Wayne’s Comics Podcast #461: Interviews with Todd Black, Frank Gogol, and Travis Gibb

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It’s another busy week, so Episode 461 has three great guests you’ll enjoy listening to—Todd Black, Frank Gogol, and Travis Gibb!

First up is Todd Black from Tokyo Blade Detectives, and he has a Kickstarter going on now for the fourth issue in this series! It’s described this way: “Miko and Michio have to come to terms with the realization of a gun in Tokyo, and seek solace in their own ways.This project will conclude at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, December 7, so be sure to support them as soon as you can!

Next is a brief reminder from Frank Gogol, who talks about his excellent Source Point Press comic Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job that you can preorder now! Don’t miss what he has to say!

Then everything wraps up with the return of Travis Gibb, who always has powerful stories to tell! He has a Kickstarter going on right now for Cthulhu Invades Oz that is described as “Lovecraft meets Oz in this amazing anthology packed with SUPERSTAR CREATORS from SOURCE POINT, MAD CAVE, ACTION LABS, and more!” Be sure to get to this link so you can support this excellent comic before the project ends on Tuesday, November 24, at 11:30 p.m. ET—don’t delay!

You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Todd Black, Tokyo Blade Detectives                                  1:48
  2. Frank Gogol, Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job            48:39
  3. Travis Gibb, Cthulhu Invades Oz                                     50:19

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #460: Interviews with Randy Santel and Todd Kelley, Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore, and Michael Heitkemper

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This week in Episode 460, you’ll enjoy three fun and fascinating interviews—Professional Eater Randy Santel & Todd Kelley, Ahoy Comics’ Tom Peyer & Stuart Moore, and Acts of Contrition’s Michael Heitkemper!  

First up is Randy Santel, a professional eater who has famous YouTube Channel videos and now is featured in the Atlas Rising comics created with Todd Kelley! We talk about his many eating challenges and how he became the lead character in the comic, among other things!

Next is Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore from Ahoy Comics! We explore two series from each creator, including Penultiman and The Wrong Earth/Dragonfly & Dragonflyman from Tom as well as Stuart’s Captain Ginger and Bronze Age Boogie! I highly recommend you get these titles and the rest of the company’s offerings!

Then everything wraps up with Michael Heitkemper from Acts of Contrition, Vol 3: The Book of Stephen, who has a Kickstarter project going on right now in support of this excellent comic! Don’t forget your Cipher Wheel and be sure to support this project before it concludes on Tuesday, December 1, at 8:37 p.m.! Highly recommended!

Here’s the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast:

  1. Randy Santel & Todd Kelley, Atlas Rising                          1:45
  2. Tom Peyer & Stuart Moore, Ahoy Comics                       35:57
  3. Michael Heitkemper, Acts of Contrition, Vol 3              1:27:35

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #459: Interviews with Ted Sikora, Jonathan Thompson, and Matt Schorr

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In Episode 459, three great comics creators are back to talk about their current Kickstarter projects—Ted Sikora, Jonathan Thompson, and Matt Schorr!

First up is Ted Sikora from Apama The Undiscovered Animal and Tap Dance Killer now has Punchline and the Vaude-Villains: Issue #1 coming our way! Here’s how he describes it: “A heavyweight boxer turned super-powered, clown-assassin steps into the ring to fight for his very soul!” Once this episode is concluded, be sure to support him at this link! This project will conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 12!

Next is Jonathan Thompson of Tales from the Dead Astronaut fame! He has a Kickstarter happening now for Burn Residue, a fascinating comic described as “a crime story about the cost of revenge on the human soul….” You can support this great project by going to this link by Saturday, November 28, at 12:00 a.m. ET!

Then everything wraps up with Matt Schorr from Moby Dick: Back from the Deep. Matt and I discuss the Kickstarter he’s running right now for Monster Hunter for Hire, and it is described as “A horror anthology comic where each tale has a dark and amusing twist!” Be sure to get to this link so you can support this excellent comic before the project concludes on Friday, December 4, at 1:43 p.m. ET!  

Here’s the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast:

  1. Ted Sikora, Punchline and the Vaude-Villains                    2:09
  2. Jonathan Thompson, Burn Residue                                 42:43
  3. Matt Schorr, Monster Hunter for Hire                           1:08:22

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #458: Interviews with Ed Jowett, Jason Cook, and Caleb Palmquist

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It’s another busy Kickstarter week, so Episode 458 has three great interviews with comics creators you’ll enjoy listening to! First up is Ed Jowett from Shades of Vengeance, and he has a Kickstarter going on now for Violete: Backlash! It’s described this way: “Being a lone hero sounds fine at first, but with a bounty hunter on your tail, sometimes you need help! Violete’s adventure continues!This project will conclude at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 14, so be sure to support them as soon as you can!

