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The Indie Index - Interview with Jason Pittman

The Indie Index - Interview with Jason Pittman
Mental illness - or Mental Illness, depending on how you envision it - is a topic that has worked its way into the comic book medium, for better or for worse. The topic travels different paths in the various taless that it is featured in, you'll never find yourself reading a story that defines mental illness in the same way as others. The War For Kaleb is a story that takes the topic and merges it with the superhero genre.  The War For Kaleb by Jason Pittman is currently on Kickstarter so read this interview and check the campaign out.   Introduce yourself:    I'm Jason Pittman.  I am a self published writer/artist for the series Leftovers, and most currently The War for Kaleb, which is a superhero story about an anxiety disorder that I have just launched a Kickstarter for.  I went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC,...
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Fallen Idols "Where's Waldo the Assassin?"

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The last post got delayed about a week so I thought hold off rather than post within 2 days of eachother. This weeks content: -Work in progress, "playing a game with the audience" -Podcast! want us to talk about your book? -how to write a comic part 4 "how does do panels?" WORK IN PROGRESS "Playing a game with the audience": So I've finished the building which mentioned last post and here it is: I'd have liked to have spent more time in it's design but eventually you just gotta move on... maybe if i need something new I'll give it a renovation.  For me double panels always take a long time to make, some things I meant to add in like other pedestrians, rubbish and debris like barrels and crates just to make the place more lived in... I will probbably put that in during the editing process, let...
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Fallen Idols "Grand Designs of a protagonist building"

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  I almost didn't make a post last week as I thought I might be cluttering up the website with blog posts. Obviously I changed my mind, but I'm thinking of making these posts fortnightly, let me know what you think. This weeks content: -work in progress, "Grand Designs of a protagonist building" -"how to write a comic part 3: story planning WORK IN PROGRESS "Grand Designs of a protagonist building": So onto page 4, had some distractions in the form of commissioned work to help a guy with his job application. but in the spare time I had managed to create this image: (still a work in progress, but definitely getting there)   This is a manner house which is going to feature a lot in the comic book, I had to decide very carefully how this was going to look as I'd be drawing this room a lot. it would...
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The Indie Index - Review - Come Into Me #1

The Indie Index - Review - Come Into Me #1
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Come Into Me is a strange story. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Black Mask Studio. Based on just the premise, it would be enough for me to grab it off the shelf of my local comic store.   From the very first page, I was left wondering what I had gotten myself into by agreeing to give Come Into Me a read. I can hear the rubber gloves snapping, even now. Co-writer Lonnie Nadler described Come Into Me as “imagine if David Cronenberg directed an episode of Black Mirror. It might look something like Come Into Me.” It’s true, that description is 100 percent accurate. The story is horrific, twisted. Come Into Me breaks the chains shackled to the modern conventions of comic books and flips them on their head. Whatever you think about comics will be challenged with this debut issue alone.   By now, everyone should know that...
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Steve edwards
I like the front cover how the Reflection is reversed, nice bit of symbolism there.
Friday, 16 March 2018 09:30
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Fallen Idols: "How to advertise where it's not allowed".

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So a week has past, time for another blog. I'm not sure how long i'll be posting weekly... we can only find out together. this weeks blog includes: -Weekly update on the comic im working on -A story about a crazy idea I had on how to advertise on a facebook group which doesn't allow advertising. -The continuation of 'how to make a comic book' STEP 2 BUSINESS PLAN. WEEKLY UPDATE: Here's the update on the page I was working on: As you can see it's almost finished now, hit a small writers block with one of the panels but I've decided im going to move past that and come back to it later on which is something I'll do if something becomes to problematic. HOW TO ADVERTISE ON FACEBOOK GROUPS THAT DON'T ALLOW IT: A friend of mine suggested I could talk about something in particuliar for this week...
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The Indie Index - News - Freak Weather Conditions Forces Dunfermline Comic Con Cancellation

The Indie Index - News - Freak Weather Conditions Forces Dunfermline Comic Con Cancellation
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Extreme weather conditions and concern for public safety has forced the cancellation of Dunfermline Comic Con, in Scotland. The park, which was serving as venue to the event, was deemed unsafe and that even a dramatic change in weather would not allow enough time to make things safe.   Little Shop of Heroes, organisers of Dunfermline Comic Con, have posted an announcement via social media platforms: The statement says: "It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have to inform you that  Dunfermline Comic Con  this weekend has been cancelled. At 11:30 this morning the parks department assessed Pittencrieff Park and deemed it as unsafe for the public. Furthermore with the priorities for roads and paths elsewhere even a dramatic change in the weather will not allow for them to make it safe in time. Dunfermline Comic-Con is a family event, and this occasion and the Books For Schools...
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VANITY (2017) Graphic novel

VANITY (2017) Graphic novel
VANITY (2017) Graphic novel   VANITY - being a gothic tragedy in nine acts - is based on the life and deeds of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614), listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. According to legend, she was convinced that drinking and bathing in the blood of young virgin girls would preserve her youth and beauty. However, the historical documents tell us a slightly different yet far more mysterious and sinister story. Written by Jurii Kirnev Illustrated by Natalia Tsarevnikova Introduction by Mark Rein-Hagen Cover art by Abigail Larson Language: English Pages: 280 ISBN: 978-615-80812-0-7 http://juriikirnev.com/vanity/
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Steve edwards
Love the artwork and the font style
Saturday, 10 March 2018 04:45
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FALLEN IDOLS "CONCEPTION"

