My name is Pat Loika.

I'm a writer, illustrator and podcaster based out of San Diego, CA. I also dabble in photography and way too many other activities to list.

This is where I do my personal blogging, with random thoughts, nonsense, art and photos.

 

Brian Michael Bendis returns to the show as we talk about the aftermath of Battle of the Atom! We go over the story behind the crossover, and talk about what comes next for the X-Men. We then touch upon Guardians of the Galaxy, Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man and Brian’s other projects. We even throw in some process talk in the mix. Plus, we talk about artists, cosplay, and Brian reveals a new project.
Music by The Revengineers and Weezer! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Brandon Peterson!
Get the direct MP3 download HERE.
Like the show on Facebook! Pat on twitter: @patloikaAbout.me/patloika
Brian’s twitter: twitter.com/brianmbendis Scarlet twitter: twitter.com/scarletrue Brian’s Tumblr: brianmichaelbendis.tumblr.com Jinxworld: jinxworld.com
This episode is sponsored by cheapgraphicnovels.com.

Brian Michael Bendis returns to the show as we talk about the aftermath of Battle of the Atom! We go over the story behind the crossover, and talk about what comes next for the X-Men. We then touch upon Guardians of the Galaxy, Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man and Brian’s other projects. We even throw in some process talk in the mix. Plus, we talk about artists, cosplay, and Brian reveals a new project.

Music by The Revengineers and Weezer! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Brandon Peterson!

Get the direct MP3 download HERE.

Like the show on Facebook!
Pat on twitter: @patloika
About.me/patloika

Brian’s twitter: twitter.com/brianmbendis
Scarlet twitter: twitter.com/scarletrue
Brian’s Tumblr: brianmichaelbendis.tumblr.com
Jinxworld: jinxworld.com

This episode is sponsored by cheapgraphicnovels.com.

I have been remiss in posting my podcasts here, so here’s a catch-up post.

Episode 158: Pat is joined by writer Mike Costa for a full-length interview about his career, and his long-standing association with the GI Joe franchise. We go over how he broke into the industry on books like Jack Hawksmoor, to his highly acclaimed run on GI Joe: Cobra. Also: we talk Smoke and Mirrors, Transformers, killing Cobra Commander and his future plans! A fun chat, so check it out!

DIRECT MP3 DOWNLOAD HERE.

Music by the Revengineers and No Knife. Cover art by Michael Lark, designed by Chris Maze.

Mike’s twitter: twitter.com/mikecosta
Smoke and Mirrors: http://smokeandmirrorscomic.com/

Episode 159: Pat chats with artist Ming Doyle! We talk about breaking into the comics biz in the internet age, crafting your own illustrative style, and her works on books like Fantastic Four and Mara. We also get into her process and working digitally, and collaborating with Jordie Bellaire. Plus, we talk Hot Toys. Yes. HOT TOYS!

DIRECT MP3 DOWNLOAD HERE.

Music by the Revengineers and Metric. Cover art designed by Chris Maze, photo by Pat.

Ming on twitter: @MingDoyle
Ming’s website: http://mingdoyle.com

Episode 160: Pat is joined by artist Clay Mann! We talk about his beginnings in the comics biz to his recent work on Magneto and Gambit! Learn of his influences, and what his dream gig is. We throw in some process talk in there, too! A fun chat, so check it out!

DIRECT MP3 DOWNLOAD HERE.

Note: this interview was recorded before SDCC 2013.

Music by the Revengineers and Pavement. Cover art designed by Chris Maze, illustrated by Clay Mann.

Clay’s tumblr blog: http://clay-mann.tumblr.com/

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This week, join Pat, Bria and Kris Anka as we talk about the recently concluded third season of Game of Thrones. We go over the main characters and their arcs, and all the side stories. We talk about the shocking ninth episode that got everyone angry but got us cheering, and we talk about things we would like to see in the future of the show. Lots of spoilers and cursing and all kinds of fun in this week’s episode of Loikamania!
Music by Ramin Djawadi and the National, cover design by Chris Maze.
Direct MP3 Download HERE.
Bria on twitter: @chaosbria The White Hot Room: whitehotroom.com Bria on Tumblr: corelliaorbust.tumblr.com
Kris on twitter: @kristaferanka Kris on Deviantart: http://anklesnsocks.deviantart.com/ Kris on Tumblr: http://kristaferanka.tumblr.com/
Like the show on Facebook! Pat on twitter: @patloikaAbout.me/patloika
This episode is sponsored by Comic Book City Con.

This week, join Pat, Bria and Kris Anka as we talk about the recently concluded third season of Game of Thrones. We go over the main characters and their arcs, and all the side stories. We talk about the shocking ninth episode that got everyone angry but got us cheering, and we talk about things we would like to see in the future of the show. Lots of spoilers and cursing and all kinds of fun in this week’s episode of Loikamania!

Music by Ramin Djawadi and the National, cover design by Chris Maze.

Direct MP3 Download HERE.

