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It was fun to sit down and talk about comics with Joe Glass. We talked about comics, writing, the creative process, and effective queer representation. Don't tell Joe, but I fangirled a little. It's a really good show.  Bio: Joe is a comics writer from the deepest, darkest South Wales Valleys in the UK. He is mostly known for his ComiXology Originals, LGBTQ+ superhero series, The Pride, Acceptable Losses and Glitter Vipers, all available now!Joe has worked in the past a comics news reporter and critic and has previously worked with Bleeding Cool, Gay Times, WhatCulture and more. Joe remains a staunch advocate of LGBTQ+ representation in media.He lives with a stroppy cat, Oliver, who doesn’t like to be touched, but wants to bite him all the time. He’s also quite possibly the Elton John of comics. Joe Glass is a freelance writer available for hire too, so if you are an editor/publisher, feel free to get in touch.   Check out Joe's website: https://www.joeglasscomics.co.uk/ Joe's Twitter can be found at @josephglass https://twitter.com/JosephGlass   Joe is on Instagram at @joeglass https://www.instagram.com/joeglass/?hl=en  Get on the notification list for the miracles at Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joeglass/the-miracles Much needed musical assistance this episode provided by   William Rosati https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSyUMYlanvn_yE7L4fbe9Q/   Aaron Kenny https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVAggfwI4hnkA2WO6-xC06Q/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Had an amazing talk about murder theater, the trans experience, and queer media with Casper Oliver.  Bio: Casper Oliver (they/he), is a podcaster, actor, & writer. With the focus on building a platform for queer voices & talent and a passion for performing and entertainment, Casper focuses on creating queer-led projects within various genres, platforms, & audience levels. Find Casper at: https://instagram.com/casperolivervo/ https://patreon.com/jarofrebuke https://twitter.com/casperoliverVO https://podchaser.com/creators/casper-oliver-107aNCj9fd https://twitch.tv/casperolivervo/ https://casperolivervo.tumblr.com https://youtube.com/c/casperoliver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Eva talks to legendary comic book letterer John Roshell. John has worked with DC and Marvel on comics in the past and was involved in defining the modern process for lettering in comics. John talks about how he got into lettering and the kind of tools he's used over the years, including some discussion on Quark Express, Fontographer, Glyphs and Adobe products such as Illustrator. There's some talk of great letters and techniques -- and we learn what drives him creatively. Bio: John Roshell has lettered comic books for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse & Blizzard, designed the logos for Avengers, Daredevil, Black Panther & Angry Birds, and created hundreds of font families which have been used to letter millions of comic book pages, as well as appeared in video games, movies and TV shows, toy packages, t-shirts and even toilet paper. He is the co-author of "Comic Book Lettering the Comicraft Way" with Comicraft co-founder Richard Starkings, and last year founded Swell Type to manage the ever-expanding Comicraft font library and release fun, friendly, functional fonts inspired by his home state of California. The World’s Greatest Comic Book Fonts! http://www.comicbookfonts.com http://www.twitter.com/johnroshell http://www.instagram.com/john.roshell Show Related: Eva on Twitter - https://twitter.com/EvaIsAdorable Show Twitter - https://twitter.com/titularpod Activity Page: https://characters.evawebb.me/issue-22/ Note: Luxiva is doing a new comic! And she's actively promoting it. If you run a podcast, you're going to want to book Luxiva while you can. She's super busy and her availability is limited. Find her on twitter at - https://twitter.com/EmpressLuxiva --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Talked to Alex Schumacher about his journey in comics, and the things that shape the way he sees comics, creativity, and the world. This interview runs pretty deep and explores syndicated comics, underground comics, the drive to create, politics, personal struggle, and living the creative life.Bio: Alex Schumacher is an author/illustrator whose list of work includes THE UNEMPLOYMENT ADVENTURES OF AQUALUNG graphic novel for Arcana Studios (2013), THE WORLD'S CRUMMIEST UMBRELLA picture book for Wandering in the Words Press (2014), articles for Comicon.com, and storyboards for DreamWorks TV. His first collection of literary magazine comics, Defiling the Literati, was released in 2017 to rave reviews from such sites as Graphic Policy and Bleeding Cool. Alex produced the weekly webcomic DECADES OF (in)EXPERIENCE for Antix Press between 2015-2021 and continues the monthly misadventures of MR. BUTTERCHIPS (est. 2016) for Drunk Monkeys. A collection of the latter was released by SLG Publishing in July 2020. Alex is represented by Allison Hellegers of Stimola Literary Studio.  On the Internets: Official Website: https://alexschumacherart.com/  Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUH3fmUgAhDJeC2I0jyaLGQ Alex on Twitter: @AJSchumacherart https://twitter.com/AJSchumacherart Alex on Instagram: @ajschumacherart https://www.instagram.com/ajschumacherart/ Subscribe to Alex's newsletter: https://alexschumacherart.