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#647 Tom Spurgeon Remembered

Deconstructing Comics

Tom Spurgeon, a comics advocate, historian, and journalist, passed away on November 13, 2019. Tom was a frequent guest on this podcast, and had a huge impact on comics in general. In this episode, Tim and Kumar discuss his effect on the comics industry and his appearances on DCP. Then, Tim talks to three people … Continue reading #647 Tom Spurgeon Remembered

1hr 15mins

22 Jan 2020

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Tom Spurgeon Memorial Service - Dec. 14, 2019

The Virtual Memories Show

"I had an amazing life, and my love for my family is unsurpassed, followed nearly as much as the love for my closest friends. Be kind to yourselves, and live in laughter as much as possible. I love you. Thanks for everything." This special episode of The Virtual Memories Show features the memorial service for Tom Spurgeon, held December 14, 2019, at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. The speakers (in sequence) were Whit Spurgeon, Sunny McFarren, Rob Eidson, Dan Wright (slideshow here), Fred Haring, Eric Reynolds, Jordan Raphael, Me, Jeff Smith, Laurenn McCubbin, Rebecca Perry Damsen, and Caitlin McGurk. The following people spoke during the open comments session: Bruce Chrislip, Christian Hoffer, Carol Tyler, Evan Dorkin, Darcie Hoffer, Shena Wolf, and James Moore. To get a greater understanding of Tom's life and his impact on the world around him, please listen to these heartfelt, emotional, and sometimes funny remembrances of our friend. If you'd like to make a donation in Tom's name, he requested that your gifts go to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, but he also would have been happy to know you supported your favorite artist, writer, or creator, however you can. • More info at our site

2hr 32mins

21 Dec 2019

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Tom Spurgeon Birthday Memorial Episode

The Virtual Memories Show

Today (Dec. 16) would have been Tom Spurgeon's birthday. To honor my best friend after his untimely death, this mini-episode has my remarks from his memorial service this past weekend at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus, OH. • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal

20mins

16 Dec 2019

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Episode 628: Longbox Roulette and Tom Spurgeon Remembered

Robots From Tomorrow!

We present today's episode as a side dish of comics for your Thanksgiving Day festivities! First up, the lads remember the late Tom Spurgeon, giving thanks for the varied and considerable contributions he made to comics as a whole, and his inspiration to this show's hosts in particular. Then it's time to spin the wheel for another game of Longbox Roulette (Marvel Edition), where Mike chooses a random issue from the Marvel Unlimited service for Greg to identify in 10 yes-or-no questions or less! And in honor of Mr. Spurgeon, several 'Five for Friday' topics are mixed in with the Roulette questions, prompting answers from both sides of the microphone. Something for everyone fighting off the day's tryptophan coma on this episode! Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Enjoy your funny books.

1hr 57mins

28 Nov 2019

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Tom Spurgeon Bonus Episode

The Virtual Memories Show

Following the death of Tom Spurgeon, my best friend and an inveterate supporter of the show, I've re-posted our 2012 conversation, along with a new (and emotional) introduction • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal

40mins

18 Nov 2019

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Comic Book History Remembering Tom Spurgeon

Word Balloon Comics Podcast

So sad to hear about the passing of Tom Spurgeon, whose comics criticism was an important point of view for 25 years. His work at the comics journal and his own comics reporter blog was so vital in covering all aspects of comics.I'm proud to say Tom was a friend to me and this podcast and was always delighted when he'd link to my interviews in his blog. I will miss our after hours conversations. We lost a true advocate of the medium.I hope you'll join me in celebrating his life as I re-present our 2015 conversation

1hr 33mins

14 Nov 2019

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Episode 32 - Tom Spurgeon!

Process Party

We meet with the Comics Reporter himself! Tom Spurgeon comes to the party floor to talk the recent Fantagraphics oral history "We Told You So: Comics As Art." It's a book we loved digging into and Tom brings a wealth of behind the scenes magic to the story OF THE STORY (of the story?), very high concept this is. We also cover Tom's work at CXC and the future of The Comics Reporter! PLUS: Mike & Zack talk about their bedtimes!

1hr 40mins

15 May 2017

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The Art Comix Scene With Dean Haspiel Gregory Benton, and Tom Spurgeon

Word Balloon Comics Podcast

Two interviews that look at the art/alternative comix scene. How is it playing out while the superhero books are seeing massive attention at Conventions and from Film and TV projects?First Dean Haspiel and Gregory Benton talk about their new books from Hang Dai studios. Haspiel is presenting his real life adventures moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan in Beef With Tomato. Benton has released an ambitious silent comic called Smoke. Hang Dai is also releasing Schmuck the graphic novel written by the late comics photo journalist Seth Kushner . The guys talk about Kushner's continued inspiration in the Hang Dai Studio, and how they plan to promote these books in the upcoming conventions and comic arts festivals. We also talk about Dean's love of superhero comics particularly the Fantastic Four amd Greg's current obsession with Jack Kirby's Fourth World. Then Comics Reporter  Tom Spurgeon joins us for a talk about his blog The Comics Reporter, and new patreon campaign to fund his new monthly online magazine The Comics Report  . It's a chance to compare notes on the changes we've both seen in the comics market. Tom is also organizing a Columbus, Ohio Comics Arts Festival in conjunction with Ohio State University CXC Festival.

3hr 7mins

19 Aug 2015

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The Art Comix Scene With Dean Haspiel Gregory Benton, and Tom Spurgeon

Word Balloon Comics Podcast

Two interviews that look at the art/alternative comix scene. How is it playing out while the superhero books are seeing massive attention at Conventions and from Film and TV projects?First Dean Haspiel and Gregory Benton talk about their new books from Hang Dai studios. Haspiel is presenting his real life adventures moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan in Beef With Tomato. Benton has released an ambitious silent comic called Smoke. Hang Dai is also releasing Schmuck the graphic novel written by the late comics photo journalist Seth Kushner . The guys talk about Kushner's continued inspiration in the Hang Dai Studio, and how they plan to promote these books in the upcoming conventions and comic arts festivals. We also talk about Dean's love of superhero comics particularly the Fantastic Four amd Greg's current obsession with Jack Kirby's Fourth World. Then Comics Reporter  Tom Spurgeon joins us for a talk about his blog The Comics Reporter, and new patreon campaign to fund his new monthly online magazine The Comics Report  . It's a chance to compare notes on the changes we've both seen in the comics market. Tom is also organizing a Columbus, Ohio Comics Arts Festival in conjunction with Ohio State University CXC Festival.

3hr 7mins

19 Aug 2015

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Inkstuds Roadtrip Missed Connection – Tom Spurgeon

Inkstuds

Brandon and I really wanted to talk to Tom Spurgeon while we are all at SPX, unfortunately a long and chatty breakfast got in the way. Now that all of the inkstuds roadtripping is finished, Brandon and I are getting caught up with the interviews we wanted to do, but didn’t get the chance. Tom’s Comics Reporter site is a high point for current comics journalism. His site is a daily stop for me. Tom recently took on a new opportunity as Festival Director for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. A comics expo project partnering with the great Billy Ireland Museum.

1hr 36mins

22 Dec 2014