Episode CLXVI…Those Shadow People

October 9th, 2015

Get your groove ready as I welcome writer/musician Phil Buck for a fantastic talk about his experimental project Those Shadow People, wherein his comic and band co-exist as a singularity birthed from the same well of inspiration.  To experience this mad meta mixing of media goodness please visit ...  Those Shadow People





Episode CLXV…Day of the Bat

October 4th, 2015

After a little post FanExpo break we return to celebrate Batman Day. The Jedi Ras , Stan Konopka and Jay Webb gather to babble all about the Bat and review Star Wars: Shattered Empire issue 1, Journey to the Force Awakens.



Episode CLXIV…FanExpo Self Publishing/Marketing panel w/ Ted Woods, Jules Faulkner and Jay Fosgitt

September 17th, 2015

The Jedi Ras moderates his very first live FanExpo panel featuring Michigan comic creators Jay Fosgitt and Ted Woods as well as London, Ontario's own Jules Faulkner. A great deal of fun was had and perhaps a few things learned as well as these three fine artists lay down their own personal paths to self publishing and marketing through a very lively discussion and at times, debate. They also take some smart questions from a very interested audience. Good times. #makecomics #makepod







Episode CLXIII…FanExpo 2015 w/ Ty Templeton and Katie Cook

September 10th, 2015

Welcome to our 3rd annual FanExpo Extravaganza! It was the best year yet for this epic monster of a con as The Jedi Ras brings his guerilla pod stylies to the floor featuring a chat with Canadian comic book artist Ty Templeton about growing up in the L5J, being part of a legendary Toronto family, the origins of the creation of Superman and how he came to work on Batman '66. Also featured is a chat with Michigan native and current killer artist for My Little Pony, Katie Cook !


Episode CLXII…Mark McKenna

September 3rd, 2015

The Jedi Ras sits down with friend of the show and 29 year veteran of the comic biz, DC/Marvel/Dark Horse artist and inker Mark McKenna. Mark tells some stories abouit breaking into the industry, his time on staff at DC and in the Marvel Bullpen, his first time working on Detective Comics and the new kickstarter for his book Combat Jacks #3.

Check out the Kickstarter for Combat Jacks #3! 





Episode CLXI…Shawn Langley

August 27th, 2015

Fun fellow and talented artist Shawn Langley joins The Jedi Ras to chat about his art, converse about comics, and discuss a little Doctor Who.

Check out Shawn's incredible illustrations at The Artwork Of Shawn Langley



Episode CLX…The Indie Huntress

August 20th, 2015

This week I had the extreme pleasure of getting to know indie comic journalist Crystal O'Rourke. Crystal, a.k.a The Indie Huntress, is a writer for TheOutHousers.com and a staunch supporter of the independent comic community. We chat about her foray into the comics world, the motivations behind her writing and the art of the interview. As well, there's a little bit of a history lesson on The Weapon it's self as Crystal flips the script on me and I find myself responding to her own queries. We also discuss Michigan, gush about some of our favourite artists and dwell upon the man in black himself, the indelible Dirk Manning. Hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did. Take it ease.    

                                                                                                                                                                      -The Jedi Ras



Episode CLIX…The Black Suit of Death

August 15th, 2015

This week The Jedi Ras welcomes the founder of Warrior Innkeeper Comics, Benjamin Kreger to talk about the kickstarter for his new book The Black Suit of Death and his career in comics.

Check out the kickstarter for this cool original take on the legacy and lore of The Grim Reaper!




Episode CLVIII…The F1rst Hero Vol.2

August 11th, 2015

Long time friend and frequent guest Anthony Ruttgaizer a.k.a "Kingdom" James, comic writer and pro wrestler, returns to the Weapon to chat about his new Kickstarter for The F1rst Hero Vol.2 from Action Lab, his farewell tour on the wrestling circuit and memories of the late, great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

Check out everything Anthony is up to at Sixteen Hectares and a Moose




Episode CLVII…Breaking Dirty

August 1st, 2015

What if Walter White was a hippy? Jay and Stan ponder this and chat about DC's upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke, Batman V Superman, Smallville and  what the hell IS Supernatural anyway? Also, Stan gives a review of his experience at the Garden State Comic Fest with Nemesis Studios. Up, Up and away!