Indie creators are some of the most inventive storytellers in comics today, and this week I talk with one of the best up-and-coming talents around: Todd Black! Todd has a Kickstarter project underway for his book Tokyo Blade Detectives #1, and you can support him by going to this link! It’s described this way: Tokyo, 200+ years in the future, nothing is what it was. In a land where guns are outlawed, only the blade can rule! We talk about the series and how it came to be, who the characters are, and what the future might hold for this fascinating comic and for Todd himself! Don’t miss it!
I hope you’re ready for another great double-header week! In Episode 407, everything starts with Trey Walker from Last Stop, a book that is making the jump from webcomic to Nonstop at Scout Comics! The first issue is coming later this month, with the collected edition following in February of 2020! It’s a superhero story that is unlike anything else I’ve read before, so I highly recommend you let your local comics shop know you want a copy!
Then this episode wraps up with my conversation with Martin Pierro from Cosmic Times, a great Florida-based comics company that is supporting a fascinating book called From Blood, which you can support here on Kickstarter. It’s packed full of action and adventure, a fast-moving tale with engaging characters, so I highly recommend you support this project today! After all, you only have until late on November 19 to make sure this book becomes available for readers like you and me! This project also might impact on how Cosmic Times moves forward, so be sure to support this excellent comics company! Martin always has terrific insights into the comics industry, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say!
It’s Episode 406 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, and this week we focus on interviews from this year’s Dragon Con, which took place a few months ago! First up, you’ll hear my chat with Dan Dougherty from Floppy Cop, Touching Evil, and Beardo, followed by my interview with Joe Pruett from AfterShock Comics, who updates us on what their company is up to. After that is Manuel Godoy from Black Sands Entertainment talking about their excellent line of comics, followed by Michael Stark from the great book Wolverton: Thief of Impossible Objects, which you can find here! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
- Dan Dougherty, Floppy Cop, Touching Evil, and Beardo 1:39
- Joe Pruett, AfterShock Comics 19:50
- Manuel Godoy, Black Sands Entertainment 34:20
- Michael Stark, Wolverton: Thief of Impossible Objects 49:50
It’s another great doubleheader episode this week in #404! First up is Gary K. Wolf, probably best known for creating Roger Rabbit, and Alexander Banchitta from Headless, who are both taking Killerbowl from novel to graphic novel! They have a Kickstarter going on right now to support this project, and you can contribute by going to this link! We discuss this novel’s long-lasting popularity as well as where the characters came from and other great info about the creators and their creations!
Then everything wraps up with the return of Brenden Fletcher, creator of such great books as Isola and the new Robotech Remix #1, which just hit the stands this week! He discusses the impact of this popular franchise on him as well as what kinds of things we could see from this Titan Comics series in the months ahead! Recorded at this year’s New York Comic Con!
It’s another great double-header episode this week, #403! First up is the return of Ed Jowett from Shades of Vengeance, who has a great Kickstarter going on right now for ERA: The Empowered Volume 1: An 84-Page Graphic Novel. It’s described this way: “As superhuman powers emerge across the world, three individuals have to contend with not only villains, but other types of problems… .” It’s always great to talk with Ed, and we delve into these books, how the audio versions of their stories are made, and what we can expect from them in the months ahead!
Then everything wraps up with the return of Joshua Williamson, who I had the chance to catch up with briefly during this year’s New York Comic Con. He fills us in on upcoming stories in DC’s The Flash as well as Batman Superman. He’s got a lot of great product coming our way soon, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! This is the first in a series of additional interviews I’ll be including since I’ve talked with great creators in several excellent conventions and want to make those discussions available in a timely manner! Don’t miss them!
It’s another great crowdfunding episode this week, #402! First up is Travis Horseman, who’s collecting his terrific series of graphic novels called Amiculus: A Secret History into a special edition, complete with a new story. We discuss how he brought this powerful story about the collapse of Western Rome to life, just who the main characters are in this historical tale, and what he has in mind for the future of the character as well as his work! Be sure to support his current Kickstarter project, going on now at this link, and he needs your help to bring this volume to life! For more information about this series, go to his website here. Please note that this project has been cancelled since this interview was recorded! Look for more coming from Travis in the near future!
Then everything wraps up with the return of Gilbert Deltrez, creator of several Indie comics I’ve really enjoyed, including Under the Flesh and Lair. He’s got a new series on Indiegogo called Galactic Rodents of Mayhem, which is described as “an off the rails, edge-of-your-seat, deep space sci-fi adventure, featuring your soon-to-be FUR-AVORITE capybara bounty hunters!” We talk about how he’s brought this tale to be as well as what we might expect from him in the months ahead. To support this project, go to Indiegogo at this link today!
It’s time for another great Kickstarter double-header in Episode 401! First up is the return of Russell Nohelty, who has a Kickstarter underway right now for a new issue of Ichabod Jones, a series focusing on a serial killer and his path to a very different status. We discuss this fascinating character and how popular he is with fans, then look into the new issue coming your way soon! It concluded on Thursday, October 3, at 9:08 p.m.!
Then everything wraps up with my interview with creator Joel Rodriguez from Dusk County Chronicles, a great Indie comic featuring short horror stories that go where fans like me would never expect them to go! We talk about how this series came to be as well as what we can expect from the creative team in this second issue and beyond! Look for his Kickstarter to debut tomorrow, Monday, September 30, so be sure to support it as soon as you can!
