The editors of Boing Boing talk about and interview the creators of comic books, science fiction, video games, board games, music, and movies.

<p><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/gweek/gweek_049.mp3"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/gweek-049-600-wide.jpg" height="500" width="600" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Gweek-049-600-Wide" /></a></p>

<br clear="all">

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://player.wizzard.tv/player/o/j/x/133272163973/config/k-8bc83869643b35d8/uuid/root.m4v/height/50/width/600"></script>

<br clear="all">

<p>Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for <a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/gweek/gweek_049.mp3">episode 49</a> are Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at <a href="http://cruftbox.com">cruftbox.com</a>, and <a href="http://www.kevinmackart.com">Kevin Mack</a>, an artist and visual effects supervisor.</p>

<p><a href="http://gweek.libsyn.com/rss"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/subscribe-rss.jpg" height="100" width="99" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Subscribe-Rss" /></a><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gweek/id435622533"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/subscribe-itunes.jpg" height="100" width="125" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Subscribe-Itunes" /></a><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/gweek/gweek_049.mp3"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/current-episode.jpg" height="100" width="114" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Current-Episode" /></a><a href="http://stitcher.com/listen.php?fid=19395" title="Gweek on Stitcher"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/stitcher-logo-1.jpg" height="99" width="76" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Stitcher-Logo-1" /></a></p>

<br clear="all">

<p>In this episode:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.08/mack_pr.html"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281406.jpg" height="119" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281406" /></a>Mark's <a href="http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.08/mack_pr.html">Wired profile of Kevin Mack</a>, written in 1999.</p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.kevinmackart.com/facts-and-trivia.html"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281419.jpg" height="204" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281419" /></a>Kevin Mack's <a href="http://www.kevinmackart.com/facts-and-trivia.html">mother posing as Tinkerbell</a>.</p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.kevinmackart.com/"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/good-dog-log.jpg" height="99" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Good-Dog-Log" />Kevin Mack's art site.</a></p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/141659907X/boingboing"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281411-1.jpg" height="226" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281411-1" /></a>Michael's book pick: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/141659907X/boingboing">Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection</a></p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/04/17/gonzo-a-graphic-biography-of.html"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281415.jpg" height="211" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281415" /></a>Mark's book pick: <a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/04/17/gonzo-a-graphic-biography-of.html">Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson</a></p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.imagecomics.com/comics/4621/The-Manhattan-Projects-1"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/mp.jpg" height="228" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Mp" /></a> Michael's comic pick: <a href="http://www.imagecomics.com/comics/4621/The-Manhattan-Projects-1">The Manhattan Projects</a></p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/19-669/Resident-Alien-0"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281421.jpg" height="230" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281421" /></a>Michael's comic pick: <a href="http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/19-669/Resident-Alien-0">Resident Alien</a></p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.boingboing.net/2005/04/27/squa-tront-11-publis.html"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281424.jpg" height="216" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281424" /></a>Kevin discusses the origin of the phrase “<a href="http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question90155.html">Squa Tront! Spa Fon!</a>" "I believe it is from the story 'The Aliens' in <em>Weird Fantasy #17</em> January 1953. I have the original issue."</p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://thesinatratest.bandcamp.com/album/do-be-do-10-songs-about-being-and-doing"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281426.jpg" height="150" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281426" /></a>

Mark's music pick: <em><a href="http://thesinatratest.bandcamp.com/album/do-be-do-10-songs-about-being-and-doing">Do Be Do - 10 Songs About Being and Doing</a></em>, by The Sinatra Test.</p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/lizzie-bennet.jpg" height="124" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Lizzie-Bennet" /></a>

Michael's video pick: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs">My Name is Lizzie Bennet</a>, a transmedia version of <em>Pride and Prejudice</em> done by videoblog.

</p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/03/16/the-art-of-video-games-from-p.html"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281429.jpg" height="150" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281429" /></a>Kevin: "<a href="http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/">Smithsonian Museum of American Art</a> has an exhibit on the art of video games.  I saw it when I was in DC last week."</p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://www.hoteltonight.com/"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hotel-tonight.jpg" height="78" width="148" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Hotel-Tonight" /></a>Mark's app picks: <a href="http://www.hoteltonight.com/">Hotel Tonight</a> and <a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/04/18/apps-for-kids-018-got-cow.html">Got Cow?</a></p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://theblu.com/home"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281432.jpg" height="68" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281432" /></a> Kevins' website picks: <a href="http://theblu.com/home">The Blu</a>, <a href="http://www.nowthatswhaticallbullshit.com/">now that's what I call bullshit</a>, <a href="http://www.weebly.com/">Weebly</a>.</p>

<br clear="all">

<p><a href="http://blog.makezine.com/2012/03/05/news-from-the-future-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-kits/"><img src="http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/201204281436.jpg" height="163" width="150" border="0" align="left" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="201204281436" /></a>On Kevin's wish list: <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/226196/how-electrical-brain-stimulation-can-change-the-way-we-think">A transcranial direct current stimulation machine</a>, <a href="http://www.transparentcorp.com/products/np/index.php">brain wave entrainment</a>.</p>

<br clear="all">

Direct download: gweek_049.mp3
Category:Books, Comic Books, Video Games, Apps, Movies -- posted at: 10:16 PM