Cross Hatch Podcast Episode 005: Let’s Talk About SPX

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I’m back from Bethesda to talk comics, karaoke, hotel parties, and fake bricks full of candy. Also, we pick the best movie starring a former Friends cast member, discuss the upcoming Pogo collection from Fantagraphics, why we don’t let Sarah talk more, and Alex discusses all of the models he’s dated (his words). And we prove once and for all that we’ve got actual fans with the first-ever listener mail segment!

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Cross Hatch Podcast 004: It’s All in the Altmanverse

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Quick question: Who are the more dedicated reenactors? Civil War or comics fans? Only Alex knows for sure. And speaking of, where are all of the people reenacting Tron? Or, at the very least, how does Alex sign up for the Bruce Boxleitner fanclub?

Also in the episode, we plan our Halloween costumes, discuss Kickstarter (and yes, Sarah, Cakestarter), and talk about how neat it is to read comics on an iPad (answer: pretty neat, indeed).

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The Cross Hatch Podcast Episode 003: The Warm Puppy Cafe

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Hey friends, the third episode of the Cross Hatch Podcast is available for download. In this episode, I make the mistake of letting Alex talk more about The Avengers.

There’s also more talk of MIX and Read Comics in Public Day (give us a break, we recorded this thing the same week as episode two), while Sarah tries really hard to figure out what a zoo is.

Also, the Warm Puppy Café, Draculas, sibling rivalry, potato bugs, and libraries. We cram a lot stuff into 20 minutes.

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The Cross Hatch Podcast Episode 002: Which One of Us Is Calvin and Which One is Hobbes?

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Because you demanded it—or, at the very least, didn’t try to stop us—Sarah, Alex, and myself are back with the second episode of The Cross Hatch Podcast. A lot has happened since our first episode—the first-ever Minneapolis Indie Expo went off with nary a hitch, and the first annual International Read Comics in Public Day was a runaway success.

I discuss my first trip to the Twin Cities, Mary Tyler Moore statue and all, and Sarah and I discuss our respective RCiPD meetups. Alex has plenty to say about the current run of Prince Valiant—perhaps too much, some might say. Also, I try out a new segment on the show called “Brian Reads Frank and Ernest,” and Sarah discuss why she’s utterly heartbroken about the end of Cathy’s 34 year run.

We’ve also been added to iTunes since the last time we spoke—please download and rate us (highly!) over there. All questions and comments about the podcast can should be directed to

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The Cross Hatch Podcast Episode 001: Kenny Kramer’s Superhero Tour

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Well, we finally did it. After promising, joking, threatening, and generally procrastinating for so long, we’ve finally gone ahead and launched our own Daily Cross Hatch-branded podcast, The Cross Hatch Podcast. The show stars myself (Brian Heater); our mini-comics editor, Sarah Morean; and former Rocketship owner/some time Project: Runway cartoonist, Alex Cox.

The show’s a (we hope) thoughtful, if not especially serious, take on the indie comics scene—and, really, the world of sequential art at large. Take this debut episode, in which we tackle the subject of New York City superhero tours, the pronunciation of well-known cartoonists’ last names, and try to figure out, once and for all, why all cartoonists own cats.

The music was provided by our pal James Rickman, and Alex is drawing a new strip for each episode, because that’s the kind of guy he is.

As you can no doubt image, the audio on this first episode isn’t perfect, but we promise that we’re working on it! Feedback is certainly appreciated. Please send us a note at, or, if you love the sound of your own voice as much as we love ours, you can call us at 713-36-Hatch—who knows, maybe we’ll even put you on the show.

Apple tells us that our show is “under review” as we speak, but we’re sure that we’ll pass with flying colors, because it’s amazing. Also, we don’t threaten to kill anybody and there are no swears. We’ll post a note when you can subscribe that way.

Happy listening!