Funny Book Splatter
095: Ryan King

095: Ryan King

May 25, 2019

This week’s guest is Ryan King, the writer of Cricketsong, currently on Kickstarter.  I spoke with Ryan about his journey on this book, collaboration with artist Daryl Toh, experience with Kickstarter, and starting out in comics.  

Cricketsong is a blend of genres, playing in the same realm as From Dusk Till Dawn and The Hitcher.  I’ve backed the project myself and I encourage you to do the same.

Ryan can be found online at his official website, RyanKingWrites.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @ryyyan_kiiing.

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094: Rich Douek

094: Rich Douek

April 4, 2019

This week’s guest is Rich Douek, the writer of Road of Bones, coming in May from IDW Publishing.  It’s a pretty creepy comic, set in 1953 in Siberia where a terrifying monster lurks in the darkness.  I got a look at the first issue and it’s pretty solid. Plus, it’s illustrated by Alex Cormack, who you might know from Sink so that’s always a good thing.

Rich can be found online on Twitter and Instagram as @RDouek and at Facebook.com/guttermagic.

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093: Joey Weiser

093: Joey Weiser

March 7, 2019

This week’s guest is Joey Weiser, the creator of Ghost Hog, coming in May from Oni Press.  You’re not supposed to judge books by their cover, but how can you go wrong with a title like that?  This is an all-ages original graphic novel about..well...a ghost hog.

If you want to try out Ghost Hog before buying it, you can check out a completely original story in the Oni Press Free Comic Book Day issue on May 4th.  Try that out, then come back on May 8th to pick up the graphic novel with entirely different material.

Joey can be found online on Twitter as @JoeyWeiser, Instagram as @JoeyWeiserComics and his official website, tragic-planet.com.  

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092: Magdalene Visaggio

092: Magdalene Visaggio

February 8, 2019

This week’s guest is Magdalene Visaggio.  You might know her work from comics such as Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go, and that really awesome Superman story in last year’s Cursed Comics Calvacade.  She’s writing a new series due out in March from Oni Press called Morning in America. I got a look at the first issue and it’s pretty awesome.

What I liked most about this conversation is Magdalene’s perspective on the ‘80s.  Morning in America is set in 1983 so there’s a nostalgia factor in there, but she brings a really interesting viewpoint to it that really explains a generation’s current fascination with that decade.  

Magdalene can be found on Twitter as @MagsVisaggs.  Morning in America #1 is due out on March 6th.

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091: John Horlsey

091: John Horlsey

February 1, 2019

This week’s guest is John Horlsey, the creator of The Eynes, a new anthology series currently on Kickstarter.  John has orchestrated an elaborate and impressive setup for this comic, pulling the strings behind the scenes to tell an overarching narrative using short stories from creators all around the world.  Each tale looks at different characters from across time that have been fighting monsters for ages. It’s pretty cool stuff and it’s clear from speaking to John that this project is in good hands. He’s very buttoned up.

You can find out more about The Eynes and check out previews and the Kickstarter itself at EynesAnthology.com.  John can be found on Twitter as @y2cl.

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090: Ben Kahn #2

090: Ben Kahn #2

January 3, 2019

This week is the return of writer, Ben Kahn.  I last spoke with him way back in episode #25 when he was just starting his new series, Heavenly Blues with Scout Comics.  That six-issue series has now completed and has not only been collected in a trade paperback, available now, but has been optioned as a feature film, so there’s some pretty exciting times ahead for Ben.

Ben can be found online at his official site, BenKahnComics.com and on Twitter as @BenTheKahn.  

In other news, 2018 has wrapped up and I have shared my list of the top 10 horror comics of the year.  Be sure to check it out over at HorrorTalk.com. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to a number of the creators whose work is highlighted in the best of the bloodiest on this show.

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089: NYCC 2018 Special #2

089: NYCC 2018 Special #2

December 20, 2018

Yes, I’m still playing catch up.  The last few months of 2018 have been insane.  I’m aiming to get into more of a regular schedule with next year.  Anyway, here’s the second half of my New York Comic Con interviews.  There are three here for you, all of which have books out now from Image Comics.  First up is Joe Casey with MCMLXXV, then Gisele Lagace with Exorsisters, and then Ryan Cady for Infinite Dark.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end because I asked a bunch of creators what classic Disney movie they’d like to see reimagined as a horror movie.  I collected the responses at the end of the episode.

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088: NYCC 2018 Special #1

088: NYCC 2018 Special #1

November 10, 2018

This week I’m playing catch up so I’ve got my first batch of interviews from New York Comic Con for you.  I did six altogether and I’m breaking them up into two episodes. This first batch includes Sanford Greene and David F. Walker from Bitter Root, then Christofer Emgard, the writer of The Whispering Dark, and finally, Evan Dorkin, Veronica Fish, and Andy Fish from Blackwood. I’ll interject in between each interview to give some additional specifics.

Bitter Root #1 is scheduled for release on November 14th from Image Comics.  The Whispering Dark #1 is out now from Dark Horse Comics and the second issue is due out on November 21st.  Finally, Blackwood's single issues are available now from Dark Horse Comics and a trade paperback collecting the series is scheduled for December 12th.

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087: Felipe Cagno

087: Felipe Cagno

November 3, 2018

It’s been a little while, huh?  I know it’s weird for a horror-themed podcast to go on hiatus in October, but here’s what happened, guys.  New York Comic Con screwed up my schedule big time. It happened to fall at a time that I had no other interviews lined up so it was a perfect storm of sorts.  I’ve just recently dug myself out of that hole and I’m getting back into the swing of things.

So, on with the show!  This week’s guest is Felipe Cagno, the writer of The Few & Cursed, which he describes as “Buffy meets Mad Max in the Wild West.”  Felipe is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of the 5th issue of the series. He’s had a lot of success on the platform and I pick his brain about that, the creation of the book, and more.  He also shares a pretty awesome story about his introduction to the horror genre.

There’s still time to get in on The Few & Cursed Kickstarter campaign and if you’re just getting into this series, there are catch-up tiers as well.  Felipe can be found online on Facebook and Instagram as Felipe Cagno.

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086: Dave Dwonch

086: Dave Dwonch

October 5, 2018

This week I had an awesome chat with writer Dave Dwonch.  His work includes Prom of the Dead and the new webcomic, Mind Palace, which creates a singular universe of all of Bryan Fuller’s TV creations, including Hannibal.  Dave has an abundance of stories and we just scratch the surface in this conversation. I definitely want to get him back on the show to talk some more.

Dave can be found online at OutOfMind.co.  You can find Mind Palace at MindPalaceComic.com and you can purchase Prom of the Dead at BehomethComics.us.  

In other news, past guest Mike Garley has returned to Kickstarter for a one-shot digital comic called Our Final Halloween.  At the time of this recording, he’s only a few days in with over 100 backers and about halfway to the funding goal.

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