072: Nick Keller, Conor Nolan & Kelly Fitzpatrick

June 22, 2018

This week, for the first time, I’ve got three guests on the show.  I spoke with Nick Keller, Conor Nolan, and Kelly Fitzpatrick, the writer, artist, and colorist (respectively) of Bedtime Games.  This is an awesome new horror series from Dark Horse Comics set to debut on Wednesday, June 27th. It has a definite Stephen King vibe to it too as the comic follows three kids who head into a tunnel looking for mischief and end up uncovering a horrifying monster.  

Nick can be found at his official website, NickFKeller.com and on Twitter @NickFKeller. Conor can be found at his official website, ConorNolan.com and on Twitter @conor_draws. Kelly can be found on Twitter @wastedwings.  You can follow Kelly’s dog on Instagram at @bostonboyarchie and Conor’s dog at @mayorofpuppytown.

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071: Michael Stark

June 15, 2018

This week’s guest is Michael Stark, the co-writer of Wolverton: Thief of Impossible Objects.  Michael’s journey is pretty interesting as he had originally intended for Wolverton to be a feature film, but producers told him they were only buying IP that was a comic book first...so he made it into a comic.  He used Kickstarter to fund the printing of the first issue of a planned six issue series.

You can learn more about Wolverton at the official site, WolvertonComicBook.com and on Twitter @wolvertoncomic.

In other news, previous guest and prolific horror comics writer Cullen Bunn is on Kickstarter with an original graphic novel called Metro.  It’s co-written by Brian Quinn from Impractical Jokers and illustrated by Walt Flanagan. As a big fan of Tell Em, Steve-Dave, I was all over this.  Cullen Bunn’s involvement certainly didn’t hurt.

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070: Matthew Summo

June 8, 2018

This week’s guest is Matthew Summo, the writer of Dedication from the now defunct Double Take Studios.  Matthew’s story is fascinating as he was front and center for the rise and fall of Double Take so I pick his brain about how it all went down.  His work has already been featured in a recent FUBAR anthology.

Matthew can be found online at his official website, MattSummo.com and on Twitter @mattmanbegins.

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069: Jacob Semahn & Jorge Corona (w/ Jen Hickman)

June 1, 2018

This week I’ve got a do-over interview with Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona, the writer and artist of No. 1 with a Bullet from Image Comics.  You may recall that I spoke with them previously but the audio files were corrupted so the interview got scrapped. They were kind enough to speak with me again now that the series has wrapped up.  No. 1 with a Bullet is a very timely and chilling look at our use of technology and social media. It could not be more relevant.

As a bonus, colorist Jen Hickman also joins in the chat for a bit too, reflecting on her choices for the color scheme of No. 1 with a Bullet.  

The series’ covers were nominated for an Eisner and once you see them you will understand why.  They’re pretty awesome. All six issues of No. 1 with a Bullet along with the six page prologue story will be collected in a trade paperback available at your local comic book shop on Wednesday, June 6th.  

Jacob can be found on Twitter at @SaxonJacob and Jorge can be found on Twitter @jecorona.

In other news, past guest Stephan Franck has returned to Kickstarter to fund the release of the fourth and final volume of his vampire heist comic, Silver.  I was quick to back this campaign because it has been an awesome ride so far. As a special reward, backers at certain levels can receive a slipcase to store all four volumes which will look pretty cool on the book shelf.  

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068: Enrica Jang

May 25, 2018

This week’s guest is Enrica Jang, the writer of Crossing from Red Stylo Media.  This is a solid and unique ghost story comic. I was blown away by the first issue so I was quick to back her new Kickstarter campaign for the second and third issues.  At the time of this recording, Enrica is halfway to her funding goal with three weeks left. After the campaign meets its budget, the only stretch goals planned are for more comics which is something I really respect.  I think we can all get behind more comics.

You can find Enrica and Red Stylo Media at RedStylo.com as well as Facebook and Twitter.  If you back the Red Stylo Media Patreon, you’ll receive access to the previous anthology titles from the publisher too.

In other news, former guest Pat Shand is back on Kickstarter to fund the release of the original graphic novel Afterglow with artist K. Lynn Smith.  It’s a post-apocalyptic adventure following a girl and her giant mutated cat. I’m so in.

In other other news, I had mentioned some time ago that I was going to make a comic.  That is still happening and is moving forward to some extent. After completing the Comics Experience Intro to Comic Book Writing course (which I highly recommend), I ended up with a five page script that I was really happy with.  I am now working on getting this made. It’s something small, but it’s coming together. I saw the layouts last week and it was amazing. Everyone should make comics because it feels so awesome seeing your words come to life like this.  I’ll keep you guys posted as this develops.

