A chat with the writer of Bastard's Waltz, Bigfoot Frankenstein and the upcoming The Argus from Source Point Press, Mark Bertolini.
A chat with the writer of Bastard's Waltz, Bigfoot Frankenstein and the upcoming The Argus from Source Point Press, Mark Bertolini.
Uncle Anthony sits in to chat about Ms. Marvel, Stranger Things, The Boys, Obi-Wan Kenobi and more.
The Weapon returns to the trenches of Artist's Alley! LIVE from FanExpo's Toronto Comic Con 2022! Featuring conversations with Sequential award winner and writer of Cover of Darkness from Source Point Press George Michail, , The host of The Fastball Special's Sketchlemania Martin "Slam" Duncan and Eisner award winner and hometown hero Jason Loo.
Anthony Ruttgaizer of the Handsome Genius Club podcast joins The Jedi Ras for an in depth review of Matt Reeves' The Batman.
Sam Noir sits in to review Peacemaker, Uncharted, The Witcher, The Dr. Strange 2 trailer and more.
Sam Noir sits in to get hyped for the upcoming Kickstarter launch for the R.A.I.D Anthology Vol. 4 : KLAATU.
"El Hawkez" Josh Hawkes returns for a new session of Two J's Later and a kickstarter spotlight featuring Bitsy Tandem and Tskuiame's Kenbujin.
Guest Jay Fosgitt ( Cartoonist for Disney, Marvel, IDW, Henson company) sits in to review Spider-Man : No Way Home and the Hawkeye series from Disney+.
We discuss the reaction to last weeks 400th episode and geek out a little on the new Across the Spiderverse trailer.
On this, the 400th episode of An Elegant Weapon, I reflect on the past, try to come to terms with the present, and accept the future.
An introspective retrospective of the last ten years of An Elegant Weapon featuring Josh Hawkes and a good old fashioned nerd off over Suicide Squad featuring Anthony Ruttgaizer.
A chat with the writer of The Last Homicide, Frank Martin.
A chat with London, On cos-player, actor and model Geoff MacDonald.
A chat with artist, writer and all around super cool cat, Mr. Richard Pace. We discuss his career, the Canadian comics community and the art of inking.
Writer Richard Davis sits in to chat about his new book Cult Of Dracula from Source Point Press.
Wrestling legend Tony Schiavone and writer Dirk Manning sit in to discuss their wildly popular new project, Butts In Seats, The Tony Schiavone story.
A chat with Graham Misiruak, the Canadian creator/writer of Yuki VS Panda, soon to be republished and distributed by Source Point Press.
A chat with the creative team behind Shelter Division from Source Point Press, Bob Salley, Ken Perry and Fred Kennedy.
Anthony Ruttgaizer sits in to help review Episode 7 of WandaVision.
A chat with Heroes of the World creators Mark Williams and Joe Bonsu.
A chat with Maiden in Disguise creator, Bitsy Tandem.
Talking Marvel, Muppets and more with Sam Noir and Josh Hawkes
A chat with the writing team behind Damned, Cursed Children from Source Point Press, Howard Wong and Josh Stafford.
A chat with the founder and art director of Source Point Press, Josh Werner.
Kevin Minor sits in to discuss his award winning Mega Awesome Notebook!
A chat with the author of " How to think like a Roman Emperor" and the upcoming graphic novel " Verissimus : The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius ".
El Hawkez sits in for a wake 'n bake session to celebrate the new studio.
A chat with podcaster Jimmy McKnight discussing his incredible journey building the Arc Junkies podcast, perhaps the most popular welding podcast on the internet, to walking away to build his his brand new show, The McKnight Show.
Chatting with Sam Noir
Babbling with Bob Salley
Co-pilot Sam Noir sits in to chat about The Mandalorian.
Guests Anthony Ruttgaizer and Josh Hawkes sit in to discuss The Mandalorian, Star Trek Discovery and Sir Sean Connery.
A chat with Ryan Tavarez, creator of Nomad.
A chat with writer Dirk Manning, discussing his very successful Quickstarter campaign for Buried But Not Dead.
A chat with two of the founders and creative forces behind Cauldron magazine, Shane Heron and Casey Parsons.
A chat with the host of the Comics Vault Show.
The creative team behind Big Jack sits in for a chat.
A discussion about the importance of editors and the editing process as well as writing techniques and more with writers Dirk Manning, Bob Salley and their editor Drena Jo.
Fearless Fred Kennedy sits in to talk all about fitness, workout routines, tricks, tips and methods, nutrition and more!
A chat with the writer of Tokyo Blade Detectives, Todd Black.
A Chat with the editor-in-chief and chief financial officer of Source Point Press, Travis McIntire and Matthew Knoll.
A super fun hang out with the creative forces behind Floppy Cop, Dan Dougherty, Seth Damoose, Milena Deneno, Jay Fosgitt, Gavin Smith and Ali Cantarella.
Dirk Manning speaks...about a great many things.
Source Point Press week continues with the kosmic one, writer Ms. Kasey Pierce.
Writer of The Seance Room from Source Point Press, Ben Goldsmith.
It's Source Point Press week here on The Weapon! First up, the writer of Franklin and Ghost, Warcorns and the upcoming Spero, Garrett Gunn.
A crosspod chat with comic book writer, wrestler, strip club DJ and host of The Handsome Genius Club podcast, Anthony Ruttgaizer.
A chat with the creative team behind Ogres, Bob Salley and Shawn Daley from Source Point Press.
Chats with creators Dan Dougherty and Tony Doug Wright of Source Point Press LIVE from C2E2 2020.
The Jedi Ras hosts a discussion with writer/creator David C. Hayes and Source Point Press Editor-In-Chief and executive producer Travis McIntire about the journey of bringing Rottentail from the page to the big screen. LIVE from C2E2!
Chats with comic writers Garrett Gunn and Greg Wright as well as rapper Noize13 recorded LIVE from Astronomicon 3.
A chat with the writer of the upcoming Parallel from Source Point Press, Jason Douglas.
The Padawan Ras returns to help review the CW crossover event Crisis On Infinite Earths and his favourite anime Death Note.
Host of the Digital Nerdage Podcast and member of the Cherry Capitol Comic Con organization team, Pat Kawula sits in to discuss the Michigan comic community, Star Wars and his upcoming video game inspired comic anthology Get In The Game.
On this, the final show of 2019, The Jedi Ras and co-pilot Sam Noir loose their marbles over The Mandalorian finale and further dissect The Rise of Skywalker while contemplating the future of Star Wars.
The Jedi Ras and Sam Noir dive deep into the final installment of the Skywalker saga and discuss episodes 1-9.
The Jedi Ras and co-pilot Sam Noir rant about and review Watchmen : The Series.
Sam Noir joins The Jedi Ras to discuss and review the first five episodes of The Mandalorian.
Recorded LIVE at the Burlington Toy Show, writer and toy aficianado Sam Noir joins the Jedi Ras to review and expand upon The Toys That Made Us Season 3.
Conversations LIVE from the Frightmare in the Falls in Niagara Falls with creators Steve McGinnis, Nelson Da Rocha, Mike Rooth and the owner of Freakshow Comics Shop, Amy Gillam.
Featuring writer Tim Bach of The Family Graves from Source Point Press and reviews of All Elite Wrestling, DC's Titans and JOKER.
A chat with Cauldron Magazine team members Sam Noir, Casey Parsons and Becca Gorefield about the upcoming Fall issue for 2019, where arthouse collides headlong into Grindhouse! Tantalizing and Titillating Illustrated Tales for Mature Readers. Check out the kickstarter now!
Part two of a chat with the writer of Haunted High-Ons, Hope and Tales of Mr. Rhee, Dirk Manning.
Writer Dirk Manning returns! We chat about a great many things including his current mega signing tour, Haunted High-Ons, Hope, horror and so much more.
A chat with legendary voice performer and Emmy award winning director, Charlie Adler, the man behind Buster Bunny, Eric Raymond, Nat Smurfling, Tex Hex and countless more!
A chat with the creative team behind Source Point Press' Ogre and it's upcoming follow up Ogres, writer Bob Salley and artist Shawn Daley. This episode's art features Shawn's exclusive variant cover for Ogres number one available at this year's Fanexpo Canada ONLY at the Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles booth.
A live Q & A from the Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2019 with the star of Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and Into The Badlands, Nick Frost.
A special live panel from the Great Philadelphia Comic Con bringing together for the first time ever the creative team behind Black Panther from 1999 to 2002. Featuring editor Ruben Diaz, writer Christopher Priest, artist Sal Velutto, inker Bob Almond and a very special super bonus guest the legendary Don McGregor!
A live chat and Q & A panel with the legendary Alice Cooper recorded at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con.
Part 2 of The Weapons C2E2 2019 extravaganza featuring chats with creators Richard Pace, Dan Dougherty, K. Lynn Smith and Dirk Manning.
Crazy fun Conlife conversation from the tenth edition of C2E2! Part One features Twiztid, Greg Wright, Garrett Gunn, Kasey Pierce, Travis McIntire and Derek Becker!
Artist K. Lynn Smith ( Plume ) and writer Dirk Manning ( Tales Of Mr. Rhee ) discuss their upcoming series Hope, from Source Point Press. Check out their fully funded Kickstarter and pledge today!
Part Two of The Weapon's adventure at Twiztid's second annual pop culture party event. Featuring chats with original Goosebumps cover artist Tim Jacobus, writer of Kringle and the recently made into a movie horror comic Rottentail and writer of Twiztids own comic book adventures Haunted High- Ons, Mr. Dirk Manning.
Part one of The Weapon's coverage of Twiztid's Astronomicon 2, a fantastic event that's part Horror Con, part Comic Con, part Pop culture Con and part live concert but all party! Part one features conversations with writer Kasey Pierce, LCS owner Chris Brown of Comics & More and co-host of The Bam Show and Ming Chen, podcaster and Comic Book Man. Brought to you by Sequential and Source Point Press.
A crosspod featuring the newest members of Never Sleeps Network Adam and Phil, hosts of What Mad Universe?!? podcast. What Mad Universe is a show where two guys delve into the history of pulp SF and fantasy books, from the classic to the obscure.
A chat about conventions, making comics and preachin' with writer Travis Gibb.
A chat with IDW, Image, Marvel and Archie Comics artist Adam Gorham. We discuss his journey into comics and his work on TMNT, The Violent, Rocket Racoon, The New Mutants and more.
