079: Greg Smith, Michael Tanner & Zach Lehner

August 10, 2018

This week I’ve got a packed house for you.  Greg Smith, Michael Tanner, and Zach Lehner are here to talk about their young adult horror series, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse from Oni Press.  The comic follows a group of scouts as they return from a camping trip to find a zombie apocalypse has decimated their hometown. The second volume, Out of the Woods, just dropped this week.  

Quick note on the audio for this show. We had some technical difficulties getting Zach connected, but we figure it out a few minutes after we started chatting.  We could see Zach, but not hear him. That’s why we get so excited when he chimes in all of a sudden.

You can find out more about Junior Braves of the Apocalypse at the official site, JuniorBraves.com, Facebook.com/JuniorBraves65, @JuniorBraves65 on Twitter, and @JuniorBraves on Instagram.  Zach can be found online on Instagram @lehnerzach. Greg can be found on Twitter @ThatAmazingTwit. Michael can be found on Twitter @MikeIsErnie.

In other news, I recently posted the latest Loot Crate unboxing videos to the HorrorTalk YouTube channel.  I film these with my two kids and they’re increasingly out of control. In the newest one, my three year old tries to slit my throat with a plastic scalpel.  It’s a little nuts. Check them out and subscribe to the channel for more of these unboxing videos and other content.

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078: Charlie Stickney & Conor Hughes

August 3, 2018

This week’s guests are Charlie Stickney and Conor Hughes, the writer and artist of White Ash.  They describe this book as “Romeo & Juliet meets Lord of the Rings in rural Pennsylvania.” If that doesn’t hook you, nothing will.  Charlie and Conor are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of the third issue of White Ash. They’ve already doubled their funding goal.  You can check out a preview of the first issue on the Kickstarter page. I’ve already sung it’s praises with a review.

Charlie and Conor also recently exhibited at San Diego Comic Con for the first time.  It was super awesome to hear about this experience bringing an indie comic to the biggest comic convention around.

You can find more information about White Ash at the official site, WhiteAshComic.com.  Conor has a Twitch stream where you can see him drawing in real time at Twitch.TV/ConorHughes.

In other news, past guest Frank Martin has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the collected edition of Modern Testament.  He’s already met his funding goal so you can back this one with confidence.

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077: K. Michael Russell

July 27, 2018

This week’s guest is K. Michael Russell, the colorist of such horror comics as Hack Slash: Resurrection, Glitterbomb, Yakuza Demon Killers, and Steele Vs.  He graciously answered all of my ignorant questions about coloring and his process. Colorists are an underappreciated portion of the comics industry.

K. Michael Russell can be found online at his official site, ComicColor.com.  He also runs an online art school at 01ArtSchool.com and a YouTube channel showing how to color comics.  He’s sharing his knowledge to help train the next generation of colorists.

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076: M.L. Miller #2

July 20, 2018

This week, writer M.L. Miller returns to talk about the conclusion of Gravetrancers from Black Mask Studios.  This has been a trippy and unpredictable read. No character is safe from this insanity. The fourth and final issue of Gravetrancers is due out on July 25th.  

You can find more from M.L. Miller at his official site, MLMillerWrites.com.  He also has his own podcast called Spoiler Alert.

In other news, the first volume of Long Lost from previous guest, Matthew Erman and artist Lisa Sterle is now out in stores.  This collects the first six issues of the series so if you slept on this in single issues, you can pick it up in the trade paperback.  On the Kickstarter front, past guest Mike Garley has returned with more Samurai Slasher. This time it’s a Survive Your Own Adventure book.  That’s right. It’s a horror version of the classic Choose Your Own Adventure series.

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075: Joseph Oliveira #2

July 13, 2018

This week’s guest is Joseph Oliveira, returning to the show to talk about his new project, Wendigo Wood.  I had first spoken with Joseph over a year ago, early in his comics career. Since then he’s had a few successful Kickstarter campaigns to fund the release of the first two issues of Ghost Island and an anthology called Folk Tales of the Cryptids.  He’s on Kickstarter again to fund the release of the first issue of Wendigo Wood, another comic that gives me a perfect excuse to avoid the outdoors.

Joseph can be found online at AfterLightComics.com.  Sign up for his newsletter to receive a free PDF of Ghost Island #1.  You can also follow him on Twitter at @AfterLightComic.

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074: Phil Butehorn

July 6, 2018

This week I’ve got something a little different for you.  I speak with Phil Butehorn, another writer just starting out in the horror comics industry.  We compare notes on first projects and processes including getting out ideas, working with creative teams, and pitching.  

Phil also runs the I Love Horror Comics Facebook page.  If you’re a fan of this show, you should definitely go over there and give it a Like.  Phil can also be found at Illuminerdi.com and on Twitter @TheIllumiNerdi.

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073: Michael Sambrook

June 29, 2018

This week’s guest is Michael Sambrook, one of the minds behind Griff Gristle and the horror anthology comic, Horrere.  Michael is part of a group of creators in the UK steadily pumping out some solid indie comics so I’ve been eager to speak to him.  Unfortunately, this interview gets cut short due to some day job responsibilities. I intend to have Michael back on the show soon along with some of his colleagues from Madius Comics.

Michael will be tabling at Glassgow Comic Con this Saturday, June 30th where he’ll have copies of Horrere #3 available in print for the first time.  This was first released in digital this past Halloween. Horrere is carrying on the tradition of classic horror anthology comics like Tales from the Crypt and Creepy.  

Michael can be found on Twitter at @Rapiaghi.  Follow along with Madius Comics on Twitter at @MadiusComics.  You can find Michael’s work on the Comichaus app, as well as at payhip.com/horrere.

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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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