January 1, 2014

ABCP Episode 172 - THIS IS NOT A DRILL

Happy New Year! In this episode of Awesomed By Comics, we talk about some books we missed, wonder what happened to events, and look back on--what? Why are you looking at us like that? Why is that vein popping out of your forehead, are you having a--wait why are you screaming STOP SCREAMING! WE'RE SORRY, WE'RE SORRY OKAY?!? WE'VE BEEN BUSY! WE STILL LOVE YOU! WE'LL CHANGE, WE PROMISE WE'LL CHANGE!!

So yeah, after nine months of three job changes each, two coasts, lots of stress eating and zero podcasts, we bring you a brand-spanking-new episode of Awesomed By Comics to kick off 2014. It's not a Year In Review show because we had very little year to review, and it's not a Week In Review show because we talk about comics over several weeks, but it is a real show and we did put in effort so we hope you'll give us another chance. Our New Years Resolution is to do this at least once a month, so we're counting on you to HOLD OUR ASSES ACCOUNTABLE.

Special thank you to guest star Devon Maloney, and to each and every one of you who bothers to listen.

LET'S GO 2014! USA! USA!

DOWNLOAD IT HERE, IT'S REALLY REAL.

And if you're still angry, take it out on this, she deserves it.


September 1, 2013

ABCP: Update, Plea and News

Heeeeyyyyyy.

So here's the deal. We apparently haven't released an episode of Awesomed By Comics in six months, which I didn't even realize until I came on here to write this post. There is no one single reason for it, and it certainly isn't because we don't love comics and you. Now that May is almost two (!), the "new parents" thing is only an excuse in that it was like the first move in messing with a rubik's cube and then all the rest of it got fucked up--we finally got one side all green and the almost-completed blue side went to hell. So here is a full update on our status, a confession and earnest plea for advice to help us get back on the wagon, and some big news (no, not another goddam baby):

1) When we first started having trouble getting episodes recorded, it was because May wouldn't give us any uninterrupted time--we often would read a bunch of books and prepare for the show, and then couldn't get through it. Now, later in her life than is probably healthy, she finally has her own room, a bedtime, and we can conceivably make this happen more often. Now here's the confession: WE HAVE NOT BEEN READING COMICS. We got off track earlier in the spring, and got so far behind that it's like when you go on a diet and blow it once and then are like "oh well, that's fucked, might as well eat only cupcakes for the rest of the week." Getting caught up has been too daunting, and the most we have done is slowly pulled up to speed on Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy. We don't even know where we left off on the Unwritten. This is how bad things are. So here's where we desperately need your help:

2) TWELVE MONTHLY BOOKS. TELL US WHAT THEY SHOULD BE. We used to pull in something like 12-15 books per week. There is no way we are keeping up with that shit. But we can still get back into our favorite hobby and put out a quality show every few weeks if we read 3-4 titles a week. You know us. You know what we like. We can guess what we'd like, but we barely know what's still being published. We will choose 12 monthly titles, based on your suggestions, and jump in cold. Think about it and let us know in the comments, the sooner the better.

3) Finally, here's the big news: The next time you hear an ABCP, it may very well start "Live from Oakland," because WE ARE MOVING TO CALIFORNIA. Aaron got a new job based in Berkeley, so we are hauling our shit and our cats and our kid to the East Bay on November 1st. Needless to say we are up to our skulls in crap to deal with right now, but the move is as good a chance as ever to turn over a new leaf on the things we love, like the podcast.

So there you have it. We have not been trying to let you down easy, we're just a mess. Help us clean up our act.

xoxoxo Evie

March 10, 2013

Awesomed By Comics Episode #171 - DIE HARDERER

This episode of Awesomed By Comics is not to be confused with Episode #170, which was fully recorded and edited (on Oscar Night no less), but then infected with a technovirus and now lives in its own pocket universe where you can hear it if you listen extremely closely during the 187th minute of R.E.M. (the sleep, not the band). We're actually at a place where we're giving awards to the current week's comics, although it may or may not be the same current week when this is actually released, you'll never know. Thanks for hangin in, partners.

Oh oh also, enter our "contest" for a whole mess of free(ish) comics, some of which may be very valuable indeed!

Download the episode here.

January 8, 2013

ABCP YEAR IN REVIEW 2012!!!

Do you want to know what Evie and Aaron thought of this year's comics? Do you have 100 hours to spare? Then this show is for you! Clocking in at a whopping 136 hours, this 188 hour-long episode recaps the winners and losers in all (some) of comicdom from the last year, as far as we were concerned (and able to remember) this weekend. Sit down, pop in/on your headphones, grab some canned goods because anything perishable will be inedible by the time this show is over, and find out what we thought of the year's comics.

I've already forgotten!

download it here

November 25, 2012

HEY! It's Episode 169!

If our feed is still messed up, you can direct-download it here.

If you want to listen to the newest album by Aaron's band The Ampersands (for free!) (and then if you like it, you can buy it to have on your digital music player!) you can do that here.

If you want to see a picture of a can of beans, you can do that here.

If you want to read this post again, you can do that here.

If you want to see our baby in her homemade Hulk outfit, you can do that here. If you do not, then what is wrong with you.



October 16, 2012

ABCP 168

HERE IT IS RIGHT HERE

gotta get back to the baby now. Evie's not home tonight so it's just me and DON'T STICK YOUR FINGER IN THE ELECTRICA...

October 12, 2012

Not-NYCC Meet Up MOVED TO SUNDAY 10/14!!

Hey friends and lovers! Are you planning to go to NYCC, or otherwise be in the Manhattanish area on Saturday? TOO BAD!

What about Sunday Morning?! That's better!!! Do you want to say hello to us and May, and maybe be part of our next episode (which yes, there will be, shut up)?

Great! Then come to Bryant Park at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue between 11AM and 1PM on SUNDAY, October 14th, where we will be hanging out and taping a show. Check Evie's Twitter feed for the exact location in the park, but we shouldn't be hard to find.


Why aren't we having our meet up at NYCC, you ask? Well apparently to be approved for a press pass you have to not have had a baby and/or have a weekly podcast that has degenerated to semi-monthly. And since they didn't reject us until after tickets were sold out, ta da! Also a park is a way more attractive and chill place to hang out than on the floor in front of the IGN Theater at Javits.

Show up, or risk being mildly judged.