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Rick Osowski | Inside the Mind of a Super Fan On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks goes deep into the mind of a Comicbook superfan! Get some insight and perspective into what makes a fan, how to find your audience and how to keep your readers happy. Chris and Rick discuss what…

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Champions of Hara: Chapters 1 and 2 Reviewed by Rod Jenkins Creators: Walter Barber Ian Vannest Andrew Zimmerman Writer: Walter Barber Art, Colors, Lettering: Jason Piperberg Cover Art: Chapter 1 – Hannah Kennedy Chapter 2 – M. Misztal Quick hit: Champions of Hara is a mix between Fate Stay Night Anime and Eternal Champions. Champions of…

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Robin and Lawrence “Lorenzo” Etherington On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks has the great pleasure and honor of sitting down with the Etherington Brothers! Creators of Long Gome Don, Von Doogan, Monkey Nuts, YORE!, Baggage, Freak & Fearless & Stranski. Not to mention working on Star Wars, Transformers, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda,…

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Hello readers! Today we have 2 badasses for the price of 1 Creator Spotlight! We are delighted to have the opportunity to pick the brains of the creative team behind the jaw-dropping, action-packed, delightfully comedic and beautifully illustrated, RAGS: Prologue. If you haven’t read the first issue of this comic, stop right now, (well read…

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If ever there was a field where independent creators have it rough, it’s the comic book industry. Completing any project can be a feat in itself but with comics, you have to have it all (as in finished comic book product) and hope that you can recoup your expenses monetarily or at least in the…

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Episode #13 – Interview with Comicbook Creator and Illustrator Nick Johnson On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks gets behind-the-curtain access to illustration wizard Nick Johnson, the artist and co-creator of the comedy-horror series “Wolf Hands.” In a world overrun with social media creators are reminded that success lies hidden within the…

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Let’s Get Roundin’ UP some Kickstarters! Every month we run around Kickstarter looking for stuff that really bakes our potato! And this roundup has gone up a whole.. nother.. level.  Come on in and stay a while! Watch some rockin’ trailers, learn about some great comics and then put your money behind some incredible and…

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Episode #13 – Adventures in Interviewing with Todd Matthy, creator of Robots v Princesses On this episode, Chris Hendricks gets the lowdown on how indie comic creator Todd Matthy ran a wildly successful Kickstarter Campaign. They destroyed their goal and are now bringing Robots vs Princesses to the world! They also have a delightful, impression filled…

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Episode #12 – Interview with Adam Ma & Colin Tan of Random Encounter Comics On this episode, Chris Hendricks goes behind the scenes with the dynamic duo creating the heroic horror, Folklore. Learn how this awesome creative team handles long-distance creation, comes up with jaw-dropping new concepts and keeps the fires burning for the passion…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #11   |   INTERVIEW WITH LANCE LUCERO & ADAM VOLLE  | Episode #11 – Interview with Lance Lucero & Adam Volle On this episode, Leigh chats with 2 parts of the creative super team creating the Indie Comic masterpiece, BOB: NON-UNION PSYCHIC We find out how this team…

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 by  CHRIS HENDRICKS   |    CXC STAFF WRITER   | How’s it hanging, my handheld hero hooligans? Today, I want to shoot the shiz about a secret bromance between locally brewed liquid courage and indie-pendent ink architects. It’s been a well-hidden rain-bro connection since the days of the great depression, but still, you might be…

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CROWDFUNDING ROUNDUP  |    SEPTEMBER 1, 2017  |   COMIXCENTRAL   | Hey. Pssst! You! You wanna’ see something cool? I know you do. Come on, all the cool kids are doing it! Come feast your eyes on our Crowdfunding roundup! We’ve got some of the best, un-cut and primo campaigns from Kickstarter. But you know,…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #10   |  INTERVIEW WITH PAT MILLS  | Episode #10 – Interview with 2000 Ad Creator, Pat Mills On this episode, CXC’s Jamie Norman sits down with the Godfather of British Comics himself, Pat Mills! British comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in…

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Interview with Magician’s House   |   by ComixCentral   | CXC – Hello Magician’s House! We are so excited to have this opportunity to get to know you a little better. We’ve been big fans of your work around here for some time! Thank you so much for joining us today. MH – I’m super…

