Kurt KC Christenson celebrates his birthday with his favorite co-host Ginzilla Beastmode from HigherLearningChannel.com. The psychic shaman Plaedian duo discuss magick, from the history of hermeticism, to the power of tattoos, to comics as super-sigils, to the meaning of life itself. Also the return of KC’s ego, the rise of the true Comicbook Rockstar!

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Kurt KC Christenson
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Ginzilla
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@LearningHigh
HigherLearningChannel.com

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From the heart of NYC comes the original digital comic book series POWER PLAY, co-created by Marvel artist Reilly Brown & writer Kurt Christenson.
Presenting the first ComiXology comic to refine what has now become known as Guided View Native Digital Comics, a series that utilizes the technology developed to read comic books on your smartphone, tablet, or web browser, while maximizing the story-telling potential of this new medium.
Power Play is about New Yorkers with superpowers, but rather than fight crime, they don makeshift costumes and form an underground streetgames league. From all across the Five Boroughs, competitors come for a chance to claim the League Cup, for fortune, glory, or for the free year of beer at their neighborhood dive bar. 
Power Play is a love letter to the diversity of New York City with each character satirizing the stereotypes of the locals, with a wink & a nod to their various neighborhoods. The scenes in the comic are MADEinNY, drawn from photo reference of actual New York locations, monuments, bars, etc. so that you can experience the city first hand, building on those of us who know it well, and introducing it to those who’ve yet to visit.
Drawing inspiration from early Spider-Man, Archie Comics, & Sports Manga, Reilly and Kurt have created a new, accessible, fun comic book story that’s a fresh take on superpowers, mixed with the obstacle courses that only the Greatest City in the World can provide!
There is a FREE preview on our Facebook Fanpage as well as on the number one digital comics provider, comixology at:
https://www.comixology.com/Power-Play-0/digital-comic/12727

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From the heart of NYC comes the original digital comic book series POWER PLAY, co-created by Marvel artist Reilly Brown & writer Kurt Christenson.

Presenting the first ComiXology comic to refine what has now become known as Guided View Native Digital Comics, a series that utilizes the technology developed to read comic books on your smartphone, tablet, or web browser, while maximizing the story-telling potential of this new medium.

Power Play is about New Yorkers with superpowers, but rather than fight crime, they don makeshift costumes and form an underground streetgames league. From all across the Five Boroughs, competitors come for a chance to claim the League Cup, for fortune, glory, or for the free year of beer at their neighborhood dive bar. 

Power Play is a love letter to the diversity of New York City with each character satirizing the stereotypes of the locals, with a wink & a nod to their various neighborhoods. The scenes in the comic are MADEinNY, drawn from photo reference of actual New York locations, monuments, bars, etc. so that you can experience the city first hand, building on those of us who know it well, and introducing it to those who’ve yet to visit.

Drawing inspiration from early Spider-Man, Archie Comics, & Sports Manga, Reilly and Kurt have created a new, accessible, fun comic book story that’s a fresh take on superpowers, mixed with the obstacle courses that only the Greatest City in the World can provide!

There is a FREE preview on our Facebook Fanpage as well as on the number one digital comics provider, comixology at:

https://www.comixology.com/Power-Play-0/digital-comic/12727

Kurt KC Christenson sits down with Lincoln Farquharson of FarCorners Studios and Hiram J. Vazquez to discuss the hustle & business of comic books, Team Genesis, the first title from FarCorners, and finding that fine balance between X-Men & Star Trek.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY! With Man Of Action! #SDCC

(L-R): Duncan Roleau, Chris Chua, Joe Kelly, Kurt Christenson, and below, Steven Seagle. Joe Casey was too cool to be in the picture so he took it.

Ten years ago I went to San Diego Comicon for the first time, my very first time on the Left Coast even. I was there pitching legendofliquidfury, a 200 page, black & white, sci-fi/fantasy, kung fu revenge graphic novel, drawn by the amazing & insanely talented Chris Chua, and we were sitting with the Man Of Action team at their table as they were pitching Ben10 to cartoonnetwork, following up their run on Superman & then X-Men. We had a breakfast meeting with Richard Starkings of Comicraft lettering fame, who had his own imprint at the time, Active Images, which published bizarre black & white graphic novels, a perfect fit. 
Sadly, when the artwork was finished just a few months later, Active Images had folded and we had become frustrated with the process, and honestly, working with one another. After three years of toiling away on the comic, hitting conventions and hocking our awesome 64 page preview to indifferent fanboys, talking to every and any comic book professional we could, and well, ultimately I had a severe panic attack on the comicon floor, and we both just gave up on comics after that. I said I’d never come back unless I could do it my way. 
Man of Action has always been my inspiration, ever since Joe Kelly, who was the first writer to read my work, helped push us, and introduced us to Starkings. But I always referred to myself as “just the writer” back in those days, with no idea of how to sell myself in a visual medium. Two months after this picture was taken I turned 28, moved to the Lower East Side in NYC, and started working for the paparazzi as a photo editor.
A decade later living in the city and eventually Brooklyn, and I have learned how to not only sell myself, but everyone else as well, promoting and hyping up all my friends who do everything from burlesque to rock bands to fashion design to comedy to acting and more. Now, I host a podcast, Comicbook Rockstar Radio, recorded at a legit studio, as well as co-creating the revolutionary digital comic book series powerplaycomic, and I’m about to launch kingscountycomics, part social group, part comic book publisher. 
Dreams die if you let them. But making them come true, well, it takes a hell of a lot longer than you can imagine. Just keep at it. Look at that Suburban Loser Comic Geek up above and then the man I’ve become today to see what you can evolve into over ten years if you put your mind to it. 
KC

THROWBACK THURSDAY! With Man Of Action! #SDCC

(L-R): Duncan Roleau, Chris Chua, Joe Kelly, Kurt Christenson, and below, Steven Seagle. Joe Casey was too cool to be in the picture so he took it.

