Episode 277 With James Pruett – April 16, 2017

If you enjoy horror, you should be reading Mindbender from Scout Comics! This week, in Episode 277, I talk with James Pruett, creator and writer of the series, who also plays an important role in that comics company’s management. We discuss what this series is about, who the characters are and how you can buy issue #1 soon, with issue #2 not far behind! We get into Scout Comics and his role there as well, then wrap everything up with the fact that both James and I are identical twins, and what that means as far as our interest in comics as well as the rest of our lives. Don’t miss this fun conversation!

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Episode 276 With Gilbert Deltrez – April 9, 2017

In Episode 276, I talk with comics creator Gilbert Deltrez about his new Indie comics LAIR – A Para-Dimensional Demon Horror, which you can now support via Kickstarter at this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478659431/lair-a-para-dimensional-demon-horror. Don’t miss this fun chat, and be sure to support this great project today!

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Episode 275 With Ben Penrod From Awesome Con – April 2, 2017

It’s a special episode of my Wayne’s Comics Podcast, so I thought for #275 we’d go where this show has never gone before – to talk with the leader of a successful comics convention! I talk with Ben Penrod from Awesome Con about that high-octane event, including how it came to be, what goes on there, and what we might expect from them in the future. He even discusses how it got that name, and why he thinks it’s perfect for the years ahead! Comics conventions are a big part of the comics experience these days, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! For more about Awesome Con, including details about this year’s event, go to their website here, and for more about the other conventions Ben is part of, head to this link.

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Episode 274 With Frank J. Barbiere – March 26, 2017

Do you enjoy great storytelling in as many genres as I do? Then you’ll want to listen to my interview with Frank J. Barbiere, one of the most versatile and prolific writers in comics today! During Episode 274, Frank and I talk about several of his comics, but spend most of our time on Violent Love from Image Comics, his latest! We discuss how the story came to be, what we might expect from the series, as well as some of his other completed works, including Dejah Thoris, Solar Man of the Atom, Black Market, and the return of Five Ghosts! To keep up with Frank and what he’s working on, follow him on Twitter or go to his website!

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Episode 273 With Terrance Grace – March 19, 2017

If you’re looking for a great comic to support, I have an excellent suggestion – The Locksmith! This week, in Episode 273, I talk with creator Terrance Grace about the third issue of this engaging miniseries, and we discuss the Kickstarter supporting this project, which is now underway. We delve into how this comic came to be, how Terrance developed the characters and brought together the creative team working on The Locksmith, and what we might see from them in the future! I highly recommend you go to this link and support this Indie book! While his goal has already been met, he has some stretch goals that you will enjoy receiving, so don’t miss out on backing this superb comics project! To follow Terrance and keep up with what he’s working on, go to his website!

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Episode 272 With Andrew Miller – March 12, 2017

I’m really enjoying a great comic from BOOM! Studios called Death Be Damned! This week, in Episode 272, I talk with one of the writers of the four-issue western/supernatural miniseries, Andrew Miller, about the comic and how Ben Acker, Ben Blacker and he brought this story together, how they worked with BOOM! Studios about bringing it to your local comics shops, and just who several of the important characters are! You also just might get to check out this tale before it hits TV! Keep up with what Andrew is doing by going to his Twitter feed at this link!  Don’t miss this great discussion!

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Episode 271 With Frederik Hautain – March 5, 2017

Here’s a great comics creator worthy of your support! In Episode 271, I have a great conversation with Frederik Hautain about his new book, The Happy Few. We discuss the title and the book’s story, as well as how he assembled his team to make this graphic novel come to be. The Kickstarter supporting this project is now underway, so I highly recommend you go to this link and support this Indie book! To follow Frederik and keep up with what he’s working on, go here on Twitter!

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Episode 270 With Brendan Deneen – February 26, 2017

He’s back, and boy, does he have a lot of great comics to discuss! In Episode 270, it’s the return of Brendan Deneen, who’s now from Scout Comics! Even though they already have a lot of terrific comics, they’re recently added even more, so we have a lot to talk about during our interview! We talk about the transition from Ardden Entertainment to Scout Comics, what the new company is all about, and we delve into many of the terrific books Scout has available, more than I could possibly fit in this paragraph! For more about Scout and their offerings, go to their website here. During our chat, you’ll get the scoop on many of their excellent comics, including Solarman, Solar Flare, Heavenly Blues, Long Lost, Smoketown and others, so I’m sure you going to want to hear what he has to say!

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Episode 269 With Charles Soule and Alberto Alburqueque, Sam Johnson – February 19, 2017

It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #269 features my interview with writer Charles Soule and artist Alberto Alburqueque, who are bringing their excellent Oni Press series Letter 44 to a conclusion soon! We go behind the scenes to talk about how this book came to be, how they’ve been bringing individual issues our way, and what we can expect as the comic comes to what I’m sure will be a shocking ending in the next couple of months ahead. For more on this book, go to this link. To follow Charles, go here on Twitter, and to keep up with Alberto, here’s the place to go!

Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! The third issue is now available, and we talk about how this is the perfect time to jump on board because Sam’s included a recap for new fans! We also preview the upcoming fourth and concluding issue in this miniseries as well as what the future holds for Sam and this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!

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Episode 268 With Russell Nohelty – February 12, 2017

Monsters are something many of us truly love and, during this week’s Episode 268, Russell Nohelty from Wannabe Press is back, giving us the scoop on his Kickstarter that will be beginning this Tuesday for his hardcover, 244-page anthology called Monsters and Other Scary Shit. We delve into how this excellent book came to be, and we explore several of the stories you’ll enjoy as you read it! He’s got some very special rewards for people who jump on board in the first couple of days in the campaign, so be sure to look for this hardcover on Tuesday morning as of 7 a.m. Pacific Time (10 a.m. ET). For more on this high-power creation, go to this link. Russell gives us a lot more info about this project during our discussion, so be sure to listen what he has to say!

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