Originally aired on March 6, 2015. A chat about the early beginnings of Source Point Press and Their book Up The River.
Originally aired May 20, 2015. Recorded LIVE at Motor City Comic Con, a Write or Wrong panel with Dirk Manning. This episode features the infamous " Faygo Incident ".
A chat about the effects and responsibilities of social media in today's comic book community...and some Avengers. LIVE from New York Comic Con 2018.
LIVE from Artist Alley at New York Comic Con 2018, conversations with Garrett Gunn ( Franklyn and Ghost ) Ben Goldsmith ( The Séance Room ) Victor DeTroy ( Man vs. Rock ) Julie Ahern ( Greenbriar Games ) and the one and only Dirk Manning ( Tales of Mr. Rhee, Nightmare World).
Live from NYCC, a chat with Adam Ferris, founding editor of The Good Fight : A Peaceful Stand Against Bigotry and Racism. The Good Fight is
an anthology collection of more than 40 stories from an all-star roster of comics creators united against hatred, bigotry and racism. visit the kickstarter today and support!
A chat with two thirds of the War With Art podcast, hosts George Spanos and R.A.I.D artist Eric Vedder.
Discussing George's upcoming project Sci-Fi Design : The Fantastic works of George Todorovski.
LIVE from Forest City Comic Con in London, Ontario, a chat with actor, comedian and podcast host Ralph Garman talking Family Guy, The Ralph Report and more!
Part 2 of The Weapon's 2018 FanExpo Extravaganza featuring Artist Shawn Daley, Jowy Pangilinan of the Comics Ink podcast and writer Ben Goldsmith.
Part One of this year's FanExpo Canada Extravaganza features chats with members of team Cauldron Ashley Lachance, Shane Heron, Ricky Lima and Casey Parsons, the author of The Dark Crystal Ultimate Visual History, Caseen Gaines and artist extroirdinare the Mighty Mike Rooth!
Conversations from the con floor at FanExpo Boston 2018! Part One features chats from Artist Alley with comic creators Stan Konopka, Jack Holder, Kasey Pierce. Kyle Kaminski, Laura Bearl and Josh Dahl.
A chat with the creative team behind Source Point Press' upcoming " Ogre ", artist Shawn Daley and writer Bob Salley.
The last entry in this years's Motor City Comic Con series featuring creators Anthony Ruttgaizer ( The First Hero, Heroes of Homeroom C ) Dan Dougherty ( Beardo, Touching Evil, Floppy Cop ) and Dirk Manning ( Nightmare World, The Tales of Mr. Rhee, Hope ).
A LIVE panel with the cast of Winnie The Pooh, Michael Gough ( Gopher ) Andre Sojka ( Owl ) and Jim Cumming ( Pooh Bear ) from The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018.
A LIVE panel from the Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018 with the veteran Muppet performer of Rizzo, Ernie and Kermit himself, Steve Whitmire.
LIVE from Artists Alley at Motor City Comic Con 2018 featuring chats with comic book creators A. Shay Hahn, Erick Gutierrez and Kasey Pierce.
A chat with the star of Star Wars Rebels, the voice of Ezra Bridger, Taylor Gray. LIVE from The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018.
This episode was recorded live from the Podcast Detroit booth at Motor City Comic Con 2018 and features PD's founders and the hosts of the IT in The D podcast David Phillips and Bob Waltenspiel.
A LIVE chat/Q & A with actor David Bradley ( Game of Thrones, The Strain, Harry Potter, Doctor Who ) from The Great Philadelphia Comic Con.
We engage with We Got The Geek podcast in an epic crosspod discussion talking comics, Niagara, the origins of our shows, TV, movies and so much more!
A chat with one of the stars of Dead Duck and Zombie Chick and the upcoming The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Toonto voice actor and puppeteer Liana Bdewi.
Writer Anthony Ruttgaizer ( The First Hero, Heroes of Homeroom C ) discusses Black Panther, black culture, comics and his ongoing fued with cartoonist Jay Fosgitt. Featuring special appearances by Jay Fosgitt and Samuel Agro! All LIVE from Artist's Alley at Toronto Comic Con 2018.
This week we venture to the wondeful Sidekick Comic Cafe in Leslieville, Toronto for a chat with Toronto Comics Anthology lead editor Steven Andrews and contributors Andrea Scott and Julian Apong. Visit the Kickstarter now for volume 5 Osgoode As Gold!
Guest Jay P. Fosgitt shares the story of Bodie Troll, a graphic novel coming soon from BOOM! Studios... " Bodie Troll is a rollicking fantasy adventure celebrating the importance of stalwart friendships and being true to oneself. Bodie Troll wants to be a fearsome creature, but in truth he's downright adorable. Alongside his Fairy Godmother and his best friend Cholly, Bodie is up for any challenge, from protecting the village from spellbound beasts to performing shape-changing theater. If he's lucky, he just might scare someone along the way. A massive original graphic novel, including all previously published Bodie Troll stories, for fans of all ages!"
A chat with writer and Source Point Press Editor-in-chief Travis McIntire and Andy Schmidt, writer and former editor at Marvel and IDW and now founder of and instructor at Comics Experience. We talk comics and discuss the new publishing venture happening between their two outfits.
Brought to you by ComicBook Syndicate's Action! 2018
Our final chats from this years GTA Con with film maker Yaron Betan and cosplayer Dr. Stevil.
A super fun and long overdue chat with hosts of The Del Morgado Show, Shannon and Del. Check it out on http://www.realityradio101.com/ every other Monday at 9pm.
The Jedi Ras reviews the past year in geek culture for 2017 and previews all the adventures that lay in store for 2018. After that, a chat with the artist of Bear Stories and The Book, George Todorovski, live from last years GTA Con.
Seasons Greetings from tons of your favourite local comic creators ( and Jay Fosgitt ) LIVE from the Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show!
LIVE from The GTA Comic Con, a chat with the voice of Kim Possible and director and star of the new movie Christmas All Over Again, Christy Carlson Romano.
Live from the Lucky Clover Pub following the Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show, a conversation with voice actor Alyson Court ( Beetlejuice, Xmen, Resident Evil ) and writer Z.M. Thomas ( Bible 2, Sioux Falls ).
The Jedi Ras reviews Episode VIII. SPOILER WARNING
The final instalment of our epic journey of 30 podcats in 30 days to celebrate National Podcast Post Month!
A review of parts 3 and 4 of the CW crossover event Crisis On Earth X.
Reviewing Crisis on Earth X parts 1 and 2
On the recommendation of our good friend Anthony Bachman we explore the kickster for Skulldier Stories : 4-echo #2 by Justin Prime.
The final installment of my chat with the creators of Zip Kramer : Saviour of the Cosmos.
Chunk number 2 of Marvin and Sam!
The creative team behind Zip Kramer drops by the L5J Studio to talk comics, kung fu and more!
I got nothin'...'cept a few musings maybe.
I'm joined by my Two J's Later podcast co-host Josh Hawkes. Plus a bonus episode of Two J's Later.
In Store Doomsday Clock signing at Gotham Central Comics.
Dex sits in to review Justice League!
For the final installment of Mississauga Comic Expo week a conversation with fellow podcaster and host of Speech Bubble podcast, Aaron Broverman.
Good friend and creator/writer of Heroes of Homeroom C and The First Hero sits in for session 18 of 30 podcasts in 30 days.
Session 17 LIVE from the Mississauga Comic Expo with the creative team behind Scare Tales.
For Session 16 I chat with Mark and Jo, the creative team behind Heroes Of The World LIVE from the Mississauga Comic Expo.
Session 15! Half way there through NaPodPoMo! Today we chat with Danny Zabbal LIVE from the Mississauga Comic Expo.
A chat with Alfonso Espinos of StudioComix from the Mississauga Comic Expo for session 14 of 30 in 30.
For 30 podcasts in 30 days we turn to the Mississauga Comic Expo for a chat with Ricky Lima and Mike Rooth.
The Jedi Ras reviews the 30 in 30 so far and gives an update on it's continuing direction.
Today for 30 podcasts in 30 days we discuss one of the coolest indie books to come out this year and it's kickstarter, Tommy Gun Banshee.
30 podcasts in 30 days, day number ten...Auric of the Great White North issue 4 Kickstarter by Andrew Thomas.
Session 9 of 30 podcasts in 30 days. Today we discuss the kickstarter for Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women.
Good friend Tony McKay, host of Drunk On Comics Podcast regales us with a tales of his trip the Munich for Oktoberfest.
Session 7 of 30 podcasts in 30 days, today we discuss SCI : The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2 Kickstarter by Alternate History Comics.
Our final round of NYCC '17 features Joshua Howell, Jay P. Fosgitt, Howie Noel and Dirk Manning.
Session 5 of 30 podcasts in 30 days, The Jedi Ras talks the issue 6 Kickstarter of the incredible indie comic book Tart.
Jr. Ras joins in to review Thor 3 : Ragnarok.
National Podcast Post Month Session 3....discussing the Indiegogo campaign for the album The Thread : A Tribute To Matt Nigro from Fresh Hats, Tight Beats by Phil Buck.
National Podcast Post Month Session 2...Discussing the Kickstarter for the indie comic book Polybius Dreams Chapter 2 by Ben Grisanti and Keith Grachow.
We begin our adventure of 30 podcasts in 30 days to celebrate National Podcast Post Month by chatting about the kickstarter for Tales of mr. Rhee Vol. 4 by Dirk Manning.
Our NYCC adventure continues with Kasey Pierce, Z.M. Thomas, Wayward Raven and Ted Sikora!
Part One of The Weapon's New York Comic Con 2017 coverage featuring the creators of Source Point Press' Haunted High-Ons Dirk Manning, Marianna Pescosta, Alessandro Iniko de Fornasari and the boys from Twiztid!
Chats include fellow podcasters Ryan's All Things Geek and Droids Canada, creators Dustin Crocker ( HELL ) Jeff Graham ( Spellbound ) and Nino Vecia ( The Warden's Call ) as well as Stick To The Story artisan Dave Bennison.
The Jedi Ras was privileged to attend a dinner meet up thrown by the Ontario Star Wars Collectors Alliance : The 43rd Legion along with members of the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club. Chats include Ontario Alliance member/founder Toby Black, Empire State member/founder Thomas Quinn and special guest of honour Gord Warren, production manager of Irwin Toys, canadian distributor for Kenner from 1976 to 2003.
