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!


Episode CLVI…Enter Bayani

July 24th, 2015

This week I'm joined by writer and co-founder of the Michigan Comics Collective, Travis McIntire ( Up the River, Source Point Press) to talk about his new family friendly comic book project inspired by Filipino folklore and mythology called  Bayani and the 9 daughters of the Moon. Check out the kickstarter with some amazing reward tiers including work from Jay Fosgitt and Mark McKenna!

Bayani and the nine daughters of the Moon/Kickstarter



Episode CLV…Comicstorically Speaking

July 17th, 2015

Quod Erat Inveniendum! This week we feature a chat thought lost with the Comicstorian from Denver Comic Con '15. We'd had some trouble locating this file due to technical difficulties arising from recording on site at DCC but El Hawkez refused to give up and now The Jedi Ras is very pleased to bring you a very fun interview with comic book YouTuber , The Comicstorian. Following that, Da Nerdette, host of The Comics and Coffee podcast drops by to share her reactions to all the amazing trailer goodness that came out of San Diego comic Con last weekend, focusing on  Batman v. Superman and The Suicide Squad. 

Check out The Comicstorian Channel on YouTube!





Episode CLIV…Rainbows and Maple Syrup

July 3rd, 2015

This week we discuss the recent events surrounding the legalization of same-sex marriage, Canada Day celebrations and The Batman.


Episode CLIII…Wild Bullets

June 25th, 2015

The Jedi Ras chats with writer Greg Wright, author of Wild Bullets. Greg is a member of the Michigan Comics Collective and his story has been brought to life through a coming together of some very talented members of the Collective. We talk all about the book, those involved and what it took to bring this ambitious book to fruition.

Catch an amazing deal when you purchase Wild Bullets through Drivethru Comics receive a copy of The Michigan Comic Collective's Anthology Vol.1 free!