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So I'm making another blog post, almost less than a day after the first one I posted but I thought I'd strike while the iron is hot since I'm new here. Thought I'd talk about a few things here today: my work in progress and STEP 1 of making a comic book "conception".   WORK IN PROGRESS: So as you may know, I'm working on a Comic book, specifically the second issue to the one I just published on etsy.com. Currently I'm working on page 3.  keep in mind the first panel is no where near what I'd call complete, but this gives the opportunity to talk about how I do things. Since I'm using Inkscape which is a free version of Illustrator , when I'll draw something, anything really, I'll then save it into a archive library. This library contains ever pose of all characters, backgrounds, animals, plants, furniture,...
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Awesome job, again! Keep me updated. Thanks, IzzyLFC
Saturday, 03 March 2018 13:44
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Introducing "Fallen Idols" Digital Indie Comic

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Firstly, thank you to Jesse Sarwar for introducing me to this site. Secondly I'd like to say hi to everyone here, this is the first blog I've ever done. And thirdly, I'd like to share with you all something I've been working on, finished working on and now working on the Sequel.       Introducing "Fallen Idols" a downloadable comic book PDF. It's a Fantasy adventure comic book which is set in the kingdom of Barlingnor where magic is slowly fading out and Science is slowly stepping in. It's a place filled with adventure, action, mystery and intrigue The first issue "The fall of Mountainwood" begins with a noblemen Lecain. His stage coach broke a wheel while travelling on the way to the other side of the kingdom to Mountainwood. Fortunately for him a friendly blacksmith has offered to give him a ride the rest of the way. Yet...
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Theodore Raymond Riddle
Steve Edwards, congratulations on putting together you first comic. I am very impressed. It is a wonderful feeling isn't. After h... Read More
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:57
Steve edwards
Cheers for that Theo. Ill have to check it out
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 19:56
IzzyPop
Welcome to Geek-Genie Steve! Congratulations on the new comic book, looks fantastic. I will definately put it on my list to check ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 13:38
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The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Wendell Cartoon Special

The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Wendell Cartoon Special
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MEANWHILE...IN SPRAWLING CITY.. (Can't you hear that line being delivered by legendary Superfriends narrator Ted Knight?) From artist Cee Raymond, "THE WENDELL CARTOON SPECIAL is a standalone issue chocked with all kindsa sugary Saturday Morning Cartoon awesomeness as filtered through the weird MIND of THE WENDELL! IN FULL WENDELLVISION COLOR!" Our first Kickstarter was a huge success and now we're putting together this cool STANDALONE Special as a gift to our fans! Check it out HERE or click the image below.
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The Indie Index - Interview with Theodore Riddle

The Indie Index - Interview with Theodore Riddle
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I'm just putting it out there that this is the most in-depth interview that I've ever been a part of. Theodore Riddle is a person who clearly knows what he wants and goes for it, tooth and nail. Here's the interview, please enjoy!   Hey Theodore! First things first those those who may not know you, tell us a little about yourself. A misconception about Monolith Comics is that I am a Publisher which I am, but I am mainly a self published artist. Monolith Comics is just the imprint under which I have established my business for tax reasons to self publish my creation entitled Compu-M.E.C.H., Mechanically Engineered and Computerized Hero® and the universe which surrounds the story. I have done all the writing, penciling, inking and lettering of all of my twenty-seven 128 page black and white graphic novels. This has been the effort of twenty years worth...
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The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: Behemoth Comics make/100 enamel pins

The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: Behemoth Comics make/100 enamel pins
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Hello! We're  Behemoth Comics ; the largest comic book and graphic novel publisher in North Texas. Just a few months ago we launched two comic books on Kickstarter. That would be the cyberpunk comic by the artist of Deadpool and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Capsule and the fantasy comic for fans of Final Fantasy, Hiraeth. They were both successes and while the writers are hard at work on the follow up issues, we'd love to give everyone a chance to get closer to the characters of Capsule and Hiraeth than ever before and introduce you to the characters of Neptune Radio and Space Copz, our next two comic book series! You can check out the Kickstarter campaign by clicking any of the images below or by clicking HERE . 
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The Indie Index - Interview with Stephanie Cannon

The Indie Index - Interview with Stephanie Cannon
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The Indie Index has interviewed a handful of creators and we're looking to interview as many female comic creators as possible. People started recommending extremely talented female creators by the masses. Here's an interview with Stephanie Cannon. Enjoy! Introduce yourself.   Hi! I'm Stephanie Cannon, a comic writer and creator from California. I was a finalist in the Ghost City Comics Competition in 2017 for my one page comic, Boot Hill, and currently have a few projects that will be released this year.   What are you currently working on? I've got quite a few projects going on right now, which I love. My biggest project is my graphic novel, Bandera. It's currently in the art and lettering stage, and will be completed this year. I'm also involved in five different anthologies currently. There are a few I can't quite talk about right now, but I'm going to have a...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Alex Maday

