Podcast

I got in last night from San Diego after a crazy weekend at Comic Con!
I did some video coverage for Destroy All Podcasts, which includes a whole ton of robots and general nerdery.
Observe:

Destroy All Podcasts – Comic-Con San Diego 2010 from Star St.Germain on Vimeo.

I’ll have another post coming up with a ton of photos and general reflection on the trip, but hopefully this video will satiate you for now.

There are a bunch of episodes of Destroy All Podcasts up that I never blogged about!
Most specifically, we did a whole month about animation that aired on MTV!

So, here’s a little roundup of what we’ve been discussing:

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Street of Crocodiles
Hosts: Jeremy, Star

Jeremy and I discuss the finer points of stop motion and antiquity in this podcast about the work of the Brothers Quay.

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Cartoon Sushi
Hosts: Betty, Feddy, Jeremy, Star

Watch as we talk ad nauseum about why Liquid Television was far superior.

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The Maxx
Hosts: Betty, Jeremy, Melinda, Star

We all declare our love for our favorite homeless dude in purple spandex.

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Aeon Flux
Hosts: Jeremy, Mike, Star

This is about people with body types that resemble beef jerky.

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For this week’s podcast, we took a field trip to the US premiere of new animated documentary Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai at the San Francisco International Animation Festival.


SF International Animation Festival

This film was written by Mamoru Oshii, who you might recognize as the director of films like Ghost in the Shell and The Sky Crawlers. As a huge fan of his directorial work, I was really excited to see his new film!

This movie is a documentary about the life of legendary Japanese samurai, Miyamoto Musahi. This dude is such an icon of Japanese culture that his story has been obscured by countless fictional accounts of who he was.

This film attempts to set the record straight through a mash up of enough styles of animation to make your head spin.

Are we the first podcast in the US to review this film?
I do believe we are.

Do you want to listen?
Of course you do.

Click here to listen to our coverage.

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I went to SDCC. I still haven’t quite recovered-almost a month later.
So many friends of mine-from so many different geographical locations, and so many different times in my life- were in attendance. The amount of things and places and people I managed to see and do is nothing short of dizzying, so I’ll do my best to summarize.

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The anthology I was in last year, Comic Book Tattoo, won an Eisner award for Best Anthology!
How cool is that?
I’m really honored to have been in this book at all, and it’s extra exciting to have the book be recognized in such a big way.

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I did a bunch of podcasts for Collection DX and Kotobukiya while I was there.

You can listen to them here:

Tim Curry’s Over the Top
Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor
Pryde of the X-men
Goodbye to SDCC

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I spent a bunch of days in a red wig, doing whirlwind hangouts with more friends than I could shake a stick at. Much love to my ever-present entourage of SF/Portland/LA dudefriendhotelmates. Shoutouts to the CBLDF crew, Heartbreak Comics, Dr. Sketchy’s, & 5Lights! I love all of you fiercely!!!

Me, G-way, Heartbreak Nick
[ Heartbreak Nick, Gerard Way & I]

CBLDF benefit party
[Photo by Lou Noble]

Lastly, some videos by Mr. John C Worsley, of myself, Myrrh Larsen, and Jeremy K.

A couple weeks back, you may remember that I made a post about working on a podcast.
Now that I’ve become a regular on the show, I thought it would be a good time to share it with all of you.

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I’m co-hosting Destroy All Podcasts for CollectionDx, along with a bunch of my friends.

We summarize and criticize various films of the animated or Japanese variety.
Here are some of the more recent episodes I’ve been on: