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Announcement: The Road Ahead!

(Note: I thought that I had auto-scheduled this to post on Monday January 5, as I had promised, but apparently I hadn’t. My apologies.)

Greetings! If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you at one time listened to a podcast called Scotch & Comics. That was a podcast where I got to combine two of my favourite things in the entire world – reading comic books and drinking Scotch whisky. The last time I published an episode of that podcast was a long while ago now, and I have had at least one person ask me where it went and if there would be new episodes coming in 2015.

The answer to that question is “Yes!”

Yes, there will be new episodes of the Scotch & Comics podcast coming in 2015, which makes me excited because like I said, two of my favourite things. But I have more planned than just that that.

I am a man with a lot of fingers in a lot of pies, which is good because I also like pie, but it does mean that sometimes I get distracted. So in November of 2014 I decided to turn this website from just a rarely-updated podcast site into a repository of my various projects and maybe even some original non-podcast material. That means that there will be a few changes to the way I do things here, including the following:

  • Links to the weekly editions of This Column Has Seven Days, the column I write for the wonderful Comics! The Blog.
  • Links to episodes of The Listmakers Podcast, my other podcast which my best buddy Kim Stolz (of the Action Sofa) and I are also planning to relaunch this year.
  • Links to guest appearances on any other podcasts that I am lucky to be asked to participate in.
  • Entries about books and movies and television shows and other non-comics content.
  • Links to any and all events that I am organizing, performing in, or going to in 2015.
  • And maybe even a few other things as well.

Basically, what I am hoping to do for 2015 is more content, more often, and more consistently. It’s a lofty goal, to be sure, but I am making a commitment to be more involved in the things that I care about.

Mission statement over. Later this week: Scotch & Comics Episode 022. It’s coming, Jason. I promised.

Announcement: Call For Content!

I will be here by July 18! Approximately!

I will be here by July 18! Approximately!

Hello friends! I am absolutely SWAMPED this month at work: year-end working as a speech pathologist in a school system means reports and parent conferences and reports and last-minute meetings and trips to other schools and reports.

But soon that will all be over, and it will be summer vacation! And for me, summer vacation means that for the month of July (give or take a few days) I will be in my car, driving across Canada and the U.S., to set foot in St. John’s Newfoundland! I am very excited for my trip and hopefully I’ll be able to record a sequel or two to last year’s Retreatcast.

I don’t want to go on my trip without scheduling a few S&C episodes, though, and that’s why I’ve come to you for help. If there’s anything that you want me to talk about, or any questions you want me to answer, or anything whatsoever you’d like to hear me ramble about, please leave me a comment or send me an email. I’ll do my best to tackle it for the upcoming June & July episodes, but if I can’t I’ll work on them when I get back.

Any comment or suggestion welcome; no question too silly or too broad. Thanks for the help in advance, friends!

Special Announcement: The Listmakers Podcast!


Hey folks. Just dropping a note here for those who mainly access me through WordPress. I can’t imagine there are any, but you never know.


I am VERY excited to announce that my friend Kim Stolz and I, after over TWO YEARS of verrrry slow planning, are debuting our new podcast! The Listmakers is a podcast about two friends trying to make sense of the world by categorizing literally everything they can think of into lists, then discussing them with each other. It’s a podcast about history, movies, science, books, cuisine, music, geography, and more. But it’s really just about friendship and good times. Part entertaining, part educational, part hot air, but all good times. The Listmakers is a podcast (and a website) that is hopefully for everyone: every episode is a new topic. I’d really appreciate it if you downloaded it and spread the word about the podcast and our Twitter feed (especially if you liked it!).

Thanks for your time, all, and just so you know, there will be another Scotch & Comics episode soon. Also: I may have some exciting S&C-related news in a couple weeks! Keep Watching The Pubs!

Scotch & Comics, Episode 014: Hot Toddy Hotfoot

If I drank a Hot Toddy with Tony Todd...that would be awesome.

If I drank a Hot Toddy with Tony Todd…that would be awesome.

It’s a COLD January in Edmonton but this episode of Scotch & Comics is going to warm. You. UP. We’re drinking the world’s second-greatest hot alcoholic drink and we’re talking – what else? – comics! Join host Devin R Bruce as he reads Northlanders, Excalibur, Avengers Arena, and Killraven, and then lets you know ALL about the 999 Regina Challenge, how close he came to finishing, and whether or not he made it past the finish line. Hot toddys and cool comics: just another day’s work on Scotch & Comics!

Show Notes

  • Bernard Cornwell is a great writer and The Saxon Stories are really good. Well, the first two are really good; they’re the only ones in that series I’ve read.
  • I said both Congo Bill and Congorilla. I meant Congo Bill. And the covers were by Richard Corben!
  • Wow, you can REALLY hear the background noise with the new microphone. Sorry guys, I’m trying to keep it down over here. I just like shuffling papers.
  • Yes, I said that The Hunger Games was an awful movie. I thought the book was decent, but the movie was pretty awful, you guys.
  • That’s right, I’m going to be doing things with The Metro Cinema in February. There’s going to be another post this week about it, but for right now you can click here and see what they’ve shown on the Graphic Content screenings in the past.
  • If you haven’t done so already, please do isten to me ramble about The Grifters on The Bookhouse Boys Podcast! Matt, Dave, and Jason are the bees’ knees.
  • Spoiler alert: I didn’t make it through my full 999 Regina Challenge. I finished off 2012 with 71 out of 81 completed, but am planning on getting through the unfinished selections by March 2013. (Yeah right.)

Link: Episode 014 on Libsyn
Download: Scotch & Comics Episode 014
Subscribe on iTunes: Scotch & Comics