Kickstarter Overview with Oriana Leckert

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Writing comics and making games is fun and all, but don’t you want other people to see them? You can probably sucker get friends to look at them but I have a feeling your dreams are bigger than just the people you know in real life. But how can you pull that off?

Kickstarter might be a good idea. Now if only I could get someone from over there on the show. I know, how about Oriana Leckert? Who better to help us understand the inner workings of Kickstarter than the Director of Publishing & Comics Outreach? Yeah, I can’t think of anyone better either.

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You can find Oriana on Twitter @orianabklyn, Instagram @orianabklyn, and her website.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who also hasn’t written a comic yet so I still have time.


X-Men the Animated Series with Eric and Julia Lewald

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There’s only about 2 reasons why people my age are into the X-Men. Either someone older (siblings, parents, whoever) exposed them to the greatness, or we watched X-Men the Animated Series. That’s it. There is no other reason at all.

Which makes this episode very special because we get to hear from Eric and Julia Lewald who between them wrote, developed, show ran, and generally shaped our views of the world through X-Men the Animated Series. I can’t even try to be witty here because I’m still so excited that this happened.

And don’t miss the fact that there are books you can buy, one of which isn’t full of pictures. Because for some reason people like those.

Learn such things as:

  • Who gets to decide if a show can come back on the air?
  • How do you balance the desires of so many people to include so many characters?
  • X-Men talks about social justice issues? When did that start? [/sarcasm]
  • And so much more!

You can find Eric and Julia on Twitter @xmentas, Instagram @xmentas, Facebook @xmentas, and of course at their website X-Men TAS.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who always uses Oxford Commas because he’s not a monster.


Stealth Hammer with Ryan Drost

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I’d say most of the time, writers labor over a story for a while. Weeks, months, years, maybe their entire life. Heck I’ve been sitting on my idea for a while and I’m starting to suspect that y’all think I’m just making up the fact that I have an idea.

And then there’s Ryan Drost who just had Stealth Hammer fall into his head from that place where good ideas live. Listen in as we see what this story is all about and hear about some little quirks that went into it’s creation. And of course be sure to check out the Kickstarter page for Stealth Hammer #2.

Learn such things as:

  • How many plot threads is enough?
  • What happens when you read too much into a comic?
  • When can your significant other be a good influence on your creative endeavors?
  • And so much more!

You can find Ryan at his podcast Star Joes, on Twitter @StealthHammer, and of course the Kickstarter page for Stealth Hammer #2.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who eats pizza with a knife and fork.


Lesser Known Comics Rebuttal with Mark Bernal, Jackie Anne Wiedemeier, and Charlie Ragnorok

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Mark from Lesser Known Comics heard the last episode (Legacy Comix with Patrick Hickey Jr) and felt like some of the LKC team needed to come on the show to clear some of the air. So that’s what happened.

Listen to what Mark Bernal, Jackie Anne Wiedemeier, and Charlie Ragnorok had to say about that previous episode and about working with Lesser Known Comics.

Editor’s Note: Transcripts of this episode are available, they’re pretty raw right now though.

Learn such things as:

  • How the business model of giving away comics can work.
  • Why you’d want to be paid a salary instead of royalties.
  • Where you can have your books digitally besides Amazon.
  • And so much more!

You can find Mark and Lesser Known Comics on Instagram @lesserknowncomics, or the Lesser Known Comics website.

You can find Jackie Anne Wiedemeier on Instagram @art.jackieanne.

You can find Charlie Ragnorok on Instagram @charlieragnarok.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who just wants an ice cream sandwich.


Legacy Comix with Patrick Hickey Jr

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There are a lot of good comic publishers out there. You know what the world needs? Another one. For real. Especially one where I’m friends with one of the founders.

How can we ever have one of those? Maybe Patrick Hickey Jr can help solve that problem with Legacy Comix. And of course, you can help make that happen by helping to support their Kickstarter launch which was fully funded in 5 hours. So yeah, I’d say things are off to a good start.

Learn such things as:

  • Why would someone leave a publisher to start their own?
  • Does it do any good to worry about the current supply chain issues?
  • When is the right time to launch your big idea?
  • And so much more!

You can find Legacy Comix on Twitter @Legacy_Comix, Instagram @legacy_comix, Facebook @LegacyComix, the Legacy Comix website.