LIVE from Artist's Alley at FanExpo Canada 2017! Featuring... Gabe Sapienza, Gibson Quarter, Ricky Lima, Andrew Gilbert, Martin "Slam" Duncan, Hello Skywalker, Alex Chung, Jay Fosgitt, Kasey Pierce, David Hayes and SparkleGirl Jen.
Podcast Detroit presents The Weapon's coverage of FanExpo Canada 2017 Part One! Featuring Artist Alley conversations with Kevin Brionnes and Paul Limgenco ( Neon Black ) Nino Vecia ( The Warden's Call ) Malcolm Derikx and Todd Sullivan ( Tommygun Banshee ) Anthony Ruttgaizer ( Heroes of Homeroom C ) Lee Moder ( The Highlander ) and Jay Fosgitt ( Rocket and Groot, My Little Pony) who sits in for our intro to discuss the recent announcement of Boom! studios upcoming release of Bodie Troll!
Toronto artist Shane Heron drops by the L5J Studio to chat about his new book Morris as we begin the road to FanExpo '17.
The Jedi Ras meets up with artist Mike Rooth and comic book guru of The Comic Connection Oakville, Rob Lantz for pints, pizza and comic book pod.
This weeks guest is Joe Shuster Award nominated artist Keith Grachow. Keith tells his story as we discuss his history, his work for Disney as a digital inker and colourist and his comics work on Arcane Awakening, Polybius Dreams and Saltwater, for which he has been nominated for the Gene Day award for self publishing.
The Jedi Ras is joined by Bachman and The Other Guy to discuss the reveal of the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whitakker, Spider-Man : Homecoming, and all the Star Wars : The Last Jedi and Avengers : Infinity War news to come out of D23.
Friends and comic creators Kevin Joseph and Jay Webb sit in to discuss Wonder Woman and the DC cinematic universe.
Artist/writer/colourist and letterer Michael Bloom sits in to discuss his project, Italiano. Check out the kickstarter now and pledge to support this super exciting and original new book!
We close out our Motor City Extravaganza 2017 by diving deep into the trenches of Artist's Alley. Part 3 features conversations with Source Point Press's Ben Goldsmith and Keyla Valerio of The Seance Room, Kasey Pierce of Norah and Pieces Of Madness, and Gary Sobek. Dan Dougherty of Touching Evil and Beardo, The El Arto crew with John Marroquin, Aman Aman, Jack Fragg and Erick Gutierrez. Fellow podcasters Dave Patterson of Dave's Nerd Compendium and Heather Miles of the Pod Bros. network. Comic's 'n More owner and podcast host Chris Brown and to finish us off a little bit of the dirkalicious one, Dirk Manning of The Tales of Mr. Rhee and NightmareWorld.
The Jedi Ras is joined by Marvel/IDW artist Jay P. Fosgitt to discuss Neil Gaiman's American Gods.
In memorium to our friend and former co-host, Sean Peter Fagan a.k.a @potatowast3.
This episode was recorded LIVE from the Podcast Detroit booth at Motor City Comic Con '17 and features fellow podcasts IT in the D, Top Rope Review and The Ninja Starship w/ Jimmy McKnight.
Thus begins The Weapon's coverage of Motor City Comic Con 2017! In this part one, The Jedi Ras is joined by Drunk On Comics host Tony McKay for a chat with the headmaster of Source Point Press Publishing, Travis McIntire and artist Rob Hogan, followed by a talk with Stan Konopka, the writer of SPP's latest hit, The Rejected.
The Jedi Ras embarks on a journey across the 905 to visit three local shops for Free Comic Book Day. First up is Altered States Comics in Clarkson Village and a chat with Stephany Lein and Craig Ferguson, followed by a jaunt over to Comic Connection Oakville for a talk with the mighty uncooth one, Mike Rooth. The journey comes to a close at Gotham Central Comics and Collectables with conversations featuring The Heroes of The World, Aaron Broverman, Paul Miranda, Gibson Quarter and Jason Fabok! And all in under 12 parsecs!
Support your LCS's! Support brick and mortar!
Writer Sam Noir sits in to regale us with tales of his adventure at this years' Celebration and Run For The Dark Side. We also dive deep in to Legends, The Last Jedi, Rebels and much much more. This episode was recorded at Altered States Comics in Clarkson, On.
May the Fourth be with you!
This week's guest is writer Stan Konopka. We discuss his new graphic novel The Rejected coming soon from Source Point Press and premiering at Motor City Comic Con and his role as the comics coordinator for The Great Philadelphia Comic Con.
A chat with Marvel, DC. Lucasfilm and Hasbro artist Ken Lashley LIVE from The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017.
The Jedi Ras hosts a LIVE panel from the Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017 featuring John Morton ( Dak Ralter ), Alan Harris ( Bossk ), David Ankrum ( voice of Wedge Antilles ) and Angus MacInnes( Gold Leader ).
Straight from the trenches, deep within the heart of Artist's Alley, The Jedi Ras brings you the best in comic con guerilla pod tactics LIVE from Toronto Comic Con 2017. In this Part One of a two part special are conversations featuring Steven Andrews of The Toronto Comics Anthology, Travis Macintire and Kasey Pierce of Source Point Press, Shane Heron and Ricky Lima of The Black Hole Hunters Club with a cameo from Rossi Gifford, Jason Loo, Keith Grachow, Stephany Lein and Sam Noir.
This week we celebrate the kickstarter for Vol 4 of the Toronto Comics Anthology, Yonge At Heart, by sitting down and chatting with contributors Aaron Feldman ( editor/writer ) Jeff Estrella (writer ) and Shawn Daley ( artist ) LIVE from The Sidekick comic cafe. We also engage in some Star Wars conversation ( of course ) and trade some theories about The Last Jedi.
On this special episode The Jedi Ras chats with podcaster and Trump supporter Jimmy McKnight about the hostilities and controversay that is Trumps' America. Jimmy opens up about his hopes and fears and explains the reasoning behind his support for President Trump.
This week I chat with scifi writer Brian E. Lau of the beautiful comic Staunch Ambition.
Another fine afternoon at The Sidekick Comic Cafe for this instalment of the Toronto Comic Anthology's Sunday Social. This episode features an update on the Heroes of Homeroom C kickstarter from Anthony Ruttgaizer, a chat with fellower podcaster Aaron broverman of Speech Bubble and Allison O'toole, lead editor for The Toronto Comics Anthology.
This week I chat with the guitarist for legendary NYC Ska band, The Slackers. The Slackers have been around for 25 years now and Jay and I discuss that history, how he came to join the band, the history of modern ska, the band's relentless touring schedule and much more.
We welcome in the new year! Featuring appearances by Josh Hawkes and Derek Becker.
We celebrate our last show of 2016 by reviewing Rogue One : A Star Wars Story.
Part One of a special crosspod event with Derek Becker's Comic Pros and Cons podcast featuring a conversation with artist David Bishop and writer Kevin Joseph discussing their upcoming project, Morte. Part two of this chat can be found at comicprosandcons.com. Make pod.
Recorded live from the Cameron House in Toronto at Pints and Pages. Featuring comic creators Katie Sawatsky, Shane Heron, Shawn Daley, Malcolm Derikx and Joey Matthews. With a special appearance by Aaron Ong.
Writer and friend Kasey Pierce returns to the show to chat about Norah #2, the U.S. election, creative writing and more.
The Jedi Ras' adventure from The Mississauga Comic Expo 2016. Featuring chats with Alfonso Espinos, Kevin Briones, Kyle James Smith, Gabe Sapienza, Aaron Ong, Matthew Daley and Mike Rooth.
The creator behind The Pitiful Human Lizard, Jason Loo, sits in to discuss the upcoming Mississauga Comic Expo happening October 21 and 22 at the Mississauga Central Library. We also chat about the origins of The Pitiful Human Lizard, how Jason got into comics, the current state of Libraries in this digital age and more.
The Weapon's adventures from Hamilton Comic Con 2016 featuring conversations with Denise Crosby, Stick to the Story, Bob Camp, A. Shay Hahn, Keith Grachow, Alfonso Espinos and Andrew Thomas.
The Jedi Ras ventures out to Toronto institution Paradise Comics to chat with writer Sam Noir and artist Stephany Lein about their new children's comic Skelt and Apy, the T.O. comic community and it's history, their experiences at Ty Templeton's Comic Book Boot Camp and more.
Part 2 of The Weapon's FanExpo Canada party featuring A. Shay Hahn, Mark Williams, Joe Osei Bonsu, Danny Zabbal, Shane Heron, Andrew Gilbert and SparkleGirl Jen!
It's An Elegant Weapon's fourth annual FanExpo Canada Extravaganza 2016! Part 1 features chats with Jay P. Fosgitt, Shawn Daley, Andy Stanleigh, The Toronto Comics Anthology's Andrew Stevenson and Greg Menzie, Jason Loo and Scott Chantler.
Part 2 of our interview with Toronto Comic enthusiast and journalist Aaron Broverman.
The Jedi Ras chats with journalist, ju-jitsu student, comicbook enthusiast and host of the Speech Bubble podcast on The Never Sleeps Network, Aaron Broverman. Aaron discusses his beginnings in Vancouver, his move to Toronto, his life long love of comics, his experiences living with Cerebral Palsy and all the adventures in between that have made him the inspirational and awesome guy that he is. This is Part One of an epic 3 hour conversation held one beautiful Sunday at The Sidekick comic café and lounge in Leslieville over iced coffee and decaf americano espresso...
Brampton comicbook writer Ricky Lima ( Deep Sea, The Black Hole Hunter's Club, The Toronto Comics Anthology) sits in to chat about his work and the upcoming kickstarter for his new project, Happily Ever Aftr.
A chat with writer Howard Wong ( Image, Bandai ) over pints on the patio. Also sitting in are fellow Toronto Comic Anthology contributors Sam Noir. Keith Grachow and Andrew Stevenson.
Writer Bob Salley ( Salvagers ) sits in to talk some Star Wars, Rogue One, Rebels, comics, sci-fi and all the exciting surprises that came out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.
A conversation with the comics co-ordinator for FanExpo Canada and co-founder of The Shuster Awards, Kevin Boyd.
