By Foreign Press Comics
Comics UnscriptedApr 15, 2022
Episode 49 - Dan Membiela
Comics from the Kitchen, and Dan Membiela is a part of it! Oh, and his creator-owned comics Under God is in comic shops soon from Band of Bards!
Episode 48 - Frankie B Washington
Despite a few technical difficulties (which seem to be happening more and more frequently. Anything to say to that, Spotify?), Frankie B Washington, artist and co-creator behind the series Kaijus & Cowboys comes on the podcast to talk about his vast artistic history, his creative side, and his love of both kaijus and cowboys! (I know, shocker, right?)
Episode 47 - Peter Galperin
Peter Galperin, creator of Higher Ground: The Musical, comes on the podcast to talk about his long history in the arts, writing a musical, and the endless problem of climate change.
Episode 46 - Mário César
Mário César, writer/artist/cartoonist behind Blessed Cure from Soaring Penguin Press is on the podcast to get vulnerable with his history in comics and the art behind his new book!
Episode 45 - Kat Z
Kat Z, writer of Black Ice, a new webcomic from Kanme Studios comes on the podcast to talk about her creative origins, figure skating, being a law student, and a lot of general life talk. Definitely a must-listen!
Episode 44 - Chase Bishop
Chase Bishop, writer of In the Paths of Yesterday, is here to talk about his creative process and the long journey he's been on to get this book made!
Episode 43 - Fell Hound/Batwoman Elegy
On episode 43, Fell Hound (creator of And We Love You and Commander Rao) comes on the podcast to talk about Batwoman Elegy, creating characters, and the fact that I misunderstood the ending of her book.
Episode 42 - Ben Humeniuk
Ben Humeniuk, creator of Bro-D Can't be Broken from Band of Bards, comes on the podcast to talk about making comics, education, and his faith, as well as his new book, which is out now!
Episode 41 - Mario Candelaria
Mario Candelaria, writer of comics like Fogline and Killchella (Scout Comics), comes on the podcast to talk about working out, his 90s origins, and his creative process.
Episode 40 - Jon Westhoff/Best of 2022
Jon Westhoff of Part Time Comix comes on the podcast to talk about the accomplishments and troubles he faced in comics in 2022, and we go over our favorite books and creators of 2022.
Episode 39 - Alex Schumacher/Fun Home
Alex Schumacher, cartoonist behind such hits as Mr. Butterchips and Decades of (In)Experience, comes on to talk about his creative history, to give some advice on creating a weekly comic strip, and to discuss Alison Bechdel's Fun Home!
Episode 38 - Alan Russette
Alan Russette, writer of Project IMPACT comes on to talk his influences in Canadian comics and his experience making superhero comics.
Episode 37 - Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, creator of PanelxPanel and Strip Panel Naked and letterer of DC Comics like Poison Ivy and Sword of Azrael, comes on the podcast to talk about design, lettering, and his history in comics!
Episode 36 - Tyler James
Tyler James, founder of ComixLaunch and Comix Tribe, talks Zuda comics, how he got started, and gives his thoughts on the state of crowdfunding and indie comics today.
Episode 35 - Fugitive Poems
Despite some technical difficulties, we made it! Here's James Lines and Christian de Matteo from Fugitive Poems talking about their anthology series, the Containment Breach!
Episode 34 - Jeffrey Burandt
This episode, Jeffrey Burandt, writer of Ghost Planet, a one-shot from Scout Comics, talks with me about his history in comics, caption boxes, and cynicism.
Episode 33 - Edwin Decastro
Edwin Decastro, writer of Lost Between Worlds, joins me to talk about writing, knowing your characters, and life after death.
Episode 32 - Mick Beyers
Mick Beyers, writer and artist of books like 'He May Yet Conquer' A Martian Tale and Royo Cheeks, on Kickstarter now, comes on the podcast to talk about writing, art, and his creative process.
