Tell The Damn Story

Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest, Interview 8: Mark Wheatley & Henry Franke

An episode of Tell The Damn Story

By Alex Simmons
Where we'll talk about books, comics, film, conventions, and other creative arts and pop culture topics.
Available on 9 platforms
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan Interviews Author Teel James Glenn
Back in October, Chris went on a solo mission to Deadly Ink Writer's Conference in central New Jersey. While honing his own crime fiction writing skills he interviewed several other talented authors. So listen well to the fourth of six, author TEEL JAMES GLENN, as he shares some of his best writing habits and tips. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
19:07
December 10, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: How Is "Done Is Better Than Perfect?
Alex is early morning solo as he ponders the artistic side of the popular online mantra, "Done Is Better Than Perfect." Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
20:49
December 5, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Interviews Mystery Writer, Art Taylor!
Back in October, Chris went on a solo mission to Deadly Ink Writer's Conference in central New Jersey. While honing his own crime fiction writing skills he interviewed several other talented authors. So listen well to his third of six, as they share their highly developed writing skills, habits and tips. Attentive persons, meet mystery writer Art Taylor. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
21:00
November 25, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Stripping Comics Strips (Or Behind Creation) with Jerry Craft
In this episode host Alex Simmons interviews graphic novelist, creator/writer, and children's book illustrator, JERRY CRAFT. Jerry shares some of the funny but also twisted turns he had to take as an black artist, creating black non-stereotypical characters in the comics world. [*This is half of an interview I did with Jerry about his homework and about his impressions of my character Blackjack. If you'd like to hear the Blackjack portion of his interview let me know in the comments below.] Please leave us your comments below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
20:47
November 18, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: STAN LEE HAS COME AND GONE
The Real "True Believer" is gone. Alex and Chris share thoughts and personal memories about the legend that was Stan Lee. As Alex put it, "he was the P.T. Barnum of the comics industry ... the face of Marvel..." His collaborations with many great artists, and his business and marketing savvy helped build a multi-billion dollar property. *After the show leave a comment about your favorite Stan Lee creation, story, saying, or appearance. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
23:40
November 12, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: TTDS How Does A The Hollywood Film Deal Work? Pt 2
Welcome to the second part of Alex and Chris' discussion about the facts and fancies surrounding the quest for a Hollywood film or TV deal? Is all the negotiating, research, paperwork, waiting and more a road to fortune and fame, or disillusion and shame? Please leave us your comments below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.come Damn Story
25:40
November 12, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: TTDS How Does A The Hollywood Film Deal Work? Pt 1
Alex and Chris discuss the facts and fancies surrounding the quest for a Hollywood film or TV deal? Is it just like winning the lottery, or more like back stroking in a tsunami? Please leave us your comments below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
26:42
November 11, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Confessions of A Writer's Week
As independent writers and publishers, Alex and Chris have had a week stuffed with author activity. They've been traveling the full range of a writer’s experience. So listen in as they discuss a creators experience of patrons buying their work (Blackjack - Trial..); positive reviews and fan exuberant quotes, trying to build on the momentum, and ... the odd cure for rejection. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
27:58
November 4, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Alex Interviews ECBACC Media Tech, Dionne Stallworth. Pt 3
Release of the new Blackjack (Rapid Read book), TRIAL BY FIRE, TRIAL BY ICE, delayed the posting of the 3rd episode of the series WHY BLACKJACK, where Alex continues to explore the appeal of his action adventure creation, ARRON DAY aka BLACKJACK. So here is Part Three of the interview with ECBACC media tech, and Blackjack fan, Dionne Stallworth. This concludes their conversation about childhood challenges, comic book inspirations, and the importance of history and cultural identity. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
15:34
November 3, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Alex Interviews ECBACC Media Tech, Dionne Stallworth, Pt 2
In this second episode of the series WHY BLACKJACK, Alex continues to explore the appeal of his action adventure creation, ARRON DAY aka BLACKJACK. Part two of the interview with ECBACC media tech, and Blackjack fan, Dionne Stallworth. The conversation covers childhood challenges, comic book inspirations, and the importance of history and cultural identity. All that and Stan Lee too. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
15:14
October 29, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Alex Interviews Blackjack Fan Dionne Stallworth. Pt 1
In this second episode of the series WHY BLACKJACK, Alex continues to explore the appeal of his action adventure creation, ARRON DAY aka BLACKJACK. This time it's with ECBACC media tech, and Blackjack fan, Dionne Stallworth. The conversation covers childhood challenges, comic book inspirations, and the importance of history and cultural identity. All that and Stan Lee too. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
