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!
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!
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.
For the first time ever, in Episode 344 it’s a mystery double-header! First up is Bernie Gonzalez, the creator of Alterna’s new series Midnight Mystery, which you can still order at your local comics shop and is scheduled to arrive on October 31, Halloween! We discuss how Bernie brought the ground-level supernatural book into being, Bernie’s interest in mysteries, and how you can get this book! For more on the series, order it at your local shop (Tell them you want AUG181488 and every following issue added to your subscription!) or check the book’s website here!
Then everything concludes with Cameron Petti, co-creator of the self-published Indie comic Skeleton Bay Detective Agency! Cameron talks about how the series came to be, his successful Kickstarter projects, who the various characters are in this series, the supernatural happenings the Agency will explore, and how you can get this book! For more, check out the comic’s website here! Both of these excellent mystery comics deserve your support, so get into the mysteries today!
It’s another great double-header this week in Episode 343! First up, we talk with several of the creators behind Image’s new series Crowded, which just debuted in your local comics shop this past Wednesday! We discuss how the book came to be, how the various creators work with each other to make this series happen, and how this book couldn’t be more timely! For more on the series, check with your local shop or the Image Comics website here! Check out Robert Mammone’s review of the first issue here at MajorSpoilers.com!
Then everything concludes with the return of Bob Salley, creator of Salvagers and a new fantasy series called Ogre! Bob talks about his movement from sci-fi to fantasy as well as giving us some inside information on the book, including how the concept changed at the very beginning and something you should know about the people in the book! You can order this comic through your local shop, but you need to hurry since the deadline only recently passed. Tell them you want AUG182199 and every following issue added to your subscription! For more, check out this link on Facebook! To read my advance review of Ogre #1, go here on MajorSpoilers.com!
We wrap up our coverage of San Diego Comic Con with two great chats, if you will! First up is Helge Vogt, co-writer and artist on a fascinating book called Alisik, made available in the U.S. by Titan Comics. We talk about the main character, her situation, her friends, and where the book might go from the first two issues! For more on the series, check out the Titan Comics online store!
Then everything wraps up with a news conference with Rick Remender, creator of Deadly Class from Image Comics! A word of warning: Mr. Remender likes what we call explicit language, so be prepared! He discusses how he’s making the upcoming Syfy show as close to the successful comic as possible, among other things! For more, check out the Syfy website!
It’s another great double-header weekend, this time in Episode 339! First up is the return of Richard Rivera, creator of Stabbity Bunny, who has new issues coming soon! We talk about what we might expect in issue #7 and beyond! We also look at the return of several of Richard’s characters from another series, and talk about Shadow Play, coming in January! Busy guy! For more on the series, check out his website and the Scout Comics online store!
Then everything wraps up with Sylvester Edmonds, who brought together his Indie series Realm of Spirits: Birth of a Living Storm. This book explores situations related to the Biblical story of Moses. We discuss the characters and what else we might expect from him in the near future! For more, read this article on the book!
Ted Sikora, of Apama: The Undiscovered Animal fame, is back with a new title spun out of that series – Tap Dance Killer! The second issue of that comic just hit the stands this Wednesday, so we discuss who she is and what the future holds for this fascinating comics character! Ted discusses the history of the character and how you can get her great book! To keep up with Ted, be sure to check out his Facebook here! For more on Apama and Ted’s other projects, go to their website here! Don’t miss this fascinating conversation as well as these excellent titles!