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

https://dr-berberet.com/

 

Doctor Who on The Couch:

https://doctorwhoonthecouch.com/

 

Books mentioned on the show:

Doctor Who 7th Doctor: Operation Volcano 

https://titan-comics.com/c/1247-doctor-who-the-seventh-doctor-operation-volcano/

 

Star Trek: TNG / Doctor Who: Assimialtion

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Generation-Doctor-Assimilation/dp/1613774036

 

Star Trek: TNG Mirror Broken

https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/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!

 

Rob Williams Website:

http://www.robwilliamscomics.co.uk/

 

More about Project Superpowers:

https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C72513026872301011

 

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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!

 

Laura Lee’s website:

http://www.whoislauralee.com/

 

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119 Heroes Con 2018 Recap and Interviews

June 21, 2018

I’m back from Heroes Con held last weekend June 15-17, 2018 in Charlotte, NC! 

The episode opens with my reflections about the con and guests met. I take stock of the Bronze and Silver Age Marvel and DC comics I plucked from the back issues bins, then move to my four interviews from the convention floor.

 

Christine Brunson       (20:40-36:00)

http://www.christinebrunson.com/

Colorist of Amazing Age (Alterna Comics)

Writer/colorist of Bitter Sweet Sentinels

Transition Music: Colors by Beck

 

Michel Fiffe                 (36:38-48:11)

http://michelfiffe.com/

Writer and artist of creator owned series Copra and of three-issue summer event Bloodstrike Brutalists (Image)

Transition Music: Money For Nothing- Dire Straits

 

Marie Enger                (40:48-1:02:18)

http://www.so-engery.com/

Writer and artist of creator owned series FHTAGN & LOATHING and the colorist/letter of Regression (Image)

Transition Music: Rats by Ghost

 

Kevin Glover                (1:03:04-1:20:35)       

http://www.fracturedscarytales.com/

Publisher and writer of Lady Frankenstein and The Mummy’s Brain and Supered-Up Monster Kids

Transition Music: Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

  

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118 Rachael Smith on Isabella and Blodwen

June 14, 2018

U.K. writer and artist Rachael Smith joins me to talk about her entry into comics and work on a back up story for The 10th Doctor: Year Two titled A Rose By Any Other Name.

Rachael also discusses the free 16 page mini comic she wrote and weas illustrated by Jacob Smith titled Jack & Lucy about two troubled teens that help each other figure out their problems.

We dig into her autobiographical comic strip collection titled Wired Up Wrong, which Rachael wrote to better understand how she deals with anxiety and depression.

Rachael talks about her contribution to the website Emphasize This, a platform for margined voices in the comics medium.

She has a new project in the works, Isabella and Blodwen. It's about growing up, fitting in and a witch from a bottle determined to wreak havoc!

We close out Creator Talks with Rachael answering fun questions I asked my guests to learn more about them.

 

To learn more about Rachael’s latest project Isabella and Blodwen visit https://unbound.com/books/isabella-and-blodwen/

 

To order Rachael’s other publications House Party, Artificial Flowers, Jack & Lucy and Wired Up Wrong visit https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FlimsyKitten

 

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117 Bryce Bullock on Daddy Long Legs & The Inch Worm

June 7, 2018

Joining me is my youngest guest to date. Nine-year old Bryce Bullock is the creator, writer and artist of Daddy Long-Legs and The Inch Worm, the father and son super-hero duo comic published through Pancake Images.

Bryce, his father Demitrius and mother Michelle discuss the origin of the heroes and how each member of the family supported Bryce in the making the comic.

What is Bryce’s future plans for the comic and as a comic book creator?

What advice does his give to young artists and their parents?

Plus: Bryce answers the fun questions I ask all my guests!

  

Daddy Long Legs and The Inch Worm

https://www.amazon.com/Daddy-Long-Inchworm-Bryce-Bullock/dp/1983489956

  

Motion Illustrationz

https://www.motionillustrationz.com/

  

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116 Where We Live Tribute Tour Stop

June 4, 2018

Surprise! Another bonus episode this week, with six creator interviews! 

