Mother F**ker in a Cape

Mother F**ker in a Cape

The MotherF**cker In A Cape podcast series is an informal chat moderated by R. Alan Brooks (writer & co-creator of The Burning Metronome comic book) and Jordan Froelich (the comics guru at Mutiny Information Cafe). We talk with comic book creators, nerd activists and key figures from areas of geek culture that aren't often explored. Geek culture is everywhere! MFIAC looks at where we can all fit into it.

I talked with Pat, an attorney and comics fan, and Ted, a local comics publisher, about the business side of the comics world!
I talked with 3 Asian-American comics creators who are constantly being mistaken for each other, even though they look nothing alike!

Kelly Sue DeConnick Has A Gameplan!

Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:36
Comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick ("Captain Marvel", "Bitch Planet", "Pretty Deadly") talks with me about the strategy of building a comics career.
Comics creators and musicians Aaron Howell and Jake Fairly discuss creating the official comic book for Aaron's band, MF Ruckus.
In this classic episode, I spoke with comics creators Patricia Krmpotich and Andrew Mark.
I'm chatting with Denis Kitchen about founding The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

James O'Barr - La Vida Crow(ca)

Thursday, 16 May 2019 20:47
More talk with James O'Barr, creator of The Crow!

GET MONEY! How Artists Can Make a Living

Thursday, 09 May 2019 00:59
Artist and muralist Thomas "Detour" Evans discusses painting the portrait of Jay-Z.
Artist Adrienne "Adri" Norris discusses her Women Behaving Badly art series.
After years of creating her fantasy graphic novel series, LeyLines, Robin Childs decided to abruptly end it. Why?
Married comics creators Kristina and Rafael Maldonado Bad-Hand discuss...
In pt. 5 of my Countdown to DINK, we hear from Underground Comix pioneers, Denis Kitchen and Howard Cruse.
In pt. 4 of my Countdown to DINK, we hear from Chuck Forsman.
In pt. 3 of my “Countdown to DINK”, I talk with traveling comics creators Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore.

John Leguizamo - Ghetto Klown

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 18:36
Actor and comedian John Leguizamo talks about his graphic novel, "Ghetto Klown", in part 2 of my "Countdown to DINK" episodes.

James O'Barr - Creator of The Crow

Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:51
James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow, talks with me, in the 1st of my "Countdown to DINK" episodes.

Vita Ayala - Wild Wonder Worker

Monday, 15 October 2018 21:17
Prolific comics creator Vita Ayala, writer of Wonder Woman, The Wilds, and Batman Beyond, talks with me!
In this episode, I talk with two black men in the geek world (at Wizard World Iowa): Papa Bear, a talented cosplayer and activist, and Dale Campbell, the creator of animated series for children, which he uses to share his faith.

Stranger Comics: Mortals Who Make Legends

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:56
I talk with the founders of Stranger Comics: Sebastian Jones, Darrell May and Joshua Cozine. We discuss what it takes for them to create a rich fantasy world in their comics, with black characters up front!
I interview the legendary Nichelle Nichols, of Star Trek!
I speak with Marvel Comics artist Alitha Martinez, about her journey from being a child in a Latin family in Florida, to becoming an artist who has drawn some of the most popular characters in comics! We discuss some of her struggles with breaking through the "boy's club" of the 1990s comics industry.
I had a fun conversation with Charisma Carpenter (Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel), for a few moments at this year’s Wizard World Comic Con in Des Moines, IA. 

Lisa Berry: Super AND Natural

Thursday, 26 July 2018 22:24
I sit down with Supernatural's Lisa Berry, to discuss everything from natural hair to Shakespeare, to what it means if you're black and haven't watched Black Panther yet.

Brian Azzarello: Straight Shots

Friday, 29 June 2018 15:40
Renowned comics writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Wonder Woman, Batman) joins me in a bar, at Phoenix Comic Fest, for a conversation about everything from asshole vegans, to political extremism, to how important it is to be able to write characters who have viewpoints you don't agree with.

Arise, People!

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 17:25
I sit down again with the founders of the Arise Music Festival, Paul Bassis and Tierro Lee, to discuss how a music festival can be full of art, meaning and activism.

