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Beards And Comics

By Catalyst Comics Studio
Navigating the world of indie comics comes with a boatload of questions. We are here to talk about our adventures and share the knowledge we have learned along the way.
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Episode 59 - The Bottle Episode
We thought... hey... we are off of work. Also, my laptop is barely surviving. Let's give people a podcast episode! We promise the next ones will have better quality, but we wanted to give you an episode where we reflect on our recently successful Kickstarter campaign for One Last Job. We hope you get something out of it. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
24:26
April 8, 2021
Episode 58 - Let's Get Metaphysical Part 2 (with Madeleine Holly-Rosing)
Continuing our conversation with Madeleine Holly-Rosing, creator of Boston Metaphysical Society, we get some valuable input for any comic book creator. It isn't always marshmallows and fluffy bunnies, but consistent drive and education can make all of the difference. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
26:28
April 1, 2021
Episode 57 - Let's Get Metaphysical Part 1 (with Madeleine Holly-Rosing)
Creator of the smash steampunk hit Boston Metaphysical Society, we are joined by creator Madeleine Holly-Rosing to unlock the story behind the series, and her experience getting into comics. Buckle up, grab a notepad, and soak in the knowledge! If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
31:36
March 25, 2021
Episode 56 - The Bro Code Part 2 (with Peter Breau)
Continuing last weeks discussion with Peter Breau from Second Sight Publishing... we find out more about his own works, and plans for Second Sight, as well as advice he gives to other creators. Links: Harrison Wood Memorial Fund If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
34:07
March 18, 2021
Episode 55 - The Bro Code Part 1 (with Peter Breau)
You may know Peter Breau as someone who works with Second Sight Publishing... but do you know anything about him? Let's learn about his history in comic books and publishing. Links: Harrison Wood Memorial Fund  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
32:09
March 11, 2021
Episode 54 - The Art of Reviews Part 2 (with Scorpio Chronicles and Tyr Jackson)
Part two of our discussion with Tyr Jackson and Scorpio Chronicles and what they look for when reviewing comic books. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
59:28
March 4, 2021
Episode 53 - The Art of Reviews Part 1 (with Scorpio Chronicles and Tyr Jackson)
Ever wondered what it was actually like to be a comic book reviewer? Maybe you want to know what things they are really looking at. Well, here is the episode to pull back the curtains and give you a front-row seat into the mind and methods of those reviewing indie comic books today. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
47:28
February 25, 2021
Episode 52 - Adventures in TV, Comics, & Publishing Part 2 (with Karla Nappi)
Part 1 ended in a rather dramatic fashion. Bust out the notepads and pencils, because the rest of this podcast is going to give you all a valuable insight into the world of television, as well as dealing with publishers. Check out her campaign here: http://kck.st/3oGbrfH If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep us making great content like this
42:55
February 18, 2021
Episode 51 - Adventures in TV, Comics, & Publishing Part 1 (with Karla Nappi)
We are joined by Karla Nappi, creator and writer of Duplicant; as she spills the beans on her background and what it is like moving from television script editing to comic book creation! Plus, the highs and lows of dealing with publishers. Check out her campaign here: http://kck.st/3oGbrfH If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show? Check out buymeacoffee.com/beardsandcomics to keep  us making great content like this
38:47
February 11, 2021
Episode 50 - 50 Episodes and One Year Anniversary! - Tilt Readthrough (With Joe Desantos)
50 episodes AND our one year podcasting anniversary?! What a whirlwind of a time! We can't thank you all enough, but we can have some fun. Join us with Joe Desantos as we go through the creative process of Tilt Issue 1, and then go through the book together. If you need a copy, grab a free digital over at catalystcomicsstudio.com/join. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show?? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep us making great content like this **Check out the One Last Job kickstarter preview page and follow the campaign to be alerted when it launches: One Last Job Kickstarter
01:28:22
February 4, 2021
Episode 49 - The Writer's Roundtable 2021 Part 2 (With Mike Tener, Tyr Jackson, and Joshua Saxon)
Welcome back to part 2 of our 2021 Writer's Roundtable discussion with Mike Tener (Black Jackets, Midnight Highway, Dead End Moon), Tyr  Jackson (Sovereign Comics Universe), Joshua Saxon (Milky), and Aaron  Dowen (Welcome To Everville, Tilt, One Last Job) and is moderated by  Matt Sotello (Paradigm, Welcome To Everville). We continue the discussion from last week, and get a little deeper into what to look comic writer, from the perspective of those who are living it.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor   page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button    to keep  us making great content like this **Check out the One Last Job kickstarter preview page and follow the campaign to be alerted when it launches: One Last Job Kickstarter
45:29
January 28, 2021
Episode 48 - The Writer's Roundtable 2021 Part 1 (With Mike Tener, Tyr Jackson, and Joshua Saxon)