15:24
October 27, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: The Hidden Challenges of Blackjack Trial By Fire, Trial By Ice
How do you write and remain true to the story when personal and political storms are brewing? Your hosts, Alex and Chris, celebrate as well as reveal some of the thoughts, challenges, and fears behind writing this latest Arron Day double action-adventure, "Blackjack: Trial By Fire, Trial By Ice." Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
33:04
October 25, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Alex Interviews One of the First Blackjack Artist, ERIC BATTLE. Pt 1
Alex sets out to explore the appeal of his action adventure creation, ARRON DAY aka BLACKJACK. This is the first of several interviews with the people that helped prove stories about a 1930s African-American soldier of fortune have mass appeal. So listen to this interview with artist extraordinaire, ERIC BATTLE, Part one. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com (*A new adventure has just been released, "Blackjack: Trial By Fire, Trial By Ice." Available on Amazon.com.) (*Sorry this episode is out of sequence. Oops!)
47:31
October 25, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Alex Simmons Asks ERIC BATTLE, WHY BLACKJACK? Pt 2
As a new book prepares to launch, Alex sets out to explore the appeal of his action adventure creation, ARRON DAY aka BLACKJACK. He starts here with the first of several interviews, with Blackjack artists and fans, to learn why tales about a 1930s African-American soldier of fortune has such mass appeal. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
12:59
October 19, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Alex Simmons Asks ERIC BATTLE, WHY BLACKJACK? Pt 2
As a new book prepares to launch, Alex sets out to explore the appeal of his action adventure creation, ARRON DAY aka BLACKJACK. He starts here with the first of several interviews, with Blackjack artists and fans, to learn why tales about a 1930s African-American soldier of fortune has such mass appeal. Please leave us your comments below ... Or write us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
17:29
October 17, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Is Superhero Pop Culture Defeating Itself?
Alex and Chris are back together again talking out whether superhero pop culture is about to experience it's own INFINITY WAR. And if so, who is Thanos? Corporations? Fans? Or an increasingly divisive culture? Please leave us your comments below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
46:47
October 14, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Interviews, Carol Gyzander!
Chris went on a solo mission to Deadly Ink Writer's Conference in central New Jersey. While lurking and ferreting out creative intel, he also conversed with several other talented authors. So listen well to his first of 6 interrogat ... uh, I mean interviews, as they share their highly developed writing skills, habits and tips. His second interview is with author, Carol Gyzander. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
13:35
October 9, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris w mystery author A. J. Sidransky
Chris went on a solo mission to Deadly Ink Writer's Conference in central New Jersey. While lurking and ferreting out creative intel, he also conversed with several other talented authors. So listen well to his first of 6 interrogat ... uh, I mean interviews, as they share their highly developed writing skills, habits and tips. First up, mystery/history/romance author A. J. Sidransky. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
21:42
October 2, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest, Interview 5: Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle
Chris Ryan's is still on the road. He's in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at an event called PULPFEST, not only as a writer/creator, but also to interview others who have created stories in a very particular genre, pulp adventures! Hi next interviewee ... Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
31:36
September 23, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest, Interview 7: Jim Beard
Here's the next great interview Chris Ryan achieved while on the road in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at PULPFEST. Chris managed to interview writer, creators, illustrators, and others who have created stories in the pulp adventures genre! This time his interview is with the talented author ... Jim Beard. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
18:01
September 23, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Writing When Your Heart & Your Head Ain't In It
In this episode Simmons "Fesses Up." Alex goes solo to shares some of the emotional hardships and confusion he faced trying to write a story that should have been a breeze. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
28:50
September 23, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Is Being True To You on Social Media A Trap, Pt 1
With "snipers," "spammers," and "trolls" waiting in the digital bushes and hills of the internet, how do promote on social media. Alex and Chris tackled the high points and pitfalls of being artists and entrepreneur being themselves while trying to promote their products. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
31:40
September 23, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Is Being True To You on Social Media A Trap, Pt 2
Here's the conclusion of this Alex and Chris' discussion on the pros and cons of being your real self on social media. How can artists promote their projects and still face the internet "snipers," "spammers," and "trolls" waiting in the digital bushes and hills? Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
