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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.






96 David Leach on Fighting American

David Leach is an editor at Titan Comics and joins me to talk about his experience writing, drawing, inking, coloring and lettering comics strips, comic books and animation. (WHEW!) After David catches his breath, we explore the history of Joe Simon & Jack Kirby’s Fighting American and it’s return through Titan Comics. Is the series a reboot? What other Titan series of classic properties is David editing? With all this work, how does David choose to relax? Plus: What are David’s most...


95 Evan Narcisse Rise of the Black Panther

The high anticipated Black Panther movie made its debut last weekend! I will say a few brief words about my impression of movie near the end of this episode. No spoilers! This week’s bonus podcast shines the spotlight on the creator currently writing for Marvel Comics! Evan Narcisse chronicles the early years of T’Challa, King of Wakanda, in Rise of the Black Panther. It is his first comic book writing credit! Evan has an impressive number of writing credits among them Time, The Atlantic...

94 Chris Mooneyham on Planet of the Apes: Ursus

Making his podcast World Premiere is Chris Mooneyham! Chris is the artist on Planet of the Apes: Ursus being published by Boom! Studios. He is a big POTA fan and we discuss POTA in film and television over the years. Which POTA movie was his first, and which made the biggest impression? What challenges did Chris meet trying to draw the likeness of Charlton Heston for POTA: Ursus? We also discuss Chris’ time at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Design. Chris talks about...


93 Christian Carnouche and The Resurrected

February continues with great interviews! This week is Christian Carnouche, creator and writer of the upcoming Kickstarter The Resurrected coming in late February. The first two issues of the mini-series are complete. We talk about the extensive research Christian undertook about the Aboriginal people, the assembly of the creative team, his editor and former guest Erica Schultz and how to properly promote a comic book! We round out the show with rest and relaxation questions plus we talk...


92 Cynthia Von Buhler on Minky Woodcock The Girl Who Handcuffed

February is going to be a great month of interviews! I begin with Cynthia Von Buhler, writer and artist on Minky Woodcock The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini. Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are the publishers of the fiction mini-series. Cynthia talks about Harry Houdini’s mission to debunk crooked piritualists and the circumstance surrounding Houdini’s death. Cynthia had to undertake some of her own investigative work. We find out why and how, which is a fascinating topic in...


91 Patrick Trahey The XII - Alterna Comics

Back in early December I spoke with Patrick Trahey, the creator and author of The XII: The Father being published by Alterna Comics. Patrick and I discuss the origin of the comic as a graphic novel though a Kickstarter campaign. What makes this post-apocalyptic tale unique from others? What sage advice does Patrick give to writers who want to break into the comic book business? Plus we talk about Patrick’s love for sci-fi series The Expanse, Queens of the Stone Age and Anthony...


90 David Lucarelli on Tinseltown - Alterna Comics

It’s an early release of Creator Talks this week! My guest is writer and musician David Lucarelli to talk about his latest work Tinseltown being published by Alterna Comics. Tinseltown will be on newsprint for just $1.50 per issue! FOC is 01/18/19 for issue #1 being released in March 2018. Hey Vampire lore lovers, we also discuss David’s other work The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade. The origin of CVHB is based on an event that occurred in Scotland in 1954. We talk about David’s...


89 W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Marazzo on Ice Cream Man Image Comics

I scream, you scream, we all scream when the Ice Cream Man cometh! Writer W. Max Prince and artist Martin Marrazzo join Christopher to talk about their latest work, a horror series guided by a mysterious Ice Cream Man! Who is he? What is he? What is the concept behind Ice Cream Man from Image Comics, and how did classic shows like The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits influence Will to write a horror story in the style of Ice Cream Man? We get a chance to learn about the environs of the...


88 Matt Mair Lowery & Cassie Anderson on Lifeformed Dark Horse Comics

Happy New Year! Season Two of Creator Talks leads off with two new guests: writer Matt Mair Lowery and artist Cassie Anderson who talk about their graphic novel published through Dark Horse Comics Lifeformed. Matt and Cassie also share their experiences from their November promotional tour of local comic shops and Barnes and Noble. How did a local comic shop lead to a them pitching their book to Dark Horse Comics? Why are brick and motar book stores and libraries still an important...


87 Mina Elwell and A.C. Medina

For the final interview of 2017 former guest Mina Elwell returns and for the first time A.C. Medina teases us with a special project both are working on for 2018 under a brand new publisher! Plus, A.C. talks about two comics of his through Scout Comnics in 2018, Welcome to Paradise in March and Monarchs in September. But that’s not all; we digress on a plethora of topics, which include not only comic books, but also Dog Talk! Mina on the care and feeding of Beta Fish! Why does A.C....


