Join us on a very festive podcast this month as we talk about all of the nerd things we want for Christmas from Santa, and what we have been reading, watching, and playing. Thanks to Ray, Sean, Brad, Jeremy, Shaun, Oliver, Felix, Claire, Jacob, Krishna, CJ, & the peanut gallery for sharing their pop culture lives. Happy holidays everyones!! ~ABx
– Happy 4th Birthday to us!!
– Our Favourite Halloween Movies & Spooky Pop Culture Characters
– Wheel of Time Amazon TV Series (Fantasy Book Series)
– Rockstar 100hr Crunch Brag
-What we have been all reading/watching/playing this month!!!
Come along to our next meetup on Fri 17th Nov 2018, 5pm at Brisbane Square Library!! Or join in the discussion online NOWWWWW……
PARTY TIME!! Join Oliver, Jacob, Jeremy, Felix, Claire, Shaun, Liam, Ray, Krishna & Brad as we chat about what everyone has been playing, watching & reading in the last month!! We also had a bit of a chat about the upcoming Venom movie and whether it should be PG or R rated!! Also, we sung Happy Birthday to Paul at the end!! ^__^
Caught up with one of our best comic con friends, Paul Eiding, to chat about his latest projects!! Chatted about his voice acting role as Reflux in Incredibles 2, working with his family and theatre friends to make massively viral videos (and fund raise for LA park conservation projects!), and the highs and lows of his venture into the world of comic book writing on Blastosaurus, with New Zealand artist, Richard Fairgray.
We also spoke briefly about his voice acting role as Perceptor in the original Transformers cartoons, as Grandpa Max on Ben 10, and his work in video games such as Snake from Metal Gear Solid, the ‘Vault-Tec’ guy from Fallout, the ‘arrow to the knee’ guy from Skyrim, the ‘construct additional pylons’ guy from Starcraft etc etc etc (too many to mention in one pod!). Forgot to chat about his role as Pa Kent in upcoming DC animated movie The Death of Superman… oops, hopefully he will let us call him back another time soon!!
Was lovely to catch up, and we very much appreciated Paul taking time out of his busy schedule to chat to us about all his exciting creative projects!!
Fun chat with amazing Aussie illustrator, Doug Holgate, about his start in the local comic book industry, his Netflix debut, his post-apocalyptic title Maralinga, and latest work ~ Clem Heatherington and the Ironwood Race!
Happy Easter AND Happy Birthday to Aussie comic book legend, Gary Chaloner!!
Paul and I sat down with Gary at ACAF to have a chat about his life in art/comics, going way back to his early art school years, newspaper strip ‘Jeff Little the Smiling Policeman’, his run with imprint Cyclone Comics, learning on the go with the development of the direct comic book market in Australia, Jackaroo, working for publishers in the US, work with Ashley Wood (Judge Dredd, Medieval Spawn, Zombies vs Robots), Darkhorse Downunder – Aussie anthology, work/life/family balance, web comics, and his work with Will Eisner.
There is some wonderful wisdom in this one for anyone working in the comic book industry, especially in Australia, including creating networks to get work, rolling on from project to project, practice makes perfect, talent will only get you so far, and as you already know, you need determination, drive, and a partner who is willing to help make those tough life decisions.
Thanks again, Gary!
Hope you are having a great birthday, look forward to talking to you again soon!
~Featured Image L-R: Glenn Ford (Frew Publications), Gary Chaloner, & Dr Paul Mason
~This podcast is the last of the ACAF series! Head over to the Facebook group to join in what topics we should cover next: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/
Australian Comic Arts Festival ~ Q&A Panel discussing the film and comic book industries, genre, tropes, how to get projects considered for film/submission, materials, who to talk to, budgets, a few of the stories he has/is making for film, project/story management/development, tag lines & pitching, finding the right people for the right projects & relationship building, book adaptation examples, character development, stereotypical examples of what to stay away from, literary agents, screenwriting, and much, much more. Quality, informative, and inspiring information for anyone looking to get started!!
With artist – Nicola Scott, and writer – Andrew Constant, also providing insight!
Australian Comic Arts Festival (ACAF) Kid Phantom Q&A panel that turned into a casual chat/podcast on Sunday 11 Feb 2018…
Who was there: Dr. Paul Mason (Artist), Andrew Constant (Writer – not murdered!), Glenn Ford (Frew Publishing), Robbie Miles (Producer/Fan), Antonio DiDio (Fan/Emotional Support Officer), Trevor Clark (Fan), Luke Geaghan (Fan) & Amanda Bacchi (Moderator)… and several other unheard audience members!!!
What we discussed:
– The ‘Comics for Kids’ panel earlier in the day
– The success that has been the first 3 Kid Phantom issues
– Background into the writing and art of the book
– How the stories have been set up and how/why
– Costume drawing
– A little history of kids comics (internationally speaking), engaging with a young audience
– Popularity and differences in the different models of distribution: subscription, newsagent & comic book shop
– What the fans are looking forward to!!