IDEAS DON'T BLEED episode thirty-six | James Tynion IV, part two
Chapter 115: What mission?
WELCOME BACK TO IDEAS DON’T BLEED!
This week, we’re joined once again by James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children / Batman) as we discuss his career at DC, his transition into creator-owned comics, and his new Image series W0RLDTR33!
IDB is an all-new weekly podcast presented by Ashcan Press and featuring Matthew Rosenberg, the Supple Boiz, and wonderful guests from the world of comic books!
Our theme song is “Where’s the Poison” by Summer People.
People seemed really into our chat with James last week, so we brought him back this week for… the second half of our chat. Yay. In the interim between episodes James and his books were nominated for a bunch of Eisner Awards and while nobody is explicitly saying it’s because of our interview nobody is saying it’s not! Either way, it once again proves that we are getting the absolute best guests in comics and not just frantically text messaging people the night before taping to beg and threaten them to come on the show. It’s all well planned.
Anyway, give this episode a listen as you prepare yourselves for the second mind-blowing issue of W0RLDTR33 next week (and the reprint of #1 if you missed it.) And obviously pick up all his other books and subscribe to his excellent newsletter.
Oh, one other thing. I am pretty burnt out on social media lately and am cutting back on it for the most part. But Ashcan Press has a little Instagram page where I’ve been challenging myself to post every day. This is harder than you might imagine. I’m not really a “beach selfie” guy for a plethora of reasons, including I barely leave my house. And I am not even a “take pictures of your dinner” guy because most of what I eat barely looks like food. So it’s a lot of art and musings on my comics work- past, present, and future. Yesterday’s post was about the short-lived backup series INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY that myself, Patrick Kindlon, Shaky Kane, Jason Copland, and Sloane Leong made at the start of my career. It’s a weird little project we did for 4 issues in the back of the Image comic FIVE GHOSTS and I still think it was a great idea and should have been a series.
If checking out stuff like this interests you maybe throw us a follow.
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out all the awesome stuff all the people who worked on this particular comic are doing now.
Go read Patrick Kindlon’s newsletter for updates on all his awesome books like the upcoming STRINGER and LEADED GASOLINE.
Jason Copland has a crowdfunding campaign going for his magnum opus FULL TILT right now.
Shaky Kane has a brand new Image mini-series coming out called WEIRD WORK that looks amazing and you can preorder it now.
Sloane Leong has a new OGN sequel to her PRISM STALKER series called PRISM STALKER: THE WEEPING STAR out next month.
And Frank Barbiere, writer of FIVE GHOSTS, has a new OGN called ELIXIR out now.
I will be back later this week with the next update on project CODENAME: DIGITAL/ANALOG and will have some nice art to show you all. Should be fun.
Stay safe. Take care of each other. Anyone else feel bad for Roman this week?