Funnybook Babylon

March 20, 2008

FBBP #49 – Secretly Wishing We Could be Paul Pope Characters

This week show barely gets into comics until about 15 minutes in, but when we do we go over the Wizard World LA announcements, the lack of quality books, Vixen’s tone in JLA, the importance of what comic creators do outside of the industry and the fact Radical Comics still fucking sucks.

Sorry this one is up late, but it took me ages to think of a name. Podcast Notes after the jump.

[00:00] – This week in Chocolate Citybook Babylon, Chris reviews the high class prostitute situation in DC.

[02:10] – Chris reviews the exhibit for Kehinde Wiley and gives his verdict.

[04:40] – On Wirebook Babylon, does commenting on blogs, is it the gateway drug for con rioting? Retailers be scared, Chris is coming.

[08:45]Our apology to big time FBB Listener Obama for spoiling the Wire.

[15:30] – Moviebook Babylon finishes up with a review of Persopolis. Tune into Funnybook Babylon, where we actually talking about comics. Last week wasn’t that great. What can we do?

[20:20]Guns or Butter, Millar? Just cause we like butter doesn’t mean you can ignore the laws of conversation.

[23:25] – Pedro reveals that what makes Robinson’s Justice League a different book from every proactive book done ever is the new lineup.

[26:36] – Ed Benes turn down the art duties for this book since it doesn’t have the one thing he loves, Buns Hun. ( I know I went for the lesser of two evils.)

[28:40] – We were gonna show a mock cover for Dragon Riding Opium Fiends but Legal nixed it cause it may have been too racist. Here is something slightly less so.

[31:25] – Marvel announces that they will be licensing Cult Classic Reefer Madness. Plot by Curtis Mayfield and Script by Bob Gale.

[33:40] – The band is back together! Tim Sale has jumped ship to WCW. Expect the same old tricks people.

[39:04] – The first completed script from the new Thor series from Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher. Enjoy.

[42:01] – As promised porn pages and Harvey Kietel’s ass. Do I have to remind you this blog isn’t for kids and those links are not safe for work.

[47:17] – That was You sucked me dry! off Huggabroomstik’s Sloppy Kisses and Serious Guitars. We are trying a musical interlude like all the big boys. Let me know what you think.

[51:02] – We touch back on the next step in the DC’s building up on the Justice Franchise.

[60:29] – The Jump-Off to the hot button topic, do all light tone black female comic characters have to be played by Halle Berry? I hope not.

[63:20] – We officially have tired out Vampirella as a comic to mock. Glenn Danzig apparently had a comic line that we can trash. Yeah this guy. Any other bad comics we can use as the stand in for shitty covers?

[67:30]James Jean is apparently working for Prada and this is a big deal for someone, just not Team Comics.

[70:04] – Paul Pope, we love you as an artist. But seriously,

In a cab ride across the Williamsburg Bridge, he pauses and says: “Art ended with Warhol, and music with Hendrix.” Later he wonders if he’s the last artist living in his neighborhood.

You magnificently pretentious bastard. We love you more than words can say.

[76:15] – So DKNY isn’t made by these guys?

[83:10] – In all honesty, who is the better drummer in Hawkwind? Give up? The correct answer is Simon King.

[88:20] – Okay, we ran over a bit Joe, but what’s up with the Trent Razor Impression?


  1. “That other guy on 4thletter”

    Comment by Hoatzin — March 21, 2008 @ 9:48 am

  2. I love Paul Pope, but I fucking hate it when people make blanket statements declaring the death of art or music with a pop icon.

    Comment by Adam — March 21, 2008 @ 10:07 am

  3. Adam,

    I know. But seriously, if he didn’t make outlandish comments like that, would he be the guy he is?

    It all eventually works for us at FBB. Someone out there has to say the things Pope Paul says, it might as well be him.

    Comment by Pedro Tejeda — March 21, 2008 @ 11:35 am

  4. Awesome podcast as usual guys.

    I do have 1 technical issue that I wanted to mention:

    I usually have to turn up the volume quite a bit to hear you guys. However, when someone starts laughing or raises their voice, it seems be VERY loud and there’s some distortion. I have to turn the volume down because of it. Of course, when the laughter stops, I have to turn the volume up again so I can hear your conversation.

    I’ve tried it on a few different stereos (connected to my iPod) with the same issue, so I don’t think it’s me, but I could be wrong.

    I’m not sure if it’s something with the recording process or what, but I thought you might want to look into it.

    Comment by Joedonbaker — March 21, 2008 @ 11:38 am

  5. Thanks for the tech feedback Jon,

    I am an amateur at all things sound, but I apply quite a bit of compression and noise reduction to normalize the show, so it seems a bit strange to me that you’re getting this issue. I’ll try to up the compression for next show, but you can check that you don’t have any wierd eq settings on your ipod/itunes.

    If anyone else out there is having this issue please let us know.

    Comment by Joseph Mastantuono — March 21, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

  6. Thanks for the reply Joseph. It sounds like I shouldn’t have this issue, so I’ll try a few things and let you know what happens.

    Comment by Joedonbaker — March 21, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

  7. Hahaha, I want to know who the other guy is on 4thletter.

    Yer humble anonymous blogger,
    david brothers
    1600 pennsylvania ave
    washington dc
    SSN: 342-90-8743
    DOB: 02-27-80

    Comment by David Brothers — March 21, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  8. Hahahah the vampire transition song this week rules, who’s that by

    Comment by Jonathan Bernhardt — March 21, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

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