Tumblr home of Thacher E. Cleveland. Middle-aged man-child, writer of comics, novels and short stories and one of the hosts of the Super-Fly Comics & Games podcast.

 

Oh man, I just stumbled across the “political ad” video we did for the Super-Fly podcast during what we at the PCN lovingly refer to as the “attitude era.” We totally won that contest, by the way…

Gosh, were Jared and I ever that young? Big ups to Gavin for filming this and keeping it around on his YouTube page.

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 19
This week, we’re joined by Andrew Keahey. Yay! Tony bums us out early. Boo! Then we talk about Scarlett Johansson’s rump. Yay! Then we talk about possible SDCC/Marvel announcements. Eh. Orson Scott Card needs your money and is doing what he can to get it. Yay? And current events totally wreck the end of the show. Boo! You should still listen to the show just for Tad’s “Riff Raff for the new Doctor” line. Yay!!
The Super-Fly Podcast: Failing to not bum you out since 2010
Closing music: Nostromo – The Indifference Engine
Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email at SuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums
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The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 19

This week, we’re joined by Andrew Keahey. Yay! Tony bums us out early. Boo! Then we talk about Scarlett Johansson’s rump. Yay! Then we talk about possible SDCC/Marvel announcements. Eh. Orson Scott Card needs your money and is doing what he can to get it. Yay? And current events totally wreck the end of the show. Boo! You should still listen to the show just for Tad’s “Riff Raff for the new Doctor” line. Yay!!

The Super-Fly Podcast: Failing to not bum you out since 2010

Closing music: Nostromo – The Indifference Engine

Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email at SuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums

Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.

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The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 12
This week, the Super-Fly Crew continue to not go to any shows, get visited by totally sane people and talk about Microsoft’s huge reveal of their new console, The Xbox One.
The Super-Fly Podcast: Jason Bateman was in Teen Wolf Too.
Closing music: Crystal Method – The Name of the Game
Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums
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The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 12

This week, the Super-Fly Crew continue to not go to any shows, get visited by totally sane people and talk about Microsoft’s huge reveal of their new console, The Xbox One.

The Super-Fly Podcast: Jason Bateman was in Teen Wolf Too.

Closing music: Crystal Method – The Name of the Game

Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums

Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.

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The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 10

Forever in transit, the Super-Fly crew is back from a trek out in the wilderness. Jared and Tony talk Free Comic Book Day and RathaCon, Iron Man 3 was seen and was talked about, Angela has a belt and Superman fights He-Man. All that and more sleep deprived fun stuff on this week’s Super-Fly Podcast.
The Super-Fly Podcast: That Belt is RIDICULOUS!!!!
Closing music: Theme to Black Dynamite
Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums
Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.
Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 10

Forever in transit, the Super-Fly crew is back from a trek out in the wilderness. Jared and Tony talk Free Comic Book Day and RathaCon, Iron Man 3 was seen and was talked about, Angela has a belt and Superman fights He-Man. All that and more sleep deprived fun stuff on this week’s Super-Fly Podcast.

The Super-Fly Podcast: That Belt is RIDICULOUS!!!!

Closing music: Theme to Black Dynamite

Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums

Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.

Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?

Blog Post: C2E2 2013, Yellow Springs and a new Winston & Churchill story

The past month has been like a whirlwind, although even as I type that I realize it’s only been about three weeks, not even a full month. See? Crazy busy. First of all my friend Viet Hyuhn stayed with us for a week while he was a feature performer at Zanies Comedy Club here in Chicago. It’s always great to hang out with him, not just because he’s a fun guy but because we always end up brainstorming and talking about ways that creative folks like us can help promote ourselves and, for lack of a douchey-sounding term, “build our brands.” Well, most he talks and I go “Yeah, yeah, that’s a great idea.” It’s invigorating. After that it was C2E2, which was a whirlwind of an event. It’s my favorite comic show to go to as it’s a great mix of comics and other things, not to mention the fact that it brings in friends from all over the country due to its centralized nature. Not only was it a good time but I had an opportunity to moderate two panels, one for Mystery Writer and the other for Science Fiction writers. Both were really interesting and informative and all of the authors were great folks and I learned a lot from them. On Sunday was the big Super-Fly Podcast panel which went amazingly well and we had a blast doing, but unfortunately only half of it recorded. While that’s a bummer you can’t take away the memory of doing the show in front of a live studio audience (which now that I type this, I should’ve put a clip of me saying that in front of the episode, like the good sitcoms of yore).

