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Join the Indi cast with host Maddie as they have amazing conversations with comic book creators in the ever-expanding and ever-creative independent comic book industry. From self publishers to indie powerhouses, we cover them all! Hear from writers and artists about what it takes to create your own content (and find success!) and where they get their inspiration from.
 
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Illustrator Dave Perillo is back! I caught up with Dave during pandemic times to talk about the fate of comic conventions and how managed work during the pandemic. It was great to have him back on the show. If you want to catch Dave's first appearance on the podcast then check out Ep. 8 (wow he got on early!) You can follow Dave on Instagram (@mont…
 
Welcome to the new format of IndiComix! Our new format has 2 creators talking about aspects of comics they love and reacting to different parts of the comicbook industry! In this episode, creators Don Nguyen and Russell Nohelty talk about iconic comics and reacting to some of the most iconic independent comic panels! Don’t forget to subscribe and l…
 
Gottfried Roodt + Lloyd Wilgen are the creators of the wildly popular series Noodle and Bun (https://www.noodleandbun.com/). I discovered Noodle and Bun on Tiktok and instantly fell in love with the expressive CG animation. Noodle and Bun got major traction on TikTok and now has over 4.3 million followers. In this interview, I discover how Noodle a…
 
Katie Skelly is a writer and illustrator based in New York. She's best known for her brightly colored graphic novels with strong giallo vibes. Her book Maids came out in 2020 from Fantagraphics and explores the true crime story of the Papin sisters. In this episode, we explore her film influences, the history behind Maids, and the indie comics comm…
 
Welcome to episode 0 where we are giving you a tease of what is to come from IndiComix after episode 150 of the podcast! Tyler talks to comic creator Terry Mayo to talk about Buddy #1 available on Kickstarter! Back Buddy on Kickstarter until 6/6/21 here: https://tinyurl.com/e9nybkxs Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadi…
 
We have Russell Nohelty on our 2nd last episode! Not only is he one of our favorite creators, but he is the perfect way to end this format. Full of wisdom, integrity, and scoops, Russell brings so much to this episode for all indie comic fans! Synopsis: Ichabod Jones Monster Hunter is about a mental patient that escapes from an asylum and becomes a…
 
WATCH ON YOUTUBE Ray Harkins is the host of the podcast 100 Words or Less. He is also the lead singer for the melodic hardcore band Taken. I discovered Ray's podcast while looking for a show that covered creative collaboration. Ray's interviews with indie musicians and artists was just what I needed. His interviews are more like casual conversation…
 
Watch the video on our People I Think Are Cool YouTube channel Jen Gubicza is an artist and designer best known for her faux taxidermy pieces. I first met Jen years ago at a craft show where she was vending with her shop Zooguu. I’m a huge fan of her work. I talked to Jen in the middle of the pandemic when all the shows were going online. We had a …
 
Madeleine returns with news from Boston! Tyler talks to our good friend Madeleine about her amazing book series: Boston Metaphysical Society and it’s new Kickstarter campaign for the 4th volume! Listen to find out more! Synopsis: When Erin, Caitlin’s mother, discovers her daughter can control a demon, she is outraged. In her mind, only a Great Hous…
 
Maddie and Tyler talk to Sully about his current Kickstarter ‘NIL’! This comic brings dinosaurs and humans together like never before! NIL Synopsis Nil is the story of the despondent survivor of a lost tribal nation battling his anger and grief as he integrates into modern society with his dinosaur companion. This Kickstarter is to finish and self-…
 
Maddie talks to D.C. Burton about his fantastical and amazing current Kickstarter! If you love fantasy, this is the new series for you! Synopsis: For most warriors on the world of Awa, fighting the Nekros is about survival and honor, for Mathias it’s about revenge. Six years ago, the demon was responsible for the death of his father. Now the demon …
 
Kayden Phoenix returns to talk about her new book ‘Loquita!’ This book is live on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW! Listen in to know more! Story Welcome to “LOQUITA, Supernatural Latina Superhero” Kickstarter campaign. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I’m Kayden Phoenix the Writer/Creator of LOQUITA, Supernatural Latina Superhero graphic novel. I’m …
 
