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Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson. ***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards*** Follow RFK on Twitter and Instagram @rfkrypton

Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson. ***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards*** Follow RFK on Twitter and Instagram @rfkrypton
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Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson. ***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards*** Follow RFK on Twitter and Instagram @rfkrypton

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Scott Ford's rules for making comics

7/11/2019
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Before he makes comics, Winnipeg author and artist Scott Ford makes rules. Scott build virtual sets and plans ahead by plotting things like page size and panel shape to focus his creativity. He tells hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé how that process translates into the vivid fantasies he creates in stories such as "Ark Land" and "Boreal." Scott also explains what it was like making a newspaper comic for The Manitoban. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Support the station and...

Duration:00:28:52

Kelsey Wroten's "Cannonball" and the trap of the 'Tortured Artist'

6/27/2019
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Hosts Justin and Jacob interview Kelsey Wroten about her comic "Cannonball," which tells the story of a young author's success and her feelings of inadequacy. Kelsey tells RFK about making editorial art for journalistic publications, the art-school pressures not to sell out, and why it sucks when people assume you write auto-bio. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Justin Chandler.

Duration:00:26:19

Fighting fascists through comics with Gord Hill ✊

6/13/2019
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Gord Hill, activist and author of "Antifa: The Comic Book," tells Justin and Mitch about using comic-book fist fights to fight fascism. They also discuss the use of comic art by activists and the power of Jack Kirby panels to 'bash the fasc,' and Gord's process for researching and making complex history comics. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Mitchell Thompson.

Duration:00:27:08

2003's Hulk: The movie path not taken

5/30/2019
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Ep 123: Before Endgame, before The Avengers, before Iron Man, there was 2003's Hulk. The film is all over the place, but its unique cinematography and storytelling has potential for a comics movie future we never had. Hosts Jacob and Justin discuss the movie and how its legacy affected our more streamlined modern comics flicks. Originally broadcast on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Produced by Jacob Dubé.

Duration:00:27:47

RFK is on Patreon and needs your help

5/28/2019
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Radio Free Krypton and our host station CJRU 1280 AM are launching Patreon fundraising campaigns in the face of looming cuts to station funding. Justin and Jacob explain. **You can support RFK financially with any amount you choose by pledging here: https://www.patreon.com/RFKonCJRU1280AM ** Promo produced by Justin Chandler. Find more about RFK on our website, where you'll find links to our social-media channels and the podcast platforms we're on. The music used in this promo, 'Small...

Duration:00:04:00

TCAF: Where everybody knows your name

5/16/2019
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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the city's best independent comic celebration, is upon us once again! In between buying an unholy amount of prints and comic books, our hosts Jacob, Justin and Mitchell covered some panels for you to enjoy. Listen in for discussions on how comics can lend itself to Indigenous storytelling, the challenges of getting The Punisher in a Squirrel Girl comic, and how Toronto's high rent can affect your favourite comic creators. Originally broadcast on CJRU 1280 AM...

Duration:00:29:21

'Avengers: Endgame' is so good that you'll want to watch Thor 2

5/2/2019
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Ep 121: 'Avengers: Endgame' was a cultural phenomenon tying together 11-years worth of movies. To tackle that behemoth, RFK assembles a panel of Avengers featuring friends of the show Christine Chua, Sebastian Yūe and Nathaniel Crouch. THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS SHOW. On the docket: How can we judge 'Endgame' as a movie? What was the best storyline the film resolved? What was the standout moment? Was 'Endgame' a good ending? How would you change it? Where does the MCU go...

Duration:00:37:55

Dennis O'Neil — Radical in the writer's room

4/18/2019
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Ep 120: At Toronto Comic Con last month, hosts Justin, Mitchell and Jacob had a chat with iconic Batman and Green Arrow/Green Lantern writer Dennis O'Neil. This week, the hosts discuss O'Neil's impact on Batman stories, his activism work, and what it takes to be considered a radical in the comic book world. Originally broadcast on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Produced by Mitchell Thompson and Jacob Dubé.

Duration:00:27:46

How Toronto got a new library just for comics

4/4/2019
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In Episode 119, Justin interviews Rotem Diamant, the president and librarian of the Canada Comics Library—a newly opened space collecting and cataloguing comics in downtown Toronto. Rotem describes how the project got off the ground and how the library works to spotlight marginalized creators. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Produced by Jacob Dubé.

Duration:00:28:59

Toronto ComiCon is the friendships you made along the way

3/21/2019
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For Episode 118, Justin, Jacob and Mitchell reunite for Toronto ComiCon. After three years of covering this convention, they debate how best to keep cons fresh, catch up with creators they've interviewed before, and meet some new ones to watch out for. Featuring interviews with Danny Zabbal, Casey Parsons, Shawn Daley, Megan Huang, Paris Alleyne, Jason Loo and Te'Shawn Dwyer. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was recorded at Toronto ComiCon on March 15, 2019. It was...

