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Tiny Rebel Games Discusses Doctor Who: Infinity

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We may still be quite some time away from the nebulous time of “Autumn” and this new series of Doctor Who that keeps getting dangled in front of us like the proverbial carrot, but the team at Tiny Rebel Games … Continue reading ?


Comicpalooza 2016 Coverage – John Ostrander Interview

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In this Comicpalooza 2016 coverage video, GonnaGeeker Lauren interviews comic book writer John Ostrander (DC, Marvel, Dark Horse).

Subscribe to the channel to best keep an eye on the rest of GonnaGeek’s Comicpalooza coverage. Credit to videographer fellow GonnaGeeker Eric.


Voices Of Defiance: 45 Kevin Murphy (Defiance Executive Producer/Showrunner) Interview

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It’s the day after the season 3 Defiance finale episode and the Defiance Big Wig himself, the Executive Producer of the show, the Showrunner, the man with many faces but the one we all know is in charge, Mr. Kevin Murphy steps into the Voices Of Defiance studios for a chat. Sean, Shannon and SP would like to take this moment to not only thank Kevin and everyone who’s guested on Voice Of Defiance but also the entire Defiance cast and crew for the spectacular ride we’ve enjoyed over the past three seasons. If you are a fan of Defiance this podcast is the one for you to listen to as we run down the series from day 1, the great season 3 finale and everything in between – including how lucky we are to just have a show in the first place and every week during the season because of the monumental efforts of those who put their hearts and souls into it. Voices Of Defiance will return next podcast for a more proper run down of the season 3 finale and season in general.

 

To Kevin Murphy – we raise our glasses in salute and we cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next.

 

Don’t forget! You can download the awesome Voices Of Defiance custom made Defiance Monopoly style game. Download the game here: http://voicesofdefiance.com/defiancemonopoly.html

 

Join Voices Of Defiance next time as the hosts discuss the Defiance Season 3 thirteenth and finale episode Upon The March We Fittest Die! The podcast streams live on Sundays at 11:00 AM eastern or 10:00 AM Central at Voicesofdefiance.com/live or gonnageek.com/live. Join the fun chatWING chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @VoicesODefiance –  feedback@voicesofdefiance.com –  www.voicesofdefiance.com – www.facebook.com/voicesofdefiance –  612-888-ark1 or 612-888-2751.

 

Voices Of Defiance is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com.

 

This podcast was recorded Saturday August 29th, 2015.

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Podcast 43: Trenna Keating (Doc Meh Yewll) Interview

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Trenna Keating has delivered some amazing performances and expressed a great deal of range playing three separate characters in Defiance Season 3. We just had to take time out from our regular schedule to talk to her directly and she graciously agreed to return to Voices Of Defiance. Get some liquorice tea, find a nice spot out in your yard and press play on this episode. We love talking to Trenna and we know you’ll enjoy listening in to get some off-screen Doc Ywell/Crystal/Laura/Clone snark. We really appreciate Trenna taking her time out to talk to us so please tweet her your thanks. We’ll be back soon with our next episode covering the latest edition of Defiance, the penultimate season 3 episode “The Awakening.”

Don’t forget! You can download the awesome Voices Of Defiance custom made Defiance Monopoly style game. Download the game here:
http://voicesofdefiance.com/defiancemonopoly.html

Join Voices Of Defiance next time as the hosts discuss the penultimate Defiance Season 3 twelfth episode The Awakening! We stream live on Sundays at 11:00 AM eastern or 10:00 AM Central at Voicesofdefiance.com/live or gonnageek.com/live. Join our fun chatWING chatroom and interact with us live. Contact us: @VoicesODefinace – feedback@voicesofdefiance.com – www.voicesofdefiance.com – www.facebook.com/voicesofdefiance – 612-888-ark1 or 612-888-2751.

Voices Of Defiance is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com.

This podcast was recorded Saturday August 22nd, 2015


Voices Of Defiance: 42 Of A Demon In My View And Interview With Defiance Effects Specialist Matt Boardman

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We’ve seen some amazing scenes this season in Defiance and our collective hats are tipped to everyone involved. This week we bring in Defiance Effects specialist Matt Boardman (@TopGunMB) to discuss some behind the scenes information on how Defiance is built and we sincerely thank Matt for his time with us as his crew is frantically wrapping up the season. The Voices Of Defiance crew also run down the latest Defiance episode Of A Demon In My View. They wrap up by discussing all the great Voices Of Defiance feedback throughout the week including some great iTunes reviews and interact with our live chatroom found at GonnaGeek.com/Live.