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=65b9da4f9d09eac8188fb65be&id=9a41de8130 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Eva talks to letterer DC Hopkins about comics, freelancing, lettering, and the joys of family life. DC dives deep in the science and technology of modern lettering, providing advice on what the field looks like, the software involved, and the satisfaction of seeing a finished page up close. Bio: DC Hopkins is a professional letterer & designer working for clients such as AWA Studios, BOOM!, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Dynamite, Heavy Metal, Humanoids, IDW, Image, Lion Forge/Oni, Scout, Vault, and more. He is also a staff letterer at Deron Bennett's AndWorld Design studio. DC lives in Indiana with his wife and son. Places to find DC Hopkins: Official Website: hopkinsletters.com Twitter: @dc_hopkins - https://twitter.com/dc_hopkins Andword Design - http://www.andworlddesign.com Show Related: Activity Page: https://characters.evawebb.me/issue-20/ Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/evaisadorable Rebubble shop: https://www.redbubble.com/people/evaisadorable/shop?asc=u&ref=account-nav-dropdown --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Ellie describes her journey with comics, and the joy of creating and selling her comics for an all-ages market. Ellie lives through the joy of comics, spreading it to the people she talks to, and children she teaches in primary school. It’s a positive and uplifting interview with an up and coming personality in the industry. Bio: The first comic book ever read to me was Batman #500. It was a time when Bruce Wayne was not wearing the cape and cowl. Since then, comic books have been at the heart of everything that I do. I have studied comics, I teach with comics and now I write and edit comics. After the successful debut of my first all-ages graphic novel, Power Punch Boot Camp, I have continued to write independent comic book scripts and I have worked with the publisher, Fair Spark Books, as editor. I am also a casual contributor to the Valkyries! Website: elliemakescomics.com The Valkyries: https://thevalkyries.co.uk/?v=7516fd43adaa Activity Page: https://characters.evawebb.me/issue-19-exploring-the-joy-of-comics-telling-stories-for-all-ages-and-comics-in-primary-education-with-ellie-egleton --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Eva Talks to Mike Phillips about his work at the Sequart Organization, as well as his comics Necropolitan, and Tessellation. The conversation spans contemplating the multiverse, music, imagining hell, and the things that make Mike tick as a creative talent. We learn about his love of comics, and his teaching career, as well as insights about love, family, and storytelling. Bio: Mike Phillips is the editor-in-chief of Sequart Organization. He's produced books like Grant Morrison: The Early Years and The British Invasion, as well as documentaries like Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, She Makes Comics, and The Image Revolution. Recently he's published his own comics series Necropolitan. On the Internet: Pre-order Tessalation #1 - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/martianlit/the-tessellation-1 Necropolitan on Comixology - https://www.comixology.com/Necropolitan/comics-series/88735?ref=Y29taWMvdmlldy9kZXNrdG9wL2JyZWFkY3J1bWJz Sequart Organization - http://sequart.org/ Activity Page: https://characters.evawebb.me/issue-18-contemplating-the-multiverse-playing-in-hell-and-bending-the-medium-of-comics-with-mike-phillips/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Eva talks to Ryan Sawyer, creator of Lightning Monk about Epilepsy and disability awareness in comics, building an authentic story, and growing up with a chronic health condition. Ryan discusses going through life with his disability, and what inspired him to create the Lightning Monk comic book. He also talks about his philosophy, and the value of positivity, and tells stories about working in the printing and graphic design sectors, as well as being a full-time RV'er in Arizona. Bio: Ryan has a degree in fine art and has worked in illustration/design/prepress & color in print media for 25 years. He’s from Kent Ohio, and went full-time RV 2 years ago to pursue indie comics and photography. He’ll be crowdfunding a collected graphic novel of this first arc shortly! More at:https://lightningmonk.comhttps://patreon.com/lightningmonk Activity Page:https://characters.evawebb.me/issue-17-ryan-sawyer/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Eva talks with David Pepose. David is the writer of comics such as The O.z and Spencer and Locke. David talks about some of the inspiration behind his comics as well as his upcoming comic Scout's Honor. They cover the creative process and discuss David's beginnings as a reviewer and editor for Newsarama. Comic books and personal marketing ideas, as well as personal brand building, are also discussed. On this episode of the Titular Characters podcast, Eva talks with David Pepose! David is the writer of comics such as The O.z and Spencer & Locke. David talks about some of the inspiration behind his comics as well as his upcoming comic Scout’s Honour, which you can pre-order using the code below. Eva and David also discuss the marketing of comic books and how to draw more people and much more! Bio: A former crime reporter turned storytelling professional, David Pepose is the