The Manhattan Projects

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This is a special edition of The BastardCast featuring an interview with God Hates Astronauts creator Ryan Browne. The regular, curse filled podcast’o shenanigans version of The BastardCast will come into your life over the weekend, and you will love it like a bear loves porridge and Young MC music. 

Some of the greatest fanbeing/comic series love affairs have been born from the magic of a word of mouth suggestion. That’s how I found God Hates Astronaut, a web-comic that will see a collected print release from Image Comics on October 9th (let your local comic shop know that you want this book NOW).

Weird and wonderfully hysterical, the book details the strange downfall of Star Fighter as he deals with infidelity, a ghost cow, an un-dead pugilist, magic bears, superhero bureaucracy, an asshole cowboy and a massive head.

Created by Ryan Browne (Blast Furnace, The Manhattan Projects) over the course of six years, Browne tells us about the future of God Hates Astronauts, the magic of Reginald VelJohnson (the cop from Die Hard and Family Matters, c’mon people…) and creating GHA’s world.

We also discuss the copious bonus content in the print edition, whether Browne would want to work for Marvel or DC and the creative cost that comes with such a job, his guest work on The Manhattan Projects, the long process from concept to web comic to print.

All that and more on the latest BastardCast Interview.

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This time on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy have a conversation with Nick Pitarra, the co-creator and acclaimed artist behind Image Comics‘ The Manhattan Projects.
What do they talk about? Well, the greatness of series co-creator/writer Jonathan Hickman, the advantage of having easily recognizable characters in the indie world, the coming return of both guest artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) and Oppenheimer Land (the brain based battlefield where Oppenheimer battles Oppenheimer and so on…), weird commission requests, and superheroes covered in glue and eating nachos.

Also on the show, the guys discuss print vs. digital with Mr. Pitarra, go over the contents of his comic collection, and listen as Pitarra makes his bold Eisner Award predictions and promises to deliver a drunken epic acceptance speech should he or Hickman take home an award.

All that and more on this episode of, The Bastardcast

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