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The show that talks comics, nostalgic pop culture, and welcomes comic writers/ artists on the show, even some voice & screen actors!




Canned Air #199 Big Hitters

After an exhausting weekend at the convention, and a week off to recover, we return with another thrilling episode! We welcome comic creator Travis Sengaus to the show this week to first help us celebrate the career of Tom Hanks in our Retro Roundtable. With a long list to choose from, there’s hardly a soul alive who doesn’t have a favorite Tom Hanks Film. Apollo 13, Sully, Castaway, Captain Phillips….on second thought, let’s title this Retro Roundtable “Why You Should Never Travel With...

Duration: 01:06:33

Canned Air #198 Wizard World Columbus 2017

Greetings loyal listeners and welcome to our coverage of the 2017 Wizard World Columbus Comic Con! We had a great time, met a lot of amazingly talented people, and watched a lot of great entertainment! We started in Artist Alley where Jake interviews Ryan Ruffatti of the comic Teleport, and friend of the show Brian Lau and his comic Staunch Ambition. Two great comics that you won’t want to miss, so come in and hear all about them. Then we get to talk with Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible...

Duration: 01:16:43

Canned Air #197 Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy

This week we focus our attention on one of most influential, and misunderstood, organizations of the 20th century, Playboy. In this weeks Retro Roundtable, we discuss our memories of the magazine, our desires to visit the Playboy mansion, and that some of us did actually read the articles as well! We then welcome author Patty Farmer to the show to discuss her new book, Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy. Playboy Laughs invites readers onto the sets of the...

Duration: 00:48:06

Canned Air #196 Drawing Blood: An Interview with TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman!

This week we talk all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We start by discussing our favorite Heroes in a Half Shell in this week’s Retro Roundtable. We share how we first discovered the Turtles, the highlights from the movies and shows, and how owning the Technodrome toy back in the day meant you’re a “Rich Kid”. Then we are honored to welcome co-creator of the Turtles Kevin Eastman to the show! We not only talk TMNT with Kevin, but we also discuss Drawing Blood: The Stories Behind the...

Duration: 00:56:22

Canned Air #195 Star Wars & IHOP!

After a last minute cancelation, we decide to take the week off and leave you with an episode we recorded and held onto for such an occasion! With no agenda or notes, we talk the first two things that come to mind, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and IHOP! CannedAirPodcast.com @CannedAirPod @Canned_Air Society6.com/CannedAirPod

Duration: 00:36:23

Canned Air #194 Fantastic Places And Where To Find Them

We welcome Mark Schmidt back to the show this week, and Ray Dillon makes his first appearance on yet another great installment of Canned Air! First, in this week’s Retro Roundtable, titled "Fantastic Places and Where to Find Them”, we take turns sharing what fictional place we would most like to visit. With so many stretching across pop culture, it’s hard to pick just one. Narnia? The Mushroom Kingdom? Latveria…? Come in and see if we name your favorite fictional place. Then we turn our...

Duration: 01:06:15

Canned Air #193 What If...The Events of Roswell Really Happened?!

With no guest joining us, we decided to bring you our second installment of our ‘What If…’ series. In this episode, we discuss how life might have changed had aliens actually crashed a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. And what if the government couldn’t deny it ever happened? How would our methods of transportation evolve? How deep would we be able to fly into space? Would the aliens be friendly or hostile? The possibilities are endless! This is a DON’T MISS episode for any lovers of...

Duration: 01:05:56

Canned Air #192 Prometheus

We welcome Ryan Little, creator of the comic series Lonesomes, back to the show to first help us celebrate Mark Hamill in this week’s Retro Roundtable. Mark recently received the news that he’d be receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018, and we here at Canned Air say, “It’s about time!” He has defined, and redefined, some of the most iconic characters that pop culture has ever seen. Come in and help us celebrate the man, the myth, the legend, Mark Hamill! Then we turn our...

Duration: 00:59:59

Canned Air #191 Sward Draws

We welcome comic and tattoo artist Adam Sward to the show this week to first help us talk about the Transformers in this week’s Retro Roundtable. Michael Bay has left his unwanted mark on this beloved franchise and has managed to make the worst Transformer film yet, so we look back before the day of Bay and remember the best of our favorite Robots in Disguise. Come on in and let us help you wash the taste of The Last Knight out of your mouth. Then we talk with Adam about his amazing...

Duration: 01:17:15

Canned Air #190 What If...Disney Never Existed?

We try something new this week and bring you our first 'What If…’ episode! Based on the same concept as the Marvel comics of the same title, we will be taking significant moments from throughout pop culture and discussing the different possible outcomes of that event if a few minor details were changed. So to kick it off, we decided to start with Walt Disney! There’s hardly a soul alive who hasn’t heard the name Disney, or who hasn’t had some exposure to the brand. This entertainment...

Duration: 01:19:44

Canned Air #189 The Threat Continues...

