TwoMorrows does blogging/podcasting
Sounds like fun, but I think all podcasts should be shot on sight for comparing themselves to "All Things Considered." It's like that period of time in the late 90s when every new comic book was a cross between X-FILES and something else.
Get over it, people. And, by the way, not as many people listen to NPR as you all appear to think.
But don't let me annoyance at that little detail derail an otherwise exciting bit of press release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TWOMORROWS BLOGS AND PODCASTS INTO 2007!
TwoMorrows Publishing, home of The Jack Kirby Collector, Back
Issue, Draw!, Alter Ego, Write Now, and Rough Stuff magazines, is upping
its online presence in 2007.
The first addition is the TNT (TwoMorrows News Today) Blog,
wherein publisher John Morrow reveals exactly what goes on behind the
doors of comicdom's premier publisher of comics art and history books
"Readers have really enjoyed our monthly TwoMorrows News Today
newsletter, which runs regularly in our magazines," explains Morrow,
"but with so much going on around our publications, it's gotten harder
and harder to keep it current, and fit everything in. With my new Blog,
I can daily clue-in fans to what we've got coming up, and make
mini-announcements long before they'd hit the general press, such as our
upcoming new book series, which I'll detail online just prior to the
official announcement at the New York Comic-Con next month. And I can
share some of the crazy things that happen in our day-to-day operations,
from constantly getting junk mail addressed to "Stan Kirby," to sharing
the latest bizarro cartoons that lunatic Pete Von Sholly keeps deluging
my email box with." Morrow's blog launches this week at
Second, the TwoMorrows Tune-In, hosted by TwoMorrows Production
Assistant and historian Christopher Irving, reinvents how comic book
podcasting is envisioned. Tightly edited interview segments with comic
book talents like Mike Allred, Jeff Smith, Mike Wieringo, and a few more
surprises, are narrated by Irving to original experimental jazz by
Richmond, Virginia-based band Ones and Zeroes. Think National Public
Radio's "All Things Considered" with a comic book slant, and you have
"I felt it was about time that comics journalism took a podcast
form," Irving, writer and editor of the upcoming Blue Beetle Companion,
reveals, "especially in a slick and tightly-polished manner. The Tune-In
marries my love of traditional radio broadcasting with interviews with
some of my favorite people in comics. And, after all, I figured it was
up to someone to do it, so it might as well be me!"
The TwoMorrows Tune-In will also feature occasional specials, such
as "Voices from the Past: Will Eisner", a 20-minute documentary that
uses snippets from Irving's past interviews with the late comics legend,
which debuts this week, along with the initial Tune-In (which features
guests Mike Allred and Mike Wieringo) at www.twomorrows.com/tune-in.
"Expect something a little unusual for Valentine's Day and April
Fool's, as far as the TwoMorrows Tune-In is concerned," Irving
cryptically adds. And there are more online extras in the works for
www.twomorrows.com, including another of the company's well-received
giveaways, scheduled for Valentine's Day.
"All Things Considered" makes me sleepy.:)