The Best Debate in the Universe - IS EXPLOITATION HURTING NERD CULTURE?
Monday January 30th 2017
It's with a heavy heart that I write this, but as many of you know, amazing and legendary Jon Schnepp passed away last week, as announced during the San Diego Comic-Con 2018. I was proud to call Jon a good friend of mine, and we were going to be exhibiting at Comic-Con this year like we did last year. Things took an unexpected and devastating turn, and his amazing, kind and talented fiance Holly has set up a GoFundMe for hospital expenses: Get Well Jon Schnepp. I was fortunate enough to spend considerable time with Jon every day at Comic-Con last year, when we really got to know each other. He's helped me in so many ways and he's an all-around amazing dude. His kindness, talent and friendship was renowned. Many of you know him from his work as director of Metalocalypse, The Death of "Superman Lives, The ABCs of Death," as well as Venture Brothers, and the new Slayer comic. All who were fortunate enough knew Jon as a friend consider themselves lucky. He was an inspiration to many and his legacy lives on through the lives he touched. We recorded an episode for this week, but it's hard to concentrate on producing a new episode. Instead, we re-release this episode to honor and remember him. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. Rest in peace Jon.
Original episode description below
We have an amazing guest this week, the legendary Jon Schnepp, director of Metalocalypse, The Death of "Superman Lives,", and one of the directors of "The ABCs of Death," as well as Venture Brothers, and the new Slayer comic.
You can also find Jon on Instagram to follow all his latest projects. Here's the crew from this week:
This week we debated whether or not eploitation is hurting nerd culture, be it from nerds who pirate content from small creators, or large companies pushing out smaller creators at comic book conventions. Jon and I hosted booths next to each other at San Diego Comic-Con for years and may even be teaming up this year. Stay tuned...
Also here's an animated short from last week's episode where we discussed peeing on things non-sexually. Try before you judge:
Mikey Bolts is on audio and Rucka Rucka brings his skillful moderation to this episode getting us back on track several times when we needed it. Is it time to promote Rucka again? Chime in below.
And for those of you who haven't seen it, here's Slayer's Repentless video. Jon wrote the comic book and the second and third issue are coming out soon. This song is badass and so is the comic. Jon signed a few copies for us that I may send out as part of a contest soon. Along with the Drawling Aussie's shirt (still coming):
The voicemail number is: 1-562-58-I-RULE (1-562-584-7853).
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