This week we bring you the final installment of our Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2016 series featuring a chat with the voice of Yoda, Tom Kane and Hollywood sound engineer and the voice of General Grievous Matthew Wood.
This week I chat with writer Josh Dahl about his innovative use of Kickstarter for Rapid City: Below Zero and bring you an amazing chat with LIVR from Philly with Denise Crosby.
The Jedi Ras is joined by the host of The Ninja Starship, Jimmy McKnight to review their adventure at Niagara Falls Comic Con, featuring a chat from AA with GTA creator Keith Grachow. Also reviewed is the first episode of Voltron : Legendary Defender.
The Jedi Ras chats with actor Julian Glover of the Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Game Of Thrones, LIVE from The Great Philadelphia Con.
We celebrate 200 episodes by crosspodding with The Ninja Starship LIVE from the Podcast Detroit booth at Motor City Comic Con featuring guests Tony and Derek of Drunk On Comics and Ming Chen and Michael Zapcic of the Mike and Ming Show. Good times were had by all.
J.M.Clark sits down with Ray Park for a conversation from the couch at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2016. They chat Star Wars, X-Men, G.I.Joe, and more as well as partake in some audience Q and A.
To celebrate The Weapon's upcoming guest appearance at this years Motor City Comic Con , The Jedi Ras chats with fellow MCCC guest, writer Dirk Manning. Check out Dirk's juggernaut of a Kickstarter campaign for Tales of Mr. Rhee : "Those who fight monsters" and join the party!
Live from Altered States comic shop in Clarkson, On. Canada featuring chats with artists Stephany Lein and Adam Gorham.
A chat with the animatronic puppeteering pioneer behind such performances as Admiral Ackbar, Howard the Duck, The Dark Crystal, The Great Muppet Caper and many more, Time Rose.
LIVE from The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2016, The Jedi Ras chats with the stars of FOX's GOTHAM, Robin Lord Taylor and James Frain.
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Brian Lau, the driving creative force behind the beautiful Sci-fi book Staunch Ambition, sits in to chat about this exciting project.
Toronto comicbook writer and long time friend Anthony Ruttgaizer ( The F1rst Hero ) joins us to discuss a little Batman v Superman, Star Wars ; Rogue One, his upcoming projects and the new ACTIONVERSE crossover series from Action Lab Comics starting April 13th.
The Jedi Ras brings you conversations straight from the trenches of Artist's Alley at C2E2 2016 with such amazing talents as Scott Hepburn (Star Wars, Drax) Jay Fosgitt (Rocket and Groot, Dead Duck and Zombie Chic) Bob Salley (The Salvagers) Josh Dahl (Rapid City: Below Zero) and Ryan Lee (The Naturals, InHumans).
The Weapon is also very proud to announce that we are now a member of The Podcast Detroit Network...Check it.
The Jedi Ras gives his quick opinion of Batman V Superman before diving into his adventure at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2016. The party begins with a quadcast featuring the Weapon, Comic Pros and Cons and fellow P.O.I network members Drunk On Comics and The Ninja Starship followed by chats with the mighty and merciless Ming Chen, The Jedi Ras' faithful Podawan Da Nerdette, fellow Ontarian writer/artist Jim Zub, Youtuber The Comicstorian and writer/artist and creative director for Action Lab Jamal Igle.
This episodes features the first hour of a two hour chat with Derek Becker, host of the Comic Pros and Cons podcast. We get all excitable discussing the who's it's and what's it's that will be happening this coming weekend when we're at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo. Tune in this Wednesday to hear hour two of our conversation all about the upcoming Motor City Comic Con! Con season hath begun!!
This week I venture from the 905 to the 416 to sit down for a chat with a few of the editors of the Toronto Comics Anthology Vol.3, Andrew Stevenson, Allison O'Toole and Aaron Feldman. We talk about the origin of the project, the T.O. comic community, the people, artists and writers involved and what it takes to put together an endeavour such as this.
Support Toronto Indie Comics, visit the KICKSTARTER and pledge today!
The Jedi Ras is joined by long time friend of the show, Toronto comic creator Dave Bishop. We chat about the Toronto comic community, the upcoming issue of his series Of Stone and his contribution to Vol. 3 of The Toronto Comics Anthology. You can also check out Dave's other series Squirrels and the zombie series Stranger.
The Jedi Ras assembles a council of fellow Podfathers to discuss the shift in attitudes during comicbook culture's growth throughout the decades, the DC and Marvel cinematic and television universes, Deadpool and it's potential effects on comicbook movie making and DC : REBIRTH.
This week I had the extreme pleasure of talking with legendary writer John Ostrander. John has written for countless titles across DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and others including Batman, X-men, Martian Manhunter, The Punisher, Hawkworld and much much more. He was a major player in the Star Wars EU comics having written for Republic and Legacy as well as being the creator of the modern day version of The Suicide Squad, his own title Grimjack and the character of Oracle. We discuss his work and career in comics and have a good time geek out session over the upcoming Suicide Squad film, DC's television universe and Doctor Who.
I'm joined by the trombonist and co-lead vocalist for The Slackers, Glen Pine. We discuss the band's 25th anniversary, tours, storied career adventures, ska and their new self titled album ( which is BLOODY amazing) dropping on Feb 19th.
After years of chasing the mystical and illusive creature know as the artist Sean Seal, The Weapon is very proud to finally welcome one of the most talented guests to ever grace this podcast. Sean is a fine artist from the Michigan area and as it turns out, is a really nice guy as well. We discuss his life, art, painting, little zen trees, The Rot and Norah, his upcoming masterpiece with writer Kasey Pierce from Source Point Press.
This week I'm joined by an incredible friend and an amazing talent, cartoonist/illustrator Jay P. Fosgitt. Jay is an artist for My Little Pony and his own personal creation Bodie Troll as well as producing the new Gwenpool variant cover for Marvel's Avengers Standoff. Jay is one of my favourite individuals to ever have had the pleasure of talking to and has a heart the size of his insane imagination. Fun times, indeed.
The Weapon returns with it's first show of 2016! To start the new year off with a bang we chat all the way over to Australia for the first time and welcome creator Mike Speakman. We chat about his work, the Australian comic scene and more. Mike is behind the book Carmen from Source Point Press, now available on Comixology, check it out!
The Jedi Ras gives an instant reaction and review after seeing Star Wars : Episode VII, The Force Awakens.
WARNING : SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!
To celebrate the release of Episode VII, The Force Awakens, I bring you a conversation with Tron a.k.a Juan Cholo, a.k.a Aaron of Solo's Hold, a custom lightsaber and prop fabricator with some serious skills. We chat about his art and our thoughts on The Force Awakens.
May the Force be with you!
Recorded LIVE at Toronto Comic Con Fan Days Holiday Show and featuring conversations with local GTA indie creators Dave Bishop ( Stranger, Of Stone, Deep Sea ) , Alfonso Espinos ( Studicomix, Nightspike) , Ricky Lima ( Deep Sea, The Black Hole Hunter's Club) , Shane Amato ( The Black Hole Hunter's Club), Andy S ( AH Comics ) and a quick cameo by A. Shay Hahn ( The Homeless G-Men ) .
It's a dream come true for The Jedi Ras as he gets to chat with Dave Hillyard, founder and saxophonist for the legendary NYC Ska band, The Slackers. Dave is a very influential figure in the Ska/Reggae scene and an extremely talented musician. We talk about family, The Slackers relentless touring schedule, his hippy dippy beginnings and of course, Jamaican Rock 'n Roll.
This week The Jedi Ras welcomes the talented and super cool Dan Dougherty. Dan is the writer and artist behind Beardo comics and also Touching Evil, a thrilling comic that is currently being collected into a 240 page hardcover graphic novel via Kickstarter. Please visit and lend some support to one the best comic books I've had the pleasure of reading this year, truly amazing stuff, kids.
Part two of the local Toronto Comic creator event, Pints and Pages LIVE from The Cameron House. This episode features a lengthy chat with Oakville artist Mike Rooth ( Red Sonja and Conan ) about his career and art and perpetual nice guy, T.O. native Shawn Daley ( TerraQuill ).
This episode features some good time conversation from Pints and Pages,a recent event held at The Cameron House in Toronto. This event brought together some of the GTA's finest up and coming local comic book creators to hang out, draw, have a few pints and share some laughs. Part one features artists T. Medeiros ( Tales of Lost) Joe Osei Bonsu ( Heroes of The World) and Aaron Ong ( MaddSketch )
I'm joined by local creator, writer and artist A. Shay Hahn to chat about his work and the Toronto independent comic community in preparation for his event, Pints and Pages at the Cameron House Nov 14/15, where many of the GTA's coolest up and coming comic creators will be hanging out drawing, drinking and being merry! The Weapon will be there also so come on down from 3-7pm for some good good times!
Check out Shay's work at The Mad Craft Shoppe.
This week in the L5J studios I chat with Brian Lee Byrd. Brian is an editor and content contributor at Master Plot Comics. He's the writer of Bullets and Angels and the upcoming 100 tears based on the slasher film of the same name. We talk about the formation of Master Plot Comics, the development of 100 Tears, balancing family and a busy professional life and a whole slew of other fun stuff including, of course, Star Wars. Brian is a super fun and impressive fellow and I urge you to visit Master Plot Comics and check out and support the kickstarter for 100 Tears.
The Jedi Ras and fellow P.O.I.'er Anthony Bachman hook up for a Halloween chat about their favourite horror flicks and T.V. specials. Happy Halloween!
I visited Grand Rapids Comic Con where I sat down for an in depth discussion with author Kasey Pierce, writer of Pieces of Madness and the upcoming Norah. Kasey is one of the coolest cats to ever grace this show.We kosmic kids enjoyed a pint together talking comics, writing, family, religion, childhood, the '80's and much much more. This episode also features a foreword about Ms. Pierce provided by her sensai himself, Dirk Manning. And, as if that wasn't enough, as a prologue I got to spend two minutes with Anthony Carrigan ( Victor Zsasz ) of TV's Gotham.
Get your groove ready as I welcome writer/musician Phil Buck for a fantastic talk about his experimental project Those Shadow People, wherein his comic and band co-exist as a singularity birthed from the same well of inspiration. To experience this mad meta mixing of media goodness please visit ... Those Shadow People
After a little post FanExpo break we return to celebrate Batman Day. The Jedi Ras , Stan Konopka and Jay Webb gather to babble all about the Bat and review Star Wars: Shattered Empire issue 1, Journey to the Force Awakens.