The Indie Index - Interview with Alex Maday
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Kaiju Gods looks to be one heck of a comic book anthology. The anthology includes the work of creators who are quite prominent within the indie comics industry. It really is a who's who of indie creators in Kaiju Gods - sadly, I think my invite to write a story was lost in transit - and the work that has gone into the anthology is astounding. Anyway, I was strong-armed by A. Shay Hahn into interviewing Alex Maday, so what choice did I really have?  Hey Alex! First things first, for those who may not know you, tell us about yourself. My name's Alex Maday and I write comics including Mongrel City Rumble which I share with artist Charity Buhain.    You’ve spearheaded the organisation of a comic book anthology called ‘Kaiju Gods’, how did the idea come about? I've always wanted to make an anthology but never had a...
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The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Talking Bread #5

The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Talking Bread #5
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    Click the image to proceed to the Kickstarter campaign for The Talking Bread #5: Terror of the Killer Mould.
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The Indie Index - Interview with Jess Cate & Jana Hoffmann

The Indie Index - Interview with Jess Cate & Jana Hoffmann
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The Indie Index has interviewed a handful of creators and we're looking to interview asmany female comic creators as possible. People started recommending extremely talented female creators by the masses. Here's an interview with the creative team behind Heart of Millyera, consisting of Jess Cate and Jana Hoffmann. Dig in!   Introduce yourselves. Jess: We are an Adelaide based comic creator duo. Our ongoing webcomic Heart of Millyera is an all-ages steampunk adventure, featuring a cast of misfit geniuses and a cosmic sea creature. I am the writer of the Heart of Millyera, along with a few other mini-comics that we have worked on together. Jana: I’m the artist of our duo, doing the the pencilling, inking, lettering, book design, web design etc. I do the colouring for the majority of our work too though we’ve recently taken on some great local help in that department. I’m also a big webcomic...
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The Indie Index: Interview with Madeleine Holly-Rosing

The Indie Index: Interview with Madeleine Holly-Rosing
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The Indie Index has interviewed a handful of creators and it's came to our attention that we've not interviewed many female comic creators as of yet (some interviews pending). People started recommending extremely talented female creators by the masses. Here's an interview that many people asked for with the esteemed Madeleine Holly-Rosing. Enjoy!   What are you currently working on? I’m currently running a Kickstarter for my comic Boston Metaphysical Society: The Scourge of the Mechanical Men. For those not familiar with it, the original six issue series was about an ex-Pinkerton detective, a spirit photographer, and a genius scientist who battle supernatural forces in late 1800s Boston. The Scourge of the Mechanical Men is a 34 page standalone continuation of the series featuring Granville Woods and Tesla.  We are wrapping up production. It’s with my letterer and should be in the hands of my pre-press guy shortly. I also wrapped...
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Interview with INFIDEL Creators Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell

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March 2018 sees the release of the hugely anticipated horror story INFIDEL published by Image Comics. We caught up with creators Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell to discuss love, race, Islamophobia and things that go bump in the night! GG: Before we talk about your latest project, can you tell us about your backgrounds? How did you guys break into comic books? Pornsak: I pretty much fell ass-backwards into comics. At the time, I was a writer / filmmaker freelancing on NYC indy film sets with no intention of working a 9-to-5 when I heard about an opening at Vertigo Comics, working as Karen Berger’s assistant editor. I only took the interview so I could say I met Karen, since I was such a big fan of hers and Vertigo. I honestly wasn’t really interested in the job. I just wanted to keep freelancing on film sets and eventually become a...
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The Indie Index - Indie Character Showcase

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I've been thinking a lot about the blood, sweat and tears that creators put into the creative projects and why people enjoy them as much as they do. Characters are often what people relate to and helps keep them fully invested in a story. So, I put the question out into the wide, wide world and asked: What is your favourite indie comic book character and why?       Kevin Joseph: I just met Tim Stiles' Knockaround Guy today and he was badass. I also really dig Icicle from Josh Dahl & Shawn Langley’s Rapid City: Below Zero. Knockaround Guy works because the absurdity of a talking gorilla working with a mime is juxtaposed by pretty straight noir narration. Icicle works because she’s had everything taken away from her and she has no interest in getting what she lost back. She’s only interested in making the person who did it pay....
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Rok of The Reds - Interview With John Wagner

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Geek Genie caught up with legendary comic book creator John Wagner to talk about the 2018 slated sequal to "Rok of The Reds". Get ready for aliens, action and football!    GG : For those who didn’t pick up the first series, can you tell our audience a bit about Rok of the Reds? JW: To escape galactic assassins, mighty alien shape-changer Rok of the Arkadii flees to the far reaches of the galaxy – the planet Earth - where to conceal himself he assumes the identity of the first human he encounters – bad boy footballer Kyle Dixon.   In this identity Rok develops a deep fascination with the game – a fascination that may end in death as his pursuers are hot on his tail. GG: There’s a long tradition of football themed comic books that came out of the UK. Do you see this as a continuation of that tradition?...
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