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Since the inception of the comic book medium, aliens, monsters, and extra-dimensional entities have always been stars of the color soaked page. This commitment of ethereal to panel, a pop culture reiteration of otherworldly phenomena continually finding a prominent place in the folklore of various cultures since the dawn of human history. Tonight on Midnight in Kentucky, we speak with comic aficionado and owner of the Bluegrass state’s largest comic book store, Jason Stephens, as well as folklorist and editor of Kentucky Folklife Digital Magazine, Delainey Bowers- who together host the podcast Comic Virgin. When not immersed in graphic novels, however, Delainey and Jason have also embarked on several investigations of the supernatural, paranormal, and out-and-out weird over the years. In this episode we discuss the through line between comics, folklore, and the phenomena at large, a few of Delainey and Jason’s more profound encounters with the unexplained, the ontological nature of the phenomena itself, and much more. Join us on our strange travels once again Nightowls, as we go in conversation with Jason Stephens and Delainey Bowers, on an episode straight out of a comic book, the MIK x Comic Virgin crossover event of the summer!
Audio support for this episode was provided by TruckStop Dave from the upcoming Angry Small Town album.
-Kentucky Folklife Digital Magazine
-Lemonjuice Mcgee’s Comic Cavalcade
-Grant Morrison Speech
-Grant Morrison Sigil Making
-Lowe Hotel in Point Pleasant
-Truckstop Dave on Jamendo
-Midnight in Kentucky online
-MIK on Patreon
-Ransom Letter Publishing Tee Public
-Ransom Letter Publishing Youtube