Wait, What? is a pretty nifty comics podcast run by Graeme McMillan and Jeff Lester. It's one of those really good podcasts that would win awards if they gave out awards for comics podcasts (they don't give those out, right?), and both Graeme and Jeff are pretty cool people who know what they're talking about when it comes to pop culture and the comics industry.
Graeme and Jeff recently launched a Patreon campaign to support Wait, What? and help fund additional content for their new website, waitwhatpodcast.com. For those who are unaware, Patreon is an ongoing Kickstarter of sorts, in which people can donate a monthly amount to creative folks. Patreons are something that I feel A LOT of people will be talking about in a few months, or maybe even sooner, so Graeme and Jeff are ahead of the curve here.
Since Jeff and Graeme aren't the sort of people just to ask for your money and give nothing in return, they've set up a cool giveaway with the help of cartoonist Charles Forsman and his Oily Comics publishing company. Wait, What? is giving away five of Oily's Summer Bundle, which has a lot of cool comics by cool art. Plus it'll be delivered in an envelope featuring the below image by Julia Gfrörer:
Check out the press release below for additional details about the giveaway, and how you get your hands on one of the prizes:
Today on their website (http://waitwhatpodcast.com), Wait, What? hosts Graeme McMillan and Jeff Lester unveiled an original comic strip promoting the upcoming 2014 Summer Bundle from Oily Comics (http://www.oilycomics.com/). The strip, showing Lester and McMillan as a familiar crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, was created especially for the promotion by Oily’s proprietor, award-winning cartoonist Charles Forsman.
“Not only is Charles Forsman an awesome cartoonist, but he was one of the very first supporters of our Patreon campaign (patreon.com/waitwhatpodcast) when we relaunched our podcast earlier this month,” said McMillan, whose writing has appeared on Time.com, Wired.com, and the Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog.
Jeff Lester agreed and added, “We wanted a way to thank Chuck for his encouragement and support, as well as support his Oily Comics venture. Oily Comics gets the work of up & coming talented cartoonists out in the world in unexpected ways. And we thought a great way to do both would be to get Oily’s 2014 Sumer Bundle into the hands of five attentive listeners.”
Limited to 200 copies, the Oily 2014 Summer Bundle includes work by Daryl Seitchik, Aaron Cockle, Max de Radigués, Alex Kim, and Sacha Georg, as well as prints by Warren Craghead and Billy Burkert, all in a gorgeous envelope designed by Julia Gfrörer. It also features work by Forsman, a three-time Ignatz winner and author of the highly acclaimed graphic novels Celebrated Summer and The End of the Fucking World, the latter of which was mentioned in over half a dozen “Best of 2013” lists from the likes of Publishers Weekly, Wired, and Comics Alliance.
McMillan advises listeners of the comic book review podcast—which now has over 150 episodes available for free on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wait-what/id386707974?mt=2)—and especially their Patreon supporters, to “keep their eyes and ears open as further details of Wait What?’s promotion of the Summer Bundle were coming soon.”
“Yes,” added Lester. “Very, very soon.”
“No, Jeff,” McMillan corrected. “That sounds like we’re going to be giving more people details fifteen minutes from now instead of when the next podcast goes live on Monday. We should just say ‘soon.’”
“How about ‘very soon?’”
“Okay, okay,” grumbled Lester, clearly this press release’s author.
Forsman, reached for comment at his studio in Hancock, MA, said only, “I’m happy to help out the show and get Oily some new readers. Please tell Jeff and Graeme I’ve fulfilled my end of the agreement and they can send me that videotape now.”
Wait, What? is available via the Wait, What? website (http://waitwhatpodcast.com), as well as iTunes and via RSS . Launched in 2009, the podcast features Jeff Lester and Graeme McMillan discussing comic book industry news and reviewing both new releases and classic issues from series past. More information about the podcast can be found on the podcast’s Patreon campaign page: http://www.patreon.com/waitwhatpodcast. For more information about Oily Comics and the 2014 Summer Bundle, visit http://www.oilycomics.com/product/oily-bundle-summer-2014.