95 Evan Narcisse Rise of the Black Panther

February 19, 2018

The high anticipated Black Panther movie made its debut last weekend!

I will say a few brief words about my impression of movie near the end of this episode. No spoilers!

This week’s bonus podcast shines the spotlight on the creator currently writing for Marvel Comics!

Evan Narcisse chronicles the early years of T’Challa, King of Wakanda, in Rise of the Black Panther. It is his first comic book writing credit!

Evan has an impressive number of writing credits among them Time, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post and i09.

A long time comic book nerd, Black Panther was always among Evan’s favorite comic book heroes.

What was the first comic book he read in a barber shop that left a lasting impression on him?

How did he go from being a comic book critic to writing one?

What was it about the final issue of the 1980s Power Man and Iron Fist series that made it an emotional experience for him?

Which Black Panther writer and artist teams influenced the themes and characters touched upon in the Rise of the Black Panther mini-series?

Plus rest and relaxation questions!


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94 Chris Mooneyham on Planet of the Apes: Ursus

February 15, 2018

Making his podcast World Premiere is Chris Mooneyham!


Chris is the artist on Planet of the Apes: Ursus being published by Boom! Studios.

He is a big POTA fan and we discuss POTA in film and television over the years.

Which POTA movie was his first, and which made the biggest impression?

What challenges did Chris meet trying to draw the likeness of Charlton Heston for POTA:

We also discuss Chris’ time at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Design.

Chris talks about the demands of the school and his follow classmate Garry Brown (The
Massive Dark Horse; Iron Patriot Marvel; Five Ghosts #6 Image).

What feedback did Joe Kubert give Chris about his art?

Chris provides an update on when he and writer Frank Barbiere might return to the series
Five Ghosts!

Will Chris take a crack at writing a comic book some day?

Answers to these questions and more lie just ahead on this week’s podcast!

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93 Christian Carnouche and The Resurrected

February 8, 2018

February continues with great interviews!

This week is Christian Carnouche, creator and writer of the upcoming Kickstarter The Resurrected coming in late February. The first two issues of the mini-series are complete.

We talk about the extensive research Christian undertook about the Aboriginal people, the assembly of the creative team, his editor and former guest Erica Schultz and how to properly promote a comic book!

We round out the show with rest and relaxation questions plus we talk about Christian’s Star Wars action –figure collection!


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92 Cynthia Von Buhler on Minky Woodcock The Girl Who Handcuffed

February 1, 2018

February is going to be a great month of interviews! 

I begin with Cynthia Von Buhler, writer and artist on Minky Woodcock The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini

Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are the publishers of the fiction mini-series.  

Cynthia talks about Harry Houdini's mission to debunk crooked piritualists and the circumstance surrounding Houdini's death.

Cynthia had to undertake some of her own investigative work. We find out why and how, which is a fascinating topic in itself.

Plus: Cynthia's immersive theater productions, multi-media artwork, television appearances and most importantly her care for all creatures great and small.


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91 Patrick Trahey The XII - Alterna Comics

January 25, 2018

Back in early December I spoke with Patrick Trahey, the creator and author of The XII: The Father being published by Alterna Comics.

Patrick and I discuss the origin of the comic as a graphic novel though a Kickstarter campaign.

What makes this post-apocalyptic tale unique from others?

What sage advice does Patrick give to writers who want to break into the comic book business?

Plus we talk about Patrick’s love for sci-fi series The Expanse, Queens of the Stone Age and Anthony Bourdain!


About the book: 

The XII #1 goes on sale  02/21/18  for $1.50 through Alterna Comics



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90 David Lucarelli on Tinseltown - Alterna Comics

January 15, 2018

It's an early release of Creator Talks this week!

My guest is writer and musician David Lucarelli to talk about his latest work Tinseltown being published by Alterna Comics.

Tinseltown will be on newsprint for just $1.50 per issue! FOC is 01/18/18 for issue #1 being released in March 2018.

Hey Vampire lore lovers, we also discuss David’s other work The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade.

The origin of CVHB is based on an event that occurred in Scotland in 1954.

We talk about David's 80s-style hard rock band Dame Fortune and why he thinks KISS is the most influential band of the 1970s and beyond!

All this and much, much more on this jam-packed episode of Creator Talks!


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89 W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Marazzo on Ice Cream Man Image Comics

January 11, 2018

I scream, you scream, we all scream when the Ice Cream Man cometh! 

Writer W. Max Prince and artist Martin Marrazzo join Christopher to talk about their latest work, a horror series guided by a mysterious Ice Cream Man!

Who is he?

What is he?

What is the concept behind Ice Cream Man from Image Comics, and how did classic shows like The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits influence Will to write a horror story in the style of Ice Cream Man?

We get a chance to learn about the environs of the creators, Brooklyn for Will and Buenos Aires for Martin. 

How did Will and Martin develop their creative skills and what techniques do they current use to keep them razor sharp?

What phobias do the creators have?

All this and more on this episode of Creator Talks!


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88 Matt Mair Lowery & Cassie Anderson on Lifeformed Dark Horse Comics

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year!

Season Two of Creator Talks leads off with two new guests: writer Matt Mair Lowery and artist Cassie Anderson who talk about their graphic novel published through Dark Horse Comics Lifeformed

Matt and Cassie also share their experiences from their November promotional tour of local comic shops and Barnes and Noble.

How did a local comic shop lead to a them pitching their book to Dark Horse Comics?

Why are brick and motar book stores and libraries still an important part of local communities?

Matt and Cassie discuss their visits to local Middle Schools and High Schools to discuss creating comics. 

What are the 22 comic book panels that always work, and who came up with them?


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87 Mina Elwell and A.C. Medina

December 28, 2017

For the final interview of 2017 former guest Mina Elwell returns and for the first time A.C. Medina teases us with a special project both are working on for 2018 under a brand new publisher!

Plus, A.C. talks about two comics of his through Scout Comnics in 2018, Welcome to Paradise in March and Monarchs in September.

But that’s not all; we digress on a plethora of topics, which include not only comic books, but also

Dog Talk!

Mina on the care and feeding of Betta Fish!

Why does A.C. love the television show Peaky Blinders?

What makes someone a good leader?

And finally, my rest and relaxation questions for A.C.


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86 Chris Sebela on Cold War Aftershock Comics

December 21, 2017

Chris Sebela joins me to talk about his latest work Cold War being published through Aftershock.

We also discuss his other work Kiss/Vampirella coming out as a trade in February and Agent 47 Birth of the Hitman, both for Dynamite Entertainment.

Plus: Chris’ early freelance work outside of comics, how he comes up with the playlists for his comics, and the wonderful world of coffee shops as a place to work!

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