Thursday, June 10, 2021

2021 Eisner Award Nominees


2021 Eisner Awards Nominations

The 2021 Eisner Award Nominees via
Best Short Story
  • “Garden Boys” by Henry McCausland, in Now #8 (Fantagraphics)

  • “I Needed the Discounts” by Connor Willumsen, in The New York Times (January 3, 2020)

  • “Parts of Us,” by Chan Chau, in Elements: Earth, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color (Ascend Press)

  • “Rookie,” by Greg Rucka and Eduardo Risso, in Detective Comics #1027 (DC)

  • “Soft Lead,” by Chan Chau,

  • “When the Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town,” by Mimi Pond, in Menopause: A Comic Treatment (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press)

Best Single Issue
  • The Burning Hotels, by Thomas Lampion (Birdcage Bottom Books)
  • Hedra, by Jesse Lonergan (Image)
  • The Other History of the DC Universe #1, by John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli (DC)
  • Sports Is Hell, by Ben Passmore (Koyama Press)
  • Stanley’s Ghost: A Halloween Adventure, by Jeff Balke, Paul Storrie, and Dave Alvarez (Storm Kids)

Best Continuing Series
  • Bitter Root, by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)
  • Daredevil, by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto (Marvel)
  • The Department of Truth, by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)
  • Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image)
  • Stillwater, by Chip Zdarsky and Ramón K Pérez (Image/Skybound)
  • Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai (IDW)

Best Limited Series
  • Barbalien: Red Planet, by Jeff Lemire, Tate Brombal, and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Dark Horse)
  • Decorum, by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston (Image)
  • Far Sector, by N. K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Strange Adventures, by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC Black Label)
  • Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)
  • We Live, by Inaki Miranda and Roy Miranda (AfterShock)

Best New Series
  • Black Widow, by Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande (Marvel)
  • Crossover, by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw (Image)
  • The Department of Truth, by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)
  • Killadelphia, by Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander (Image)
  • We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo (BOOM! Studios)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
  • Bear, by Ben Queen and Joe Todd-Stanton (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Cat Kid Comic Club, by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Donut Feed the Squirrels, by Mika Song (RH Graphic/RH Children’s Books)
  • Kodi, by Jared Cullum (Top Shelf)
  • Lift, by Minh Lê and Dan Santat (Little, Brown Young Readers)
  • Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
  • Doodleville, by Chad Sell (Knopf/BFYR/RH Children’s Books)
  • Go with the Flow, by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Mister Invincible: Local Hero, by Pascal Jousselin (Magnetic Press)
  • Snapdragon, by Kat Leyh (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Superman Smashes the Klan, by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)
  • Twins, by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Scholastic Graphix)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones, by Ngozi Ukazu (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Displacement, by Kiku Hughes (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Dragon Hoops, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence, by Joel Christian Gill (Oni Press)
  • A Map to the Sun, by Sloane Leong (First Second/Macmillan)
  • When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Books)

Best Humor Publication
  • The Complete Fante Bukowski, by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)
  • Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • FANGS, by Sarah Andersen (Andrews McMeel)
  • Wendy, Master of Art, by Walter Scott (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)
  • What If We Were . . ., by Axelle Lenoir (Top Shelf)

Best Anthology
  • Ex Mag, vols. 1–2, edited by Wren McDonald (PEOW)
  • Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison, edited by Sarah Mirk (Abrams)
  • Hey, Amateur! Go From Novice to Nailing It in 9 Panels, edited and curated by Shelly Bond (IDW Black Crown)
  • Los Angeles Times, edited by Sammy Harkham (NTWRK)
  • Menopause: A Comic Treatment, edited by MK Czerwiec (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press)
  • Now, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Best Reality-Based Work
  • Big Black: Stand at Attica, by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Dragon Hoops, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Invisible Differences: A Story of Asperger’s, Adulting, and Living a Life in Full Color, by Mme Caroline and Julie Dachez, translation by Edward Gauvin (Oni Press)
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf (Abrams)
  • Paying the Land, by Joe Sacco (Metropolitan/Henry Holt)
  • Year of the Rabbit, by Tian Veasna, translation by Helge Dascher (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic Memoir
  • Banned Book Club, by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju (Iron Circus)
  • Dancing After TEN: A Graphic Memoir, by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber (Fantagraphics)
  • Ginseng Roots, by Craig Thompson (Uncivilized)
  • I Don’t Know How to Give Birth! by Ayami Kazama, translated by Julie Goniwich (Yen Press)
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Books)

