Crowdfinders • Episode 52 • Luke Stone

Screenshot 2016-07-27 02.55.30This time, David talks with Luke Stone, founder of the Tenacious Comics cooperative and creator of the Zombie/Hotdog Slice of life Worst Day Ever.

Be Sure to Check out Tenacious Comics WEBSITE!

And if you’re interested in getting a free copy of the the  sci-fi photocomic Majic, sign up for your copy HERE.

Crowdfinders • Episode 50 (Part 2) • Rus Wooton & Olivia Li

Screenshot 2016-05-16 16.07.36What do you do with a 50th episode so spectacular that you can’t fit it into one episode? Simple, you split it into two episodes!

Part 2 (Electric Boogaloo) consists of a long and most excellent interview with The Up Late Network’s own Rus Wooton (Crowdfinders #36, before Crowdfinders was a part of the Network), and a talk with Olivia Li about Boundless, the science comics anthology that features, among other great talents, Dave, straight from this very podcast.

Check out the Boundless Anthology!

Crowdfinders • Episode 50 (Part 1)

Screenshot 2016-05-16 15.56.44Welcome to the Crowdfinders 50th episode SPECTACULAR! This action packed show is David’s way of thanking you, dear and gentle Crowdfinders for the support you showed in getting him all the way to episode 50. He couldn’t have done it without you; he wouldn’t have done it without you.

This episode contains:

  1. Shoutouts to, and updates from, former Crowdfinders
  2. Interviews with former Crowdfinders:
  3. A promotion of David’s very own Kickstarter: He was accepted to the Boundless Anthology of Science Comics with his artist and co-creator Rayna, Please follow this link if you are interested in supporting the Kickstarter!

Crowdfinders • Episode 49 • Bobby Torres

Screenshot 2016-05-02 12.33.40David had the pleasure of talking with Bobby Torres, a scrappy yet meticulous up-and-comer in the indie comic book world. They talk about Bobby’s journey developing his incipient career while balancing family and two jobs (the second of which he took to pay for his comic book habit). All of us can learn a lot from this guy, and if you’re anything like David, you can take away a little bit of inspiration as well.

Follow Bobby on Twitter: @bltorres82, and check out his website tenaciouscomics.com!

Crowdfinders 48 • David Gallaher

photo-originalDavid got to talk with David Gallaher about hard work, process, overcoming epilepsy and illness his upcoming graphic novel, The Only Living Boy.

Be sure to shout out to David on the Twitter @DavidGallaher and shop for all his amazing wares on AMAZON!

More on David Gallaher (from the press release)…

In addition to his work as Chief Creative Officer for Bottled Lightning Inc., Gallaher has written for Marvel Comics, The New York City Police Department, and McGraw-Hill and served as an editor on Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail and Sailor Moon for Kodansha,. For five years shortly after college, he taught in the Maryland Public School System as a special education teacher.

“My experiences as an educator informs so much of THE ONLY LIVING BOY,” said Gallaher. “Growing up can often feel lonely and isolating. As teacher, I saw firsthand how anxiety can haunt children. With this series, I’m exploring how children adapt to adversity. Readers might gravitate to this story because of the exotic and dangerous creatures, but the story will resonate because the characters grapple with issues that kids relate to, like intolerance, self-confidence, and feeling like the odd one out.

Crowdfinders 47 • Mike Schneider

014David got to talk with Mike Schneider, the innovative anti-artist behind Octal, an anthology of curated comic pitch packets.It’s entertainment, it’s educational, it’s an opportunity, it’s even great design.

Jump in to the world of Octal Right now on the Octal Comics Facebook Group or on the Octal Comics Website.

Crowdfinders 46 • Shawnee & Shawnelle Gibbs

Screenshot 2016-03-08 17.35.01David had the pleasure to talk with Shawnee & Shawnelle Gibbs, the twin sisters, and twin creators, of The Invention of EJ Whitaker. These women give killer advice on team building and story creating with a little bit of urban planning thrown in there for good measure. It goes without saying that this episode is NOT TO BE MISSED.

Shout out to the Gibbs sisters on the Twitter @iamEJWhitaker,  and be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter as well!

Crowdfinders 44 • Kwanza Osajyefo

blackcomic-kickstarter1David was so happy to talk with Kwanza Osajyefo, the co-creator of the graphic novel BLACK, which asks the simple question: “What if the world had superheroes but they were only black?“. 

Timed to Black History Month comes a Kickstarter campaign to fund the new independent superhero science fiction original graphic novel BLACK, from Kwanza Johnson p/k/a Kwanza Osajyefo, the former DC Comics Digital Editor who helped launched the company’s Zuda imprint.

The BLACK Kickstarter campaign is live as of February 1st and runs through February 29th. For updates follow BLACK at Twitter, Facebook, and at http://www.blacksuperpowers.com/.