Our newest edition of The Writer's Roundtable comes fully stocked with guests Mike Tener (Black Jackets, Midnight Highway, Dead End Moon), Tyr Jackson (Sovereign Comics Universe), Joshua Saxon (Milky), and Aaron Dowen (Welcome To Everville, Tilt, One Last Job) and is moderated by Matt Sotello (Paradigm, Welcome To Everville). We are discussing story pacing, the use of sexuality in comics, and so much more... make sure you have a notepad handy! If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor  page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button   to keep  us making great content like this **Check out the One Last Job kickstarter preview page and follow the campaign to be alerted when it launches: One Last Job Kickstarter
47:03
January 21, 2021
Episode 47 - Our 2020 Recap Part 2
Matt and Aaron continue discussing what we were up to during 2020,  and how the pandemic affected our business, and plans. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor  page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button   to keep  us making great content like this **Check out the One Last Job kickstarter preview page and follow the campaign to be alerted when it launches: One Last Job Kickstarter
25:56
January 14, 2021
Episode 46 - Our 2020 Recap Part 1
Matt and Aaron spend some time discussing what we were up to during 2020, and how the pandemic affected our business, and plans.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button  to keep  us making great content like this **Check out the One Last Job kickstarter preview page and follow the campaign to be alerted when it launches: One Last Job Kickstarter
33:30
January 7, 2021
Episode 45 - Dirty Dishing On Comics (With Matt Cargal, Tyr Jackson, and Greg Moquin)
For the final episode of the year, we wanted to bring you all something special. Here is an hour long discussion from a whole bunch of comic book creators on what we are facing, questions we are answering, and what we are looking forward to! If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this
01:07:30
December 17, 2020
Episode 44 - The Comic Comic Comic Part 2 (With Matt Cargal)
Let's dive deeper into the magic behind a crushingly successful first time crowdfunding campaign.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this
28:58
December 10, 2020
Episode 43 - The Comic Comic Comic Part 1 (With Matt Cargal)
First time crowdfunding jitters are no joke. Hear from Matt Cargal, creator of "The Comic", and the success he found by chasing a lifelong dream, and grabbing an audience by the horns.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor      page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support   button   to keep  us making great content like this
33:35
December 3, 2020
Episode 42 - That's So Sovereign... Universe Part 2 (With Tyr Jackson)
Let's turn up the heat. We are back with Tyr from Sovereign Comics, and it is time to get even more honest about marketing, and the industry as a whole. Make sure you have a notepad handy for this one! If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor     page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support  button   to keep  us making great content like this
01:01:13
November 19, 2020
Episode 41 - That's So Sovereign... Universe Part 1 (With Tyr Jackson)
Tyr has a degree in marketing, served in the military, and is crushing it in the small press publishing scene. Learn how he activates engagement with his social media, and his thoughts on how we can each utilize marketing to step up our own exposure. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor    page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button   to keep  us making great content like this
01:03:27
November 12, 2020
Episode 40 - Inside The Retrieval Business Part 2 (With Ted Davies)
Bust out the notepad, because Ted Davies is about to bring you the knowledge on what it was like getting his property ready for film options. Learn from someone who is in the hot seat right now about the next epic phase of his career, and let it spark some creativity of your own. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor   page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button  to keep  us making great content like this
46:49
November 5, 2020
Episode 39 - Inside The Retrieval Business Part 1 (With Ted Davies)
They say to know him is to love him. Well, Ted Davies is joining us for the next couple of weeks to dish the dirt on coming into comic books, and his creative process. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor   page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button  to keep  us making great content like this
44:54
October 29, 2020
Episode 38 - The Making of Paradigm
We are taking it all the way back to the beginning of Catalyst with this in depth look at the making of our premiere issue, Paradigm #1. After discussing what went into making our first book, we break down page by page how we approached it. Grab a copy and join us for a fun time of laughs and memories. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button  to keep  us making great content like this
01:13:28
October 22, 2020
Episode 37 - Vampires, Naps & Comic Madness
Matt and Aaron spend a little time catching everyone up on recent events, our current thoughts on the business, as well as some chit-chat on group mentalities.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor  page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this
29:29
October 15, 2020
Episode 36 - Dive Into The Pits Part 2 (With Ryan Shimek)
Ryan Shimek (The Pits) joins us to talk about his experience with his first ever comic book and Kickstarter campaign. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button  to keep  us making great content like this
52:14
October 8, 2020
Episode 35 - Dive Into The Pits Part 1 (With Ryan Shimek)
Ryan Shimek (The Pits) joins us to talk about how he got into comics, and discovered a community of creators ready to help him start his journey If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this
