In the first hour, the guys from Vicious Ambitious introduce themselves and shoot the shit. In the second hour, the guys review various comics including: Sentences by Percy Carey, Kick-Ass by Mark Millar, Local by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly, the Watchmen Motion Comics and much more.
Episode 9. In order to celebrate the glorious return of the VA Podcast, this episode contains a special Guest Host: Daniel Andrews, pro animator and artiste extraordinaire. Dan and the guys kick the show off with some banter and then (at 6:00) discuss "Rocket Juice", Vicious Ambitious's latest sci-fi anthology. They provide anecdotes and insights in to the process of making the book and then close the discussion off with yet another fan-favourite installment of "Why Comics Shouldn't Be Read Aloud" (at 35:30). At 41:30, the guys discuss this year's Calgary Comic Expo and, along the way, provide some tips on how to run a successful con. Then, finally (at 1:18:30), the guys answer an audience e-mail question: "Which one of you guys would win in a fight?" So if you like discussions about furry-bashing, Tyrese-bashing or just plain discussions about how guys would bash each other, then this is the podcast for you! Enjoy!
Episode 8. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, this episode is all about partnering up with people. For the first 43 minutes, the guys give personal anecdotes, advice and random thoughts on the process of collaborating with others on comic books. Following that is another instalment of "Why Comics Shouldn't Be Read Aloud" followed by Nick's review (46-minute mark) of the New York Comic Con. That's right, NICK went to NYCC....and now he's back. At the 57-minute mark, Rapid-Fire Reviews start, and take us to the end of the show. Oh, and there's a discussion on "how to survive a zombie apocalypse" thrown in there too. No audience e-mails this week because you folks didn't send us any. In fact, I'd even go so far as to say you're not holding up your end of this podcast "collaboration". See how I tied everything together there thematically? Genius.
Episode 7. Is it lonely in here? Or is it just...me. 3 of the guys couldn't make it out to this episode, but the remaining 3 (Chris, Nick and Vince) somehow managed to put on a great show without 'em. The guys start the show by shootin' the shit for a bit and then get things rolling with yet another fan-favourite installment of "Why Comics Shouldn't Be Read Aloud" (13th minute to the 17th minute). Following that, the guys discuss what they love and what they hate about making indy comics (17th minute to the 54th minute) and throw in a bunch of anecdotes and musings along the way. Rapid-Fire Reviews (56th minute to the 90th minute) and Audience E-mails (90th minute to the 100th minute) close out the show. Oh - and I almost forgot: We managed to score an EXCLUSIVE interview with Christian Bale! Look for that around the 54th minute. It's a good one, folks. Listen and weep.
Episode 6. In this episode, the V.A. boys debate to what extent the TV show "Heroes" sucks (5th minute to the 43rd minute), follow that up with a brief segment of "Why Comics Shouldn't Be Read Aloud" (43rd minute to the 46th minute) and then segue in to a discussion on Cartoony vs. Realism: which style works better, when should each style be used and how many times can a person say "Bone" in one sentence (46th minute to the 79th minute). A series of Rapid-Fire Reviews follow (79th minute to the 105th minute) and then the show caps off with a few audience e-mails (105th minute to the 116th minute). It's another long one, folks, so just sit back, clear your schedule and let our pubescent voices sink in to your heads for the next 2 hours. Enjoy!
Episode 5. Happy New Year, folks! It's time for the annual "Year-In-Review" show on the VA Podcast. In this episode, the guys reminisce about the movies, comics, t.v. shows and pretty much anything else that came out in 2008. They list the Best, they list the Worst, and they list the Worst That Everybody Else Thought Was The Best. So find yourself a comfortable seat, friends, because this episode is both long-awaited and, well, just plain long!