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TOTLB 072 Strange Bedfellows

What is going on Longbox listeners!! October is ALWAYS a crazy month, and that is why this is late, but that won’t stop us from having 2 episodes out this month!!! There is a DELUGE of friends who join us for this episode!! On the first half of the episode, where we talk about all of the miscellaneous news, we have 2 guests join us! We are joined by Tim Huskey, artist extraordinaire, and Doyle Daniels, one of our amazing patreon supporters!! In the last half of the episode, during the #popcultureclassic segment, we speak with Dayna Himot, from the Not Sufferin’ Sapphos podcast, plus John Clyde Still from the Old Still Radio show!
Our #popcultureclassic for this show is the amazingly horrible, Phantasm!! While Gabe tries to convince us all that the tall man, and this movie, are amazing, the rest of us remember otherwise. John Clyde Still tries to get to know Dayna a little bit more, and other randomness infect this segment!! But, we do remember this movie with fond memories, and that is about as far as the “fondness” goes.
We have one amazing interview, with returning guest, Allison O’Toole! Her love for monsters, and ours, brings her back for round 2, talking about her project, Wayward Sisters! This anthology was a crowd funding success, with 128% funding!! “Wayward Sisters celebrates lady and non-binary monsters who are indelicate, impolite, and irresponsible. 25 different stories, and 38 different writers, ALL about different monsters, I promise you’ll fall in love!!
Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. Also, if you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!
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TOTLB 066 Denver Comic Con Year Three

Hello everyone!! The 66th episode, comes to you from out 3rd year at Denver Comic Con!!
This is our FIRST year going to Denver Comic Con as OFFICIAL members of the Press. Our interview episode came before this one, and you can use this as reference for that episode. This is our coverage at Frankie Serna’s kick off party, and our coverage from our booth, on the floor of the Comic Con.
At the kickoff party, we speak to two different people! First, we talk to Collect 2 Display! They make toploading frames for your walls! The frames that were on display, were housing all of Frankie’s art, and were absolutely gorgeous! They make all of the frames by hand, and make them to accentuate your art! Do NOT miss the boat on these frames before the demand goes up!
We also talk to Stickslate! They make some of the coolest backpacks that you will wear! What sets these backpacks apart, is that you can switch out (with velcro) the front picture of the backpack. They get art from different artists, and make stickers out of their art. That way, you can switch out the “skins” if you feel like wearing a different character every day! Juan personally owns one himself! They’re gorgeous, and are actually very sturdy bags!!
During the show, we talk to some of the people who are wandering around the halls, but since we weren’t at the booth very often, you hear us mostly talk with the gang of the Not So Sufferin’ Sapphos podcast! Dayna, Derek, and their intern stop by throughout the weekend. They’re amazing, and you should definitely check out their show as well.
Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. Also, if you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!
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Day 3 Wrap Up Denver Comic Con by Juan

Day 3 By Juan Muro
Last night, we had a traditional Denver Comic Con dinner. Since I’m driving back and forth (in order to say goodnight to my babies and wife), and hour and a half, I didn’t end up getting home until about midnight. After settling into the night, and finally getting sleep, the morning came WAY to early!
Have been driving my co-host Gabe to the show, and today was no different. A couple of coups of coffee, and we were on our way. This last day is ALWAYS awesome, and bittersweet. Awesome because it’s the end of what, so far, has been an amazing comic con for us, but we are ready to be done. We’re exhausted, and food/sleep deprived. Bittersweet……….because it’s the end. It’s the end of something that we’ve been talking about, for at least half a year. It’s the end of our first year, as Press, at Denver Comic Con.
Walking into the building, we get to the booth, and have some time to reflect, before we have our first interview. We actually record AT our booth, with fellow co-host Jon. It’s the first time all weekend that we’ve all been able to record together. He owns Hall of Justice Comics & Collectibles in Parker and has a booth, and we have been running around doing interviews all weekend. But, its good to get the band together for this short time.
Our first interview is with Z, of Serenity Forge video games. We specifically talk about “The King’s Bird.” It is an absolutely stunning video game. It’s a mix of aerial moves, and parkour, which looks hard on the outside, but we were promised it was not a difficult game to grasp! More importantly than the video game, Z tell us about his life. Z almost died when he was younger, and has turned that into a “second chance.” A second chance to ensure that he is living a fulfilling life, and to ensure that he takes that time to help others. His interview is truly inspiring!

