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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102 Steve Orlando and Garry Brown on Crude

March 29, 2018

Two guests join me this week: writer Steve Orlando (DC’s Super-Girl, JLA, Midnighter) and artist Garry Brown (The Massive and Black Road /Dark Horse).

They are collaborating on their creator-owned series Crude published by Skybound / Image Comics.

First I discuss their educational background: Steve studied Russian and Creative Writing in while in college. Garry studied at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.

Who was Garry’s classmate who also appeared on Creator Talks?

What did Steve learn about spirits working for a liquor distributor? We get a few tips on how to select the best ones.

Who gave gave Steve helpful feedback to help him develop his writing skills?

Why does Steve consider Crude a true collaboration with Garry?

About the book:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/crude-1

 

About Steve Orlando:

http://www.thesteveorlando.com/

Twitter: @thesteveorlando

 

Garry Brown:

Twitter: @GarryBoom

 

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101 Stephanie Cannon on Bandera

March 22, 2018

Stephanie Cannon was a finalist in 2017 Ghost City Comic Competition for her one page story Boot Hill and joins me for this week's show. 

She also recently announced she contributed Hexed for the upcoming horror Anthology published through Alterna Comics It Came Out On A Wednesday.

We begin by telling war stories about running and Stephanie talks about the recent Half Marathon she completed.

On comics, we talk about Stephanie's short story for the successfully funded Kickstarter Corpus: A Comic Anthology of Body Aliments.

We also talk about he other work in progress, the post apocalyptic western graphic novel Bandera with artist David Mims (Scrimshaw/ Alterna Comics) plus another project to be named with artist Francesco Laqunita (Croaked / Alterna Comics).

We talk about rest and relaxation, and a movie that made us both cry. Can you guess which one? Guess again!

 

About writer Stephanie Cannon: 

Her Website: https://www.stephaniecannoncomics.com/

Twitter: @SCannonComics 

Instrgram: @comicwritersteph

 

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100 Peter Milligan on The Prisoner, Kid Lobotomy & Legion

March 15, 2018

It's 100th episode of Creator Talks!

Returning for this celebration is my guest from episode #4 Peter Milligan!

First, I get an update from Peter on how his German lessons are progressing and on the life drawing class by Jason Atomic he attended
which included a lecture by an Egyptologist.

Speaking of Egypt, will we see another arc of the The Mummy (Titan) from Peter?

How about more of Rome's Antonius Axia, the ancient world's first detective from the series Britannia (Valiant)?

Moving on, I discuss Peter’s current work including The Prisoner (Titan), Kid Lobotomy
(Black Crown /IDW), and Legion (Marvel).

What is Peter’s reaction to the Legion television series on FX?

How does the art style used his mini-series Legion help the reader connect with the bizarre landscape of David Haller's mind?

 

How does the art help a story with the surreal characters and places in The Prisoner?

What does it mean to describe something as Kafkaesque?

Peter talks about his favorite work by Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis.

Peter also has an unfliching response for his choice of deserted island book, plus answers all my other Rest and Relation questions!

Follow Peter Milligan on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/1petermilligan?lang=en

About The Prisoner (Titan Comics):
https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB181798

About Legion (Marvel)
https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV170928

About Kid Lobotomy (Black Crown / IDW)
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG170373

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99 Ron Randall on his Kickstarter Trekker: Chapeltown

March 12, 2018

Welcome back Ron Randall to this special bonus episode of Creator Talks!

Ron is publishing the next chapter of Mercy St. Clair’s Trekker through Kickstarter. It’s a complete graphic novel called CHAPLETOWN and also includes the noir-style Trekker story The Volstock Payoff that began in the pages of Dark Horse Presents final issue.

Ron had just return from the 2018 Emerald City Comic so we discuss his experience and fan reception to his Kickstarter.

We also discuss the work Ron undertook to launch his first Kickstarter and future plans for publishing more Trekker in print.

This episode I also get to chance to learn a bit more about Ron as I ask him my questions about rest and relaxation!

 

The Chapeltown Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1896818977/trekker-chapeltown-graphic-novel?ref=user_menu

 

About Ron Randall

http://ronrandall.com/

https://twitter.com/@ron_randall

https://www.facebook.com/TrekkerComic/

 

About Trekker

https://www.facebook.com/TrekkerComic/

 

Ron's Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/trekker

 

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98 Jordan Hart on Doppelganger (Alterna Comics)

March 8, 2018

Jordan Hart who is the creator and writer of Doppelganger published by Alterna Comics my guest this week.

There is plenty of talk about comics, especially comic books printed on good ol’ newsprint and why we love them so much.

What recent acquisition did Jordan need to add to his collection of comics?

Besides talking about Jordan’s four-part comic Doppelganger, we also talk about Jordan’s brush with greatness with Stan Lee and George RR Martin.

We also cover Jordan’s admiration for 80 Hair Metal and some of his favorite bands.  

About the book:

https://www.alternacomics.com/product-page/doppelganger-1-of-4

About the writer:

http://www.jordanohart.com/Doppelganger

About the artist:

https://emmanuelxerxjavier.deviantart.com/

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97 Johnnie Christmas on the OGN Firebug

March 1, 2018

 

Johnnie Christmas is the writer and artist of the graphic novel Firebug published through Image Comics. 

I talk with Johnnie about his early web comic and collaborations with Ed Brisson who currently write Iron Fist and Old Man Logan for Marvel Comics

Johnny also talks about his work on Angel Catbird with writer Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale.

What obstacles did Johnnie face during his comic book career and how did he overcome them?

How did Firebug become a graphic novel?

 

About the book:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/firebug-tp

 

Johnnie Christmas Tour Dates:

http://johnniechristmas.com/events/

  

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96 David Leach on Fighting American

February 22, 2018

David Leach is an editor at Titan Comics and joins me to talk about his experience writing, drawing, inking, coloring and lettering comics strips, comic books and animation. (WHEW!)

After David catches his breath, we explore the history of Joe Simon & Jack Kirby’s Fighting American and it’s return through Titan Comics.

Is the series a reboot?

What other Titan series of classic properties is David editing?

With all this work, how does David choose to relax?

Plus: What are David’s most prized books?

 

About Fighting American (Titan Comics)

https://www.comixology.com/Fighting-American-1-The-Ties-That-Bind/digital-comic/620051?ref=Y29taWMvdmlldy9kZXNrdG9wL3NsaWRlckxpc3Qvc2VyaWVz

 

David’s Movie Review Blog

http://seeingfilmssoyoudonthavetoo.blogspot.com/

 

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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!

 

About the book:

http://marvel.com/comics/series/23865/rise_of_the_black_panther_2018

 

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