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Comics Unscripted

Comics Unscripted

By Foreign Press Comics
Interview and comics discussion with your favorite comic creators! Whether you want to learn more about how our favorite comic creators work, want to learn more about the creative process, or be part of a discussion on a comic book each week, this is for you! Hosted by Kylar Merrell of Foreign Press Comics
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Episode 27 - Erik Thurman

Comics Unscripted

Episode 27 - Erik Thurman

Comics Unscripted

Episode 29 - Comics on the Spot
Darren Vogt, Sam Owen, and John Bernardo of the Comics on the Spot podcast join Comics Unscripted to talk about making comics on the spot and what they've learned by starting their own podcast!
May 07, 2022
Episode 28 - Elyse Russell
Elyse Russell, writer of Sentience coming from Band of Bards, comes on the podcast to talk a lot about writing, reading, and then a few weird things at the end. 
April 22, 2022
Episode 27 - Erik Thurman
We get a little bit political this episode, talking with comic creator and journalist Erik Thurman. We talk a lot about his career, the crossover between informative journalism and graphic arts, and the burning question: is there hope for the future? (there is)
April 15, 2022
Episode 26 - Adam Rose/The Nice House on the Lake
Adam Rose, writer of Corollary, comes on the podcast to have a nice chat about collecting comics, some writing insights, and his new book Corollary that comes out on April 20! Plus we talk about the genius and weirdness inside James Tynion's The Nice House on the Lake. 
April 08, 2022
Episode 25 - Shaun Noel/Inhumans
Shaun Noel, writer of City of Walls, talks with me about writing a webcomic, writing an ending, and worldbuilding, all as we discuss Paul Jenkins' and Jae Lee's Inhumans.
March 18, 2022
Episode 24 - Melissa Meszaros
In an informal therapy session, Melissa Meszaros of Don't Hide PR comes on the podcast to talk about PR, advice for comic creators, parents' expectations, and her new book Heavy Metal Headbang, out now!
March 04, 2022
Episode 23 - Andrew Clemson
Andrew Clemson, writer of Star Bastard, Bette Noir, and Damsel from DISTRESS, is on the podcast to discuss writing across genres, working with a publisher, and putting together your comics team. 
February 25, 2022
Episode 22 - Jake Cohen/Ray Griffith/Marvels
Pardon the technical difficulties, but Jake and Ray come on the podcast to promote their comic, Astounding Tales #1, out now! We talk about Silver Age comics, their collaborative process, and how it all relates to Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek's Marvels!
February 11, 2022
Episode 21 - Jason Inman
Jason Inman (@jawiin), writer of Super Best Friend (now on Kickstarter), Jupiter Jet, and Science! Elements of Dark Energy comes on to talk about writing TV and comics, building a creative team for comics, and putting those comics on Kickstarter.
February 04, 2022
Episode 20 - Kristian Herrera/Kill or Be Killed
Kristian Herrera (@YesThatKristian) is the writer of the comic now on Kickstarter, Sidekick for Hire! We talk about his book, what makes a good superhero story, and what sets his story apart. We also have a great book club discussing Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Kill or Be Killed and how it relates to superhero stories.
January 28, 2022
Episode 19 - Patrick Lugo/Black Widow
Patrick Lugo (@PLUGO) is the creator of A Tiger's Tale, coming to Kickstarter on February 1st. We talk about Patrick's ties to martial arts, the lesson he's learned from his teachers, and his journey of developing the world and website behind A Tiger's Tale.
January 14, 2022
Episode 18 - Band of Bards/Best of 2021
Tim Stolinski (@timmerzzz77) and Chris Benamati (@HiMyNameisTophs), founders of Band of Bards come on the podcast to give their best (or favorites) of 2021, along with talking about what they've done with Band of Bards this year and where they plan to go. Make sure to subscribe, wherever you listen to podcasts!
December 31, 2021
Episode 17 - Karla Nappi/White Ash
Karla Nappi (@musingsbycrazed on Twitter), the creator and writer of the Second Sight series Duplicant comes on to talk about writing a pandemic comic in the midst of a pandemic, even if that wasn't her intention, along with her background in television. We also discuss the Scout Comics series White Ash.
