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Covering Comics, Movies, TV, Video Games and Geek Culture... Clownfish Radio is on the air! Join your opinionated hosts, comics creators Thom and Kambrea Pratt as they dive into the deep end of pop culture -- and the business decisions behind it! On the web: www.clownfishtv.com

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Fans can be jerks. Prompted by Joss Whedon's exodus from Twitter, in this episode we talk about fan entitlement, and how fans of movies, TV and comics are not just more invested in shows than they've ever been, but they tend to take that fandom to extremes by making unreasonable demands of creators. Can you love a thing TOO much? Subscribe on iTunes: http://bit.ly/ClownfishRadio Subscribe on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/ClownfishStitcher This episode is brought to you in part by POP Comics at http://www.popcomics.com. Read comics for free on your mobile device today!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Poor Barb! Let's talk about the new "it" show, Netflix's 'Stranger Things.' We're completely in love with it, and discuss our thoughts on Season 1 and the possibilities of a second season. Subscribe on iTunes: http://bit.ly/ClownfishRadio Subscribe on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/ClownfishStitcher This episode is brought to you in part by POP Comics at http://www.popcomics.com. Read comics for free on your mobile device today!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Love it or hate it, there's a new Ghostbusters team coming your way this summer. Who you gonna call? We do a He Said / She Said style review of the trailer and debate the merits (and groan worthy) moments of what we've seen so far! Does the power of Patty compel you? One the web: http://www.clownfishtv.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pacific Rim 2 is being released! It's about time! Then, we talk about another live-action Dungeons & Dragons movie -- did anybody actually want this?! While we're at it, let's talk about "Dice Shaming!" Also -- more Deadpool, and more announcements of R-Rated superhero movies! Doctor Who removed from Netflix, but is returning to Amazon Prime! Female stormtrooper armor that would make Captain Phasma proud! 90s nostalgia kicks into gear with Fuller House and Baywatch... the movie!? Our website: http://www.clownfishtv.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/RealClownfishTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ClownfishStudios On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CLOWNFISHstudios  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Deadpool is EVERYWHERE! Viacom announces a TV takeover by everybody's favorite merc with a mouth. And what about a Deadpool / Betty White crossover? THAT would be epic! Then we move on to talk about DC Comics' Rebirth plans, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and the new season of the X-files! Also, is comic book Starfire a space whore? Why can't she be like the Teen Titans cartoon?! Our website: http://www.clownfishtv.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/RealClownfishTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ClownfishStudios On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CLOWNFISHstudios  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Flash is coming to Supergirl! Mattel and Hasbro might merge to form the mighty MASBO! The new DOOM remake trailer is JUICY! MacGuyver reboot! Ghostbusters remake news... but where's the actual trailer?! On the web: http://www.clownfishtv.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
DC Comics is rebooting Scooby-Doo and several other classic Hanna-Barbera properties. But... they're a little EXTREME. From an "edgy" Scooby Doo to a photorealistic Flintstones to a completely wacked out Wacky Races featuring Mad Max style vehicles... is this a good idea? We also talk about graphic novels coming to Walmart, and Darth Vader making an appearance in Star Wars: Rogue One. You'll always be Matt to us, Kylo Ren! On the web: http://www.clownfishtv.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Legal smackdown! Crowdfunded fan film project Star Trek: Axanar is slapped with a lawsuit by Paramount on Christmas Day. Did this Kickstarter campaign blur the line between "fan art" and outright IP theft? Is there a difference? We talk about that, as well as the legality of Artist Alley "fan art" prints and more! On the web: http://www.clownfishtv.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Somebody has to pay for people to make entertainment. If it's not the consumer, then it's the creator, advertising or other funding sources. Today we're talking about how it's not "selling out" if the alternative is to go off the air or out of print. We equate the recent HBO deal with Sesame Street with comic books and how Marvel and DC have aligned themselves with major corporations to ensure their survival! We also discuss the "Fair Page Rates" and talk about Thom's near brush with The Real World -- this is the true story! Music: Dan O / Epidemic Sound  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Michael Son from Tapastic.com joins us today! Michael is the Director of Content for the massive webcomics portal, and we talk about its history, its challenges... and its future! On the web: http://www.shadowbinders.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Wait, girls like comics and video games, too?! Who knew? According to a recent MTV article, women are making up nearly half of all fandoms these days. We talk about “Geek Girls” in 2015 and how that impacts comic convention attendance, the comics industry, movies and video games. As an aside, is Rey TOO perfect in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? All this and more in a ranty special episode of the podcast! The MTV article in question: http://www.mtv.com/news/2683640/geek-media-numbers-breakdown/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Journalist Brady Dale from the New York Observer joins us this episode as we talk about the changing business model of webcomics. Are webcomics “dead”… or just evolving? How will social media play into the business model of digital comics going forward? And what about the money… where is the MONEY?! Read Brady Dale’s excellent series of articles on the subject here: Webcomics’ Changing Business Model (http://bit.ly/1NLJcXK) Patreon, Webcomics and Getting By (http://bit.ly/1SJOnr8) The Changing Internet Through Webcomics (http://bit.ly/1ML5qDX) Lessons in Creativity from Successful Webcomic Artists (http://bit.ly/1Qj0BZn) Listen to our previous podcasts on webcomics and money here: http://shadowbinders.com/how-much-money-do-comic-book-artists-and-writers-make/ http://shadowbinders.com/webcomics-pie-shrinking-webcomics-marketing/ http://shadowbinders.com/the-shadowbinders-podcast-take-the-red-pill/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Are commenters trolling your blog, webcomic or forum? Yeah, they probably are. In this podcast episode we talk about some of our experience with trolls in the comments and what we’ve learned from the interactions. Not all comments are coming from good commenters. And some are… they just don’t have the social skills to understand when they’ve crossed the line into trolling. The ball is in the content creators’ court, however… so how are YOU going to deal with trolls? WARNING: The language is a little coarse in this one, as we dish honestly about our frustration with trolls!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
BOMB! The Jem and the Holograms live-action movie not only failed miserably at the box office, but it became one of the biggest box office bombs of all time — it’s outrageous, truly, truly! So what went wrong? Pretty much everything, and we talk about it! Then we move on to the massive marketing push for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Force is awake, and not going back to sleep any time soon! Lastly, we discuss Doctor Who series 9. Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald is leaving the show. But… HOW? Will Moffat and company kill her off, or will she just get stuck in the past with a flimsy explanantion as to why the Doctor can’t simply go back and get her? All this and more on an extra ranty episode of the podcast!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Are you a negative ninny? Is your negativity impacting your creative career goals… for the negative? Is all criticism “negative?” Are you your own worst enemy? And… most importantly… is Kambrea just a hand puppet? We attempt to answer these questions and more on this episode of the podcast! We talk about how negativity can tank your comics and webcomics projects, and realistic expectations about “breaking in” to comics. Also, Wizard World Pittsburgh! Whoo hoo!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How much money do comic book creators make, anyway? What kind of page rates can you expect from a publisher […]  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Where them girls at?! In this impromptu rant, Kam discusses the lack of female leads in superhero movies, as well […]  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
OUTRAGEOUS! Truly, truly. Kam’s initial reaction to the live-action ‘Jem and the Holograms’ trailer is not good — and that’s […]  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Quit your job to self-publish eBooks on Amazon? According to a recent Forbes article, one dad did… to the tune […]  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Force Awakens… er… AWOKE last week, and here is our reaction to the Star Wars Episode VII trailer! The […]  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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