Best Graphic Album—New
  • The Book Tour, by Andi Watson (Top Shelf)
  • Dragman, by Steven Appleby (Metropolitan)
  • Flake, by Matthew Dooley (Jonathan Cape)
  • Labyrinth, by Ben Argon (Abrams)
  • Paul at Home, by Michel Rabagliati, translation by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Pulp, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • Black Hammer Library Edition, vol. 2, by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormstom, Emi Lenox, and Rich Tommaso (Dark Horse)
  • Criminal Deluxe Edition, vol. 3, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Eight-Lane Runaways, by Henry McCausland (Fantagraphics)
  • Fante Bukowski: The Complete Works, by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)
  • Herobear and the Kid: The Heritage, by Mike Kunkel (Astonish Factory)
  • Seeds and Stems, by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
  • Constitution Illustrated, by R. Sikoryak (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Parable of the Sower: The Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams)
  • Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Mankind, vol. 1, by Yuval Noah Harari, adapted by David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave (Harper Perennial)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, adapted by Ryan North and Albert Monteys (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Superman Smashes the Klan, adapted by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Altitude, by Olivier Bocquet and Jean-Marc Rochette, translation by Edward Gauvin (SelfMadeHero)
  • Gamayun Tales I: An Anthology of Modern Russian Folk Tales, by Alexander Utkin, translation by Lada Morozova (Nobrow)
  • Goblin Girl, by Moa Romanova, translation by Melissa Bowers (Fantagraphics)
  • Irena Books 2-3, by Jean-David Morvan, Severine Tréfouël, and David Evrard, translation by Dan Christensen (Magnetic Press)
  • When You Look Up, by Decur, translation by Chloe Garcia Roberts (Enchanted Lion Books)
  • The Winter of the Cartoonist, by Paco Roca, translation by Erica Mena (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • I Had That Same Dream Again, by Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara, translation by Beni Axia Conrad (Seven Seas)
  • I Wish I Could Say “Thank You,” by Yukari Takinami, translation by Yukari Takeuchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • A Journal Of My Father, by Jiro Taniguchi, translation by Kumar Sivasubramanian (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Ping Pong, vols. 1–2, by Taiyo Matsumoto, translation by Michael Arias (VIZ Media)
  • Remina, by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)
  • Spy x Family, vols. 1–3, by Tatsuya Endo, translation by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips 
  • The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists of the Jazz Age, edited by Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics)
  • Gross Exaggerations: The Meshuga Comic Strips of Milt Gross, by Milt Gross, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press/IDW)
  • Krazy & Ignatz 1919-1921 by George Herriman, edited by RJ Casey (Fantagraphics)
  • Little Debbie and the Second Coming of Elmo: Daily Comic Strips, August 1960–September 1961, by Cecil Jensenedited by Frank Young (Labor of Love)
  • Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: Volume 6: Clean as a Weasel, by Walt Kelly, edited by Mark Evanier and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
  • Art Young’s Inferno, by Art Young, edited by Glenn Bray (Fantagraphics)
  • Atlas at War! edited by Michael J. Vassallo (Dead Reckoning)
  • The Complete Hate, by Peter Bagge, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea, by Hugo Pratt, translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi (EuroComics/IDW)
  • Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi, by John Stanley, edited by Frank Young and Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Man and Superman and Other Stories, by Harvey Kurtzman, edited by J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)