35:28
September 23, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Night of the Living Deadlines
Alex and Chris discuss the disciplines and dangers of trying to meet the  DREADED DEADLINES. They also shares insights and tips as they share some of their own deadline fails and how they coped. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
55:03
September 4, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest, Interview 9: Colin Richards
Here's the last great interview Chris Ryan achieved while on the road in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at PULPFEST. Chris managed to interview writer/creators and others who have created stories in the pulp adventures genre! This time his interview is with Colin Richards. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
08:02
August 27, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest, Interview 8: Mark Wheatley & Henry Franke
Here's the next great interview Chris Ryan achieved while on the road in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at PULPFEST. Chris managed to interview writer/creators and others who have created stories in the pulp adventures genre! This time his interview is with the well known artist, Mark Wheatley and and his associate, Henry Franke. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
11:48
August 19, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest, Interview 6: Joe R. Lansdale
Here's the next great interview Chris Ryan achieved while on the road in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at PULPFEST. Chris managed to interview writer, creators, illustrators, and others who have created stories in the pulp adventures genre!This time his interview is with the well known ... Joe R. Lansdale. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
18:46
August 12, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Interview With The Africa Cartoon Centre, Pt. 2
Alex continues with Part 2 of the interview with Mr. Adedotun Salu and his associates at the Africa Cartoon Centre (ACC) in Lagos, Nigeria. They'll offer more information on their GLOBAL comic art poster contest, as well as other comic and cartoon projects, they've started to challenge social issues facing youth in their country. Africa Cartoon Centre Web site: www.accentre.org Email: AfriCartoonCentre@gmail.com Facebook:  Africa Cartoon Centre Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
18:33
August 11, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Interview With The Africa Cartoon Centre, Pt. 1
Alex and Chris begin a two-part interview with Mr. Adedotun Salu and his associates at the Africa Cartoon Centre (ACC) in Lagos, Nigeria. They'll discuss a new comic art poster contest, as well as other comic and cartoon projects, that they've started to challenge social issues facing youth in their country. Africa Cartoon Centre Web site: www.accentre.org Email: AfriCartoonCentre@gmail.com Facebook: Africa Cartoon Centre Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
13:54
August 11, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest! Pt 4.
Chris Ryan's is still on the road. He's in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at an event called PULPFEST, not only as a writer/creator, but also to interview others who have created stories in a very particular genre, pulp adventures! Hi next interviewee ... David Kalb, Bill Mann, and Chris Kalb of Age of Aces Books. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below or on ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
09:03
August 1, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest! Pt 3.
Chris Ryan's is still on the road. He's in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at an event called PULPFEST, not only as a writer/creator, but also to interview others who have created stories in a very particular genre, pulp adventures! Hi next interviewee ... Interviewee: Brett A. Brooks Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below or on ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
14:43
August 1, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest! Pt 2.
Chris Ryan's is still on the road. He's in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at an event called PULPFEST, not only as a writer/creator, but also to interview others who have created stories in a very particular genre, pulp adventures! Hi next interviewee ... author Sara Light-Waller. *Want to leave a comment or ask a question? Do so in the Comments section or... Please do so by contacting us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
23:52
July 28, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Chris Ryan at PulpFest! Pt 1
It's Chris Ryan's turn to hit the road. He's in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at an event called PULPFEST, not only as a writer/creator, but also to interview others who have created stories in a very particular genre, pulp adventures! First author up ... Joab Stieglitz. *Want to leave a comment or ask a question? Do so in the Comments section or... Please do so by contacting us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
09:31
July 27, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Interview at Helsinki Comic Center, Pt. 2
(This is part 2 of 2) While traveling through a few cities in Europe, co-host Alex Simmons has a meeting with two artists/members (Ainur and Remi) of the Comics Center of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland. They are The interview gave all three a chance to discuss the creative, entertainment, educational, community benefits, historical and global advances of comics and graphic novels. Helsinki Comics Center Website: http://www.sarjakuvakeskus.fi/
20:59
July 17, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Interview at the Comics Center of Helsinki, Finland.
