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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Episode 267 With Scott Sawyer From ‘North’ – February 5, 2017

Time to head up to Canada to talk with Scott Sawyer about his excellent Canadian superhero comic NORTH! In Episode 267, we discuss how the book came to be, who the characters are in the series, and what we can expect from him in the future! Don’t miss this opportunity to check out a new superhero universe!

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Episode 266 With Kwanza Osajyefo From ‘Black’ – January 29, 2017

Every once in a while, I record an interview I wish everyone could listen to! My talk with Kwanza Osajyefo this week in Episode 266 is just such a podcast! The creator of the gripping comic series Black, published by Black Mask Studios, talks with me about diversity in the comics industry, how the book came to be, how he developed the fascinating concept for this title, and what he has in store for us in the months ahead!  For more on Black, go to this link or head to their website here. To keep up with Kwanza, you can follow him on Twitter. This one is not to be missed!

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Episode 265 With Ron Marz – January 22, 2017

I’ve got a real treat in store for you in this week’s episode, #265! Prolific and excellent comics writer Ron Marz is here, and he discusses Ominous Press, where he’s working with Bart Sears as they create, as they like to call it, “Relentless. Powerful. Comics.” We talk about Ron’s previous storytelling, including his creator-owned books, as well as what he’s doing now with Ominous. He also lets us know what projects he’s working on that he can tell us about as well as how his start in the business has prepared him for today’s industry. The Ominous Press website is at this link, but the best source for info is at their Facebook page, and you can keep up with Ron on Twitter. He’s got a lot of great things to say, so don’t miss this episode!

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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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