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067: James Powell

May 18, 2018

This week’s guest is James Powell, the writer of House of Fear, an all-ages horror anthology comic.  There are three issues of House of Fear out now, each dealing with different horrors, including Lovecraftian creatures, haunted houses, and...snowmen.  I assure you, they’re all pretty creepy, although not scary enough to give your kid nightmares. James has found a nice sweet spot.

Quick note on this episode.  James mentions plans for an upcoming Kickstarter.  Those have changed a bit since the time of this recording, but suffice it to say that there is more House of Fear coming in the near future.  

James was kind enough to set up a special offer for Funny Book Splatter listeners.  If you go to Ten31Publishing.com/Funny-Book-Splatter and sign up for his newsletter, you’ll receive digital copies of all three current House of Fear comics.  I can speak from experience in saying James’ newsletter is pretty solid. Most recently he offered a sneak peek into an upcoming issue so it’s well worth checking out.

More information about House of Fear can be found online at the official website, Ten31Publishing.com, on Twitter @Ten31Publishing, or at Facebook.com/ten31publishing.  

In other news, you may have seen the headlines that Infidel from last week’s guests, Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell is heading to the big screen.  Michael Sugar and TriStar will adapt the series into a film. This is great news for horror fans. As excited as I am to see how Infidel wraps up, I’m just as interested to see how it will look as a movie.  Congrats guys!

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066: Pornsak Pichetshote & Aaron Campbell

May 11, 2018

This week I’m happy to welcome Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell, the writer and artist of Infidel from Image Comics.  I was really excited to speak with these two as Infidel has been an awesome read so far. It’s easily one of the best horror comics in 2018.  

The first two issues of Infidel are available now and issue #3 drops on Wednesday, May 16th.

Pornsak can be found on Twitter @real_pornsak and Aaron can be found on Twitter @olmancampbell.

In other news, early guest Cody Andrew Sousa has taken to Kickstarter to fund the release of the Croak trade paperback.  This was one of my favorite horror comics of 2016 so you can bet that I was quick to back this campaign.

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065: Andy Conduit-Turner

May 4, 2018

This week’s guest is Andy Conduit-Turner, the writer of the Horde Comics Anthology.  Andy recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the first volume which collects five stories featuring demons, monsters, and good old-fashioned murderers.  

You can follow along with Horde Comics on Twitter as @HordeComics.  Andy can be found on Twitter as @SuperAndyT83.

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064: Michael R. Martin #2

April 27, 2018

I’ve got my second return guest this week with Michael R. Martin, the writer of the incredible vampire comic, Blood & Dust.  Michael was one of the first guests on the show, appearing way back in episode #9. Since then, he’s successfully funded the second volume of Blood & Dust on Kickstarter and he’s working on the next volume now.  The book is a crazy new take on the vampire mythos and it is some great stuff.

You can buy both volumes of Blood & Dust at the official site, BloodAndDustComic.com.  If you want to try the comic out first, sign up for Michael’s newsletter at the same site and you’ll get a PDF of the first issue for free.  You can also find Michael online on Facebook at Facebook.com/BloodAndDustComic or on Twitter @BloodAndDust.

In other news, former guest Ryan K. Lindsay has a Kickstarter campaign running for the digital omnibus of Headspace.  The series is a great read and follows a sheriff trapped inside the mind of a killer. The book is over 200 pages with bonus content and you can get it for as low as 5 Australian dollars.  Past guest Joseph Oliveira is also back on Kickstarter to fund the release of Ghost Island #3. This is the series described as Jurassic Park but with ghosts. I’m definitely looking forward to where this comic goes next.

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063: Dave Scheidt & Scoot McMahon

April 20, 2018

This week’s guests are Dave Scheidt and Scoot McMahon, the creative team behind Wrapped Up from Lion Forge Comics.  I caught up with them briefly during New York Comic Con last year and I’ve been eager to speak to them at length on the show.  Wrapped Up is a super fun, all-ages comic about a mummy kid named Milo and the wacky adventures he gets into involving pizza, vampires, pizza, gorillas, pizza, witches, and did I mention pizza?  

The first volume of Wrapped Up is available at your local comic shop, collecting the first five issues, plus the free Halloween ComicFest story.  It will be available at book stores and Amazon on May 1st. Wrapped Up #6 also dropped this week. While there are some elements that pop up sequentially, this is a comic you can jump into with any issue.  There are tons of laugh-out-loud moments that work for both kids and adults so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Dave can be found online on Twitter at @DaveScheidt.  Scoot can be found on Twitter at @scootcomics.

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