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Crowdfinders introduces you to independent comic creators and allows you to learn from their experiences writing, assembling their productions teams, and most importantly, finding their crowds whether it be by submitting to publishers or kickstarting their books.
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Oct 13, 2015

So lucky to talk to NYT bestselling author Tony Lee about overcoming life's challenges, how to sell your book, how to sell yourself (the two are closely related) and how to reach reluctant readers.

Be sure to shout out to Tony on the Twitter @mrtonylee and tell him that you loved hearing him on Crowdfinders.

And be sure to check out his BLOG and his extensive WIKIPEDIA PAGE

Oct 2, 2015

Sorry, no Crowdfinders this week, in lieu of a new episode check out my other podcast, Staff Loungin'  podcast about education (it's actually quite entertaining, give it a shot.

This week in the lounge we talk about education, inspiration and how we really should be reforming education.


If you like Staff Loungin' head on over to for more episodes and teacher related zaniness...

Sep 10, 2015

Ian Mcginty, creator of the all ages book Welcome to Showside, coming out soon from Z2 comics on his new creation, Adventure Time, his life in art and the amazing family and truly horrible teachers who inspired and motivated him to be the artist he is today. 

Love Ian? Let him know on the twitter @IanMcginty or on Facebook or anywhere else... he'd love to hear from you.

Better still, he'd love to see from you, so get that fan art going.

And here are some links to some things that I mentioned in the show:

ComicBookCollabs, a real supportive community for comic book creators on Reddit:

The Alarm Clock,  this is my friend's youtube channel, he really hates conspiracy theories. What do you think?


Sep 1, 2015



Part 2 of a 2 part episode talking to Chris Hunt, Artist, Writer, Creator of Carver: A Paris Story, coming from the new imprint Z2 comics on 11/11. It's a conversation that range as wild and free as the Cascade mountains of Idaho from which Chris hails. Part 1 of 2, and not to be missed!




@lazzyfair on the Twitter




Aug 31, 2015



Part 1 of a two part episode talking to Chris Hunt, Artist, Writer, Creator of Carver: A Paris Story, coming from the new imprint Z2 comics on 11/11. It's a conversation that range as wild and free as the Cascade mountains of Idaho from which Chris hails. Part 1 of 2, and not to be missed!




@lazzyfair on the Twitter




Aug 26, 2015


Inspirational Kuen Tang about all things related to lettering and living a creatively satisfying life all while overcoming the challenges of being quadriplegic... 

There were times when Kuen's story brought me to tears, but don't take my word for it, listen for yourself. This episode is not to be missed!

For all Kuen related links:

And to help her fully traverse the Great Wall of China:


Aug 19, 2015

What a pleasure to talk with Colourist Ivan Plascencia about his life and his work. Ivan is an amazing and gracious guy and the talent behind, among other things, the visual feast of colours that adorn the work of Riley Rossmo in Rasputin and Contantine, the Hellbazer. As always, this episode is not to be missed.

Follow Ivan on the Twitter @ivanplascencia and tell him how much you love his work. Do it now!

Aug 5, 2015

Joseph Illidge, weekly Comic Book Resources columnist and former member of the Batman Group (that's what they call the Batman editorial team at DC) talks about the issue of diversity (or rather the lack of diversity) in the world of comics, both on the page, and more perniciously, behind the scenes.

It's a great interview, not to be missed, so strap on those earbuds because there is some learning to be done!

You can find Joseph's column here: The Mission

And check out his twitter feed for updates on Joseph's writing and his deep thoughts: @JosephPIllidge 


Jul 29, 2015

Such a pleasure to talk to Nelson about his upcoming Top Cow book, Romulus, with Bryan Edward Hill 

We also touch upon process, practice, line miles and even basketball. Not to be missed!


Shout out to Nelson on the Twitter @nelsonblake2 and be sure to check Nelson's tumblr for Romulus updates and other cool stuff:

Jul 22, 2015

Himkar Tak talks about genetic manipulation and the ups and downs of getting his first book, Boy 1, published at IDW. 

Find Himkar on the Twitter @hstronic


Jul 15, 2015

So great to talk to veteran author of comics and video games and fellow podcaster Antony Johnston about his work on the books The Fuse and Codename Baboushka, his time on the influential Warren Ellis Forum, his process and his team building techniqies, his podcast, Unjustly Maligned, his life in design and metal and so much more.

I say this a lot, the difference is this time I mean it. This episode is not to be missed.

Find Antony Here:

or on the Twitter @AntonyJohnston

Jul 9, 2015

So pleased to talk to zen master and comic book writer Bryan Edward Hill, about his Top Cow book Postal, his life, his process, and the lessons that can be gleaned from all 3.

