dennis O'Neil and Kelsey Wroten on how writing affects the writer

    26/12/2019 Duração: 25min

    Sometimes writers don't love what they've written. Sometimes comics get misinterpreted. Sometimes one's feelings on what they wrote change with time. In clips from two of our favourite shows this year, comic creators Dennis O'Neil and Kelsey Wroten candidly reflect on their work.  Dennis O'Neil is an iconic writer famous for his work on Batman and Green Arrow/Green Lantern in the 1970s. Hear the full interview with him here. Kelsey Wroten is an editorial cartoonist and writer of the book "Cannonball." Hear the full interview with her here. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was edited by Mitchell Thompson. The original interviews were produced by Justin Chandler, Jacob Dubé and Mitchell Thompson. 

  • “Plummet” author Sherwin Tija on climate change and experiencing freefall

    “Plummet” author Sherwin Tija on climate change and experiencing freefall

    12/12/2019 Duração: 29min

    Montreal-based but Toronto-born artist and writer Sherwin Tija channeled a sense of hopelessness when making "Plummet," a new comic in which a woman wakes up to find herself falling, with no end in sight. Sherwin tells Jacob about the emotions behind the story, which was inspired in part by the September 11 attacks. They also discuss the technical work that went into drawing a book where everything is falling. This interview was recorded in November 2019. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Jacob Dubé. 

  • Why language matters in Cole Pauls Dakwäkãda Warriors

    Why language matters in Cole Pauls' "Dakwäkãda Warriors"

    28/11/2019 Duração: 24min

    When it comes to comics, language matters — especially in the case of Dakwäkãda Warriors. Vancouver's Cole Pauls joins Justin to discuss how his Indigenous futurist comic keeps the Southern Tutchone language alive.Much of Dakwäkãda Warriors is written in Southern Tutchone, which Pauls learned growing up in Haines Junction, Yukon. The comic, which was recently published in a collection, tells the story of two Indigenous heroes battling a cyborg Sasquatch and an evil pioneer.Cole tells Justin about his goals for the comic, his self-publishing process and the stellar party his community threw when the book came out.RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. You can support the station and our show on Patreon. This episode was produced by Justin Chandler.  

  • Kaj Hasselriis on teaching kids about politics

    Kaj Hasselriis on teaching kids about politics

    14/11/2019 Duração: 29min

    Just when you thought you were done with the Canadian election... Winnipeg cartoonist Kaj Hasselriis joins Justin and Jacob to discuss Politikids, his kid-friendly comic about the childhoods of Canada's four major party leaders: Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May.We ask: How should one talk to children about politics and do they even care?NOTE: Since this recording, Elizabeth May has resigned as leader of the Green Party.RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Mitchell Thompson.If you like RFK, please consider supporting us on Patreon.

  • When Raven Became Spider: Transformation, superheroes and Indigenous art with Leena Minifie

    When Raven Became Spider: Transformation, superheroes and Indigenous art with Leena Minifie

    31/10/2019 Duração: 29min

    Producer Leena Minifie curated When Raven Became Spider, an exhibit featuring a fusion of Indigenous art and superhero comics. She talks to Justin and Jacob about transformation—the exhibit's major theme—and about keeping stories alive.When Raven Became Spider will be at the University of Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1C03 until Nov. 30. It was organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. See video from the exhibit in this APTN report.RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. You can support us on Patreon here.This episode was produced by Justin Chandler.

  • Multiple choice: Trying to understand Joker

    Multiple choice: Trying to understand "Joker"

    17/10/2019 Duração: 31min

    Was Joker a powerful wake-up call about marginalization and inequality? A dangerous call to would-be violent offenders? A fake-deep art project disguised as more?Maybe it's like the titular character once said he prefers: a backstory that's multiple choice.Justin and Jacob discuss alongside friend of the show Ally Enrile. Spoilers!Please help support campus radio at Ryerson University by pledging to our Patreon.RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Jacob Dubé.Related reading based on what we discussed in this episode:‘Joker’ ending explained: Director Todd Phillips on fan theories and open questionsWhat’s the Panic Over ‘Joker’ Really About?The secret to the Joker’s 50 year transition from trickster to ‘twisted’ 

  • Gundala and the future of the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe

    Gundala and the future of the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe

    03/10/2019 Duração: 25min

    This week, Justin and Jacob jump into a new super hero universe with Gundala—an Indonesian superhero movie from comic company Bumilangit— which played at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. They talk about the film's history, recap a Q&A with the director and examine how the American superhero film model is being adapted in Indonesia. Want to support campus radio? Check out the RFK Patreon. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Mitchell Thompson.

  • The pompatus of love (and comics) with Ricky Lima

    The pompatus of love (and comics) with Ricky Lima

    19/09/2019 Duração: 29min

    Brampton, Ont. comics creator Ricky Lima joins Justin to discuss love, sex and self-publishing.Ricky's work includes Black Hole Hunters Club, Cauldron, Happily Ever Aftr, Undergrowth and Love me, please. The latter provides an honest, wide-ranging look at topics including unrequited love and masculinity.Related listening:Sam Noir on Cauldron Shane Heron on Black Hole Hunters ClubLike the show? Please consider supporting us on Patreon!RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Justin Chandler.

  • Inside the Orbit of Prisoners of Gravity: Complete Edition

    Inside the Orbit of Prisoners of Gravity: Complete Edition

    05/09/2019 Duração: 02h44min

    Last year, we published a four-part documentary series all about Prisoners of Gravity, a sci-fi and comics television show that aired on TVO in the early '90s. We went deep into the show's rise and subsequent fall, but also how, even years later, viewers fondly remember how the show's in-depth discussions about comics shaped their nerdy lives. This week, we've combined all four episodes into a feature-length podcast doc for your listening pleasure. It's out of this world!Originally broadcast and supported by CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Written and reported by Justin Chandler and Mitchell Thompson and produced by Jacob Dubé.Like the show? Please consider supporting us on Patreon! 

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