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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 - 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 - 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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The Indie Index - Interview with Chris Gooch

The Indie Index - Interview with Chris Gooch
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Hey there, loyal readers! I'm deeply sorry that The Indie Index has been quiet for the past month. Christmas, holidays, work and all of the other usual things got in the way of publishing more pieces for you to read. Never fear though, we're back with an interview with none other than, Chris Gooch! Please introduce yourself to the readers who may not know who you are yet. Hello, my name is Chris Gooch and I live in Melbourne and spend most of my life drawing and writing comics.  Where do you draw your inspiration from?  Movies are my favourite thing so they’re probably the biggest influence on my work - particularly when it comes to pacing, framing and story structure. My favourite films in the past couple of years have been ones that fall apart as they go on, sort of collapsing under the weight of all the great...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Bruno Oliveira

The Indie Index - Interview with Bruno Oliveira
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Bruno Oliveira is a professional comic book artist from Brazil. Having worked for several publishers like IDW (Drones), Arcana, Oliveira has most recently donework for Marvel (Amazing Spider-Man Annual, Gwenpool Holiday Special, Mosaic). Bruno has been trying to find the right time to do this story for a long time. A story about working as a comic book artist and juggling all the important things in life...in an entertaining way. It's a realisation of how an artist's tragedies are only tragedies until he writes them down, and suddenly they're funny! It's Bruno Oliveira reduced to 64-pages!  What Now, Bruno? is currently on Kickstarter, what made you decide on using crowdfunding to make this project come to life? It's mostly because you can get a better understanding of your audience, you can get in touch with them and build a sort of relationship during the time of the campaign (and hopefully after as...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Campbell Whyte

The Indie Index - Interview with Campbell Whyte
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For those who aren’t aware of you or your work, please introduce yourself. My name is Campbell Whyte, I'm a Perth [ Australia -- Mike ] based comics maker. I've been making work for a long time, small mini-comics, card games, picture books, exhibitions and all kinds of other things. Home Time is my first, large scale comics work. When I'm not making comics, I work at the Western Australian Museum where I develop visitor engagement activities. I also run the children's art school Milktooth with my wife Elizabeth Marruffo where I teach comics making. My work is often about the intersection between personal memory, popular culture and place based history. I try to make works that are fun, playful and ask a lot of the reader.   You’ve had solo and group art exhibitions all over the world and received various grants and awards. In your artistic career, thus...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Stephen Kok

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Introduce yourself. My name is Stephen Kok and I'm a Sydney based graphic novel creator!   You've just had your fourth graphic novel, Word Smith, successfully funded on Kickstarter. You make it look easy! What's your secret? Lots of coffee and late nights! There's a lot of planning and work that goes into Kickstarter and I'm always thankful of everyone who supports my creative endeavours.   Your first graphic novel Tabby is about a family of cats with nearly no dialogue. Can you discuss the challenges you faced writing this and finding the right artist to bring it to life. After I finished the script for Tabby (and lots of lots of editing), I was ready to find an artist to collobrate. The artist who did the initial design (Canadian Eric Gravel) was unfortunately not available at the time. I posted on Freelanced.com and it was over a 2 month selection...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Cy Dethan

The Indie Index - Interview with Cy Dethan
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Who are you and if you were to have any super power what would it be, and why? I'm Cy Dethan - writer of comics, freelance nihilist and recovering professional magician. As for picking a superpower (assuming that immortality and total invulnerability to all forms of physical harm are off the table), in order of preference: 1) The Midnighter's ability to analyse and predict the outcome of any situation. 2) Karnak's ability to find the flaw in any object, concept or strategy. 3) Uh... something awesome with lasers, I guess?Or Satanic Sex Powers, maybe. Either's good.   Your first break was with Starship Troopers in 2006, how did that  come about? Arse-backwards. I was playtesting a miniatures wargame for Mongoose Publishing, based on the Roughnecks TV show (a spin-off from Starship Troopers). The company, as it turned out, also had the licence to produce Troopers comics, so I threw in...
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