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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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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