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Now displaying: April, 2015

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Apr 28, 2015

It was my distinct pleasure to talk with force of nature Jim Zub.

Show Notes (stolen from ZUB)

Jim Zub is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past ten years he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients including Disney, Warner Bros., Capcom, Hasbro, Bandai-Namco and Mattel.

He juggles his time between being a freelance comic writer and Program Coordinator for Seneca College‘s award-winning Animation program.

His current comic projects include Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, a new series celebrating 40 years of the classic tabletop RPG, Samurai Jack, continuing the award-winning cartoon, Wayward, a modern supernatural story about teens fighting Japanese mythological monsters, and Skullkickers, a sword & sorcery action-comedy.

Find Jim's awesome blog HERE

Or shout out to him on the Twitter @JimZub

Apr 22, 2015

 

In this episode of Crowdfiners Podcast hosted by David Pluscauskas, Benny Lo, an artist working in the video games industry (Saints Row 2, 3, 4), shares his experiences on making his mini comic book series, "Demise" and what drives him to creating amazing art. As a new immigrant during the late 80's, Benny faced a culture shock but video games like the Street Fighter series, and comic books, such as the Storm Riders series gave him an escape.  Lets will find out exactly how his early exposure to video games and comic books also helped inspired him artistically. 
 
Street Fighters is a popular fighting game series. Some of its well known characters are Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Guile, Akuma/Gouki.
 
"Storm Riders" is the English translation version of Fung Wan, a manhua series originated in Hong Kong. It is drawn by the well known artist, Ma Wing Shing. 
It is also known as "Wind and Cloud". 
 
Find Ben Here (and be sure to shout out to him, he's an awesome dude):
https://twitter.com/Spoonfeedheroes
http://spoonfeedheroes.tumblr.com/
http://www.spoonfeedheroes.com/

 

Apr 19, 2015

This week it was my distinct pleasure to talk to the one and only Gabo, AKA Gabriel Bautista, the one and only immensely talented artist behind The Life After and Author of the incredible microfiction book Jupiter, which you will either support on Kickstarter before April 27, 2015 or buy at http://returntojupiter.com/ after. If you know what's good for you, SEE!

Sorry for getting all old timey gangster on you there, but I just really dig both this guy and his work that much, and you will too if you give the episode a listen

 

SHOW NOTES: Courtesy of Gabe.

here's a list of social media STUFF:
 
 
http://hipflask.com (the Elephantmen book I worked on, its pretty amazing scifi action, and they have several free issues on the site you can read!)

 

Apr 14, 2015

This time it was my immense pleasure to talk with Podcaster/Punk Rocker/Comic Creator Chris Tull about his newest project, and the long and winding road that led him there.

 

SHOW NOTES (Courtesy of Chris Tull):

Here ya go, Dave. It was such a pleasure. For the show notes:
 
Twitter:
 
Tumblr:
 

All-Nite Taco Stand:

 
my band, the Hellstroms:
 
my podcast, Weekend Quality with Chris Fabulous:
 
Oh, also, for you personally, these are the creators I was telling you about. I bet you'd like them (thanks Chris, I will include them in the show notes!).
 
Adrian Tomine
I recommend Summer Blonde
 
Daniel Clowes
I like "Like a Velvet Glove Cast In Iron" best. It's super weird. For more grounded stuff, go with "Ghost World" and "David Boring."
Apr 8, 2015

This episode it was my distinct pleasure to talk with Eric Seaton, creator of the graphic novel series Legend of the Mantamaji (and award winnig television director, but he's not one to brag so I will do it for him)

 

Notes on Eric and Legends of the Mantamaji:

Television director Eric Dean Seaton’s first graphic novel series is a tale exploding with brilliant art, action-packed adventure, true-to-life characters, and a smart and twisting plotline.

Published by “And… Action!” EntertainmentLegend of the Mantamaji tells the story of Elijah Alexander, a rising Assistant District Attorney in New York who learns he is the last of a race of mystical knights called the Mantamaji, who once protected mankind. When an ancient evil is resurrected, Elijah has to learn to turn his back on everything he’s worked for, accept his birthright, and learn how to use his magical warrior abilities to defeat the greatest threat the Mantamaji ever faced—without being distracted by his grief, his anger, and one terrible betrayal.

Legend of the Mantamaji is a three-book graphic novel series whose sweeping tale of magic and mystery, heroes and villains, has a fresh look, a modern setting—and an ancient beat.

Eric Dean Seaton has directed a plethora of television episodes, music videos, and sitcom pilots since his debut directing Disney Channel’s top-rated sitcom, “That’s So Raven” in 2004, but he’s dreamt of being a comic book creator since his childhood in Cleveland, Ohio.  Eric, his wife, son and daughter live in California.  

find out more about Legend of the Mantamaji at  http://legendofthemantamaji.com/

You can see Eric’s work at www.ericdeanseaton.com 

or follow him @ericdeanseaton on Twitter.

Apr 3, 2015
Sarah Childs was a great guest, and I learned a lot, but I forgot to ask the question: do you actually sleep?
 
Show Notes:
 
 
Sarah Childs is the artist and writer of The Chronicles of Gyzra, an action adventure manga trilogy written in traditional right to left Japanese format. The series has been described as The legend of Zelda meets Princess Mononoke with a dash of Lost. The final graphic novel in the series is currently in production, with each volume consisting of at least 200, traditionally drawn pages.
 
To find out more about the series, see artwork from the book and Sarah's other projects visit www.gyzra.com
 
You can follow progress on the series on social media:
 
Facebook.com/gyzra
 
twitter and instagram - @Gyzra
 
gyzra.deviantart.com
 
New videos on YouTube every Wednesday at https://www.youtube.com/user/AGamerDraws
 
Co-host of The Artist Lounge Podcast, a live chat and drawing demo every Monday at 5:30pm PT on the AGamerDraws YouTube Channel
 
If you would like to talk to Sarah and see her in person you can find a full list of conventions she will be visiting in the about section of her website. The next scheduled show is MCM Expo London Comic Con - May 2015
 
Enjoy the artwork and if you would like to get in touch with Sarah, whether for business or for art/self-publishing advice, feel free to email sarahchilds@gyzra.com
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