Ten years ago I went to San Diego Comicon for the first time, my very first time on the Left Coast even. I was there pitching legendofliquidfury, a 200 page, black & white, sci-fi/fantasy, kung fu revenge graphic novel, drawn by the amazing & insanely talented Chris Chua, and we were sitting with the Man Of Action team at their table as they were pitching Ben10 to cartoonnetwork, following up their run on Superman & then X-Men. We had a breakfast meeting with Richard Starkings of Comicraft lettering fame, who had his own imprint at the time, Active Images, which published bizarre black & white graphic novels, a perfect fit. 

Sadly, when the artwork was finished just a few months later, Active Images had folded and we had become frustrated with the process, and honestly, working with one another. After three years of toiling away on the comic, hitting conventions and hocking our awesome 64 page preview to indifferent fanboys, talking to every and any comic book professional we could, and well, ultimately I had a severe panic attack on the comicon floor, and we both just gave up on comics after that. I said I’d never come back unless I could do it my way. 

Man of Action has always been my inspiration, ever since Joe Kelly, who was the first writer to read my work, helped push us, and introduced us to Starkings. But I always referred to myself as “just the writer” back in those days, with no idea of how to sell myself in a visual medium. Two months after this picture was taken I turned 28, moved to the Lower East Side in NYC, and started working for the paparazzi as a photo editor.

A decade later living in the city and eventually Brooklyn, and I have learned how to not only sell myself, but everyone else as well, promoting and hyping up all my friends who do everything from burlesque to rock bands to fashion design to comedy to acting and more. Now, I host a podcast, Comicbook Rockstar Radio, recorded at a legit studio, as well as co-creating the revolutionary digital comic book series powerplaycomic, and I’m about to launch kingscountycomics, part social group, part comic book publisher. 

Dreams die if you let them. But making them come true, well, it takes a hell of a lot longer than you can imagine. Just keep at it. Look at that Suburban Loser Comic Geek up above and then the man I’ve become today to see what you can evolve into over ten years if you put your mind to it. 

KC

comicscans
Wow. I remember reading this in my Senior year of High School. I didn’t really know his work and thought the old Stan Lee stuff was corny. I couldn’t have been more wrong. 
Ten years after his death, 2004, I had gone to my first San Diego Comicon with my first graphic novel, then changed my entire life, moving from Long Island to the Lower East Side, living in a building Jack the King himself had lived in some 70 years prior. 
Ten years after that in 2014, it was standing room only in a storefront at the corner of Delancey & Attorney, a pop-up shop for the Jack Kirby Museum, where my good friend Arlen Schumer, the artist behind most of the ad illustration work you saw in every issue on the stands all throughout the 90s, was lecturing on the artistic merits and celebrating his genius to a packed room.

Wow. I remember reading this in my Senior year of High School. I didn’t really know his work and thought the old Stan Lee stuff was corny. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Ten years after his death, 2004, I had gone to my first San Diego Comicon with my first graphic novel, then changed my entire life, moving from Long Island to the Lower East Side, living in a building Jack the King himself had lived in some 70 years prior.

Ten years after that in 2014, it was standing room only in a storefront at the corner of Delancey & Attorney, a pop-up shop for the Jack Kirby Museum, where my good friend Arlen Schumer, the artist behind most of the ad illustration work you saw in every issue on the stands all throughout the 90s, was lecturing on the artistic merits and celebrating his genius to a packed room.

My cosmic alien sister from a parallel universe Ginzilla and I bullshit about everything from 9/11, Atlantis, Magick, Creativity, Masculine/Feminine, and more in this special episode. Listen as I try to inject comics in there but really I’m more interested in becoming real life superheroes with costumes.

Kurt KC Christenson
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Ginzilla
ginzilla
@Ginzilla

@LearningHigh 
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On Wednesday, DC Comics will release Sensation Comics, a Wonder Woman anthology that exists outside the New52 Continuity, the next step in their Digital First comic book line. The series is made to be accessible to casual readers who may not be caught up on the continuity reboots and relaunches that DC Comics have put forth over the years; the story brings back the pre-New52 Oracle identity of Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl), and it boasts ComiXology driven digital accessibility matched with the top-notch creative talent pairings. (And yes—paper purists will be pleased to know they do a great job on the print editions.)
(via shelf-life.ew.com)

On Wednesday, DC Comics will release Sensation Comics, a Wonder Woman anthology that exists outside the New52 Continuity, the next step in their Digital First comic book line. The series is made to be accessible to casual readers who may not be caught up on the continuity reboots and relaunches that DC Comics have put forth over the years; the story brings back the pre-New52 Oracle identity of Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl), and it boasts ComiXology driven digital accessibility matched with the top-notch creative talent pairings. (And yes—paper purists will be pleased to know they do a great job on the print editions.)

(via shelf-life.ew.com)