Episode 248 With Travis Horseman – September 25, 2016

This week, I talk with Travis Horseman, who’s brought together a terrific series of graphic novels called Amiculus: A Secret History. We discuss how he brought this powerful story about the collapse of Western Rome to life to life, just who the characters are in this historical tale, and what he has in mind for the future of the character as well as his work! First up, though, is his current Kickstarter project that you can support! It’s going on now at this link, and he needs your help to bring the concluding volume to life! For more information about this series, go to his website here. These books come highly recommended by yours truly, so don’t miss this engaging conversation and the books that bring to life an important part of history, and does it in a gripping way!

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Episode 247 With The Return Of Howard Shapiro – September 18, 2016

It’s Episode 247, and that signals the return of Howard Shapiro, who has written a series of graphic novels on the subject of friendship, and they even include hockey! Hockey Karma, the third book, will be out in early November, but you can order the first two in the series now and pre-order the upcoming volume! We discuss the characters, what hockey has to do with all this, friendship, celebrity, and what Howard has in mind for the future! To order this new book, you can go to this link or head to Amazon and pre-order it here. These books come highly recommended by yours truly, so don’t miss this entertaining conversation and the series that started it all!

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Episode 246 With Israel Idonije – September 11, 2016

Creator Israel Idonije, along with writer Ron Marz and artist Bart Sears, has delivered to comics fans The Protectors, which has the first five-issue arc available now in trade paperback! I met Israel at this year’s C2E2, and I was happy to pick up and dive into this great comic story! I talk with him about his two loves, sports and comics, and how he has blended them together. We also discuss how The Protectors came to be as well as what we can expect in the future! For more about The Protectors, be sure to go to this link, or this one to purchase your copy. Don’t miss this highly recommended series!

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Episode 245 With Caleb Thusat – September 4, 2016

I met Caleb Thusat at Wizard World Chicago recently, and I loved his Alter-Life #1 Indie comic! That’s why we’re talking during this week’s episode, #245! We discuss his very recent Kickstarter for ZED as well as Alter-Life‘s fascinating sci-fi concept that really moved me! It also got me and friends into a variety of discussions about what’s happening in it! For more about Alter-Life or ZED, be sure to go to this link for the first one, or this one for the second. Don’t miss what this new and rising talent in Indie comics has to say!

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Episode 244 With Brett Uren – August 28, 2016

Brett Uren has returned, and we have another great chance to support his Torsobear series of books! He has conducted successful Kickstarter campaigns for the first two volumes in this series, and now he’s kicking off his third project on September 1, this time for Torsobear Volume 3: Back to the Blocks. The project will conclude late that month, so be sure to help out as much as you can by going to kickstarter.com and looking for “Torsobear.” Brett discusses the Torsobear volumes with me, from its inception through the assembling of the participating creators to this new book and beyond! Be sure to listen, then participate this week! Continue reading

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Episode 243 With Eric Palicki – August 21, 2016

This week in Episode 243, I had a great time talking with comics creator Eric Palicki, who created Orphans Volume One, Red Angel Dragnet Volume One and Fake Empire, all now available in graphic novel format. He then scripted a Gamora and Kitty Pride story in Guardians of Infinity #6 for Marvel, so he’s developed quite a lot of great storytelling in sci-fi, fantasy and horror as well as worked for the House of Ideas. We talk about his writing experiences, including how all these terrific books came to be, then he gives us information on his next project and how we can be sure to get our order in for it! Be sure to listen to what he has to say! For more information, check out Eric’s website at this link!

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Episode 242 With Jeff Kaufman – August 14, 2016

Talk about comics creators! In Episode 242, it’s the return of Jeff Kaufman, who is bringing back Big City Comics to help fans get two of his books every month, He talks about several of his graphic novels, including Bayou Bound, Terminal Alice, Fallen Angel, Whore, Gabriel Tempest, and Tainted, as well as his ongoing title Scary Fails and his children’s book Chip & Gorro! We discuss why Big City Comics has returned and what that means for his future as a storyteller! For more information, go to his website at this link! Jeff loves to talk comics, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! Be sure to let your local comics shop know you want the latest offerings from Jeff by Thursday of this week so you’ll get the Scary Fails you should have!

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Episode 241 With Tyler James – August 7, 2016

So often on this podcast, Kickstarter.com comes up, so I thought we’d delve into this subject more in depth with Tyler James, the publisher of ComixTribe and host of the ComixLaunch podcast, which has been recently celebrating their 50th episode! Tyler brought on an unprecedented 50 guests during that show … all creators who have successfully harnessed the power of the Kickstarter platform! The episode is called, “Crowdfunding Comics & Graphic Novels on Kickstarter … and Beyond!” We discuss the ins and outs of running a successful Kickstarter campaign, as well as his tips on what you should avoid. We also explore his extensive experience as a comics creator himself, so don’t miss it! Continue reading

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Episode 240 With Michael J. Ruiz-Unger And Tucker Tota – July 31, 2016

This week’s interview is with two of the creators of the fascinating Dark Beach #1, Michael J. Ruiz-Unger and Tucker Tota. Here’s how this comic is described: “A scifi noir comic that follows Gordo, a black market photographer as he attempts to uncover the truth of why there is no longer a sun.” That description alone had me! We discuss how the comic came to be, look into the characters, and find out what the future holds for this enthralling Indie comic series. Check out my review of this comic at this link! For more information, go to their website or visit them on Facebook! Be sure to check it out! Continue reading

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Episode 239 With Bohdan Neswiacheny and Rob Torres, Bob Salley – July 24, 2016

Ready for two informative interviews about new comics? First up is a chat with Bohdan Neswiacheny and Rob Torres about their new book Souls Eternal #1 from Hashtag Comics. They discuss how their love of anime has influenced this great new series, as well as delving into the characters and what else they’re working on currently! To get this debut book, you can go to this link. Both Bohdan and Rob give information on how to follow them during this interview!

Then everything wraps up with a fun chat with Bob Salley, who’s returning to talk about his Salvagers and the fact that there’s a new issue, number five, on the way! We discuss many aspects of the series, including exploring the various characters, what will be new and different in this new storyline, and how to help out with his new Kickstarter, coming at the end of this month! Don’t miss it! Continue reading

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