Sebastian Girner is back to talk about TKO-Studios’ Third Wave, which is available now. We also talk about his very cool Vault Comics' The Devil’s Red Bride, which he wrote. We dive in to his process, Sanpei Shirato's influence, working with an editor, pitching to artists and publishers and how he balances writing with being TKO's Editor-in-Chief. Sebastian provides some really great detail on his approach to writing so this interview is great for the editors and writers out there.
THE GOOD FIGHT and WHERE WE LIVE are two massive anthologies addressing two critical issues of our time. You might have seen Michael Perlman's name in connection to them as a managing editor. Today Michael and I discuss his job in making sure these anthologies and others come together and arrive on time. We go fanboy talking about Mike Grell, and how genuinely great the comic book anthology format is.
I reconnect with Denton Tipton and see what he's up to nowadays with Heavy Metal's new imprint, Magma Comix. Along with that, we talk about how he approaches writing with an eye to making the world a better place, how genres fit into that approach, pitching, working with Butch Guice, and we reminisce about Mike Grell's amazing Jon Sable.
Seeing no one could attend New York Comic-Con this year and I couldn't get my usual short interviews, I'm reaching out to some of the folks I know I would have talked to that weekend.
In this episode, I have a great talk with friend of the podcast and Boom! Studio's editor extraordinaire, Dafna Pleban. We cover Seven SECRETS and THE POWER RANGERS and talk about how vital Darwyn Cooke's THE NEW FRONTIER is to her when editing superhero comics.
Finally, I get what Dafna thought of the GODFATHER TRILOGY, which she just saw for the first time.
In this new interview, I talk with Bis Stringer Horne, whose credits include comiXology's EDGEWORLD and FUNNY CREEK. We talk about the importance of empathy, the excellent Thought Bubble Festival, comiXology, and their mentors, Will Dennis, Chip Mosher, and Tula Lotay.
In my second conversation about Titan's release of "The Cutting Edge," I talk with Titan editor, Jake Devine, about the steps he took to become an editor, Marvel's "The Ultimates", the status of Statix Press, and, of course, "The Cutting Edge." Remember, it is available for pre-order this month through Diamond's Previews.