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Hosted by Christopher Calloway, the podcast features interviews with comic book writers and artists. Interviews will include new, veteran and living legend creators.

Hosted by Christopher Calloway, the podcast features interviews with comic book writers and artists. Interviews will include new, veteran and living legend creators.
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Hosted by Christopher Calloway, the podcast features interviews with comic book writers and artists. Interviews will include new, veteran and living legend creators.






124 Andrew Maxwell on Rum Row, Aldous Spark & Lazlo Cale

Writer Andrew Maxwell shares the success of his past two Kickstarter series: Rum Row, a Prohibition Era themed aerial crime adventure; the other Aldous Spark, Meddler in History and Other Unsavory Tales. Plus, Andrew announces a new Kickstarter for a very different series the Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale. It is about what happens when an art dealer is tasked to find a gangster’s stolen painting in a city of interdimensional time travel. We talk about the benefits of promoting project through...


123 Al Ewing Discusses Writing The Immortal Hulk

Tired of crossovers interrupting your favorite title and fill-in issues that “don’t matter”? So is writer Al Ewing. He explains why neither of these will happen as long he is the writer of The Immortal Hulk! We begin talking about Al’s first encounter with the Hulk in comics, and how his take on the character harkens back to key character elements contained in the very issue of the Hulk (1962) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Al explains why his The Immortal Hulk is a horror comic, the reason...


122 Heather Berberet, Psy.D. on Doctor Who on The Couch & Separation

Please welcome to the show writer and clinical psychologist Heather Berberet, Psy. D. We discuss her science fiction book in progress Separation. We also talk abour Heather’s series of articles on her website Doctor Who On The Couch, which analyzes Doctor Who episodes from a psychological perspective. Plus learn: For which much loved science fiction television series did Heather write an a book contribution? What support and gudeince does Heather employ to hone her fiction writing...


121 Rob Williams on The Return of Project Superpowers

Writer Rob Williams reintroduces The Green Lama, The Death-Defying Devil, The Spirit of America and more Golden Age Heroes through Dynamite Entertainment’s Project Superpowers #0 coming to a comic shop near you this 4 of July! I ask Rob how the ten cent zero issue will help introduce new readers to the characters before issue #1 hits stores in August. How does Rob plan to allow each team member of Codename: Project Superpowers enough room for development in the series? I also discuss...


120 Laura Lee Gullege from Heroes Con 2018: The Need for Diversity in Education

From Heroes Con June 16, 2018 in Charlotte, NC my interview with Laura Lee Gullege, Eisner nominated author of Page by Paige, Wil and Whit, and Sketchbook Dares. We discuss her work and panel from Friday evening at the con addressing the need to increase diversity in education to match the increased diversity in comics and their creators. Plus: fun questions I ask all my guests! Laura Lee’s website: Please take a moment to rate Creator Talks on...


119 Heroes Con 2018 Recap and Interviews

I’m back from Heroes Con held last weekend June 15-17, 2018 in Charlotte, NC! The episode opens with my reflections about the con and guests met. I take stock of the Bronze and Silver Age Marvel and DC comics I plucked from the back issues bins, then move to my four interviews from the convention floor. Christine Brunson (20:40-36:00) Colorist of Amazing Age (Alterna Comics) Writer/colorist of Bitter Sweet Sentinels Transition Music: Colors by...


118 Rachael Smith on Isabella and Blodwen

U.K. writer and artist Rachael Smith joins me to talk about her entry into comics and work on a back up story for The 10 Doctor: Year Two titled A Rose By Any Other Name. Rachael also discusses the free 16 page mini comic she wrote and weas illustrated by Jacob Smith titled Jack & Lucy about two troubled teens that help each other figure out their problems. We dig into her autobiographical comic strip collection titled Wired Up Wrong, which Rachael wrote to better understand how she deals...


117 Bryce Bullock on Daddy Long Legs & The Inch Worm

Joining me is my youngest guest to date. Nine-year old Bryce Bullock is the creator, writer and artist of Daddy Long-Legs and The Inch Worm, the father and son super-hero duo comic published through Pancake Images. Bryce, his father Demitrius and mother Michelle discuss the origin of the heroes and how each member of the family supported Bryce in the making the comic. What is Bryce’s future plans for the comic and as a comic book creator? What advice does his give to young artists and...


116 Where We Live Tribute Tour Stop

Surprise! Another bonus episode this week, with six creator interviews! The Where We Live- A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas anthology book signing tour made a stop at my local comic shop, The Comic Book Shop in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, June 2nd, and you-are-there! I interviewed all six of the anthology’s contributors who appeared for the signing. I ask two questions of each contributor: How did you come up with your contribution for the anthology, and what should be...


115 Christopher Sebela & Joshusa Hixson on Shanghai Red - Image Comics

Writer Christopher Sebela returns to the show along with artist Joshua Hixson to discuss their collaboration Shanghai Red being published by Image Comics June 20. The practice of Shanghaiing men in to serve as crew on 19 century sailing vessels is the genesis of the story. Christopher begins by explaining the use of the Shanghai tunnels in Portland, Oregon during the 19 century to help us separate its fact from fiction. We also learn about the comics protagonist, Shanghai Red, her dual...