Duration:00:27:44

Jason Lutes on "Berlin," fascism and spending 22 years on one book

3/7/2019
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In Episode 117, host Jacob Dubé speaks with comic creator Jason Lutes about Berlin, a huge 800-page epic telling the stories of the citizens of the German capital between the two World Wars. They talk about the 22-year creation of the book and the everyday stories of those experiencing the rise of fascism in their neighbourhoods. Also, RPGs. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Produced by Mitchell Thompson.

Duration:00:28:27

All the cartoons I've loved before

2/21/2019
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Ep 116 - We know your first crush was a cartoon. Don't lie. We've all been there. The shows one watches growing up can have a big effect on them and so can those crushes. Host Justin Chandler is joined by friends of the show Sid Drmay and Maddie Lychek to talk about the drawings they loved and what those early yearnings meant. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was edited by Jacob Dubé. Here are the links to the article by Sid and art by Maddie that inspired this...

Duration:00:23:47

Doctor, I think I might be a zombie! Lorenzo Servitje on "The Walking Med"

2/7/2019
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Ep 115 - "The Walking Med" is a volume of essays examining what zombie comics and media say about modern attitudes toward death, aging, medicine and healthcare. Co-editor Lorenzo Servitje joins host Justin Chandler to discuss the book and some of the essays within it. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Justin Chandler.

Duration:00:28:26

Love is love and manga is manga. We talk "Bakuman" with Christine Chua

1/24/2019
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Ep 114 - "Bakuman" is the wonderfully earnest tale of two boys who dream of becoming professional manga artists while still in high school. Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata (of "Death Note" fame), it's also a fascinating look inside the shonen manga business. Friend of the show and Otaku Megami Christine Chua joins hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé to talk about the series and the world it portrays. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was...

Duration:00:28:09

Creator Series - We talk pretty with Sam Miserendino

1/10/2019
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Ep 113 - Comics writer Sam Miserendino joins the Creator Series book club, where people who make comics talk about the books that inspired them. Sam's pick, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by humourist David Sedaris, is a series of essays based on the author's life. Justin Chandler, Jacob Dubé and Sam discuss Sam's comedy inspirations and why this book is so relatable. Sam Miserendino is the author of the zombie Jesus comic, "Prince of Pieces," and the children's book parody series, Addicted...

Duration:00:26:05

Saying 'thank u, next' to this year in comics

12/27/2018
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Ep 112 - Here's to another year! Justin and Jacob talk about trends in comics from 2018 and discuss their goals for RFK in 2019. We say "thank u, next" to: Radio Free Krypton wishes you and your loved ones health and wellness in 2019 and beyond! RFK airs first on CJRU1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was edited by Mitchell Thompson. PS: The clip at the end is from here.

Duration:00:28:56

Snarf is the gayest Thundercat - Andrew Wheeler and Anthony Oliveira on why we need more queer comics

12/13/2018
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Ep 111 - Hosts Justin and Jacob interview two creators from the upcoming "Shout Out" comics anthology. The editor, Andrew Wheeler, and one of the writers, Anthony Oliveira, discuss queer representation in genre fiction, why it matters and why it's so damn hard to get a queer character in a mainstream comic. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was produced by Justin Chandler.

Duration:00:38:09

Woman World with Aminder Dhaliwal

11/29/2018
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Ep 110 - In Aminder Dhaliwal's new book Woman World, all the men have died off (spoiler: it doesn't turn out too bad). In this episode, Jacob speaks to Dhaliwal about her book, transitioning the stories from Instagram, and representing identities without making them the butt of every joke. Originally broadcast on CJRU 1280AM in Toronto. Produced by Jacob Dubé.

Duration:00:26:19

How the world's favourite Batman story is written to condone fascism

11/15/2018
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Ep 109 - "Tonight I am the law," Batman proclaims in the fan-favourite comic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. It's but one of the fascistic actions the Caped Crusader takes over the course of Frank Miller's epic. But if Miller's Batman is an authoritarian, why is the book so popular today? Matt Rea, a communications strategist at the University of Alberta, tells Justin how Miller creates a Gotham City that permits and condones a fascist hero. RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This...

Duration:00:27:04

Overwatch and comics as a lore booster

11/1/2018
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Ep 108 - This week hosts Justin and Jacob reunite with RFK alum Sid Drmay to talk about their favourite online shooter, Overwatch. The story of the game itself doesn't make much sense, but loads of animated shorts and online comics fill out its confusing (but endearing world). They discuss comics as a way to easily add more lore to a game and TV show, and when to know when you're just being sold to. Originally broadcast on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Produced by Jacob Dubé.

Duration:00:28:38