36:20
October 1, 2020
Episode 34 - On Mic With Mike Part 2 (With Mike Tener)
Mike  Tener (Black Jackets, Midnight Highway) joins for the second half of the discussion which includes thoughts on crowdfunding, artist/writer relationships... and he even gets Aaron atop a soapbox. He has a campaign live on  Kickstarter right now, so get over there and back it: http://kck.st/35fW73s If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us   through catalystcomicsstudio.comBeards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics   Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?    Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to   keep  us making great content like this
53:48
September 24, 2020
Episode 33 - On Mic With Mike Part 1 (With Mike Tener)
Mike Tener (Black Jackets, Midnight Highway) joins the podcast today to discuss his history in indie comics, experiences with other creators, and what his creative process includes. He has a campaign live on Kickstarter right now, so get over there and back it: http://kck.st/35fW73s If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us  through catalystcomicsstudio.comBeards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics  Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?   Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to  keep  us making great content like this
57:48
September 17, 2020
Episode 32 - Hackin It With Tim Seeley Part 2 (With Tim Seeley)
Join us for part two of our conversation with Tim Seeley (Nightwing, Grayson, Hack/Slash) joins us for a discussion on indie comic books, the industry, and how he got started in comics. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.comBeards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this
27:35
September 10, 2020
Episode 31 - Hackin It With Tim Seeley (with Tim Seeley)
Tim Seeley (Nightwing, Grayson, Hack/Slash) joins us for a discussion on indie comic books, the industry, and how he got started in comics. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.comBeards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this
29:37
September 3, 2020
Episode 30 - How We Feel About Our Third Kickstarter
Hosts Matt and Aaron discuss the recent success of their third Kickstarter campaign, which launched Welcome To Everville. Also, they answer some questions presented from our listeners. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
58:12
August 27, 2020
Episode 29 - Jason Brubaker Breaks The Internet Part 2 (With Jason Brubaker)
Part 2 of our discussion on all things comics, crowdfunding and more, with  Jason Brubaker (reMIND, Sithra). If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.comBeards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
49:42
August 20, 2020
Episode 28 - Jason Brubaker Breaks The Internet Part 1 (With Jason Brubaker)
World renown comic creator, and all around good guy, Jason Brubaker (reMIND, Sithra) joins us for the next couple of weeks to dish out all of this thoughts on comics, the industry, his history, and much much more.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
01:04:31
August 13, 2020
Episode 27 - The Role of an Artist Part 2 (with Todd Mulrooney)
Continuing our discussion on comics and art with Todd Mulrooney, we dive a bit deeper into the processes and headspace of an artist trying to make their passion into a career. Check out the Florida Man Indiegogo campaign here:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/florida-man-graphic-novel-volume-one/x/24118800#/ If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.comBeards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
53:57
August 6, 2020
Episode 26 - The Role of an Artist Part 1 (with Todd Mulrooney)
Today we are talking with artist Todd Mulrooney about his work on Mike Baron's Florida Man project. This is part one of a fantastic discussion on art and comics that creators can gain quite a bit of wisdom and insight from. Come back next week for part 2! Check out the Florida Man Indiegogo campaign here:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/florida-man-graphic-novel-volume-one/x/24118800#/ If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
46:42
July 30, 2020
Episode 25 - A Legacy In Comics Part 2 (with Mike Baron)
Continuing in our discussion from last week, Mike Baron shares more about worldbuilding and what it takes to be a great writer in comic books. Check out the Florida Man Indiegogo campaign here:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/florida-man-graphic-novel-volume-one/x/24118800#/ If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
27:04
July 23, 2020
Episode 24 - A Legacy In Comics Part I (with Mike Baron)
Today we are talking about Florida Man, and all things Mike Baron, with the two time Eisner award-winning creator and writer himself. You may know him from The Punisher, The Flash, Nexus, or Badger... but now you can get to know more about his process and outlook on comic creation.  Check out the Florida Man Indiegogo campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/florida-man-graphic-novel-volume-one/x/24118800#/ If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
32:48
July 16, 2020
Episode 23 - Getting Out Of The Funk
We are discussing breaking the writer's/artist's block, and how we work through our own creative processes to maximize our workload.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
39:15
July 9, 2020
Episode 22 - Seer Nova Comics CRASHES Beards and Comics Podcast
Today, we have Greg and Dillon from Seer Nova Comics jumping in for part 2 of our conversation that began on their podcast this week. We are discussing stepping into making video games, world building, and editing. Get in on the conversation! If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
38:29
July 2, 2020
Episode 21 - Do We Have A Favorite Genre?
