Comic Book Funny, episode #5

Comic Book Funny

The podcast I do with comics genius Ben Hutchings is back! Normally we talk about comics and other silly things, but the new episode is mostly about the animation industry (which is a very silly thing itself).

Here’s the new episode!

Download Comic Book Funny Episode #5: Rude On A Boob

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Comic Book Funny, episode #3

Self-indulgence is the watchword in

Comic Book Funny

with

BEN HUTCHINGS AND DAVID BLUMENSTEIN

Episode #3: Look At What You See

http://www.nakedfella.com/radio/comics_episode03.mp3

In this hour-long slice of cartoonist overkill, we report on how the Comic Book Funny events at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival went, and present chunky excerpts of Week 2’s discussion, featuring Benno, Glenn Smith and Ross Tesoriero (sorry about the audio quality). Also, we finally talk a bit about local comics we like rather than bagging out crap ones.

Beyond this,

  • we chat about our recent visits to Sticky, Gallery 696 and the Melbourne Bar & Bistro (“Melbourne’s Cumhole”)
  • Ben updates us on his drawing board situation
  • we try out some product placement
  • Ben’s Tootleg Boy music gets some well-deserved media love
  • David honks the horn for “Comics In A Day” at the Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival
  • Ben tells of his encounters with FAMOUS PEOPLE!
  • and we end on a song!

Links:
Ben Hutchings – http://www.effect.net/geeen/
Glenn Smith – http://glennoart.com/
Ross Tesoriero – http://www.weirdgalaxy.com/
Aural Text on 3RRR! Thanks to Alicia Sometimes and Stella Glorie for saying “Sing A Song Of Bum Sex” and “Shlong Surgery” live on air – http://www.rrr.org.au/onair.php?pid=21
Trumpet ice cream – http://www.tiptop.co.nz/our_brands.asp?category_id=6
Sticky zine shop – http://www.stickyinstitute.com/
Gallery 696 – http://www.696.com.au/
Brunswick Bound – http://artabase.net/gallery/24-brunswick-bound
Patrick Alexander – http://chickennation.com/
David Tang – http://www.eclectical.org/davidtang/
stikman – http://www.stikmancomics.com/
Paul Elliott from Polyester Books asked the question about how some comix have good art but bad stories and vice versa – http://www.polyester.com.au/
Supanova Pop Culture Expo – http://www.supanova.com.au/
Armageddon Expo – http://www.armageddonexpo.com/
Melbourne Bar & Bistro – http://www.melbournepubs.com/v/465/
Any comics we mentioned without their own website can probably be found at Tabula Rasa Australian comics gallery – http://www.tabula-rasa.info/AusComics/
Try a Google search for Gerard Ashworth. I did, and found full copies of some of his comics online, in PDF format!

Tootleg Boy tracks in this podcast:
– Little Bit Of Jesus

“The Never Ending Story” was written by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey. We adapted our arrangement from a MIDI file, author unknown.

Special thanks to our new robot announcers.

Comic Book Funny, episode #2

Apologies for the mobile phone shenanigans in this episode of

Comic Book Funny

with

BEN HUTCHINGS AND DAVID BLUMENSTEIN

Episode #2: Don’t Be Shame, Be Game

http://www.nakedfella.com/radio/comics_episode02.mp3

In this episode, we are sex-obsessed. We talk about the comics in free youth magazine STREETWIZE and how its spin-off, GAOLWIZE, helped inmates get laid safely, we discuss the least erotic comic book ever made in Australia and even many of Ben’s Tootleg Boy music tracks are about sex. Sexy!

Also, we plug our own stuff again, touch on the giant “Life: Be In It!” ball and classic Aussie cartoonists, there’s plenty of swearing and David impugns the reputation of a dead cartoonist. Plus an exclusive interview with William Shatner!

You can download Ben’s music at his website. Here are the tracks used in this podcast, so you know which ones to get:

  • Sing A Song Of Bum Sex
  • I Am Saucy
  • Pop Punk Is So Exciting
  • Shlong Surgery
  • I Rode To Woden
  • There Is Nothing Like A Sex

Go ahead and comment below if you feel like it. Or send your audio responses to david, at nakedfella dot com.

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Thanks to Benno, we’re on iTunes now! Do a search or something.

Comic Book Funny, episode #1

Time for the first “official” episode of

Comic Book Funny

with

BEN HUTCHINGS AND DAVID BLUMENSTEIN

Episode #1: Have A Big Wank!

http://www.nakedfella.com/radio/comics_episode01.mp3

Ben and David inaugurate their possibly ongoing podcast. Featuring an exclusive interview with Stan Lee, talk about getting your comics out to an audience, news about how comics are invading the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a number of naughty excerpts from Lord Of The Rings.

WHERE STUFF’S AT

0:54 – selling your comics to people?
7:37 – ‘Tales From The Pub’
15:47 – Lord of the Rings: gay?
18:03 – Comic Book Funny, the Comedy Festival show
27:52 – Comics Craft!
28:10 – “interview” with Stan Lee
32:50 – sign off

LINKS

http://www.glennoart.com/
http://www.nickigreenberg.com/
http://www.effect.net/geeen/

Go ahead and comment below if you feel like it. Or send your audio responses to david, at nakedfella dot com.

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Comic Book Funny, episode #0

Finally, a comics podcast! What a novel idea.

Comic Book Funny

with

BEN HUTCHINGS AND DAVID BLUMENSTEIN

Episode #0: Remains Of The Day

http://www.nakedfella.com/radio/comics_episode00.mp3

TOPICS OF CONVERSATION

In this episode #0 (in the comics tradition, it doesn’t have to be so great because it’s our “zero issue”):

  • we introduce ourselves for a bit too long
  • discuss why some other local comics are not that great (and why this angers Ben)
  • David makes a big statement and then goes right back on it
  • we wonder if manga people are loud and annoying or if we are just old
  • meander onto the topic of local “pop culture” events and the interesting people you meet there
  • talk chicken parmagiana
  • clarify details on the musical stings we’re using
  • and David presents a laboured audio joke

CLARIFICATIONS

  • Ben sounds like he’s in a toilet sometimes because he’s live off the satellite from Canberra.
  • All the awesome stings and musical bits were triggered “live”. David will try not to use them so much next time. Or he’ll use them even more.
  • David and Ben both burped once.
  • David doesn’t actually think that homosexuals would necessarily dislike parmas. He apologises for indirectly insinuating this.
  • Ben pointed out this is sort of a cross between an actual interesting podcast and a meandering conversation, so beware.

Why not e-mail us with comments or questions? If we do another one of these we might read them out and respond to them.

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