Episode 238 With Kevin Joseph, Andrea Molinari and Roberto Molinari – July 17, 2016

It’s another episode that provides two great interviews with creators of a variety of projects you can support! First up in Episode 238 is the return of Kevin Joseph, who’s in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign for his children’s book, The Poodles of Potter’s Peak. He talks about how this title is different from an all-ages book, and why he wanted to make this comic happen! We also discuss how you can participate, and that includes going to this Kickstarter link before Sunday, July 24, at 11:04 p.m. He also updates us on his other titles, including Tart (here’s that webcomics’ site) and UnderWars. You can find out more about Kevin’s projects at this website!

Then we change gears and talk with Andrea Molinari and his son Roberto Molinari as we delve into their fascinating series The Shepherd. This book deals with a father who has lost his son due to a drug overdose, and how he decides to help him when he becomes convinced that he hasn’t reached his final resting place. We talk about this series’ gripping origin as well as what the future holds for this book. For more about The Shepherd, go to this link at Caliber Comics as well as their Facebook page here. Don’t miss this tremendous series and what its creators have to say! Continue reading

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Episode 237 With Dan Daugherty – July 10, 2016

Episode #237 features my great interview with comics creator Dan Dougherty, the maker of such great books as Touching Evil, Volume One: The Curse Escapes, Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown, and a series of funny and touching comics strips called Beardo (so named because Dan himself sports a beard, something I can relate to). First, we discuss his excellent horror story, which focuses on a female attorney and single mother who inherits a curse that will change her life forever. We discuss how Dan conceived of this story, how human the various characters are, and how he has deftly weaved only the first chapter in this three-volume tale. Then we move to Beardo and talk about how this autobiographical strip made me laugh and cry as we move through the recent stages of his life. We talk about upcoming projects as well, but to get his books, you can go to the store at his website at this link. Highly recommended, one and all!

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Episode 236 With Luke Cooper, Cory Levine – July 3, 2016

This week, Episode #236 features two great interviews! First up is Luke Cooper from Insane Comics, creator of Hollow Girl. Here’s the first issue’s description: “Six years ago, little Katherine Harlow killed her own parents. Showing no signs of remorse or regret, she was said to be a girl without a soul. Now, dressed in black except for an expressionless white mask, Kat kills for the dead – a willing vessel for the souls of the wrongfully killed that call out for vengeance. But how did an apparently soulless child become a brutal vigilante? And are the voices that she hears really those of the dead or are they merely symptoms of a dangerous, all-consuming psychosis?” The third issue in this series has just been released, so be sure to go to their website store to get your copy as well as catch up on the first two issues in this series!

Then we wrap things up with a powerful chat with Cory Levine from Bowery Boys, a terrific hardcover historical story dealing with New York City in the 1850s! Here’s how this book is described: “When his father is framed for murder, immigrant son Nikolaus McGovern rallies together a motley crew of street youths in a rip-roaring coming-of-age adventure based on the period history of antebellum New York City! Set against the backdrop of rampant political corruption, vicious street gangs, nascent labor reform and ardent xenophobia–can Niko and his friends triumph in a life-and-death battle against their oppressors, or will they succumb to the engines of socio-economic progress?” We talk about how this tale full of shocks and surprises has come together, Cory’s time at Marvel working on the Soleil collections and what he has planned for the future!  Check with your local comics shop to see if they have this book in stock, and if they don’t, you can order it in paper edition at Amazon at this link, or digitally by going to Comixology.com or for your Kindle as this link at Amazon.com! Continue reading

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Episode 235 With Joseph Bradford, Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott – June 26, 2016

It’s another double-header episode this week! First up is Joseph Bradford from TikiGod Comics, creator of Angeli Arbitrium and Elle Moonbeard and the Seekers of Shine. He’s got a Kickstarter campaign happening now for that first title coming out in trade paperback, and you can support it by going to this link today! Here’s the book’s description: “An angel with her chosen, a man with a tarnished soul, a young woman with loss in her heart, and a boy with the capacity to change the world, find each other on the dusty road. They are dragged into a fight older then creation and are given the choice we all have. To fight for good or lay down to evil.” Be sure to support this great Indie comic today!

Then we warp where this podcast has never gone before, chatting with Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, creators of Star Trek: Manifest Destiny among other great Trek comics coming from IDW Publishing! We talk about how the ongoing Star Trek series is coming to an end with issue #60, but never fear – news of more Trek coming from IDW will be released soon, likely at this year’s San Diego Comic Con! We chat about the fabulous Trek crossovers, about what they’re each working on, and get into some Trek talk, of course! Be sure not to miss it! This interview begins at 29:29 into the episode! Continue reading

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Episode 234 With Frank Martin, Roland Mann And Deonna Herrold – June 19, 2016

This week’s episode features two great interviews with projects you can buy or support this week! First up is Frank Martin from Insane Comics, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal. Here’s the first volume’s description: “An angel, a demon, and a Horseman of the Apocalypse: these beings, although ancient and iconic, struggle to be understood and find their place in today’s society. Humanity has changed since their creation, and they along with it. But together we’ll chronicle them on their journey through tales of self-worth and purpose. They’re stories of discovery we’re currently writing every day in our very own Modern Testament. 32 pages in FULL COLOR!” There’s a Free Comic Book Day version available for free at this link (digitally only), and the second volume comes out on Monday, June 20, so be sure to go to their website store to get your copy!

