A few weeks ago Brandon (not his evil twin Brian) of Twxxd fame mentioned us doing his podcast. I had been reading their comics and had just listened to their most recent 10 podcasts so this request was met with great delight. Since they had typically done their previous guest podcasts with 2 people at the most they chose me and Aaron to start from team Gentlemen. I would like to say that it was a great experience to bullshit around with 2 other brothers with similar tastes. These guys were professionals from beginning to end and made the time go by pretty quickly. Instead of an uncomfortable interview it was more like just hanging out with friends. That being said after listening I felt bad for Aaron since I boxed him out of the conversation and yelled cock and vagina over and over again. Now click on the links below and listen to us talk about how we chose our name, Batman rape, and why Aaron doesn’t play video games. Or if you use itunes subscribe to these brilliant brothers and listen to them on a regular basis.
Ink on the Side is a weekly comic created by Sareen Akharjalian from Beirut, Lebanon. Sareen’s style is reminiscent of classic comic strips that I enjoy. Her subject matter doesn’t go for the cheap laughs by being overly vulgar (much like us) but instead she tells stories that are close to her but relatable to anybody. Each week I’m delighted by each comic she creates with Sareen adding unique spins on ordinary problems.
The OG: You’re one of the first web comicers that I’ve talked to on the internet that doesn’t come from the US, Canada, or the UK. Living in Beirut what comic strips or webcomics inspired you to start creating? Or were you inspired by something completely different than comics?
Sareen: First of all, it’s really exciting to be interviewed by a fellow web comicer! So I have to thank you once again for including me in the list of people you’re interviewing!
Welcome back to another edition of Dragon Ball Revisited. Where we last left off, Goku and his friends had just defeated the infamous Emperor Pilaf. With the hunt for the Dragon Balls over and a whole year till they could be found again, the gang decided to part ways. Goku was to train with Master Roshi, while Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha and Puar would return to the city. Before saying their final goodbyes, they promised to meet again at the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament. With that promise kept, we arrive at…THE TOURNAMENT SAGA!
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Mark Stokes is an exceptional individual who created one of my favorite web comics, Zombie Boy. Originally, Mark created Zombie Boy in 1987 in comic book form. Take a look at his website to see the difference between Zombie Boy then and now. This comic mixes the supernatural world and comedy seamlessly. I’ve never been a fan of voodoo-related stories but Mark has a way about writing that brings me back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. His unique art style and cast are memorable, to say the least. His comic overall has a touch of old school comic strip class that lacks in our comic and most others today. Mark was also classy enough to include a bonus image of the Gentlemen and Zombie Boy as the JSA, take a look at the end of this interview!
Mark Stokes: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the character Zombie Boy, I self-published my first book back in 1987. My next book, Zombie Boy’s
Hoodoo Tales #1 came out in 1989, then I did Zombie Boy Rises Again in
1994 and finally had a one-shot Zombie Boy issue published by Antarctic
Press back in 1996. After years on hiatus, not drawing or even thinking
about him, I began to notice all these other Zombie Boys popping up all
over the web. There’s this guy in Canada that is tattooed up all over his
body who goes by the name Zombie Boy and about a half dozen comic books
with that title. I figured I wanted to take the name and character back,
so I revived him once again as a webcomic. I wanted people to know the
original Zombie Boy.
When I was in grade school, you were either into Pokemon, Digimon or Dragon Ball Z. I was one of those kids that were into all three, but when it came time to choose sides, it was always Dragon Ball Z. My eldest brother, James, introduced it to me via VHS cassettes that we would watch together. Shortly after, I discovered Toonami, and I became hooked. There was something in Dragon Ball Z that just captivated me and thousands of other kids; some sort of magic that can’t really be explained and maybe shouldn’t. All we knew was that Dragon Ball Z was awesome and that it always would be. There was something odd, though, something that most kids my age didn’t know. Where on Earth did Dragon Ball Z come from?
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