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Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 30 Released – Logan, Kong, Iron Fist and More

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 30 Released – Logan, Kong, Iron Fist and More

Stolen from Deeplydapper.com, here’s the details on our latest podcast:

April was a month of mixed feelings about movies and TV and possibly some drunken antics! We also discuss multiple projects we are working on, art techniques and more!

As always, you can stream the episode by clicking the button below or HERE and subscribe, listen and rate us on iTunes too!

We are also on PATREON NOW! Help us find time to make more content, actually edit these episodes, get some goodies and more! GO HERE TO HELP SUPPORT THE SHOWS!

This podcast may also be enjoyed on Youtube: Please subscribe! https://youtu.be/DBncQTD3I0s

TIMESTAMPS:

  •  00:00 – Introduction
    •  I also apologize for the racket I make during the first segment as I prepped for a con
  •  00:01 – REVIEW – LOGAN
    •  A thorough talk about the newest Huge Jackman movie
      •  CAUTION: Here There Be Spoilers!
  •  01:38 – SUCKING THE MONKEY!
    •  Back in piratey days, often rum and alcohol was forbidden on the ship, so buccaneers and sailors would smuggle alcohol aboard hidden in coconuts. Drinking from this undoubtedly delicious contraband was called Sucking The Monkey!
      •  Kris drinks a 90 Shilling Beer and Thom drinks a “Dolche Vaminos”
      •  We also recap a few things. Buzzfeed Famous!
  •  01:55 – REVIEW – IRON FIST
    •  A discussion of the first three episodes of the new Netflix series.
  •  02:59 – REVIEW – Kong: Skull Island
    •  Kris briefly reviews the new Giant Ape movie he saw.
  •  03:20 – THE SHIPYARD – Art Technique, Talk and WIPs
    • This month we discuss Wacom tablets, brush pens, sourcebooks, FanX and more!
  •  04:21 – Drunken Closing!
    •  There is an excised segment here, featuring both of us getting a bit silly while discussing John Wick – you can find it on our PATREON PAGE!

ROBOT KRAKEN is a MONTHLY podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

We are also on PATREON NOW! Help us find time to make more content, actually edit these episodes, get some goodies and more! GO HERE TO HELP SUPPORT THE SHOWS!

The Robot-Kraken Podcast – Episode 29: (March 2017)

 

The Robot-Kraken Podcast – Episode 29: (March 2017)

It’s March… or has been for two weeks now… In this episode of Robot-Kraken, Kris and Thom review Powerless on NBC, Legion on FX, and wax nostalgic, during our Shipyard segment, about how digital technology changed how we produce our art.

As always, you can stream the episode by clicking the button above or HERE and subscribe, listen and rate us on iTunes too!

TIMESTAMPS:
0:00 – Introduction

2:00 – Milking Otters and the Pens That Hold Them

4:20 – Surviving the Existential Art Crisis
6:15 – Rogue One Round Two
11:00 – SUCKING THE MONKEY:  Back in piratey days, often rum and alcohol was forbidden on the ship, so buccaneers and sailors would smuggle alcohol aboard hidden in coconuts. Drinking from this undoubtedly delicious contraband was called Sucking The Monkey!
Kris: Leinenkugal Bavarian Dunkel
Thom: Olmeca Altos Agave Tequila (ruined with Mr. & Mrs. T)
16:20 a BB-8 Intervention
19:40 POWERLESS REVIEW (Spoilers)
39:30 In Which Thom Insists Ron Funches Was Replaced… But he Wasn’t. FAKE NEWS
41:30 [Wilted] Red Tentacle – the in-show parody commercial
48:45 THE SHIPYARD – Digital tools and how they changed our methods of making art
Kris: Traditional tools, lightboxing, inking rudiments, Wacom
Thom: Hypertext, MacPaint, Wacom and Cintiq in photoshop, now Ipad Pro/Apple Pencil/Procreate
Joao: Surface Pro and Manga Studio
1:34:00 Thom Attempts to Ascribe Kris’ Art to Another Cooler Tattoo Artist
1:35:00 Brush Pens but also Kris Proves it’s His Design; Foam Tips; Pentel Pocket Brushes; Kuretake
1:44:00 Thom has NO MORE NUMBER THREES
1:48:00 The TRDL ART JAM: Want to participate in the TRDL Art Jam? The TRDL Jam runs weekly but remains open indefinitely. The complete list of jam topics by date can be found here: http://bit.ly/1QM5XfE
This month’s Jam: WEAPONS, all 4 weeks
1:49:20 MICRO-REVIEWS: VICTORIA on PBS and CROWN on Netflix
1:51:00 Can you Draw to it?
1:54:00 Dodgy Commission Art and Nude Layers
1:55:25  He-Man is Everything
2:00:30 Black Licorice Tea / Brew Free or Die IPA to Stave Off Consumption
2:05:00 LEGION REVIEW, but also Suicide Squad, the Oscars, and Things
2:07:00  Kris Scares Thom’s Children
3:05:30 RED TENTACLE RECOMMENDATIONS:
Kris: Get Out
Thom: Peaky Blinders
This podcast may also be enjoyed on Youtube: Please subscribe! https://youtu.be/DBncQTD3I0s

