Mike Baron has been a comic book writer, novelist, an Eisner winner, an Inkpot winner, and a previous guest here on the old podcast, and he and Cory sat down to chat about what he’s been up to. We talk about moving from comics to novels, self-publishing, writing classes, and his new kickstarter that will move his comic character The Badger to the world of novels. The Badger is the story of a man with multiple personality disorder, one of which is a costumed crime fighter, and his partner, Ham, a 6th Century druid.
Action and hilarity ensue.
It’s a wide ranging conversation! Don’t ask, just download and listen!
Cory!! welcomes Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore from Ahoy comics! They talk about their new company, Ahoy, and their books The Wrong Earth and Captain Ginger.
The books they discuss are:
The Wrong Earth, a six-issue mini-series by Tom Peyer and artist Jamal Igle. The book’s lead story will tell the story of what happens when two alternate earth versions of a character named Dragonflyman (one a brutal anti-hero and another an adventurer) switch places.
Captain Ginger a space opera set on a starship that is staffed by cats who behave like cats. They’re human cats who really act like cats, written by Stuart Moore and drawn by June Brigman.
They discuss the idea of starting a new company, what Ahoy does differently, and what it’s like moving from the editorial chair to the creative chair. It’s a great discussion with two long-time comics pros!
Bill Schelly was one of the founders of 60’s fandom with his various fanzines, the most known of which was Sense of Wonder, which is the title of his new book: Sense of Wonder: My Life in Comic Fandom – The Whole Story
Cory!! chats will Bill about his new version of the book, which was originally printed by TwoMorrows that ended with his leaving comics fandom. This version continues his story, has been rewritten and tells the whole story of his life from his own point of view.
They discuss the origins of the 60’s fanzines, why they didn’t have a lot of fan fiction back then, the different fanzines he created, printing processes for fans in the 60’s, his return to comics in the 80’s, and how he has become an author of comics history and biography.
You can order Sense of Wonder: My Life In Comics Fandom: The Whole Story at his website: Bill Schelly.net
School is open! Professor Elemental (Paul Alborough) has released a new CD, The School Of Whimsy, and he stops by to chat about the new CD., the projects he has been up to for the last year, comics, kids and why nerds are the same all over the world. It’s a lovely chat over tea and Mister Miracle.
It’s the return of Solitaire Rose Radio, and we have our Three favorite returning champions on the show. Writer Josh Finney, Artist Patrick McEvoy and Editor Kat Rocha are here to talk about their second Casefile Arkham book “Her Blood Runs Cold”, the second Hank Flynn P.I. Story which combines Lovecraftian horror with 40’s detective noir for a story that we gave a GLOWING review of on Kray Z Comics and Stories a month or so ago.
It’s a wide ranging conversation on everything from the process of creating the book, why people are still scared by Lovecraft and how 01 Publishing is working hard to earn their Motto: No Safe Spaces.
Danny J Quick is the co-creator of the character Aceblade and is working on creating a series of stories using that character and his world as the basis for the 4th Wall Universe. He is offering the first two issues free here Www.4thwallpros.com/free as he is running an ALREADY SUCCESSFUL Kickstarter for the third issue. He has also written a novel around the character that is the basis for the comic book.
He sits down with Cory!! To discuss how Aceblade is different from the average vigilante super-hero, how his love of comics have led him to this character and his fascinating life experiences. Join us as we hear the story of Danny J Quick and Aceblade!
Patrick McEvoy has been on the show more than any other guest, is a huge Jack Kirby fan and a fantastic artist in his own right! http://www.megaflowgraphics.com/
Before we get into who our favorite Jack Kirby inkers are, we discuss comic book inking, with Patrick letting us know where the art form came from, how it had changed over the years and how it is done in the modern era. Then, they talk about their five favorite Kirby inkers, and not to spoil anything, but ONE of them lists Vince Colletta. You can also look at how different inkers work on the pencils of Kirby with some great examples at whatifkirby.com
Sunday night, after 25 years, Twin Peaks has returned. Cory!! discusses his reaction to the original series and breaks down the two episodes that aired on Showtime Sunday night. It’s an instant reaction podcast, unedited, unfiltered and a reaction to the fact that It Is Happening Again.
Karl Kesel has worked in comics as an inker, penciler and writer and has been involved with the post-Crisis Hawk and Dove, the 90’s Superboy, The Return of Superman, Amalgam and much, much more. He is now working with Tom Grummett on bringing back their creator owned series Section Zero., Cory!! talks with him about his craft, his process, his love of Jack Kirby and much more!
The Section Zero kickstarter is at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227066666/section-zero
Coming to the annual SpringCon (MSP ComiCon) are a LOT of local and national cartoonists, and Phil Juliano will be there with a story to tell. He’s been doing a webstrip for over a decade, has flipped the switch to live off of his art full time recently and is using his webstrip for YA novels! Cory!! discusses his art, his career and his philosophy in this far ranging interview!