It's an interview show where we talk to comics and nerd culture media creators about their passions, careers, and creative journies. What fuels creativity? What does creative genius look like up close? What inspires the art and artists that make it? We aim for interviews that crackle with creative energy and excitement. It's about the process, the craft, and the dreams behind the things we love.
Jasmine Walls discusses comics, inclusion, and blowing up the moon!
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Jasmine Walls is a California based writer, artist, and hot chocolate connoisseur with a passion for stories that are fun, engaging, and critical. Her works are unapologetically queer, inclusive, and span across several genres.
Chuck Pineau on comics, writing, editing, and marketing
Chuck Pineau is a freelance writer/editor who has done work for such companies as Second Sight Comics, Markosia, Antarctic Press, and Scout Comics. He is best known for (co)writing titles such as Welcome to the Void, Essence House, and Belial.
Why the show is ending
I wanted to get this out there before publishing any additional episodes.
To keep you all abreast on why I have chosen to end the podcast.
That said, there are still at least 3 more episodes.
Giving space to the storyteller in you - JL Johnson on high fantasy, comics, and the process of writing great stories
Are you into high fantasy and inclusive narratives? Prepare to have your little mind blown as JL Johnson walks you through his story and creative processes.
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J.L. Johnson Jr. is the writer and letterer of Ennead: The Rule of Nine. JL is known as (to himself at least) a "Writer of Comics, Creator of Graphic Novels. Second of his name." It's also possible he's read A Song of Ice and Fire way too many times... When he isn't writing you can find him spending time with his wife Jess, daughter Olive, Lab Mix Ruthie, and his cats Quinn and Sansa.
About the Project
Luke Horsman, is a pro's pro who's responsible The Rule of Nine's interior art and letters. Luke has nearly 20 years of experience in illustration and design. Now working solely as a comic book artist, Luke has worked on scores of titles. Ranging from independently created projects, like this one, to well known publications like 2000AD and better known titles, such as Judge Dredd. It's been an honor to work with Luke to bring this story to life.
We are all trans warewolves. Nikita Rissanen on the trans experience, righteous monsters, and the appreciation of being eaten alive
Niki came by to talk about her experience as a trans woman, writer, and artist. The show covers a lot of ground, from her early experiences writing science fiction, to film, and comics. Niki is an incredible personality, and it really shines through in this interview.
* Official Website - https://nikitarissanen.com/
* Twitter - https://twitter.com/NikiGrindhouse @NikiGrindhouse
Nikita made a smashing debut as a child, performing, as well as writing, the enchanting theatrical piece called “The Cat, the mouse and the Golden Cheese”. The audience, consisting of her parents, saw her potential, and let her move out of the house at 15, to commence her world travels.
A former resident of Kyoto, and both north, middle, and south cities of Sweden, her first book was published in 2012 (a short scifi called “Eternity, sister”), and since then she’s also managed to birth a short film into the world which premiered, to mixed and bad reviews, on the 26th of July 2018. It has since migrated to Cinema Queer México, where it was streamed during 2021’s edition of their international film festival, and then went on to be screened at QFest Houston, during the beginning of October.
Nikita herself is now dedicated to the visual arts, TV Asahi, and storytelling through sequential imagery, and is working on her next novel (a nordic horror fest) and a comic book project called “The Tiny Island”.
Russell Lissau on the craft of writing comics and prose
Russell came in to talk about his creative process and the things that inspire him.
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Insta: @rlissau https://www.instagram.com/rlissau
Bio: By day, Russell Lissau is a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in suburban Chicago. By night he battles evil writing comic books including The Batman Strikes!, Batman: War Games and the critically acclaimed Old Wounds.
His newest project is the Vegas-based crime-thriller The Hardways.
What a fun interview show! Titular Characters strikes the perfect balance between geeky and accessible, and all guests have been fantastic so far. I started just listening to the episodes featuring people I was familiar with, like Erik Larsen and Tom Brevoort, but soon enough I was making my way through the rest of the catalogue. Looking forward to future conversations!
A Credit to Lipton
“Titular Characters” is a delight. This show is to comics what James Lipton’s “Inside the Actors’ Studio” is to acting. Your mistress-of-ceremonies is the talented & adorable Eva Webb as she interviews the myriad of personalities that make up the comic book medium. Those personalities include (though are certainly not limited to) established creators, like Erik Larsen of SAVAGE DRAGON renown, to up incoming, alternative talents like Jen the Mouse, to comic scholars like Dr. Comics himself, Jason Tondro, to passionate fans like myself with their wrongheaded notions to the intrinsic merits of Spider-Man’s Clone Saga! All voices, all perspectives are welcome as Eva shares w/ the listener her passion, her grace & her hardwork. Well worth a listen. Oh!, and I nearly forgot: Bring candy!
Good Interviews with Interesting Guests
I just found this podcast and I find myself really engaged with the conversation. I just listened to Episode 12, it’s a really good interview. This podcast is worth a listen.