129 Cullen Bunn and Mark Torres Find Cold Spots

August 16, 2018

Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Mark Torres join the show to talk about their new horror collaboration through Image Comics, Cold Spots.

The psychological terror is about Dan Kerr’s search for his missing estranged wife and the daughter and the supernatural terrors he faces along the way!

BE AMAZED at the of list Cullen’s output of comic work!

MARVEL as we talk about the MUSIC Mark both composed and played for Cold Spots

SHIVER IN FEAR as each creator describes his encounter with spirits from the beyond the grave!

Plus: Cullen answers I ask all my all my guest we didn’t get to last time and listen to Mark tackle them all! 

Bonus! I discuss with Webtoons Head Editor David Lee about the details of the Discover Creator Contest.  Listen for details!


Writer Cullen Bunn Interview

2:00 -22:39


Webtoon's Head Editor David Lee Interview



Artist Mark Torres Interview

34:58- 1:01


Cold Spots (Image Comics):



Cullen Bunn & Dennis Hopeless YouTube Show Missouri Swagger:



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128 Enter Bernie Gonzalez’s Midnight Mystery

August 13, 2018

Are you a fan of the Kolchak: Night Stalker TV series? Like to curl up with a good noir story? Appreciate an artistic style of Victor Santos or the legendary Darwyn Cooke? 

Then you will want to get on the ground floor of writer/artist Bernie Gonzalez’s supernatural suspense mini-series Midnight Mystery to be published in October through Alterna Comic in October. 

Bernie even created an old-time style radio program that can be heard on his podcast Fan2Fan.

What was it about Marvel’s Infinite Gauntlet #1 that really turned Bernie on to comics?

How did Darwyn Cooke and Alex Toth inspire Bernie’s art style and approach to making comics?

Is a work by one of these great illustrators Bernie’s island book?

Listen and learn, my friends!


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Bernie’s Fan2Fan Podcast:



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127 Sean Lewis on the Next Chapter of Coyotes

August 9, 2018

Theatre Artistic Director and comic book author Sean Lewis discusses the return of Coyotes (Image Comics) with issue #5 on August 15th.

How did the story of the Trail of Tears, The Blond of Juarez and becoming a parent lead to Sean writing the series?

Which filmmakers whose style is woven into the action sequences of the story? 

Caitlyn Yarsky illustrates the series. Does Sean think her art has evolved since the books launched last year? How so?

We also discuss Sean’s other comics, Betrothed and Clankillers.

What other comic books does Sean have in the works with former The Few collaborator Hayden Sherman?


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126 Evan Dorkin on Beast of Burden and Blackwood

August 2, 2018

Writer and cartoonist Evan Dorkin, the creator of Milk and Cheese, Dork, Beasts of Burden and Blackwood, joins the show! 

As a youth Evan preferred Marvel comics, any comics, to DC and explains why. (DC fans take heart; later Evan was a fan of DC and even did some work for the publisher.

How did Evan shift from humor to horror comics? Evan always went with the flow, and talks about regretting not having a plan and “brand” for himself in his first few decades in comics.

Now, Evan is focused on writing horror comics and talks about his latest projects through Dark Horse.

Evan tells how he met his wife, creator Sarah Dyer, their first date, and how it ended that evening buying a lava lamp.

Why Dark Horse never “bit” at Evan’s pitch for a super-hero comic (your host got the joke, yes, Evan went there ;-)

Plus Evan is stumped, only momentarily, by one of the fun questions I ask my guests!


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Evan Dorkin’s other work



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125 Dillon Gilbertson on Horror Comics Sweet Heart and The Cellar Calls My Name

July 26, 2018

My guest Dillon Gilbertson is the writer and co-creator of horror comic books.


Dillon has Type-1 diabetes and has created a horror comic, Sweet Heart, in which the deadly monsters within are exaggerated avatars of Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.