After this, Gabe tries his hand at a video game, next to Z, called “Tormentor X Punisher.” It is a crazy fast, shooting game. You’re essentially trapped in the room, with beings trying to get to you, and kill you. Reminded me of the main guys from Double Dragon, but instead of moving just back and forth, the player has the ability to travers the whole room. Picking up different weapons, Gabe came in second place, before it was time to move on.

Our second interview for the day, made Gabe fangirl for a LONG time. We interviewed Scott Sigler. Scott is an author of what his website calls, “hardcore thrillers.” Gabe, his wife, and many of our friends, have read MANY of his books, and have been stunned by how great they are. Me of course, never having read anything, was excited to hear what he had to say. Much to my surprise, Scott is also a tenured podcaster. He has been podcasting for over 10 years!! MANY of his books have been podcasts, before they were turned into printed books. This automatically makes him cooler in my book!! He tells us about the book he is giving away at his signing today, and touches on many of the books in his world continuity. I walk away thinking that “Infected” might be the best place for me to start reading. He recommended “The Rookie” as the book for people who haven’t ever read his work, to start with. I think Scott could have spoken with us for hours, it’s a shame we only were able to speak with him for about 20 minutes.
After the interview, we actually attended his book signing, and picked up the book “Alive,” and got his awesome signature. Can’t wait to start diving into his “world” with Alive, and then others. I’m legitimately excited for a book, which hasn’t happened in a while.

Our last interview of the day, comes from Jason Salas, who wrote the “Sugar Skull Ghost Thief.” This book sounds like an awesome “mystery” kind of story. Folklore, and the paranormal, bring “Perk,” the main protagonist, many new adventures and life experiences. He has to try and help a lady and her family, from haunting’s that threaten to destroy them. Jason was super passionate about this book, making it difficult to take a picture haha. Definitely a lot of excitement at this years Denver Comic Con, for actual books, instead of JUST comic books. It’s a great change from years past, and I think it has to do with the authors being moved onto the same space as the rest of the con. Great move!

After the last interview of the day, we move onto the last panel that Gabe is moderating. The panelists are Jim Mahfood, David Mack, Kyle Higgins, Jennifer Swartwood, and Brian Haberlin. Going into this panel, I figured that it would be much like the last 3 that we have done, mostly dominated by Gabe asking questions. These panelists were absolutely amazing!! They were the most engaging group of people that we have spoken to this whole comic con. The “creator owned comics” definitely had the right people on board. Holy cow did these guys have a TON of information to help with your journey, and many stories about their own journies. I promise, you will not be disappointed when you hear this audio. What an opportunity to host this panel!!

Throughout the day, I did also get to do some “ME” stuff. Gabe and I went to do a photo op with The Hulk!! It went pretty quick, but like most celebrities I’ve done photo ops with, he was such a nice guy. We flexed, and looked small, next to a person not flexing and looking huge!

I also got to pick up to “Carnage” sketches. I pretty much have control over the basement in my home, and have turned it into a sanctuary for all things nerd. One one wall I have been collecting nothing but Carnage sketches, a big favorite villain of mine. My first sketch comes from local artist, Saro Hang. I absolutely love Saro’s art, and he created a beautiful piece. I’m proud to hang it up, when it’s time. The second, comes from friend of the show, Ben Templesmith. We had him on the show about a year and a half ago, and I have wanted him to do a sketch for me, since that time. He looked surprised when I asked him to do Carnage, and I would later find out that he’d NEVER done a Carnage drawing before. This, and lack of internet, made the sketch so much better! I love when I can have an artist do something for me, that they wouldn’t normally do, it always turns out amazing!!