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ROBOT KRAKEN is a MONTHLY podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 28 (February 2017) Available Now!

The Robot-Kraken Podcast – Episode 28: The Future is Now! (February 2017)

February is here and Kris and Thom sit down to chat about the ten projects coming up in 2017 that we are most excited about! (Or 2017-ish, since George RR Martin is on the list….) We talk about the EXPANSE, reveal our dream casting for a MOON KNIGHT movie and in the Shipyard talk about kickstarter, brush pens and upcoming art jams!

As always, you can stream the episode by clicking the button above or HERE and subscribe, listen and rate us on iTunes too!

TIMESTAMPS:

  • 0:00 – Introduction & Sucking The Monkey:
    • Thom – The Loose Parsec
    • Kris – Eddyline Brewery Jolly Roger Stout
      • Segment Name Origin: Back in piratey days, often rum and alcohol was forbidden on the ship, so buccaneers and sailors would smuggle alcohol aboard hidden in coconuts. Drinking from this undoubtedly delicious contraband was called Sucking The Monkey!
  • 0:07 – The Shipyard
    • We talk about brush pen inking, Kris’ current projects for the official THE THING art book and kickstarter and Thom reveals his works in progress and the Weekly Jam Subjects for the month!
      • Weekly Jam Subjects:
      • DCs Starfire
      • DC’s Katana
      • DC’s The Enchantress
      • Disney’s Moana
    • Want to participate in the TRDL Art Jam? The TRDL Jam runs weekly but remains open indefinitely. The complete list of jam topics by date can be found here: http://bit.ly/1QM5XfE
      You will find associate links for the platforms of your choice: the R3 Forum, DeviantArt, and FB.
  • 0:19 – Thom discusses a fan theory about Robin and the Joker
  • 0:24 – A Tim Miller/James Cameron reboot of the Terminator?
  • 0:31 – Top Ten 2017 Projects!
    • 0:31 – Winds Of Winter
    • 0:41 – Star Wars VIII
    • 0:44 – Wonder Woman
    • 0:47 – Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    • 0:53 – Upcoming Neil Gaiman Projects
      • American Gods, Good Omens and Norse Tales
    • 1:00 – Logan
    • 1:10 – Spiderman: Homecoming
    • 1:18 – Ghost In The Shell
    • 1:25 – Murder On The Orient Express
    • 1:33 – Blade Runner
    • 1:38 – Our Runner-Ups
  • 1:45 – Dream Casting!
    • Thom reveals his long held plans for a RUNAWAYS Movie
    • 1:55 – We both cast a MOON KNIGHT television series or movie – our choices might surprise you!
  • 2:28 – THE EXPANSE Discussion and initial thoughts
  • 2:51 – Baywatch and Contact Info – That’s right – Baywatch!

That was our show! And now – videos and trailers. for science!

Speaking of videos and science, you can also catch the Robot-Kraken Podcast on Youtube. This month’s episode:

https://youtu.be/0Ous5u64MuM
Plus trailers:

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 027 – “The Heat of Star Wars: Rogue One”

Robot-Kraken January 2017: Episode 027 – “The Heat of Star Wars: Rogue One”
This episode marks the first of our new long-play format for the Robot-Kraken Podcast. We have moved to a monthly release schedule, with multiple hours of content per episode!