While traveling through a few cities in Europe, co-host Alex Simmons has a meeting with two artists/members of the Comics Center of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland. The interview gave all three a chance to discuss the creative, entertainment, educational, community benefits, historical and global advances of comics and graphic novels. This is Episode 1 of a 2 parter. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below or on ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
1:08:04
July 16, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged (Hamburg): The Value of Observations
Co-host Alex Simmons checks in (solo) from Hamburg, Germany, to share thoughts and tips on the power of observation for creatives.
34:34
July 8, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Are There Any Benefits To Connecting With International Comic Art Creators?
*Want to leave a comment or ask a question? Do so in the Comments section or... Please do so by contacting us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
45:19
July 3, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Should Artist Repurpose Their Creations To Fit Current Events?
Alex and Chris discuss the thoughts, ethics, and personal processes behind repurposes artists repurposing their creations to fit new social or political. Is it a personal or business choice and is it a good one either way? Leave your comments below, or write to: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
44:53
July 1, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Telling How To Tell The Stories In Serbia!
Chris asks the questions as Alex gives a short on the spot report from Leskovac, a small small town in Serbia. Alex was invited to teach a writer's workshop at the Balkan young Comics creators Festival. *Want to leave a comment or ask a question? Do so in the Comments section or... Please do so by contacting us at: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
16:44
June 30, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: What's The Point Of Doing Family Friendly Entertainment?
Your hosts Alex and Chris explore whether or not family friendly comis, TV shows and films are scares due to the industry, or is there really little market for them now.
43:07
June 28, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Can Creators Successfully Promote and Navigate The Snipers of Social Media?
Alex and Chris wrestle with a professional and emotional challenge. Within this intense and sensitive time can creatives promote, blog and share their thoughts in the wild wild west of social media? Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below or on ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
40:21
June 24, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Can Comics Inspire and Save Lives?
Chris interviews Alex on his invite to speak to young artists at the international Balkans Festival of Young Comics Creators, in Serbia. It's purpose is to bring together a war torn area of Balkans. and give support to young creators. The festival began in 1998 and is the oldest in the region. Since they didn't have one in 1999, because of bombings, this is their 20th anniversary. Have questions or comments for us? Post in the comments section below or on ... Or write: TTDSOnAir@gmail.com
28:57
June 21, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: What To Do When Writers Fail, pt 1
No matter how hard you try, sometimes the writing just doesn't go the way you want. In this episode Chris and Alex discuss some of their most difficult and disappointing writing experiences and how they dealt with them.
36:25
June 10, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Are Superhero Movies Bringing the Billion Dollar Summer Heat?
Alex and Chris explore the storytelling power of the the superhero movies current and coming soon. And how the Disney empire (Marvel and Star Wars films) has managed to weave a multi-billion dollar year.
39:40
June 5, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: How To Write Solid Dialog for Various Characters
Over the years Chris and Alex have written many different characters, from plays to comics, and from men to monsters. In this episode they discuss somechallenges and methods for writing engagging and genuine dialog. *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or on www.Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory Or write: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com
31:16
May 29, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: How Do Artists "Feed the Muse?"
Chris and Alex explore how they, and other artists, feed theirinner creative energy source. Where do we find inspiration and determination? *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or find us on ... Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory, or Email: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com
26:29
May 24, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: What Kind of Characters Intrigue You?
Chris and Alex discuss what type (and archtype) of characters in life and fiction intrigue them the most, and how that influences their work. *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or find us on ... Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory, or Email: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com
29:04
May 21, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Finding Ways To Write Despite ...