December 31, 2021
Episode 16 - Lanier Burton
Today I talk to Lanier Burton of From Scratch Comics. We discuss his many creative talents and how creating is what he loves to do.
December 17, 2021
Episode 15 - Christian Ochoa, Comical Foods
Christian Ochoa, founder of Comical Foods, comes on to talk about his upcoming Kickstarter Journey to the Top of the Food Pyramid, as well as marketing, starting a company, and the importance of branding. 
December 03, 2021
Episode 14 - Matt Ligeti, The Comic Book Yeti
An indie comics state of the union with Matt Ligeti, founder and editor-in-chief of The Comic Book Yeti, home to comic reviews made simple. We discuss crowdfunding, publishing, and trends and creators to watch in the indie comics community.
November 19, 2021
Episode 13 - Steve Urena
Steve Urena (writer of Slow Pokes and Zombie Date Night) joins us to talk about his love of all things horror, his writing process, and marketing your Kickstarter! Find his comics here:
November 05, 2021
Episode 12 - Toben and Alaire Racicot/Outer Darkness
Toben and Alaire Racicot (Crown and Anchor) come on the podcast to talk religion, collaboration, and worldbuilding, along with the Image Comics series Outer Darkness
October 22, 2021
Episode 11 - Phillip Maira/Underwater Welder
Phillip Maira of the Crackle anthologies comes on to talk about starting out in comics, his journey, and the importance of small stories when it comes to writing comics. 
October 08, 2021
Episode 10 - Sam Owen/Understanding Comics
Sam Owen with Jump Tales Mag (on Kickstarter now) talks about his origin in comics (and manga), developing an art style, and their revolutionary comic/manga anthology Jump Tales! Plus an interesting discussion on Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics
September 24, 2021
Episode 9 - Lesly Julien, Doug Wood, Brian Flint/Henchgirl
Our first multi-guest podcast, and it's a good one! We talk about their Kickstarter Savage Wizard and the larger issues affecting the comics industry! Plus a great little conversation about Kristen Gudsnuk's Henchgirl
September 10, 2021
Episode 8 - Fletcher Cross Shorts/Sonya Kinsey
Writer/Artist Sonya Kinsey from the Fletcher Cross anthology comes on via an Instagram Live to talk about her history with comics and teaching and her love of horses.
August 27, 2021
Episode 7 - Fletcher Cross Shorts/Derrick Crow, Nick Bryan, Kevin Lintz
A collection of three live interviews with Derrick Crow, the co-editor of Fletcher Cross, Nick Bryan, one of the writers on the project, and Kevin Lintz, letterer of four comics in the Fletcher Cross anthology. 
August 13, 2021
Episode 6 - Jack Holder/Fullmetal Alchemist
Jack Holder (Legends of the Realm: Torn Soul) comes on Comics Unscripted to talk about making comics, his recently successful Kickstarter, the importance of going to cons, and his love for Fullmetal Alchemist.
July 30, 2021
Episode 5 - David Whalen/Death of the Family
David Whalen of Correct Handed Comics comes on the podcast to talk about being a writer and an artist, and we talk a lot about teaching and using comics in education.
July 16, 2021
Episode 4 - Jon Westhoff/Saga of the Swamp Thing
Jon Westhoff, writer of CPS and On the Stack for Part Time Comix, comes on the podcast to talk about his love for Magic: The Gathering, starting a comic publisher, and his views on success in comics. Check out the Kickstarter from Foreign Press Comics:
July 02, 2021
Episode 3 - HS Tak/Alex+Ada
HS Tak (writer of Redshift for Scout Comics and Boy-1 for IDW) comes on to talk about making comics, what inspired his book Redshift, and his thoughts on Alex+Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn from Image Comics
June 18, 2021
Episode 2 - Markus Pattern/Lady Killer
Markus and I discuss making comics, what happens when you write and draw your own work, and how amazing Joelle Jones is as an artist.
June 04, 2021
Episode 1 - Devin Arscott/Jason Aaron's Thor
Our very first episode! A discussion on comic collecting, Kickstarter, writing comics, and a deep dive on Jason Aaron’s run on Thor.
June 04, 2021
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