114 Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack & Mark Mullaney on Crossing

It’s a bonus podcast this week with not one, not two, but three guests! Enrica Jang (House of Montresor), Alex Cormack (work published by Image, IDW & ComixTribe) and Mark Mullaney (Ninja Bear) join me to talk about there Kickstarter for issues #2 & #3 of Crossing, a six-issue paranormal series. What’s it all about? “An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. Paranormal couples counseling, anyone?” Enrica is also the Editor-in-Chief of Red Stylo Media,...


113 James Haick and Rafael Lourerio on The Mall - Scout Comics

Writer James Haick (Solar Flare) and artist Rafael Lourerio join Creator Talks to discuss the success of Scout Comics’ Free Comic Book Day offering The Mall #0 and talk about issue #1 coming this July. We also learn about another book James is writing, Long Live Pro Wrestling! (Previews Code 181964) a new “binge” series from Scout Comics. Plus we get an update on Season Three of Solar Flare returning soon. I ask artist of The Mall Rafael Lourerio about living in San Palo and where are the...


112 Michael Gordon on the Crime Noir Comic Red Winter #1

Do you like crime noir in the vein of Ed Brubaker, Frank Miller and Jason Aaron? Writer Michael Gordon joins me to discuss his Kickstarter for Red Winter #1, his new crime noir four part mini series set in Russia. We also talk about his other highly successful series Transdimentional, now off to the printer after wrapping up another successful Kickstarter to fund issue #3 of that four part series. What is it like living in Moira a, Ireland and what are the best things to do in...


111 Mike Baron “The Bloody Red Baron Experience”

At last, presenting my interview with writer Mike Baron! Mike is the creator of The Badger and co-creator of Nexus. Mike also wrote stories for Marvel’s Punisher and DC’s Batman, The Flash and Deadman. I begin my conversation with Mike about a 1973 article he wrote for Creem magazine in which he visited the Marvel office. I ask Mike about his time writing for Valiant comics and stepping into the shoes of Barry Windsor Smith when he took over writing Archer and Armstrong. Did you know...


110 The Return of Ram V and Dev on Paradiso Vol: 1 Essential Singularity

The first four issues of Paradiso have wrapped and the trade collection is coming 5/16/18 through Image Comics. Writer Ram V and Dev are here to tell me why, if you haven’t read the series yet, the trade will make jumping on at the second arc more enjoyable. Dev talks about the stylistic changes made to his art that really distinguishes the next story arc from the first. I also discuss what else Dev is writing and he drops a few hints about a projects he is working on in a new genera...


109 Sam Johnson on Geek-Girl & Free Comic Book Day

Sam Johnson returns to discuss the next arc of Geek-Girl and the free digital edition available on Free Comic Book May 52018! For newbies Sam explains who Geek-Girl is and for current readers what is in store for Ruby in the next arc of the series. We also talk about Free Comic Book Day and some of the books we are interested in getting. I ask Sam the eight questions I ask all my guests, so we get a chance to digress about Marvel’s Secret Wars II and… karaoke? At the end of the show I...


108 Ace Atkins and Marco Finnegan on Crossroad Blues

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and New York Times best selling author Ace Atkins along with artist Macro Finnegan are my guests this week discussing their crime and mystery original graphic novel Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Mystery. What is the connection between the Mississippi crossroads and blues musician Robert Johnson? What did Ace Atkins learn as a newspaper journalist about writing? What rare books did Ace like to read and collect as a teenager? What iconic Silver Age...


107 B.J. Mendelson on Vengeance Nevada

To kick off the start of your week, my guest is author B.J. Medelson. B.J. is the author of Social Media Is Bullshit (St. Martin’s Press) and End of Privacy (Curious Reads). Listeners will find out how to get a free digital copy of End of Privacy during the interview. We discuss a few of the highlights in each of his books, plus his comic book now avaiable on Comixology, Vengeance: Nevada. We also talk about his favorite comedian, George Carlin, and B.J.’s stint as a mall Santa! About...


106 Adrian Terga Detached: Into The Comasphere

This week the spotlight shines on Adrian Terga, author of the Kickstarter project Detached: Into the Comasphere. Adrian and I discuss what people experience while in a coma and what we understand about consciousness. Why did Adrian make the transition from comic book reader to comic book writer? What is his connection with artist Tyler Crook (Harrow County/Dark Horse Comics)? What was the biggest challenge he had to over come to make the promotional video for his comic Detached: Into...


105 Pornsak Pichetshote & Aaron Campbell on Infidel (Image)

Making his debut as a comic book writer, Pornsak Pichetshote (former editor of Swamp Thing) and artist Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Green Hornet Year One, Dark Shadows & Uncanny/Dynamite Entertainment) are on the show to talk about their new comic Infidel (Image Comics). Infidel is a classic haunted house story updated for the 21 century, involving a building haunted by being which feeds off xenophobia. First, Pornsak and Aaron talk about how there arrived where they not just in their...