Welcome to 2019! In Episode 363, you’ll hear my terrific conversation with David F. Walker, a comics creator who has worked on Shaft, Luke Care, Nighthawk and Occupy Avengers, just to name a few! He’s now taken on The Life of Frederick Douglass from Ten Speed Press, a graphic novel due out on Amazon this Tuesday! We discuss the importance of Douglass’ influence today and during his life as well as how this gripping book came to be! Walker also talks about some of his upcoming projects, all of which are not to be missed! I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say as we kick off a brand new year!
Happy New Year! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! Get ready to support another terrific Indie comic—Man in the Mask by Mike W. Belcher! The first trade of this series is available to order through Mike’s website at this link, and he has more great character/action stories to come, as we discuss! You can follow him at his Facebook page here!
Ben Rankel is the creator of a fascinating graphic novel from Renegade Arts Entertainment called Frank, and I highly recommend you get it at this link. Ben is both the writer and artist of the book, so we discuss in Episode 359 how he brought Frank to life, who the characters are, what actual historical event this graphic novel is based on, and what we can expect from him in the future! It’s a great interview with a creator I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from soon, so don’t miss this interview!
It’s great to discover a high-power storyteller when you go to a comic convention, and one of the most recent “finds” for me has been Chris Charlton, scripter of many wonderful tales including Black of Heart, Binary Gray, The Dolls, and Open Tree, just to name a few! I enjoy variety, and his writing sparkles and surprises every time I read it. I met him in person at this year’s Cincinnati Comic Expo, and I picked up the hardcover version of Black of Heart, a book I very highly recommend! We discuss that book and his other works, all of which I enjoyed tremendously! To access his stories, go to his website at this link. Don’t miss this entertaining chat with an excellent comics creator I hope we hear much more from in the days ahead!
I enjoy variety, which is why I’m talking with Lynsey G. from Oneshi Press during Episode 355! She’s one of the driving forces behind that company, and she also writes two of the series’ in their Oneshi Press Quarterly Anthology series. Right now, she has a Kickstarter project going on for Tracy Queen Volume 1, which deserves your support! We discuss how they put the anthology book together as well as how Tracy Queen came into existence, among other things! For more on Oneshi Press, go to their website here. Don’t miss this fun chat with a rising star in Indie comics!
Time for a great crime noir comic, and that’s Dead Rabbit from Image Comics! During Episode 354, I talk with artist John McCrea from this gripping book, including his role in bringing series to life. Working with Gerry Duggan, he breathes life into a criminal who has completed a big heist, then vanished, only to reappear again! Why? That’s part of the mystery, so this series is highly recommended! We talk about how the book comes together and what the future holds for this great comic!
I was really discouraged when Toys R Us went bankrupt not long ago. Yes, I did enjoy buying toys and figures and such there for years, but what really hit me was that comics like those from Alterna were reaching customers there.
Now, that was over.
I’ve recently been reading from several sources about another company, GameStop, and their experiment with selling DC and Marvel comics in a limited number of their stores.
All I can say is, go, GameStop, go! Continue reading
It’s the return of Johnathan Lewis this week in Episode 353, and it’s always great to chat with him about the projects he’s working on! We start out discussing Kazuki and the Death Stalkers, a Kickstarter project that has met its goal as of this posting, but has excellent stretch goals for you to get involved with before it concludes on Sunday, November 4, at 10:06 p.m. “You don’t always know when the end is coming, but she does, thanks to them.” Then we discuss Lobo: Dauntless, a great book Johnathan has been working with other creators on. It’s a great action-oriented tale I really enjoyed reading! To access this and other creations Johnathan has brought to life, go to this link today!
This week in Episode 352, I talk with Andrew Rowland, the creator of a great series called Melchizedek: Origins, the beginning of that franchise. Andrew’s taking on an interesting challenge by mixing comics with Christian spirituality, which I really enjoyed. Usually comics deal with devils and demons and such, so it’s nice to see a different side of spiritual life on display. I met him and discovered his comic at this year’s Cincinnati Comic Expo, and we talk about what cons he’ll attend in the future as well as what’s coming next from this rising comics creator. To keep up with Andrew or to buy any of his books, go to his Facebook page or his xp-comics website! Don’t miss it!
This year’s New York Comic-Con was a little different from recent NYCC’s! Since DC Comics only had a few great talented folks the press could chat with, that meant I didn’t get the chance to speak with them! Instead, I took the opportunity to interview other creators at the con. First up was George Mann from the excellent Titan Comics mystery book Newbury and Hobbes, which recently released their second issue! Then came Omar Mirza from the great Indie book Zindan, a great comic that was diverse as well as professionally done! Then everything wrapped up with my discussion with Joseph Illidge, executive editor at Valiant Entertainment, as he talks about the exciting upcoming plans for this high-power comics company! Don’t miss a single minute of these great interviews!
Episode 350 is a special one, and it features my recent interview with high-power comics creator Robert Venditti, who discusses his current run on Hawkman from DC. He’s one of my favorite writers, and he’s working on one of my all-time favorite characters, so it’s a fun discussion! We talk about the various new elements he’s added to this classic character as well as what we can expect from him in the near future! You can keep up with Robert at his website at this link!
Next week, we begin the next 350 episodes, and more!
It’s the return of creator/writer Alexander Banchitta from Fright Comics in Episode 349! This week, you’ll hear my fun interview with him as he talks about his comics series’ Captives and Champions of Earths, then discusses new projects, including the one-shot Hard Tales: 3 Pigs in a Blanket and a new take on the Headless Horseman that I’m sure you’ll enjoy! You should always expect the unexpected from Alex and his artists since they’re masters at throwing curve balls when it comes to fast-paced scripts and believable characters! To buy many of these books, go to his shop on the Fright Comics website! You’ll be glad you did!
This week, I welcome back to the podcast comics creator Gilbert Deltrez from the great Indie comic Under the Flesh. In this episode, #348, we talk about his latest Kickstarter project, which brings the series back from the dead, as it were! We talk about Gil’s interest in the undead, how he brought the creative team together for this revived comic, and what he has in store for us in the near future! Be sure to go to Kickstarter.com and support this worthy project! To keep up with Gil and what he’s working on, follow him on Facebook or go to his comic’s website!
In Episode 346, we get ready for the upcoming Halloween season as I talk with Alethea Van Holland and Jaxson Joubert, the creators of a wonderful Indie comic called Bad Luck! This fun supernatural tale is perfect for the holiday with witches, incubuses and demons, among other things! We follow the adventures of Ava, a witch who has summoned a familiar who isn’t necessarily happy to serve in that role for her! We discuss how the book has come to be, how they create each issue, and just who these fascinating characters are! To access Bad Luck online, you can go to this link! Don’t miss what these up-and-coming comics creators have to say!
Time for another double-header episode this week! First up is Mark London, a high-power comics creator from Mad Cave Studios. He’s one of the driving forces behind three of that company’s comics, including Battlecats, the upcoming Knights of the Golden Sun, and Midnight Task Force, a sci-fi cyberpunk book that’s a particular favorite of mine! We talk about these passion projects, what Midnight Task Force is about as well as what the future might hold for that series, and what the company is doing to attract quality new comics creators!
Then everything concludes with the return of Frank Martin from Modern Testament. When we recorded this interview, he was fully involved in a Kickstarter campaign for the collected edition. Since this chat took place, the campaign very recently concluded successfully, so what he has to say is still relevant and important for fans of the industry. Since the campaign has ended, you will soon be able to order this volume at this link: https://www.frankthewriter.com/modern-testament.