Posted by: John Kane on June 6, 2013
It was Half-Term last week hence the silence. Yes, the blessed silence. But now your God has failed you and I am back! It has been quietly suggested that I put on hold my tribute to Charlie Drake and maybe look at some comics this time. So, no actors who were dead before you grew your big teeth this time out. Just comics! Just lovely, lovely comics! But were they lovely? Hmmmmm? Anyway, this… NEXUS by Steve Rude & Mike Baron
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 5, 2013
Jaxxon drawing by our very own renaissance man, Graeme McMillan… Skip week is over so we are back for another episode or two (we will probably skip Valentine’s Day, I am betting that right now). Before we get into it, though: look at that Jaxxon! What a great drawing of a very old, obscure Star Wars character that I dearly love! Well done, Mr. Graeme McMillan, well done. Please email me if you want to be part of the crew that tries to peer pressure Graeme into drawing more comics… After the jump: Love! Links! Show notes!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on January 8, 2013
It’s….not easy to explain. Trust me. Oh, man. Remember all the questions you guys asked us and we didn’t get to? Well, don’t say we didn’t start 2013 right! After the jump: Show notes, no more terrifying photos, still kissing with saliva, etc., etc.
Posted by: John Kane on September 30, 2012
I’ve heard some people only read Marvel comics! Also, some people only read DC Comics! That’s okay, 99% of all psychiatrists agree – compartmentalisation is really healthy! It’s also okay because I only wrote about some DC Comics! Marvel people will have to wait a bit. I know, I know but I’m sure you’ll find the wherewithal to cope. Next: words…
Posted by: John Kane on September 23, 2012
So, you know how it should go: 1) Read comics 2) Think about comics 3) Write about comics 4) Post writing 5) Fret about having upset someone. Rinse and repeat. Well I did 1) and forgot to do 2) so that shivved 3), 4) and 5) right in the kidneys didn’t it? So all you get is what I read last night. I’ll try and do better next time. Also: Don’t forget the 100TH PODCAST BY GRAEME MCMILLAN and JEFF LESTER is due THIS WEEK! It will be MONUMENTAL! It will be ASTOUNDING! It will be the BEST THING EVER! No pressure, guys!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on April 24, 2012
Hoo boy. Did not think I was going to make this particular deadline. I won’t bore you with the blah-blah-blahs, but let’s just say: papa needs a new microphone and he needs one bad. I apologize in advance for all the not-especially-discreet cracking and popping going on at various points in the background of this. We are maybe two weeks away from a solution to both it and the mild echo chamber effect that’s afflicted us ever since Graeme managed to transcend this corporeal realm. Buttttttttt, anywayyyyyyy… Gotta keep this short and snappy so lemme just say this: Wait, What? Ep. 83 is two hours and twenty-seven minutes long, and Graeme and I do not spend all that time trying… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on April 3, 2012
[Image above from the awesome Sharknife: Double Z by Corey Lewis, which we did not discuss in this episode, but believe me it was rad.] Sorry, sorry, for reasons that will probably be apart for those who listen to the podcast, I’ve got to pull some serious Hello!, I Must Be Going shit because I’m on night nine of the ten day Flowers for Algernon diet. So join poor old Graeme McMillan and I for two-plus hours of the jibberty that goes jabberty. Our topics include The Silence of Our Friends by Nate Powell and Mark Long; Shooters by Steve Lieber, Brandon Jerwa and Eric S. Trautmann; Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks; digital comics and Infinite comics; Spaceman… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on March 27, 2012
Apologies to those of you already pestered with this image on Twitter: I thought it was worth a re-use, in no small part because I must once again plead mentis mortis (I have no doubt I’m handling this dead language so poorly, a charge of necrophilia could well be leveled), thanks to how late it is that I’m composing this and where I’m at for a variety of reasons that will probably become clear once you hear Wait, What? 81 next week. (Hint: it’s a terrifying topic Graeme and I have tackled before.) But enough of that for now, there’s a podcast to be had! Wait, What? Ep. 80, in fact, a done-in-one of approximately two hours and twenty-five minutes… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 7, 2012
