Saturday, August 29, 2009

Podcast #19: G.I.Joe movie review and travels of the Pantyhose Ninjas!

Hey all! Time for another episode of The Darkhan City Awesome Comics Culture Podcast! (and YES, the show DOES have a new name!)
(Click on the link to the right to listen!)

Episode description below:

Not only do the Pantyhose Ninjas read comics, play games, and watch movies, but they also travel around the world! Find out where and why, along with our review of "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra," and the best advice on how to improve your moods when life's got you down. Cowabunga!

And check out the photos below of Robert and Quinn's recent presentation at the
Savannah College of Art and Design!
Robert (in white shirt) and Quinn (in red shirt and blue hat) enthrall the students with a mind-blowin' presentation on how to make the leap from graduation to professional success in the world of comics.

Robert (in white shirt) answers questions and shows off his artwork.

Quinn (in blue cap, red shirt) talks to students and professors about his professional writing experience.
Quinn (red shirt) gives advice on working in comics.

Quinn dishes out pointers to the awesome students of SCAD.

LINKS to check out from this episode:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Podcast #18: Athena Voltaire and the Rebirth of Video Games!

Prepare to be slapped silly by the newest episode of The Darkhan City Times Awesome Things Podcast, Episode #18!

(click on the link to the right to listen)

Episode description:

Walker, Texas Ranger; The Justice League; TMNT; Rhett and Link; Brandon Earnhart; Athena Voltaire; your grandpa; Kratos; and Mega Man...all in one episode?! Can it get any more awesome?! Perhaps if we were wearing little blue underpants...

LINKS to check out from this episode:

Whip It Castlevania video

Justice League Unlimited

TMNT Turtles in Time Re-Shelled

Ninja Turtles Smash-Up

Red House Commercial

"All These Days Undone” web-comic by Brandon Earnhart and Hudson Phillips

"Athena Voltaire” comic book series

Read Elders of the RuneStone!


Discount Comic Book Service


Ape Entertainment

Ape Online Comics

Graham Crackers Comics

Friday, August 7, 2009

San Diego Comic Con '09, Pt. II!

Quinn with friends Heather (left) and Natalie (right) at Free Comic Book Day 2009

Check out San Diego Comic Con '09, Pt. II! on The Darkhan City Times Awesome Things Podcast!

(click on the link to the right to listen)

Episode description below:

We're back! Picking up where they left off last episode, Quinn and Robert pump up the volume as they discuss the final days of the 2009 San Diego Comic Con. Because of all the exciting developments that are taking place, more high fives are required for this episode than ever before. Watch out.

LINKS to check out from this episode:


Mark Morales art gallery

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

Comic Book Movie Trailers


Discount Comic Book Service


Ape Entertainment

Ape Online Comics

Graham Crackers Comics

Saturday, August 1, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con--Report on the big show and PODCAST!

Hey folks, we're back from San Diego with some truly awesome stuff to report on. We had a great time, talked about Elders of the RuneStone with tons of people, got to meet Wesley Snipes (kind of), and made some pretty miraculous professional contacts! Check out the full story on Part 1 of the San Diego Comic-Con Report in The Darkhan City Times Awesome Things Podcast!

(click on the link to the right to listen!)

Episode description below:

This is it! The real deal! Listen to Quinn and Robert divulge their thoughts as they actually practice what they preach during the San Diego Comic Con. Robert relates his experiences in Artists' Alley and the "G.I. Joe" panel, while Quinn talks about generating contacts and keeping focused on your primary goals. Meanwhile, Troy just slacks off in Japan. Sheesh!

Also check out all the fun photos from the show!

The big city (and palm trees)

The crowd going into the show. Yeah, this is pretty much what the entire show was like.

Darkhan Studios: Robert Atkins of G.I.Joe and Amazing Spider-man fame (left), and Quinn Johnson (Tales of the Ninja Turtles and Scrapyard Detectives).

Eric Jacobus of The Stunt People! These guys are martial arts experts and amazing stuntmen who are simply awesome! To be interviewed very soon in our show, The Darkhan City Times Podcast at!

Lee-Erin Fairbairn, one of our cherished podcast listeners (with her letter in "Ye Olde Mail Bag" from Episode #17! She was a lot of fun to meet and chat with.

WESLEY SNIPES walking past our Artists Alley table! Behind him you'll also see actor Tommy 'Tiny' Lister of The Dark Knight fame. Robert took the opportunity to give Mr. Snipes one of the G.I.Joe sketchbooks he was selling at the show.

Quinn with Andres Ponce, the artist who drew Tales of the Ninja Turtles #31 which Quinn wrote. Though the issue came out over two years ago, this was the first time they'd met face to face! A very cool guy, who happens to be from Argentina.

Dario Brizuela, another TMNT artist from Argentina. Extremely cool guy. He even gave Quinn an ORIGINAL page from an issue he drew, which Quinn's holding.

Tristan Jones of Australia (left) and Ross May of Canada (right), two other Tales of the Ninja Turtles writers who we had the pleasure of hanging out with during the show. A highlight was going out for sushi and talking Turtles. These are two truly awesome friends. Check out our review of Tristan's work in Episode #16 of the podcast.

Jim Lawson, one of the main artists for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for over 15 years. Quinn loves his art and he has also written some of Quinn's all-time favorite TMNT stories.

He even drew Quinn an awesome Leonardo! A super cool guy.

Love those costumed crazies!

A chap dressed as the vampire hunter Richter Belmont from the Castlevania video game series.

The gents Robert and Quinn shared their hotel room with for the big show. Left to right: David Chapman (pop culture journalist), Randy Green (X-Men) and Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms). Cool guys all, caught in mid-laugh Walmart ad style!

Matt Kindt, writer and artist of the amazing graphic novel Super Spy. He too is a very cool guy and was nice enough to draw a sweet picture of the assassin "Sharlink the Shark" above his John Hancock in Quinn's copy.

Robert Venditti, writer of the graphic novel The Surrogates, soon to be a motion picture starring Bruce Willis! Not only is his book extremely thought-provoking and all-around awesome, but he is a very cool, nice guy. Check out our Surrogates review in Episode #16 of the Podcast!

Stan Sakai, artist and writer of the stellar comic book series Usagi Yojimbo, about a rabbit samurai who travels feudal Japan getting into adventures. The series is one of Quinn's all-time favorites, and Mr. Sakai is truly one of the nicest, most pleasant people on Earth. Listen to our Usagi review in Episode #0 of the podcast!

Doug TenNapel (right), creator of such amazing works as Earthworm Jim, the Sockbaby films, and the graphic novel Creature Tech. Podcast reviews in Episodes #7 and #11.

Robert (far right) participating in IDW Publishing's panel on G.I.Joe and Transformers. THAT'S how famous he is!

Sakura from the Street Fighter video game series, but a man.

Gorlac, making the rounds. For him, changing the channel is no problem, no matter how far away the couch is! See him in action HERE.