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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 039



Inside this episode! We review Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising #7, and Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and James Harren’s B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Long Death #3 (of 3). We then talk to artist Fiona Staples about her work with Brian K. Vaughan on Saga as well as what influences her, and how she got such a sweet gig in the first place. In honor of “Princess Week” on DC Women Kicking Ass, Sue picks Amethyst Princess of Gemworld as Chick of the Week and we chat about The DC Women Kicking Ass Tumblr 2 year anniversary and Kelly pines for a Ross Campbell’s Truy Outrageous Jem Comic.

Links! Fiona Staples’ awesome pink flying vespa, Saga, Greg McEllhaton’s CBR Review of BPRD Hell On Earth: The Long Death #3, Down The Rabbit Hole: Following Creators, Renae De Liz’s Amethyst on Project Rooftop, Ross Campbell, Ross Campbell’s Jem & Misfits re-designs, Ross Campbell’s Jetta, DC Women Kicking Ass 2 Year Anniversary, Chicks Dig Comics, Mad Norwegian Press, Womanthology,

Here are the breaks:

Rachel Rising #7 Review – 00:33

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Long Death #3 Review – 14:00

Fiona Staples Interview – 23:29

Chick of the Week (and more!) – 64:54

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly and Sue.  Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question!


argh! i wish you two asked Fiona more questions about her process! i want to know if her pages are 100% digital or if they’re penciled traditionally and inked digitally, or just what her process is and how she puts the pages together!!!

i’ve read the first handful of BPRD trades but i fell off it, but HOLY crap this new monster fighting stuff you’re talking about looks amazing. David Brothers also wrote a post about it where he had some of the pages posted, i really gotta check it out.

sounds like i have to check out Rachel Rising too, i just put the first trade on my Amazon wish list. :D

thank you for the Jem shout-out, Kelly!!! i would totally love to do that.

Hi Ross! I draw 4-inch thumbnails on paper, scan them in, and use them as pencils. I’ve recently begun inking in Manga Studio, but do everything else (including drawing borders and colouring) in Photoshop. P.S. LOVE Glory!

whoa, thanks, Fiona! thanks for stopping by and answering my question. i was pretty sure the pages were digital but i wasn’t positive. they look amazing, i really love what you’re doing on the book.

your process sounds pretty much the same as how i do my Shadoweyes comic, except i use Photoshop 6 (i’m a dinosaur). i should really check out Manga Studio, is it that much better than Photoshop??

and i’m glad you like Glory, thank you!!! that means a lot. :)

I’m no expert on this, but from what I understand, the Manga Studio brushes are what make it really good for inking. At least, that’s what my friends who use it have told me.

Kelly, you shouldn’t be ragging on your art skills!!! Your style is sweet.

Good episode, as usual :)

A couple of things:

I assume you guys know you can ask your retailer to order stuff for you, right? I mean, I don’t want to insult your intelligence by stating that, but if you’re having trouble finding Rachel Rising or something, make sure your retailer pulls it for you. If he (or she) is a dick about it, find a different store. Why should you settle for digital if you want the print version? (Obviously, if you want digital, carry on.)

Sue (and Kelly, I guess, but Sue brought it up): The Wendigo story in BPRD was begun back in 2006, I think (it might even have been ’05). So it’s been percolating for a while. You mentioned you already have some trades, and I don’t know if those are from the beginning or not, but Dark Horse has two giant hardcovers out of the first few stories, and they’re excellent. You should definitely get caught up on the series, because it’s great.

Kelly: You almost made it through a podcast without mentioning Ross! So close! :)

My LCS is awesome but I visit there only about once a month, list of things I’m buying in hand, and I rarely take time to peruse new titles that I wasn’t already planning to buy. Digital comics have been a boon to me in that I can easily browse all the new titles each week by publisher and discover all kinds of stuff I’d not have seen otherwise — not to mention the ease with which one can cheaply grab back issues of the under-ordered yet well-received new series that you failed to check out when it first came out. The collector in me is cringing at the notion that I’m “throwing money away” on digital comics which have no VALUE, the reader in me is loving the vastly increased diversity in my regular reads.

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