Smalltember continues at The Jock and Nerd Podcast as Jon Lock, creator of the hit British indie comic Afterlife Inc., pays a visit! Jon chats about his background, how Afterlife Inc. was created, being a content producer, Kickstarter vs. Patreon, and a ton more!
Anthony and Imran welcome Brett Uren, creator of the hit U.K. indie comic series, Torsobear! Brett talks about where the idea for Torsobear came from, what he’s learned going into his third Kickstarter, nurturing creativity early on, social media marketing tips for content creators and much more!
The Free Comic Book Day celebration at Pastimes Comics and Games continues! In part two, Anthony and Imran chat with Chicago’s King of Geeks Elliott Serrano and artist Joseph “Tinman” Tinaglia. Elliott talks about writing Grumpy Cat for Dynamite Press, the Ash vs. Evil Dead show borrowing a catchphrase he wrote, how Star Wars got him interested in comic books and more. Joe shares his creative process and how he combined his love for superheroes and Chicago in his art.
The Jock and Nerd Podcast goes on location to Pastime Comics and Games in Niles, IL. as featured guests for their Free Comic Book Day 2016 celebration! An event so epic, it’s needs two parts! In part one, Anthony and Imran chat with comic book creator Jon Parrish, stencil artist Kevin McPartlin, AKA “Mr. AntiHero”, and the guys from Unshaven Comics, Marc Alan Fishman and Matt Wright. Geek on!Continue Reading …
Anthony and Imran meet another listener turned podcast guest, first-time comic book writer, Jim McPike. The hosts learn about Jim, who goes by the pen name “Bard Brehon”, and discuss his story for Greyhaven Comics anthology, “You Are Note Alone 4”. Jim is both Jock and Nerd as they chat about wrestling, history, being a marines reservist, esports, League of Legends, and of course comic books!
The Jock, Nerd and Rugboy make a new friend when listener and local independent comic book creator Andrew Guilde visits the podcast studio! Andrew’s debut comic, “Man of Sin” launches on Kickstarter this month and you can get the first issue free! The hosts discover Andrew is jock and nerd as they geek out about making and reading comics, high school wrestling, the state of hip hop today, Battle Rap, The Walking Dead, mixed martial arts and more!
Anthony and Imran meet local comic book artist Scott Larson, and discuss his new book Visitations, a gothic, action-adventure, horror comic series set in Chicago at the Steampunk Turn Of The Century. Scott offers the first issue free to our listeners and shares some history of Chicago’s cemeteries. We find out how Scott managed to collect the entire run of Amazing Spider-Man, including Amazing Fantasy #15! Also, Star Wars, the Marvel and DC movie universes, and more!
The Jock and Nerd invite U.K. based fantasy artist Simeon Aston, to learn about his cyberpunk graphic novel, “Metal Made Flesh.” Simeon talks about artists that influence him, the independent comic book scene in the U.K., how they funded their Kickstarter in 48 hours, the problem with the superhero movie genre, American football in London, the UFC and more!
Director Fede Ponce makes his second appearance on the podcast along with his lead character designer Anthony Sixto to talk about the art of Sebastian: The Slumberland Odyssey. They discuss their creative chemistry, give us a sneak peek at new characters and Fede takes us through the Kickstarter rewards!
Spidertember swings on as comic book writer Todd Dezago chats with Anthony and Imran. Todd has been writing comics for 21 years. His credits include X-Men, X-Factor, Wolverine, Dr. Strange, Super Hero Squad, Sensational Spider-Man, Impulse, JLA: World Without Grown-ups, Young Justice, Tellos, The Perhapanauts and more! Todd gives us the inside scoop on the Spider-Man Clone Saga from the 90’s, and it gets real scary as we discuss cryptozoology, sleep paralysis, real-life monsters, aliens and ghosts! The Nerd got the chills three times!