Bria on twitter: @chaosbria
The White Hot Room: whitehotroom.com
Bria on Tumblr: corelliaorbust.tumblr.com

Kris on twitter: @kristaferanka
Kris on Deviantart: http://anklesnsocks.deviantart.com/
Kris on Tumblr: http://kristaferanka.tumblr.com/

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Pat on twitter: @patloika
About.me/patloika

This episode is sponsored by Comic Book City Con.

One last HeroesCon post.

More than anything, the best part of the con was seeing people. Lots of friends, pros that I interact with regularly, and folks who listen to the podcast.

I could’ve come home empty handed, but happy because I got to hang out with all my friends. That’s what the con was all about.

Thanks to all my friends for the good company: Simon, Jose, Meredith, Megan, Antonio, Gregory, Dewey, Maile and Jamie. Thanks to all the wonderful folks in the comics biz for being kind, inspiring and encouraging.

It’s going to be tough to top this convention experience. Hell, I don’t even know if its possible right now.

Thank you, HeroesCon. Can’t wait until next year.

This week, Pat chats with Impact Wrestling superstar Christopher Daniels! We talk about the comics that helped shape him into the man he is today, we reminisce over Claremont and Byrne X-Men comics! Chris shares his love for Marvel comics, how he prefers to collect, and even talk about some of the books he currently reads. Of course, we have some wrestling talk and we talk about his early career, and what led to the current incarnation of his wrestling persona. A fun show, so check it out! Cover design by Chris Maze, music by The Revengineers and Dale Oliver.Direct MP3 download HERE.
Chris’ website: http://www.fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com/ Chris on twitter: @facdanielsImpact Wrestling
Like the show on Facebook! Pat on twitter: @patloikaAbout.me/patloika

This week, Pat chats with Impact Wrestling superstar Christopher Daniels! We talk about the comics that helped shape him into the man he is today, we reminisce over Claremont and Byrne X-Men comics! Chris shares his love for Marvel comics, how he prefers to collect, and even talk about some of the books he currently reads. Of course, we have some wrestling talk and we talk about his early career, and what led to the current incarnation of his wrestling persona. A fun show, so check it out!

Cover design by Chris Maze, music by The Revengineers and Dale Oliver.

Direct MP3 download HERE.

Chris’ website: http://www.fallenangelchristopherdaniels.com/
Chris on twitter: @facdaniels
Impact Wrestling

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I just realized that I’ve been doing my podcast for 3 years now.
Part of me can’t believe I’ve kept that thing going for as long as I have. Part of me can’t believe that I got to have all kinds of amazing people to be a part of it as well. It’s gained me a new notoriety in the industry that I love, and got me so many amazing new friends.
To everyone who’s listened, thank you. To everyone who took the time to join me and do the show, thank you. An even bigger thank you goes to Derek Coward, who’s helped me keep this thing going for all this time. A big thank you also goes out to my best friend Chris Maze, the show’s cover designer. He helps make the show stand out.
Doing this is a lot of work. Scheduling, recording, networking…it’s work. But it’s the kind of work that I don’t mind, because it’s essentially become a way for me to talk to people I like, and people I admire. It’s a way for me to learn, and gain new context over things that I’ve already enjoyed. It’s become a way for me to gain new friends, and an avenue to talk comics with people who appreciate it as much as I do. A place to keep it all positive.
It’s made me a better person, and helped me a gain an even greater appreciation for the amazing people that make and enjoy comic books.
Thank you all for your continued support over the years, and stay tuned, as the best is yet to come.
Pat
Pictured above: Standing, from L - R: Adam Witt, Antonio Cuneo, Jon Stump, Ryan Stegman, Gabriel Hardman, Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, Skottie Young, David Price. Front row, L-R: Jason Quane, Eric Canete, Me, Ali Colluccio, Angela Paman. Photo by Judy Stephens.

I just realized that I’ve been doing my podcast for 3 years now.

Part of me can’t believe I’ve kept that thing going for as long as I have. Part of me can’t believe that I got to have all kinds of amazing people to be a part of it as well. It’s gained me a new notoriety in the industry that I love, and got me so many amazing new friends.

To everyone who’s listened, thank you. To everyone who took the time to join me and do the show, thank you. An even bigger thank you goes to Derek Coward, who’s helped me keep this thing going for all this time. A big thank you also goes out to my best friend Chris Maze, the show’s cover designer. He helps make the show stand out.

Doing this is a lot of work. Scheduling, recording, networking…it’s work. But it’s the kind of work that I don’t mind, because it’s essentially become a way for me to talk to people I like, and people I admire. It’s a way for me to learn, and gain new context over things that I’ve already enjoyed. It’s become a way for me to gain new friends, and an avenue to talk comics with people who appreciate it as much as I do. A place to keep it all positive.

It’s made me a better person, and helped me a gain an even greater appreciation for the amazing people that make and enjoy comic books.

Thank you all for your continued support over the years, and stay tuned, as the best is yet to come.

Pat

Pictured above:
Standing, from L - R: Adam Witt, Antonio Cuneo, Jon Stump, Ryan Stegman, Gabriel Hardman, Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, Skottie Young, David Price.