 

Don’t forget! You can download the awesome Voices Of Defiance custom made Defiance Monopoly style game. Download the game here: http://voicesofdefiance.com/defiancemonopoly.html

 

Join Voices Of Defiance next time as the hosts discuss the penultimate Defiance Season 3 twelveth episode The Awakening! The podcast streams live on Sundays at 11:00 AM eastern or 10:00 AM Central at Voicesofdefiance.com/live or gonnageek.com/live. Join the fun chatWING chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @VoicesODefiance –  feedback@voicesofdefiance.com –  www.voicesofdefiance.com – www.facebook.com/voicesofdefiance –  612-888-ark1 or 612-888-2751.

 

Voices Of Defiance is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com.

 

 

 

This podcast was recorded Sunday August 16th, 2015.

Source Article from http://voicesofdefiance.libsyn.com/voices-of-defiance-42-of-a-demon-in-my-view-and-interview-with-defiance-effects-specialist-matt-boardman


Voices Of Defiance: 41 When Twilight Dims The Sky Above And interview With Conrad Coates

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Captivated by our alien overlords and conquerors the Voices Of Defiance podcast hosts welcomes T’evgin himself Mr. Conrad Coates to the podcast! The crew also run down the latest Defiance episode When Twilight Dims The Sky Above. They wrap up by discussing all the great Voices Of Defiance feedback throughout the week including some great iTunes reviews and interact with our live chatroom found at GonnaGeek.com/Live. 

Don’t forget! You can download the awesome Voices Of Defiance custom made Defiance Monopoly style game. Download the game here: http://voicesofdefiance.com/defiancemonopoly.html

 

Join Voices Of Defiance next time as the hosts discuss the Defiance Season 3 eleventh episode Of A Demon In My View! The podcast streams live on Sundays at 11:00 AM eastern or 10:00 AM Central at Voicesofdefiance.com/live or gonnageek.com/live. Join the fun chatWING chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @VoicesODefiance –  feedback@voicesofdefiance.com –  www.voicesofdefiance.com – www.facebook.com/voicesofdefiance –  612-888-ark1 or 612-888-2751.

 

Voices Of Defiance is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com.

 

This podcast was recorded Sunday August 9nd, 2015.

Source Article from http://voicesofdefiance.libsyn.com/voices-of-defiance-41-when-twilight-dims-the-sky-above-and-interview-with-conrad-coates


Musings of a Blerd- Indie Artist Spotlight: Peggy Wolohan von Burkleo

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It’s Wednesday and that means it’s  New Comic Book Day, and there’s a new entry for the Indie Artist Spotlight feature. Today the spotlight shines bright on artist Peggy Wolohan von Burkleo.

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TA: How did you get into comics?

PB: My Father grew up reading Golden Age comics. He would buy me comics when I was little, so I guess I’ve been in to them my whole life. I started out with Caspar, and Wendy, then when I was a little older, got into TinTin and Astrix. When I was 12 or 13 I got into Marvel comics. It was the early 80’s and the stories and art were amazing! My favorites were the X-men! It was just after the Phoenix saga, when Kitty Pryde had joined. I identified with her right away.

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TA: What inspired you to become an artist and when did you begin to draw?

PB:  I’ve been an artist my whole life. Again, my father was my inspiration. He was an amazing artist. I grew up watching him make, and just assumed I could too. I would draw all the time.  When I was little I would draw rainbows, and horses endlessly. Art class was always one of my favorites. When I was 14 I was admitted into the Oakland Arts School, a magnet school. It was kind of like Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, but for artistic kids, instead of mutants. All the subjects were taught through art, in addition classes devoted solely to the study of art. It was the beginning of my formal training.