Join hosts Matt and Aaron as they discuss more on the artist/writer relationship, and what genre's we prefer to create. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
39:24
June 25, 2020
Episode 20 - Our Take on Webcomics, and Artistic Freedom
Join hosts Matt and Aaron as they discuss their thoughts on web comics,  artists knowing when to make changes to a script. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
34:14
June 18, 2020
Episode 19 - The Great Kickstarter Discussion Part 2 (Tyler Vogel, Travis Gibb, Martin Pierro)
Let's keep this discussion rolling about all things Kickstarter, and answer the questions that so many of you all have asked us about running your own. We  are joined by Tyler James Vogel (Comixlaunch, ComixTribe), Travis  Gibb (Broke Down and Four Dead Bodies), and Martin Pierro (From Blood);  for this all inclusive discussion about the gamechanging crowdfunding  experience. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
01:20:29
June 11, 2020
Episode 18 - The Great Kickstarter Discussion Part 1 (Tyler Vogel, Travis Gibb, Martin Pierro)
Let's talk about all things Kickstarter, and answer the questions that so many of you all have asked us about running your own. We  are joined by Tyler James Vogel (Comixlaunch, ComixTribe), Travis Gibb (Broke Down and Four Dead Bodies), and Martin Pierro (From Blood); for this all inclusive discussion about the gamechanging crowdfunding experience. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics  and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
55:51
June 4, 2020
Episode 17 - Artist's Roundtable Part 3 (Joe Desantos, Kat Mela, Matt Sotello)
Join us today for the final episode of our first Artists Roundtable discussion. Moderated by Aaron Dowen (Paradigm, Tilt, Welcome To Everville), we  are joined also by Joe Desantos (Cops) and Kat Mela (A Bard's Tale) and with co-host Matt Sotello (Paradigm, Welcome to Everville). If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
57:38
May 28, 2020
Episode 16 - Artist's Roundtable Part 2 (Joe Desantos, Kat Mela, Matt Sotello)
Join us today for the continuation of our first Artists Roundtable discussion. Moderated by Aaron Dowen (Paradigm, Tilt, Welcome To Everville), we  are joined also by Joe Desantos (Cops) and Kat Mela (A Bard's Tale) and with co-host Matt Sotello (Paradigm, Welcome to Everville). If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
43:41
May 21, 2020
Episode 15 - Artist's Roundtable Part 1 (Joe Desantos, Kat Mela, Matt Sotello)
Legend has it, to this day Joe Desantos is still out there, somewhere, looking for his laptop charger.  Join us today for the first episode of our first Artists Roundtable discussion. Moderated by Aaron Dowen (Paradigm, Tilt, Welcome To Everville), we  are joined also by Joe Desantos (Cops) and Kat Mela (A Bard's Tale) and with co-host Matt Sotello (Paradigm, Welcome to Everville). If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page?  Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics and hit the support button to keep  us making great content like this.
46:21
May 14, 2020
Episode 14 - Writer's Roundtable Part 2 (Travis Gibb, John Schlim Jr, Aaron Dowen)
Join us today for the conclusion of our first Writers Roundtable discussion.  Moderated by Matt Sotello (Paradigm & Welcome To Everville), we are joined also by Travis Gibb (Broke Down and Four Dead Bodies) and John Schlim Jr. (Goth Ghost Girl & Infinity Agents) and with co-host Aaron Dowen (Paradigm, Tilt & Welcome to Everville).  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com  Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics and hit the support button to keep us making great content like this.