Episode 31 - Wells Thompson/Blankets
Wells Thompson, one of the co-writers of Mechaton (on Kickstarter now), comes on to talk about crowdfunding, his writing process, and Craig Thompson's graphic novel, Blankets.
Episode 30 - Toben Racicot Returns
We return from our hiatus for an episode on our one-year anniversary with returning guest Toben Racicot! We talk about his new book Pilgrim's Dirge, on Kickstarter now, as well as his writing process and collaborating with other creators!
Episode 29 - Comics on the Spot
Darren Vogt, Sam Owen, and John Bernardo of the Comics on the Spot podcast join Comics Unscripted to talk about making comics on the spot and what they've learned by starting their own podcast!
Episode 28 - Elyse Russell
Elyse Russell, writer of Sentience coming from Band of Bards, comes on the podcast to talk a lot about writing, reading, and then a few weird things at the end.
Episode 27 - Erik Thurman
We get a little bit political this episode, talking with comic creator and journalist Erik Thurman. We talk a lot about his career, the crossover between informative journalism and graphic arts, and the burning question: is there hope for the future? (there is)
Episode 26 - Adam Rose/The Nice House on the Lake
Adam Rose, writer of Corollary, comes on the podcast to have a nice chat about collecting comics, some writing insights, and his new book Corollary that comes out on April 20! Plus we talk about the genius and weirdness inside James Tynion's The Nice House on the Lake.
Episode 25 - Shaun Noel/Inhumans
Shaun Noel, writer of City of Walls, talks with me about writing a webcomic, writing an ending, and worldbuilding, all as we discuss Paul Jenkins' and Jae Lee's Inhumans.
Episode 24 - Melissa Meszaros
In an informal therapy session, Melissa Meszaros of Don't Hide PR comes on the podcast to talk about PR, advice for comic creators, parents' expectations, and her new book Heavy Metal Headbang, out now!
Episode 23 - Andrew Clemson
Andrew Clemson, writer of Star Bastard, Bette Noir, and Damsel from DISTRESS, is on the podcast to discuss writing across genres, working with a publisher, and putting together your comics team.
Episode 22 - Jake Cohen/Ray Griffith/Marvels
Pardon the technical difficulties, but Jake and Ray come on the podcast to promote their comic, Astounding Tales #1, out now! We talk about Silver Age comics, their collaborative process, and how it all relates to Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek's Marvels!
Episode 21 - Jason Inman
Jason Inman (@jawiin), writer of Super Best Friend (now on Kickstarter), Jupiter Jet, and Science! Elements of Dark Energy comes on to talk about writing TV and comics, building a creative team for comics, and putting those comics on Kickstarter.
Episode 20 - Kristian Herrera/Kill or Be Killed
Kristian Herrera (@YesThatKristian) is the writer of the comic now on Kickstarter, Sidekick for Hire! We talk about his book, what makes a good superhero story, and what sets his story apart. We also have a great book club discussing Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Kill or Be Killed and how it relates to superhero stories.
Episode 19 - Patrick Lugo/Black Widow
Patrick Lugo (@PLUGO) is the creator of A Tiger's Tale, coming to Kickstarter on February 1st. We talk about Patrick's ties to martial arts, the lesson he's learned from his teachers, and his journey of developing the world and website behind A Tiger's Tale.
Episode 18 - Band of Bards/Best of 2021
Tim Stolinski (@timmerzzz77) and Chris Benamati (@HiMyNameisTophs), founders of Band of Bards come on the podcast to give their best (or favorites) of 2021, along with talking about what they've done with Band of Bards this year and where they plan to go. Make sure to subscribe, wherever you listen to podcasts!
Episode 17 - Karla Nappi/White Ash
Karla Nappi (@musingsbycrazed on Twitter), the creator and writer of the Second Sight series Duplicant comes on to talk about writing a pandemic comic in the midst of a pandemic, even if that wasn't her intention, along with her background in television. We also discuss the Scout Comics series White Ash.
