Today on the show I have my good friend Greg Anderson-Elysee, creator of Is'nana: The Were-Spider, which is on Kickstarter now. Here's a summary of the book straight from the Kickstarter page:
A horror-fantasy, coming of age story, Is'nana the Were-Spider: Showtime (64 page one-shot) is the fourth release of an on-going series of graphic novels and one-shots. Is'nana the Were-Spider has won 7 Glyph Awards (2018 Fan Award, Rising Star Award, & Best Male Character Award; 2019 Best Male Character Award, 2019 Best Writer Award, & Story of the Year Award; 2020 Best Male Character Award).
Accidentally breaking a barrier between our world and theirs (called THE MOTHER KINGDOM), Is'nana (the son of Anansi the Spider God of Stories) accepts the responsibility for releasing creatures of horror into our reality, villains who want nothing more but to cause chaos and mayhem to achieve their own diabolical or selfish goals. With guidance from his father, Is'nana not only strives to live up to his father's name but to also reach his own potential while he seeks to discover his individuality and place in the world.
I absolutely love this series. Greg uses a collection of artists to do a one-character, one writer, anthology series. My good friend Walter Ostlie draws a several of the stories, and they are just all so great, and Greg is so great. We started our creator journey at around the same time, and it's amazing to watch how he's grown as a creator while I've grown at a creator.
This is why the people you come up with are so important to your career, because you've gone through the ringer together and come out stronger on the other side. I'm so grateful for our friendship, and love watching his success.
Listen to this episode if you want to learn:
How to work with multiple artists at the same time
How to make a single character anthology book
How to collaborate better
Why ideas are only the first step
...and much more.
If you want to check out Is'nana the Were-Spider for yourself, check out his Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/isnanashowtime/isnana-the-were-spider-showtime
AND I also have a Kickstarter for my book Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, about a mental patient that escapes from an asylum and becomes a monster hunter during the Apocalypse, but doesn't know if he's killing monsters, humans, or its all in his head the whole time. You can check that one out at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/russellnohelty/ichabod-jones-volume-1-2-a-lovecraftian-dark-fantasy-comic
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