Panelism

A new podcast has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart with souls like mine.

Hosted ByTodd A & Taylor Trask

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects.


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Mini One Shot – The Tesseract, The Snyderverse and more…

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#108 – Killing and Dying

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#107 – Captain Marvel / The Life of Captain Marvel

On this episode of Panelism, we chat about Captain Marvel the movie and the limited series, The Life of Captain Marvel. We also touch on The Mighty Captain Marvel...

#106 – Batman Reborn

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#105 – Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

In this episode, Todd brings a comic that both he and Taylor had overlooked for years: Mouse Guard. We talk about Volume 1, Fall 1152. It’s a medieval tale...

#104 – Digital vs Print Comic Books

We continue our discussion about how we consume comic books and graphic novels, taking a closer look at the pros and cons of print vs digital. We ask: are...

#103 – Comic Books: Rent or Own?

On this episode of Panelism, Taylor and Todd tackle one of those questions that comes up again and again during our comic book discussions: in a digital world, is...

#102 – Unnatural Vol 1

Well, Taylor asks the obvious question, “what does that even mean?” after Todd introduces the episode. This book, Unnatural by Mirka Andolfo, is really unusual. It’s a story about...

#101 – Technopriests

In this episode, Taylor talks about Jodorowsky’s Technopriests, published between 1998 and 2006 in eight issues (or chapters). It’s another sci-fi nightmarish/dystopian/awesome vision from a singular visionary.