Our Heroes

Issue 22: Pioneering the digital landscape, font development, Astro City, and Elephantmen with John Roshell

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 #20: Comics, technology, and the power of family with DC Hopkins

Issue #20: Comics, technology, and the power of family with DC Hopkins

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 #17: Epilepsy awareness positivity overcoming adversity and telling your story in comics with Ryan Sawyer

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

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.

Issue #15: Inclusive RPG game design, storytelling frameworks, and making monsters with Jim Seals

Issue #15: Inclusive RPG game design, storytelling frameworks, and making monsters with Jim Seals

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.