War Rocket Ajax #154: Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV Talk ‘Knuckleheads’
This week on War Rocket Ajax, we’re pleased to welcome Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV to the show! They sit down to chat with Chris and Matt about their all-new digital series Knuckleheads and the trials of writing a comic about a guy who’s kind of a jerk — and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #154: Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
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On this week’s episode, Chris is back from WrestleMania with a story of luxury, while Matt’s living woes are more or less sorted out. Plus, in our increasingly divisive Love Haters segment, we finally get around to voicing our opinions of Uwe Boll. Pretty sure we’re the first people to ever do that on the Internet.
When Robert and Brian join us, we discuss Bastard Road, Robert’s work on music posters, and Brian’s reaction to Robert saying his influences were Paul Pope and Morrissey:
“There was a lot of Morrissey in Robert’s work when we first met. When we met, his stuff was very somber, and very kind of sad-bastard-music, but he was hilarious! He was telling these great stories that were like these heartbreaking This American Life stories about his teeange years, and I was like ‘Oh my God! This funny, hilarious stuff needs to be on the page.’ That was a big inspiration.”
Check out Knuckleheads on Comixology!
Chris and Matt have experience with Uwe Boll.
Check out Bastard Road, too (NSFW)!
Chris’s Rec: The Handle
Matt’s Rec: Trader Joe’s Lemon Crisp Cookies
Batman & Robin #19: “We’ve talked about the WTF covers that totally don’t relate to the story inside. This one is bulls**t. It makes me furious. I was furious when I finished reading this comic, and it’s not even necessarily about the comic itself.”
Saga #12: “The TV-Head Royalty, and specifically the main one of those that we’ve seen in the series, Prince Robot IV, goes to visit this author and kind of interrogate him. The first half of their conversation has this facade of courtesy, and then it turns to… not that. The way that it plays out reminds me of the opening scene of Inglourious Basterds, where two characters who know what each other are trying to do but aren’t saying those things are hiding behind pleasantries.”
G.I. Joe: Cobra Files #1: “If you haven’t read the first Cobra series, it’s amazing, and this is a nice place to jump on. It’s using the background of this secret war against a terrorist empire to tell really compelling espionage stories.”