You can find Patrick on Instagram @patrickhickeyjr, Twitter @reviewfixpat, and of course his personal website and Review Fix.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who thinks he has an idea for a comic now.


Magical Girl Defense Force with Skyler

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We’re pretty much all familiar with magical girls, even if you don’t know the term itself. Be it a classic like Sailor Moon or something new that will capture the hearts and imaginations of people much younger than me. But what happens when all of these worlds get squished together?

Good thing we have Skyler from Blue Turtle Comics here to help us figure out what it’s like when worlds collide. Are you ready to go? Because I’m ready to go, with a pit stop by the Magical Girl Defense Force page on Kickstarter on the way.

Learn such things as:

  • The main difference between manga and western comics.
  • Some bad Kickstarter decisions.
  • Making the right decision for your project.
  • And so much more!

You can find Blue Turtle Comics on Twitter @BT_Comics, Facebook @blueturtlecomics, Instagram @blueturtlescomics, and of course the Magical Girl Defense Force page on Kickstarter.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who wants to be Tuxedo Mask when he grows up.


Wendy Every Witch Way with Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Sometimes things just have to be brought back to basics. Comics were made for kids and it’s nice to finally look at one of those again. Especially because we get to look at a witch at the height of Spooky Season. Even if the witch in question is a good little witch.

Diego Jourdan Pereira comes on the show to help take a look at the surprisingly good game and a peek into the Harvey Comics lore that I’m surprised hasn’t shown up here more.

Also be sure to check out his new book Bizarre Bathroom Reader which can be preordered from Skyhorse Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target.

Learn such things as:

  • Will Chris ever own this game?
  • What happens when the reason for a game’s existence suddenly isn’t going to happen anymore?
  • Why can’t things be made just for the fun of it?
  • And so much more!

You can find Diego at his website Diego Jourdan Pro and his Amazon author page.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

A big thanks to It’s Probably Not Aliens, as well as Just the Zoo of Us for the promos today.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who is afraid of ghosts.


From Scratch Comics with Lanier Burton

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So let’s say you’re writing comics. Or drawing comics but I’m me so we’re just going to say writing. How are you going to get your stuff out into the world? Maybe you don’t even need a traditional publisher. But how do you get your stuff in front of readers?

Good thing we have Lanier Burton here to help us figure that out. Listen in as we take a look at his work across all of his From Scratch Comics lineup.

Learn such things as:

  • What is this Web Toons thing?
  • How do people handle writing so many different things at once?
  • What kind of fun Easter eggs can you slip in when you control everything?
  • And so much more!

You can find Lanier on Twitter @Coolesdolo, on Instagram @coolesdolo, and of course his website Coolesdolo.com.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

A big thanks to the first promo, as well as the second promo for the promos today.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who thinks that grape is a color.


Dr. Crow with Corey Fryia

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It’s Spooky Season, and what’s been scarier lately than the threat of disease running rampant throughout the world? Not much, so let’s lean into it and take a look at Dr. Crowe, another wonderful collection from 215 Ink, in which a plague doctor deals with mystical elements in his adventures to stop the supernatural from bringing too much havoc into the world of man.

Listen in as Corey Fryia joins the show to help us break down series and get us ready for the trade paperback where you can get all of the current run at once. “Where can I grab this?” might ask. How about at the Dr. Crowe Kickstarter page or preorder at your local comic shop right now.

Learn such things as:

  • How is it different dealing with so many artists on the same story?
  • Can any pet owning comic creators keep their pets from showing up in the stories?
  • How important is it to tell creators how much you like their stuff?
  • And so much more!

You can find the guest on Twitter @CoreyFryia, Instagram @cfpunk, and Corey’s Linktree which includes links to Sandcrawler Customs stuff. And of course check out

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who isn’t wearing a mask he’s just that ugly.


Prospects with Max Majernik and Chris Benamati

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It’s always nice to be wanted. Even if the people wanting you are evil scientists. OK, maybe that’s not the best situation to be in but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

Listen in as writer Max Majernik and Band of Bards cofounder Chris Benamati join to show to give us an inside look at their current Kickstarter comic Prospects.

Learn such things as:

  • Why would anyone want to write a story about zombies and robots?
  • How can you use social media to find a collaborator for your project?
  • How come physical catch up tiers aren’t a standard thing yet?
  • And so much more!

You can find Max on Twitter @SnowballMax.

You can find Chris on Twitter @BandofBards and the Band of Bards website.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who is a combination zombie and robot.