Show Notes:

find Bryan 

@BryanEdwardHill on the Twitter on the Tumblr

Jul 2, 2015

This time around it was my distinct pleasure to listen to and learn from the story of Julieta's life.

Show Notes Courtesy the Great Julieta:

My portfolio:
My tumblr:
- Muchacho by Emmanuel Lepage
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët 


Jun 24, 2015

This time we are very excited to talk to comixology co-founder John D Roberts about the pivots in his life that led him to where he is today as well as the ways in which digitl comics platforms are changing the face of the comics industry for readers and creators alike.

Plus there is a rap at the end...



Comixology (get your digital comics here...)

Comixology Submit (SUBMIT SUBMIT, who knows maybe your comic'll be a hit)

Jun 17, 2015

Greetings Crowdfinders, this time we talk to Trevor Meuller, author of youth readers indie book and Thrillbent webcomic Albert the Alien.

May 28, 2015

This week it was my distinct pleasure to talk to Afua Richardson, artists, singer, flautist, activist, all around amazing person and the visionary who brought you the art in the captivating and timely image book "Genius".

Show Notes:

If you want to shout out to Afua, find here here...

and don't forget...




May 21, 2015

John Layman, writer and creator of Chew. 

I'm not sure anything else really needs to be said...


Show Notes:

Find John Layman on the Twitter @themightylayman

Check his WIKIPEDIA PAGE (it's full of lies)

Layman's List (must read comics for noobs)


Stray Bullets


Manhattan Projects

6 Guns

Letter 44

Locke & Key

God Hates Astronauts

Princess Ugg



May 12, 2015

It was mys distinct pleasure ot talk to Erik Bitmanis about his new book Hard Wyred.


Show Notes (Courtesy of Erik)

Hard Wyred is a new scifi/comedy comic series that has many of its visuals rooted in classic cyberpunk fiction. Melding together laugh out loud humour, over-the-top action, and some heart felt moments, Hard Wyred looks to play its way into reader’s hearts around the globe.

The story takes place in the near future where, through the wonders of the internet, we have now developed a highly advanced, futuristic online world. In this world people can upload their consciousness to an online profile and live out their wildest dreams and fantasies in this amazing new world without ever having to go back to reality.

The hero of the story, Sam Wyerznowski, is still very much stuck in the past. This fast paced, technological world has rushed past him and he purposely lags behind refusing to keep up. Once a member of special peacekeeping force known as “Sweepers”, Sam and the Sweepers have since gone to ruin. All of them lacking the conviction to enforce what they were originally uploaded to do, and instead focus on personal wealth, gain, and power. Sam’s job has since diminished to a corporate mercenary for hire, which oddly brings him into this online world on a constant basis. (Weird for someone who hates technology so much) Having spent the last 10 months on a leave of absence (although many refer to it as a forced retirement) due to a crisis caused by Sam’s own hands, Sam is brought back into this online world to investigate an attack on one of his previous employer’s research facilities. What he stumbles into is a problem much larger than he could have ever imagined.

In terms of my social outlets, please find them below:

@ErikBitmanis (twitter)
@Hard_Wyred (twitter)
@Erik.Bitmanis (Instagram)
May 7, 2015

This time it was my distinct pleasure to talk to City of Wall creator and comic book convention connaisseur Shaun Noel

SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Shaun)
City of Walls- Welcome to the prison-like city of Kowloon. A cluster of conjoined
buildings run by gangs. Where the ability of an individual to hope is
non-existent. Daniel, Jin, and Ariana are three kids who defy this
life sentence. They intend to escape and are willing to go to extreme
measures to do so. Since escape on foot is impossible, their quest
leads them to the sky.
Twitter Shaun @WriterShaun
              AK Lovelace @StandAlonePro
The company I work with is RedStylo
Here is the link to buy City of Walls stuff -
Here is a link directly to the print version of City of Walls: Vol 1: Kowloon -
The anthologies I worked on are
Shakespeare Shaken - My Story “The Play is the Thing” can be found in this digital comedy bundle -
And Unfashioned Creatures- My story is Pieces -
Thanks again,
May 3, 2015

The episode started as a discussion of Josh's controversial TUMBLR POST To the Writers.... 

But it became a discussion of Vinyl Records, JAZZ, the essence of collaboration and how we need to live by this simple principle: Don't be a dick first.






Contact: josh at thefialkov dot com.

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):


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 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: (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:

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

You can see Eric’s work at 

or follow him @ericdeanseaton on Twitter.

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