Second to last, though I didn’t get a picture of all of us, I wanted to thank Dayna Himot. She had us on her show not to long ago, to promote our time at Denver Comic Con. She is an awesome listener, and an even more awesome person. In the short amount of time that I have known her, she has been nothing but helpful to us, with her wealth of knowledge, and excitement. Her team is absolutely amazing, and they have a great leader. Dayna is already more successful than us, but she will be even more successful in the future, I guarantee it!

Lastly, I wanted to thank our team. We absolutely love to podcast, and would not change our show for anything. I could not have asked for two better people to help steer this podcast ship! Jon was busy running the booth for his comic book shop, but the times that he was on the show, were/are always amazing! He brings the laughter, and the pervy, but the show isn’t the same without him. I’ve known him for many years, and have always known him to be a talented, and giving individual. If you missed him at Denver Comic Con, you definitely need to visit his shop in Parker, Colorado. Gabe ran around with me ALL weekend. I’m demanding, and the organized one, and I know sometimes that is tiresome. But he is really the heart of the show. He’s the spiritual center. Without him, the show really has no voice. Watching him interview person after person, making them all different and unique, was something else. Watching him in his element was a beautiful thing. Both of these gentleman are amazing, and I can’t wait to see where our show goes on from here! Denver Comic Con…………..it’s been good…………I’m glad it’s over……………but I can’t wait until next year. “Groovy”

Denver Comic Con Day 2 Highlights by Dayna

Dayna Himot aka Dénouement of the Not So Sufferin’ Sapphos rode shotgun with TOTLB for day two of DCC. Fishnets and blue-balled mic in tow, here is a glimpse of what she has brewing for us.
DCC Day Two July 2, 2017 1:55 a.m.
After hanging out with the Stickslate family (Booth 556) on day one, owner Chad Donahue’s brother Shane, thought I should speak with Northern California artist and animator Justin Orr (Booth 425) of (Lo-Fi/Jusscope.com,) his intuition was spot on. Orr and I discussed every from basketball, concept art, Australian daybill posters to J. Dilla and NWA. This year the illustrator is at DCC with his sister Hilary (Squid Bacon Row M, Artist Alley) and his buddy Nooligan from Sacramento. Hillary and Justin share studio space in Oakland. Stay tuned for more of the conversation with Justin of Jusscope!

Booth 425 Denver Comic Con 2017 Justin Orr, Jusscope.com (photo by Dayna L. Himot 2017#NSSS)
I also spoke with R. Alan Brooks, Matt Strackbein and Dion Harris creators of The Burning Metronome, a story filled with different perspectives, diverse characters, with a twist of “The Usual Suspects” meets “The Twilight Zone” – a murder mystery graphic novel with supernatural undertones. Find out what this dynamic trio has to say on TOTLB post DCC podcasts.

Dion Harris, Matt Strackbein and R. Alan Brooks creators of The Burning Metronome – Artist Alley DCC 2017 (photo by Dayna L. Himot#NSSS)
Additionally, I spoke with German Boulderite Christian Braun the “Collector of Collectors” about his approach to catalog every collectible ever made. Also, when Juan and Gabe took the ruler of all things cool and important in this world (Gabe’s wife Mel) to a surprise visit to meet Mike Colter (Luke, mother-f***’in Cage,) we spied this little guy.

(photo by Dayna L. Himot 2017 #NSSS)
Dayna was so stoked that Justin Orr knew his way around J. Dilla’s, she gave him Dilla’s Delights stickers from her last trip to dj in Detroit where the shop is located in downtown smack dab in the middle of the D.

In lieu of the worst parking experience ever on Day 1, Dayna treated herself to a pedi-cab ride home. Hear more about her driver Luke and all the things “petty,” apres con!
Dayna L. Himot – @djdenouement