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Wanna know how to handle any con the nerd nation throws at you? Wanna know how to raise a family and still make money doing comics? Wanna know how to separate yourself from the pack when you’re at a table surrounded by hundreds, or even thousands of storytellers? Wanna learn how to juggle the art…

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Determination Perfection and Art Direction with Kyle Hester Do you have a passion for film and comics? Wanna know how the creative process for one can be an asset to the other? Honestly,  does your determination just need a kick in the pants? This is the perfect episode for you. We’ve got the indie Hollywood…

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Do you struggle with juggling 9 to 5 obligations with your comic creativity? Are you a new writer in need of support? Are you desperate to find inspiration for the first page of your graphic novel? Check out this new indie comic craftsman originally hailing from Haiti. Have no fear, Newton Lilavois is here! He’s…

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If Ryan K. Lindsay, of recent, much-lauded BEAUTIFUL CANVAS (Black Mask) fame has learned one thing, it’s that you shouldn’t give up on your dreams. As cheesy as that sounds, the old adage put Lindsay right where he wants to be: writing comics. But he also learned the that the only way to chase down…

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Do you know how to handle diversity in your comic? Do you have the courage to get real with the culture clash of your characters? More importantly, do you know how to handle controversial storytelling with grace? If you want to learn, be sure to check out this week’s podcast with culture comic creator Ben…

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Are you struggling to find the right illustrator for your comic? Are you stuck within a crappy collaboration going nowhere fast but you don’t really know how to break it off? Do you maybe just want to suck a little less at writing? We’ve got that covered and much more on this weeks episode of Adventures in Interviewing…

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When I was a kid, my reading genre of choice was High Fantasy: J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings, LLoyd Alexander, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan etc. While I still love those books, my current reading genre of choice has become Urban Fantasy: A story set in the modern world but there’s something supernatural afoot. Many of the…

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Will we ever run out of stories to tell? Blogger and history junky Stephen McCoy doesn’t seem to think so. On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Stephen McCoy. They tackle the use of tropes in storytelling, how comics represent our modern day mythology and the importance of using Indie comics to shine…

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Comic Creator Anthony Cleveland On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Anthony Cleveland. The incredibly fascinating Comic writer of the comic Chris calls, the #1 Horror Comic with Heart, Silver Skin. We’re getting personal and awesome up in the Podcast this week with Comic creator Anthony Cleveland. We chat about Anthony’s…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Joey Oliveira. Comic book writer, filmmaker and founder of British Comics Publishing house Afterlight Comics. Come meet Joey Oliveira! A fascinating look what into it takes to be a Comics entrepreneur and the many lessons he’s learned along the way. Find out about his Kickstarter…

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Welcome to our first ever “Inktober Winner Edition” of CXC Creator Spotlight. Today we are joined by the 2017 CXC Inktober Winner, Joe Francis Totti! During this year’s Inktober, Joe took the road less traveled and created an entire Comic over the 31 day period. Slow rolling a terrifyingly good mini-horror, delighting his Instagram followers…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Thom Burgess. Writer of dark shadowy things, creator of Ghoster, The Eyrie, Malevolents and Hallows Fell. Let’s get creepy with Thom, find out what makes a great horror story, how to build a ghost and learn more about this terrifying and darkly beautiful comic creator…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews writer of over 100 Comicbook scripts, Johnny Craft! Wanna’ just bro-down about comics, wrestling, stand up comedy and more? We’ve got your back! Hang out with Chris and Johnny as they discuss navigating the world of working in comics as a professional writer.  …

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Sharon Hackney | Indie Game Developer & 3D Environmental Artist. On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks chats with Sharon Hackney, Indie Game Developer & 3D environmental artist extraordinaire! Sharon shares how video games are scripted and developed. Grab some insights into this fascinating indie world! Connect with Sharon using the links below:…

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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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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 brought to you by Pleasure Pool! Thank you so much guys for letting us use…

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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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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 of the most silver tongued story tellers we’ve host on the ComixCentral podcast. Get…

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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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 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 art that gifted us our first ghoul-gasm. He’s the herald…

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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 art and we even venture into the digital vs traditional art argument. Also, just a…

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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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 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 learn the craft of Podcasting and are having a…

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Welcome to our very first ComixCentral podcast! Now, a short disclaimer. We have no idea what we’re doing. Three members of our team found themselves early yesterday morning deciding to make a podcast, and they pulled the trigger. We’re all about just getting things done around here, even if you’re flying by the seat of…

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What’s up manga misfits? Today we examine the architectural odyssey of Evian Rising. I do not use the word “odyssey” lightly. As it stands, if Stephen King’s Pennywise is considered “the eater of worlds,” then Latravious Calloway may very well be the clown’s antithesis. A kind, meticulous designer whose love and devotion for his wife…

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 Greetings everyone. Today I’m honored to connect with the very prolific, and very honest, J. M. Bryan. While I would normally put together some color-coded, alliteration-obsessed introduction to focus your attention, this artist is far too personal for heavy-handed words. It doesn’t take much Internet stalking to become attached to J’s style. It’s near impossible…

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Hello again, my fellow spawn of supernatural storytelling. Today, I’m tempting the pentagram in an effort to understand the tortured tenacity of Gilbert Deltrez. Let us join him on a foray of flesh flying fanaticism. We’ll delve into various dark projects, crush some Kickstarter, and learn about the inspiration monster within. If you’ve got the…

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What’s up, super seekers? It’s time for another life dive dance, and I’m happy to cut in. For today’s episode, I get to slice through the mental majesty of J Adam Farster and his 4 piece 80’s arc explosion, Humalien. It’s wild whack-attack, GotG meets Family Ties vibes sound like the Happy Days, all-ages, oddball…

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My mother was born in a small village in Guanajuato Mexico. Her mother was dirt poor even by 1930’s Mexico standards, which is really saying something. Her father had died before she was born. He was trying to catch a ride on a bus. It was one of those old-fashioned buses with the standing platforms…

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Today we are thrilled to be joined by an inspiring comic creator who’s been making comics for “Longer than he’d like to admit”. But you know what? With great experience comes wise counsel, and awesome stories! John is the creative mind behind titles like Ayla – Speaker for the Dead, Joe Bushkin, Boxie and many,…