31 episodes

Independent artists seek space on crowded store shelves in the world of comics and graphic novels.
Sometimes undiscovered, often underrated makers of sequential art each week discuss their trials and triumphs as UNCANNY CREATIVES.

UNCANNY CREATIVES Powerhowz Arts & Entertainment

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Independent artists seek space on crowded store shelves in the world of comics and graphic novels.
Sometimes undiscovered, often underrated makers of sequential art each week discuss their trials and triumphs as UNCANNY CREATIVES.

    Episode 31: Curtis Clow (rhymes with "POW") has mastered crowd-funding his creative work

    Episode 31: Curtis Clow (rhymes with "POW") has mastered crowd-funding his creative work

    Comic writer CURTIS CLOW works the crowdfunding scene to the max, acquiring 4000 supporters in the last 4 years through his Kickstarter projects. Listen up, if you want to get your next comic off and running!

    Pops, the host of UNCANNY CREATIVES podcast, has been collecting, selling, and loving comics for over 40 years. When you see him ask him about his Comic on Campus venture.

    • 21 min
    Episode 30: Director, tattoo artist and, now, graphic novelist JAMES SPOONER discusses his latest creative offering, THE HIGH DESERT.

    Episode 30: Director, tattoo artist and, now, graphic novelist JAMES SPOONER discusses his latest creative offering, THE HIGH DESERT.

    James Spooner's debut graphic novel, THE HIGH DESERT, chronicles his early years and his connection to punk music. He took some time out of his busy touring schedule to chat with Pops about how people of color fit (or didn't fit) into the American punk scene.

    Pops of Powerhowz Distributing has been helping small press and indie comic creators get their work onto more shelves since 2019. Contact him via email pops@powerhowzdistro.com to schedule your interview.

    Listener Advisory: The interview includes at least one mention of a derogatory term some may find offensive. Please note the word was used within the context of Mr. Spooner's story. It was not meant to insult nor offend the interviewer nor his audience.

    • 38 min
    Episode 29: Rico Thompson of Reflection Comics has a new comic shop in Punta Gorda, Florida!

    Episode 29: Rico Thompson of Reflection Comics has a new comic shop in Punta Gorda, Florida!

    Southwest Florida has a new comic shop, REFLECTION COMICS. Store owner, Rico Thompson, took some time out of his busy day to tell us how he got started in comics and how The Dark Knight Returns changed his life.



    Pops of Powerhowz Distributing has been helping small press and indie comic creators get their work onto more shelves since 2019. Contact him via email pops@powerhowzdistro.com to schedule your interview.

    • 16 min
    Episode 28: Comic writer Justin Bartz tried and tried again to bring us Project Shadow Breed

    Episode 28: Comic writer Justin Bartz tried and tried again to bring us Project Shadow Breed

    After several attempts with publishers, Justin Bartz and Amazing Action Comics are finding their stride with their main title, PROJECT SHADOW BREED. In our recent conversation, we discuss the writing process and how this indie comic creator got his comics into the hands of retailers.

    Since 2019, Powerhowz Distributing has been helping indie comic creators and small press publishers get their work into shops worldwide. Contact Pops about joining our network of comic professionals.

    • 31 min
    Episode 27: Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden create INCREDIBLE DOOM, a graphic novel about the simpler early days of the internet

    Episode 27: Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden create INCREDIBLE DOOM, a graphic novel about the simpler early days of the internet

    Co-creators Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden made INCREDIBLE DOOM as a labor of graphic novel splendor; this conversation details how it started and how it's going now.

    Powerhowz Distributing is building a decidedly independent comic distribution network of creators, publishers, and retailers. Join the movement pops@powerhowzdistro.com

    • 48 min
    Episode 26: Jeff McClelland and Jeff McComsey collaborate on HONCHO and detail the comic writing process

    Episode 26: Jeff McClelland and Jeff McComsey collaborate on HONCHO and detail the comic writing process

    In this episode, Pops talks with two small press comic creators, Jeff McClelland and Jeff McComsey, about writing, drawing and publishing indie comics. It's easy to follow along; just be patient.

    Powerhowz Distributing is determined to help indie comic creators get their books onto more shelves. Contact me for your own strategic marketing gameplan.

    • 1 hr

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