The Oakland Art School was also where I first began making comics. My best friend Ashanti Gahnia was (and is) an amazing artist, and I would always come up with stories for her original characters. Constantly. To the point of annoying her so much she would tell me to draw my own stories. So when a comic book making class came up, I took it! Kevin Eastman gave a lecture to the class, once. He was alum of the high school. He had finished Cobalt 60, and only just started TMNT, so a lot of the questions were about Cobalt. The thing that stuck with me from that lecture was the importance of good character design.

 

TA: Which tools do you use to create comics and what makes them the “right tools” for you?

PB:  I draw my thumbnails in the margins of the notebook I write the scripts in. I use printer paper to draw the rough layouts on top of a sheet of grid paper on my lightbox. The lightweight computer paper works well with the light box and since it’s only for roughs I don’t need anything heavier.  I use a 0.3 mechanical pencil for all my pencil work, usually with an HB or F lead. I like the precision and control the small lead size gives me and HB & F are darker than the H lead weights but they don’t smudge like the B weights. I scan my roughs on a Canon Pixma MP170 3-in-1 scanner then do the clean pencils, inks and tones with my Wacom Intuos4 in Manga Studio EX4. Manga Studio is by far the best art program for making comics that I’ve come across. Photoshop is better for coloring, I color my covers in it, and Illustrator is better for lettering – it’s the industry standard. I recently purchased Manga Studio EX5 and I’ll begin using it when I start the next chapter. It’s supposed to be as good as Photoshop at coloring and I’m excited to try it out! Manga Studio pricey, but it is often on sale. If anyone is interested in purchasing it, I’d recommend waiting for a sale.

 

TA: What is your art style?

PB:  I have multiple styles and work in many different mediums. I’m the kind of person who walks into an art supply store and thinks, “Toys!”

For Samhain Night, my style is influenced by Manga, Arthur Rackham, Brian Froud, Adam Lee, Wendi Pini, and Jim Fitzpatric, as well as traditional Celtic artwork. All the Celtic designs in Samhain Night are my own original work, as well.

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TA: What inspires you to create comics?

PB:  I make the comics I want to read. I’m full of stories needing to get out! Samhain Night stems from my love of Celtic culture and history. It is full of characters and elements of traditional Celtic myths and folklore and is a way for me to share those things with others.

 

 

 

TA: What do you do when you’re drained and need to recharge creatively?

PB: I listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks and audio drama when I work to keep me motivated, popping out from time to time to chat on social media when I need a break. I twitter under the name @samhainnight if anyone wants to follow me.

When I start to feel burnt out I take a break & go for a walk in the woods or go to the beach and watch the ocean. Getting out and recharging helps. Sometimes, if I’m up against a deadline, though, I’ll tell myself I can stop whenever I want, but if I do, I have to clean house! Then suddenly, like magic, I feel motivated to do more art!

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TA: What advice can you give aspiring artists?

PB:  Take care of your wrists!!!! Working to the point of giving yourself carpal tunnel isn’t a good work ethic! You’ve only got one body and working it to the point of injury is bad management and ultimately self-defeating.  Take mini-breaks every hour or so. Do wrist stretching exercises and back stretching exercises to ease muscle pain. Look into the distance – 15 ft or more for a few minutes to ease eye strain. Your body is the best art tool you’ll ever have. Take good care of it!

Art is inspired by life, so expose yourself to as much art, writing, music, cultures and places as you can!

Draw every day. Really, more than anything this will help.

Never stop pushing beyond your boundaries and never stop learning. The most wonderful thing about art is that there’s always more to learn.

Never, never, never stop believing in yourself. Art is a journey, not a destination, so enjoy the trip.

 

TA: Can you tell us about any of the projects you’re working on?

PB: Nope, sorry! The cool secret comic project I’m developing is secret. And cool.

 

TA: What’s an important lesson that you’ve learned so far from working in comics?

PB: Comics are a marathon, not a sprint.

 

TA: Where can people find your art?

PB: At samhainnight.com and beltain.com

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Musings of a Blerd-Indie Artist Spotlight: Sarah Neila Elkins

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In honor of it being New Comic Book Day, I’m introducing a new feature to my column titled Indie Artist Spotlight which focuses on independent artists who are doing their thing in the comics community who you ought to pay attention to. Today the spotlight shines on artist Sarah “Neila” Elkins.

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Tali Adina: How did you get into comics?