Chris and Alex talk about a few methods for dealing with writing distractions and excuses. *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or find us on ... Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory, or Email: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com
20:56
May 13, 2018
Tell The Damn Story: Judging For the Eisner Awards
Chris talks to Alex Simmons, who is in San Diego, as a judge for the comic book industry's prestigious EISNER AWARDS. *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or find us on ... Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory, or Email: TTDSonAir@gmail.com
17:34
May 3, 2018
What's On My Mind, Episode 2: Why Do Heroes Matter?
With the popularity of the movies and TV series from Marvel and DC Comics, including the extremely successful Black Panther film, the word "hero" has taken a prominent place in everyday conversation. In this episode I continue to explore the meaning of the word, and how we see the individuals (factual or fictional) upon whom we bestow that title.
14:59
April 17, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Violence On Or Off Page?
Writers Chris and Alex discuss how they determine when to use violence in or out of the comic book page. And what are the thought processes behind that decision. *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or find us on ... Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory, or Email: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com
34:09
April 8, 2018
What's On My Mind: Do Heroes Matter, Part 1
Most writers are curious about life. We live, observe, research, and think about it. Then we sit down somewhere and chronicles about the aspects that intrigue or excite us. What's on My Mind is where I'll explore share my thoughts and questions the places where life and art combine.
06:20
April 2, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: How To Get In Front of Your Audience.
Alex and Chris gives some tips of how to get your creations out into the public eye, without sticking them in the eye. *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or find us on ... Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory, or Email: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com
34:28
March 28, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Tim Fielder Back With "Matty's Rocket!" Pt. 1 - 3
Latest TTDS Unplugged episode of ... Simmons Here And Now. The original TTDS 3 musketeers are back together again for a special episode! The MIA member, Tim Fielder, is back to talk about his graphic novel creation, “Matty’s Rocket!” It’s a stellar blend of Harriet Tubman and Bessie Coleman (look them up) having Buck Rogers-like adventures in the Jim Crow 1930s! (Part 1 & 2)
22:17
March 26, 2018
Simmons' Feelings On A Black Panther Film, Part 2
So here are my final thoughts on the emotional EMP wave affect of the Black Panther film.
07:09
March 26, 2018
Tell The Damn Story UNPLUGGED: Billy Graham Art & the Black Panther, Pt 1
Alex and Chris discuss the work and humanity of the unsung artist, Billy Graham. In particular his contribution as the first artist for Marvel's Luke Cage comics, and one of the Primo artists on the first major Black Panther comic book series "Panthers Rage."
22:19
March 26, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Can A Fail Be A Win
Your hosts, Chris Ryan and Alex Simmons discuss what you're left with when projects and promotions don't go even close to the way you planned. *Have questions for them? Post on ... Anchor, or find us on ... Facebook.com/TellTheDamnStory, or Email: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com
18:07
March 26, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Films That Influenced
Your hosts, writers Chris Ryan and Alex Simmons discuss what classic films influenced their own creations.
23:11
March 22, 2018
Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Who Influenced Us?
Your hosts, writers Chris Ryan and Alex Simmons discuss the question what characters from their past influenced their own creations.
59:46
March 18, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Tim Fielder Back With "Marty's Rocket!" Pt. 3 & 4
Latest TTDS Unplugged episode of ... Simmons Here And Now. The original TTDS 3 musketeers are back together again for a special episode! The MIA member, Tim Fielder, is back to talk about his graphic novel creation, “Matty’s Rocket!” It’s a stellar blend of Harriet Tubman and Bessie Coleman (look them up) having Buck Rogers-like adventures in the Jim Crow 1930s!
15:00
March 14, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-UnPlugged: Write To Be Safe Or Sell?
Should writers write about safe material that will entertain and not offend, or should we write about things that we believe, feel, or rebel against, and possibly not earn a dime?
44:17
March 8, 2018
Tell The Damn Story-UNPLUGGED: Is Indie Publishing In Peril?
Alex and Chris discuss whether or not the gateways and opportunities in Independent publishing are slowly being blocked, locked and bolted.
33:47
March 4, 2018
Simmons' Feelings On A Black Panther Film, Pt 1
Alex Simmons, that's me, offers up some solo thoughts on the emotional EMP affect of the Black Panther film. [*First time using Anchor software. 2/2018]
03:11
February 26, 2018
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