It’s the final episode of the PVDcast for 2016! I will be taking a few weeks off for the holiday season, so it’s time to reflect on the year that was for this beloved podcast. I share some of my successes with this podcast from the past year. I also talk about some of my hopes for the PVDcast for 2017. Throw in some wrestling news and some random stories from the past week and you have one enthusiastic wrap-up edition!
“Writers write about what they know.” This old adage is certainly true with my guest on this episode of the PVDcast, cartoonist Josh White. Using his experiences traveling to various places, Josh created a multi-character web-comic called The Love of Men. Not only do we discuss this current project, but we also chat about his two other books, Bad Year and Vision Quest. Both of these books also feature a realistic, relatable tone that readers could easily connect to. So, join us on this laid-back, easy-going episode that truly dives into the concept of art imitating life!
The PVDcast returns after a short break to celebrate Thanksgiving with an episode that had to happen! Adam Fields makes his return, as promised, to talk about his upcoming projects. Even though, Adam was on a short time ago, that episode was marred with technical issues. This time, he and I chat live at the Buckeye Comic Con. Adam shares some updates on what he has been doing, which includes some release info on his comic book, Prowl! No technical glitches on this episode, guaranteed!
On this mini-episode of the PVDcast, I answer questions that listeners sent to me. There’s only two, but I’ll answer them anyways! What do they ask? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! Plus, I run down some wrestling news and give my opinions on the two big WWE events slated for this weekend – NXT:Takeover Toronto and the Survivor Series.
On this episode of the PVDcast, a guest returns to this podcast after a two-year absence! “No Shame” Jimmy Shane stops by to talk about pro wrestling. Jimmy recaps his start in pro wrestling, talks about his near-record setting run as the OCW Ohio Heritage champion and all of the great things happening in Ohio Championship Wrestling. The episode wraps up with a quick game of Tag, Feud or Job™ that will get your toes-a-tappin’. I can honestly say it would be a shame to miss this episode!
Brian Canini and Derek Baxter join me on this episode of the PVDcast. These gents are the two masterminds behind Drunken Cat Comics, an award-winning web comic. Brian and Derek talk about their web comics, as well as a myriad of other projects they have collaborated on. Brian and Derek even share the tale of collaborating while literally hundreds of miles apart! So, grab a drink, kick back and listen away!
On this episode of the PVDcast, I chat with Eric Murphy, an Ohio native that now calls Los Angeles home. Eric is the man behind the documentary, Traficant: the Congressman of Crimetown. The documentary chronicles the life and career of controversial Ohio Congressman and Youngstown folk hero, Jim Traficant. Eric and I discuss how the project got started, the trial and tribulations of completing the film, Ed O’Neill’s participation in the project and a whole lot more! Check out this episode and learn about one of the most colorful characters in Ohio’s history!
On this mini-episode of the PVDcast, I talk about two concerts that I attended this past week. The first concert was Phantogram on Tuesday; followed by Bear Hands on Wednesday. Find out what I thought about these bands’ performances, as well as some pet peeves I have about concert-goers. I end the episode with some wrestling news, covering Lucha Underground, Paige & Roderick Strong’s NXT debut.
On this episode of the PVDcast, I sit down with Mat Calvert. He is the man behind Calvert Comics, who has created a series of deep and philosophical comics focusing on the moral constructs of our society. When the Heart Betrays the Blood, Light & Blindness and Rachel’s Interrogation are three books that tackle issues and topics that could be defined as thought-provoking, controversial or even unsettling. Mat wants to push the boundaries of comics not with just his topics, but with his artwork too. Listen in to hear about Mat’s unique style for his books and find out why he chose to use this type of art. Tune in to what is probably the most profound edition of the PVDcast ever!
Comic book creator, Adam Fields, joins me on this episode of the PVDcast. Adam took a very, interesting, “scenic” route to get into the comic book industry. From his participation in demolition derbies to his graphic design career to creating awesome commission pieces to launching his project, Prowl, Adam details all the twists and turns in his journey. NOTE: Despite my best efforts to fix them, there are some technical issues towards the end of this episode. Do NOT let those small hiccups deter you from giving this episode a listen!