Episode 264 With Roye Okupe – January 15, 2017

I love diversity in comics! In Episode #264 this week, I talk with Roye Okupe from Youneek Studios who has created E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, currently available in a high-power pair of graphic novels set in a future Nigeria, Roye’s home country. We discuss what’s going on in the Youneek Universe, including a potential animated film about E.X.O. as well as more characters and graphic novels we can enjoy, all taking place with more diverse characters and stories! To keep up with Roye’s exploding career, you can go to the Youneek Studios website, their Facebook page and keeping up with them on Twitter. Don’t miss my chat with this creator, who’s on the forefront of moving comics into the future!

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Episode 263 With Dave Romeo – January 8, 2017

Ready to visit the front lines of the comics industry? In this week’s episode, #263, I talk with Dave Romeo, the owner and operator of Comics on the Green, a high-power comics shop that’s been a standard setter for the industry since Dave opened it over two decades ago! Dave understands both the business and fan aspects of comics, so we talk about everything from how 2016 went in his shop to what he envisions taking place in 2017. We discuss comics companies including Marvel, DC, Image and AfterShock, as well as the impact of comics-related moves and TV shows on local stores, among other fascinating things! The store’s website is at this link, and you can also find out more by checking out their Facebook page and keeping up with them on Twitter. Don’t miss this entertaining and informative interview! Continue reading

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Episode 262 With Michael Manomivibul – January 1, 2017

Happy New Year’s Day, 2017! In the first episode of the year, I have a fun and engaging interview with exceptional creator and blossoming sequential artist Michael Manomivibul! We discuss how he makes his wonderful stories and pieces of art, and delve into Fathoms, his new book that collects his art from the past several years. His website can be found at this link, and you can see his terrific comics story here. Go to Michael’s website store to buy your copy of his art book, Fathoms! You can also find him on Facebook at this link and Instagram right here. As you’re listening to this interview be sure to check out the links above so you can experience his art while listening to what he has to say! Don’t miss it! Continue reading

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Episode 261 With Izik Bell – December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, with a great interview and my yearly holiday tradition!

First up is Izik Bell, a high-octane artist who creates terrific art and has a comic in the works named Reverse Dark! Izik talks about how he got started as an artist and a storyteller, why he moved to Denver, and what we can expect from him in the coming year! Check out his website at this link, his Etsy page here, and his Facebook page here! I highly recommend looking at his art while listening to this interview!

Then everything wraps up when I share my annual holiday tradition, playing the audio from ‘Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas! You can see the video at this link!

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Episode 260 With Frank Martin – December 18, 2016

This week, Frank Martin from Insane Comics, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, is back to talk about his recently released Volume 3. Here’s this volume’s description: “Biblical beings, although ancient and iconic, struggle to be understood and find their place in today’s society. Humanity has changed since their creation during the days of antiquity, and they along with it. These tales chronicle them on their journey 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 still a Free Comic Book Day version available for free at this link (digitally only). Go to the Insane Comics website store to buy your copy of Volume 3, and the previous ones, all available just in time for your holiday giving!

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Episode 259 With Joe Martino – December 11, 2016

This week, you’ll hear my special interview with Joe Martino, an artist/writer who I believe continues to be an important groundbreaker in Indie comics, and who recently concluded his successful Kickstarter campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of Shadowflame, his first character and series. We also delve into other creations of his, including The Mighty Titan, Cyberines, and Ripperman, and Joe talks about Red Anvil Comics and the great products he, Dave Ryan and others are producing there. He also gives us a peek ahead so we can be on the lookout for his upcoming projects, so be sure to listen to this landmark discussion! You can find his books at the Red Anvil Comics online store as well as here on comixology.com. Highly recommended!

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Episode 258 With Bob Salley – December 4, 2016

This week, Bob Salley from Salvagers is back, and he updates us on many of his projects, including the second miniseries in that successful sci-fi title, his recently completed Kickstarter project for Jasper’s Starlight Tavern, Shelter Division coming out from Source Point Press, and other great comics and projects he’s working on. We also discuss his first convention of 2017, which will be a special one, and the recent addition to his family, among other things! Don’t miss this terrific interview with a high-power Indie comics creator! Continue reading

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Episode 257 With Ben Filipiak, Mike Shoykhet, And Scott Reed – November 27, 2016

I’ve discovered another great comics company! This week in Episode 257, I delve into Fierce Comics by talking about the Midwalker: Light Breed trade paperback with writer Ben Filipiak, artist Mike Shoykhet, and colorist Scott Reed about this excellent title. We discuss the various characters and how they came to the printed page, the roles each creator played in bringing the comic together, and what is in store for this book and others from Fierce in the coming months. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 256 With Braiden Cox, Classic Peter Hogan – November 20, 2016

It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #256 features my latest interview with Braiden Cox, who has a Kickstarter project going on right now for Pet Squadron: Defenders of Humanity at this link! I highly recommend this creative Indie comic, and it truly deserves your support before it concludes on Thursday, December 1, at 9:02 p.m. ET. It’s a great title that combines our love for our pets with action and adventure, so be sure to listen to what Braiden has to say!

Then everything concludes with a classic interview I conducted a few years back with Peter Hogan, writer for Resident Alien from Dark Horse Comics. This story is told in a series of miniseries’, and one is going on right now called “The Man With No Name.” I talk with Peter about what the comic is about, including an alien who passes for a human doctor in rural America. We discuss how the title and the characters came to be, and important things you should know to get the most out of this excellent comic! Also highly recommended!

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Episode 255 With Russell Lissau – November 13, 2016

It’s a great episode this week, as #255 features my interview with Russell Lissau, who has written excellent Batman tales and is the creator of great comics including Old Wounds, Calypso and Stranger, among others. We get into his three creations in depth, including what inspired these stories, who the characters are, and what he might have in store for us in the months ahead! You can follow Russell on Facebook at this link! You can purchase his books here on comixology or at the Pop! Goes the Icon website. Highly recommended!

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