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Creator Talks proudly presents the husband and wife team of writer Paul Tobin and artist Colleen Coover. Together they created the costumed teen cat burglar Bandette. Bandette began as a digital publication in 2012 on Comixology through Monkeybrain Comics. It was nominated for four Eisner’s Awards in 2013. Not long after, Dark Horse Comics collecte…
 
Samuel George London is a comic book writer and podcast host based in the U.K. We discuss why he developed his relatively recent interest in comic books and how he conceived and launched his popular Victorian space adventure series Milford Greene. The focus of our conversation though will be his latest work being published through Action Lab Comics…
 
Ibrahim Mustafa joins Creator Talks to discuss his latest graphic novel Count being published through Humanoids. This sci-fi revenge story is based on the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. The original is not the swashbuckling tale those who have not read it may think it is. Why did Ibrahim decide to make this story the foundation for his g…
 
This episode is being released on Memorial Day. In honor all service men and women who gave their lives in defense of their country, I am very pleased to welcome my special guest writer Garth Ennis. Garth Ennis’ body of work includes Judge Dredd stories for 2000 AD, The Punisher and Hitman. His comic book series Preacher and The Boys were both adap…
 
There is much banter and merriment when Eric Grissom joins Creator Talks! Eric is a comic book author and co-host of The Old Doctor Who Show podcast. Eric has a new middle grade graphic novel titled Goblin coming soon through Dark Horse Comics. The art is by Will Perkins who also collaborated on Eric's Gregory Suicide. Goblin will be available thro…
 
Creator Talks proudly presents: Alan Cowsill who worked as both a writer and editor for Marvel U.K. / Panini and Eagle Moss publishing. We begin our discussion with how Alan started in the business as a young comic book dealer. What did valuable experience did he gain dealing in comics? What were some of his most profitable acquisitions? Would he b…
 
Christopher welcomes returning guest Pornsak Pichetshote, the award-winning author of the Infidel (Image Comics). Pornsak's sophomore comic effort The Good Asian is a nine-part series being published through Image Comics. The creative team consists of Alexander Tefenkgi on interior art, color by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Jeff Powell. The firs…
 
Returning guest Laszlo Tamasfi discusses his new book, an English translation of the screenplay of and related articles about Dracula's Death. It is the first motion picture to feature the character Dracula. This Hungarian silent film made in 1921 does not adhere to Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. It was an original story about a young woman, who enco…
 
----more----March is Women’s History Month and there is no better time to welcome my three guests Lauren Burke, Hanna K. Chapman and Kaley Bales, the creative team behind Why She Wrote. Their book examines 18 of the greatest women authors of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Some are familiar favorites; others have undeservedly fallen into o…
 
Ezekiel “Zeke” King is back for another Midnight Mystery! Returning guest Bernie Gonzalez is the creator, writer and artist of his horror noir comic Midnight Mystery. Originally published through Alterna Comics, Bernie has gripped the reins and is now handling Midnight Mystery's printing and distribution. Bernie explains why he stepped away from Al…
 
Gregg Schigiel began his professional career in 1997 working as an assistant editor for Marvel Comics, was character artist for Nickelodeon in 2000, and from 2010-2018 was a regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics. One would think with such an impressive resume and experience, people would know how to pronounce his name. But no. We begin our discus…
 
Laurence Luckinbill is an actor, playwright and director best know for his one-man plays in which he portrayed President Theodore Roosevelt, Clarence Darrow, Ernest Hemingway and President Lyndon Johnson. Laurence is best known by science fiction fans as Spock's half-brother Sybok in the motion picture Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). Lauren…
 
Sal Abbinanti, a favorite guest of comic book podcasts, makes his Creator Talks debut. Sal is the art representative for master comic book artists Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz. Sal is the creator of the comic series Atomika (2005) which was self-published through his imprint Mercury Comics. We discuss Sal's first Kickstarter The Hostage, a story …
 
In honor of Black History Month, Creator Talks is joined by Ken Quattro, long-time comic book reader, collector and writer of history. Ken discusses his recent published work Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books. Researched over two decades using original source materials, including official documents, contemporaneous newspa…
 
Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Daredevil) and Jason Loo (The Pitiful Human Lizard) spend time with Creator Talks to talk about their Comixology original Afterlift, available for the first time in print in books stores February 2nd and in comic shops through Dark Horse Comics on February 3rd, 2021. The Eisner and Shuster Award winning comic is about J…
 
Joining Creator Talks is Brandon Montclaire who has written a graphic novel anthology with Frank Marraffino titled Ludwig van Beethoven - The Final Symphony (Z2 Comics). It features dozens of artists and sports a cover by David Mack. 2020 was the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. We discuss Beethoven's influence on pop culture and cite a few …
 
Celebrate the New Year with this special bonus interview! The last interview with writer Zack Kaplan was on my 12th episode. Zack returns to Creator Talks to kick off 2021 by discussing his latest trade paperback Join The Future (Aftershock Comics). It is a Sci-Fi Western about ultra-modern megacities rewarding millions of their citizens with a com…
 
Tony Isabella began working for Marvel Comics on October 31, 1972. He shares his thoughts about working at Marvel and about some of the people he worked alongside. What was it like working for editors Roy Thomas, Stan Lee and Len Wein? Among the Marvel Comics we discuss that Tony wrote are Ghost Rider, The Champions, Luke Cage, Power Man and Black …
 
My guest Birdie Willis is a queer, non-binary comic book writer. Birdie's latest work is Seen: Rachel Carson scheduled for release through Boom! Studios March 2021 . Rachel Carson was a Marine Biologist who fought against the environmental crisis which ultimately lead to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. One of her biggest c…
 
Élodie Durand is a French cartoonist who has written and illustrated several children's books including Les grandes années. Élodie's published her black and white graphic novel Parenthesis in 2011. It is the story of Julie, barely out of her teens, when she develops a brain tumor that leads to seizures, memory gaps and a loss of self. The opening o…
 
My guest Zack Keller is the writer of Cuphead Volume 1: Comic Capers and Curios released July 2020 and Cuphead Volume 2: Cartoon Chronicles and Calamities coming in February 2021 (Dark Horse Comics). Based on the wildly popular and very challenging video game, Cuphead is illustrated in the rubber hose style of animation used in cartoons of the 1930…
 
I bid you… welcome... to Creator Talks 2020 Halloween Special! My special guest is Kerry Gammill, perhaps best known for his illustration of Power Man and Iron Fist and Superman comics in the 1980s and 1990s. We start our conversion discussing the comic legends’ work he admired as a youth and the conversations he later had as an adult with Jack Kir…
 
Dave Baker is a writer living in Los Angels and co-creator of Action Hospital, F*ck Off Squad and contributed one of the stories contained in Star Trek: Waypoint (IDW). Dave is a big fan of the Star Trek franchise and is the writer of the forthcoming mini-series in November Star Trek Voyager: Seven's Reckoning (IDW). This is the first Star Trek Voy…
 
Steve Ditko was a legendary artist and storyteller who co-created such characters as Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, The Question and The Creeper. Join me for this special interview with David Currie, author of the upcoming book published through Hermes Press Ditko Shrugged: The Uncompromising Life of The Artist Behind Spider-Man and The Rise of Marvel…
 
My guest Leah Moore is the daughter of Alan Moore who is known for such titles as V for Vendetta, The Killing Joke, Swamp Thing and From Hell. Leah has written comic series with her husband John Reppion including The Trial of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes-The Liverpool Demon (Dynamite Entertainment). Leah is writing the graphic novel Morrison…
 
In less than 60 days the United States 2020 Election will take place and there could be no better time to present my next two guests. Cynthia and Sanford Levinson are the authors of Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and The Flaws That Affect Us Today. Their book will be as part of a line of civics graphic novels from the a…
 
September starts out strong for Creator Talks with another bonus podcast for the Labor Day Holiday. Award-winning Australian writer/artist Chris Gooch joins me to discuss the making of his graphic novel Under-Earth through Top Shelf/IDW on sale October 2020. This is the second of two graphic novels Certified Cool by Diamond Previews I teased on pre…
 
Sean Chen (artist of X-O, Iron Man, Wolverine and Batman Beyond) joins Creator Talks to discuss the September 1st only 24-hour digital drop of Wingman: Compendium of an Artist's First Writing Experience. The book was inspired by the 1957 classic Swedish art film The Seventh Seal directed by Ingmar Bergman. The digital version of Sean's book is avai…
 
Koren Shadmi is an award winning writer/artist who has provided cover illustrations for Newsweek, LA Weekly, The Village Voice and other magazines. He studied and now teaches at the Visual School of Arts in New York City. As a teacher, Is Koren able to tell which of his students have the best chance of making a living as an artist? What skills do t…
 
Vali Chandrasekaran is a producer and comedy writer living in Los Angeles. His first work for NBC was writing television scripts for My Name is Earl. Two other programs he wrote for were 30 Rock and Modern Family, both Emmy nominated multiple times for Best Comedy Series. I discuss with Vali how he landed his first television work and how breaking …
 
I continue to explore the Batman Family corner of the DC Universe with veteran writer / artist Dan Jurgens. Among Dan's vast body of work is the 1992 classic Death of Superman, his run on Thor, Captain America and The Sensational Spider-Man. Dan is also the creator of the classic characters Doomsday and Booster Gold. I check in with Dan to see how …
 
Wake the kids and phone the neighbors! DC artist Jason Fabok joins Creator Talks to discuss Batman: Three Jokers. Years in the making and delayed two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, issue #1 of this DC Black Label mini-series arrives on August 25th 2020. Jason worked on titles Superman/Batman, Batman, Batman Eternal, Dark Knight, Detective Com…
 
Thou demanded more and ye shall have it! Stuart Moore joins me to continue exploring the world of AHOY Comics. We focus on two titles he is writing: Bronze Age Boogie (art Alberto Ponticelli) and Captain Ginger (art by June Brigman). Stuart explains the challenges of building creative teams and keeping things running smoothly. How did one whimsical…
 
Extra! Extra! A bonus episode to kick off the holiday weekend, because we could all use a little fun during this difficult time. Terry Dodson, artist known for his artwork on X-Men, Spider-Man, Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman joins Creator Talks. Terry discusses his creator own series Adventureman (Image Comics) written by Matt Fraction and his work …
 
Tom Peyer, Editor-in-Chief of Ahoy Comics, joins Creator Talks. We begin highlighting some of Tom's past work admired by Ye Podcast Host, including Hourman, Marvel Team-Up, and Magnus Robot Fighter. I ask Tom about working with Mark Waid, his co-writer on Captain Kid (Aftershock). Learn the reason for founding AHOY Comics in 2018 and some of the ti…
 
Adam Wallenta is the co-creator of Punk Taco, the 2019 Ringo Award winner for Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel. His co-writer is son Makana who was just five years-old when the book was written. Who is Punk Taco? "... a lovable, sentient, alien-taco, who rocks out across the galaxy with his band of misfits whom he calls family. Together they spread…
 
Brent Schoonover (artist on Batman '66, The Phantom) visits with Creator Talks to discuss his new comic book project coming in June titled Devil's Highway. This five-part comic series is written by Benjamin Percy (Green Arrow, Nightwing) and colored by Nick Filardi. It's being published by AWA Studios, a new business venture captained by former Vic…
 
Not going anywhere this three-day weekend? Let's visit Spain for this special edition of Creator Talks to meet artist Benito Gallego. Benito studied art at Faculty of Fine Arts in Spain and is a huge fan of legendary Silver Age and Bronze Age artist John Buscema (The Avengers, Silver Surfer, Savage Sword Conan, Tarzan). Having a style which harkens…
 