Episode 16 - Lanier Burton
Today I talk to Lanier Burton of From Scratch Comics. We discuss his many creative talents and how creating is what he loves to do.
Episode 15 - Christian Ochoa, Comical Foods
Christian Ochoa, founder of Comical Foods, comes on to talk about his upcoming Kickstarter Journey to the Top of the Food Pyramid, as well as marketing, starting a company, and the importance of branding.
Episode 14 - Matt Ligeti, The Comic Book Yeti
An indie comics state of the union with Matt Ligeti, founder and editor-in-chief of The Comic Book Yeti, home to comic reviews made simple. We discuss crowdfunding, publishing, and trends and creators to watch in the indie comics community.
Episode 13 - Steve Urena
Steve Urena (writer of Slow Pokes and Zombie Date Night) joins us to talk about his love of all things horror, his writing process, and marketing your Kickstarter! Find his comics here: https://steveurena.gumroad.com/
Episode 12 - Toben and Alaire Racicot/Outer Darkness
Toben and Alaire Racicot (Crown and Anchor) come on the podcast to talk religion, collaboration, and worldbuilding, along with the Image Comics series Outer Darkness
Episode 11 - Phillip Maira/Underwater Welder
Phillip Maira of the Crackle anthologies comes on to talk about starting out in comics, his journey, and the importance of small stories when it comes to writing comics.
Episode 10 - Sam Owen/Understanding Comics
Sam Owen with Jump Tales Mag (on Kickstarter now) talks about his origin in comics (and manga), developing an art style, and their revolutionary comic/manga anthology Jump Tales! Plus an interesting discussion on Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics
Episode 9 - Lesly Julien, Doug Wood, Brian Flint/Henchgirl
Our first multi-guest podcast, and it's a good one! We talk about their Kickstarter Savage Wizard and the larger issues affecting the comics industry! Plus a great little conversation about Kristen Gudsnuk's Henchgirl
Episode 8 - Fletcher Cross Shorts/Sonya Kinsey
Writer/Artist Sonya Kinsey from the Fletcher Cross anthology comes on via an Instagram Live to talk about her history with comics and teaching and her love of horses.
Episode 7 - Fletcher Cross Shorts/Derrick Crow, Nick Bryan, Kevin Lintz
A collection of three live interviews with Derrick Crow, the co-editor of Fletcher Cross, Nick Bryan, one of the writers on the project, and Kevin Lintz, letterer of four comics in the Fletcher Cross anthology.
Episode 6 - Jack Holder/Fullmetal Alchemist
Jack Holder (Legends of the Realm: Torn Soul) comes on Comics Unscripted to talk about making comics, his recently successful Kickstarter, the importance of going to cons, and his love for Fullmetal Alchemist.
Episode 5 - David Whalen/Death of the Family
David Whalen of Correct Handed Comics comes on the podcast to talk about being a writer and an artist, and we talk a lot about teaching and using comics in education.
Episode 4 - Jon Westhoff/Saga of the Swamp Thing
Jon Westhoff, writer of CPS and On the Stack for Part Time Comix, comes on the podcast to talk about his love for Magic: The Gathering, starting a comic publisher, and his views on success in comics.
Check out the Kickstarter from Foreign Press Comics: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foreignpresscomics/fletcher-cross-the-multiverse-awaits
Episode 3 - HS Tak/Alex+Ada
HS Tak (writer of Redshift for Scout Comics and Boy-1 for IDW) comes on to talk about making comics, what inspired his book Redshift, and his thoughts on Alex+Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn from Image Comics
Episode 2 - Markus Pattern/Lady Killer
Markus and I discuss making comics, what happens when you write and draw your own work, and how amazing Joelle Jones is as an artist.
Episode 1 - Devin Arscott/Jason Aaron's Thor
Our very first episode! A discussion on comic collecting, Kickstarter, writing comics, and a deep dive on Jason Aaron’s run on Thor.
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