58:52
May 7, 2020
Episode 13 - Writer's Roundtable Part 1 (Travis Gibb, John Schlim Jr, Aaron Dowen)
Join us for part one of a discussion on the process of writing, getting into indie comic books, and what the market is like right now. For anyone interested in the indie comic book process, whether a newcomer or long time writer, this is an episode you will not want to miss. Moderated by Matt Sotello (Paradigm & Welcome To Everville), we are joined also by Travis Gibb (Broke Down and Four Dead Bodies) and John Schlim Jr. (Goth Ghost Girl & Infinity Agents) and with co-host Aaron Dowen (Paradigm, Tilt & Welcome to Everville).  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com  Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics and hit the support button to keep us making great content like this.
01:10:24
April 30, 2020
Episode 12 - Chuck Destroys the Multiverse (with Chuck Pineau)
Continuing our discussion on life in indie comics, Chuck continues to provide insight into the things he has experienced.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support Beards and Comics right on the anchor page? Go to anchor.fm/beardsandcomics and click the support button to find out more.
49:27
April 23, 2020
Episode 11 - State of the Industry, Con-Life, Selling Comics & Pitching Yourself (With Chuck Pineau)
Live from three different quarantine zones, Aaron, Matt, and guest Chuck Pineau discuss all that is going on behind the scenes in the industry right now. Plus, we sidetrack into discussions about dealing with comic cons, local comic shops, selling comics, and pitching yourself.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com  Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production. *Did you know you can support the show right on our anchor page? Check out anchor.com/beardsandcomics and hit the support button to keep us making great content like this.
49:21
April 16, 2020
Episode 10 - Chasing A Childhood Dream (With Kat Mela)
This week, hosts Matt & Aaron continue their discussion with Kat Mela, and move into her taking her first steps into illustrating comic books, and what it has been like getting involved with a publishing company. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
37:41
April 9, 2020
Episode 9 - Talking About Art School (With Kat Mela)
In today's episode (deep breath), we begin our discussion with illustrator & Catalyst Comics Social Media Manager, Kat Mela. She takes us through her experience in going to school for Art, as well as the challenges she has faced getting to where she wants to go.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
33:03
April 2, 2020
Episode 8 - Growing Pains (Part 2)
Join hosts Aaron and Matt as they continue the discussion about Kickstarter, and the hiccups they have met along the way. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
19:27
March 26, 2020
Episode 7 - Growing Pains (Part 1)
Join hosts Aaron and Matt as they talk about Kickstarter, and the hiccups they have met along the way. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
23:33
March 19, 2020
Episode 6 - Editing and Discussing the BIG 2 (With Chuck Pineau)
***EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING*** There is the use of unedited adult language in this recording. Comic book editor, creator, and reviewer, Chuck Pineau continues the discussion on editing comics, as well as the current ongoings with Marvel and DC. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
34:17
March 12, 2020
Episode 5 - Editing Your Comic Books (With Chuck Pineau)
***EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING*** There is the use of unedited adult language in this recording. This week, we begin our discussion with comic book editor, creator, and reviewer, Chuck Pineau.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
24:30
March 5, 2020
Episode 4 - Questions and Answers
Join hosts Aaron and Matt as they answer a bunch of questions that you, our listeners, have submitted online.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
33:35
February 27, 2020
Episode 3 - Submissions & The Distribution Wars
In a continuation of last weeks conversation, today, Matt and Aaron are discussing what happens when you submit your work to an indie publisher. Also, the truth about making money in the beginning, as well as the impending war of distribution in indie comics. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
23:29
February 20, 2020
Episode 2 - Dipping Your Toes Into Indie Comics
So you have a concept, or you're an illustrator, and you want to take on indie comic books. Well, what happens next? That is our discussion point for the next few episodes, and it begins here.  If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
23:58
February 13, 2020
Episode 1 - An Introduction
Welcome to the madness! You might be wondering, why would we have an indie comics podcast? Well, in this introductory episode, we will give you an inside scoop to our own background, and what you should expect coming up in future episodes. If you have any questions you would like answered, send them to us through catalystcomicsstudio.com  Beards and Comics is a Catalyst Comics Studio production.
22:37
February 6, 2020
An Introduction to Beards And Comics Podcast
Creating indie comics has a lot of moving parts... we figured it was time to let our experiences of success and failure help shed a light on some of the finer details of undertaking such a task.
00:24
February 1, 2020