86 Chris Sebela on Cold War Aftershock Comics

Chris Sebela joins me to talk about his latest work Cold War being published through Aftershock. We also discuss his other work Kiss/Vampirella coming out as a trade in February and Agent 47 Birth of the Hitman, both for Dynamite Entertainment. Plus: Chris’ early freelance work outside of comics, how he comes up with the playlists for his comics, and the wonderful world of coffee shops as a place to work! About Chris Sebela About the...


85 Justin M. Ryan Trespasser Alterna Comics

This week I have a bonus podcast, an early Christmas present for my listeners! Writer Justin M.Ryan joins me to talk about his four-part sci-fi thriller Trespasser. The fourth and final issue is out December 20th and is being published in color by Alterna Comics on newsprint for only $1.50! Justin talks about his early years growing up with his brother creating their own comic books and stop motion videos. Why does Justin think the M. Knight Shyamalan’s movie Signs missed the mark in...


84 Steve Conely on The Middle Age

Eisner and Ringo Award nominee Steve Conely is the creator of the online comic strip The Middle Age, the humorous tale of Sir Quimp and his snarky-talking sword. Steve has made several contributions to web comics, including being a driving force behind having the “Best Web Comic” category added to the ballot of the Ignatz and Harvey Awards. We discuss Steve’s process for creating The Middle Age art and formatting his comic for multiple platforms and plus some of our favorite web...


83 Tom Mandrake on The Spectre and Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter

Artist Tom Mandrake talks about the influence of comic books during his youth, being a student and teacher at The Kubert School of Art and his best know work for DC comics, The Spectre. Tom’s latest work with Dan Abnett, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, is published by Titan Comics/Hammer Horror. How is the Captain Kronos comic today differ from the 1974 film and comic adaptations of 1970s published in The House Horror magazone? What are Tom’s thoughts on working with pencil and ink...


82 Ram V and Dev on Paradiso - Image Comics

It has been one year since Creator Talks launched! To celebrate the show’s anniversary, I span the globe! (o.k… through Skype) from London to Bangalore to bring together my guests Ram V and Devmalya Pramanik, the two creators of their upcoming comic book Paradiso being published by Image Comics on December 6. What does each like about the cities they call home? How does science fiction and horror blend in their comic Paradiso? And why is it so hard to find a Guinness in India?? We...


81 Joel Rose on Hungry Ghosts

Joel Rose co-wrote Get Jiro! and Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi with Antony Bourdain. The two are back together with a new anthology coming out January 31, Hungry Ghosts being published through the Berger Books imprint of Dark Horse Comics. Joel talks about his first encounter with Antony Bourdain when Tony tried to publish his first comic book. Joel also reminisces about his early years in New York City as a waiter, establishing his own publishing company Between C&D, and working at Vertigo...


78 Phil Hester from Blood Blister to Birdman

Phil Hester talks about his introduction to comic books and the one that put him on the path to being a comic book writer and artist. He reflects on his past health issues, how they impacted his comic book production and how he finally overcame those limitations. Phil recalls his creator-owned work The Wretch and the upcoming graphic novel collecting the orginal comics plus new material. Finally, we get a status report on Shipwreck, Blood Blister published by Aftershock and his upcoming...


77 Kim Newman on Anno Dracula and Horror

Bonus episode this week: award winning author & broadcaster Kim Newman joins the show from London. We talk about his Anno Dracula series of books, the Anno Dracula: 1895 Seven Days in Mayhem trade collection out this week through Titan Comics, his other recent work and what he might write in the future. We talk about famous film vampires. Who was the best? All this and how you can be entered to win two weekend passes to the New Jersey Comic Expo held on November 18th snd 19th in Edison,...


75 Jeffrey Loveness on Judas from Boom! Studios

Emmy nominated and WGA award-winning writer Jeffrey Lovenessjoins the show to talk about his new comic being published by Boom! Studios in December: Judas. I talk to Jeff about his comdey writting and acting work. We also talk about the phenomial art of Jakub Rebelka on the book Judas and much more! Sit back and enjoy this fun interview! About the book About Jeff Loveless About the...


74 Miles Gunter on Dark Fang

Miles Gunter is the creator & writer of Dark Fang being published by Image Comics in November. It’s the story of a vampire named Valla that leaves the darknes of the ocean deep due to an oil spill. We talk about the book and the actual damage being done to the ocean and mother Earth through improper disposal of our waste and pollution. Plus, we discuss Miles’ favorite way to relax next to video games: yoga & mediation! Listen now, and may you be well! About Dark...


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