#78: Rich Koslowski

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This week on the Capes and Tights Podcast, Justin Soderberg welcomes Rich Koslowski to the show to discuss his graphic novel F.A.R.M. System.

Koslowski is best known for his fan-friendly comic book series The 3 Geeks (later Geeksville), as the recipient of three Eisner Award nominations, and for the much-lauded graphic novel Three Fingers in 2002 (published by Top Shelf Productions), which won the coveted Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and was named as one of the 500 Essential Graphic Novels by Harper Collins in 2008.

In 2005, his second graphic novel with Top Shelf, The King, was released and has been published in multiple foreign languages. In 2007, he wrote his first novel, a Christmas thriller entitled The List. 2008 brought Koslowski his first writing assignment for Marvel Comics, rebooting their popular Guardian character, now named Weapon Omega. Koslowski’s writing of Weapon Omega was recognized with a Prism Award.

In 2010, his third graphic novel with Top Shelf, BB Wolf and the Three LPs, was released and Koslowski won the Glyph Award for Best Artist.

Koslowski joins the podcast this week to discuss his latest Top Shelf release, F.A.R.M. System, which released on November 8, 2022 and is available wherever books are sold.

They’re super-strong, but are they powerful enough for the big leagues? If superheroes were real, they’d be a lot like pro athletes. In this quirky graphic novel, go behind the scenes with all the heroes waiting for their big breaks…. In the era of Marvel / Disney box office domination, everyone knows that superheroes are big business. This book insightfully connects the fictional world of superhumans to the world of sports, show business, and even the comic book industry itself—all fields where the talented many compete desperately for a few precious slots.


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