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Mother F**ker in a Cape - Mutiny Comics
60 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Jeff Campbell - This Playwright Don't PLAY!
I'm talking with Jeff Campbell, a dope emcee and a playwright, who I met when I first moved from Atlanta to Denver at the age of 27. This man has a dope story of how hip-hop inspired him early on, and how he grew and changed as an artist. He has a lot of good shit to say, so check it out!
47 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Danette Hollowell - Ballerina to Jazz Singer
Today’s guest is Danette Hollowell, a dope jazz singer, who I met on the dancefloor years ago. Since then, I’ve seen her rule the stage with beautiful renditions of classic jazz songs. She’s a dope presence, and it was sincerely a pleasure to chat with her. See the video of this interview HERE. Free comic about Juneteenth HERE.
66 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Nalo Hopkinson - Brown Girl Did Her Thing!
In this episode, recorded last year (a few months into the pandemic), I talk with the wonderful Nalo Hopkinson! Nalo was one of the few authors who was hand-picked by Neil Gaiman to write new comic books in the world of Sandman, she’s a professor at UCR, and she’s written a gang of her own brilliant sci-fi novels, like Skin Folk, Midnight Robber, and Brown Girl In The Ring, which inspired a film! (https://www.nalohopkinson.com) Because of my own pandemic struggles, it’s taken me a few months to upload this interview, but Nalo is charming, funny, and beautifully sincere. You’re gonna enjoy this one! Oh, and I mentioned this last episode, but I gave a TEDTalk, called, "When the World Is Burning, Is Art A Waste of Time?", which is over 700,000 views currently! Check this interview out!
49 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Besos From Bezos - The Journey Of TV Writer Francesca Sloane!
"It's been a long time..." Been distracted by a worldwide pandemic, but I'm back! My guest is Francesca Sloane, a dope television writer, who worked on the most recent season of Fargo (w/Chris Rock), & the upcoming 3rd & 4th seasons of the TV show Atlanta! Francesca also just signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios, so we should be seeing some exciting new shows from her! Oh, and btw: I gave a TEDTalk, called, "When the World Is Burning, Is Art A Waste of Time?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7rGQK3YopA Anyway, check Francesca's story. It's dope and inspiring!
73 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Star Trek Cats: The Journey of Jenny Parks!
Jenny Parks, illustrator & creator of the famous and funny Star Trek Cats books, talks about how she got started in art, how she found her way into selling her art at conventions, and how she eventually got her work published by Marvel Comics, as well as illustrating books that are licensed and approved by Paramount! Also, my graphic novel Kickstarter is still going on, and Jenny backed it! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anguishgarden/anguish-garden-the-graphic-novel/description Free preview: https://imgur.com/a/3EGdlIB
37 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Music, Layouts & Ink - A Graphic Novel Comes to Life!
In this episode, I briefly interview 3 people creating art for Anguish Garden: Carl Carrell, who’s composing the musical score for the book, Kevin Caron, who’s doing all of the layouts, & Dailen Ogden, who doing all the pencil/ink work. Recorded at the Kickstarter Kickoff party for my new graphic novel, Anguish Garden, a post-apocalyptic Western that’s an allegory for leaving white supremacy! We still need your help to get this book made! KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anguishgarden/anguish-garden-the-graphic-novel/description Preview: https://imgur.com/a/3EGdlIB Photos by Ryan Landell.
51 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
White Guys Who Hate The Man!
Another classic 2016 episode, with my guests, Kevin Caron & Jake Fairly. (Kevin is now doing work on my new graphic novel, Anguish Garden!) They talk about how they got into comics, why diverse viewpoints in comics are vital, and how they approach making their own comics! So check it out! Also, my Kickstarter begins this SUNDAY for Anguish Garden, to hire 3 artists for 7 months of work, and to pay for the printing. So please back it and tell your friends about it! Read the 7 page preview: https://imgur.com/a/3EGdlIB Back us on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anguishgarden/anguish-garden-the-graphic-novel
75 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Horror & Education - Jan C.J. Jones
Jan C. J. Jones, the author of "A Journey With Strange Bedfellows", discusses how her graphic novel began as an audio drama, her past as a scientist, and how she came to read comic books as a child. At the end of this interview, you'll hear a sample of her audio drama, so check it out! ============= Also, don't forget that the Kickstarter for my new graphic novel, Anguish Garden, begins on 2/2/2020. You can check it out here: https://kickstarter.com/projects/anguishgarden/anguish-garden-the-graphic-novel You can read a newspaper interview about my graphic novel here!
