Originally Aired: 05/11/18 – We review Breaking In. We speak with cartoonist Chris Reynolds about The New World and we also speak with cartoonists Caitlin Major & Kelly Bastow from Manfried the Man.

We talk with British Cartoonist Chris Reynolds will join us via phone to talk about a new collection of his work entitled The New World. After losing a mysterious intergalactic war, Earth is no longer in humanity’s control. Blandly friendly aliens lurk on the margins and seem especially interested in the mining industry. The very rules of time and space seem to have shifted: Mysterious figures suddenly appear in childhood photos, family members disappear forever without warning, power outages abound, and certain people gain the power of flight. A helmeted man named Jimmy is somehow causing local businesses to shutter and is being closely watched by the “trendy new police force,” Rational Control. The world is being remade, but in what image?

Our review of Breaking In starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke and Richard Cabral. Synopsis: Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father’s secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside. The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children.

We also speak with cartoonists Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow to tell us all about Manfried the Man, a comic where cats live the lives of humans and men are their pets. Manfried is a stray taken in by Steve Catson, a slacker with a dead-end job and non-existent love life. Soon Manfried becomes the Garfield to Steve’s Jon Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behaviour. Yet the pair depends on each other to get through life’s troubles. When Manfried runs away, Steve musters his meager resources to find his best man-friend and bring him home safe. Ultimately, both Steve and Manfried realize they’re capable of so much more than they thought.

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Another Day” by Andrea von Kampen
“Hard Sun” by Eddie Vedder
“New World Order” by Ministry
“I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos
“So Hard” by Rihanna
“Understand Your Man” by Johnny Cash
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape