112 Michael Gordon on the Crime Noir Comic Red Winter #1

May 21, 2018

Do you like crime noir in the vein of Ed Brubaker, Frank Miller and Jason Aaron?

Writer Michael Gordon joins me to discuss his Kickstarter for Red Winter #1, his new crime noir four part mini series set in Russia.

We also talk about his other highly successful series Transdimentional, now off to the printer after wrapping up another successful Kickstarter to fund issue #3 of that four part series.

What is it like living in Moira a, Ireland and what are the best things to do in Belfast?

How did Michael land a job writing a comic based on a U.K. television series written by Stan Lee?

What would be his accessory if an action figure were made of him?

Who was the best actor to portray Batman on the silver screen and why?

These questions and more are answered on this episode of Creator Talks.

 

Kickstarter for Red Winter #1 here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1420352081/red-winter-1-a-crime-noir-comic-book-tale?ref=user_menu

 

Read Free Issues 1 & 2 of Transdimentional on Webtoons here:

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/transdimensional/list?title_no=153804

 

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111 Mike Baron “The Bloody Red Baron Experience”

May 17, 2018

At last, presenting my interview with writer Mike Baron! 

Mike is the creator of The Badger and co-creator of Nexus.  Mike also wrote stories for Marvel's Punisher and DC’s Batman, The Flash and Deadman.

I begin my conversation with Mike about a 1973 article he wrote for Creem magazine in which he visited the Marvel office.

I ask Mike about his time writing for Valiant comics and stepping into the shoes of Barry Windsor Smith when he took over writing Archer and Armstrong.  

Did you know Mike has several novels comics out this year?

What are Mike's thoughts on Steve Rude?

What is the status of the Nexus comic? '

We talk about the future of print comics, Mike's thoughts on a "post literate society", and hit the fun questions I ask all my guests 

Mike Baron’s Website and Blog

http://www.bloodyredbaron.net 

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110 The Return of Ram V and Dev on Paradiso Vol: 1 Essential Singularity

May 10, 2018

The first four issues of Paradiso have wrapped and the trade collection is coming 5/16/18 through Image Comics.

Writer Ram V and Dev are here to tell me why, if you haven’t read the series yet, the trade will make jumping on at the second arc more enjoyable.

Dev talks about the stylistic changes made to his art that really distinguishes the next story arc from the first.

I also discuss what else Dev is writing and he drops a few hints about a projects he is working on in a new genera for him.

Plus we have lots fun when I ask more of the questions I ask all my guests!

 

About the trade Paradiso Vol. 1 Essential Singularity :

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/paradiso-vol.-1-essential-singularity-tp

 

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109 Sam Johnson on Geek-Girl & Free Comic Book Day

May 3, 2018

Sam Johnson returns to discuss the next arc of Geek-Girl and the free digital edition available on Free Comic Book May 5th2018!

For newbies Sam explains who Geek-Girl is and for current readers what is in store for Ruby in the next arc of the series. 

We also talk about Free Comic Book Day and some of the books we are interested in getting.

I ask Sam the eight questions I ask all my guests, so we get a chance to digress about Marvel’s Secret Wars II and… karaoke?

At the end of the show I discuss my special assignment last week, a family vacation in Las Vegas and Death Valley, and how it tied into comics!

 

Geek-Girl website:

http://samjohnsoncomics.wixsite.com/geekgirlcomics

 

Geek-Girl Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/527138087301831/

 

Facebook Free Comic Book Day:

https://www.facebook.com/events/408760102881468/

 

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108 Ace Atkins and Marco Finnegan on Crossroad Blues

April 26, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and New York Times best selling author Ace Atkins along with artist Macro Finnegan are my guests this week discussing their crime and mystery original graphic novel Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Mystery

What is the connection between the Mississippi crossroads and blues musician Robert Johnson?

What did Ace Atkins learn as a newspaper journalist about writing? 

What rare books did Ace like to read and collect as a teenager?

What iconic Silver Age artist did Marco Finnegan write for his a college report? 

Did Marco meet the King himself, Elvis Presley? 

We talk about Elvis and his connection to early blues music, how Ian Fleming’s books influenced Ace as a writer, his reason for writing Robert B. Parker Spencer novels, plus Ace answers the fun questions I ask all my guests!