The Jedi Ras moderates his very first live FanExpo panel featuring Michigan comic creators Jay Fosgitt and Ted Woods as well as London, Ontario's own Jules Faulkner. A great deal of fun was had and perhaps a few things learned as well as these three fine artists lay down their own personal paths to self publishing and marketing through a very lively discussion and at times, debate. They also take some smart questions from a very interested audience. Good times. #makecomics #makepod
Welcome to our 3rd annual FanExpo Extravaganza! It was the best year yet for this epic monster of a con as The Jedi Ras brings his guerilla pod stylies to the floor featuring a chat with Canadian comic book artist Ty Templeton about growing up in the L5J, being part of a legendary Toronto family, the origins of the creation of Superman and how he came to work on Batman '66. Also featured is a chat with Michigan native and current killer artist for My Little Pony, Katie Cook !
The Jedi Ras sits down with friend of the show and 29 year veteran of the comic biz, DC/Marvel/Dark Horse artist and inker Mark McKenna. Mark tells some stories abouit breaking into the industry, his time on staff at DC and in the Marvel Bullpen, his first time working on Detective Comics and the new kickstarter for his book Combat Jacks #3.
This week I had the extreme pleasure of getting to know indie comic journalist Crystal O'Rourke. Crystal, a.k.a The Indie Huntress, is a writer for TheOutHousers.com and a staunch supporter of the independent comic community. We chat about her foray into the comics world, the motivations behind her writing and the art of the interview. As well, there's a little bit of a history lesson on The Weapon it's self as Crystal flips the script on me and I find myself responding to her own queries. We also discuss Michigan, gush about some of our favourite artists and dwell upon the man in black himself, the indelible Dirk Manning. Hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did. Take it ease.
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This week The Jedi Ras welcomes the founder of Warrior Innkeeper Comics, Benjamin Kreger to talk about the kickstarter for his new book The Black Suit of Death and his career in comics.
Long time friend and frequent guest Anthony Ruttgaizer a.k.a "Kingdom" James, comic writer and pro wrestler, returns to the Weapon to chat about his new Kickstarter for The F1rst Hero Vol.2 from Action Lab, his farewell tour on the wrestling circuit and memories of the late, great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
Check out everything Anthony is up to at Sixteen Hectares and a Moose
What if Walter White was a hippy? Jay and Stan ponder this and chat about DC's upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke, Batman V Superman, Smallville and what the hell IS Supernatural anyway? Also, Stan gives a review of his experience at the Garden State Comic Fest with Nemesis Studios. Up, Up and away!
This week I'm joined by writer and co-founder of the Michigan Comics Collective, Travis McIntire ( Up the River, Source Point Press) to talk about his new family friendly comic book project inspired by Filipino folklore and mythology called Bayani and the 9 daughters of the Moon. Check out the kickstarter with some amazing reward tiers including work from Jay Fosgitt and Mark McKenna!
Quod Erat Inveniendum! This week we feature a chat thought lost with the Comicstorian from Denver Comic Con '15. We'd had some trouble locating this file due to technical difficulties arising from recording on site at DCC but El Hawkez refused to give up and now The Jedi Ras is very pleased to bring you a very fun interview with comic book YouTuber , The Comicstorian. Following that, Da Nerdette, host of The Comics and Coffee podcast drops by to share her reactions to all the amazing trailer goodness that came out of San Diego comic Con last weekend, focusing on Batman v. Superman and The Suicide Squad.
This week we discuss the recent events surrounding the legalization of same-sex marriage, Canada Day celebrations and The Batman.
The Jedi Ras chats with writer Greg Wright, author of Wild Bullets. Greg is a member of the Michigan Comics Collective and his story has been brought to life through a coming together of some very talented members of the Collective. We talk all about the book, those involved and what it took to bring this ambitious book to fruition.
After a long journey of Comic Con tales and adventures The Jedi Ras returns to the L5J studios and welcomes Stan, Anthony, Francis and El Hawkez for a good 'ole geek out chat 'em up. We talk the DCU, MCU, Convergence , Secret Wars, Ganjables and more. Good times.
The Jedi Ras heads to Denver Comic Con to hook up with his Points of Interest podcast network co-horts El Hawkez and Francis The Other Guy to represent P.O.I in the Podcast Peak section of DCC'15. This episode features chats with Star Wars author Kevin J. Anderson about the EU, it's history and what's new on his agenda as well as a talk with his padawan Peter J. Wacks, author of Second Paradigm. Also, The Jedi Ras experiences Denver as any ganjable enthusiast would, hear the results of his wacky adventure and enjoy some clips from Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel's Animaniac's sing a long!
This is a live Podcasting panel from Motor City Comic Con 2015 featuring your's truly, Matt, Tony and Derek from Drunk On Comics and Real Big Dev of the Snake Oil Comics Podcast. We chat all things podcasting including influences, styles, equipment, set up, publishing, promotion and etiquettes as well as answering audience questions. This is a fantastic listen for beginners and pod vets alike!
For Part 3 of our MCCC '15 extravaganza The Jedi Ras has the honour of chatting with legendary Star Wars and Suicide Squad writer John Ostrander, custom lightsaber smiths Solo's Hold and Darth Alice, con security/Sith lord Adam Tornow and the return to the show of E. Roger Mitchell of The Walking Dead and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. to help me close out the show!
I was very honoured to have the pleasure of moderating writer Dirk Manning's Write or Wrong panel at MCCC '15. Dirk is a freelance writer whose credits include Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee and Write or Wrong, a beginner's guide to writing comics as well as Image comics and Newsarama. He's a very inspirational fellow and if you're an aspiring writer you won't want to miss this, especially the Faygo incident...
What a grand adventure once again this year at Motor City Comic Con in beautiful Novi, Michigan. The Jedi Ras will be bringing you tons of fantastic fun over the next several parts of our MCCC extravaganza. First up, a right jolly romp through Artist's Alley including chats with Kelly O'Hara, Jay Fosgitt, Jason Westlake, Nick Francis, Joshua Werner, Source Point Press and Jason Ujvari. All incredibly talented artists, this episode is a pure celebration of the insanely positive vibes emitted from this convention. Please click their names to experience their amazing work and visit An Elegant Weapon or our Facebook page to enjoy our photo gallery of the event.
The Jedi Ras shares his thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Suicide Squad filming here in Toronto and a very special chat featured from the 80's Toy Expo with voice acting legend Jim Cummings ( Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, Hondo and many, many, many, many, many more).
The Jedi Ras and Derek of the Drunk On Comics podcast run through all the upcoming guests, artists, events, adventures and good times to be had at Michigan's largest pop culture event Motor City Comic Con 2015 ! Both An Elegant Weapon and Drunk On Comics will be covering the event happening May 15,16 and 17th. Hope to see you all there!!
El Hawkez joins The Jedi Ras to talk about the recent barrage of trailers including The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman, upcoming Con events and The Jedi Ras recounts his day at The GTA Comic Con featuring a chat with Zach Galligan of The Gremlins!
We round out our Great Philly Con extravaganza with a few chats from artists' ally including Coat of Arms Comics founder and creator of The Chronicles of Mayre Joe Carbone, IDW artist J.K. Woodward and his pod partner on JK's Happy Hour Darryl Taylor, founder of The Taylor Network of Podcasts and we close things out with a podbomb on the guys from local Philly podcast Super Hero Speak!
The Great Philly Con extravaganza continues with a live panel pod featuring the voice of Kim Possible herself, the fun and beautiful Ms. Christy Carlson Romano! We chat about the art of voice over, broadway, growing up in the Disney universe, Q and A and much much more!
The Jedi Ras brings you Part 1 of The Weapon's Great Philadelphia Comic Con coverage 2015! On this installment's intro The Jedi Ras shares his experience moderating the Jonathan Frakes panel, recommends his fave kickstarter projects for the week and gives you a preview of what's to come next in his Philly Con coverage. Following the Ras' few minutes of babbling he brings you a really fun live panel interview discussion with accomplished voice actor Mark Dodson ( Salacious Crumb, The Gremlins ) ! Stay tuned for Part 2 coming very soon!
The Jedi Ras attends Toronto Comic Con 2015 and brings you some fantastic chats with artist Jay Fosgitt ( Bodie Troll, My Little Pony, Necronomicomics ) , writer Ricky Lima and artist Shane Heron ( The Black Hole Hunters Club ) , artist Shawn Daley ( TerraQuill ) writer Anthony Ruttgaizer and artist Danny Zabbal ( Action Lab's The F1rst Hero Vol 2 ) and of course our favourite seamstress and geek girl SparkleGirl Jen!
Check out more pics and fun stuff at www.anelegantweapon.ca !
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Next up...The Great Philladelphia Comic Con!!
Francis The Other Guy and Anthony Bachman join The Jedi Ras as he shares an epiphany or two surrounding the massive deluge of Star Wars news in the past little while, reconciling his love and investment of time in the Expanded Universe ( Now Legends ) with the shiny new hope that is Rebels, Journey to the Force Awakens, Kanan, The Last Padawan, Aftermath, Marvel comics and the first stand alone Star Wars movie Rogue One. Wild baseless speculations on what is to come are, of course, also discussed as we cover a great deal of parsecs this week on An Elegant Weapon!
The Jedi Ras welcomes back to the show, long time friends, the creators of the sci-fi cyber punk graphic novel Human. Writer Gabe Smith and artist Ryan Merrill sit in to discuss comics, con life, and the upcoming collection of Human Vols 1 and 2 , Anthropocene : The Human Saga.
We review the Star Wars Rebels finale, the Motor City Comic Con guest list and Batman issue #39 before The Jedi Ras converses with writer Travis Mcintire and artist Stephen Sharar about the kickstarter for their new book Up The River from Source Point Press.
Comic book writer / DJ / Pro Wrestler and long time friend Anthony Ruttgaizer joins The Jedi Ras to chat about his upcoming kickstarter for The F1rst Hero Vol. 2 for Action Lab, his final tour in the wrestling biz, Gotham, our first look at Jason Mamoa's AquaMan and a whole lotta Star Wars.
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The Jedi Ras lays down his thoughts on this season of Star Wars Rebels thus far, Episode VII news and rumors, Motor City Comic Con's ever expanding guest list as well as Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and more, more , more.
