Interview: Mad Rupert

March 14, 2019

In this episode, Erin (The Red Menace) sits down with Mad Rupert, creator of Sakana, to discuss comic creation, making webcomics a sustainable income, and upcoming projects.


Mad Rupert Social Media Links:



Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Boom Studios comics

Sakana Stores

Redwall by Brian Jacques
(Meepline also absolutely ADORES Redwall and recommends the 22-book series to everyone!)

Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda

Mob Psycho 100

A Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori

Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Rice Boy by Evan Dahm

Monsterkind by Taylor C.

Patbird and Galesaur by Gale Galligan


Emerald City Comic Con




Women at the Gaming Table

February 7, 2019

In this episode, Valerie (Smalerie) sits down with fellow Ladies and current co-Organizers of ELS Game Day, Savannah (Meepline) and Tracey (Lady Diceacorn) to discuss the experience of women at the gaming table. Together they discuss what it can feel like to be the only woman at the gaming table and share some tips on ways all players can create a more positive gaming space.

 Full show notes at

She-Ra: Then and Now

December 17, 2018

The Ladies discuss She-Ra, the classic series and the new one. We talk about what we like, how things have changed since the original series aired, and how She-Ra names work.

Episode 10 - Kristen Gudsnuk Interview

November 8, 2018

Valerie and LadiesCon guest Kristen Gudsnuk discuss her work in comics, magical girls, and what she has in store for readers.

Episode 9 - The Tropes We Love

July 30, 2018

The Ladies are talking about tropes. What are they? Why are they so enduring? Which tropes do ech of us love and why?

Episode 8 - Childhood Scares

June 22, 2018

We're looking back at the media that left lasting and terrifying impressions on us in our childhood. From carpet sharks to cymbal monkeys, trash can attacks to Renaissance artwork, we share the nightmares of our youth and our relationships with those same things today.

For links to our favorite childbood scares, check out our website

Episode 7 - Avengers: Infinity War

May 30, 2018

The Ladies discuss their reactions to the movie Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel cinematic universe, and the Marvel movies' treatment of female characters.

Episode 6 - Harley Quinn

April 27, 2018

The Red Menace and special guest Max Papas discuss Harley Quinn and how her character has changed since her animated series debut.

Episode 5 - Creepy Teen Books

April 24, 2018

The Ladies reminisce about the creepy teen murder books of their childhood = Lois Duncan, John Bellairs, R.L. Stine and the like. We remember old favorites, talk about why the genre was so appealing, and discuss why it seems to have disappeared.

Valerie (Smalerie)
Erin (The Red Menace)
Elise (Tiny Doom)
Sara (Cartoon Sara)


Sara Franks-Allen


Episode 4 - Love to Hate or Hate to Love

April 24, 2018

The Ladies return to discuss their gulty pleasures and favorite verbal punching bags/

Valerie (Smalerie)
Erin (The Red Menace)
Elise (Tiny Doom)
Sara (Cartoon Sara)

Sara Franks-Allen