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075 Erik and Grace | Capturing the Passion from Listeners

By Harry Duran

Erik (aka Mr. Blahg) and Grace are the co-hosts of Under the Comic Covers, where they discuss and review independent comic books. We find out about their podcast origin stories and why they love independent comic books so much. Erik recalls that he initially hated the comic book medium because he is a literature snob, but was eventually converted when he picked up the graphic novel Watchman by Alan Moore. Show Highlights 00:04:15 – How did Erik get the name Mr. Blahg? 00:08:15 – Grace talks about The Walking Dead cast 00:09:10 – How did Erik meet Grace? 00:12:35 – Why does Grace like The Walking Dead? 00:14:15 – How did Under the Comic Covers start? 00:18:00 – Erik and Grace work so well as co-hosts. 00:25:55 – Why did Grace cry on the podcast? 00:27:25 – Despite being a literature snob, Erik explains why he likes comics. 00:31:35 – How did Grace get into comics? 00:34:00 – People are often disappointed when they hear Erik and Grace run an independent comic book podcast. 00:37:30 – Erik doesn’t feel comfortable interviewing other guests. 00:41:25 – You can create a podcast about anything. 00:42:10 – Erik and Grace talk about their listeners. 00:48:20 – What cool things has happened to Grace because of the podcast? 00:51:40 – What are Erik and Grace excited about? 00:53:55 – Erik talks about the music on their podcast show. 00:56:05 – Erik talks about the podcast’s album cover art work. 01:00:30 – You need a woman’s perspective. 01:02:50 – Erik hates listening to podcasts with just two guys’ bro-ing out. 01:07:05 – Find Erik and Grace on Facebook.   FULL SHOW NOTES:    

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