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We start off with a review of this week's episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Gotham and give our thoughts on the big Marvel Spidey movie news followed by an in depth discussion with writer Dirk Manning. Praise Cthulu!
Visit the kickstarter for Dirk's Tales of Mr. Rhee "Karmageddon" Deluxe Hardcover Edition
After spewing a little comic book news with El Hawkez about Superman's new power, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow and Star Wars, The Jedi Ras converses with local Toronto artist and super duper nice guy Shawn Daley about the highly successful kickstarter for his project Terra Quill Collected. Support your local indie artists!
Anthony Bachman joins the Jedi Ras for a good ole fashioned geek out of epic proportions, discussing The Flash, Gotham, Constantine, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D, Agent Peggy Carter, Arrow, a potential new X-men T.V. show, casting Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones, the effects of the Secret Wars, comic book movies and the comic book universe, super hero superbowl bets, missing mustaches, chocolate milk and much much more! ...phew.
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The Jedi Ras is joined by Derek of the Drunk On Comics Podcast to lay down their initial reactions to the news that broke mere hours before recording this episode that Marvel's upcoming Secret Wars would result in the joining of the 616 and Ultimate universes into one rebooted ( Think they'll have 52 titles?) uniform entity. We also share our thoughts on Marvel's newly released Star Wars #1 and a tangent of other booze and weed fueled conversations. Flick yo bics and crack a cold one...engage!
And check out the new web comic from Anthony Ruttgaizer, Heroes of Homeroom C!
This week The Jedi Ras welcomes writer Kasey Pierce a.k.a Kosmic Kasey. Great times are had discussing art, life, inspiration, movies, comics, the Michigan scene and more. Pure Pod 'n Roll, Killer.
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The Jedi Ras returns with Bachman and El Hawkez to bring in the new year! The boys discuss the year in cannabis, The Ras' catching up on Arrow, The Flash and the rest of the DC T.V. universe over the holidays as well as the rumours around the potential Star Wars EpXII casting of several actors from The Raid movie series.
We also invite you to flick yo Bics and visit the brand new anelegantweapon.ca !!
Prepare thy bics, packeth thy bowls and twisteth thy spliffs! To celebrate The Weapon's year end episode The Jedi Ras is joined by Nathaniel Baker of Agromania Ink and creator of The Bud, Gary "Odd" Edmund of Odd Comics.
We wish you and yours a very happy holiday and prosperous new year!
The Knights of the Pod Table convene for a full on geek out about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer followed by an in depth review of the first half season of Gotham.
With Anthony Bachman, Francis The Other Guy, El Hawkez , Jay Webb and The Jedi Ras,
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Here it is, kids! The final installment of our Great Allentown Comic Con series. We close things out with a bang as the Jedi Ras hosts the Q and A panel for the one and only Uhura herself, Nichelle Nichols. Ms. Nichols regales us with stories of her days on Star Trek, working for Gene Roddenberry and with William Shatner, advice from Martin Luther King Jr, and much more from her legendary career, even Truck Turner!
Live long and prosper!
The Jedi Ras conducts floor interviews from The Great Allentown Comic Con featuring Gigi Edgley ( Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Hashtag ) comic artist Mark McKenna ( Banana Tails, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Detective Comics ) and Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens, Kim Possible, Family Guy )
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The Jedi Ras moderates the Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Tombstone) panel LIVE from the Great Allentown Comic Con 2014!
LIVE from panel room 2 at The Great Allentown Comic Con 2014 in Pennsylvania. The Jedi Ras welcomes co-host of The G and T show, Nick Minecci for a lively comic book discussion with lots of audience participation from cos-players Bellechere, Soni Aralynn and Spencer Doe!
Francis The Other Guy regales The Jedi Ras with a quick recanting of his experience at Stan Lee's Comikaze before they head deep into their theories and reactions to the Doctor Who series 8 finale "Dark Water". Spoilers, sweeties!!!
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The Jedi Ras and fellow Pod Table Knight Anthony Bachman talk hard for Halloween discussing the current state of comic book movie making and it's effect on the comic book world and our favourite 80"s horror flicks.
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Topics : The Avengers : Age of Ultron , Blade , Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Zack Snyder, Iron Man , Superman , Marvel, X-men , Fox , DC , Warner Bros , A Nightmare on Elm street , Friday the 13th , Jason Voorhies , Stephen King , Creepshow 2 , Horror genres.
The Jedi Ras welcomes Mike Dean and Tim Radecki, writer/creators of Super-Bud, a comic about heroes & villains and an experimental strain of marijuana nicknamed "SuperBud". We chat about the book as well as comics in general, movies, Batman and the sweet sweet cheeba. Pack a bowl, flic yo bics and enjoy!
Please visit the kickstarter for Super-Bud issue 2 and support!
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The Jedi Ras and Derek of the Drunk On Comics podcast hangout to console each other while missing New York Comic Con. The boys get into deep chat discussing the controversy surrounding the influence of the cinematic side of the business of comics themselves. Also, reviews of Batman, Justice League and JL United's Future's End editions, The Death of Wolverine and the art of Mr. Ryan Lee. Pop yo tops, flick yo bics and enjoy!
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The Jedi Ras and Sortageek get surgical as they take a scalpel to Gotham and Doctor Who, performing an in depth dissection of the first few episodes of both series. Other stuff things touched upon include Elementary, Sherlock, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. and Guardians of the Galaxy.
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The Jedi Ras welcomes writer Ricky Lima ( Black Hole Hunters Club ) and artist D.A. Bishop ( Stranger ) to discuss their new project Deep Sea, an original graphic novel. Please visit the Deep Sea OGN Kickstarter for a preview and support this original and imaginative story from two talented Canadian comic creators!
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Part 2 of our FanExpo special is a jam packed journey through a variety of chats with Drunk On Comics , Tony Miello , Pat Davidson , Shawn Daley , Action Lab , DNDUI podcast , SparkleGirl Jen and Ryan Stegman !
Thx again to all those who took the time to talk with The Jedi Ras and thank you to all the organizers and volunteers for this year's event. Bravo! See ya next year!
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The Jedi Ras welcomes Derek and Kevin of the Drunk on Comics podcast for their maiden voyage to North America's 3rd largest pop culture convention to celebrate FanExpo Canada's 20th year. Hear chats from con watering hole Hoops and from our home in Artist's Alley at P106 hanging out with Anthony Ruttgaizer, Lee Moder and a featured conversation with Jamal Igle. Also featured is an interview with Phil Fraboni of The 501st Legion Canadian Garrison who absolutely outdid themselves this year with an incredible exhibit. Enjoy the ride!
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Check out the 2014 Fanexpo photo album including lots of great cosplay and exhibit displays on An Elegant Weapon's Facebook page or in the photo gallery link in the menu above.
Stay tuned for a mega packed part 2 and hear chats with DNDUI podcast, Pat Davidson, Shawn Daley, Sparkle Girl, Action Lab and Ryan Stegman!
The Jedi Ras welcomes writer Dirk Manning (Nightmare World, Mr. Rhee, Write or Wrong) to the show for a chat about the art of writing, creating comics and chasing the dream.
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Stay tuned next week for our 3rd annual FanExpo adventure!!
It's time to gear up for Fan Expo 2014! The show commences next week and The Jedi Ras assembles FanExpo favourites Anthony Ruttgaizer, SparkleGirl Jen, Shawn Daley and Derek of Drunk On Comics to share in our plans and excitement for the show.
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We first pay tribute to the legacy of Robin Williams before a chat with guest Rochelle Davis of The Crow.
If you or someone you know is sad, talk to them, hug them. One love... For help with depression please call Canada's Mental Health line.
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Join The Jedi Ras as he and Dereck of The Drunk On Comics podcast bring you a special cross-pod comics review edition of our respective 112th episodes. Books reviewed and discussed include The Wake, Dead Letters, The First Hero, Bodies and the Justice League.
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The Jedi Ras joins up with Stan while on the noblest of missions chatting San Diego Comic Con and Nemesis Studios news along the way. A super fun chat 'em up fueled by the excitement of The Batman's glowing white eyes of ass kicking glory!
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The Jedi Ras burns his way through topics including Star Wars, Doctor Who, Dawn of Justice and Toronto World Pride weekend. This episode we also feature a very special chat between El Hawkez and Sam Witwer (Being Human, The Clone Wars, Smallville) from Starfest 2014.
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El Hawkez joins The Jedi Ras to talk Star Wars,Episode VII, recant his tales of Denver Comic Con 2014 and discuss the differences in cannabis use between Denver and Toronto.
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The Jedi Ras is joined by the creative force behind the new comic Toe Tag Riot. Sean Von Gorman(The Secret Adventures of Houdini) and Matt Miner(Liberator) talk about the inspiration, conception and future of Toe Tag Riot.
Visit the kickstarter for Toe Tag Riot and support the cause!
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The Jedi Ras is joined by his Rogue Squadron, The Bach-man, El Hawkez and the Other Guy for a chat about all the latest news surrounding Episode VII.
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This is the final installment of An Elegant Weapon's Motor City trilogy. One final thank you for all the hospitality and support The Weapon received from all involved and Happy 25th Motor City. It was truly sensational. On this episode we feature 2 incredible conversations with Bob Camp( Ren and Stimpy, Tiny Toons, Thunder Cats, Ice Age: The Meltdown) and William Zabka( The Karate Kid, How I met Your Mother). Both shared some incredible, funny stories and amazing insights into their respective careers. Following these chats please also enjoy a very special edition of An Elegant Weapon presents...Drunk On Comics : After Dark. I got excessively drunk. And Loud. And I am embarrassed. Please enjoy.
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The adventure continues featuring chats with artists Nick Francis, Ryan Lee of The Naturals and The Walking Dead's Jane MacNeil!
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Here it is, kids! Part 1 of our official coverage of Motor City Comic Con 2014. On this episode we put the spotlight on Star Wars with featured interviews with artists Joe Corroney and Mark McKenna as well as a chat with the 501st Legion Michigan Garrison. A Jedi Ras cut.
The Batpod sessions return as guests Jay Webb, Stan Konopka and El Hawkez aurally gather within the L5J studios to discuss the reveal of the Batfleck and help The Jedi Ras gear up to cover Motor City Comic Con this coming weekend in Michigan. A Jedi Ras cut.
