Alyssa Herron doesn’t have a lot of experience with superheroes, which is exactly why The Deli Counter of Justice
crew tapped her to contribute to the anthology. Paul and Eric talk to Alyssa about her story “Delilah by Proxy,” which she describes as a superhero story for people who would never read superhero stories. They discuss how Alyssa’s love affair with writing started with a poetry contest, her outline-heavy approach to this story, and how her acting experience informs her ability to take notes.
Next: for our final author interview, AJ and Eric turn to one of their own, Paul Smith, on Thursday, October 30.
The Deli Podcast of Justice interview with Arlo J. Wiley is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
As our author interviews for The Deli Counter of Justice continue, editor-in-chief Arlo J. Wiley (or AJ when he’s not being pretentious) finds himself in the hot seat. AJ discusses his short story “Innovation,” about a D-list supervillain who starts frequenting the deli he doesn’t realize is owned by his former archnemesis. Other points of discussion are AJ’s history with screenwriting, how he learned to read in part from ’70s and ’80s superhero comics, and about his desire to take superheroes in a new direction.
Next: Paul and Eric chat with “Delilah by Proxy” author Alyssa Herron on Tuesday, October 28.
(Show notes for The Deli Podcast of Justice #9.)
Continue after the jump for an introduction to the main character from AJ’s story, which Eric challenged him to.
The Deli Podcast of Justice interview with C. Gayle Seaman is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
Superheroes aren’t all fisticuffs and laser vision. They’re also poetry in motion, something C. Gayle Seaman hits upon with her contribution to The Deli Counter of Justice, the poem “Spring Memories,” in which a young man reflects on a childhood encounter with his idol Piecemaker. Paul and AJ talk to Gayle about her family’s history in the newspaper business, the romance novel she wrote a few years back, and how the fairy tale characters of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm were her first superheroes.
Next: on Thursday, October 23, Paul and Eric turn the tables on AJ to discuss his story “Innovation.”
(Show notes for The Deli Podcast of Justice #8.)
Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 16 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
Who is Don Draper? That’s the question asked at the beginning of Mad Men season 4, one that will prove to be very important to the season that follows. AJ, Kenn, and Joe get in a celebratory mood circa 1964, starting with Sally’s Thanksgiving regurgitation in “Public Relations”; before moving onto Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s Roman orgy festivities in “Christmas Comes But Once a Year”; and ending with some bad news in “The Good News,” just in time to ring in the new year. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 16.)