  

About the book:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/crossroad-blues-a-nick-travers-graphic-novel-ogn

  

About the author:

http://www.aceatkins.com/

 

About the artist

https://twitter.com/marco949?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

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107 B.J. Mendelson on Vengeance Nevada

April 23, 2018

To kick off the start of your week, my guest is author B.J. Medelson.

B.J. is the author of Social Media Is Bullshit (St. Martin’s Press) and End of Privacy (Curious Reads). Listeners will find out how to get a free digital copy of End of Privacy during the interview.

We discuss a few of the highlights in each of his books, plus his comic book now avaiable on Comixology, Vengeance: Nevada.

We also talk about his favorite comedian, George Carlin, and B.J.'s stint as a mall Santa!

About the author:

https://bjmendelson.com/

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106 Adrian Terga Detached: Into The Comasphere

April 19, 2018

This week the spotlight shines on Adrian Terga, author of the Kickstarter project Detached: Into the Comasphere.

Adrian and I discuss what people experience while in a coma and what we understand about consciousness.

Why did Adrian make the transition from comic book reader to comic book writer?

What is his connection with artist Tyler Crook (Harrow County/Dark Horse Comics)? 

What was the biggest challenge he had to over come to make the promotional video for his comic Detached: Into the Comasphere.

About the Kickstarter 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1352058801/detached-into-the-comasphere?ref=user_menu

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105 Pornsak Pichetshote & Aaron Campbell on Infidel (Image)

April 12, 2018

Making his debut as a comic book writer, Pornsak Pichetshote (former editor of Swamp Thing) and artist Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Green Hornet Year One, Dark Shadows & Uncanny/Dynamite Entertainment) are on the show to talk about their new comic Infidel (Image Comics).

Infidel is a classic haunted house story updated for the 21st century, involving a building haunted by being which feeds off xenophobia.

First, Pornsak and Aaron talk about how there arrived where they not just in their careers, but also geographically. Next, we talk about the how the creative team was formed.

How did the team manage to enlist Jose Villarrubia as both colorist and as the book’s editor? 

What stunning design contribution did letter Jeff Powell make on the book?

How did Jose joining the project reignite Aaron’s passion for working on comics?

Plus: we take a deep dive down the old rabbit hole with fun question I ask all my guests!

 

About Infidel:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/infidel-1-of-5

 

Pornsak Pichetshote on Twitter:

@real_pornsak

 

Aaron Campbell on Twitter: 

@olmancampbell

 

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104 J.H. Williams III & Wendy-Wright Williams: Where We Live

April 9, 2018

This special edition of the podcast is an interview with J.H. Williams and Wendy Wright-Williams discussing the benefit anthology comic book “Where We Live” available through Image Comics on May 30th.

On October 1st 2017, a gunman firing from a window of Mandalay Bay killed 58 people and injured over 500 attending the Route 91 Harvest County Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. 

In response to his horrible tragedy in their home town of Las Vegas, the Williams organized both well-known and local comic writers and artists to produce a 300+ page anthology comic to support the survivors and start a civil dialogue about the need for more effective gun control.  

All proceedes from the book will benefit the survivors of the shooting and their families. 

The book will contain over 70 short stories based on eyewitness reports of the shooting and contributing creators' own experiences with guns.

Final order cut off  (FOC) to order the comic book through your local comic shop is Monday, April 16, 2018. Ask your retailer to ordering it using Diamond code MAR180600. 

For more details about the book Where We Live:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/where-we-live 

For More Information about artist J.H. Williams:

http://www.jhwilliams3.com/

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103 Box Brown Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

April 5, 2018

Ignatz Award Winning Cartoonist Brian “Box” Brown joins me on this epsode to talk about the great Andy Kaufman and Brian’s latest book “Is This Guy for Real: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman”.

Brian and reminisce about some of Andy’s classic comedy performances.

We also talk about the focus of Brian’s book Andy Kaufman’s wrestling years plus the research that went into putting the story together.

And I try out some new fun rest and relaxation questions out with Brian!

 

About Brian Brown:

http://boxbrown.com/

Follow on Twitter: @boxbrown

 

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