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 TheBug 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!
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!
Bob Salley is back, and he’s talking making comics, working with other creators, Indie books, Kickstarter, and many other facets of the industry! In Episode 392, Bob and I discuss many things about comics, including his projects like Ogre and its follow-up Ogres, Broken Gargoyles, Salvagers, Jasper’s Starlight Tavern, Shelter Division and other things he has coming our way soon, some from Source Point Press and others from Kickstarter! We also talk about the benefits of conventions, among other things! Don’t miss this terrific interview with a high-power comics creator!
One of the very best writer/artists in comics today is back for Episode 390! Phillip Sevy, the creator of Paradox as well as the artist on The Freeze and The House, has a new five-part miniseries coming out from Dark Horse in September called Triage. Phillip wears many of the hats in this engaging and thoughtful book, which we talk about, as well as the wonderful creative choices he made when putting Triage together. To keep up with his future projects coming our way, you can follow him here on Facebook, here on Twitter, and here on Instagram! Don’t miss this fun conversation with a high-octane comics creator! Be sure to tell your local comics shop you want Triage added to your pull list!
In Episode 384, I talk with Ron Randall from Trekker: Battlefields, which you can support by going to this link: trekkerkickstarter.com. It’s the latest in the terrific series of graphic novels and other stories about Mercy St. Clair, a Trekker (bounty hunter) who’s a strong character as well as a great female lead! Ron and I talk about the origins of these comics as well as Molly, Mercy’s significant other, and what you can get in this latest Kickstarter project so very worthy of your support! For more, go to this link!
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 ComicsPodcast! 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.
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!