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 9

It’s finally here! C2E2 happened and that means the long-awaited live Super-Fly Podcast recording and panel at the midwest’s greatest comic convention is here. Unfortunately there were some recording problems with both the things we used to record the show, but most of it is here. We talk about the Diamond Retail Summit, Jared’s time DJing at the show and more. Sit back, take a listen and gird your loins for next year. Intro/Walk-in Music: Girl Talk – Oh No Outro Music: Queen – One Vision

Not only that, but I also did some interviewing an reporting in the form of this article for Panels on Pages: Counter Culture Special - Comic Retailers at C2E2. After that Gwyn and I headed back to Yellow Springs for our friend Jason and Mary’s wedding. Not only was the wedding and the after party with Adam WarRock and Viet at Super-Fly great, it was kind of nice to see the the town, show Gwyn where I’d lived for nearly 15 years and answer the question “How’s Chicago treating you?” over a dozen times (seriously, everyone phrased it like that. It was weird.) I also got a chance to see my daughter and have her and Gwyn meet which was really nice. I get to see my kid so rarely that the times that I do see her always end up with me being a big mixture of happy and sad. Then again, this is why we have phones and text messages and all that stuff. Being back there was enough to almost make me want to give up city living and live on a lot somewhere there in the sweet ass Gulfstream trailer I saw someone selling. Of course, I would require internet. All in all this whirlwind of three weeks has finally dropped me off and I’m sort of back onto my regular schedule, or at the very least rebuilding it. I’ve suddenly become someone who goes to be early and wakes up at 6am to do writing and actual internet chores. It’s weird but at the same time I’m finding I’m getting a fair amount of stuff done and that’s led to me feeling more positive about life and my future than I’ve been in quite some time. Armed with all that, I’m very excited to see what’s coming next. The latest Winston & Churchill story A SHADOW UPON THE SCENES debuted yesterday on Smashwords and Amazon and is only 99 cents. If I had my say, I’d have you buy it on Smashwords rather than Amazon, seeing as how I make $.81 from them rather than the $.35 I get from Amazon. ShadowUponTheScenes

Lexie Winston & Henry Churchill are closing in on the person selling dangerous magical items to the desperate and deranged. Hiring some new help, Henry concocts a plan that should expose the sellers identity but instead leads them into a trap endangering all of their lives, jeopardizing their partnership and exposing secrets Henry would do anything to keep hidden.

This story was a little bit more difficult to write than the others, but ultimately I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. The one thing that does bug me about it a little is the fact that it’s not entirely “new reader friendly.” It references the four Winston & Churchill stories before it (the ones in SUMMER OF SINS) quite heavily, but I’ll just have to let that be. This begins the second of three seasonal themed quartet collections, that’s just going to be the cost of doing business until this series of stories is finished. Now that we’re back to publishing again there should be a new story every month. If you’re reading this I encourage you heavily to buy it, or at least give the first story NEVER LET GO a try. NEVER LET GO is free (and probably always will be) so getting it is easy. I would love to see more reviews for it on both Amazon and Smashwords, as that’s one of the only ways that I’ve got to entice strangers to pick it up. It’s real quick and real easy, just click on how many stars you want to give it an voila. If you really, really enjoy it, share it with a friend. It’s the only way folks who make a living doing art can, well, make a living doing art. All that out of the way, I’m looking forward to and am positive about what happens next. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that…

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 7
The first 10 minutes of the this week’s show is pretty nutty! Sure, we talk about Free Comic Book Day, The Saga “controversy” and Winter Soldier getting cancelled, but it’s all the other stuff we say in between that that’s the problem. Strap in. This is going to be a good one.
The Super-Fly Podcast: Release……never mind. You’ll hear it when it happens.
Closing music: Baauer “Harlem Shake”
Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a
Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums
Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.
Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?
Note: This and every PoP!-Cast is earmarked by iTunes as “explicit” and is intended for mature audiences. The rest of Panels on Pages is reasonably safe for all-ages.
[ That note has never been more true, but damn if this isn’t one of my favorite episodes we’ve ever done. I enjoy talking “serious comic issues” on the show and we do that as well as a fair amount of just awful/gross jokes. I love doing both and this episode totally satisfied that. I hope you guys give it a chance and take a listen]

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 7

The first 10 minutes of the this week’s show is pretty nutty! Sure, we talk about Free Comic Book Day, The Saga “controversy” and Winter Soldier getting cancelled, but it’s all the other stuff we say in between that that’s the problem. Strap in. This is going to be a good one.

The Super-Fly Podcast: Release……never mind. You’ll hear it when it happens.

Closing music: Baauer “Harlem Shake”

Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a

Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums

Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.

Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?

