On Oct. 7, 2017 UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication, Information Science), backed up by Psychology Chair Ryan Martin and Interim Dean Chuck Rybak (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science), recorded two episodes of the Phoenix Studios podcast “Serious Fun” live at the Brown County Library Comic-Con. Both of those special live episodes are now available to the public and on iTunes. Details on the two episodes are as follows:
· Episode #6: An interview with artist and writer Mike Norton, creator of the Eisner and Harvey award-winning web comic “Battlepug,” political satire strip “Lil’ Donnie” and co-creator of the horror noir comic “Revival.” Mike talked about his work on these as well as on major superhero comics, his creative influences, his connection to Wisconsin and more!
· Episode #7: A special crossover-show between Serious Fun and fellow Phoenix Studios podcast “All The Rage.” Carr, Martin and Rybak sit down to discuss the enduring popularity of the Incredible Hulk as well as how the character represents the psychological dimensions of anger in both constructive and negative ways. Discussions about how other comic book superheroes discuss anger as well as positive and negative depictions of anger in popular culture are also presented. (This episode will also be released later as a special episode of “All the Rage,” as well).