Sarah Elkins: I’ve always loved comics since I was a kid and my older brothers and I would go down to the comic shop. When I was in Middle and Highschool I wanted to become a film director. I used to write movie scripts, staring my friends and I, then draw storyboards for the stories. In Highschool I got to researching the Director’s Guild and found how much the dues were. It broke my heart. I realized I had a lot of fun drawing the storyboards and they were similar to comics. At the time Indy films were new and that thought didn’t cross my mind so I refocused on Comics where I could have full creative control and make things without paying dues to someone else.

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I lucked out getting my first comic Flatting Job (colorist assistant, sort of) because a friend who was in art school passed my name on to a former employer of his. Since then I’ve gotten to work on all sorts of books for so many different people I lost track.

TA: What inspired you to become an artist and when did you begin to draw?

SE: I’ve always drawn. We have old doodles of Horses and Alicorns on our freezer I drew as a kid. I think it was probably just my desire to share the movies in my head that made me want to become an artist.

TA: Which tools do you use to create comics and what makes them the “right tools” for you?

SE: I like to use red pencil, either a Ticonderoga marking pencil or the Color Eno mech pencil my friend Lor got me (that pencils rocks!) Then use a regular cheap 2HB pencil for tighter lines over the red pencil. I’ll either ink by hand Kellwoodpg3Inks2PREVIEWwith whatever is handy, usually some drafting pens or sharpie writing pens, or I’ll ink digitally with Manga Studio EX 5.  I love Manga Studio 5 for coloring too, it has all the photoshop tools and then some, really really nice.

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TA: What is your art style?

SE: I refer to my art style as “Guns” and I’m sticking to my Guns. :P

It’s been called “too manga” and “not manga enough” by the same people so I just refer to it as my Guns.

TA: What inspires you to create comics?

SE: I want to tell stories. I want to entertain people. I want to share my characters and their worlds. I’m a bit of a chronic day dreamer so I’m always, always, always thinking of new stories while working, driving (which can be scary, gotta keep my eyes on the road), or talking with people. Music is really great to get the imagination gears going in overdrive though! Getting paid helps too, without being paid I’d starve. :S

 TA: What do you do when you’re drained and need to  recharge creatively?

SE: I work on something else. I’m really bad about not stopping. I get a bit manic when I’m about to crash and when I crash I become a snail. I really need to play video games more, but I do manage to read at night, which helps. At the moment I’m reading Stephen King and studying how he writes.

TA: What advice can you give aspiring artists?

SE: Stay positive. Keep your eye on the horizon. Keep moving forward. Don’t view others in your field as rivals. We’re all co-workers and friends. Don’t be afraid to contact artists or writers you like, be courteous though. A positive attitude and good contacts go a LONG LONG way.

TA: Can you tell us about any of the projects you’re working on?

SE: I’m flatting for Dan Jackson on a book and also flatting a comic called Hero Cats.

I’m penciling and inking a comic called “Here There Be Monsters” with Amelius http://heretherebemonsters.us/

It’s a tie in to her series Charby the Vampirate and follows a group of Monster Hunters.

I just finished a short comic called “Ride a Cloud” for Devin Leigh Michaels in her last Kickstarter Anthology “Capitalism and Other Stories”RideCloudPg1webLogo

Also just released “Sharkpony and the Glitter Riders” a one shot parody comic I ran an IndieGoGo for last fall http://paragonketch.storenvy.com/collections/160253-all-products/products/6472642-sharkpony-and-the-glitter-riders-1

I’ve also got some prose short stories I’m shopping around to publishers and a couple novels I’m writing on in my ‘spare’ time. My ‘Spare Time’ is usually from about 10pm to 2am.

TA: What’s an important lesson that you’ve learned so far from working in comics?

SE: Never work for free. Network. Network. Network. The more people you know the more likely you are to succeed. People don’t always read the descriptions of what’s in books or who you are.

TA: Where can people find your art?

SE: I have a DA page I need to clean up and post new stuff on but I’m usually too busy working on the above mentioned stuff to remember to do that http://neilak20.deviantart.com/

I’m usually haunting Twitter all day and bothering people https://twitter.com/NeilaK20

I have a couple Tumblr pages I need to post more of my art on instead of just reblogging my friends XD http://neilak20.tumblr.com/

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