SWEET RUMBLINGS OF THE DEEP – ROBOT KRAKEN IS BACK!   In our first of our new format – Robot Kraken goes monthly and long format! Now you can depend on a nice, long, rambling episode each month with less news filler you get everywhere else and more reviews, discussions, art techniques and interviews! Strap in and join us in our journey down to the mighty Robot Kraken where we regale him with talk of our lives over the last few months, a two and a half hour discussion of Rogue One and more!

Time Stamps:

Sucking the Monkey: 01:30 [Kris: Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale; Thom: Petris Oud Bruin]

#garageofficeproblems: 04:20

Changes to the Podcast, Introduction: 6:00

Kris is a poorly made host: 15:00

The Shipyard!

Thom: Creating art prints, a new website, and tabling at APE: 16:00

Kris: Thoughts on the first Deeply Dapper Kickstarter, plus market woes: 35:00

Wassail What Now?: 54:00

Copics and Kopicks, Details, Architecture, Superboy Punches: 62:00

Shout outs, or shouts out, to longtime TRDL pals Jason Cheeseman-Meyer and Darren Taylor: 71:00

Poseurs with Poser: 74:00

Thom doesn’t want to offend anyone / Everyone at the con deserves a medal!: 80:00

Reminder: The TRDL Art Jam (this month: sorcerers and magic, Wolverine [X-23], Captain America, and Flash): 83:00

Planned Plundering (with a bonus micro-review of Strange Beasts and Where to Find Them): 90:00

Sponsor Break: Deeplydapper.com!: 110:00

Sucking the Monkey Part 2: 116:00 [Kris: Doc Ock; Thom: Old Timber cocktail]

Kraken Review: Rogue One 121:00

Begin Spoilers: 129:00

End Spoilers: 213:00 ; Star Wars Comics, Red Tentacle Moments

Summation, Plans for 2017: 216:00

ROBOT KRAKEN is a MONTHLY podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com   iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

And now, you can even listen to it on youtube, and see our pretty faces for four hours while you do it!

Ep 026 – Pizza For All The Dinners – Rose City Comic Con 2016 Con Report!

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Episode 25! In a groundbreaking feat of eclectic electronical engineering and magic, Thom and Kris appear in the same place at the same time in a hotel in Portland Oregon to discuss their experience at the ROSE CITY COMIC CON!

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey atrobot-kraken.com
iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Robot-Kraken Podcast E25: Victor Von Gloom – the FF Review

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Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 25! Kris and Thom chat about the much maligned 2015 “film” Josh Tank’s FANTASTIC FOUR. Come get some!
For Timestamps and applicable links from this episode will be updated soon, if not later, or possibly never!
ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey atrobot-kraken.com

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper


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SUPEESU. MADDONISSU.

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Review: The Tick [2016]

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Review: The Tick [2016]

The Tick is one of those properties that comes with heavy baggage. It’s a fringe show that’s primarily aimed at the superfans, with hopes of breaching mainstream enough to gain eyeballs, yet those same superfans are rabid about what does and doesn’t constitute true Tick material: the comic? The animated series? The Patrick Warburton series?

When I sat down to watch this new pilot, I came in wary: not because I had expectations, really, but because we’ve seen a few projects over the last few years of this seemingly golden era of comic adaptations that fell apart: Powers, which i’m still slogging through despite it’s peculiar missteps, being the best example for me. Many superfans have cried foul over everything from Preacher on AMC to the Watchmen movie. It’s too different from the material! It’s too similar to the material! But I’m one of those guys that couldn’t care less, as long as its good. I mean, I watch a lot of mediocre genre television, due to circumstance. My lovely wife is addicted to Once Upon a Time, which is a hot mess. I follow Gotham, which is a garbage fire. Somehow these projects seem so mainstream and carefree about their source material that I don’t feel offended by it. But when you get a true comic adaptation that claims to be an inspired project, it can get frustrating, looking at the missed opportunities. I’ll talk about Powers later, probably in the Robot Kraken podcast first, but watching something like this, and even considering limited budgets, you can see where it isn’t the plot or the actors or even the budget that bothers you: it’s a lack of vision and style in the storytelling, and a sense that the train is hurtling along with the engineer dead at the controls.

Which is all to say that what gives me hope about the new Tick series is that it seems purposeful. It’s flawed and awkward thus far, at pilot stage, but using the pilot as a gauge for the tone of the show, I’m going to give it a go.