It's our 100th episode party featuring Anthony Bachman, Francis Fernandez, Josh Hawks, Stan Konopka and very special guest Michael Zapcic of AMC's Comic Book Men and the I Sell Comics podcast returns to join in on the celebration! Make Pod. A Jedi Ras cut.
The Jedi Ras invades the inaugural year of the GTA Comic Con. Chats include an interview with the super awesome E. Roger Mitchell (The Walking Dead, Catching Fire, Anchorman 2) Anthony Ruttgaizer ( The First Hero,Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers), Alphonso Espinos (Studio Comix, The Night Spike) Joe Osei Bonsuand Mark Williams ( The Heroes of the World) The Puppettrazzi ( The Del Morgado Show ) Toronto Joker ( That Joker Guy ) and The X-men of Toronto!
The Jedi Ras welcomes Ross May, writer of Devil Dealers and Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We talk Turtles, Eastman and Laird, Star Wars and Devil Dealers, his new book from Markosia Enterprises along with artist Brett Wood. Prepare for fiddle battle. A Jedi Ras cut.
Shawn Nixon and The Jedi Ras head down to Toronto Comic Con 2014. The Jedi Ras chats with artist Shawn Daley of Terraquill, creator of the web comic Ball and Chain Christina Marin and Geek seamstress SparkleGirl Jen while Nixon conducts a little business with Tony Moore. A Jedi Ras cut.
Freelance artist Nicole Bresner (artist behind our Leia logo) joins The Jedi Ras to talk about life, art, kids, and her first steps into the comic world. Visit Scarlett Moon Studio on Etsy and furycomic.com.
The Jedi Ras welcomes Andy and Chip, creators of the upcoming comic The Adventures of Super Stoner! This book is right up The Weapon's alley and these fine fella's made for a fantastic conversation about making comics and cannabis culture in North America. Please check out the Kickstarter for Super Stoner! and support the cause! A Jedi Ras cut.
We pay tribute to Bob Marley on what would have been his 69th birthday and then delve into some Highlander hijinks peppered with a wee bit of the Star Wars. One love, A Jedi Ras cut.
The Jedi Ras invades the first annual Ontario Collector's Con! Conversations with the voice of Michelangelo, The Tick, and Sentinal Prime Townsend Coleman, Commanding Officer of the 501st Legion, Canadian Garrison, Roy Mitchell and Con founder and organizer Colin. Transformers, Turtles and Star Wars, oh my! A Jedi Ras cut.
This week we get all excitable about a great many things. El Hawkez lounges out as I squee romantic about Son of Batman, Episode 7, Man of Steel sequel delays and the release of TART and OF STONE on Comixology. Also this coming weekend's Ontario Collectors Con featuring Townsend Coleman, Nikolai Volkoff and some uber cool door prizes. Good Times! A Jedi Ras cut.
The Jedi Ras starts off 2014 by answering YOUR questions about Star Wars, Comics and our dear sweet Mary Jane and gives his review of Time of The Doctor. A Jedi Ras cut.
A straight up chat about life,comics and art in Toronto with local artist Shawn Daley. Shawn is a great new talent on the Toronto scene and a hell of a nice guy. Go visit ShawnDaley.ca and check out his fine cartoons and creations including issue three of TerraQuill. He'll also be in Artist's alley this Sun. Dec 15. at the Toronto Comic Con at the MTCC. Drop by and say hello! A Jedi Ras cut.
We have parked our TARDIS and fired up the X-Wings! It's back to the usual blunt induced banter with topics including Star Wars ep.7 casting calls, Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman and X-men: Apocolypse. We also feature an encounter between our roaming reporter Stan and the original Bruce Leroy, Taimak, star of the '80's martial arts flick The Last Dragon. Get the glow! A Jedi Ras cut. art by: @FuryConception on twitter
All right, sweeties! It's the fourth and final installment of our month long Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration. Put on your brainy specs, grab your jelly babies and join Adam, Francis and The Jedi Ras for a gushing account of The Day of The Doctor. Save the day. Make Pod. A Jedi Ras cut.
Part 2 of our Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations! Whovian and fellow POI'er Francis " The Other Guy " Fernandez joins the chat as we explore theories of The Valeyard, personality traits of the various incarnations of The Doctor and their relationships to their companions and even manage to sneak in a little review of the Yahoo Man of Steel Fan QandA event. A Jedi Ras cut.
This is the first episode in our month long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Whovian, Adam Hawkes, joins The Jedi Ras for a conversation through time and space. Geronimo!!
Happy All Hallow's eve! The Bachman joins me to babble on about the Bat and Mr. Boogedy. A Jedi Ras cut.
This episode is our first official in person international crosspod as Thom of the GeekgirlNerdboy podcast travels to the magical land of Toronto where the Jedi Ras plays tour guide on a journey through the city that inspired Metropolis. Head over to GeekgirlNerdboy to check out their version of this ep and much much more! Make Pod. A Jedi Ras cut.
I'm joined by fellow FanDads Stan Konopka of Nemesis Studios, illustrator Nick Francis and comic reviewer Jay Webb to discuss father hood in the genre community and of course, The Batman. A Jedi Ras cut.
Derek of Drunk On Comics joins me to chat with Kevin Joseph, creator/writer of the comic TART, to celebrate the funding of Tart's kickstarter project. Check it out as TART prepares to invade New York! And also check out our new and improved home at The Points Of Interest Podcast Network A Jedi Ras cut.
It's The Weapon's annual Fan Expo extravaganza! Join me, The Jedi Ras, and my cohort El Hawkez as we take you through over two hours of amazing interviews and adventures from Fan Expo Canada 2013! A Jedi Ras cut. Please visit The Weapon's blog for pics and links pertaining to this episode's guests and good times! An Elegant Weapon Blog
Long time friend Anthony Ruttgaizer guests as we flick our bics for the 75th episode, kids! We talk about his upcoming comic for Action Lab entitled The 1rst Hero and talk a 'lil walk down memory lane. 75 shows. It's all thx to you guys. The Force is strong with you. Good times. Please clickety click right here to check out an indiegogo for The 1rst Hero A Jedi Ras cut.
Gabe Smith and Ryan Merill, writer and artist of the graphic novel Human, join me to talk about the upcoming Human Vol.2. Check the kickstarter and support! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084775544/human-issue-2?ref=category A Jedi Ras cut.
Stan from Nemesis studios joins me to discuss my recent drive-in adventure and I spend some time talking comics with reviewer Jay Webb. WARNING: Wolverine spoilers! A Jedi Ras cut.
Special guests are Derek and Kevin of the Drunk on Comics podcast. Hilarity ensues. A Jedi Ras cut.
I journey to, a member of my Fanexpo fellowship, Ian's house of ill repute to flick of the bic and talk of many things. Also featuring another installment of Kristy's Cantina. Namaste. A Jedi Ras cut.
This session's Knights of the Pod table consist of Sirs Anthony Bachman, Josh Hawkes, J.M. Clark, Francis Fernandez and first timer Dame Savanna. A Jedi Ras cut.
I get to sit down with the amazing D.A. Bishop (@renerd on twitter) to talk about his zombie webcomic STRANGER, FanExpo, Zombie flicks and the Toronto Comic Book community. Find STRANGER at... stranger.renerd.com A Jedi Ras cut.
Phoenix and I welcome friends Stan Konopka of Nemesis Studios and Chris Ferrell of All Things Good and Nerdy Podcast for an impromptu discussion to get Man Of Steel off our chests in preparation for the Junk Food podcast network's presentation of Spoiler Alert Theatre ; The Man Of Steel session. Lots of varied opinions and points of view here making for a great conversation, please enjoy! WARNING; CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!!! A Jedi Ras cut.
El Hawkez returns for a jabber on jam session as we introduce the first installment of " Kristy's Cantina ". May the Dark Roast be with you! A Jedi Ras cut.
El Hawkez joins me to welcome Slick McFavourite of Openyourtoys.com for quite the indepth Toy discussion. We chat He-man, G.I. Joe, Transformers and of course, The 'Wars. A JediRas cut.
My good friend and fellow Junk Food member, Anthony Bachman, colourist for GEEK and host of The Next Element Podcast, joins me for a chat about Pro wrestling, Stephen King and a certain galaxy far,far away. A Jedi Ras cut.
Join me, Jay The Jedi Ras, on my first solo show. I play some clips from my adventure at Altered States, my LCS, on FCBD and ramble on about Star Wars a wee bit as I work out the kinks of being a solo host. Hope you enjoy! A Jedi Ras cut.
The Jedi Ras and Da Nerdette welcome Liberator creator Matt Miner and Jason Ford of The Wombates to chat about their experiences at C2E2 2013. A Jedi Ras cut.
We welcome Stan Konopka, James Clark, and Jay Webb for an epic Bat-chat to say farewell to Sean on his final episode. May the Force be with him. A RAW cut.
Our friends El Hawkez, Comics Kyle and Monkey Squad One creator Doug Michel join the rotation as we get silly lit for this comic book conversational celebrating our 2nd Annual 4/20 show. Good times. A JediRas cut
We welcome James and Jason Ford of The Wombmates podcast for a comic book crossover conversation. We had an absolute blast talking with these awesome fellows and we hope you enjoy. You can find The Wombmates on twitter @TheWombmates, and on Itunes. Word. A Jedi Ras cut.
We're joined by artist Nick Francis to discuss he and Potatowast3's 11:59 from Grayhaven comics as well as reviews on Dr.Atlantis, Tart and Yuki vs. Panda. We also discuss Death Of The Family now that The Jedi Ras has finally finished reading it! A Jedi Ras cut.
Potatowast3 and The Jedi Ras head up to the 20th for a wee bit o' te dee te ta te tay te dee with fellow Junk Food member, host of Geek Love Radio and A Critical Moment of Awesome, Francis Fernandez. Also, we pop our friend Jorge Rodriguez 's pod cherry whilst discussing an emotional cornucopia of topics. Failte! A Jedi Ras cut.
The adventures of The Jedi Ras at Toronto Comic Con 2013. Lots of guests, interviews and GOOD TIMES!
Went to the darkside. The cookies were delicious. We're joined by X-man expert Shaun Nixon and his neighbor Darren in preparation for next week's Toronto Comic-con. A JediRas cut.
