Countdown to 200: Frank Fosco Discusses the Conclusion of the Vanguard Serial

download podcast finalFrank Fosco, artist of the recent Vanguard backup (and a ton of other Savage Dragon backup stories), joined the hosts of the Savage Fincast Podcast to discuss his thoughts on Larsen’s double page spread experiment in Savage Dragon #200. In addition, Fosco and the Fincasters discuss his newest Vanguard backup serial. The interview with Fosco was captivating as he dropped lots of hints as of what to expect on the super-sized conclusion of the Vangaurd serial in Savage Dragon #200!

Be on the look out for episode 34 of the Savage Fincast (www.savagefincast.com) featuring Frank Fosco, soon to be released to the masses!

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Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 28: “First Fincast in a Bold New Direction!”

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SAVAGE DRAGON #193 kicks off a bold new era as Malcolm Dragon steps into his father’s giant shoes and becomes the official star of the book! Craig, Jim, and Raven weigh in on how accessible and enticing this “first” issue might be for new readers, and how long time readers, such as themselves, are acclimating to the new status quo.  In addition, the gang  talks about their challenge to get issue 193 into the hands of some first-time Savage Dragon readers, both regular comic reader and non-readers alike. The insightful new-reader reactions brought to light some points that are sure to keep the conversation going on the message boards! So sit back, relax, and brace yourself for the most unexpected Savage FINcast yet!

All that, and our regular “Erik Larsen News” and “Savage Dragon Trivia” segments as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode!

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The Savage Fincast Discussed in a Bleeding Cool Article

sam haze news small final versionThe comic book news and gossip website, Bleeding Cool, ran a story about the most recent episode of the Savage Fincast Podcast in which Erik Larsen was interviewed. Bleeding Cool discussed Larsen’s response to questions about the status of the infamous Image United miniseries.
You can view the article here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/01/12/whatever-happened-to-image-united-erik-larsen-answers/

Listen to the Savage Fincast Episode here: http://fincast.guttertrash.net/savage-fincast-episode-26-past-present-future-an-interview-with-erik-larsen/

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Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 26: “Past, Present, & Future” an Interview with Erik Larsen

download podcast finalPodcast description from the website: It’s the holiday season, so we at the Savage FINcast are giving you what you want!  Craig and Jim sit down to interview the big man himself, Erik Larsen! Join us as we ring in the new year by discussing the past, present, and future of our favorite funny mag!

Listen as we discuss topics such as the “chosen one”, comic book logic, aging and killing characters, Dragon’s fin, collecting old spin-off series, anniversary issues, and Dragon’s continued role in the book. In addition, we touch upon the future, as Erik talks about what we can look forward to when Malcolm takes the lead in issue #193 and drops hints as to what we can expect from issue #200.

This time around, in addition to of our normal interview, we asked YOU, the Savage FINcast listeners, for questions to pose to Erik! Your response was tremendous and Erik did his best to satisfy your Universo-like hunger for Savage Dragon knowledge!

In addition to the interview, we attempt to keep you up-to-date with our regular  “Erik Larsen News” segment as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode.

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Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 24: “Jail Break, Heart Breaks”

download podcast finalPodcast description from the website: Its all out mayhem this episode of the Savage FINcast! As Jim and Raven are witness to the pulse pounding Savage Dragon 191! The Vicious Circle decides to spring a few of their pals from the big house! Dragon might be on death row (and down a couple arms) but that’s not going to stop him from cracking a few heads! Also, this episode we lament the passing of a couple several many… um… a few of our favorite characters. All this and Erik Larsen News and Savage Dragon Trivia!

As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to answer our trivia question, comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode!
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Savage Fincast to Feature an Interview with Scott James!

download podcast finalThe Savage Fincast is pleased to announce that episode 23 will feature an in-depth interview with creator/illustrator Scott James! Scott’s artistic talents on four(!) different Savage Dragon backup stories have allowed him the rare chance to play around with Larsen’s coolest characters! When not messing around in Erik Larsen’s toy chest, Scott’s busy creating his own worlds, including the supernatural-thriller, “The Case Files of Harlan Falk”, as well as “The Mob Files” (along with Vanguard backup artist, Frank Fosco). scott-Jamesfor-web

Scott indulges the Fincast Gang by answering their every question regarding drawing and coloring comics, working with Larsen, playing around with the Savage Dragon characters, and developing creator-owned projects among other things. It’s a great interview with tons of insight into the creative process that you won’t want to miss!

Stay tuned,an announcement will be made as soon as the episode goes live! In the meantime, visit Scott James’ blog to get a glimpse of some of his work: http://scottjamesart.blogspot.com/

 

Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 20: “How to get ahead in life”

download podcast finalPodcast description from the website: Like a leafed through and dogeared comic book in a flea market bargain bin, the latest episode of the Savage FINcast arrives just in time for its cover to fall off. Or something…We’re bad at analogies. Sorry. This episode Craig, Jim, and Raven tackle SAVAGE DRAGON #188 in which the Claw finally makes his move for world domination and characters die in the brutal fashion you’ve come to expect as a Savage Dragon fan! After that, the FINcasters hop in their time machine for a retro review of SAVAGE DRAGON #148, the introduction of Daredevil as a regular character and his pals, the Little Wise Guys. As with every episode, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news and continue our “Erik Larsen Trivia” segment, where we read your responses to last month’s trivia question and try to stump you with new one!

