81 Joel Rose on Hungry Ghosts

November 22, 2017

Joel Rose co-wrote Get Jiro! and Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi with Antony Bourdain. The two are back together with a new anthology coming out January 31st, Hungry Ghosts being published through the Berger Books imprint of Dark Horse Comics.

Joel talks about his first encounter with Antony Bourdain when Tony tried to publish his first comic book. Joel also reminisces about his early years in New York City as a waiter, establishing his own publishing company Between C&D, and working at Vertigo Comics. He also has some observations about writing with some advice for new writers.

About Hungry Ghosts


About Joel Rose


About the podcast




80 Matthew Dow Smith & Beasts of The Black Hand

November 16, 2017

Artist Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files, Doctor Who and Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel) represents the creative team behind the Kickstarter “Beasts of the Black Hand.”

Conceived/plotted by sculptor Paul Harding and written by Ron Marz, this 64 page over-size hard cover grpahic novel is set during the closing days of World War One and features historical figures Rasputin “The Mad Monk”, MI-6 Agent Oswald Rayner and… Monsters?!

We also get an update on the creator owned project Matt writes and draws: The October Girl

With my guest Matt, of course, we talk about one of our favorite classic sci-fi shows, Doctor Who!

Plus how Matt draws comics using digital tools, working with colorists and letters, and a whole lot more! Join us for this fun conversation!

Link to Beasts of the Black Hand Kickstarter (ends 11/30/17)


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79 The Memory Arts with Sarah & David Trustman

November 9, 2017

My guests Sarah & David Trustman are the authors of The Memory Arts (Secundi Millennii) Fundamentals Boosk A and B.  David is also illustrated and co-authored with Dean Haspiel the web comic Godslap, now available in trade paperback. We talk about life on Sarah & David's berry farm, the history of mnemonics and how their book can help expand your memory. All this and more on this episode of Creator Talks!

About David Trustman


Sarah & David's Book The Memory Arts


Creator Talks




78 Phil Hester from Blood Blister to Birdman

November 2, 2017

Phil Hester talks about his introduction to comic books and the one that put him on the path to being a comic book writer and artist.

He reflects on his past health issues, how they impacted his comic book production and how he finally overcame those limitations.

Phil recalls his creator-owned work The Wretch and the upcoming graphic novel collecting the orginal comics plus new material.

Finally, we get a status report on  Shipwreck, Blood Blister published by Aftershock and his upcoming three-part Birdman story for DC's Future Quest Presents with artist Steve Rude.


Phil's Blood Blister


The Upcoming Wretch Collection


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77 Kim Newman on Anno Dracula and Horror

October 29, 2017

Bonus episode this week: award winning author & broadcaster Kim Newman joins the show from London. We talk about his Anno Dracula series of books, the Anno Dracula: 1895 Seven Days in Mayhem trade collection out this week through Titan Comics, his other recent work and what he might write in the future.  We talk about famous film vampires. Who was the best?  All this and how you can be entered to win two weekend passes to the New Jersey Comic Expo held on November 18th snd 19th in Edison, NJ. 


The Kim Newman Website


The New Jersey Comic Expo


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76 Dean Haspiel on War Cry & Harakiri Kane

October 26, 2017

Dean joined the show from his Brooklyn Studios late one evening while feverishly inking pages for War Cry, his sequel to The Red Hook.

We also talk about his play Harakiri Kane, coming to The Brick Theater in late October.  

Dean shares his physically painful experience at The New York Comic Con and suggests a new model for large cons to alleviate the  crushing crowds.  

We talk about the format of comic sand their sky-rocketing price tag: could digital distribution be the ultimate fate of new comics?

What would happen to lcoal comic shops?

All this, talk about Dean's hero Jack Kibry, and my R&R questions!


About the creator Dean Haspiel



About Line Webtoons



The Play: Harakiri Kane (aka Die! Die, Again!)



The podcast





75 Jeffrey Loveness on Judas from Boom! Studios

October 23, 2017

Emmy nominated and WGA award-winning writer Jeffrey Loveness joins the show to talk about his new comic being published by Boom! Studios in December: Judas. I talk to Jeff about his comdey writting and acting work.  We also talk about the phenomial art of Jakub Rebelka on the book Judas and much more! Sit back and enjoy this fun interview!

About the book



About Jeff Loveless



About the podcast




74 Miles Gunter on Dark Fang

October 19, 2017

Miles Gunter is the creator & writer of Dark Fang being published by Image Comics in November.  It's the story of a vampire named Valla that leaves the darknes of  the ocean deep due to an oil spill.  We talk about the book and the actual damage being done to the ocean and mother Earth through improper disposal of our waste and pollution. Plus, we discuss Miles' favorite way to relax next to video games: yoga & mediation! Listen now, and may you be well! 


About Dark Fang



About the podcast




73 Ben Templesmith on Mr Wormwood Goes to Washington

October 12, 2017

You might know Ben Templesmith as the co-creator and artist of the horror comic book 30 Days of Night which was made into a major motion picture.  Yet near and dear to his heart is Wormwood the Gentleman Corpse, and he is back this week in a new series Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington, written and illiustrated by Ben Templesmith. It is a three-part series being published through IDW.  Ben and I also discussion his experience at the New York City Comic Con, his Patreon and projections that will be popping up in the near future. 


Mr Wormwood Goes to Washington



Ben Templesnith's eStore



Ben Tempesmith's Patreon Page



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72 Wes Locher on Unit 44

October 5, 2017

My guest Wes Locher is a freelance writer and the author of Unit 44 published by Alterna Comics.  We discuss growing up in a home where journalism and teaching influenced his decision to be a writer, how Unit 44 came to be and his other work.

About Wes Locher



About Unit 44



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