Forget video games and comics; we’re redefining art by putting tires on goats.

Brandon, Josh, Zack, and special guests Sarah and Heidi put on their scarves and turtlenecks to delve into the wide world of art as they examine a trippy Jim Henson treasure in the recently published A Tale of Sand graphic novel, then swiftly return to form with a discussion about Zack’s latest comic shop discoveries and the new video release of Justice League: Doom. Then, after intermission, get ready for an onslaught of regular listener Ben’s proposed rival battles in the return of a long overdue segment, VERSUS!

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19 comments on “JKP! Ep.88: You Lost Me at Starheart

  1. By the way JKP’ers, the artist I was thinking of who drew the storyline JL: DOOM is based on was Howard Porter. It was one of those things where the name popped in my head almost immediately after I got home.

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  2. Andrew Mar 7, 2012

    Great podcast, I even discovered the secret extra after the ending song. I have no idea what the intermission is. Maybe what console it is from could help but doubt it. I am going to throw out the guess the rocketeer from Nintendo.

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  3. thomas Mar 7, 2012

    All the modern artist ring coolers
    black black black black black black black black black black
    black black black black black black black black black black
    black black black black black black black black black black
    black black black black black black black black black black
    because thar all died

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    • Andrew Mar 7, 2012

      Let me help you out there buddy,

      “All the modern artist ring colors are: Black
      Because they are all dead.”

      Haha that is a pretty good joke thomas.

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      • it’s the simplest to use and works with everything=)

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  4. Patrick Mar 7, 2012

    You guys basically answered the question I sent out last night so I guess you can negate that email. I mean I would still like to know what dc books are worth reading since I stepped away from that comic franchise and want to come back. I really doubt unless Zach or Brandon says anything is worth it that I will not be reading the new 52.

    Frank Miller needs to take a couple years off from writing comics because he really only has 1 speed: crazy sex and violent which gets old fast.

    I did not know Loeb wrote heroes but I did watch all seasons and regret all that wasted time.

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    • Brandon Mar 7, 2012

      Don’t worry, Patrick, we’ll still read and answer your email in a future episode! There are plenty of other DC stories left to recommend beyond the few JLA-based ones mentioned here.

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      • Patrick Mar 7, 2012

        Yay!

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        • Patrick Mar 7, 2012

          okay now that Im at my computer I can continue babbling about other things on the podcast

          Heidi should be in more podcasts (the Scott Pilgrim episode along with the disney, and this one is great proof)

          when Zach makes comic books characters talk is my new highpoint of the podcast (best Martian Manhunter impression ever)

          Isn’t it ironic that Batman calls Clark the “boy scout”? especially since the BS motto is to “be prepared”. I know that he calls him that because of his moral outlook but honestly it could work for both in different ways.

          -Picasso would be a blue lantern (not because of the obvious but because of instilling emotion in his artwork)
          -Dali would be a plaid lantern

          I think that “world after y2k” joke would make an excellent skit because honestly our history pre year 2000 could almost be erased in a keystroke.

          lastly Kyle Raynor is essentially a muppet so he defeats himself by default

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  5. you didn’t edit the end part about the show out brandon=)
    but about the hero movies…I’l say it this way… when I started listening to the podcast, I thought marvel and dc comics were dead, as the whole comic thing, since in slovenia, there is as far as I know, only 1 book store that has comics and my knowlege of heroes and villains stretches to a few cartoons, games and movies…batman, spider-man, superman,flash,green lantern,iron man, hulk, venom(there are more, but lets keep the list shorter) these are the characters I consider mainstream here, so for a character like thor to exist in a comic just shocked me…also with all of the characters, I didn’t know there were alternate timelines and reboots…also that’s why piracy for comics might be high, as people want them, but can’t get them and my friend that is an all out comic geek, pretty much buys manga and other weird stuff, as thats the reach of our comic “industry”

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    • Brandon Mar 7, 2012

      That’s an interesting perspective, Nik. Thanks for sharing. We’re obviously limited by our American exposure to these things, so it’s good to hear what these characters and properties look and sound like from outside of our national pop culture bubble.

      Also, I cannot imagine how it is for someone unfamiliar with superhero comics to have to grapple with the idea of alternate timelines and reboots. I remember the first time a person laughed directly in my face when referencing the “multiverse” back in high school, and that’s a concept that actually exists in the real world.

      Thanks for listening to us talk about seemingly incomprehensible garbage. I can only interpret that as a compliment to our ability to entertain.

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      • let’s just say that I enjoy random shit an much at the other and learning something new is allways on my list=)
        fun fact, 2 weeks ago I watched adventure time on cartoon network for the first time, as it is actually new here(even thou I have been watching it all my life) and I’m loveing every minute of it:D

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    • n’ Roll shoot with the Beautiful Bonnie :) who can also be seen here anda0here. This shoot was a fun one which ended up in a field surrounded by cows, but those will come later.

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  6. Bunny Sara Mar 8, 2012

    AAWWW Maaaan!! I should have visited you for this podcast so I could give my “professional” opinion on modern art and artists. I took that 20th cent. art with Brando, it was bad, but at least you all didn’t have to deal with your entire major’s student body being pretentious artist assholes. I didn’t get along very well with the rest of my major. I guess that is one of the reasons I’m friends with you guys! Btw, Brandon’s art history class doodle monsters were Awesome!

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  7. Here’s a Dr. No’s story that maybe someone other than I will enjoy.
    The year is 1983. Mark Bagley is a technical artist working for Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA, but he wants to be a comic artist. He has gone to many conventions showing off his art, but is getting nowhere and has pretty much decided that dream has escaped him. Then Marvel puts out their Try Out Book. Bagley considers it, but the cost is high and he decides not to get it. The owner of Dr. No’s gives Bagley the book telling saying “You’ll regret it for the rest of your life if you don’t try it.” As of last year Bagley was still a regular at Dr. No’s.

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  8. Shadra Mar 11, 2012

    Hahaha, you guys, did you know there is an entire branch of philosophy dedicated to the study, discussion, and theory of art/music/etc?

    You do now! And I have read more essays on the subject than I ever, ever cared to. I find it’s less a question of ‘Is this Art?’ and more a question of ‘What value does this have?’, which can be answered in respect to the individual or society.

    Interestingly, there is a lot of neurological study involving the human mind and aesthetics, which I won’t get into here save that there are well-founded theories that explain why some of those dumb rules we learned about layout/lighting/perspective/etc hold true.

    Mostly, I think the question of modern art these days becomes a matter of semantics and definitions that has lost qualifying, measurable points of discussion because it’s become such a broad subject. Furthermore, as a society we are bombarded with so much art/design/etc on a daily basis that art, and especially artists, are taken for granted.

    For me, personally, what makes the difference between ‘a wooden block on a table’ and a ‘piece of art’ is not so much the form it has taken or whatever meaning is supposedly implied, but how much skill did it take to arrange the display? How much purposeful work was put into its construction? Does it even /need/ meaning? Lord knows I’ve done enough paintings that hold no particular meaning to myself, nor was I trying to communicate anything with it, yet it seems, to most people, to qualify as ‘art’…

    That said, until you demonstrate to me that you applied more skill than a basic understanding of gravity and adhesion to your work, it’s worthless.

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