Gweek 051: Blair Butler of G4's Fresh Ink

My co-hosts for episode 51 of Boing Boing's podcast are Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney, and Blair Butler, a writer, comedian, and G4's resident comic book expert.

By Mark Frauenfelder

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Click here to play this episode. Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for episode 51 are:

Michael Pusateri: a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at

Blair Butler: Writer, comedian, and G4's geek goddess and resident comic book expert. She hosts the "Fresh Ink" comic book segment on the G4 TV program, Attack of the Show!


In this episode:

space-xThe upcoming SpaceX launch

heartBlair Butler's comic book, Heart.

womathologyWomanthology, a comics anthology completely funded by Kickstarter. Blair has a story in it.

dial-hDial H for Heroes, a comic book written by China Mieville.

gods-of-marsBlair: Why the new John Carter: The Gods of Mars comic is better than the movie.

fataleBlair's comic picks: Fatale, Saga, Mind the Gap, Scott Snyder’s Batman, Greg Rucka’s Punisher.

angry-birds-spaceNational Geographic’s Angry Birds Space book is a lot better than Mark would have thought.

And lots more about movies, video games, apps, and gadgets!

Published 1:29 pm Fri, May 11, 2012

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About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

3 Responses to “Gweek 051: Blair Butler of G4's Fresh Ink”

  1. NelC says:

    China Míeville with a Brian Bolland cover?! I am so going to buy that.

  2. amybriggs says:

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed National Geographic Angry Birds Space! I had so much fun putting that book together with the good folks at Nat Geo and Rovio, and it’s fantastic to know that you liked the book. I think my favorite Astrofact was that winter lasts for 21 Earth Years on Uranus. There were so many, it’s hard to choose.