Next is Jason Cook, who has a Kickstarter for Blake Undying, a fascinating comic described this way: “Suicide is the Worst Way to Find Out You’re a Superhero.” You can support this great project by going to this link by Friday, November 20, at 12:59 a.m. ET. Jason asks that you share this project with your friends and on social media once you’ve backed it!

Then everything wraps up with the return of Caleb Palmquist, a guest I always enjoy talking with! He has a Kickstarter going on right now for Unicorn: Vampire Hunter that is described as “a whimsical fantasy adventure comic about a unicorn who hunts vampires…. with his horn, duh.” Be sure to get to this link so you can support this excellent comic before the project concludes on Thursday, November 19, at 2 p.m. ET.

You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Ed Jowett, Violete: Backlash                                             1:57
  2. Jason Cook, Blake Undying                                            52:51
  3. Caleb Palmquist, Unicorn: Vampire Hunter                  1:46:39

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #457: Interviews with Mike Baron and Nandor Shaffer

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You’ll enjoy two more great crowdfunding interviews in Episode 457 this week! First up is the return of Mike Baron from Nexus, The Badger, The Flash and Punisher. He has a Kickstarter going on right now for Florida Man, which is described this way: “Legendary comics creator Mike Baron delivers a riotously funny, heart-felt, and ultimately uplifting story with his latest comic book project, Florida Man!” You can support this by going to this link. We talk about how this book came to be, just who “Florida Man” is, and what else Mike is up to right now. If you happen to miss this Kickstarter, you can still order this book at this link on Indiegogo!

Then everything wraps up with Nandor Shaffer from Seasons, his powerful Indie comic series being supported by this Kickstarter! It’s described this way: “Waking from a prolonged coma after the shocking revelations of SEASONS Vol. 1: Spring, Fletcher Hart Iiams finds himself lost and searching for answers. Along the way, he encounters allies and adversaries that embody the forces of nature, harnessing unbelievable abilities–abilities not unlike ones he’s manifested himself. Will Fletcher uncover the mysterious origin of his powers and why he’s caught in these extraordinary string of events, or will he remain directionless on his path to a meaningful existence? Continue the engrossing indie comics spectacle with the next installment in the graphic novel series, SEASONS!” We discuss how this series came to be, who the various characters are, and what we can look forward to in this book and the final two volumes that will wrap up this fascinating story. Highly recommended!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #456: Interviews with Ron Randall and Brian Joines

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Two more great interviews are here this week in Episode 456! First up is the return of Ron Randall from Trekker: Hunter’s Moon, 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 how he puts together these high-octane books, what we can expect from Mercy and Molly in this story and the future, and what you can get in this latest Kickstarter project so very worthy of your support! For more, go to this link!

Then everything wraps up with the return of Brian Joines from Backtrack, his terrific new series from Oni Press. Here’s how it is described: “If you had a chance to fix a mistake from your past, would you take it? Alyson Levy would. Guilt weighs heavy on former criminal ‘wheelman,’ Alyson, who led an illicit life that left her shattered into pieces that would never fit together the right way again. That’s when she started hearing about it…a massive cross-country car race that grants the winner a chance to correct a single mistake in their life.” We discuss how this series came to be, who the various characters are, and what we can look forward to as the first 10 issues wrap up this engaging story. The first trade is coming soon, so be sure to let your local comics shop know you want it! Highly recommended!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #455: Interviews with Frank Gogol and Frank Martin

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This week in Episode 455, we have two great “Frank” interviews! First up, it’s the return of creator Frank Gogol from Grief, No Heroine, and Dead End Kids, all from Source Point Press. Frank has a new comic coming soon called Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job, which can be described this way: “Seven years after the deadly events of September 11th, three teens struggle with the long-term fallout of that tragic day. But these former friends are brought back together when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a local drug dealer who’s out for blood. Can they put their personal traumas aside long enough to work together and survive? No Heroine’s Frank Gogol reteams with Nenad Cviticanin for an all-new entry in the Dead End Kids saga.” We’re talking a little before when this book hits the November Diamond Previews, so be sure to let your local comics shop know you want it when it becomes available. Frank is a fast-rising star in comics, so be sure to check out his website as well as his social media entries, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Then everything wraps up when I interview Frank Martin, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, about his new horror comic book, The Macabre Motel, which is available now for support here on Kickstarter! Here’s how the book is described: A Twilight Zone-esque episode about a trip to see a girlfriend, a detour to a motel, and the weird guests that refuse to let you leave.” He’s well on its way to meeting his goal, so expect great stretch goals to happen soon! This Kickstarter will conclude on Wednesday, October 28, at 11:59 p.m. EST, so be sure to back it as soon as you finish listening to this podcast!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #454: Interviews with Jay Magnum, Travis Horseman, and Nathan Lueth