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Review  |   The Legend Of Pinky #1   |   Carbon Age Comics  |   Written and Illustrated by: Craig Johnson II |  Reviewer: Rob Wrecks  | Summary: Follow the exploits of a cocky young hoodlum, “Pinky” Horwitz, as he navigates race, nightlife and a shaky criminal career in 1928 New York City! When ComiXCentral sent this…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #9   |  INTERVIEW WITH JEFF HAAS  | Episode #9 – Let’s Meet Comicbook Creator Jeff Haas On this episode, Chris Hendricks interviews Jeff Haas, one-half of the super Father/Son Comic creating duo behind Nighmare Patrol. Listeners might also know Jeff from his writing on Sanctus! Our sweet intro/outro music is…

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Many of us who read comics would love to write them. We’ve studied the art of them for years, perhaps decades, and often assure ourselves, if, given the chance, we could create something kickass. Still, there are some things you need to know before embarking upon this path of comic greatness. Having a story is…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #8   |  INTERVIEW WITH NICK GONZO  | Episode #8 – up close and personal with Nick Gonzo On this episode, Leigh Jeffery interviews Nick Gonzo, the dynamic and wildly talented creator behind 50 Signal, Funk Soul Samuari and most recently, Corsair! Also the co-founder of Madius Comics and one…

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CROWDFUNDING ROUNDUP  |    August 15, 2017  |   COMIXCENTRAL   | It’s Roundup Time! It’s a veritable garden of Eden of Indie Comics Kickstarters right now! We are truly seeing something special happening in the indie world. As more and more incredible Comicbook creators find their voice and pencils, we the fans of indie Comics are…

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In this Guest post Gamal Hennessey shares his insights into the things you’ll need to consider to protect yourself when creating comics.  For a more detailed look at this either head to Gamal’s own page or listen to him talk to the ComixCentral team on this podcast The business of storytelling is evolving to take…

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 by  CHRIS HENDRICKS   |    CXC STAFF WRITER   | Greetings, fellow fear followers. Tis’ another frenzied frightfest filled with eerie exploration. Grab your torches and pitchforks. Let us mob-march together across yet another murderous moor. Tonight we brave the mist in search of the ultimate bearer of bedtime burdens. He’s the drawer of dark…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #7   |    A COMIC CONVERSATION   | Expositional dialogue makes Chris a dull boy! Originally intended to be a mini-sode, this week Chris Hendricks and Leigh Jeffery have a little chat about making comics, how much Chris hates expositional dialogue, what expositional dialogue is, taste in comic…

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From an early age, I was exposed to the negative effects of being an artist. I’ll explain. Most every artist (be it Illustrated, digital, paints, etc.) has been subject to psychological evaluation through their art. This is usually done by anyone who views their art. From the earliest caveman all the way up to present…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #6   |  MARKETING YOUR COMICS  | Part 1 of Our Ongoing Series – Marketing Your Comics / Simple, Straightforward Advice for Self Promoting Your Comics & Art. Today Leigh Jeffery is joined by expert Marketers Kirsten Nelson and Jamie Moran to discuss how to start marketing your comics…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #5   |   INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN BARTZ   | Today Leigh Jeffery interviews lead writer and creator of the Project Shadow Breed universe Justin Bartz! Find out how Justin got into creating comics, how he and the Project Shadow Breed team are creating their own Comic universe, and also…

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Art Elaine is always great (read “Look Straight Ahead” if you haven’t done this already)!  The layouts, the character designs, the colouring, the lettering, she does it all folks!  The pixilation effect Elaine created is fresh and adds a lot to the tone and setting of Arkade. Story Mark crafted a solid story here.  There…

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CXC PODCAST   |   EPISODE #4  |   INTERVIEW WITH GAMAL HENNESSY  | On today’s episode Leigh Jeffery, Steven Rosia and Jamie Norman are joined by Attorney Gamal Hennessy of Creative Contract Consulting.  Gamal shares his vast experience in navigating the legal ins and outs of the creative world, gives some free legal advice…

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It’s the Mid-Month Crowdfunding Roundup Ya’ll! How often do you utter these words… geesh, I wish I wasn’t bored right now! Well be bored no more friend! We’ve searched the Kickstarter vault & the web once more and found a treasure trove of eye popping entertainment to crush even the deepest bouts of boredom to…

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PODCAST   |   EPISODE #3  |   INTERVIEW WITH DOKTOR GERALDO  | On today’s episode Leigh Jeffery and Steven Rosia are joined by Doktor Geraldo! We meet this digital renaissance man and get the low down on Spec Ops Hobo, Dildo Boy and so much more. So please join us as we continue to…

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Crowdfunding… AWAY!! After digging through the fabulous Comicbook campaigns available on Kickstarter this month, we have found some real gems in the mix! This roundup features Cats, “Freaks” and a great medieval fantasy! So sit back, get yourself comfy and get ready to support some deserving Indie creators! We give you the CXC Crowdfunding Bi-Monthly…