Books/Comics

Blerds of a Feather – Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance Engages Community

In June, Ghettoblaster Magazine talked to Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance’s founder, Aiesha Little.  MBSFA is an online (and IRL) community aimed at supporting the efforts of African-American speculative fiction creators (writers, comic illustrators, musicians, authors and filmmakers) of all genres. Recently, MBSFA hosted their 2nd Annual Black Comix Day as a way to showcase homegrown visual artists from the Greater Cincinnati … Continue reading Blerds of a Feather – Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance Engages Community

2015 Lists: Associate Games Editor, Kris Poland

Yeah, I’m a little late. Sue me. It’s not as if the emergence of January somehow nulls my opinions from 2015. Anyway, here’s a bunch of stuff I liked last year. Best Albums (in alphabetical order) Baroness – Purple Everything a fan of guitar-driven rock could possibly wish for. This album rivals anything the band has previously released. CHVRCHES – Every … Continue reading 2015 Lists: Associate Games Editor, Kris Poland

2015 Lists: Contributor, David Massimini

Best Albums (alphabetical): Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside Further proof that Odd Future is less than the sum of its parts. Going solo was a smart move. Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People Ezra blows my mind every time I see them. Loud, thrashy, comfortably awkward. Joanna Newsom – Divers You hate her or … Continue reading 2015 Lists: Contributor, David Massimini

2015 Lists: Editor, David C. Obenour

Best Albums (in alpahbetical order): Blackalicious – Imani Vol. 1 They’re back. Rejoice.   Circus Devils – Stomping Grounds Circus Devils aren’t for everyone. So what?   Czarface – Every Hero Needs a Villian Superheroes, beats and spitting.   Andy Gabbard – Fluff Guitar, brah. Guitar.   Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up The soundtrack to being 30-something. … Continue reading 2015 Lists: Editor, David C. Obenour

The Umbrella Academy may be headed to the small screen

The Umbrella Academy could be headed to the small screen, courtesy of a new entertainment deal between cable and comic-book powers. Universal Cable Productions, known for such shows as Syfy’s 12 Monkeys and Dominion and USA Network’s Royal Pains and Mr. Robot, today announced a first-look deal with comic-book publisher Dark Horse Entertainment (The Mask, Hellboy). The companies plan to … Continue reading The Umbrella Academy may be headed to the small screen

Kickstart: The Hunting Accident Graphic Novel

Longtime Ghettoblaster Crates illustrator, Landis Blair has a Kickstarter up for his first graphic novel, The Hunting Accident (written by David Carlson). “The true life story of a Chicago mobster who is blinded during a shootout and is sent to Stateville prison in 1936 where he learns to navigate life by reading Dante’s Inferno under the tutelage of real life … Continue reading Kickstart: The Hunting Accident Graphic Novel

Griffin Cosplay Blog – Interview with D20 Burlesque

Steven Griffin, aka Griffin Cosplay is a new cosplayer based out of Dayton, Ohio. This blog follows his successes and failures as he immerses himself in the culture both behind the scenes and at the conventions. You can find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GriffinCosplay and Twitter @GriffinCosplay. Recently I had the chance to sit down with Anja Keister at Gen … Continue reading Griffin Cosplay Blog – Interview with D20 Burlesque

Colbert takes on #GamerGate & Wonder Woman

Howdy, fellow ‘blasters. You’ve probably heard about #GamerGate by now, but you may not know much about it. The first half of last night’s Colbert Report focused entirely on the controversy that has led to death threats being made against female game designers, journalists and commentators. Colbert’s first guest was Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the vlog “Feminist Frequency” and central figure in this … Continue reading Colbert takes on #GamerGate & Wonder Woman