comic book-writing equivalent of a motorcycle stunt jump. He has tackled comic strip homicide, wedding-crashing bank robbers, and faster-than-light space heists as the Ringo Award-nominated writer of Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel, Grand Theft Astro, The O.Z., and Scout’s Honor. David’s books have been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, ComicBook.com, and io9, and have ranked on Barnes & Noble’s Best Comics and Graphic Novels list. His writing has been called “stunningly subversive” by IGN and “an absurdly good time” by Nerdist, while Syfy has described his work as “utterly insane or pure genius (or admittedly, maybe both).” In addition to developing properties for comics, TV, and film, he has also worked for CBS, Netflix, and Universal Studios. Raised in St. Louis, David currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, where he lives with his understanding partner, their rambunctious terrier, and at least six deadlines. Twitter: @peposed - https://twitter.com/Peposed Instagram @peposed - https://www.instagram.com/peposed/ Facebook: David Pepose Comics Newsletter: https://bit.ly/pepnews Website: DavidPepose.com Scouts Honour pre-order code: JAN211049 Feel like helping us grow? Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/evaisadorable --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Eva is joined by writer and game designer Jim Seales. Jim is known for creating tabletop RPG games, as well as his work in academia. They discussed some of the challenges of building a modern RPG, how to have positive inclusivity within them and how Jim found himself working in the field. Jim discusses his inner superhero and gives us a taste of his superhero team with Jason Tondro. Do you want to get involved with the questions? Just follow Eva on Twitter @EvaIsAdorable and keep a lookout for the questions being posted! Bio: During the day, Jim Seals is the Instructional Support Specialist of the Writing & Reading Center at Riverside City College. During the night, he is a family man. Betwixt these two diametric extremes, he writes. You can follow him on Twitter @JimSeals1701 - https://twitter.com/JimSeals1701 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?author=Jim%20Seals https://frontiertales.com/2020/04Apr/passing_through_ogallala.php --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Fabulous interview with illustrator Mikefox about his work, and the personal journey of his life through comics. Bio: Mikefox is a digital illustrator and comics artist. They produce primarily queer and anthro themed work with a bend toward romance and sex positivity. Primarily the idea of explicit consent can be found in their work with Lt. Freya comix, an adult sci-fi space opera. Find Mikefox on Twitter @JenPallante https://twitter.com/JenPallante Find Mikefox's comics at www.spacesmutcomics.com Feel like supporting the show? Buy us a coffee at htttps://buymeacoffee.com/evaisadorable Love yas! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Derek Moreland, writer of Space is Awful stops by to talk about comics, writing, and the creative process. Bio: Derek Moreland *REMEMBER TO INSERT SELF DEPRECATING BUT HUMOROUS WITTICISM HERE* He lives in Texas. His novel, SONGWEAVER, is available on Kindle. His comic, SPACE IS AWFUL, is available on Comixology. He himself is available for parties. Links and other good stuff: Facebook: http://facebook.com/blahblahpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/blahblahpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blahblahpodcast/ Website: http://derekmoreland.wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Jason Tondro returns to talk about interesting, obscure, and progressive comics. We also talked about formative television, including The Greatest American Hero and more! Bio: Jason Tondro is a developer at Paizo, where he helps to make the Starfinder RPG. He’s a former English professor who has taught and written on comics, film, and the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. He continues to write and design tabletop roleplaying games and is a huge nerd. Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctorcomics [ICONS]The Super Villain Handbook Deluxe Edition https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/181639/ICONSThe-Super-Villain-Handbook-Deluxe-Edition Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature Illustrated Edition https://www.amazon.com/Superheroes-Round-Table-Connections-Renaissance/dp/0786460687

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BAMF RPG and Comics Podcast (A podcast Jason hosts occasionally) https://mikelaff.podbean.com/ Arthur Lives for Fate Core https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232408/Arthur-Lives-for-Fate-Core --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Had a fabulous chat with Doug Kayne about comedy and comics! This one's a fun one to listen to.   Bio: Doug Kayne is an award-winning improv comedian and one-third of the comedy trio, Those Four Misfits (http://ThoseFourMisfits.com).  He has been performing improv comedy professionally in one form or another since 1994.  In addition, he has created web series (”Turning the Page”, “Janey and Ira”), written a made-for-TV movie (”Romantic Comedy 101), and spent countless hours on the comedy stage. He has performed comedy at the Ice House, Flappers, and The Comedy Store, as well as a featured performer at Wizard World LA, Orccon, and Strategicon.  