As will become tradition here, the last episode of the year is a giant thank you to people who need to hear it. I certainly don’t mention everyone who deserves to be talked about, but I try.
Spencer Scott Holmes from Old Man Orange comes by the show to talk about his comic Pizza Boyz. Hear about the inspiration behind it and a bit about his process. And if I hadn’t been an idiot you could have heard it before the Kickstarter campaign was over. That one’s totally my fault.
Good news though, there’s always Pizza Boyz on Comixology so you can still read it if it’s something that you’d be into. And since you’re listening to this podcast I’m pretty sure it’s something you’d be into.
I figured it was time to get some questions answered, so here’s a rather unedited take on that. Frequent guest Karrington Martin graciously agreed to host the show so that you could hear something besides me asking myself questions because let’s face it, that could get kind of weird.
Blair Farrell from Comic Gamers Assemble comes by the show for another Creator Talk episode to talk about his book The Web of Spider-Man Games: The Amazing and the (Not So) Spectacular. We also talk more in general about comic based games and what other books he might write in the future.
It’s time for another Creator Talk episode! This time we’re chatting with Luz Bianca, writer of Palace by the Sea and Sarah. Come listen in as Luz gives us the inside story behind both of these really cool comics.
If you’re into the history side of comics, like real life history, then have I got a treat for you. I sat down with Jennifer DeRoss and we talked about her new book Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox. Learn about this comic legend who is somehow even more prolific than I ever imagined, her process in writing the book, and a few other fun facts along the way.
Jennifer can be found @JenniferDeRoss on Twitter, Jennifer’s Comic Blog, and she has written for Sirens of Sequentials. And of course you can buy the book right now on Amazon or bug your local comic store until the bring a copy in for you.
In another bonus episode that’s totally not just to manipulate the numbering so I can pull something off later (that’s a lie and we all know it but we’ll roll with it anyway) Kayleigh Osborne comes back to take a look at one of the world’s most well known and important comic characters. Theatrical films, cartoons from multiple decades, and running pretty much since the 1930s. Yup, it’s Tintin. Take a listen as Kayleigh joins to talk about this comic franchise that somehow just hasn’t caught on in the US yet. We never do figure out why it hasn’t.
We’re back again with another comic creator, this time it’s Carl Antowicz to talk about his comic Büer’s Kiss. But more importantly, the really awesome way he does live performances of it. From his time working with the New Hazlet Theater to plans for the future, be sure to check out all of his stuff over at Canto Comics, the Canto Comics store in Big Cartel, @cantocomics on Twitter, the Patreon that got started since this episode was recorded, and of course the YouTube video so you can see what makes this so special.And while you’re at it, check out his wife Sophie’s stuff over at DC Is Going to Hell and Red Ink Radio.
If awesome comics are your thing then I’ve got a treat for you. An ex-cop trying to figure out what happened to her partner. Mysterious happenings. Secret organizations. The struggle to find what’s just and right in this crazy world. If any of this catches your eye then listen up, head over to the preview of Butcher Queen to see how cool it is, and back the Butcher Queen Kickstarter Project to make sure that you get a copy of the whole story for yourself.
A lot of you (and by that I mean at least 1 person) has asked if I’d ever look at the Alien franchise. This is as close as I’ll get since the movie clearly came first and didn’t get made with the comic in mind. But you asked for it, and there are comics. So why not?Keith Gawla from Pop Up Film Cast comes by to continue ridiculing me for my horrible appearance on his show.