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

In Gweek 005 Rob and I are joined by Tony Moore, the Eisner-award nominated co-creator of The Walking Dead, as well as the co-creator of Vertigo's The Exterminators and Dark Horse's Fear Agent.

Walking Dead TV Series

Standing Desks

The Exterminators (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5)

Leica V-Lux 30

Fear Agent (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5)

Sony Vaio S Laptop

Wacom tablets

Locke & Key

Dan Clowes' Wilson

The Modern Scholar: From Here to Infinity: An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature (on Amazon, study guide)

Nonplayer (Electronic version at Comixology)

Stranger in a Strange Land

Starship Troopers

Jetpens.com

Cursed Pirate Girl

Terraria

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Direct download: gweek_005.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:52 PM

An interview with Amy Stewart, the author of a terrific book about dangerous vegetation called Wicked Plants, and the her new book Wicked Bugs. I asked Amy to tell me about the most dangerous bug, the most disgusting bug, the most fascinating bug, and so on. Then we talk about people who grow gardens filled with "wicked plants," and people who grow opium poppies and coca plants. Amy is a very knowledgeable and funny writer, and I had a lot of fun chatting with her.

Direct download: Gweek_004.mp3
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In the third episode of Gweek, Rob Beschizza, Mark Frauenfelder, and Joel Johnson talk about the following stuff:

NASA's Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in our Galaxy

Facebook hired public relations firm Burson-Marstellar to conduct anti-Google PR smear campaign

Lodsys patent troll shakes down mobile devices

rpgKIDS: a role playing game for kids and parents

Castle Ravenloft


Thank You for Removing Story from the Role-Playing Game, Dungeon Raid

Sword and Sworcery

250 Indie Games You Must Play, by Mike Rose

Dirty Jobs creator on the need for skilled tradespeople in America

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

Educational Sloyd

At a Distance: The Best Weird Video Game I Played Yesterday — and Hope You Play Next

AT&T HP Veer 4G

Stitcher podcast player The Sixth Gun

Direct download: Gweek_003.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:56 PM

Chester Brown's latest work is a fascinating 280-page memoir called Paying For It: a Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John, published by Drawn & Quarterly. It's about his experiences being a customer of prostitutes since 1999.

Direct download: Gweek_Bonus_002_Chester_Brown_interview.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:00 PM

In the second episode of Boing Boing's new podcast, Gweek, Mark and Rob of are joined by our pal Joel Johnson of kotaku.com to discuss a new comic book mini-series about multiple universes called The Infinite Vacation, the second book in Patrick Rothfuss's outstanding fantasy novel series, The Kingkiller Chronicles, a multi-media article about the making of Portal 2, the poor design of Osama bin Laden's compound, and much more.

Show Notes for Gweek 002

1. The Final Hours of Portal 2

2. Korg Kaosilator Pro



3. Life, by Keith Richards

3. Korg iElectribe for iPad

4. Tascam Portastudio for iPad

5. The Infinite Vacation

6. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

7. The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss

8. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

9. The Great Sony Hack

10. 4G Networks Aren't

11. Poor Design of Osama bin Laden's Compound

12. Anomaly Warzone Earth

13. Minecraft add-on called Finite Liquid

14. Dungeon Raid

Direct download: Gweek_002.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:56 PM

The complete interview with Ernest Cline, author of the upcoming science fiction novel, Ready Player One. Interviewed in April 2011 by Mark Frauenfelder of boingboing.net.

Direct download: Gweek_001_Bonus.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:28 PM

In the first episode of Boing Boing's Gweek, Rob Beschizza and Mark Frauenfelder discuss Portal 2 (and why 7 hours of playtime is worth $50). We also look at some upcoming graphic novels and books. We interview Ernest Cline, author of the incredible upcoming science fiction book Ready Player One. We end with recommendations of some of our favorite adventure games for mobile platforms.

Direct download: Gweek_001.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:14 AM