As a special treat for a friend who has been with us from the beginning we delve DEEP into the Star Wars expanded universe. Happy Birthday, Kristy! A Jedi Ras cut.
We get baked and talk about Star Wars. Shocking, I know. A Jedi Ras cut
This one's a nice short and sweet jabber on about the usual topics on the cusp of The Jedi Ras' Birthday. A Jedi Ras cut.
Livers vs. Lungs, Bud vs. Booze, Canadians vs. Americans,Marvel vs. DC, An Elegant Weapon vs. Drunk on Comics. The JediRas cut.
We decided to take a different route this week and added a little structure to the show. Drunk on Comic's structure to be exact. Check out our tribute to one of our favourite podcasts and new friends Drunk On Comics, also available on Itunes. We also deliver one of our patented PODBOMB's to fellow Junk Food podcastor Chris of All Thing Good and Nerdy. Bottom's up! A JediRas cut.
The Boys welcome blogger, Star Wars fanatic, and longtime friend Kristy for an epic star wars conversation spurred on by the recent news that JJ Abrams will be helming Episode 7. This one's ALL about The Wars!! A Jedi Ras cut.
Phoenix and Jay welcome Stan(@Nemesis_studios) and Cos-player Lex Noil for a chat 'em up about superheros!
After spending some time reviewing The Dark Knight returns part 2, Superior Spider-man and Star Wars #1, we travel to the twentieth to face the trial of the twelve inch doob. Featuring The El Hawkez. Warning: We get high. REALLY high. A Jedi Ras cut.
It's a jam packed discussion about independent comics featuring fans and creators Jay Webb, Tim Conroy, Kyle "loves comics",Gabe Smith, writer/creator of Human, Anthony Bachman, colourist on GEEK , and Anthony Ruttgaizer, writer/creator of The First Hero. You'll hear discussions on Saga, Prophet, Tart, Human, TMNT, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Action Labs, what makes an indie an indie and much much more! Get ready to dive into a couple hours of Independent Insanity! A Jedi Ras cut.
Phoenix & Jay welcome Stan & Tracy from the Media Junk Food family to talk about resolutions and goals for the coming year.
We're joined by yet another comic book loving Brit as Jay Webb Skypes in for a little hang out sesh. Check out Jay's blog at InterComics.com A Jedi Ras cut.
It's hard to believe it, but we've managed to last 50 freakin' episodes!!!!
For this episode we welcome Matt Miner to the AEW family.
Matt is the brainchild behind the upcoming comic LIBERATOR.
I say "upcoming" comic because it is currently in the kickstarter phase.
So hear him talk about the book here, than go help the guy fund this project. Believe me, it'll be worth it.
Find us all on twitter
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(maybe the last potatowast3 cut for a while too)
The entire Junk Food Network comes together to say hello and wish all our wonderful listeners a very Happy New Year! Listen as we manage to pull off a 13 person podcast!
It's our festivus episode! We talk about booze and some other stuff. Also some pretty exciting news about T.O Comiccon... HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!! A Jedi Ras cut.
Jay and Sean go on an away mission down to our LCS Altered States Comics in Clarkson for some serious comic book conversation with owners Dave and Doug and trusted sidekick Harry. Anyone interested in what it's like to own a shop in this business should really enjoy this chat. Execlsior! A half assed Potatowast3 intro/outro cut.
Join Phoenix and Jay as they welcome Chris and Naki from All Things Good and Nerdy to discuss the upcoming award season!
We suffer a transporter malfunction as we chat up some straight talky talk. A Jediras cut.
An Elegant Weapon Presents a brand new show spun off from our segment with Phoenix Da Nerdette! Catch up on all your pop culture news in the world of Geekdom with Phoenix, Jay, Sean and friends on the Junk Food Lunch Break!
Potatowast3 sits down with Jediras and WeapoNix to chat about their day at the Fall Toronto Comicon, the 2nd installment of The JunkFood Lunch Break w/ F'n Phoenix and the introduction of... Ian Strachan. A JediRas cut.
This episode we rap comics,hockey,the 80's and The Junk Food Lunch Break with F'n Phoenix makes it's debut! Lots of laughs on this one so please enjoy! A Jediras cut.
This is the audio recording of our very first LIVE episode. We had a few echo problems and we're still working out the kinks, but Anthony and Josh stop by to hang out and Potatowast3 gets broken, so please enjoy! A Jediras cut. (barely.)
Apologies for taking so long to get this posted.
But, we did lay down 4 podcasts last week for you to listen to, so hopefully you were all caught up by the time this posted!
The first half of this was heavy on the edits, than illness took over and the second half is pretty much raw talk.
I hope you enjoy
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Junk Food Podcast network members Chris, Jay, Sean , and Anthony hook up to discuss the recent acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney. A fantastic conversation! Nerds unite!
The knights of the pod table assemble to discuss the wonderful world of podcasting. A great listen for any podcast fan and even some tips for you newbies! Enjoy!
We crawl outta the man cave and into the garage having paid a visit to the 20th on the way. A Jediras cut.
We're all L5J He's a lad from Coventry This is An Elegant Weapon that was a haiku Tim Conroy hooks up with us to talk some..… Follow us on on twitter @Aswimtobirds @potatowast3 @jediras @AEWpodcast GOODTIMES
The west coast invades as old friend of the Jediras, Erin from Vancouver and Human Comics creator/writer Gabe Smith from Long Beach join the conversation. This episode contains many flicking of the bics... A JediRas cut.
Comics Kyle joins us to talk some comics,coffee, and ganja for our 1 year birthday. A JediRas cut.
We talk about 80's
toys and television
get bloodshot eyes and have
The Knights of the Pod Table assemble to bring you the Doctor Who session.
This episode we are joined by nerd royalty,
This episode is loaded with
and flicks of the bic.
ON THE TWITTER
Share the AEW familiy's experience at Canada's largest celebration of all things pop culture, FanExpo! Join various members of the clan at various exciting moments throughout four days of fanboy geekdamonium. Featuring special guests SparkleGirl Jenn and Anthony Rutgaizer, this podcast is 2 hrs , 4 mins, and 20 seconds of GOOD TIMES. A JediRas cut.
In this Episode
Jediras pays his respects to True Romance director Tony Scott.
It's our pre-FanExpo podcast
We talk about
another song gets added to the Patient Clem soundtrack
and a bunch of other nonsense.
In other words, the usual.
a @jediras masterpiece.....
....at least thats what he told me.
Another milestone episode
Superman Sketch Battle
as well as say farewell to a couple of loved twitter handles
FOLLOW US AT THESE ONES
GOOD (XXX) TIMES
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is lured out of his mancave
with the promise of
It's @potatowast3's Bday
has come to town.
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TDKR spoiler within.
Ganja consumption too.
for a podcast mashup.
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We've hit the quarter century mark in blazing glory.
Michael Zapcic, the man behind the counter at
Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash,
comes on the show and schools us.
You might get schooled here too.
You've heard her name on here before.
@Da_Nerdette hooks up with us for her first ever podcast.
That means we got the Exclusive.
We start this one off straight for the first half hour, talking about our massive news.
Than we flick the bic and I honestly can't really remember what we talked about.
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Anthony Bachman from @NextElementPod invades the L5J in our first crossover.
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Jediras and Potatowast3 bought a new microphone and hadn't worked out the kinks before sitting down to talk with the owners of Altered States Comics and their friend, Harry.
In this landmark milestone episode of An Elegant Weapon your fearless heroes venture away from the L5J studios to visit friends of the show, Shawn Nixon and his neighbour Darren. We are granted an all access pass to the Shawn's X-Cave which houses every Uncanny X-Men title ever put out, including variants. We're also granted access to Darrens garage to smoke some really good weed. The musical interludes for this episode were provided by local band "You Handsome Devil" who are currently writing a theme song for us. As always, thanks for listening. We love you.
Recorded on May 26 2012 This ones heavy, and there's nothing wrong with the gravity. @aswimtobirds and @potatowast3 are throwing down some pencil. @jediras has his own idea of what he wants us to do though! Matt Miner is selling some sick shit, swing by his site for "steals." He's trying to get a kickstarter campaign going. Find him at mattminer.net or on twitter @MattMinerXVX Always hit up Happy Drunk Comics for some Tom. They're at happydrunkcomics.com or on twitter @HappyDrunkComic And I can't leave out @Da_Nerdette and the boys @nextelementpod
It's a long weekend in Canada. So, Jediras took a stab at editing his first podcast. Hopefully it turns out sounding like fireworks.
It took us three tries to get this podcast recorded, stupid technology. With that being said, I'm not going to tell you what happens in this awesome podcast. The first person to leave a comment for this episode will win one of our mistake comics.
In episode XV @jediras has @potatowast3 recast Star Trek Voyager before they try and figure out who'd be good to recast in a remake of Ghostbusters. Jediras breaks down why Highlander 2 was a piece of shit and Potatowaste can hardly spit out the first story arc of the new Wonder Woman. All this and more goes down once we flick the bic.
Jediras and Potatowast3 get together on 4/20 to give a very unorganized 'history' of Jamaican music
We celebrate episode number 13 by going to another comicon. Another comicon also means Shaun and Darran are in the room as Jay and I get stupid high, well, we all get high, I get stupid. xox @potatowast3
Flick your bics and get ready as @jediras and @potatowast3 welcome old school hip hop/wedding dj extraordinaire Tim Kennedy into the L5J studio. Tim would rather we call him DJ Kaos though, or maybe even @doughsy.
The boys in engineering are going to have their hands full repairing the transporter when they hear the abuse I put it through this week.
So many segues this week that I have to find one more. Hmm.
Think you know everything there is to know about Star Wars? Fuck that! Jediras pisses all over your Star Wars knowledge like he’s R Kelly and you’re in a grainy video with him.
Find the show on Twitter @anelegantweapon
@jediras & @potatowast3 talk about recasting Star Wars A New Hope, the Origins of Wolverine, the Statue of Liberty and a more effective way for Wonder Woman to get the truth out of you.
After Darren and Shaun leave the "studio", Sean and Jay enlist Jay's baby mama into Zod's Army. We ain't taking over the world but we're Smoking Els.
Jay and Sean sit down with Shaun and Darren after Toronto ComiCon, March 10 2012
We wanted to put something out before toronto ComiCon 2012
Jay gets the chance to sit down with an AMAZING & SPECTACULAR guest.