It’s a special episode, so it’s time for a great conversation! In Episode 400, I talk with David Pepose, the writer of Going to the Chapel and Spencer and Locke, two wonderful comics you can order through your local comics shop! During this discussion, we talk about the fourth chapter of Spencer & Locke 2, which blew me away, then move on to his latest hit series, Going to the Chapel, which is described this way: “Get ready to say yes to distress in GOING TO THE CHAPEL, an insanely action-packed romantic comedy from Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) and rising star artist Gavin Guidry (The Death Defying) at Action Lab: Danger Zone. Emily Anderson’s big day was the wedding from hell — and that was before the bank robbers showed up. What do a conflicted bride, her dysfunctional family, a gang of Elvis-themed crooks, and one relentless sheriff have in common? They’re all about to discover love is the ultimate hostage situation. Don’t miss the ultimate date-night comic — fans of Sex Criminals, Jessica Jones, and 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank will say ‘I do’ to GOING TO THE CHAPEL, available in comic shops and on digital devices September 2019!” We discuss how the book came to be, how fans are enjoying this take on the rom-com genre, and what else this up-and-coming comics creator has in store for us in the coming months! Check out Stacey Baugher’s review of the first issue of Going to the Chapel at this link! Don’t miss it!
In Episode 399, it’s the return of Gene Ha, an accomplished artist/writer/storyteller who continues doing an excellent job with both the writing and art on Mae from Lion Forge Comics. We talk about Volume #2, the collected edition of the second six issues which will be released in local comics shops on Wednesday, September 25! He discusses having two other writers—Mark Waid and Molly Jane Kremer—contributing tales to this series! To keep up with Gene, be sure to check out his website here! For more on Lion Forge, go to their website here! I highly recommend this superb title!
Episode 398 is a very special one as I interview high-power comics creators! Things kick off with the great team of creators on Cat & Mouse #2, a comics miniseries with a second Kickstarter launching this week, on Tuesday, September 10, one you should definitely support! I talk with writer Roland Mann, inker Barb Kaalberg, and artist Alex Gallimore, here’s the location on Kickstarter.com: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rolandmann/cat-and-mouse-2-the-second-of-a-four-issue-mini-series . Be sure to get this fun adventure comic!
Then everything wraps up with my interview with writer Brenton Lengel from Snow White Zombie Apocalypse, an upcoming Scout Comic you can order now at your local comics shop. We discuss how this fascinating one-shot came to be, how you can support the book and help Brenton and his team provide more of this excellent comic, and what else Brenton is up to! It’s described as “a story of deep woods and old magic mixed with a heavy dollop of blood, sex, kung fu and gender politics. Y’know, fairy tales as usual.” Tell your store to order it today so you can be sure to pick it up when it arrives in local comics shops on Wednesday, October 30, just in time for Halloween! For more, go to this link.
Episode 397 features the return of another great guest! Ed Jowett from Shades of Vengeance has The Bug War Volume One as a great Kickstarter project worthy of your support! It’s described this way: An unknown alien race kills the First Contact party, catapulting the space-faring Consortium civilisation to war. Can they win? Be sure to support this terrific project by going here on Kickstarter.com! This Kickstarter has already made its goal, so now is the perfect time to jump on board and make sure more great stories are coming soon, including this book!
The driving force behind successful Indie anthologies is back in Episode 396! Caleb Palmquist from A Small Favor is here to talk about his latest book, Modern Mythology: The Hero’s Journey, which you can support today at this Kickstarter link! He’s provided me with a preliminary copy, so we discuss several of the interesting and often surprising stories you’ll find in the anthology, and they’re from several of the best creators in the industry! Then, to wrap everything up, we talk about another recent Kickstarter of his, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! Don’t miss this fun conversation and be sure to support his latest endeavor!
Even though I didn’t make it to San Diego Comic Con this year, I got to interview Allen Ling from Genesis II, a great series I came across at a previous SDCC! This week in Episode 395, I talk with Allen about this forward-thinking comic that is years ahead of its time, with a gripping sci-fi story that pulled me in and wouldn’t let me go! This book has great characters, a compelling story, and a tremendous presence whenever their team visits a convention! It was great to chat with Allen about this and the other projects he’s working on, so don’t miss this excellent conversation! To find out more about Genesis II, go to genesisiicomics.com after listening to this podcast! You can also check out their YouTube channel by going here.
If you thought there was nothing new in superheroes, you haven’t read Kinetic! In Episode 394, I talk with Bill Coulombe, the main creative force behind this great Indie comic, who discusses how Kinetic came to be, how he assembled his team of creators for the comic, and what we might see from them in the near future! To find out more about Kinetic and how to purchase your copies of the first eight issues, go to ycomics.net after listening to this podcast!
Have you already picked up Red Winter #1, which just came out from Scout Comics this week? If not, hurry over to your local comics shop to get your copy! In Episode 393, I talk with writer Michael Gordon about this new miniseries, who the characters are, and just how compelling this comic is! We discuss his other series Transdimensional, which has a Kickstarter going on right now that you can support! Both books are terrific comics stories, so be sure to listen to this episode, then support Michael’s great projects from this up-and-coming comics star!