The co-creators and co-writers behind Songs for the Dead – a new indie comic about a young female necromancer who goes on an adventure to rescue a boy from her village – stop by to relay what it was like making and publishing their first real comic book.
Independent comic book artist Shane Heron (Black Hole Hunters Club, Monstrosity) always had a huge talent for drawing, but didn’t actually make his first comic until his mid-twenties. Despite the relatively late start, he made up for it with gusto, collaborating with past Speech Bubble guest Ricky Lima on a 24-hour comic that would eventually become the alien bounty hunters adventure Black Hole Hunters Club (https://www.facebook.com/BlackHoleHuntersClub/). He even created a comic with the host of this very podcast. Now he’s working on a new book of his own called Morris – a post-apocalyptic western featuring a sheriff with more than a passing resemblance to actor Wilford Brimley. Shane Heron Art (https://www.facebook.com/Shane-Heron-Art-220976711259696/) @YoungShaney (https://twitter.com/youngshaney?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shaneheron/)
Speech Bubble welcomes it’s founding sponsor and owner of Hairy Tarantula , Leon Emmett. We discuss the history of the shop, how Leon keeps one foot in and one foot out of modern society and what the future holds for him when the original location of his comic shop closes at the end of December 2016.
Ryan North, the man behind Dinosaur Comics and the writer on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl sits down with me at Never Sleeps Network for a candid conversation about his other career in computer science and his efforts to consciously have Squirrel Girl’s world better reflect the real world when it comes to diversity and gender. Also, we have our first sponsor: Hairy Tarantula. http://neversleepsnetwork.com/podcasts/speech-bubble