We start this week by paying tribute to the man behind the cowl, Adam West. Adam introduced Batman to a new generation of fans in the 60’s and put his own heart and soul into the Bat, which still remains with the character to this day. With all of his different screen and voice rolls over the years, Adam has left a mark on nearly everyone who’s seen his work. So come on in and help us pay tribute to the Bright Knight! We are joined by Mark Schmidt of StratumComics.com to talk about issue...

Duration: 01:00:36

Canned Air #188 Italiano

We are joined by Mike Bloom of Italianocomic.com as we first share our favorite heroines from throughout pop culture in our Retro Roundtable. In honor of Wonder Woman’s release in theaters, we remember the bravest and boldest female heroes, who have far more guts than we’ll ever have. What are some of your favorite women heroes in pop culture? Let us know via Twitter! Then we turn our attention to Mike to talk about Italiano, his comic running on Kickstarter until June 30th. Italiano is...

Duration: 01:04:45

Canned Air #187 Staunch Ambition

Snooch to the Nooch! We welcome comic creator Brian Lau to the show this week to first help us pay tribute to Kevin Smith, his movies, and anything View Askew related in our Retro Roundtable. On top of making some awesome films, Kevin helped usher the comic world into the mainstream, as well as the podcasting world with all the pods at Smodcast.com. Whether you're a die hard fan or a casual fan, you won't want to miss this episode! Then we turn our attention over to Brian to talk about...

Duration: 01:07:59

Canned Air #186 The Giving Cactus

We welcome writer and illustrator Landis Blair to the show to first help us continue celebrating summer's arrival in this week's Retro Roundtable with implements of summer fun. We all have certain items or activities that enrich the fun we have during the season. Whether it's pool noodles, vacationing at an amusement park, or carelessly throwing cacti, we are bound to name one of your favorites. Then we turn our attention over to Landis to discuss a few of his many projects. With a style...

Duration: 01:07:22

Canned Air #185 The Art of Jonathan La Mantia

If you have a love for all things MONSTERS, then you’ve come to the right place! We welcome artist Jonathan La Mantia to the show this week to discuss some of his amazing projects on JonathanLaMantia.com. Jonathan has created some of the best, and most intricate commissions (many of which carry a monster theme) you’ll ever see. Each piece has its very own style that sets itself apart from the rest. Pick up a print or a book of Jonathan’s artwork at www.mkt.com/lamantia. In this weeks...

Duration: 01:06:00

Canned Air #184 The Whisper

We welcome comic artist Jamie Jones to the show this week as we discuss summer tunes, comic books, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! We continue our celebration of summers arrival by sharing our favorite summer songs in this week’s Retro Roundtable. These are the songs you play on a summer evening when your cruising down the road, or playing on the stereo as you chill by the pool. If you’re a fan of Weezer, New Radicals, or….Jimmy Buffett…get in here! Then we turn our attention to...

Duration: 01:02:14

Canned Air #183 Pocket Full of Dennis the Menace

We dedicate this week’s episode to the funny pages of the newspaper as we talk about comic strips! We welcome comic and animation historian Mark Arnold to the show to first discuss all of our favorite comic strips in our Retro Roundtable. What television shows and movies spawned from comic strips? Why haven’t some strips ever made it to the screen? Why do they call it “Peanuts”? The answers to these questions and more await you! Then we turn our attention to Mark and discuss his new...

Duration: 00:50:32

Canned Air #182 Robots vs Princesses

We welcome Todd Matthy to the show this week to first share our favorite fictional weapons in this week’s Retro Roundtable. We discuss the multiple uses for such weapons, like the light saber, the Doc Ock’s tentacles, and the portal gun. What are some of your favorite fictional weapons? Let us know on Twitter! Then we talk with Todd about his comic and upcoming Kickstarter for his comic, Robots vs. Princesses. If you’re a fan of Disney's Princesses and/or the Transformers, is a...

Duration: 01:08:41

Canned Air #181 Kindred Homecomings

Throw on some sun glasses and sunscreen as we celebrate the arrival of summer. We welcome Todd Tochioka of SnugComics.com to the show as we remember our favorite summer movies in this week’s Retro Roundtable. Whether they were made and marketed as summer movies, or they just remind you personally of summer, we remember the best and worst of the films that make us feel like spending a day at the beach. Then we turn our attention to Todd to discuss Kindred Homecomings, his comic available...

Duration: 00:56:04

Canned Air #180 Comix Central

Ready for another spectacular episode of everyones favorite podcast? We all return to the table this week and welcome Leigh Jeffery of ComixCentral.com to the show. We start this weeks episode off by celebrating the film career of one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood. He’s hunted for national treasure, defeated a plane full of convicts, and switched faces with John Travolta! Having brought us so many memorable movie moment, we dedicate this week’s Retro Roundtable to Nicolas...

Duration: 00:45:23

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