Best Writer
  • Ed Brubaker, Pulp, Reckless (Image); Friday (Panel Syndicate)
  • Matt Fraction, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC); Adventureman, November vols. 2–3Sex Criminals (Image)
  • Jonathan Hickman, Decorum (Image); Giant-Size X-Men, X-Men (Marvel)
  • Jeff Lemire, Barbalien, Black Hammer, Colonel Weird: Cosmagog (Dark Horse); The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage (DC Black Label); Family Tree, Gideon Falls (Image)
  • James Tynion IV, Something Is Killing the Children, Wynd (BOOM! Studios); Batman (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); Razorblades (Tiny Onion)
  • Chip Zdarsky, Stillwater (Image/Skybound), Daredevil, Fantastic Four/X-Men (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist
  • Junji Ito, ReminaVenus in the Blind Spot (VIZ Media)
  • Pascal Jousselin, Mister Invincible: Local Hero (Magnetic Press)
  • Trung Le Nguyen, The Magic Fish (RH Graphic/RH Children’s Books)
  • Craig Thompson, Ginseng Roots (Uncivilized)
  • Adrian Tomine, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Gene Luen Yang, Dragon Hoops (First Second/Macmillan)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
  • Michael Allred, Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)
  • Marco Chechetto, Daredevil (Marvel)
  • Jorge Corona, Middlewest (Image)
  • Bertrand Gatignol, Pistouvi (Magnetic Press)
  • Mitch Gerads/Evan “Doc” Shaner, Strange Adventures (DC Black Label)
  • Sanford Greene, Bitter Root (Image)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Benjamin Adam, Soon (Europe Comics)
  • Alice Chemama, The Zolas (Europe Comics)
  • Jared Cullum, Kodi (Top Shelf)
  • Decur, When You Look Up (Enchanted Lion Books)
  • Antonio Lapone, Gentlemind (Europe Comics)
  • Anand RK/John Pearson, Blue in Green (Image)

Best Cover Artist
  • Jamal Campbell, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (BOOM! Studios); Far Sector (DC)
  • Simone Di Meo, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead (BOOM! Studio)
  • Mike Huddleston, Decorum (Image)
  • Dave Johnson, Butcher of Paris (Dark Horse)
  • Peach Momoko, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19, Mighty Morphin #2, Something Is Killing the Children #12, Power Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios); DIE!namite, Vampirella (Dynamite); The Crow: Lethe (IDW); Marvel Variants (Marvel
  • Ramón K. Pérez, Stillwater (Image/Skybound)

Best Coloring
  • Laura Allred, X-Ray Robot (Dark Horse); Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)
  • Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Middlewest (Image)
  • Gipi, One Story (Fantagraphics)
  • Marte Gracia, Empyre, X of Swords (Marvel)
  • Dave Stewart, Promethee 13:13 (comiXology); Black Hammer (Dark Horse); Gideon Falls (Image); Spider-Man #4-#5 (Marvel)
  • Matt Wilson, Undiscovered Country (Image); Fire Power (Image/Skybound); Thor (Marvel)

Best Lettering
  • Mike Allred, Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)
  • Deron Bennett, Bear, The Sacrifice of Darkness (Archaia); King of Nowhere, Something Is Killing the Children, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead (BOOM! Studios); Far Sector, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, Martian Manhunter (DC); Excellence (Image/Skybound); A Dark Interlude, Dark One, Relics of Youth, Resonant, Shadow Service, Vampire: The Masquerade: Winter’s Teeth (Vault); Ping Pong (VIZ Media)
  • Aditya Bidikar, Barbalien: Red Planet, Grafity’s Wall Expanded Edition (Dark Horse); John Constantine, Hellblazer (DC); A Map to the Sun (First Second); The Department of Truth, Lost Soldiers (Image); Giga, The Picture of Everything Else (Vault)
  • Clayton Cowles, Aquaman, Batman, Batman and the Outsiders, Strange Adventures, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC); Adventureman, Bitter Root, Bog Bodies, Die (Image); Reaver (Image/Skybound); Morbius, X Of Swords (Marvel)
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)
  • Rus Wooton, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth (DC); Decorum, Monstress (Image); Die!Die!Die!, Fire Power, Oblivion Song, Outcast, Stillwater (Image/Skybound) 