Watch on YouTube Jane Friedman is the author of The Business of Being a Writer. With over 20 years of experience in publishing, she is an expert in business strategies for writers. I discovered Jane's work through her blog years ago when I was about to publish my first book with HarperCollins. Her site was the only place that answered questions on …
 
Tyler returns for this one episode to talk about a really awesome comic that is on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW! Tyler talks to Jon Weshoff of Part-Time Comix about Kickstarter, creating comics, and rebuilding a publishing company! Synopsis: C.P.S. was co-created by ten-year collaborators- Bobgar Ornelas and Jon Westhoff. Originally part of a series of sh…
 
Maddie and Brandon talk to GGG’s good friend and, even better, comic creator: Hannibal Tabu! Hannibal is working on amazing books that are releasing soon and that are available today! Please check out “Noir is the New Black” from FairSquare Comics soon! Hannibal Tabu Born in Rockford, Illinois; raised in Memphis, Tennessee; matriculated in Tacoma, …
 
Maddie and Tyler have an amazing discussion with comic legend, Fabrice Sapolsky, about his newest frontier in the comic industry: FairSquare Comics! Listen in! About: FairSquare Comics LLC was created in June 2019 to develop, publish and distribute original comic books and graphic novels. Founded by Fabrice Sapolsky, FairSquare Comics’ mission stat…
 
Travis and Greg return to bring holiday cheer and to talk about the SECOND ISSUE of Starlite! We are so happy to talk to these creators again and suggest you support them in their next Kickstarter! Starlite FORMER FAMOUS CHILDHOOD SUPERHEROES, LIVING AS NORMAL TEENS, ARE KIDNAPPED BY ALIEN CAT SPACE PIRATES AND BATTLE TRANS-DIMENSIONAL SPIDER WIZAR…
 
Watch on YouTube! Jess Guise is the lead singer for the folk-pop band Guise. When I discovered her music, I fell in love with her lyrics, humor, and charm. In our chat, Jess shared her writing process and shifting gears as a creative during the pandemic. Definitely check out her video for "The Fun Part." It's one of the most clever music videos I'v…
 
Catch the video version on our Cuddles and Rage YouTube. Clay McLeod Chapman is one of my favorite writers. His stories are weird, wonderful, and creepy. I first discovered his writing through past guest Glenn McQuaid (ep 132) as I was binging Tales from Beyond the Pale. Clay's episode The Mattress King will make your skin crawl. Clay is a fellow Q…
 
Russell Nohelty is a USA Today Best-Selling author, owner of Wannabe Press, and host of The Complete Creative podcast. I discovered Russell through his podcast and was pulled in by his vast knowledge of how to be successful in the world of self publishing. In this episode, Russell and I talk about publishing stats, genres with the biggest audiences…
 
Welcome valiant IndiComix listeners! We have Ryan Browne from the new run of Quantum and Woody from Valiant Entertainment on to talk about his indie comics career, artistic process, and more! Don’t forget to pick up the collection of the first 4 issues OUT NOW! Supervillains and mad scientists are on the loose and only the world’s worst superhero d…
 
Georgia Kriss is an Australian based animator and writer. Similar to past guest Grant Kolton, I discovered Georgia's work on the FX show Cake! (seriously, great show and place to find the fun and the weird). Georgia's work spoke to me through its wit, fierce take on femininity, and style. In this episode, we talk pitching shows, giving projects tim…
 
Welcome indie lovers! Maddie and Tyler have an amazing guest with them in this episode from Valiant! We welcome Alejandro A. Arbona to the show to talk about his upcoming trade paperback of the first 5 issues of Doctor Tomorrow and to tell us about his comic career! Listen in! Doctor Tomorrow Synopsis: Meet your future! Teenage hothead and star ath…
 
Maddie and Brandon welcome back Frank Gogol to talk about the new mystery comic, Dead End Kids, available now! Learn more about this extremely popular coming-of-age story below! Synopsis: It’s 1999. Ben, Murphy, Tank, and Amanda are four screwed-up kids from broken homes, but they have–had each other. When Ben is murdered, Murphy and his friends se…
 
