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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 #204 Hot Cakes Comics

We welcome Jordan Kirian of Hot Cakes Comics to the show this week to first help us discuss some of our favorite Alan Moore books in this week’s Retro Roundtable. Alan has given the world some of its best graphic novels. Are you a fan of Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, The Killing Joke, and Watchmen? Then get in here and help us celebrate the father of perfect graphic novels. Then we turn our attention to Jordan and discuss the many comics he’s created on Jordan has many...

Duration: 01:17:51

Canned Air #203 The Prox Transmissions: An Interview with Starset Frontman Dustin Bates

Welcome everyone to a very music inspired episode of Canned Air! We kick the episode off by talking about bands with fictional personas in this week’s Retro Roundtable. Bands like Kiss, The Gorillaz, The Aquabats, and Ghost have all added an element of fiction to their personas that not only proves entertaining, but adds another level of entertainment to any of their shows. See if we name any of your favorites! Then we are joined by Starset frontman, Dustin Bates to not only talk about...

Duration: 01:09:59

Canned Air #202 Who Might Be Worthy Enough To Hold Thor's Hammer?

After a technical error destroys this week’s episode, we leave you with the audio from a podcast we did with our friends from the Game Fix podcast. In this pod, we go around the table listing fictional characters from across pop culture who might be worthy enough to wield Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir. It was a great time that ended up a great podcast, so get in here and see who may indeed be...

Duration: 01:48:45

Canned Air #201 The Last Arrival

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! We welcome writer Daniel Prim to the show to first help us list some of the toys of today that we wish existed when we were kids in this weeks Retro Roundtable. What if drones, smart phones, and high tech Nerf weaponry existed in the 80’s and 90’s? How would of our little mind comprehended such technology? And what would’ve they evolved into come present day? Come on in and hear our picks! Then we turn our attention to Dan and discuss his comic The Last...

Duration: 01:01:18

Canned Air #200 The 200th Episode Extravaganza!!

Welcome everyone to our 200th episode of Canned Air! We spend the episode looking back on our favorite moments, welcome some friends from the shows past, and play play our very own version of Canned Air Street Smarts! We start in the Retro Roundtable by playing some clips of our favorite moments from the last 200 episodes. The journey to 200 has been nothing short of amazing and has exceeded our wildest expectations, so join us as we look back on a few of our favorite memories. After...

Duration: 01:45:18

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! @CannedAirPod @Canned_Air

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 to talk about issue...

Duration: 01:00:36

Canned Air #188 Italiano

We are joined by Mike Bloom of 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 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 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 In this weeks...

Duration: 01:06:00

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