Arise! Art, Activism and Yoga!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:00
The founders of the Arise Festival, Paul Bassis and Tierro Lee, discuss how art inspires their activism, and how music and yoga work together for a total experience! These guys were a lot of fun to talk to, and I'm sure you'll enjoy this episode as much as I did.

Get Your Comics Out To The World!!! Pt. 2

Saturday, 03 June 2017 21:44
In pt. 2 of this episode, our guests answer questions about how to get your comic book or geek novel out to the world!
So you've finished your comic book or geek novel? Our guests discuss how to get it out the world! WAYNE WINSETT, owner of the Eisner-nominated comic shop, Time Warp Comics and DANI HEDLUND, CEO of Tethered By Letters, a non-profit publisher that focuses on helping young authors get their work published share their secrets with us.
Pt. 2 of the interview with Asian-American comics creators, Lonnie MF Allen, Saro Hang, and Oi Bob Parks.
3 Asian-American comics creators discuss what it’s like to be constantly mistaken for each other, what they hate about Sixteen Candles
We speak with the LaGreca Brothers, Charlie and Jeff, about creating DINK, the Denver Independent Comics Expo!
Part 2 of my interview with Dylan Edwards and Melanie Gillman, discussing some of the adventures and tribuations of being LGBTQ comic book creators!
PART ONE: LGBTQ comics creators Melanie Gillman (Steven Universe, Care Bears & As The Crow Flies) and Dylan Edwards (Politically InQueerect & Transposes)
Recorded the day after the Presidential election, comics creators Kristina BadHand and Gerhard Kaaihue discuss the importance of diversity in comics, both on and off the page.
A few of the other adventures I had while I was in Europe, feat. Justine McKinney

MF'er In Berlin: Modern Graphics Comics Shop

Saturday, 03 December 2016 20:20
Recorded in Berlin: Michael Wiessler, owner of Modern Graphics, one of the most popular comic book stores in Berlin, talks with us.

Remember The Children! Comics for Kids

Thursday, 17 November 2016 21:48
Comics creators Patricia Krmpotich and Andrew Mark discuss how they make comics that entertain, educate and engage children.

Mf'er In England- Melksham Comic Con

Thursday, 03 November 2016 16:47
British comics geeks meet MotherF**ker In A Cape! During his travels through Europe, R. Alan Brooks attended Melksham Comic Con in England!
A lawyer and a publisher discuss comics, contracts with publishing companies, what you should ask for and expect, and all manner of geeky shit!

White Guys Who Hate The Man

Friday, 14 October 2016 14:12
Comic book creators Jake Fairly (This Is Heavy Metal) and Kevin Caron (Badger, Casting Bones) talk with R. Alan Brooks and Jordan Froehlich about how they got into comics, how they feel (as white men) about the recent emphasis on diversity in comics, and what they do to participate in it. Don’t tell anyone, but they also briefly discuss their agenda to take down The Man!
Shanna Katz Kattari (a board certified sexologist and sci-fi/fantasy geek) and Annie Rix, a poet and comic book/sci-fi geek, discuss how having disabilities affects their experiences at comic conventions, representation of disabled comic book characters in geek media and what it means to them that Batgirl is no longer disabled. Plus, what it means to “use up all your spoons”.
Cosplayers Michelle Berra, Justine McKinney and Tara Piehl discuss their passion for their craft, what's it's like to be harrassed by inappropriate fans, and what initially got them into cosplay.

Black Girl Magic

Thursday, 14 July 2016 21:19
Junae Benne, owner of The Gaming Dojo and Mackenzi Bell-Nugent, video game addict and professional dancer/choreographer, discuss how they got into video games and geek culture, and how those worlds treat them as Black women. Also, video game characters with realistic Black hair: where they at?

Sex Work and Comic Books!

Thursday, 14 July 2016 18:57
Sex worker and comic-book creator, D. Sala, shares how she got into both sex work and comics, what she enjoys about both and how one influences the other. She and R. Alan Brooks also discuss a fine piece of cinema called “Zombie Strippers”.
Artists Morgan Beem and Cachet Whitman discuss being female comic book creators; from what initially made them like comic books to how they became artists themselves. Plus, tips on how not to be the “creepy guy” fan.

Your Web-Comic: Make It Win!

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 20:30
The 1st Mutiny Comics podcast recording!   We spoke with Melanie Gillman and Jay Potts, who shared how they built their successful webcomics!