In his spare time, he teaches high school and adds to his growing comic book collection.  He hates writing bios.  http://DougKayne.com  By day, Doug is a teacher, director, and board member of Joy Theatre (http://joytheatre.com). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Sat down with my pal Josh MacPhearson to nerd out, and cover a variety of nerdy topics, ranging from the mechanics of large scale animation, to non-binary representation in science fiction today with author, animator, and creative genius Josh MacPhearson, creator of the Mysterious Mrs. E and owner of the NJ4k youtube channel. Find out more about Josh at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBRwxE9hCt_acUBjNvQ_XmQ And keep up with the Mysterious Mrs. E at https://www.facebook.com/themysteriousmrseseries/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Streamer, content creator, and prolific interviewer Rhi Spawn joins the Titular Characters family with an amazing conversation about media, building queer-friendly spaces in comics, coming out, quantum computing, and the right music to have someone play as they follow you through the grocery store. She was charming, and the show was awesome. Check it out. Check out Rhi's youtube channel, I freaking love comics on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP8OZilXmMWX7js6HEc5ocw --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Kurt Onstad from the Welcome Geektown Podcast joined us to talk about superhero costumes, what he's reading, and the comics he enjoys. Find Kurt on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GeektownPodcast Welcome to Geektown's website can be found at https://www.welcome2geektown.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Had an amazing talk with comic book fan, blogger, and film historian Ren Chandler, where we talked about comics, the MCU, trans issues, and more.  Follow Ren on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ren_Chandler4 Read her blog at: https://confessionsclutteredmind.blogspot.com/ Eva's original interview with Ren: https://youtu.be/-6UpyIWNfXU --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
In this issue, we're going to talk about superhero costumes, the world, technology, and what it's like to teach a course about comics in academia. This one's full of thrills and chills and prescient insights about the way comics work!  Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctorcomics [ICONS]The Super Villain Handbook Deluxe Edition https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/181639/ICONSThe-Super-Villain-Handbook-Deluxe-Edition Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature Illustrated Edition https://www.amazon.com/Superheroes-Round-Table-Connections-Renaissance/dp/0786460687 BAMF RPG and Comics Podcast (A podcast Jason hosts occasionally) https://mikelaff.podbean.com/ Arthur Lives for Fate Core https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/232408/Arthur-Lives-for-Fate-Core --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Sat down and had a remarkably insightful conversation with Brian Frye. Wherein we talked about the mechanics of plagiarism in academia, ghostwriting, intellectual property, the power of tradition, and the most effective ways of submitting your papers to law journals. Had a really good time. We hope you enjoy it.  For more information about Brian Frye:  He can be found on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/brianlfrye He recommends reading his scholarly papers at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=646621 Plagiarize this other podcast appearance! https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/elucidations/2019/08/30/episode-117-brian-l-frye-says-to-plagiarize-this-podcast/ UNH Law Podcast, with Brian L. Frye: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7lPVa5jh4d75VooJAHlRms?nd=1 And this amazing article in Jurist! https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2020/03/brian-frye-plagiarism-in-plaguetime/ This week's cover art was drawn by the absurdly talented Empress Luxiva.  Find her on twitter at: https://twitter.com/EmpressLuxiva --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
We did this absolutely fantastic interview with David Avallone. We covered a lot of ground, ranging from the craft and art of comic book writing to the elements that make films memorable. David was charming, thoughtful, and laugh out loud funny.  David can be found on twitter at: https://twitter.com/DAvallone His website: http://www.davidavallonefreelance.com/Home.html The cover art this week is by https://twitter.com/EmpressLuxiva --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
Zack and I discussed intellectual property, comics, and the power of the things we love. In this episode, we talked about Superman, Spider-man, Captain Marvel, The Thunder Agents, Squirrel Girl, Sandman, the Punisher, and more.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/titular-characters/message
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Podcast Details

Created by
Eva Webb
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 28th, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 1st, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
22
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
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Episodic
Language
English

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