Best Comics-Related Journalism/Periodical

Best Comics-Related Book
  • American Daredevil: Comics, Communism, and the Battles of Lev Gleason, by Brett Dakin (Comic House/Lev Gleason)
  • Ditko Shrugged: The Uncompromising Life of the Artist Behind Spider-Man and the Rise of Marvel Comics, by David Currie (Hermes Press)
  • Drawing Fire: The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin, edited by Todd DePastino (Pritzker Military Museum & Library)
  • The History of EC Comics, by Grant Geissman (TASCHEN)
  • Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books, by Ken Quattro (Yoe Books/IDW)
  • Masters of British Comic Art, by David Roach (2000AD)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work
  • Comic Art in Museums, edited by Kim A. Munson (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Comic Studies: A Guidebook, edited by Charles Hatfield and Bart Beaty (Rutgers University Press)
  • The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging, by Rebecca Wanzo (New York University Press)
  • Webcomics, by Sean Kleefeld (Bloomsbury)
  • Who Understands Comics: Questioning the Universality of Visual Language Comprehension, by Neil Cohn (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design
  • Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California deluxe edition, designed by David Chisholm and Tyler Boss (Z2 Comics)
  • Dbury@50: The Complete Digital Doonesbury, by G.B. Trudeau, designed by George Corsillo and Susan McCaslin (Andrews McMeel)
  • J & K, designed by John Pham (Fantagraphics)
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, designed by Adrian Tomine and Tracy Huron (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Original Art: The Dan Clowes Studio Edition, designed by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics)

Best Digital Comic
  • Friday, by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
  • Genius Animals? by Vali Chandrasekaran and Jun-Pierre Shiozawa,
  • Gentlemind, by Juan Díaz Canales, Teresa Valero, and Antonio Lapone, translation by Jeremy Melloul (Europe Comics)
  • Promethee 13:13, by Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough (comiXology Originals/Delcourt)
  • Olive, by Véro Cazot and Lucy Mazel, translation by Jessie Aufiery (Europe Comics)
  • Soon, by Thomas Cadène and Benjamin Adam, translation by Margaret Besser (Europe Comics)

Best Webcomic

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 30

Episode 30 is upon us! In this short but sweet episode of The Steve & Crypto Show, we share a list of current horror comic books, including DC's The Conjuring comic, which coincides with the release of the latest film in that series. Steve & Crypto also share thoughts and concerns about the recent Rob Zombie "Munsters" announcement and more interesting pop culture news. Episode 30 also features a promo segment from our friends at Mad Bros Media, which should interest some of our listeners.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 29

For episode 29 of The Steve & Crypto Show we hit the studio together once again for some pop culture banter. We discuss a little Evil Dead news and pros and cons of Zack Snyder's Army Of The Dead and have a few laughs at its expense. 

Comic creator Carlos Raphael joins us for a promo segment to tell us about the Kickstarter campaign for his latest project. Get more info on the Kickstarter campaign for Carlos' comic, The New Remarkables at thebfollowing links:

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 28: Len Enders

This episode of The Steve & Crypto Show features a chat with a guest from our neck of the woods in Washington State, YouTuber Len Enders. Len is a bit of a NW legend who's been involved with many projects over the years, but finally found his niche with his YouTube channel, where he shares stories and wild child antics (that feel like they're straight from an episode of Beavis and Butthead) from his teen years in the late 80s and early 90s. Get to know Len Enders, then go subscribe to his YouTube channel at:

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 27: Dr. Gangrene Part 2


Episode 27 brings us the shocking conclusion to our visit from Horror Host Dr. Gangrene (ok...maybe not shocking, but it sounded cool). In this second part of hs visit to The Steve & Crypto Show, Dr. Gangrene tells us a fun story from his Rondo Award winning interview with Bruce Campbell. We also look into some of the other Rondo Award categories and share some thoughts.