As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to answer our trivia question, comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your missive on the next show!

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Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 18: “Giant Problems”

download podcast finalPodcast description from the website: This episode Jim and Craig are joined by Adam who discusses the vast and storied history of lettering in Savage Dragon. The trio then tackle Savage Dragon #186 featuring the return of the Claw, the many mistakes of Dragon, the exit of Angel, and the next generation of the Vicious Circle!  As with every episode, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news and continue the newest show segment, “Erik Larsen Trivia”, where we read your responses to last week’s trivia question and try to stump you with new one!

As always, we would love to hear from you!  Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to answer our trivia question, comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your missive on the next show!

TIMESTAMPS
1:19 – Exclusive Erik Larsen Print (Erik Larsen News)
3:54 – New Savage Dragon Logo for SD 193 (Erik Larsen News)
8:19 – Cover to Savage Dragon 191 (Erik Larsen News)
11:25 – Ultimate Vanguard Collection Contest Winner
17:21 – Savage Dragon Trivia (Last Week’s Answer)
24:59 – Savage Dragon Trivia (This Week’s Question)
26:14 – The History of Lettering in Savage Dragon
1:02:45 – Savage Dragon 186 (Issue Review)
1:38:00 – Wrap-Up

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Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 17: “The Prosecution Rests”

download podcast finalPodcast description from the website: Savage Dragon is on trial and the Savage FINcast brings you front row seats to the final verdict! This episode; Craig, Jim, and Raven give the play-by-play as Dragon fights for his life in the court room. But before all that, the FINcasters celebrate the Easter Holiday as late as possible by discussing their favorite “Easter eggs” hidden throughout Savage Dragon’s long run.  In addition, we run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news, and debut our newest show segment, “Erik Larsen Trivia”!

As always, we would love to hear from you!  Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to answer our trivia question, comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your missive on the next show!

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00:49 – Introductions
02:58 – Cover and Solicitation of Savage Dragon 189 (Erik Larsen News)
06:16 – Change to Digital Lettering (Erik Larsen News)
16:16 – Savage Dragon 193 Details (Erik Larsen News)
20:40 – Return of Cardiac in Superior Spider-Man (Erik Larsen News)
23:44 – Erik Larsen Trivia
27:18 – Savage Dragon Easter Eggs Special
55:09 – Savage Dragon 185 (Issue Review)
01:43:21 – Next Issue and Wrap-Up

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WIN! WIN! WIN!

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To celebrate the final installment of the 12-part Vanguard backup serial in the pages of Savage Dragon, and in honor of having Vanguard co-creator and writer Gary Carlson as a guest on the Savage Fincast Podcast, we are conducting our first ever promotional contest — and it’s a WHOPPER!

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One lucky winner will receive the following comics:

  • Savage Dragon #2 (flipbook with Vanguard #0)
  • Vanguard #1-6
  • Vanguard: Strange Visitors #1-4
  • Vanguard: Ethereal Warriors #1
  • Savage Dragon #172-184 (Featuring the recent 12-part Vanguard serial in its entirety!

And–as an added BONUS:

  • Savage Dragon Archives #3-4 (reprinting Vanguard’s early adventures from Megaton #2-4!)

As for the completists out there– don’t fret! Vanguard’s very first adventure from Megaton #1 is also included, as two different color reprints, in the pages of Vanguard #1 and Savage Dragon #182.

ALL 27 ISSUES WILL BE SIGNED BY VANGUARD’S CREATORS, ERIK LARSEN AND GARY CARLSON!!! VANGUARD: ETHEREAL WARRIORS and SAVAGE DRAGON 172-184 are also SIGNED by artist extraordinaire FRANK FOSCO!!!

This collection features darn near every appearance of ol’ Van outside of a handful of guest spots in TMNT, Freak Force, and Brigade. This is truly the ultimate Vanguard collection!

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For a chance to win, complete the following two simple steps:

1. Follow @DragonFanBlog on Twitter (if you already follow us you can skip this step!)
AND
2. Tweet the following message: Win the ultimate Vanguard comic collection (27 comics!) signed by @ErikJLarsen & Gary Carlson! Details: www.dragonfan.net #SavageDragon
Bonus: post a comment relevant to Gary Carlson’s appearance on the latest Savage Fincast podcast episode  over at our pages hosted by the Guttertrash Network (http://fincast.guttertrash.netor Image Addiction (http://imageaddiction.netfor 2 additional chances at winning!
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One entry will be chosen at random from all of the entries received within the two week contest period (contest ends at midnight on April 6th, 2013). Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Contest is opened to residents of the United States and Canada only.


While you wait with anticipation, pass the time listening to our interview with Vanguard’s co-creator Gary Carlson on the latest installment of the Savage Fincast Podcast
(http://fincast.guttertrash.net/ or http://imageaddiction.net/category/podcast/the-savage-fincast)! The Fincasters have a fascinating discussion with Gary about his early days of running the Megaton anthology during the early 80s and working with young upstarts such as Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, and Angel Medina. Learn about Gary’s years at Image Comics writing Supreme, Vanguard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and his creator owned line of comics, the critically acclaimed and cult classic Big Bang Comics! Lastly we talk in-depth about the latest year long Vanguard serial that sees Gary wrapping up some major plots for the character.

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