Dillon has also contributed a short story to the Alterna annual anthology series, IF, titled The Cellar Calls My Name

We discuss Dillon’s favorite writer H.G. Wells and the comics and movies based on The Time Machine, our mutual admiration of Scooby-Do and much more!


To learn more about the Sweet Heart Kickstarter:



Sweet Heart Issue 1 Preview:



Altera’s Anthology series IF:



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124 Andrew Maxwell on Rum Row, Aldous Spark & Lazlo Cale

July 19, 2018

Writer Andrew Maxwell shares the success of his past two Kickstarter series: Rum Row, a Prohibition Era themed aerial crime adventure; the other Aldous Spark, Meddler in History and Other Unsavory Tales.

Plus, Andrew announces a new Kickstarter for a very different series the Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale. It is about what happens when an art dealer is tasked to find a gangster’s stolen painting in a city of interdimensional time travel.

We talk about the benefits of promoting project through Kickstarter for both newbies to the biz and veteran creators, and later get into the pleasures of being surrounded by craft beer breweries! Cheers!

The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale Kickstarter:


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123 Al Ewing Discusses Writing The Immortal Hulk

July 12, 2018

Tired of crossovers interrupting your favorite title and fill-in issues that "don’t matter"? 

So is writer Al Ewing. He explains why neither of these will happen as long he is the writer of The Immortal Hulk!

We begin talking about Al’s first encounter with the Hulk in comics, and how his take on the character harkens back to key character elements contained in the very issue of the Hulk (1962) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Al explains why his The Immortal Hulk is a horror comic, the reason for Immortal the title, and a sneak peak at what lies ahead for The Hulk.


The Immortal Hulk #1 digital edition


Al Ewing’s Tumblr “Whay Is Happening??? Arrgh” featureing classic Hulk comic book panels:



Youth LGBTQ Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotline mentioned during the show




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122 Heather Berberet, Psy.D. on Doctor Who on The Couch & Separation

July 5, 2018

Please welcome to the show writer and clinical psychologist Heather Berberet, Psy. D. We discuss her science fiction book in progress Separation.

We also talk abour Heather's series of articles on her website Doctor Who On The Couch, which analyzes Doctor Who episodes from a psychological perspective.

Plus learn:

For which much loved science fiction television series did Heather write an a book contribution?

What support and gudeince does Heather employ to hone her fiction writing skills?

How did Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman put Heather on the path to practicing clinical psychology? 

Which concert tour did Christopher and Heather both see in 1986?

Plus we learn more about Heather through the fun questions I ask all my guests!


Heather Berberet’s Clinical and Counseling Practice



Doctor Who on The Couch:



Books mentioned on the show:

Doctor Who 7th Doctor: Operation Volcano 



Star Trek: TNG / Doctor Who: Assimialtion



Star Trek: TNG Mirror Broken



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121 Rob Williams on The Return of Project Superpowers

June 28, 2018

Writer Rob Williams reintroduces The Green Lama, The Death-Defying Devil, The Spirit of America and more Golden Age Heroes through Dynamite Entertainment’s Project Superpowers #0 coming to a comic shop near you this 4th of July!


I ask Rob how the ten cent zero issue will help introduce new readers to the characters before issue #1 hits stores in August.

How does Rob plan to allow each team member of Codename: Project Superpowers enough room for development in the series?

I also discuss with Rob the Young Ages graphic novel he is writing that will mark the return of Football hero Roy Of The Rovers

Plus: fun questions for Rob, it just wouldn’t be Creator Talks without ‘em!


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120 Laura Lee Gullege from Heroes Con 2018: The Need for Diversity in Education

June 25, 2018

From Heroes Con June 16, 2018 in Charlotte, NC my interview with Laura Lee Gullege, Eisner nominated author of Page by Paige, Wil and Whit, and Sketchbook Dares.

We discuss her work and panel from Friday evening at the con addressing the need to increase diversity in education to match the increased diversity in comics and their creators.

Plus: fun questions I ask all my guests!


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