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Back Matter is our show focused interviews, news and events in the comics industry, television and movies, or discussions of comics which open onto a broader conversation. Feel free to email us discussion ideas or any comments or questions you might have at contact@viewfromthegutters.com.

On this episode of Back Matter, we sit down with author Jen Van Meter to discuss social media and more.

Jen is the author of the Eisner-nominated series Hopeless Savages, as well as various stories for Marvel, DC, and Valiant Comics. She can be found on both Twitter and Tumblr.

Our hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, and Audrey Preti. It was recorded on location in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

 

 

Back Matter is our show focused interviews, news and events in the comics industry, television and movies, or discussions of comics which open onto a broader conversation. Feel free to email us discussion ideas or any comments or questions you might have at contact@viewfromthegutters.com.

On this episode of Back Matter Joe and Tobiah discuss their experiences at Rose City Comic Con, which was held in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 10-11, 2016.

On the episode we interview Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, the writers of Hacktivist; Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree, the illustrator and colorist (respectively) of The 6th Gun, which we read on Episode 148 (Vol. 1 & 2) and The Long Run #16 (the rest of the series); and Jen Van Meter, author of Hopeless Savages, which we discussed on Episode 52.

Tobiah also mentions Helen Mask, a Portland illustrator who has done work for DC and Boom Studios.

Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti and Tobiah Panshin.

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Hopeless Savages, by Jen Van Meter and various artists. It’s the story of the Hopeless-Savage family, as told from the perspective of the youngest daughter, Skank Zero Hopeless-Savage. In the first story, after Zero’s parents (noted 70s punk rockers Dirk Hopeless and Nikki Savage) are kidnapped, she assembles her siblings Twitch Strummer, Arsenal Fierce, and Rat Bastard to find and rescue their lost parents.

Hopeless Savages is an all ages story, featuring a compelling cast with strong family bonds. It uses a variety of  styles across its three stories, and is artfully drawn. It combines deep characters with an emotionally honesty which is rare in a comic written for all ages.

For discussion about this book, please check out our open discussion thread on reddit, where we invite you to share your own thoughts on this week’s book.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Chew, Titans: Old Friends, Powerless, Scurvy Dogs, and The Infinity Gauntlet for discussion, and our selected title is The Infinity Gauntlet.

Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Audrey Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.