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Every creator has a story. What’s yours? Adrian Has Issues is a conversational podcast celebrating the culture of creativity. Host Adrian King provides listeners with a unique perspective into the minds of the purveyors of pop culture with candid, in-depth conversations and interviews.

Every creator has a story. What’s yours? Adrian Has Issues is a conversational podcast celebrating the culture of creativity. Host Adrian King provides listeners with a unique perspective into the minds of the purveyors of pop culture with candid, in-depth conversations and interviews.

Location:

Bay Shore, NY

Description:

Every creator has a story. What’s yours? Adrian Has Issues is a conversational podcast celebrating the culture of creativity. Host Adrian King provides listeners with a unique perspective into the minds of the purveyors of pop culture with candid, in-depth conversations and interviews.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Episode 165: A Conversation With The Commander (with Jennifer Hale & Ashley Burgy)

10/22/2020
On this week’s episode, Adrian teams up with Talking Like A Teen co-host Ashley Burgy for a conversation with voice actress Jennifer Hale. Jennifer has lent her voice to a plethora of animated series (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Powerpuff Girls) and videogames (Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid) and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most female videogame voices. Jennifer talks about her experiences narrating her first audiobook for Christopher Paolini’s novel, To Sleep In A...

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 164: The Kids Are Alright Part 2 (with Frank Gogol)

10/15/2020
This week Ringo Award nominated writer Frank Gogol returns to Adrian Has Issues! Frank is the writer and creator of comics such as the anthology Grief, No Heroine (which Frank and I discussed on Episode 154) and the critically acclaimed coming of age miniseries Dead End Kids through Source Point Press. In this episode, Frank talks about dealing with the whirlwind success of the original series and approaching writing the follow-up Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job. Adrian and Frank talk about...

Duration:00:50:54

Episode 163 - Let Me Fix Your Thoughts (with Fallon Goskowski of Access BOSS)

9/30/2020
This week's guest is Fallon Goskowski. Fallon is a singer, thespian, the founder of Access BOSS...and Adrian's older sister. Adrian & Fallon reflect on what it was like growing up as Blerds to now being parents to both organic and digital children and express their thoughts on what it means to be Black while fighting to exist and be seen in traditionally White spaces.

Duration:01:12:01

Episode 162: Yellow Brick Road Warriors (with David Pepose)

9/23/2020
This week's guest is David Pepose, the writer and co-creator of the Ringo Award-nominated comic Spencer & Locke as well as Going To The Chapel. from Action Lab Danger Zone. As the comic book industry experiences huge shakeups in publishing and distributing, creators like David Pepose are looking to more crowdfunding ventures such as Kickstarter to appeal to a wider audience that might not have the backing of a traditional publisher. Adrian speaks with David about what inspired his latest...

Duration:00:36:18

Episode 161: The Bridge (with Jono Diener)

9/17/2020
Jono Diener is a musician and comic book writer based out of Flint, Michigan. He’s performed in bands like The Swellers, Baggage, and No Trigger to name a few. Diener put together A Comic For Flint: HOPE released by Source Point Press, and is featured in the anthologies Maybe Someday (A Wave Blue World), and Everything Is Going Wrong: Comics on Punk and Mental Illness in addition to his self-published titles Monster Bounty, and Jetpack Zack. In this week’s episode, Adrian chats with Jono...

Duration:00:57:19

Episode 160: Mask On (with Mario Candelaria & Adam Ferris)

8/18/2020
On this week’s episode we’re featuring the comic book “mixtape” entitled Tales From The Pandemic. Taking inspiration from quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, writer Mario Candelaria (Ashes, The Chart, The Good Fight Anthology) assembles a talented team of artists including our other guest Adam Ferris (The Good Fight Anthology, Unlawful Good, Baroque Pop). Mario and Adam give listeners a candid look at their professional and personal friendship, give their thoughts on being comic...

Duration:00:49:01

Episode 159: From The Earth To The Moon (with Ro Panuganti & Christian Richardson)

8/1/2020
This week’s episode features a 2x bonus of videogame music awesomeness! The first half of the show features Ro Panuganti. Ro is a YouTuber, multi-instrumentalist and videographer, specializing in covers of videogames and films in the style of rock and progressive metal. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the popular role-playing videogame franchise “Mother”/”Earthbound,” Ro talks about co-producing the eclectic tribute album Fuzzy Pickles from GameLark with fellow musician Peter “Soundole”...

Duration:01:22:36

Minisode 10: The Question

7/18/2020
Celebrating 7 years as a podcaster, Adrian further examines the “culture of creativity” on a deeply personal level. In asking listeners a question, Adrian also comes to a realization that will undoubtedly shape future podcasts for years to come.

Duration:00:14:28

Episode 158: Run The Jules (with FamilyJules7x)

7/11/2020
This week’s guest is Jules Conroy aka FamilyJules7x, a California-based guitarist and YouTuber. Jules details his origins as a musician leading up to the release of his second iteration of “Replay,” a sprawling 20-minute musical tribute featuring 46 different videogames from Pong to Super Mario Bros. to Persona 5. Plus, Jules talks about his successful cover album of the Super Meat Boy soundtrack, which transitioned into working with game composer Danny Baranowsky and being hired as the...

Duration:00:35:40

Episode 157: The Reluctant Zombie (with Jayel Draco)

7/3/2020
This week’s episode features multimedia visual artist and Oneshi Press co-founder Jayel Draco. Jayel and Adrian engage in an irreverent yet poignant conversation about Oneshi’s latest project, Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter. The story revolves around a wisecracking half-goblin determined to cure himself of a zombie infection…and possibly save the world in the process. While discussing the book’s themes and origins, Jayel examines the nature of parody and meta humor in storytelling and Adrian learns...