Then we wrap things up with a fun chat with Roland Mann and Deonna Herrold, creators of Tiny, which is described as “a comic adaptation of Thumbelina.” We talk about how this two-issue series has come together, including how the two creators met through Roland’s daughter. It’s Deonna’s first comic creation experience, so we discuss what this has been like, including meeting fans at the recent MegaCon in Orlando, Florida.  They have a Kickstarter campaign underway, and you can support them by going to this link and helping out! Continue reading

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Episode 233 With Jordan Hart – June 12, 2016

I love a comic that makes me think! That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jordan Hart, creator of Terminarch, an upcoming OSSM Comics one-shot that explores a world in which machines revere humans who have the ability to create art. We discuss how the book came together, who the main characters in the comic will be and, most importantly, what information you’ll need to order it through your local comics shop! Don’t miss it! Continue reading

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Episode 232 With Shannon Lee and Jeff Kline – June 5, 2016

Be sure to listen to this special episode! This week, I talk with Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and a powerful creator in her own right, and Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing, who are two of the driving forces behind Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, their new comic series that made quite a showing during the recent Free Comic Book Day! I discuss with them how the book came together, how it helps preserve Bruce’s legacy while introducing him to a new generation of fans, and what we can expect from them in the future! To get your copies of these books, check with your local comics shop, go to their store at the Darby Pop website or find this book on Comixology! Be sure to support this terrific comic series!

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Episode 231 With Braidon Cox – May 29, 2016

If it seems like I’ve recently been enjoying many of the books from Insane Comics, I have! This week, I chat with Braiden Cox from Reclaiming Godhood, and here’s the initial comic’s description:

“Treachery! Deceit! Corruption! Betrayal! After betrayal by his brother, Pluto, Jupiter was cast to earth to live a life of mortality. He has many challenges to overcome during his attempt to adapt to the modern life on earth. Seeking the justice that is due to him, Jupiter embarks on an epic quest towards: RECLAIMING GODHOOD. Writer – Braiden Cox, Art – Samir Simao, Letters – Ray Zepada, Jr.”

Braiden discusses gathering the team together to create this series, why the first book is in black & white and the second is in full color, who the various characters are (including a favorite of his, Jupiter), and what we might see from him in the near future, including the epic third issue! To get your copies of these books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these excellent comics!

Next week, I’ll have a great interview with Shannon Lee and Jeff Kline about their terrific Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises comic from Darby Pop. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 230 With Lou Frontier – May 22, 2016

It’s always great to talk with Indie comics creators, and this week I chat with Lou Frontier, creator of Wicker from Insane Comics! Here’s the book’s description: “Wicker is an episodic historical horror series set throughout out three centuries and follows the generational woes of a cursed family as they deal with being claimed by The Wicker Witch, in Andover, MA. Terror ensues through horrific tales of creation, revenge, atonement, and the legacy of the Wicker Witch. Writer – Lou Frontier, Pencils & Inks – Jason Themm, Colors – DC Alonso, and Letters – Alex Giles.” Lou talks about how the team came together for this book as well as the intense characters you’ll find in Wicker! He also discusses American Bison, another Insane Comics title he’s been working on, as well as other projects he’s developing. To get your copies of these books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these excellent comics!

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Episode 229 With Brian Berg, Michael NcNaughton – May 15, 2016

This week’s episode features two great interviews with creators at Insane Comics! First up is Brian Berg, co-creator of Ghost #1 with Wade Price. Here’s the book’s description: “Crescent City is a place of two worlds. One is of happiness and beauty, the other is a dark place of blood and pain. Corruption flows through the streets as gang leaders and killers make their mark in the deep south. Only one thing stands against them: an urban legend with a thirst for blood. A legend the city calls ‘Ghost.’” We talk about how this great comic came to be as well as what the series is all about!

Then we wrap things up with a fun chat with Michael McNaughton, who does just about everything on GX #1, the first of a high-octane miniseries. What’s this book about? “A dark evil has emerged from the depths of space, in search of a power that would make them gods. They had captured the Boy Guardian of our universe, using the little remaining power he had the Boy Guardian brings together ten unlikely heroes to save our universe! These Guardians ten have been tasked to protect the ultimate power! But first they must learn to be a team, 10 strangers thrown together, a diverse mix of talents and personalities. This epic story takes you on a wild action packed adventure that will touch all of your emotions as it builds up to the climatic finish!” Michael has a Kickstarter campaign underway, and you can support him by going to this link and helping out!

To get your copies of both books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these great comics!

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