Note: This and every PoP!-Cast is earmarked by iTunes as “explicit” and is intended for mature audiences. The rest of Panels on Pages is reasonably safe for all-ages.

[ That note has never been more true, but damn if this isn’t one of my favorite episodes we’ve ever done. I enjoy talking “serious comic issues” on the show and we do that as well as a fair amount of just awful/gross jokes. I love doing both and this episode totally satisfied that. I hope you guys give it a chance and take a listen]

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 6
This week, Tony and Jared go the West Virginia for a con and are in the last hours of a 21 hour day. You might be able to tell. Also, First Aid Comics’ own Kenny Taylor returns to talk about the reality show that is DC Comics behind the scenes and on the page.
The Super-Fly Podcast: People in West Virginia LOVE Daryl Dixon. Who knew?
Closing music: Death Grips – “5D”
Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a
Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums
Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.
Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 6

This week, Tony and Jared go the West Virginia for a con and are in the last hours of a 21 hour day. You might be able to tell. Also, First Aid Comics’ own Kenny Taylor returns to talk about the reality show that is DC Comics behind the scenes and on the page.

The Super-Fly Podcast: People in West Virginia LOVE Daryl Dixon. Who knew?

Closing music: Death Grips – “5D”

Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a

Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums

Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.

Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 5
On this week’s show we recap the wildly successful Gem City Comic-Con, reveal some of Super-Fly’s big plans for Free Comic Book Day in May with some big announcements and take a look at Diamond’s April Previews catalog for all kinds of great stuff.
The Super-Fly Podcast: One of us has too much masculine…
End Music: Princess Superstar – We Got Panache
Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a
Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email at SuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums
Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.
Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?
Note: This and every PoP!-Cast is earmarked by iTunes as “explicit” and is intended for mature audiences. The rest of Panels on Pages is reasonably safe for all-ages.

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 5

On this week’s show we recap the wildly successful Gem City Comic-Con, reveal some of Super-Fly’s big plans for Free Comic Book Day in May with some big announcements and take a look at Diamond’s April Previews catalog for all kinds of great stuff.

The Super-Fly Podcast: One of us has too much masculine…

End Music: Princess Superstar – We Got Panache

Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a

Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email at SuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums

Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.

Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?

Note: This and every PoP!-Cast is earmarked by iTunes as “explicit” and is intended for mature audiences. The rest of Panels on Pages is reasonably safe for all-ages.

demonweasel:

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 4 
This week, we talk to writer Cullen Bunn about his books The Sixth Gun, Fearless Defenders, Helheim and Venom, how to effectively break into the comic business, his humble beginnings and more. Listen in to this week’s special Super-Fly Podcast.
Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a
Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums
Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.
Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?
Note: This and every PoP!-Cast is earmarked by iTunes as “explicit” and is intended for mature audiences. The rest of Panels on Pages is reasonably safe for all-ages.


In case you missed it this morning, here’s the most recent Super-Fly Podcast, where we talk to SIXTH GUN, VENOM and FEARLESS DEFENDERS writer Cullen Bunn. 

demonweasel:

The Super-Fly Podcast Episode 4 

This week, we talk to writer Cullen Bunn about his books The Sixth Gun, Fearless Defenders, Helheim and Venom, how to effectively break into the comic business, his humble beginnings and more. Listen in to this week’s special Super-Fly Podcast.

Come see the Super-Fly Podcast: LIVE at C2E2 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Conference Room W470a

Got a question you want answered by Super-Fly? Send us an email atSuperFlyComics@gmail.com Talking about us on Twitter? Use the official show hashtag #SuperFlyPodcast. Want to join the conversation? Check out the official Super-Fly Podcast thread on the forums

Follow the store on twitter @superflycomics and visit us at superflycomics.com. Listeners of the show get 20% off their purchases at the store, in person or via mail order.

Subscribe to the Super-Fly Podcast on iTunes! Click the link and leave us an awesome review, won’t you?

Note: This and every PoP!-Cast is earmarked by iTunes as “explicit” and is intended for mature audiences. The rest of Panels on Pages is reasonably safe for all-ages.

In case you missed it this morning, here’s the most recent Super-Fly Podcast, where we talk to SIXTH GUN, VENOM and FEARLESS DEFENDERS writer Cullen Bunn. 

New Blog Post: New Robin, First Aid Comics Interview & Super-Fly Podcast #3

Quick blog entry laying out some ROBOZOIC AGE news, one of my latest pieces for Panels on Pages, the Counter Culture interview I did with First Aid comics and last Monday’s Super-Fly podcast. 

Good stuff, with more coming around the corner…