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    New York Times best selling graphic novelist (for Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas), amazing artist and science nerd Maris Wicks chats with us about the inner workings of our inner workings in her new book, Human Body Theater.

    From Abdomen to X-Ray, Maris takes us through the mysterious workings of the human body with a cute skeleton narrator and more than one smiley-faced platelet.

    This is all ages science comics with a purpose! 

    FOG!: Human Body Theater is absolutely brilliant. Why take us through Innerspace in comic book form?

    Maris Wicks: Thank you! Well, I selfishly wanted to make this book because I just think the human body is AWESOME. I chose the form of comics because it’s the most efficient way for me to communicate information.

    As far as I know, there hasn’t been a comic book dedicated to the human body (until now). Side note: I would totally take a remake of Innerspace. Just saying.

    For Primates, and you were the artist on that book, this time you are the writer and artist for what needs to be a scientifically accurate book. How crazy did you go with your research?

    My research for Human Body Theater unknowingly started way back in 2002 when I got certified to be an EMT. Before that, I always had a love for all things anatomical, whether it was purely for artistic inspiration, or if it was the topic of a book I was reading. When Human Body Theater got green-lit, I read every book for kids I could find about the human body (and some geared towards adults too).




    FOG! Takes a Look at CON MAN starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion! at FORCES OF GEEK


    This weekend at New York Comic Con, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) appeared with geek celebrities Felicia Day, Seth Green and Nathan Fillion to promote the new Con Man webseries at Vimeo.

    Tudyk stars in the 10-minute episodes as Wray Nerely, a sci-fi actor who has entered the world of celebrity convention guest after his lauded but cancelled Spectrum series was taken off of the air.

    Near to Tudyk’s heart is the story of the inner workings of fandom and conventions, and the thirteen episodes of theIndiegogo-funded series are being released on Wednesdays.

    Read my review of Con Man after the jump.

    ‘I will see you in hell!” — that’s actor Wray Nerely’s character, pilot Cash Wayne’s catch phrase.



    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. October 14, 2015



    Perhaps the most vocal member of the Millennium Falcon crew, Chewbacca is back from writing his autobiography “A Win is a Win” to star in a new Limited series. Chewbacca #1 roars onto shelves today! … Larry Hama and S.L. Gallant prepare you for bi-weekly shipping of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero this week with G.I. Joe Cobra World Order Prelude #1. Cobra is, of course, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world. … … The Raccoon is in charge in the All-New, All-Different Marvel version of Guardians of the Galaxy #1, guest starring the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed, otherwise book-less The Thing (Fantastic Four). … Picks this week from


    FOG! Chats With Writer JUSTIN JORDAN About His Sleepless Creation, JOHN FLOOD! at FORCES OF GEEK

    Some nights I fall asleep reading comics until the iPad glass hits me in the face.

    Man, I really hate going to bed. 

    Imagine what might happen if the government removed your ability to sleep? What nightmares await you when the brain can’t rest? Will it unlock a power you didn’t know you had?

    The third issue of sleeper hit (pun intended) John Flood hits shelves this week from the waking mind of Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Shadowman, Deep State). Justin took a few minutes away from his busy work and convention schedule to give us the skinny on his sleep deprived detective comic book over at BOOM!, available at your local store and digitally today.

    FOG!: Thanks for taking the time today between cons and your busy schedule. Your new book John Flood from BOOM! is keeping me up at night! What’s the skinny on this night owl? Is this your first book at BOOM!? What attracted you to this publisher for John Flood?

    Justin Jordan: John Flood is actually my second book at BOOM!, Deep State, with Ariela Kristantina and Ben Wilsonham, was the first. 

    As to why BOOM! for John Flood?

    Well, it’s a weird book.

    So much so that I didn’t like the odds of us being able to successfully do it at Image. Successfully, here, meaning that everyone gets paid.

 But beyond making sure Jorge and Tamra weren’t working for nothing, this is also such a weird and complex book that I really needed editorial support to make the book I wanted to make, which I got at BOOM!.

    This would have been a different and, I think, not as good book elsewhere.




    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. October 7, 2015


    NYT Best Selling graphic novelist Maris Wicks sets the anatomy stage with Human Body Theater from First Second Books. Check out our interview later this week and go to her signing at Hub Comics next Tuesday 10.13. … Jughead #1 is a reimagining from the mind of brimping weirdo Chip Zdarsky. It’s all about lunchtrays and revolution this week in the newly relaunched Riverdale. … John Flood #3 is what happens when the government replaces your need to sleep with perpetual awareness. You become aware of the spaces between things and become a great detective. Justin Jordan (Luthor Strode) peeks into the mind of the insomniac detective! … Picks this week from