105 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
The Making of A Comic Book - Anguish Garden
How's a comic book made, from start to finish? I interview the artists who are working with me on my new graphic novel, Anguish Garden. You can read a free preview here: https://imgur.com/a/3EGdlIB Kevin Caron (layout artist), Dailen Ogden (pencil/ink artist), and Sarah Menzel Trapl (color artist) all talk about their roles on this book, and the challenges that each type of art brings to the storytelling medium of graphic novels. We'll be Kickstarting this on 2/2/2020, so check it out: https://kickstarter.com/projects/anguishgarden/anguish-garden-the-graphic-novel
48 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
The 4 Color Rainbow Pt. 2
Part 2 of this classic episode from 2017: my guests Melanie Gillman and Dylan Edwards discuss LGBTQIA issues in comics!
45 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
The 4 Color Rainbow Pt. 1
Happy New Year! Here’s a classic episode: one of the first podcasts I recorded, where I learned more about LGBTQ issues from some of my friends in comics, who are a part of that demographic. My guests here are Melanie Gillman (an accomplished comics writer & artist who has drawn Care Bears and written the Steven Universe comic, and was a cool professor long before me) and Dylan Edwards (another gifted comics writer and artist, who favors creating books with puns, like Politically InQueer-rect).
48 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
The Kymera Era - William Carroll and Jim Tanner
I talk with two members of the comics collective, Kymera, about what's it's like to be part of a comics crew, and how that camaraderie pushes them creatively.
91 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Horror In Comics - Alex Delia, David Espy and Jolyon Yates
I spoke with horror comics creators Jolyon B. Yates (Tales From The Crypt, Bionic Woman), plus Alex Delia and David Espy (Eyesis The Untouchable), about what draws them to horror, what they think works in comics for horror, and how this genre makes them reflect upon their own lives!
49 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Comedy In Comics - Cori Redford & Neil Ewing
Comics creators Cori Redford and Neil Ewing discuss using comedy in comic books, and how they convey different styles of humor in their books!
58 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
From Comics To Hollywood - Brian Essig-Peppard
Storyboard artist and comics illustrator Brian Essig-Peppard talks about his work storyboarding movies, commercials and music videos (including A Tribe Called Quest's final video).
56 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Comics Style Wars - Scorpio Steele & Daniel Crosier
Comics creators Scorpio Steele and Daniel Crosier discuss using different styles of art in comics storytelling, and how these styles affect the emotion, pacing and feeling of a story! Also, if you want to check out the Dr. Strange story that Scorpio wrote and drew, it's HERE.
52 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Using The Past To Teach About The Present: Shawn Gustafson
Comics creator Shawn Gustafson discusses his World War 2 comic, The Specialists, and how it makes him reflect on issues we face in present-day! Plus, we got into his creative process, and what it takes to make war comics fun to read! This is a really good comic, so you should check it out. You can read The Specialists here: https://thespecialistscomic.com/
53 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Prose Punches: Cameron McVey & O'Brian Gunn!
Authors O'Brian Gunn and Cameron McVey discuss how comics and geek culture have influenced their novel writing, and how they translate themes from a largely visual medium into prose! You can buy Cameron's books here: https://www.amazon.com/Cameron-McVey/e/B005AK9ARO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 You can buy O'Brian's books here: https://www.amazon.com/Furies-Thus-Spoke-OBrian-Gunn-ebook/dp/B07P9HC5NL
43 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Ken Lizzi - Attorney To Superhumans!
Author Ken Lizzi, who’s also an attorney for Dark Horse Comics, talks with me about how he got into writing, how he decided that he specifically wanted to be a lawyer for a comic book company, and also, he gives some important tips for new comics creators who are beginning to negotiate with a publisher! Check this one out - it has a lot of good info!
46 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
A Little Knowledge About The Publishing Biz, with Nic DuFort!
Nic DuFort, an indie rep, discusses her work as a District Sales Manager for Penguin Random House, her work with various graphic novel properties, and how she found her way into the publishing industry! We also learn her roller derby alias! :)
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