Pete Doree is back on the podcast, following his appearance in Episode 27.Having released the second issue of Stan & Jack, he’s found the balance of incorporating comic creators into comic characters.During our chat, Pete and I look at classic comic tropes, the challenges of making films from comics, and all the while, Pete is drawing right in front of me!
Darryl Banks is a comic book artist who has worked with DC Comics, most notably for Green Lantern in the mid-90s, introducing the character of Kyle Rayner. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Darryl and I talk about the unique storytelling opportunity he had with Green Lantern, as well as the other comic book trends of the 90s (killing title characters, novelty covers, Image in general). We also get a chance to compare the similarities and differences between DC and Marvel comics, and how conventions from one universe sometimes don’t translate well to the other.
Jerry Bennett, the first guest everon HungryTrilobyte, returns for episode #50! Jerry and I discuss the challenges of being creative in 2020 and the unique opportunities still around for artists. Jerry has been on an incredible self-improvement regimen, and I make the point that the ‘starving artist’ myth does more harm than good. Speaking of thriving, we discuss how Jerry was a guest at the OK Art Crawl, an art show for the socially distanced. I brag on some awesome open-source creative apps like GIMP, LibreOffice, and Ubuntu Studio. Jerry sings the praises of Procreate.
John Lim and Andy Bray are the authors of the book “Making Fake Star Trek” and its sequel. The books chronicle their portrayals of Sulu and Chekov in the fan series Star Trek: New Voyages, also known as Star Trek: Phase II. In this episode, John and Andy join me for a discussion of the odd historical circumstances that made their show possible, and what it was like to step into the legendary roles.
Michael Ehmcke and Derrick Nadeau are a dynamic duo in the realm of podcasting. Basing their series of shows off their site webegeeks.net, the two crank out episodes of Wookiee Radio and Mighty Marvel Geeks, with a great team of other podcasters joining them. We Be Geeks also offers their own Podcast Collective, pooling the resources of other like-minded shows. In this episode, we talk about how podcasts help connect people who otherwise might not have a conduit to friends with the same interests.
Rod Faulkner is the blogger from The 7th Matrix, a fantastic resource for independent science fiction, as well as the podcaster from Eye on Sci-Fi. In 2019, I appeared on his show, and Rod now graciously returns the favor. In this episode, Rod and I spend a lot of time talking about the wealth of projects from independent artists… as well as offering our opinions on Batman and Star Wars!
Ming Chen is a pioneer in podcasting, in addition to being a member of Kevin Smith’s ViewAskewniverse. Star of the AMC series Comic Book Men, Ming has been a positive face on comic fandom and geek culture over the past decade. In this episode, he and I sit down and discuss the business podcaster-to-podcaster, as well as reflect on his love of video games and our affinity for bootleg DVDs.
Pat Jankiewicz is an actor, writer, and collector of pop culture knowledge. He’s written for Star Trek Magazine, Starlog, and is the author of books on Buck Rogers and The Incredible Hulk. Pat and I get into a great discussion on how the comic industry is shifting, and the importance of grabbing new readers. There’s also a great discussion on the differences between online conventions and real-world ones.
Ron Marz is a longtime writer of comic books, having worked for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, and other companies. I get to share my fondness for Ron’s work at DC in the 90s, as well as that era of comics in general, then he and I swap notes about how comic fans deal with change… and the unique challenges that presents to the writers of comics. SPOILER: I’m a big fan of his Green Lantern story, Emerald Twilight.
Ron has a lot of really fun projects in the works! You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and find his full body of work on ronmarz.com/.
If you enjoyed this episode, you may want to check out the chat with Darryl Banks as well.
Amanda Deibert is a writer, currently working with DC Comics on titles such as Wonder Woman ’77 and DC Superhero Girls. She’s also a working mother with a huge social media following, and in our chat, we talk about the balance between professional interests and being a good parent and spouse.