For more info on the Horror Host Hall Of Famer, Dr. Gangrene, visit his site: and watch his show on the NECAT network on your ROKU device!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 26: Dr. Gangrene Part 1


Episode 26 is the first of a two part episode featuring Horror Host Hall Of Famer, Dr. Gangrene. Dr. Gangrene has been hosting horror and sci-fi films for over 20 years, which he tells us about in this first part of our conversation, and so much more.

Be sure to come back for Part 2, where we dig in to the 19th Rondo Awards, including his own Rondo winning interview with horror icon Bruce Campbell!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 25: Ben Scrivens

Episode 25! That is a bit of a milestone! We're celebrating by having the man behind one of Steve & Crypto's favorite companies, Fright Rags! We are joined by Ben Scrivens to tell us the story of how he started Fright Rags, and to share his love of horror and pop culture in general. You guys will love his Halloween and Jamie Lee Curtis stories!! Make sure you visit after listening, and use our listener discount code to save a few bucks.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 24: It's Us Again

In this episode of The Steve & Crypto Show, we discussed the new Mortal Kombat movie, the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and lots more...

We also feature a promo segment from a new horror host on the scene, The Bone Ranger! His show is fun, and has a ton of potential. We dig his spooky versions of classic tunes, and think you guys will have somefun with it too! Check out The Bone Ranger You Tube channel:

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Can you guys believe we've made it 24 episodes!!??

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 23

Episode 23 is upon us. In this episode, we discussed one of Steve and Crypto's favorite subjects besides wrestling. What a fitting time, since Wrestlemania weekend recently passed. Wrestlemania is considered the biggest event of the year for professional wrestling, so why not?

This was the first year in a while that Steve decided to skip out on watching, so Crypto tried to sell the event to him. Listen in and see how it goes...

We we also joined for a promo segment by horror host and movie reviewer Dr. Dread. He gives us the scoop on his show, Dr. Dread Reviews, which can be viewed at any time on his You Tube channel at:

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 22: Did You Miss Us?

After a little hiatus, Steve & Crypto are back to trash the Snyder Cut a little more...

Seriously though, we had fun with episode 22!

We discussed the long awaited Godzilla vs. King Kong movie, along with some other upcoming movies and news. We were also joined for a promo segment by our friend TJ Tranchell. He joined The Steve & Crypto Show to tell us about his spooky new novel, Tell No Man, which is available NOW! Visit to order a copy...

We love promoting creators on the show, so if you're working on something interesting, let us know!

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Cool Projects #38

Hope you all have been enjoying what we are doing with our podcast, The Steve & Crypto Show.  We are really proud of what the show is evolving into. Considering the fact that Caleb (aka Crypto Zoo) had no idea what were doing, we feel it's growing into a fun show. Be sure to listen to the older episodes too, as you might meet some interesting creators on The Steve & Crypto Show.

We're enjoying our attempt at entertaining you folks! With that being said...

Here are a couple recent or upcoming comics you guys might dig!

This new series I checked out from Boom Studios, has piqued my interest! Proctor Valley Road #2, follows a group of friends, wrongfully accused for some missing boys, back to a haunted stretch called Proctor Valley Road on theor mission to clear their names.

We see a lot of spooky shit in a short time in Proctor Valley Road #2, so if you're into a good supernatural adventure, you definitely gotta check this out! 

Though I need to circle back as I missed issue 1, to see how this story begins, I'm intrigued where Grant Morrison and the creative team of Alex Child (BBC’s Holby City), Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) and Tamra Bonvillain (Once & Future) bring us with this limited series via Boom Studios!

