Interview with Miles Greb, of Clovis and After the Goldrush. His various comics are discussed, as well as his success with Kickstarter. How to find an artist, marketing a comic, and how to run a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding are all covered.Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/twosparrows).
On this episode, Cal and Nathan speak with special guest Miles Greb, a Seattle-based comic writer, folk singer, and advocate for science, skepticism, and atheism. He has authored science-and-skepticism-based comics in the optimistic sci-fi tradition, including “After the Gold Rush,” a series of comics chronicling the adventures of a distant future in which a 16 year-old biologist who grew up on Saturn’s moon Titan returns to a sparsely-populated Earth to find she is the last scientist. We talk to Miles about the value of comics as a storytelling medium, the importance of optimistic sci-fi in a landscape dominated by pessimistic dystopian stories, why science and the humanities should cross paths, and his experiences advocating for science outreach and education through campaigns like the March for Science. Links: Miles Greb’s website: http://www.afterthegoldrush.space/ Miles Greb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Goldrushcomic Miles Greb’s Kickstarter campaign for “After the Gold Rush”: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/919052445/after-the-gold-rush-1-3-a-return-to-optimistic-sci
Nausicaa: rewilding, technological anxiety, and what is "nature?" w/ Miles Greb
Miyazaki recognition This is Miles’ favorite. Chris doesn’t generally love Miyazaki but really really loves Totoro. Environmentalism in Media Processing human-caused catastrophe. We previously explored this in our Godzilla episode with Miles. Miyazaki was inspired by Minamata disease. Aircraft irl Nausicaa glider! Rewilding The ways in which humanity is worse than poison. Thriving of wildlife in our absence. Predators. What is nature Colloquial definitions versus recognition that we are part of nature and not really separate from it. Technology Anxiety Nuclear power safety and the negative effects of fossil fuels. Recognizing the relative safeness and harm. Being responsible with our technology. Preservation Of knowledge and technology over epochal time. Infrastructure and production. The scientific method as essential technology. Espers - From Nothing, Something Comes by Miles Greb: Kickstarter Support the show!
In this special episode of the DuneCast, Joe and Rod interview comic-book creator Miles Greb, who talks about his latest work, a tribute to Dune called "Dune: To Train the Faithful." Learn more about Miles and his work at http://www.afterthegoldrush.space. Be sure to get next month's book, Heretics of Dune, at www.audibletrial.com/dunecast. Artwork: Cover of Dune: To Train the Faithful, by Zak Hartong.
Issue #80 Miles Greb Interview & Daredevil Vs James Bond
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Godzilla: postwar Japan, science, and regrets w/ Miles Greb
This is real life Well, partially. Lcuky Dragon #5. Hydrogren bomb testing. Real life and movie deaths. Press censorship. Giant movie monsters Godzilla and his ilk. The Lost World. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Oxygen destroyer ¯\(ツ)/¯ Science and regret Oppenheimer. Eyepatch guy. Suicide to save the world. Analogies. Goodbyes Let them fight. Godzilla: Half Century War by James Stokoe: Amazon King of the Monsters: History of Japan Podcast Double Blasted: Radiolab After the Gold Rush: After the Gold Rush Support the show!
Miles Greb is a comic writer based in Seattle and has produced the science-based comic After the Gold Rush. After the Gold Rush is a comic about the conflict between religion and science. It is also a return to optimistic Sci Fiction; a genera where we see the benefits of the scientific method. It tells the story of the last scientist, Scout, as she returns to her ancestral home of earth for the first time. But instead of the high tech world she was expecting -it’s a wilderness. In this interview, we talk about this comic along with optimistic science fiction and a re-integration of the humanities into science fiction. The first instalment of After the Gold Rush was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Miles also tells us about a new Kickstarter campaign for a print version of the second campaign to fund a print version of After the Gold Rush 2: Demand at the con was really high for a printed copy of After the Gold Rush #2. As you know, we meet our funding goal to make the book, and distribute it digitally. However, I think due to sales and the long term goals of the book, we need to print it. So on June 1st, After The Gold Rush Kickstarter #2 will go live! Visit Miles’ page on June 1st for the Kickstarter campaign! You can also follow Miles over at his Twitter account @goldrushcomic for updates! UPDATE: Visit the After the Gold Rush 2 Kickstarter campaign here!
Dune: spice, David Lynch is weird, and wetware technology w/ Miles Greb
This movie is weird David Lynch. Return of the Jedi. Different editions of the film. Alan Smithee. Internal monologues. Dune politics Before Game of Thrones, this was a new level of deep. Game theory and politics. Anti-digitalism Mentats. Eyebrows. Spice Like oil? Drugs? Treatment of Homosexuality Was Frank Herbert homophobic? Considering the man and the time in which it was written. Gods and Cults How the movie and the book had opposite lessons. Making it rain. After the Gold Rush by Miles Greb: Gold Rush Comics Dune + Jodorowsky's Dune by Double Feature podcast: Double Feature Dune by Frank Herbert: iTunesAmazon Support the show!