Front row, L-R: Jason Quane, Eric Canete, Me, Ali Colluccio, Angela Paman.

Photo by Judy Stephens.

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Here’s a teaser for an upcoming episode of Loikamania. I chatted with Brian Michael Bendis about all things X-Men, Powers, Scarlet, Age of Ultron, and of course, Guardians of the Galaxy.

In this excerpt we learn the genesis of the new Guardians series, his collaboration with Sara Pichelli, and of course, we find out how Brian learned of the Gaiman/Angela news…

Look out for the show in a few weeks!

This week, we try something a little different. I chat with TWO artists! Nick Bradshaw and Jerome Opena return to talk about art, storytelling in comics, the things we love about drawing and all kinds of fun stuff. We even throw some process talk in there, inking and digital talk and so much more!

Music by The Revengineers and Paper Tiger! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Nick Bradshaw, Laura Martin, Jerome Opena, and Dean White!
Direct MP3 Download HERE.

Jerome’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/jerome.opena Jerome’s blog: artofcrom.blogspot.com

Buy Nick’s pages here: http://www.mightynib.com/bradshaw.html Nick’s website: http://scaryhappenings.blogspot.com/ Nick on Facebook.

Like the show on Facebook! Pat on twitter: @patloikaAbout.me/patloika

This week, we try something a little different. I chat with TWO artists! Nick Bradshaw and Jerome Opena return to talk about art, storytelling in comics, the things we love about drawing and all kinds of fun stuff. We even throw some process talk in there, inking and digital talk and so much more!

Music by The Revengineers and Paper Tiger! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Nick Bradshaw, Laura Martin, Jerome Opena, and Dean White!

Direct MP3 Download HERE.

Jerome’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/jerome.opena
Jerome’s blog: artofcrom.blogspot.com

Buy Nick’s pages here: http://www.mightynib.com/bradshaw.html
Nick’s website: http://scaryhappenings.blogspot.com/
Nick on Facebook.

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Pat on twitter: @patloika
About.me/patloika

This week, Pat welcomes artist Robbi Rodriguez back to the show! We talk about his Frankie Get Your Gun webcomic, and discuss his upcoming Vertigo series Collider with writer Simon Oliver. We also talk about his other projects like Maintenance and Hazed, and of course, we squeeze in some pro-wrestling talk in there as well! Another fun show, so check it out!
Music by The Revengineers and Married With Sea Monsters! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Robbi Rodriguez!
Like the show on Facebook! Pat on twitter: @patloikaAbout.me/patloika
Robbi on twitter: @robbirodriguez Frankie Get Your Gun: http://frankiegetyourgun.com/ “Josephine” video performed by Married With Sea Monsters, directed by Robbi: http://youtu.be/FwIqWOCURtg

This week, Pat welcomes artist Robbi Rodriguez back to the show! We talk about his Frankie Get Your Gun webcomic, and discuss his upcoming Vertigo series Collider with writer Simon Oliver. We also talk about his other projects like Maintenance and Hazed, and of course, we squeeze in some pro-wrestling talk in there as well! Another fun show, so check it out!

Music by The Revengineers and Married With Sea Monsters! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Robbi Rodriguez!

Like the show on Facebook!
Pat on twitter: @patloika
About.me/patloika

Robbi on twitter: @robbirodriguez
Frankie Get Your Gun: http://frankiegetyourgun.com/
“Josephine” video performed by Married With Sea Monsters, directed by Robbi: http://youtu.be/FwIqWOCURtg

In this week’s Loikamania, I am joined by Albert and Meredith…and love is in the air. We talk about our favorite couples in comics. From our favorites to the most ridiculous ones, to the happy and the doomed. We get into what we love about these pairings, talk about what makes them great, and even talk about pairings we wouldn’t mind seeing! A fun show, so check it out!
Music by The Revengineers and Stars!
Direct MP3 download HERE.Like the show on Facebook! Pat on twitter: @patloikaAbout.me/patloika
Albert’s twitter: twitter.com/albertxii Newsarama: newsarama.comMeredith’s twitter: twitter.com/mplacko Comics and Cupcakes podcast: http://cupcakesncomics.com/ Meredith’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/anaaesthetic Takopop: http://takopop.com/

In this week’s Loikamania, I am joined by Albert and Meredith…and love is in the air. We talk about our favorite couples in comics. From our favorites to the most ridiculous ones, to the happy and the doomed. We get into what we love about these pairings, talk about what makes them great, and even talk about pairings we wouldn’t mind seeing! A fun show, so check it out!

Music by The Revengineers and Stars!

Direct MP3 download HERE.
Like the show on Facebook!
Pat on twitter: @patloika
About.me/patloika

Albert’s twitter: twitter.com/albertxii
Newsarama: newsarama.com
Meredith’s twitter: twitter.com/mplacko
Comics and Cupcakes podcast: http://cupcakesncomics.com/
Meredith’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/anaaesthetic
Takopop: http://takopop.com/