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Summary:

Creative Director Scott Simmons catches up with Todd McDevitt and Jon Engel from New Dimensions Comics at Rock Bottom to chat about the comic book industry, pushing your ventures, and 3 Rivers Comicon.

 

Highlights:

  • Scott asks Jon and Todd when and how they first got into comic books
  • Jon talks about how Magic the Gathering was the gateway to comic book collecting and his current job
  • Todd has been collecting comic books for 31 years and has over two million comic books
  • Jon and Todd discuss how the comic book industry has changed
  • Movies have changed comic books and comic books have changed movies
  • Comic books offer comic book movie lovers background stories and spinoffs
  • Comic book movies don’t always follow the comic books and comic book stores can help bridge the gap
  • Want to get (back) into comic books? Each New Dimension Comics location has a recommended reading rack to help you get started
  • Difficulty of picking what to carry in the stores
  • Late 1950s horror comic books were regulated by the government
  • As content creators age, their industries are becoming adult
  • Todd talks about being an entrepreneur and trying to see how far he can push each venture
  • Info about 3 Rivers Comicon: Special guests, tons of artists and vendors, gaming, and comic book authentication
  • Supporting the comic book community and looking at their stores as clubhouses that are judgement free zones
  • What is an alpha nerd

 

3 Rivers Comicon, the convention that is putting the Comic Book back into Comicon, is May 20th-21st at Century III Mall. All ages are welcome. With 100+ creators and vendors, 3 Rivers Comicon offers tons of fun for all the nerds in the Burgh.


For more information and purchase tickets visit http://3riverscomicon.com

Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/3riverscomicon/

Are you a comic book fan? Check out one of New Dimension Comics six locations!

For more info visit http://ndcomics.com

 

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Direct download: 5.15.17_3_Rivers_Comicon.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

The award winning Atrocity Exhibition’s ninth performance will take you to hell. Katie “Dudders” caught up with Macabre Noir, Aaron Doctor Morose, and Lori Howsare “The Mad Muse” at Atrocity’s command center, aka Macabre’s living room. They talk about the creative process, theater theory, and Atrocity Exhibition IX: Inferno.

Highlights:

  • Lori credits her theater education and experience for her ability to be such a successful stage manager
  • Macabre and Aaron Doctor Morose discuss how the Atrocity Exhibition grew and matured with each new member that joined the family
  • Through increased expectations from the audience and crew, the performance gets bigger and better every year
  • Using technology to keep yourself on track
  • Why “no pants and fire everywhere” would be an excellent tagline for Atrocity
  • The creative process and how it’s enjoyable torture as opposed to pointy stick torture
  • Lori discusses turning people back onto literature with her Literary Brothel, where you leave reality, enter a sacred space, and hear good stories
  • Realizing that your own true story is a good story
  • How theater helps promote empathy
  • What is weird to you is someone else’s normal
  • Lori explains how Atrocity is an example of theatre of cruelty, an academic theory of theatre. Cruelty is not violence; it is the ability to use visions that you’re not usually subjected to reach into the repressed, dark area of the human mind. It is an assault on the senses that heightens your emotions.
  • Wearing your weird on the outside
  • How Atrocity Exhibition creates a space for everyone
  • 35 minute mark begins the conversation about Atrocity Exhibition IX: Inferno
  • The importance of putting together artists that genuinely love their craft and trust each other to make something exciting
  • Shout out to Zeke’s Coffee for creating the Atrocious Paradiso brew and providing coffee and snacks for the Atrocity Exhibition crew
  • They appreciate everyone that donates to the Kickstarter. It helps the show grow every year

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Follow the ScareHouse podcast hosts: Scott Simmons (@ScareHouseScott) and Katie “Dudders” (@kdudders)

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Watch us Youtube.com/TheScareHouse

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Follow us https://twitter.com/ScareHousePGH

Direct download: 5.7.17_Atrocity_Podcast.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT