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Blockchain technology, sports, and pop culture - on the face of it, there doesn't seem to be much cross-over of these two areas. The Canadian based Sports Technology Group (or STG), however, knows the value that can be unlocked for both profess
Put simply, Cat Machin is here to fill your social feed with space art. But there's lots more going on that just the incredibly sought-after pieces that do a wonderful job capturing the beauty of stars, nebulas, super-bubbles, and other parts o
Back in 2017, the team at Ominous Press brought us the original "Beast of the Black Hand", a horror/adventure graphic novel based on an idea by Paul Harding, set in the waning days of World War 1. With plenty of supernatural action - and they d
When it comes to art, South African artist Loyiso Mkize is a multi-threat. A successful stint as head illustrator for the world's biggest-selling monthly comic books in the world - the proudly South African Supa Strikas; creating South Africa's
The world is … well … doing it tough right now. Here’s a message from the RTG team that we hope might help.
Spencer Williams, and his wife Lara, are board game geeks of the highest order. With a shared passion for board games, the Williams created the "Married With Board Games" podcast which talked about games that can be played as a couple and as a
The comics industry is currently calling itself into account - again. Multiple reports of predatory behaviour are being brought to light and with it the opportunity for voices in the comic book community to be heard about a range of issues - in
Matthew Dow Smith is an American comic book artist and author. He's worked on a range of titles for publishers DC, Marvel, Dark Horse among others including Hellboy, Sandman Mystery Theatre, Dr Who, The X-files Starman, Beasts of the Black Hand
Declan Shalvey was a big comic book reader as a kid, with lashings of Star Trek thrown in through a caring mother who also supported his artwork: up to and including the drawing on the walls at home. From such humble beginnings, Declan has beco
If you ask Ben McKenzie what his trade is you'll get a multi-pronged response: performer, writer, and game designer, but all carry large swaths of geeky interests. His "Man in the Lab Coat" persona shares his enthusiasm for science to comedy au
Comedy's Best Kept Secret podcast ... he gets to have interviews with porn stars. On the podcast 'Porn Stars are People', Dan interviews female adult film stars about matters of life, love, and happiness with the hope of de-stigmatising porn an
Jeff Ayers has a job that many content creators and fans of coffee would envy - he's translated his love of pop culture and his experience as a kind of "geek consultant" to the Death Wish Coffee Company, makers of the world's strongest coffee,
Felix Kessel once referred to himself not as the CEO of the advertising agency he co-founded, but as the Magic Steam Turbine Driver - his position being that we all have an engine that makes magic: his job was to help steer and mantain the mach
Jim Starlin is a name that really doesn't need an introduction - but we'll give one anyway. Thanos, Gamora, Dreadstar, Shang-Chi, Captain Marvel, Adam Warlock ... Starlin has had a hand in creating, co-creating or revamping some of the biggest
In 1990, Thanos set out to acquire six Soul Gems in order to fulfill a very specific mission for Death herself. This quest shaped Marvel comics for the next three years, and led to the current state of the worldwide box office records. Ron Marz
Over the last few years, Johannesburg-based artist Jason Masters has had a pretty cool run when it comes to work - he was selected by Warren Ellis to work on the James Bond comic from Dynamite Entertainment; he partnered with Jason Aaron for a
Donny Cates is a writer of comic books, and he's pretty good at it. The Texas native has become a fan favourite with amazing runs on titles such as Thanos, God Country, Buzzkill, Venom, Thor, Doctor Strange and much more ... but it wasn't the e
Artist, cosplayer, fashion designer and now business entrepreneur, Hannah Kent has gone well and truly beyond the term triple threat. Growing up as a thoroughly nerdy girl loving Dr Who and the X-men, Hannah focused on making animation a career
Riki LeCotey is better known to her legion of fans around the world as Riddle. Regarded as one of the world's premiere cosplayers, Riddle's impressive collection of skills goes well beyond cosplay - she was a main cast member on Syfy Channel's
On February 21 2020, the comic book world was stunned by the sudden stepping down of Dan DiDio as co-publisher at DC Comics. As of now, no explanation has been provided for the move, with speculation rife over whether DiDio had been fired or ha
With the One Esports DOTA 2 World Pro Invitational starting this week in Singaport, Release The Geek turns its attention to growth industry of esports. Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner is an esports panel host, compere, shoutcaster and consultant for the
Brian Stelfreeze is an American painter, penciler, inker, and colourist. From humble beginnings in a small town in South Carolina, Brian now has the distinction of having worked for nearly every major US comic book publisher, with an incredi
John Higgins is a colorer and artist who has an incredible array of comic book credits under his belt - from over 100 appearances in 2000 D to his great run on Hellblazer with Garth Ennis, his work on The Boys, Swamp Thing, Pride & Joy and so
From a young age, all Dean Rankine wanted to do was draw. While today, Dean is a well established Australian comic book artist, he'd still describe himself as a big hairy kid - but a kid who has now worked for a range of companies and a variety
Ku Liang has potentially one of the best jobs you can think of - working with the coolest events around the globe and trying to figure how to make them even better? Ku is the Global Director of Business Development at ReedPop - the company be
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