I'm behind on my listening, just finished 94 and after hearing you guys lovin' up Afrodisiac I finally had to register for the forums here to tell you all to read Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca's earlier book Street Angel, published by Slave Labor Graphics. But now I see Jim Rugg already beat me to that in Episode 98!
Anyway, I hope you're loving it Jason, and I'll just go ahead and say it to everyone else:
Go. Buy. Street Angel. NOW!
It's the FRICKING BOMB!!! - a skateboarding kungfu superheroine, fighting ninjas and mad scientists and the devil himself. AND the first appearance of Afrodisiac.
And, if i can give a shameless plug, when I was in my final year of film school down here in Australia, I made a live-action adaptation of Issue 1 of Street Angel as my graduation film, working with the awesome co-operation of Brian and Jim, who contributed original art which we turned into an animated sequence for the film. Most Australian films these days are pretty depressing stories about drug addicts being miserable in the suburbs, so we really wanted to try something fun and ambitious and adventurous to remind local filmmakers that there's other types of stories...
You can see the trailer here:
And you can find out more details at www.streetangelshortfilm.com
Wood, if you're interested, shoot me an email and I'll hook you up with a DVD.