Beasts Of Burden is an Eisner Award winning series the USA Today says is ''For pet lovers and enthusiasts of supernatural mysteries, the series is an absolute must... ''

I haven't read any Beasts Of Burden, but a quick glimpse into this new run, and a synopsis describing it as a blend of humor, history and the occult is enough for me to check it out asap! Have any of you read any of this series from Dark Horse Comics?

Are there any comics, or other "Cool Projects" we should mention here or on The Steve & Crypto Show? Whether it be a new book, movie, or what be it. If we dig it, we wanna spread the word about it. 

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

 Whoa! We made it to episode 21 here on The Steve & Crypto Show!

In this episode, Steve and Crypto Zoo discuss some recent news, and share our thoughts on some movies that have released recently. Yes we mention The Snyder Cut, and Steve's disappointment in it.

We are also joined by Steve Merlo, to promote his campaign for his Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan film, The Sawyer Massacre. Go check out the Indiegogo campaign, and see the teaser, which features a voiceover from an original cast member from the Classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre!! They have some really cool perks for contributors! Get the deets here:

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 20: UnderRated

We already on Episode 20 of the Steve & Crypto Show! 

In this episode, Crypto Zoo hosts his first solo interview with Humboldt County Hip Hop Artist Underrated! They have a casual chat about his upcoming solo record, making music during the pandemic, the upcoming "5 Minute Fire Drill" and more. 

Though there were some technical difficulties andrough patches with the audio, Crypto Zoo and Underrated had a great chat!  

Stick around until the end of the episode and check out Underrated's song "It'll Be Better Tomorrow".  

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Friday, February 26, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 19: Women In Horror Month 2021

We celebrate Women In Horror Month on The Steve & Crypto Show, by featuring a few super talented creators and performers from the horror genre. We're joined by actress Julie Anne Prescott (, who's growing credit list includes Amityville Harvest and 13 Slays til Xmas. Be sure to keep up on her latest films on her imdb page. 

Stephanie Malone, podcaster and EIC of stopped by to tell us about her amazing site and new show. Swing by their for lots of great reviews and commentary on all things horror. 

We were also visited by writer/filmmaker/Horror Host extraordinaire Reyna Young aka the Horror Host Miss Misery. She is promoting a spooky yet fun children's book called The Pumpkin Man Of Hallow Falls, which you can find details on this book and her other endeavors at

I wanna give a special thanks to my good friend Meagan Richards for filling in for Crypto on this episode. She is a talented artist herself that specializes in horror themed paintings and her insect designs. Please visit her shop at

Hopefully you caught our last episode, where we discussed the indie horror film Intrusion: Disconnected with the writer Craig Everett Earl, and the star of the film, Katie Stewart. She is another talented actress we should be celebrating during Women In Horror Month and beyond!

Don't you worry, Crypto Zoo will be back on the air, he had some technical issues, which about sums up the whole month for both of us, and also why this episode was so delayed! 

We hope you enjoy it and check out the work these and many other women are putting out there in the horror world. Celebrate them, not only this month, but year round! 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 18: Katie Stewart and Craig Everett Earl Discuss Intrusion: Disconnected

Women In Horror Month is a perfect time for a visit from an award winning actress named Katie Stewart. She's been in some great indie horror, action and dramatic films, but took it to another level with her performance in the film Intrusion: Disconnected. 

Katie visited us on the Steve & Crypto Show, alongside the writer of Intrusion: Disconnected, Craig Everett Earl. Katie and Craig give us the scoop on the film, which is available on Amazon (with wide distribution plans soon), including some great behind the scenes stories from set, and some insight as to how much heart and soul went into making the film. 

The movie itself is a slasher that shows the impact of a person being pushed to their mental limits, and what happens when that threshold is finally crossed. Katie Stewart's performance and flair for drama and ass kicking, along with a unique story from Craig Everett Earl make Intrusion: Disconnected a very enjoyable and sometimes startling horror flick worth checking out! 

We enjoyed it, as much as we enjoyed having Katie and Craig on the Steve & Crypto Show! 

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