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There’s a lot going on this week, so Episode 454 has three great interviews with comics creators you will enjoy listening to! First up is Jay Magnum from the great Astral series of OGNs, and he has a Kickstarter going on now for the third book, Astral Alliance! It’s described this way: “It’s the highly-anticipated THIRDbook in the critically-acclaimed “Astral” series of graphic novels– containing 128 beautiful full-color pages of epic sci-fi, action-adventure awesomeness–which explores the question: What if the only way to save the world would cost the life of someone you loved?” This project will conclude on midnight on Saturday, October 17, so be sure to support them as soon as you can!

Next is the return of Travis Horseman, who has terrific news for fans of his Amiculus series of books about the demise of Rome! You can now buy the collected edition on Amazon.com at this link! Here’s more about this book: “The entire Amiculus Trilogy is now in one volume. In A.D. 476, Rome fell. Did Rome fall… or was it pushed?”

Then everything wraps up with the return of Nathan Lueth, another favorite around here! He has a Kickstarter beginning on October 10 for the second hardcover volume for the excellent Impure Blood series. Here’s how it’s described: “The steam-fantasy epic continues in this, a high-quality hardcover graphic novel about loss, revenge, and conflicting loyalties.” For more, go to his Facebook page here! Mark your calendar so you can support the Kickstarter for the next volume of this wonderful series coming in hardcover!  

You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Jay Magnum, Astral Alliance                                             1:51
  2. Travis Horseman, Amiculus                                            55:49
  3. Nathan Lueth, Impure Blood                                           57:31

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #453: Interviews with Nyasha Mugavazi, John Hervey and Rod Luper

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Kugali Media, Black Tiger, Nani, Mina, Lamin, Laye, Kore, Samma, Nigeria, Ziki Nelson, Jasonas Lamy, John Hervey, Rod Luper, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Los Santos, Jennifer Fong, Pacific Fong, Alina

In Episode 453, it’s another great crowdfunding doubleheader! Everything begins with Nyasha Mugavazi, an editor with Kugali Media, and she fills us in on Nani Volume 2, a great book described this way: “An epic fantasy comic about two sisters who find themselves transported to a magical world inspired by African myths and legends.” Nyasha talks about sisters Mina and Lamin as well as Laye and Kore, all characters created by Ziki Nelson and Jasonas Lamy. To support this great story, be sure to go to this link on Kickstarter after listening to this episode and pledge your help to make sure this engaging tale reaches readers around the world!   

Then everything wraps up with my fun conversation with writer John Hervey and artist Rod Luper from Black Tiger: Legacy of Fury that you can learn more about here at Beyond Time Comics! They have an Indiegogo project for this graphic novel that you can support by going to this link!  Here’s how this book is described: “Brother battles sister w fate of their city and family legacy at stake in 172 pages of comic book glory!” We discuss just who Black Tiger is, how that person’s legacy is important to the main characters of this book, and what great stories we can expect from these creators in the future.  

Be sure to head to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to support both of these worthy projects as soon as you finish listening to this podcast!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #452: Interview with Ed Jowett

The comics industry continues to grow and change, and one of the companies helping us move into the future of storytelling is Shades of Vengeance! This week in Episode 452, Ed Jowett is back, and he has a great Kickstarter going on right now for A Titan’s Rise – A Cyberpunk Narrative Podcast. It’s described this way: “The dark story of growing up while fighting the pressures from corporations that control the universe and your own nature..” It’s always great fun to talk with Ed, and we delve into their comics, other related books, how the audio versions of their stories are made, how all these tie together into a cohesive universe, and what we can expect from them in the months ahead!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #451: Interviews with Jonathan Hedrick and Greg Anderson-Elysee

In Episode 451, it’s another great Kickstarter doubleheader! Everything kicks off with the return of Jonathan Hedrick from Freakshow Princess and Capable! Jonathan has a Kickstarter happening right now to support Freakshow Knight, a one-shot described this way: “A former convict finds himself a defender of those living among the undead.” We talk about how this compares to his previous Freakshow comic as well as what he has in mind for further Freakshow offerings. We also look ahead to what else Jonathan has coming our way!

