This week is a special one for me as I interview Johnathan Lewis from Penumbra, a comic from Shades of Vengeance! He’s the first fan of the podcast (that I know of) who I’ve interviewed, so I consider it a significant milestone! We discuss his just-concluded and successful Kickstarter as well as exploring Penumbra in depth, including the heroine herself and her supporting cast, how the comic came to be, and what we might expect from the Mistress of Shadows in the future! To access Penumbra, go to this link! Don’t miss this fun interview with a successful comics creator!
Thanksgiving weekend happened here in the U.S. recently, and one of the things I’m thankful for is the chance to catch up with Indie comics creator Bob Salley! During Episode 305, he updates us on many of his projects, including the second miniseries in that successful sci-fi title Salvagers, Jasper’s Starlight Tavern, Shelter Division coming out from Source Point Press, and other great comics and projects he’s working on. We also discuss the benefits of conventions, among other things! Don’t miss this terrific interview with a high-power Indie comics creator!
\This week in Episode 304, I feature a great chat I recently had with comics creator Zach Davis, who is bringing out a new Crimson Rider comic. Zach shared several pages from the premiere issue, and I really liked this excellent “crime western” comic. You’ll hear us discuss the fascinating origin to this concept, which really intrigued me, as well as how he brought the team together to work on this series, what we can expect from Crimson Rider in the near future, and how the concept’s past may influence its future! To learn more about Zach and this comic, be sure to go to his website and click on this link. It’s another fun conversation about comics and creating them, so don’t miss it!
There are some comics creators who are just a joy to talk with, and this week in Episode 303, you’ll hear my fun interview with creator/writer Alexander Banchitta from Fright Comics as he talks about his comics series’ Captives and Champions of Earths. You should always expect the unexpected from Alex since he’s a master at throwing curve balls when it comes to his fast-paced scripts and believable characters! He updates us on both of these comics as well as other projects coming our way in the near future! To buy these books, go to his shop on the Fright Comics website! You’ll be glad you did!
Caleb Thusat is a favorite here at this podcast, and he’s back for Episode #302 to talk about his Alter-Life #4 Indie comic! He’s concluding another successful Kickstarter project, this one in support of this latest issue! Right now, go to this link to find out more and to participate! For more about Alter-Life or his other series ZED, be sure to click on this link. You won’t want to miss what this new and rising talent in Indie comics has to say and has coming for us soon!
This week in Episode 301, you’ll hear my great interview with comics editor/scripter Sebastian Girner as he talks about his new Image comic Scales and Scoundrels. You may remember Mr. Girner from his other successful comic, Shirtless Bear Fighter, which we also discuss briefly. However, the focus in on his new title with accomplished artist Galaad, so we get into how the series has come to be, who the characters are, and what we can expect from Sebastian in the future! It’s another great chat, so be sure not to miss it!
So you think nothing more can be done with superheroes? Well, Indie comics creator Jon Santana is here during episode 299 to change your mind on that one! Jon’s writing shines in his creations Jaded, Wordsmith, Everhounds and Bejaded, a webcomic based loosely on Jaded. We talk about his realistic take on superheroes in Jaded, and some of what we can expect as this high-octane miniseries concludes with the final two of six issues. You’ll also want to learn about the other projects he has coming, so don’t miss it! To access these books, be sure to go to Jon’s website at this link or check out Drive Thru Comics or at this link at comixology! Jon can write everything from serious drama to comedy, so you’ll enjoy what he has to say! Next time, landmark episode 300!
Looking for another great comic you can get through Kickstarter.com? Episode #298 highlights just such a book in New and Improved, so I talk with creators Tara Flynn and Anthony Spay. I met them during the recent Baltimore Comic-Con, and they sent me preview pages of this terrific miniseries! During our interview, we talked about how they brought this comic together as well as what we can expect from them in the near future as well! To find out more about this project, be sure to go to this link after listening to this episode so you can be in on the ground floor with this excellent title!
Episode #297 features the return of scripter Jeff Parker, who I had the privilege of interviewing during the recent Baltimore Comic-Con! We talked about his work on the excellent Future Quest comic for DC, and how much he enjoys writing the various classic Saturday morning characters including the Herculoids, Space Ghost, Birdman, Mightor and Jonny Quest. He talks his favorites as well as what we might expect from this title in the near future. Since I’ve talked with Jeff before, I thought I’d include that interview in this episode as well. At that time, Jeff was working on Aquaman and Batman ’66 for DC Comics, and he talked about how he landed those gigs, among other things. I also chatted with him about his other work, including Underground, a fascinating trade paperback! Don’t miss this Jeff Parker spectacular!
Looking for a great all-ages adventure comic? Well, in Episode #296, you’ll discover just such a book! This week, I chat with Richard Rivera and Alex Lobato, both from Florida and two of the creators behind Shadow Play, an excellent comic that focuses on Bard and Joy, two ninth graders who embark on a mission in the Shadow Realm to save a life! Full disclosure – I have worked with these guys behind the scenes, so I may be a bit biased, but I think you’ll find their new project worthy of your support! For more about their recent successful Kickstarter, go to this link at Kickstarter.com! To learn about Richard Rivera’s other projects, go to stabbitybunny.com or find him on Facebook. To keep up with Alex Lobato, check out his Facebook page!
Episode #295 features Matthew Erman, a co-creator of a fascinating new book from Scout Comics called Long Lost! We discuss what the series is about, who works with him on the comic, what we can expect from the book and how he and his co-creator work together to make Long Lost happen! Now is the time to contact your local comics shop and tell them you want this terrific series, and be sure to tell them to order code: SEP171868! Orders for November must be placed soon, so don’t delay! Call as soon as you’ve listened to this fun interview with Matt! Also, be sure to keep up with Long Lost at their Facebook page!
This week’s episode #294 features the return of David Miller, who discusses his newest comic limited series The Frankenstein Zombie, among other things! His Indiegogo for this series ends in the next couple of days, so this is the perfect time to jump on board! David talks about the original classic story being his inspiration for the book as well as the various supporting characters in the series as well as what it took to bring this together! For more about The Frankenstein Zombie, go to this link! Time is limited, so once you’ve listened to this interview, be sure to head to the Indiegogo link above to support this great comic!
Once again, it’s a double-header episode again this week, as #293 focuses on two great comics creators! First up is Rich Tomasso, THE creator behind Spy Seal, a fanciful yet realistic spy story that follows the adventures of a seal character who becomes a spy! We discuss how he’s bringing this imaginative title to life with Image Comics, who the characters are in this spy franchise, and what we can expect from him in Spy Seal in the future! For more on this graphic novel series and about Rich, go to this website.
Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! His Kickstarter for the Geek-Girl collected edition has successfully concludedt! Sam also discusses what’s in the future for this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!
In Episode 291 this week, you’ll enjoy listening to my fun interview with Jay Faerber, creator of such great comics as Venture, Dynamo 5, Near Death and Anti-Hero. We talk about his new comic Elsewhere, which focuses on a famous historical character and takes her on a new adventure. We also discuss the CBS show Zoo, which he’s writing for, as well as get updates on other projects he’s working on. For more about Elsewhere, be sure to go to this link. To keep up with Jay’s projects, you can go to his website or follow him on Twitter.
It’s like Halloween in July! In Episode 290 this week, I talk with Troy Vevasis about his fun/horror comic Mr. Crypt, coming soon from Alterna… in newsprint, no less! We talk about how he brought this series to life, and the other projects he’s made happen as well! For more about Mr. Crypt or his other works, be sure to go to this link. You can get this series at the location on comixology. He’s got a lot of good things to say, so don’t miss his comics or this interview!