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). Alan talks 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.

Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:04

Jeff Campbell - This Playwright Don't PLAY!

I'm talking with Jeff Campbell, a dope emcee and a playwright!

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Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:00

Danette Hollowell - Ballerina to Jazz Singer

Today’s guest is Danette Hollowell, a dope jazz singer, who I met on the dancefloor years ago!

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Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:14

Nalo Hopkinson - Brown Girl Did Her Thing!

In this episode, recorded last year (a few months into the pandemic), I talk with the wonderful Nalo Hopkinson! 

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My guest is Francesca Sloane, writer of TV shows like Fargo and Atlanta!

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 23:02

Star Trek Cats: The Journey of Jenny Parks!

Jenny Parks, illustrator & creator of the famous and funny Star Trek Cats books, talks about how she got started in art!

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In this episode, I briefly interview 3 people creating art for Anguish Garden: Carl Carrell, Kevin Caron, & Dailen Ogden. 

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Saturday, 01 February 2020 00:38

White Guys Who Hate The Man!

Another classic 2016 episode, with my guests, Kevin Caron & Jake Fairly. They talk about how they got into comics, why diverse viewpoints in comics are vital, and how they approach making their own comics!

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:01

Horror & Education - Jan C.J. Jones

Jan C. J. Jones, the author of "A Journey With Strange Bedfellows", discusses how her graphic novel began as an audio drama.

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 16:25

The Making of A Comic Book - Anguish Garden

How's a comic book made, from start to finish? I interview the artists who are working with me on my new graphic novel, Anguish Garden. 

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Sunday, 22 December 2019 17:06

The 4 Color Rainbow Pt. 2

Part 2 of this classic episode from 2017: my guests Melanie Gilman and Dylan Edwards discuss LGBTQIA issues in comics!

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Sunday, 22 December 2019 16:57

The 4 Color Rainbow Pt. 1

Happy New Year! Here’s a classic episode: where I learned more about LGBTQ issues in comics.

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I talk with two members of the comics collective, Kymera.

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I spoke with horror comics creators Jolyon B. Yates, Alex Delia and David Espy!

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 01:09

Comedy In Comics - Cori Redford & Neil Ewing

Comics creators Cori Redford and Neil Ewing discuss using comedy in comic books, and how they convey different styles of humor in their books!

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Storyboard artist and comics illustrator Brian Essig-Peppard talks about his work storyboarding movies, commercials and music videos (including A Tribe Called Quest's final video). 

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Comics creators Scorpio Steele and Daniel Crosier discuss using different styles of art in comics storytelling.

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Comics creator Shawn Gustafson discusses his World War 2 comic, The Specialists.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 22:23

Prose Punches: Cameron McVey & O'Brian Gunn!

Authors O'Brian Gunn and Cameron McVey discuss how comics and geek culture have influenced their novel writing.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 16:53

Ken Lizzi - Attorney To Superhumans!

Author Ken Lizzi, who’s also an attorney for Dark Horse Comics, talks about how he decided that he specifically wanted to be a lawyer for a comic book company!

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Nic DuFort, an indie rep, discusses her work as a District Sales Manager for Penguin Random House

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I talked with Pat, an attorney and comics fan, and Ted, a local comics publisher, about the business side of the comics world!

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I talked with 3 Asian-American comics creators who are constantly being mistaken for each other, even though they look nothing alike!
Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:36

Kelly Sue DeConnick Has A Gameplan!

Comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick ("Captain Marvel", "Bitch Planet", "Pretty Deadly") talks with me about the strategy of building a comics career.

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Comics creators and musicians Aaron Howell and Jake Fairly discuss creating the official comic book for Aaron's band, MF Ruckus.

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In this classic episode, I spoke with comics creators Patricia Krmpotich and Andrew Mark.

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I'm chatting with Denis Kitchen about founding The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 20:47

James O'Barr - La Vida Crow(ca)

More talk with James O'Barr, creator of The Crow!

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 00:59

GET MONEY! How Artists Can Make a Living

Artist and muralist Thomas "Detour" Evans discusses painting the portrait of Jay-Z.

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Artist Adrienne "Adri" Norris discusses her Women Behaving Badly art series.

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After years of creating her fantasy graphic novel series, LeyLines, Robin Childs decided to abruptly end it. Why?

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Married comics creators Kristina and Rafael Maldonado Bad-Hand discuss...

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In pt. 5 of my Countdown to DINK, we hear from Underground Comix pioneers, Denis Kitchen and Howard Cruse.

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In pt. 4 of my Countdown to DINK, we hear from Chuck Forsman.

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In pt. 3 of my “Countdown to DINK”, I talk with traveling comics creators Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 18:36

John Leguizamo - Ghetto Klown

Actor and comedian John Leguizamo talks about his graphic novel, "Ghetto Klown", in part 2 of my "Countdown to DINK" episodes.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:51

James O'Barr - Creator of The Crow

James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow, talks with me, in the 1st of my "Countdown to DINK" episodes.

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Monday, 15 October 2018 21:17

Vita Ayala - Wild Wonder Worker

Prolific comics creator Vita Ayala, writer of Wonder Woman, The Wilds, and Batman Beyond, talks with me!

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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.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:56

Stranger Comics: Mortals Who Make Legends

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!

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I interview the legendary Nichelle Nichols, of Star Trek!

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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.

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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. 

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 22:24

Lisa Berry: Super AND Natural

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.

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Friday, 29 June 2018 15:40

Brian Azzarello: Straight Shots

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.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 17:25

Arise, People!

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.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:00

Arise! Art, Activism and Yoga!

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.

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Saturday, 03 June 2017 21:44

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

In pt. 2 of this episode, our guests answer questions about how to get your comic book or geek novel out to the world!

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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.

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Pt. 2 of the interview with Asian-American comics creators, Lonnie MF Allen, Saro Hang, and Oi Bob Parks.

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3 Asian-American comics creators discuss what it’s like to be constantly mistaken for each other, what they hate about Sixteen Candles

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