Then everything wraps up with my fun conversation with Greg Anderson-Elysee from Is’nana The Were-Spider! Greg has a Kickstarter happening right now to support his latest book Is’nana the WereSpider: Showtime, and here’s how this book is described: “Is’nana the Were-Spider finds himself squared up against his next challenge: breakdancing in the streets of New York City!” We discuss just who Is’nana is as well as the various characters he’s met in this successful franchise that goes where no other comic I’ve ever read has gone before! Greg also talks about what he has coming for Is’nana in the future, so you won’t want to miss what he has to say!

Be sure to head to Kickstarter and support both of these worthy projects as soon as you finish listening to this podcast!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #450: Interviews with Ben Slabak and Rodney Fyke

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, HdE, Rodney Fyke, Roadkill Rampage, Kickstarter, Ace, Tess, raccoon, horror, Hazzum, Nia, Tr’u, Ken, Brazil, Exilium, Latin, science fiction, sci-fi, Earth,

Time for another great Kickstarter doubleheader this week in special Episode 450! It all starts with Ben Slabak from Exilium, who has a Kickstarter underway to support the first issue of season 2 of this excellent science-fiction series! The issue is described this way: “The second series continues right where we left off in season one and is sure to be another wild ride as the trio of Nia, Tr’u, and Ken are called upon in aid of the very foe they had spent most of their lives fighting against. ” We discuss the series, what Ben has in mind for the characters and this universe, and what we can expect in the upcoming season! Be sure to support this terrific project after you listen to this episode!

Then everything wraps up with my great chat with Rodney Fyke from Roadkill Rampage! His Kickstarter for the debut issue of this series recently completed successfully, so we look back at how it went and also delve into the book, its characters, and even the animals involved!  His series is described like this: “Roadkill Rampage is a mature horror story following the journey of Ace and Tess, a young couple taking a drive out to the country. Ace being the quintessential bad boy likes fast cars and hot chicks. His classic car and Tess meet both those qualifications. Unfortunately for Tess, Ace has a dark side that she is unaware of. Will they make it out alive?” You can purchase the first issue in this series by going to his website at this address.

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #449: Mike Maihack

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This week in Episode 449, I have a fun interview with creator Mike Maihack from Cleopatra in Space, a wonderful Indie series of graphic novels that recently released the sixth and concluding book called “Queen of the Nile!” It’s described this way: “The time has come for Cleo to fulfill the ancient prophecy that declares her a savior and a hero, a prophecy she still struggles to accept. Cleo is joined by both old and new friends as they fight to defend the galaxy she’s come to call home against the evil Xaius Octavian. The Queen of the Nile must summon the strength to face down her enemy one last time, and keep her friends — and herself — alive. Now a TV series on NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock!” Mike and I discuss how this series came to be, how the various characters were made, and what it’s like to have an animated series debut based on your own concepts! We also discuss what we might be seeing from Mike in the near future, so don’t miss this discussion with a creator I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about in the coming months. You can buy Mike’s books at this link on Amazon and you can see the animated show on the Peacock streaming service here.

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #448: David Pepose

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It’s a great week here at the podcast, so it’s time for a great conversation! In Episode 448, it’s the return of 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 his very first Kicksarter, and it’s for The O.Z. #1, which you can support at this link! Here’s the book’s description: “Haunted by her past, a disillusioned Iraq war veteran must survive the war-torn land of Oz.” Of course, the O.Z. stands for the “occupied zone,” which is something we talk about. David and I discuss his take on these familiar characters and some of what he has in store for them. He’s taken Kickstarter by storm as well, having passed 500% of his original goal recently (and he’s got three weeks more to go, too). We delve into how long he’s been working on this project, who the art team he’s assembled is, and what else he’s working on! David is one of those great up-and-coming comics creators you should keep up with, so don’t miss this fun conversation!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #447: Interview with Matt Knowles and Steph Cannon

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Are you ready for a great Kickstarter? In Episode 447, it’s the return of Insymmetry Creations’ Matt Knowles and Steph Cannon, who have a Kickstarter that has now concluded! It’s for “Tales from Nocturnia #1-3 + Complete Legendary Saga Book!” and you were able to support them at this link! We discuss the concluding book in this miniseries trilogy, which is described this way: “The Sinisterians revel in their destruction of Nocturnia, but did they make a grave mistake by leaving Benonoch the Executioner alive?” We talk about this fascinating story and what clues they can give us about how it will wrap up, how successful this Kickstarter has been, and what kinds of things we can look forward to from them in the months ahead! This creative duo always gives great conversation, so don’t miss it!