R. Alan Brooks

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Monday, 15 October 2018 21:17

Vita Ayala - Wild Wonder Worker

Prolific comics creator Vita Ayala, writer of Wonder WomanThe Wilds, and Batman Beyond, talks with me!

In this episode, I talk with two black men in the geek world (at Wizard World Iowa): Papa Bear, a talented cosplayer and activist, and Dale Campbell, the creator of animated series for children, which he uses to share his faith.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:56

Stranger Comics: Mortals Who Make Legends

I talk with the founders of Stranger ComicsSebastian JonesDarrell May and Joshua Cozine.

We discuss what it takes for them to create a rich fantasy world in their comics, with black characters up front!

I interview the legendary Nichelle Nichols, of Star Trek!

I speak with Marvel Comics artist Alitha Martinez, about her journey from being a child in a Latin family in Florida, to becoming an artist who has drawn some of the most popular characters in comics! We discuss some of her struggles with breaking through the "boy's club" of the 1990s comics industry.

I had a fun conversation with Charisma Carpenter (Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel), for a few moments at this year’s Wizard World Comic Con in Des Moines, IA

Thursday, 26 July 2018 22:24

Lisa Berry: Super AND Natural

I sit down with Supernatural's Lisa Berry, to discuss everything from natural hair to Shakespeare, to what it means if you're black and haven't watched Black Panther yet.

Friday, 29 June 2018 15:40

Brian Azzarello: Straight Shots

Renowned comics writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Wonder Woman, Batman) joins me in a bar, at Phoenix Comic Fest, for a conversation about everything from asshole vegans, to political extremism, to how important it is to be able to write characters who have viewpoints you don't agree with.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 17:25

Arise, People!

I sit down again with the founders of the Arise Music Festival, Paul Bassis and Tierro Lee, to discuss how a music festival can be full of art, meaning and activism.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:00

Arise! Art, Activism and Yoga!

The founders of the Arise Festival, Paul Bassis and Tierro Lee, discuss how art inspires their activism, and how music and yoga work together for a total experience! These guys were a lot of fun to talk to, and I'm sure you'll enjoy this episode as much as I did.

Saturday, 03 June 2017 21:44

Get Your Comics Out To The World!!! Pt. 2

In pt. 2 of this episode, our guests answer questions about how to get your comic book or geek novel out to the world!

So you've finished your comic book or geek novel? Our guests discuss how to get it out the world! WAYNE WINSETT, owner of the Eisner-nominated comic shop, Time Warp Comics and DANI HEDLUND, CEO of Tethered By Letters, a non-profit publisher that focuses on helping young authors get their work published share their secrets with us.

Pt. 2 of the interview with Asian-American comics creators, Lonnie MF Allen, Saro Hang, and Oi Bob Parks.

3 Asian-American comics creators discuss what it’s like to be constantly mistaken for each other, what they hate about Sixteen Candles

We speak with the LaGreca Brothers, Charlie and Jeff, about creating DINK, the Denver Independent Comics Expo!

Part 2 of my interview with Dylan Edwards and Melanie Gillman, discussing some of the adventures and tribuations of being LGBTQ comic book creators!

PART ONE: LGBTQ comics creators Melanie Gillman (Steven Universe, Care Bears & As The Crow Flies) and Dylan Edwards (Politically InQueerect & Transposes)

Recorded the day after the Presidential election, comics creators Kristina BadHand and Gerhard Kaaihue discuss the importance of diversity in comics, both on and off the page.

A few of the other adventures I had while I was in Europe, feat. Justine McKinney

Saturday, 03 December 2016 20:20

MF'er In Berlin: Modern Graphics Comics Shop

Recorded in Berlin: Michael Wiessler, owner of Modern Graphics, one of the most popular comic book stores in Berlin, talks with us.

Thursday, 17 November 2016 21:48

Remember The Children! Comics for Kids

Comics creators Patricia Krmpotich and Andrew Mark discuss how they make comics that entertain, educate and engage children.

Thursday, 03 November 2016 16:47

Mf'er In England- Melksham Comic Con

British comics geeks meet MotherF**ker In A Cape! During his travels through Europe, R. Alan Brooks attended Melksham Comic Con in England!

A lawyer and a publisher discuss comics, contracts with publishing companies, what you should ask for and expect, and all manner of geeky shit!

Cosplayers Michelle Berra, Justine McKinney and Tara Piehl discuss their passion for their craft, what's it's like to be harrassed by inappropriate fans, and what initially got them into cosplay.

Friday, 14 October 2016 14:12

White Guys Who Hate The Man

Comic book creators Jake Fairly (This Is Heavy Metal) and Kevin Caron (Badger, Casting Bones) talk

with R. Alan Brooks and Jordan Froehlich about how they got into comics, how they feel (as white men) about the recent emphasis on diversity in comics, and what they do to participate in it. Don’t tell anyone, but they also briefly discuss their agenda to take down The Man!

Thursday, 14 July 2016 21:19

Black Girl Magic

Junae Benne, owner of The Gaming Dojo and Mackenzi Bell-Nugent, video game addict and professional dancer/choreographer, discuss how they got into video games and geek culture, and how those worlds treat them as Black women. Also, video game characters with realistic Black hair: where they at?

Shanna Katz Kattari (a board certified sexologist and sci-fi/fantasy geek) and Annie Rix, a poet and comic book/sci-fi geek, discuss how having disabilities affects their experiences at comic conventions, representation of disabled comic book characters in geek media and what it means to them that Batgirl is no longer disabled. Plus, what it means to “use up all your spoons”.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 18:57

Sex Work and Comic Books!

Sex worker and comic-book creator, D. Sala, shares how she got into both sex work and comics, what she enjoys about both and how one influences the other. She and R. Alan Brooks also discuss a fine piece of cinema called “Zombie Strippers”.

Artists Morgan Beem and Cachet Whitman discuss being female comic book creators; from what initially made them like comic books to how they became artists themselves. Plus, tips on how not to be the “creepy guy” fan.

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 20:30

Your Web-Comic: Make It Win!

The 1st Mutiny Comics podcast recording!

 

We spoke with Melanie Gillman and Jay Potts, who shared how they built their successful webcomics!