Titular Characters
Titular Characters
Eva Webb
It's an interview show where we talk to comics and nerd culture media creators about their passions, careers, and creative journies. What fuels creativity? What does creative genius look like up close? What inspires the art and artists that make it? We aim for interviews that crackle with creative energy and excitement. It's about the process, the craft, and the dreams behind the things we love.
Mark London on comics publishing and the process of running multiple concurrent titles
Mark came by to talk about Mad Cave Studios, and what he does as the CEO. We talked about comics publishing, starting a publishing venture, and how the creative process works across multiple creative teams.Guest LinksTwitter - https://twitter.com/MarkLondonMCSYoutube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ztZhTO_ctGQbCT3G5rRlgInsta - https://www.instagram.com/marklondonmcs/LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mark-london-687948158Guest BioMark London’s central focus is to provide a compelling experience through action-driven storytelling and immense world-building. His goal is to give readers more than just a comic and London achieves just that.
Jul 18
39 min
Make it weird, chilling, and existential. Jeffrey Brown on ideas, storytelling and creating great black characters
Jeffrey brown came by to talk about their webcomics, and their art. It's cartoony, and interesting, inspired by b-movies and vertigo. They also talked about how we live in a sea of ideas, and how most things are interpretations or re-interpretations of other things we've experienced. The key is to make it interesting. Guest LinksOfficial website - https://thevalkyriequartet.com/Twitter - https://twitter.com/tsujigoCoffee - https://ko-fi.com/A4261OOSGuest BioMy pronouns are (They/Them)I am Non BinaryI am just your average self-taught artist who is overworked and underpaid, I live In the sunshine state of Florida in the middle of nowhere. I work part-time at the local restaurant during the week and draw comics on my day off or whenever I can get some free time to put it more clearly. in essence, I am an unknown web cartoonist with weird and sometimes interesting ideas. ( sometimes my very best and sometimes my very worse either way I am doing what I love and no one can take it away from me ) and I enjoy every minute of it.My interests are listening to vintage and out of date 80s/90s music and new wave underground electronic (namely the crystal castles to name a few ) and the stylish tunes of Amy Winehouse ( her old stuff before rehab and after, writing and illustrating my bizarre webcomic and just making art. I want to get published but right now I do not feel like I am quite ready yet to publish anything professionally yet so this (blog/webcomic) is sort of a testing ground for me to test my growing skill (a testing ground for my comics work ).
Jul 11
45 min
Jay Fabares on webcomics, true crime, and writing mysteries
Jay came by to talk about her webcomic the Pale. We covered a lot of ground ranging from her origin story, to the nature of creativity, and writing realistic fiction for digital comics.Guest Linkscomic - www.thepale.comtwitter - https://twitter.com/wootjayinsta - https://www.instagram.com/jay.fabares/website - www.jayfabares.comsupport - https://ko-fi.com/jayfabaresGuest BioBringing humor to her art and storytelling, Jay has a fresh, expressive art style that shines in her personal work.She has worked professionally as a flash artist for various social gaming studios, as well as a development artist for companies such as Disney and Warner Bros. Her love for comics has also led to her working on various projects with Valiant Comics. Most recently, Jay has been working for James Patterson’s book line for kids (Jimmy), on the "Max Einstein" series.When she’s not freelancing, she’s almost always working on her own comic, The Pale. The Pale is a supernatural crime drama that readers often describe as Twin Peaks meets Arizona. It can be read as webcomic and has been posting since 2015.In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, listening to true crime podcasts, and birding.Jay currently lives in San Diego with her husband and two dogs, Dee Dee and Rocko.Project DescriptionIn The Pale, an FBI agent teams up with a Navajo Police Officer, a Sheriff and his deputy as they investigate a mysterious body found in the Arizona desert. Often compared to Twin Peaks and Fargo, it’s a supernatural mystery with heart. In Chapter 6, our crew gets a taste of just how sinister this killer can be.
Jul 4
47 min
Shawn Richison on illustrating comics, art, love, sensitivity, and paying your dues
Shawn came by for an utterly entertaining talk with Eva. Shawn spoke about his experience and his time in the industry. They covered comics, collaborations, creator-owned work, and so much more.Guest LinksOfficial Website: https://www.wonderealm.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/shawnrichisonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnrichisonGuest BioShawn Richison is the Cartoonist known for DRIVE, A TRIP TO RUNDBERG, AGAINST THE WALL and most recently FISK: the S.U.B.S.T.I.T.U.T.E. (from Caliber Comics). He is currently working on Origin Point (a science fiction horror story) with co-creators Dino Caruso, J.C. Grande and Juan Romera, as well as Legend of the Sunset People, also with Juan Romera, which narrate the myths and legends of the Ojibway (based on a true story!). Shawn lives in Barrie, Ontario with his wife, Lena and three boys, Jack, Will and Miles and a cat named Gary.
Jun 30
1 hr 2 min
Stop developing IP and make comics! Dave Baker on Tulips and the holy war on mediocrity and boring sh*t
Dave came by to talk about his new book, Everything is Tulip, and to talk about enlisting as many people as possible in his holy war.Guest LinksTwitter: https://twitter.com/xDaveBakerxInsta: https://www.instagram.com/xdavebakerxDeep Cuts Podcast: http://bit.ly/DeepCutsPodcastComicvine Profile -https://comicvine.gamespot.com/dave-baker/4040-71119/issues-cover/
Jun 27
1 hr 4 min
Forging your own path: Jin Wicked on joy, pain, experimentation, and the magic of mad gremlin energy!