Heather Antos was recently promoted to Senior Editor at Valiant Comics and joins Creator Talks for this interview. Once Heather discovered editing comics was what she wanted to do as career, she felt it was too late to break into the business. How did she overcome the odds to land a job at Marvel? How does she harness Twitter as a force for good? A…
 
Chris Condon is the author of That Texas Blood (Image Comics) due out June 24th and is my guest on this installment of Creator Talks. This neo-noir crime comic book series opens with 70 year-old Texas Sheriff Joe Bob Coates and the search for a casserole dish. Chris Condon explains what makes his comic book a neo-noir crime story and how it has cha…
 
My guest Veilbor Stanjavic, aka Well-Bee for Marvel's X written by Alex Ross and Jim Krueger. Well-Bee grew up in Serbia during the 1990s and he shares how difficult it was during that period of the country's history. We discuss how he managed to get into comic despite their sporadic distribution during the war years, talk about his father's Wester…
 
Let's get away from all the Covid-19 talk and go back to happier days for my fun interview with artist Bob Q. This one is sure to lift your spirit! Bob is currently working on Captain America (Marvel Comics) and Red Sonja (Dynamite Entertainment). Besides that he is the got-to-guy when publishers need to get the art on a comic book done and done ri…
 
Sam Johnson is back to tell us how to get on board the Geek-Girl Kickstarter running through March 31st 2020for issues 6 & 7. Wait, there's more. A plethora of special variant covers, a trade collection of previous issues and digital editions offered as well. And you don't even have to leave you house to get 'em! Geek-Girl has been part of the inde…
 
J.M. DeMatteis joins Creator Talks to tease us about his upcoming Star Trek one-shot Hell's Mirror available March 18th through IDW. We learn about working series artist Matthew Dow Smith and what else may be on the horizon for these two creators. J.M. shares his throughs about the Original Star Trek Series and seeing the great William Shatner perf…
 
Nicola Cuti had a creative carrier that spanned over 50 years. He wrote hundreds of horror stories for Warren Magazines Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. Nick was also the co-creator of E-Man published through Charlton Comics. In addition, he was created Moon Child, Starflake, and Captain Cosmos. Nicolas Cuti left our world on Friday, February 21st 202…
 
My guest is none other than Evan "Doc" Shaner. Doc was the artist on issues of Adventures of Superman, Doom Patrol, Future Quest and The Terrifics. Before he became exclusive to DC, Doc also drew Flash Gordon and Kings Watch for Dynamite Entertainment, Does Doc like being an exclusive artist for DC? Does he find it limiting? We talk about one dream…
 
Matt Mair Lowery returns to Creator Talks to let us in on what is happening with Lifeformed published though Dark Horse Comics. We learn about on the online short story Party Crasher and the second volume of Lifeformed: Hearts and Minds released September 2019. What's new? Matt worked with two new collaborators on the short stories Adorable Orphans…
 
Todd Nauck is feverishly working away on a new Gwen Stacy series and he joins Creator Talks to give us an update. The series is the origin of Gwen Stacy, before she met Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man #31. Gwen Stacey is written by Christos Gage with interior art by Todd and covers by Adam Hughes. Issue #1 goes on sale February 12, 2020. Will Sp…
 
Dave Chisholm earned a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, a professional trumpet player and the writer/artist of Canopus being published through Scout Comics. The first issue of this four-part series is on sale February 12, 2020. Canopus about an amnesiac astronaut,Helen Sterling, who wakes up 3,000 light years from earth with a vague memo…
 
Join host Christopher Calloway and artist Emily Pearson for the Creator Talks last podcast of 2019! Emily's first professional comic art assignments had her join forces with writer Vita Ayala on The Wilds and Pat Shad on Snap Flash Hustle (Black Mask Studios). Emily also contributed covers to Going to the Chapel (Action Labs) written by David Pepos…
 
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