BookBanter Episode 29 with Penny Arcade


At a recent book signing for The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade, I had the chance to sit down and chat with the incredible minds behind one of the most popular webcomics of our time: Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Jerry and Mike talk about what an average day for them is like, who else works at their office so they get to read and write about video games, what Child’s Play is, what goes on at PAX, and how much time they really spend playing video games. Included in the episode is my review for The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Immense thanks go to April Flores at Random House for organizing the interview.

As you may have noticed, there are some updates to BookBanter:

– the whole new look to the site;

– the new BookBanter theme song, with an original beginning and ending;

– the book review search bar available on this page, as well as on the reviews page;

– the episodes page features a complete listing of all the BookBanter episodes from the premiere episode to the current one;

– the reviews page also has a full genre and category listing to help you navigate the reviews;

– the interviews page features a new step for BookBanter with written interviews, starting with Brandon Sanderson; an exclusive interview with Peter Straub will be up on April 15th;

– the author comments page is where author’s let you know what they think of BookBanter.

– the BookBanter on BookBanter interview on the About page.

Please join me next time, on April 15th, where there’ll be a new episode featuring a lineup of book reviews, along with an exclusive written interview with bestselling author Peter Straub.

Until next time,

Alex C. Telander.

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