I hope you have your calendar cleared until 2014, because that’s how long it’s going to take before Graeme and I get to answering all your questions from this thread. Honestly, how were we to know Before Watchmen was going to launched the day before we were scheduled to talk? As the astute listener may note, we were pretty reluctant to launch into the topic and how clearly tried to get it out of our system beforehand…but like one of those county fair snacks gone bad, it keeps finding new and horrible ways to re-surge and expel itself. So join us, won’t you, for Wait, What? Ep. 74? The first eighty minutes is Graeme and I talking Watchmen, Before Watchmen,… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on January 3, 2012
It’s 2012 and it’s time for Wait, What? Ep. 69, the podcast that’s not nearly as good at replying in its comment threads as it probably should be! Graeme and I decided to do this all in one since the majority of the response we got were either indifferent to the process or preferred the longer podcasts that allow our tendencies to ramble to eventually get to some kind of point. Do you disagree? Prefer two one+ hour ‘casts to one two+ hour one? Want them even shorter? Wouldn’t mind them even longer? Let us know your thoughts either in the comments thread here or over at waitwhatpodcast AT gmail.com. And while you’re doing so, check out Episode 69, in… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on December 13, 2011
The image above ties into the podcast in only the most tangential of ways (we discuss Frank Springer for the merest of moments) but I had to include this image, in no small part because I’ve been enjoying Graeme’s Comics Advent Calendar over at Blog@ Newsarama so much. (And because…the Hatemonger for the Holidays? May be even more topical now than when it was published…) So, anyhoo. We had one of those podcasts where we only spoke for around ninety minutes and there wasn’t much of a place to cut it very neatly. (I wasn’t crazy about doing an hour ten for part one, and thirty minutes for part two.) So this is a “oner” episode for you, with Mr…. Read More…
Posted by: John Kane on December 9, 2011
A couple of posts down from this rubbish there is a quite extraordinary thing occurring. People are discussing Digital comics and no one has been killed! It’s a Christmas miracle, by Jove! Why not go have a looksee, this rot isn’t going anywhere.
Posted by: Jeff Lester on November 22, 2011
Oh, Thanksgiving weekend! What a boon you are to some, and a curse to others. I know I am extra-happy with the time off from work, but it also means Graeme and I won’t be recording this week. And it also means there didn’t seem to be much point to breaking this episode in half since so many will be away from their computers on Thursday and instead dealing with the complex mash of family, friends and strangers. (I’ll spare you details about my upcoming Thanksgiving but I realize I’m being way more morose about it than everybody else.) The point is, we are giving you a big ol’ 110 minute Waitstravaganza, with Graeme and I talking Community and Parks… Read More…
Posted by: Jeff Lester on November 8, 2011
Ah, mishaps. They seemed to plague Graeme and I during the recording of Wait, What? Ep. 62 but somehow we were able to wrest a podcast from the vile clutches of “why isn’t this recording? Dear God, how long has this not been recording?” So I have to warn you in advance, we only have one installment for you this week and it is just a dash over an hour long, answering your questions from our earlier post here on this website. Warning Number Two: we don’t discuss Josie & The Pussycats. I just liked the image and needed a bit of Dan DeCarlo-inspired sunshine in my day. But we do talk kid-friendly books in the New52, Matt Fraction and… Read More…
Posted by: John Kane on September 30, 2011
Um, no show without Punch, right?
Posted by: Jeff Lester on September 27, 2011
[Stellar fixed image courtesy of Ron Salas] Uh, yes. I am running sorrowfully late again, so I’ll have to kinda dash through all this verbal hubbub and let you know the who’s who and the what’s what: Basically? It’s Wait, What? Ep. 58.1. It’s a little less than an hour. In it, Graeme and I not only discuss new DC 52 titles like Blue Beetle, Catwoman, Red Hood & The Outlaws (which I called “Red Hood & The Outsiders” which makes more sense but it a mistake), Batman, and Wonder Woman (and more), but also Chester Brown’s Paying for It and initial “sweet jeebis, is it pretty!” pre-review impressions of Craig Thompson’s habibi. Oh, and there are lots of shrieks… Read More…
Posted by: John Kane on September 17, 2011
So, yeah, I read something and then I went and wrote about it all half-assed like and if you aren’t doing the chores you might want to hunker down a spell and take a look. Might not as well. Ain’t no skin off mine. Ah, there’s just nothing like a merciless black-hearted look at human nature to lift your spirits is there?
Posted by: John Kane on June 27, 2011
Enter my personal four colour nightmare! Gonna make your eyes boil like eggs! Or bore you senseless. Hard to tell really. Anyway, I read some comics wrote some words – it’s a story as old as Love itself! Like my face. (You look lost, stranger – The Shipping List is the next post down)