This version is darker than the madcappery of the Warburton era (he remains a producer)… which I think perfectly captured the tone of the source material. i have a warm spot for that show, despite not having seen all of the episodes. I loved the characters I DID see, and the performances. It felt very Tick. Spoons and hammery everywhere. This Tick, however, feels like a cross between Donnie Darko, Super, and some indie film featuring Paul Dano (think Little Miss Sunshine)… and that’s a very good thing. This Arthur, played by Griffin Newman, is not justa nebbish accountant or whatever, but a dude holed up in an apartment, with serious mental health issues. He was (SPOILERS FROM HERE) as it happens, the famous child whose father was killed when the evil Terror, played brilliantly as usual by Jackie Earl Haley, murdered the entire Fantastic Four analog, the Flag Five. He was the kid on the cover of the magazines with the tragic look on his face that captured a million hearts and never outlived the experience. Despite the world being told that the Terror was killed by the Superman analog, Superian, played by Brendan Hines, Arthur continues to believe the villain lives and has been building a power base in the underworld. We have maps and the classic obsessive detective or serial killer wall of interconnected clues, we have the protagonist venturing out in the middle of the night alone to prove his theory that no one will take seriously, and we have the sudden appearance of a new, magnanimous and manic superhero, The Tick (played earnestly by Peter Serafinowicz, who stole Guardians of the Galaxy, at least in the trailers)/… despite having no previous established record of existence, having impossible powers, and conveniently appearing and disappearing randomly… all as experienced by a character who may be schizophrenic. What better way to explain a character like the Tick, in all of his random lunacy, then establishing as a premise that he may not exist? We’ve seen this many times before, but it’s a great mechanism.

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I like the casting so far, and while the pilot is completely stolen by Haley, I like the darker tone and strange cadence of Serafinowicz’ take on the titular hero. One hurtle for me, I have to admit, is that my brain wants this to be Will Arnett. Maybe it’s his vocal work on Lego Batman, or his generally excellent straight delivery of lunatic characters, but every time Serafinowicz appears, I’m disrupted. I want Arnett. I confess he is doing an excellent job, and I’m intrigued by his delivery, which is actually more complex and weird than either Warburton or Arnett. I just need more adjustment time.

What I like about it is that it takes it’s supers stuff seriously. As much as the fate of the Flag Five in the pilot, or the interview of Superian on a talk show, feels like vintage Garth Ennis, it doesn’t have that cheesy 1990’s-era cosplay feel for the supers characters. They feel fairly ‘realistic’. Superian’s costume is once again strangely low on the dynamism for a Superman analog, but the Terror, the Tick, and Arthur in costume at the end of the pilot, are wearing uniforms that are movie quality. The presentation feels fairly legit. I’m not sure about the weird, scaly appearance of the Tick’s suit, particularly from the rear, but I can dig it just as much as the smooth cartoony vibe of Warburton’s version.

Anyway, it’s a free viewing if you have Amazon Prime, and I encourage you to check it out!


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Chief of Ninja Group
SUPEESU. MADDONISSU.

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Robot Kraken Ep 24 – The Sizzlechest – San Diego Comic Con

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Episode 24! Kris and Thom cover all of the news from San Diego Comic Con –  and lose 45 mins or so due to technical glitches.

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com
iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Robot Kraken Podcast Ep 23 – X-Men ApocaTOLE – The X-MEN APOCALYPSE REVIEW

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Episode 23! Kris and Thom discuss/argue about X-MEN APOCALYPSE, discuss art in the Shipyard, and in Robot’s Root cover Ghostbusters, Pokemon, Comic Sales and more geeky news!

 

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey atrobot-kraken.com
iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Ep 22 – The July Root – Nerdy News Update!

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Episode 22! An all news and discussion episode! Thom and Kris talk about art techniques and what’s on the slab in The Shipyard, cover nerdy news and talk about what they’re looking forward to with the future months to come in geeky entertainment!

Timstamps:
1 min – Intro/Construction woes
6 min – The Shipyard
16 min – The Root!
17 min – Spiderman
22? min – Ghost In The Shell
25 min – Fury Road B&W
28 min – Suicide Squad
34 min – Dark Tower
36 min – Refn’s Wonder Woman
39 min – Tomb Raider Release Date
40 min – Planned Plundering

You can also catch our previous episodes via direct download or iTunes. For example, Episode 20 involved the GoT Battle of the Bastards, and Episode 21 was the GoT finale roundup…
ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper