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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #75 on: 26 March, 2021, 07:39:50 PM »
Ah, I'd never cancel Dante. The early days of it were a bit like Preacher for me - the main character is a bellend but the story is great fun. (The difference being that Garth Ennis seemed to think Jesse was an absolute paragon of virtue rather than a mouthy, smartarsed twat.)
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #76 on: 27 March, 2021, 11:47:13 AM »
Caught up with 5 and its great. I've always been interested with the idea of something so 'owned' by Simon (if that's the right phrase?) but with so many artists contributing to its formative years. So hearing that Simon was asked to design The Huntsman is cool.

I do wonder how he feels going back and using designs by others in a strip that's his, so his insights into Henry's work are great to hear.

This podcast remains a delight.

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #77 on: 31 March, 2021, 06:05:11 PM »
Thanks so much for listening so far. It's Wednesday so it's time for the next episode! We love reading your comments and discussions, it's our own little comic book club.

Episode 7: The Great Game Part 1

http://simonfraser.net/tgdrpodcast/2021/3/31/m6djsvvmcunxtakharji46tg9al4ln

We've made it to the great game folks!


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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #78 on: 31 March, 2021, 06:21:07 PM »
Enjoying this so much. Doing a re-read and it's great picking up little details that I'd missed and where some of the influences have come from. More than anything else, it's a really fun and interesting listen.

Dante rules. A friend of mine picked up the first Hachette collection and was so disgusted with Dante as a hero he sent the book back to Hachette with a stern note. I still, to this day, cannot account for this act of absolute madness.


There's some quote that I can't find at the moment, but it's something along the lines of any creation that hasn't caused somebody to be upset at it probably didn't have much point in the first place...

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #79 on: 31 March, 2021, 06:22:31 PM »
Ah the great game the first Dante story where I was like "yup i'm in this for the long haul"

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #80 on: 31 March, 2021, 06:27:42 PM »
This Irish American would NEVER call it "Patty's" day. For SHAME! My people hail from County Cork, near Skibbereen  Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoy.

Cool - different bits of my family come from different regions, but one of those within living memory is from Cork (the other major one is from Tipperary). 

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #81 on: 31 March, 2021, 06:28:48 PM »
p.s. after having it in a tab for a few weeks I finally got around to listening to it while having the comics in front of me - fantastic stuff and wonderful to hear such a supportive marriage!

The talk about omnisexuality made me think Captain Jack Harkness...

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #82 on: 31 March, 2021, 06:33:40 PM »
There's some quote that I can't find at the moment, but it's something along the lines of any creation that hasn't caused somebody to be upset at it probably didn't have much point in the first place...

Interestingly, "T.B. Grover" makes this exact point in the JD Annual (1983), to a perpetually nervous Burt:

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #83 on: 01 April, 2021, 05:39:50 PM »
Ah the great game the first Dante story where I was like "yup i'm in this for the long haul"

Yeah much as I love the early stuff, this however is the point when everything just clicks. You get that Dante is a dick, but he's a dick whose going to learn and it becomes clear you are going to see what he goes through to learn and grow and it ain't going to be easy.

This story is one of my all time favourites. I recently bought a page from this story from the fantastic Wake Carter which shows Simon at his best. His design of Valentin when he goes all bioware is just wonderful. A glorious demonic carnival barker, a twisted ringmaster - just wonderful stuff. I'm chuffed you are taking the time to go through it with the attention it deserves and the thoughts and insights from both perspectives are fantastic to hear.

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #84 on: 06 April, 2021, 10:27:36 PM »
Hey y'all. Looking for some feedback on a sound issue I'm hearing but Simon isn't. If you listen to this podcast on your phone, using headphones, do you (like me) turn down the volume on the opening so it's not too loud? Then, when Simon comes on shortly after to read you the prog numbers & we start chatting, you find you have to turn the volume all the way back up to hear us comfortably?

Let me know. Thanks!

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #85 on: 06 April, 2021, 11:03:59 PM »
Hey y'all. Looking for some feedback on a sound issue I'm hearing but Simon isn't. If you listen to this podcast on your phone, using headphones, do you (like me) turn down the volume on the opening so it's not too loud? Then, when Simon comes on shortly after to read you the prog numbers & we start chatting, you find you have to turn the volume all the way back up to hear us comfortably?

Let me know. Thanks!

I'm listening on computer speakers and find the intro with music much too loud (so have to turn the volume down), the spoken intro just right and then the actual content itself too quiet (though is audible when I turn up the volume - but then I have to remember to turn the volume down again when I watch or listen to anything else afterwards).

Really appreciate the work you're both putting in!

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #86 on: 06 April, 2021, 11:46:39 PM »
I second that: the volume on the opening music is cat-terrifyingly loud so I normally turn it down for that (as my cat flees in terror) and then up again when the discussion begins as it's a little quiet.

It's not really detrimental to the Podcast though imo.
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #87 on: 07 April, 2021, 04:09:47 AM »
Thirded: opening sound intro is teeth-gratingly LOUD AS F*CK then everything's okay after that. I just assumed the podcast wanted to slap us around a bit aurally because it was totally METAL, before letting us relax with your collectively dulcet tones.
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #88 on: 07 April, 2021, 10:22:09 AM »
I will say that the music, loud as it is, would be perfect for a Dante movie.  Thanks for doing these, Edie and Simon, they're really enjoyable and I'm noticing things I never did before - the willy-shaped stage being one example, and the character based on Stephen Fry.  Great stuff!
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #89 on: 07 April, 2021, 10:54:38 AM »

I... find the intro with music much too loud (so have to turn the volume down), the spoken intro just right and then the actual content itself too quiet (though is audible when I turn up the volume)

Me too.