November 5, 2016
Another fun one, this episode the gents are talking to the owners of Variant Edition a comic shop in Edmonton. Brandon & Danica also do a number of podcasts as well. On this show we give old TV stars new detective shows, talk about Siri’s self-image issues, sexism, inclusiveness and privileged white dudes.
Brandon is half of the Podcast! The Comics show.
Danica & Brandon do a podcast about comics & culture called Yegs & Bacon.
You can also find this couple on Doctor Whooch where they have a taste of the sauce and talk Doctor Who episodes.
Brandon is also a frequent contributor to The Beat.
Danica wants a Taylor Swift/Batman dance off in the animated Batman: Bad Blood.
Speaking of dance offs, Chris admits that he and his wife just saw the dash cam version of Shake it Off.
It’s a sad, sad planet when you have to program your virtual assistant to respond to sexual harassment.
Chris doesn’t attempt to tell this amazing story of a young boy who teaches a few parents that boys picking on girls they like shouldn’t be a socially accepted norm. Hit the link, it’s a wonderful story.
Paul’s daughter loves the My Little Pony comic book. Well, she did at the time of recording this. 🙃 (PD - Yup, she still does. We have quite the collection.)
Brandon suggests Princeless as a comic for younger kids. Danica says, maybe ages 14 and on.
Danica loves the spinoff, Princeless- Raven: The Pirate Princess.
Also have a look at Abigail and the Snowman which is light and captures “the child-like wonder and imagination” of young children.
Danica tells us about the events they host at their Edmonton store, like fun pajama parties and clothing swaps. More info can be found at the events page on VariantEdmonton.com.
Chris decided to do research for this episode, so he read some comics recommended by Danica, like the amazing Bitch Planet.
The store owners discuss some recent favorites:
Brandon tells us about his interview with artist Chip Zdarsky.
Brandon challenges your hosts to name 3 books, films or TV shows and he will find a comic that meets them in the middle. Paul & Chris give him The Martian & Orphan Black and Brandon’s mental database says they should read Copperhead.
Thanks again to the owners of Variant Edition of Edmonton for joining the guys. Of course, thanks to you for listening. Part two of this conversation with Brandon and Danica is coming up next! While you wait, be sure not to gender any dragons.