Duration:01:10:38

Episode 156: A Home Worth Fighting For (with Erica Schultz)

6/26/2020
On this week’s episode we welcome back our good friend and podcast regular Erica Schultz. Erica is the acclaimed writer of comics such as Xena: Warrior Princess (Dynamite), Twelve Devils Dancing (Action Lab Danger Zone) and Daredevil (Marvel). Her latest title Forgotten Home has recently been released in a collected trade format on Comixology Originals. The Vice Press comic tells the story of a Sheriff's Deputy investigating missing children that may be related to magic from her homeworld....

Duration:01:07:51

Episode 155: Early Sunsets Over Montclair (with Jeff Beck of East Side Mags)

6/17/2020
This week's episode features a conversation with Jeff Beck, the owner of the comic book shop East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ. Established in 2014, ESM combines an inclusive, personal approach to comic book retail and a DIY punk aesthetic. Recorded prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Jeff and Adrian wax nostalgic about the New Jersey punk/emo scene of the late 90s and early 2000s. Additionally, our heroes share their mutual love of post-hardcore favorites Glassjaw as well as offer takes on the...

Duration:00:48:15

Episode 154: Kayla Strong (with Frank Gogol)

5/18/2020
This week’s guest is Ringo Award nominated comic book writer Frank Gogol. His acclaimed works include the anthology GRIEF, DEAD END KIDS and his latest title NO HEROINE. All three titles are from the publisher Source Point Press. In this episode, Frank gives listeners a stark and honest examination of life post-addiction and recovery and how they play into the theme of monster-hunting in NO HEROINE. Adrian and Frank also discuss the complicated nature of heroism, the collaborative effort of...

Duration:00:53:56

Episode 153: All Hail The Queen (with Lynsey G & Jayel Draco of Oneshi Press)

2/28/2020
This week features returning guests Lynsey G and Jayel Draco, the co-founders of the independent publishing company Oneshi Press. Adrian chats with Lynsey and Jayel about their current project Tracy Queen Vol. 2: Dangerous Experiments. The second volume sees the titular character continue her quest for empowerment and independence from her criminal past and greedy adult movie moguls. Oh, did we mention talking raccoons and clone armies? The podcast conversation explores Tracy’s motivations...

Duration:00:38:26

Episode 152: Gen-X Sisyphus (with Alex Schumacher)

2/20/2020
Adrian welcomes back sequential artist and writer Alex Schumacher. Alex's ongoing webcomic DECADES OF (in)EXPERIENCE chronicles the exploits of Luke Carlin, a 30-something man dealing with the ups and downs of everyday life through a dark yet comical lens. Adrian and Alex commemorate the comic's 200th strip with a candid look at Luke's journey and his growth (or sometimes lack thereof) in the series' first five years.

Duration:00:55:49

Episode 151: Fret Not! (with Stemage)

12/11/2019
Grant Henry, known best by his stage name Stemage, is a composer, session player, and audio engineer. He is the creator of Metroid Metal, former guitarist for the video game tribute band LONELYROLLINGSTARS and the guitar player for the Emmy-nominated animated series Steven Universe. His latest project is the soundtrack and sound design for the videogame Card of Darkness. The Apple Arcade exclusive is a collaboration between game designer Zach Gage (Tharsis) and Adventure Time creator...

Duration:00:45:43

Episode 150: Frozen Comics And Hot Takes (with Joe Caramagna)

12/3/2019
Joe Caramagna is a New Jersey-based comic book letterer and writer. His recent titles include a number of Disney properties including Ducktales, Big Hero 6 and Frozen II: True Treasure, which is the official comic book tie-in for the animated film Frozen II. Recorded on Local Comic Shop Day 2019, Joe sits down with Adrian for a second time in East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ. The pair discuss Joe's current comic book projects plus provide some hilarious commentary on social media, mysterious...

Duration:00:37:21

Episode 149: Prog Metal & Pocket Monsters (with Ro Panuganti)

11/26/2019
Ro Panuganti is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist and videographer, specializing in covers of videogames and films in the style of rock and progressive metal. His music have covered songs from games such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Metroid. In this episode, Ro chats with Adrian about his latest album from Materia Collective entitled Metal Trainer, which arranges music from the Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow era of games in a breathtaking progressive metal collection. Ro also...

Duration:00:49:22

Episode 148: Channing Tater Tots (with Erica Schultz)

11/19/2019
This week’s podcast features friend and frequent guest Erica Schultz, the acclaimed comic book writer behind such titles as Xena: Warrior Princess (Dynamite),Twelve Devils Dancing (Action Lab Danger Zone) and Daredevil (Marvel). Her latest book, Forgotten Home (Vice Press) tells the story of a Sheriff's Deputy investigating missing children that may be related to magic from her homeworld. In this episode, Erica talks about her work as an instructor at The Kubert School and gives listeners a...

Duration:01:01:06

Episode 147: The Kids Are Alright (with Frank Gogol & Criss Madd)

11/12/2019
This week’s guests are Frank Gogol and Chris Madd, the Ringo Award nominated writer and cover artist for the acclaimed coming-of-age graphic novel Dead End Kids from Source Point Press. The series tells the story of youths from broken homes who band together to solve the murder of a friend. Recorded on location at East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ, Adrian chats with Frank and Chris about how creating art served as a cathartic experience and the connection Dead End Kids has made with readers,...

Duration:00:37:15