Welcome to part three of three for our Final Girls special! In this episode, Tracie and I chat about our pieces then I talk with artists Chloe Rice and Steph C their art. Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls is live at Spoke Art's sister gallery, Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate the show. Final Girls (for short) celebrates horr…
 
Welcome to part two of three for our Final Girls special! In this episode, Tracie and I chat about curating the show then I talk with artists Paige Reynolds, Ellen Surrey, and Zi Xu about their pieces. Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls is now live through 10/31 at Spoke Art's sister gallery, Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate …
 
This episode is part one of a three part special! On October 29th, Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls opens at Spoke Art's sister gallery Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate the show. Final Girls (for short) celebrates horror from a female/femme perspective. The group show includes 60 artists with wildly different styles, rangin…
 
Grant Kolton is an animator, director, writer, and so much more that my fingers might fall off if I type it all out. I discovered Grant on Instagram while going down the animation hashtag rabbit hole. His animations first caught my eye through their loose yet controlled style. When I dove in deeper, I fell in love with his stories. They are dark, t…
 
Maddie and Andrea step into Malissa’s dream to talk about her new Kickstarter for her comic “Nightmare” that is live until Halloween 2020! We are so excited to talk about this comic that was based on an actual nightmare from Malissa. Find out more below! Back Nightmare RIGHT NOW! Synopsis: NIGHTMARE follows Lucinda “Luz” Padilla as she discovers he…
 
Brea Grant is an actress, filmmaker, writer, and co-host of the Reading Glasses podcast. She just released her new graphic novel, Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter. I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy, and I loved it. Mary (for short) is a fast-paced read full of charm, mystery, and bada**…
 
Maddie and Brandon interview amazing creator Ben Queen on his first graphic novel from BOOM! Studios. This all-age story is so impactful and our hosts try to get to the bottom of the creative process with our guest for you listeners! Bear Synopsis: Bear is a guide dog for the blind, and he would do anything for his best friend and owner, Patrick. B…
 
Maddie and Brandon talk to the amazing cartoonist who has written a fantastic autobiographical graphic novel, Terminal Velocity. Barry joins in as we talk about the independent comic industry, his beginnings, and so much more! Synopsis: Terminal Velocity is an autobiographical comic told in a series of short vignettes covering the tragic death of B…
 
Warren Bernard is the executive director for the Small Press Expo (SPX). We talk comics, collecting, the SPX lottery process, and how they're taking the show online for 2020. Don't miss the action this year with the panels & Ignatz awards streaming all weekend. Follow SPX on Twitter (@SPXcomics) & Instagram (@SPXcomics). SHOW NOTES: Small Press Exp…
 
Maddie and Andrea talk to the hilarious and fun creators of the Descent into Dread anthology book! A cosmic beast that feeds on time; a curious creature made of filth and bile; a ruthless empire hunting the sun itself — experience horror for a new generation in this haunting anthology of 12 collected tales realized by modern talents and diverse sty…
 
Tyler takes over the episode with his amazing guest Kayden Phoenix returning to talk about her new super hero Santa that is available to back on Kickstarter until Sept 9th, 2020! Santa Synopsis: Santa lives in Wexo, a made-up bordertown in Texas. With elections coming up, the tension rises as the conservative frontrunner, Irene Calderon-Estevez, AK…
 
BOOM! Two IndiComix in a week?! This week is the release of Mike Hawthorne’s new graphic novel, Happiness Will Follow! Maddie and Brandon dive deep into the life of Mike and ask him about this very personal project and his career in the indie comic industry! Synopsis: Mike Hawthorne’s mother is left alone to raise her son in New York City, a city t…
 
Michael Lewis is an American photographer. His subjects range from celebrities to business moguls to captivating self portraits and more. If you can think of the person, he's probably captured their image. I discovered Michael's work on Instagram and got lost in the endless world of images on his site. His work invites you to explore new worlds and…
 
