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Strange Eyes and Brilliant Minds

Last night, Jay gave a talk about the mutant metaphor and representation at Books With Pictures in Portland, Oregon. Here’s most of it!

Strange Eyes and Brilliant Minds Jay Edidin

Posted by Books with Pictures on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Minicomic Madness at RCCC

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WHOA DANG ROSE CITY COMIC CON WAS SO GOOD! We met a zillion of you, and you were universally delightful! We did a ton of panels and threw a ridiculous party! And we shared a booth with the splendid Al Ewing, and he and Jay took advantage of the weird plethora of index cards we always bring to shows and spent their spare moments making minicomics, which we’ve collected here for your edutainment!

Click through for road safety, karaoke, vacuum friendship, and more!

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation, by Jay (Age 33)

The closest approximation of Havok’s powers in the standard emoji set is concentric hearts.

I discovered this a few months back, texting with the amazing Tea Fougner. “It kind of fits,” I remember typing. “I mean, the movie version has very Care Bear powers.”

There followed a Step 3, with a series of question marks; but by the end of the conversation, we had decided to make and exchange Summers Brothers Care Bears.

(I also ended up making a tiny Captain America bear, which astute readers will recognize as a panel-accurate replica of the Captain America bear Cyclops canonically owns, which appeared for one panel sometime in the late ’90s. Jean won it for him at a fair. Comics are great, y’all.)

ANYWAY, here are some process photos and notes. ENJOY!

UPDATE: Tea just sent me a slew of Havok Bear process photos and notes, so those will be up next week!

Also, since I forgot to link it initially, you can see both bears in action in this video review!

 

 

Jay Reviews the X-Men, Episode 89

Week of June 22, 2016:

In which Jay grudgingly reviews YET ANOTHER book with Deadpool in the title (but enjoys it); A Year of Marvels is slightly baffling; and Katie P. drops by for the panel of the week!

REVIEWED:

  • *Deadpool V Gambit #1 (00:39)
  • A Year of Marvels: The Incredible #1 (02:37)

*Pick of the Week (04:49)

Filmed at Books With Pictures in Portland, OR. Special thanks to Katie Proctor.


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Jay Reviews the X-Men, Episode 85

Week of May 18, 2016:

In which Miles takes a day off; All-New Wolverine continues to be an awful lot of fun; and Old Man Logan is bleak and brilliant.

REVIEWED:

  • All-New Wolverine #8 (00:34)
  • *Old Man Logan #6 (02:37)

*Pick of the Week (04:12)


Filmed at Books With Pictures in Portland, OR.

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The Heartily Enjoyable Train Wreck of X-Men: Apocalypse

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Jay here!

Reviewing media here always feels like straddling a fence. On one hand, I’m a professional critic, and that’s a lens that never really goes away. On the other hand, when I’m writing or talking at xplainthexmen.com, I’m largely speaking as a fan, to other fans; and my considerations change accordingly. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, those perspectives line up, and everything is smooth sailing.

Other times, it’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

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Late-Night Q&A with Jay and Chris

Jay here! X-Men ’92 co-writer and all-around rad dude Chris Sims was in town last week, and after a few days of weird theme parks, pizza, Powell’s, and blowing a LOT of quarters on the X-Men arcade game, we decided to sit down for a spur-of-the-moment late-night Q&A session, featuring fancy tea, a whooooooole lot of sunglasses, and PROBABLY not Chad Bowers hiding in nearby foliage:

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions!


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The Whole Cyclops Has a Good Day Sketchbook, as of April 2016

Jay here! Because a handful of people have asked for them all in one place, here are the full current contents of the Cyclops Has a Good Day sketchbook, in chronological order.

(In the name of being precise about these kinds of things, I should note that these are not all of the Cyclops Has a Good Day drawings that I have–there are a good 6-10ish that are free-floating or digital–just the ones in the official sketchbook. I may add the others later, but they’re somewhat more scattered at the moment.)

 

A Brief Heads-Up

Art by Russell Dauterman.

(Dauterman / Sotomayor)

Jay here!

A quick heads up: for the next few weeks I’ll be out of town, getting and then recovering from top surgery (Yay!).

Here’s what to expect:

PODCASTS: Business as usual! We’ve recorded ahead a few weeks out, and the splendid Elisabeth Allie is going to be filling in so that I can take a few consecutive weeks off. Miles will be handling the copy and visual companions for an episode or two; please be nice to him as he gets his sea legs.

VIDEO REVIEWS: Miles is flying solo while I’m in Florida! Depending on the concentration of books, video reviews will go up either weekly or every other week. Also, I stole the external mic so we could record episode 93, so, that might be a thing. SORRY, MILES!

EVERYTHING ELSE: Blog and social media will probably be pretty quiet for at least the first week; and you should expect significant delays on e-mail correspondence. If you need to get in touch with us about something time-sensitive between now and January 23, please e-mail xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com with “ATTN: MILES” in the subject line.

XO,

J

Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 61

Week of November 4, 2015:

In which we’re very guardedly optimistic about Extraordinary X-Men; Uncanny X-Men #600 is worth the wait; and the sunglasses come off.

REVIEWED:

  • Extraordinary X-Men #1 (00:33)
  • *Uncanny X-Men #600 (05:07)

*Pick of the week (14:23)


Jay came out over here on Monday: http://postcardsfromspace.tumblr.com/post/132414301818/in-which-i-achieve-a-state-of-perfect-self-parody

Here’s Brett White’s phenomenal write-up of Uncanny X-Men #600: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/in-your-face-jam-heres-what-uncanny-x-mens-iceman-coming-out-scene-got-right

Come see us at Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival on November 7: http://www.vegasvalleycomicbookfestival.org/


Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men is 100% ad-free and listener supported. These video reviews–and everything else here–are made possible by the support of our Patreon subscribers. If you want to help support the podcast–and unlock more cool stuff–you can do that right here!