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.
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 http://staffloungin.libsyn.com/ for more episodes and teacher related zaniness...
So lucky to talk to Rus Wooton, who seems to be the letterer (letterist) on just about every book out there right now that I am digging, The Walking Dead, Low, Black Science and so much more. If you like it, Rus probably letters it.
We talk about the process of lettering, breaking into the business and the special challenges that Rus has had to overcome (I'm not going to tell you what they are, you are just going to have to listen to the podcast to find out!)
find Rus on the Twitter @RusWooton
Or check out his Personal Webpage for all things Rus.
And don't forget to check out his Podcasts
And support his Kickstarter please!
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?
PART 2 OF 2, LISTEN TO PART ONE FIRST
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!
FIND CHRIS AT:
AND IF YOU LIKE THE PODCAST, PLEASE SUPPORT CROWDFINDERS ON PATREON
PART 1 OF 2, LISTEN TO THIS ONE FIRST...
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!
FIND CHRIS AT:
AND IF YOU LIKE THE PODCAST, PLEASE SUPPORT CROWDFINDERS ON PATREON
YOU'LL NOT SEE NOTHING LIKE THE MIGHTY KUEN!
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:
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 @ and tell him how much you love his work. Do it now!
Amancay Nahuelpan is a Canadian/Chilean artist who shares how he managed to find himself in the perfect storm of comic book releases.
Find Amancay on the twitter @annbonline
And don't forget to check out his wicked art on the tumblr: http://annbonline.tumblr.com/
Findo out more about his books here:
Young Terrorists: http://www.comicbookresources.com/comic-previews/young-terrorists-1-black-mask-2015
And CLandestinon has a tumblr too!!! http://iamclandestino.tumblr.com/
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: @
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: http://nelsonblakeii.tumblr.com/
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 @
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
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.
@BryanEdwardHill on the Twitter
http://bryanedwardhill.tumblr.com/ on the Tumblr
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:
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...) https://www.comixology.com/
Comixology Submit (SUBMIT SUBMIT, who knows maybe your comic'll be a hit) https://submit.comixology.com/
Greetings Crowdfinders, this time we talk to Trevor Meuller, author of youth readers indie book and Thrillbent webcomic Albert the Alien.
It is my distinct pleasure to talk to Matt Hawkins, writer and president of Top Cow Comics. If you don't know who that is you are more of a noob than I am. We talk science, education, seizing the moment and most importantly, trciks and tips from his 20 year life in comics. Not to be missed!
Matt's work (there is a ton of it so I just linked to Comic Vine, which credits him in 321 issues!): http://www.comicvine.com/matt-hawkins/4040-48784/
Some Pitching Advice from Matt's Blog: http://matttalks.com/2014/04/some-pitching-advice/
No I Won't Read Your Fu@#ing Script, why giving feedback can be difficult: http://www.villagevoice.com/news/i-will-not-read-your-fucking-script-6704899
This time around it was my distinct pleasure to talk to Riley Rossmo, an incredible talent with an incredible story. As Riley puts it, he draws because he has to. It's the lens that allows him to put the world into focus.
Check out what Riley's has worked on here: http://www.comicvine.com/riley-rossmo/4040-48815/
Where to find Riley:
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".
If you want to shout out to Afua, find here here...
and don't forget...
BUY GENIUS HERE:
John Layman, writer and creator of Chew.
I'm not sure anything else really needs to be said...
Find John Layman on the Twitter @themightylayman
Check his WIKIPEDIA PAGE (it's full of lies)
Layman's List (must read comics for noobs)
Locke & Key
God Hates Astronauts
CHEW VOLUME 6!!!!
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.
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This time it was my distinct pleasure to talk to City of Wall creator and comic book convention connaisseur Shaun Noel
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.
AND CONTACT HIM HERE:
Contact: josh at thefialkov dot com.