Eliaz Rodriguez is an award winning screenwriter, director, and editor. I recently caught his short film "Compartmentalization Storage Facility" at the online Chattanooga Film Festival and fell in love with his vision, humor, and take on humanity. In this interview, we chat about the online festival experience from a creator's perspective, his stra…
 
Maddie and Tyler talk to the amazing creators of Seven Secrets, Tom Taylor and Daniele di Nicuolo, published by Boom! Studios! Seven Secrets Synopsis: For fans of Once & Future and Undiscovered Country comes an all-new original series from #1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Taylor (DCeased, Immortal Hulk) and artist Daniele di Nicuolo (Might…
 
Maddie and Brandon talk to Allen Carter of Carter Comics to talk about his book series, publishing and so much more! Damn Tourists Synopsis: All about my hilarious all-ages satire comic book series about four clueless tourists with vacation habits so annoying, they’re superhuman! You can buy issues of Damn Tourists right here and on IndyPlanet! Als…
 
Hello indie lovers! Maddie is back in the hosting seat to talk to the amazing creator Emma Steinkellner about her magical book, The Okay Witch. We had Emma on our Quince episode last year! Listen in! Emma Steinkellner Emma Steinkellner is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author and illustrator of the middl…
 
Tyler and Andrea talk to the phenomenal and amazing MD Marie about her amazing series from Top Cow Productions, Vindication! MD Marie MD Marie is a Gen Xer, born and raised in the South Bay Area along with two younger brothers. Marie graduated from FIDM (the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) with a degree in Marketing. She’s written a no…
 
Hello Grand Geeks! We have a new episode of IndiComix with the phenomenal artist and creator, Elsa Charretier! Joining in from France, we talk to Elsa about working on The Infinite Loop from IDW and November from Image! Elsa Charretier Elsa Charretier is a comic book artist and writer. Selft taught, and after debuting on Cowl (Image Comics) in 2014…
 
Brett Story is the documentarian behind The Hottest August. Her film explores climate change through unfiltered interviews with New Yorkers during the hot August heat of 2017. The film toured film festivals and aired on PBS. You can check it out now through Grasshopper Film. Show Notes: The Hottest August The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Alamo Draft…
 
Hello indie lovers! This week we talk to the amazing Zander Cannon about his career, his series Kaijumax from Oni Press, and his process! Since 1993, Zander Cannon has written and drawn comics about gods, robots, astronauts, police officers, paleontologists, aliens, feng shui masters, superheroes, and monsters. He lives in Minnesota with his strong…
 
Mary Kay McBrayer is a writer, podcaster, and horror enthusiast. Her new book America's First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster hits stores everywhere tomorrow (May 19, 2020). Mary Kay's telling of Jane Toppan's life goes deeper than dissecting a murderer, it also explores the conservative Victorian culture that may have…
 
Hello Indi lovers! We have the amazing Dave Baker on talking about his career and his comic Action Hospital! Action Hospital Synopsis: Action Hospitals is the story of Joan Michelle Basquiat as she attempts to defend the eponymous Action Hospital against cave-dudes from the distant past, time traveling gondolier-themed assassins, a human-shark clon…
 
Stephanie Crawford is a freelance writer and podcaster based in Las Vegas. She loves all things physical media, John Waters, and horror. In this episode, we chat about her latest piece in Fangoria, blu-ray extras, and living with lupus. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @scrawfish. Show Notes: Website Just the Discs Podcast Fangoria Contributors' Crypt T…
 
Hello Grand Geeks! We have a special episode with Maddie, Andrea, and Tyler talking about life and the show! Join us for a chill episode with the hosts to get to know us a little more! The post IndiComix Ep 124: Quarantine Catch Up with the Grand Geeks appeared first on The Grand Geek Gathering.By The Grand Geek Gathering Network
 
Hello Grand Geeks! This is a special episode as Maddie, Brandon, and Tyler are joined by Fuzzy Joseph, Michael Tanner, and Dylan Gray as they talk about creating comics and living life during the quarantine! Listen in! ‘Junior Braves of the Apocalypse’ description: The Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthir…
 
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