Issue 22: Pioneering the digital landscape, font development, Astro City, and Elephantmen with John Roshell
Eva talks to legendary comic book letterer John Roshell. John has worked with DC and Marvel on comics in the past and was involved in defining the modern process for lettering in comics. John talks about how he got into lettering and the kind of tools he’s used over the years, including some discussion on Quark Express, Fontographer, Glyphs and Adobe products such as Illustrator. There’s some talk of great letters and techniques — and we learn what drives him creatively.
Issue #21: Underground Comics, children’s books, and writing from the human experience with Alex Schumacher
Talked to Alex Schumacher about his journey in comics, and the things that shape the way he sees comics, creativity, and the world. This interview runs pretty deep and explores syndicated comics, underground comics, the drive to create, politics, personal struggle, and living the creative life.
Eva talks to letterer DC Hopkins about comics, freelancing, lettering, and the joys of family life. DC dives deep in the science and technology of modern lettering, providing advice on what the field looks like, the software involved, and the satisfaction of seeing a finished page up close.
Issue #19: Exploring the joy of comics, telling stories for all ages, and comics in primary education with Ellie Egleton
Ellie describes her journey with comics, and the joy of creating and selling her comics for an all-ages market. Ellie lives through the joy of comics, spreading it to the people she talks to, and children she teaches in primary school. It’s a positive and uplifting interview with an up and coming personality in the industry.
Issue #18: Contemplating the multiverse, playing in hell, and bending the medium of comics with Mike Phillips
Eva Talks to Mike Phillips about his work at the Sequart Organization, as well as his comics Necropolitan, and Tessellation. The conversation spans contemplating the multiverse, music, imagining hell, and the things that make Mike tick as a creative talent. We learn about his love of comics, and his teaching career, as well as insights about love, family, and storytelling.
Issue #17: Epilepsy awareness positivity overcoming adversity and telling your story in comics with Ryan Sawyer
Eva talks to Ryan Sawyer, creator of Lightning Monk about Epilepsy and disability awareness in comics, building an authentic story, and growing up with a chronic health condition. Ryan discusses going through life with his disability, and what inspired him to create the Lightning Monk comic book. He also talks about his philosophy, and the value of positivity, and tells stories about working in the printing and graphic design sectors, as well as being a full-time RV’er in Arizona.
Issue #16: Deconstruction, finding the redemptive curve, and the mechanics of great storytelling with David Pepose
Eva talks with David Pepose. David is the writer of comics such as The O.z and Spencer and Locke. David talks about some of the inspiration behind his comics as well as his upcoming comic Scout’s Honor. They cover the creative process and discuss David’s beginnings as a reviewer and editor for Newsarama. Comic books and personal marketing ideas, as well as personal brand building, are also discussed.
Eva is joined by writer and game designer Jim Seales. Jim is known for creating tabletop RPG games, as well as his work in academia. They discussed some of the challenges of building a modern RPG, how to have positive inclusivity within them and how Jim found himself working in the field. Jim discusses his inner superhero and gives us a taste of his superhero team with Jason Tondro.
Fabulous interview with illustrator Mikefox about their work, and the personal journey of his life through comics.