This week the guys sit down with a stray creator they picked up off the internet. J.D. Oliva is the independent comic creator of Deluge and Shunned and he tells the guys all about his new project Red Sunrise. So sit back and enjoy then go support his kickstarter!
This week Troy Brownfield and Steve Ekstrom return to the podcast to discuss Terminal. Terminal is a pulp anthology comic book with a little bit of something for every fan. Bringing together some of the best independent writers and artists working in the industry today. It’s also the start of something big… Imminet Press! We hope you enjoy and please support their Kickstarter.
If you’re looking for a great comic to support, I have an excellent suggestion – The Locksmith! This week, in Episode 273, I talk with creator Terrance Grace about the third issue of this engaging miniseries, and we discuss the Kickstarter supporting this project, which is now underway. We delve into how this comic came to be, how Terrance developed the characters and brought together the creative team working on The Locksmith, and what we might see from them in the future! I highly recommend you go to this link and support this Indie book! While his goal has already been met, he has some stretch goals that you will enjoy receiving, so don’t miss out on backing this superb comics project! To follow Terrance and keep up with what he’s working on, go to his website!
Since we often don’t see the people who make the comics we read, we may not realize just how many African-American comics creators there are. Craig Rippon is gathering their thoughts and opinions in a documentary film called Black Ink. This week, Tim gets the scoop from Craig on who has been interviewed so far and the plan going forward, the pros and cons of publishing a “multicultural” line of comics, the state of black heroes at Marvel, his motivation to keep going on the film, and more.
Monsters are something many of us truly love and, during this week’s Episode 268, Russell Nohelty from Wannabe Press is back, giving us the scoop on his Kickstarter now underway for his hardcover, 244-page anthology called Monsters and Other Scary Shit. We delve into how this excellent book came to be, and we explore several of the stories you’ll enjoy as you read it! For more on this high-power creation, go to this link. Russell gives us a lot more info about this project during our discussion, so be sure to listen what he has to say!
Time to head up to Canada to talk with Scott Sawyer about his excellent Canadian superhero comic NORTH! In Episode 267, we discuss how the book came to be, who the characters are in the series, and what we can expect from him in the future! Don’t miss this opportunity to check out a new superhero universe!
Every once in a while, I record an interview I wish everyone could listen to! My talk with Kwanza Osajyefo this week in Episode 266 is just such a podcast! The creator of the gripping comic series Black, published by Black Mask Studios, talks with me about diversity in the comics industry, how the book came to be, how he developed the fascinating concept for this title, and what he has in store for us in the months ahead! For more on Black, go to this link or head to their website here. To keep up with Kwanza, you can follow him on Twitter. This one is not to be missed!
I love diversity in comics! In Episode #264 this week, I talk with Roye Okupe from Youneek Studios who has created E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, currently available in a high-power pair of graphic novels set in a future Nigeria, Roye’s home country. We discuss what’s going on in the Youneek Universe, including a potential animated film about E.X.O. as well as more characters and graphic novels we can enjoy, all taking place with more diverse characters and stories! To keep up with Roye’s exploding career, you can go to the Youneek Studios website, their Facebook page and keeping up with them on Twitter. Don’t miss my chat with this creator, who’s on the forefront of moving comics into the future!
This week Dave sits down with Troy Brownfield and Steve Ekstrom and together they discuss their new project The Terminal. Terminal, a new 192-page comic book anthology, is exactly that. The beginning of a new storytelling initiative. The beginning of a few careers. The start of something big… Imminet Press! We hope you enjoy and please support their Kickstarter.
It’s another double-header week, as Episode 251 features the return of two great writers as they update us on their latest projects! First up in Tyler Chin-Tanner, who has a Kickstarter project going on now for his new anthology Loved & Lost. It’s described this way: “Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you get burned. Nine stories about imperfect romance.” We talk about how he came to write these tales and what else he has coming in the future. You can keep up with him at his website at this link!
Then everything wraps up with Michael Jan Friedman, noted author or comics, novels and other great things! He discusses his upcoming Empty Space comic, which will be available digitally in December. We discuss the main characters, what brought him back to comics, and what else he’s working on. Be sure to check out his website at this link!
This week, I talk with Travis Horseman, who’s brought together a terrific series of graphic novels called Amiculus: A Secret History. We discuss how he brought this powerful story about the collapse of Western Rome to life, just who the characters are in this historical tale, and what he has in mind for the future of the character as well as his work! First up, though, is his current Kickstarter project that you can support! It’s going on now at this link, and he needs your help to bring the concluding volume to life! For more information about this series, go to his website here. These books come highly recommended by yours truly, so don’t miss this engaging conversation and the books that bring to life an important part of history, and does it in a gripping way!
I met Caleb Thusat at Wizard World Chicago recently, and I loved his Alter-Life #1 Indie comic! That’s why we’re talking during this week’s episode, #245! We discuss his very recent Kickstarter for ZEDas well as Alter-Life‘s fascinating sci-fi concept that really moved me! It also got me and friends into a variety of discussions about what’s happening in it! For more about Alter-Life or ZED, be sure to go to this link for the first one, or this one for the second. Don’t miss what this new and rising talent in Indie comics has to say!