Jin came in to talk about their personal journey with creativity, making comics, gender, and their journey to self-realization. This is one of the most powerful shows we've ever recorded.Guest Linkshttp://jinwicked.com/http://jinwicked.etsy.com/http://patreon.com/jinwickedhttp://facebook.com/jinwickeddotcomhttp://instagram.com/jinwickedhttp://twitter.com/jinwickedhttp://youtube.com/jinwickedGuest BioJin Wicked is a 41 year-old, agender/non-binary visual and performance artist, illustrator, podcaster, and writer on the autism spectrum who works with the guiding philosophy that, "Life is art." Jin is most well-known for introspective blogging, multiple slice-of-life webcomic series, meticulous ink illustrations, and their "Happy Happy Rat" mascots. Jin Wicked's autobiographical work explores the complexity of identity and self-image, and fearlessly bridges the gap between colourful humour and difficult subject matter such as anxiety, depression, love, mental illness, and neurodiversity.In addition to comics, Jin produces studio art, skit comedy and creative videos, podcasts and readings, photography, essays, poetry, beaded jewelry, floral design, other crafts, and one-of-a-kind desserts. A Texas native, Jin Wicked moved to the Saint Paul, Minnesota, area in 2015. Original artwork, books, T-shirts, and other merchandise are available to purchase online directly from the artist.Jin Wicked uses they/she pronouns.
Jun 27
1 hr 1 min
Jenna Lyn Wright on creative inspirations, storytelling, and writing horror
Jenna popped in for an incredible interview that covered a lot of ground. She discussed consulting on film projects, writing comics, and what it's like to be a woman working on horror in 2021. This show is as insightful as it is interesting. Guest LinksWebsite: http://jennalynwright.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JennaLynWrightInsta: https://www.instagram.com/jennalynwright/Guest BioJenna Lyn Wright is a screenwriter and comics writer that specializes in commercial, character-driven horror, thriller, and science fiction stories. She's done work for Scout Comics (CULT OF IKARUS miniseries - late 2021) and Zenescope (OZ: PATCHWORK GIRL - June 2021), her psychological thriller, AMBITION, was released in theaters nationwide by Shout! Factory in 2019, and her script DAY 2 was featured on the 2015 Blood List of best-unproduced genre screenplays.
Jun 20
41 min
Everything's a vampire! Marc Von Ahnen on comedy writing, artistic inspirations, and collaborating
Marc came by for an entertaining conversation about vampires, dropping bombs on Christmas, and his creative process and inspirations.BioMarc Von Ahnen is a Des Moines based standup comedian and writer, he has self-published his comic Ahab Van Helsing vs Nosferatu Carcharodon. He struggles with dyslexia, talking to girls, common sense, and good taste.Guest LinksOfficial Website - https://mvonhanen.wixsite.com/myweekInsta - https://www.instagram.com/marcvonahnen/Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheGreatMarcVon
Jun 19
1 hr
Dani Hedlund on the Literary Tarot, maximum security prisons, and the magic of reading
Dani came by to talk about her new project, the Literary Tarot, where she organized and managed some of the most exciting talent on earth to put out a truly one of a kind tarot deck. Available now on Kickstarter. GET YOURS NOW: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brinklit/the-literary-tarot?ref=dbi2e8Guest BioAfter the publication of her first novel at the age of eighteen, Dani Hedlund founded the international literary nonprofit Brink Literacy Project (formerly Tethered by Letters). Over the course of the last decade, Brink has grown into one of the largest independently-funded literary nonprofits in the nation, with bases across the US, UK, and Southeast Asia. She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of F(r)iction, an art and literary collection specializing in boundary-defying work. Since its inception in 2015, F(r)iction has risen to critical acclaim, becoming one of the fastest-growing literary journals in the world. In her ever-elusive free time, Dani lectures about the ins and outs of the publishing industry writes very weird fiction, and runs a strange little board game company called Bad Hipster Games.Guest LinksDani's Twitter - https://twitter.com/dmhedlund?lang=enLiterary Tarot Twitter - https://twitter.com/LiteraryTarotF(r)fiction - https://twitter.com/FrictionSeriesBad Hipster Games - https://www.brexitgame.com/Brink Lit, official website - https://www.brinklit.org/Brink Lit Twitter - https://twitter.com/BrinkLitProjectBrink Lit Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BrinkLit/Brink Lit Insta - https://www.instagram.com/frictionseries/
Jun 14
38 min
Ariana Maher on lettering, queer comics, and the magic of graphic design and comics production
Ariana Maher came by to talk about comics production, lettering, and the process of building the comics we all love. Also discussed Marvel Voices Pride, and DC's Pride comic, both of which she worked on.Guest LinksOfficial Website - https://www.arianamaher.comTwitter - https://twitter.com/CommentAiryComicvine - https://comicvine.gamespot.com/ariana-maher/4040-85709/issues-cover/Guest BioAriana Maher (she/her) is a queer Brazilian American comic book letterer based in the Pacific Northwest. As a freelance letterer for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and numerous independent comics, her recent work includes Demon Days: X-Men, Silk, Crush & Lobo, Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, and Marvel's Voices: Pride.
Jun 13
1 hr 4 min
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