The Where We Live- A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas anthology book signing tour made a stop at my local comic shop, The Comic Book Shop in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, June 2nd, and you-are-there!

I interviewed all six of the anthology’s contributors who appeared for the signing.

I ask two questions of each contributor: How did you come up with your contribution for the anthology, and what should be done to help stem the tide of mass shootings?

 

Erica Schultz              (3:45-11:12)

Daddy’s Little Girl (p. 233)

 

Matthew Dow Smith   (11:13-15:43)

Autopsy (p. 205)

Monsters (p.271)

  

Greg Pak                  (15:44-25:37)

What Can Be Done (p187)

 

Liana Kangas            (25:30-28:08)

Daddy’s Little Girl (p 233)

 

Justin Jordan            (28:09-34:50)

Everything After (p.54)

 

Monica Gallagher (34:51-39:10)

Contacts (p 116)

 

Where We Live Anthology

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

 

The Comic Book Shop

http://www.thecomicbookshop.com/

 

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115 Christopher Sebela & Joshusa Hixson on Shanghai Red - Image Comics

May 31, 2018

Writer Christopher Sebela returns to the show along with artist Joshua Hixson to discuss their collaboration Shanghai Red being published by Image Comics June 20th.

The practice of Shanghaiing men in to serve as crew on 19th century sailing vessels is the genesis of the story.  

Christopher begins by explaining the use of the Shanghai tunnels in Portland, Oregon during the 19th century to help us separate its fact from fiction. We also learn about the comics protagonist, Shanghai Red, her dual identity and the basis for her thirst for vengeance!

Joshua and Christopher explain why getting Shanghai Red published took several years.

I also check in with Christopher on his other project Cold War through Aftershock and get the scoop straight from Joshua on his independent work The Black Woods with writer Joe Ciano.

And, it wouldn't be a Creator Talks interview if Joshusa didn't get a crack at the fun questions I ask all my guests! 

 

Shanghai Red:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/shanghai-red-1

  

Christopher Sebela

http://www.christophersebela.com/

 

To order Joshua Hixson's The Black Wood's and see his art:

http://www.joshhixson.com/

 

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114 Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack & Mark Mullaney on Crossing

May 28, 2018

It’s a bonus podcast this week with not one, not two, but three guests! 

Enrica Jang (House of Montresor), Alex Cormack (work published by Image, IDW & ComixTribe) and Mark Mullaney (Ninja Bear) join me to talk about there Kickstarter for issues #2 & #3 of Crossing, a six-issue paranormal series. What's it all about?  

"An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. Paranormal couples counseling, anyone?"

Enrica is also the Editor-in-Chief of Red Stylo Media, an independent publishing company founded in 2008.

Her co-creators, Alex and Mark worked with Enrica on the Poe Twisted Anthology and the synergy the team creates during our interview is palpabile.

Besides talking about Crossing, the Kickstarter rewards, and the book’s bright future, we go a bit “off the rails” with fun questions I ask all my guests.

 

Crossing Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/RedStyloMedia/crossing-2-and-3-new-issues-in-this-paranormal-ser?ref=user_menu

 

Red Stylo:

http://redstylo.com/

 

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113 James Haick and Rafael Lourerio on The Mall - Scout Comics

May 24, 2018

Writer James Haick (Solar Flare) and artist Rafael Lourerio join Creator Talks to discuss the success of Scout Comics’ Free Comic Book Day offering The Mall #0 and talk about issue #1 coming this July. 

We also learn about another book James is writing, Long Live Pro Wrestling! (Previews Code 181964) a new “binge” series from Scout Comics.

Plus we get an update on Season Three of Solar Flare returning soon.

I ask artist of The Mall Rafael Lourerio about living in San Palo and where are the places to go. We also talk about working in his studio and his other comic work.

We learn what would we be their desert island book, beverage of choice and more! Plus: bonus chat after the show credits this week J

 

Previews Order code for The Mall #1 May 181968

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY181968

  

Read The Mall #0 here:

http://www.scoutcomics.com/store/

 

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