The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators gets unconventional!
Today we’re talking unusual influences, from magazines to music to misreadings and more. And we’re joined a special surprise guest: Nils-Petter Norlin a.k.a. Colonel Panic, artist of the Yamagato webcomic and the YIBR podcast title cards… and an upcoming Super Haters Guest Week in September:
Shawn was influenced by a billboard for one of his upcoming stories. Nils is often influenced by science magazines. Nick tends to be inspired by music — he once plotted an entire mini series to Weezer’s Pinkerton. Shawn is influenced by astronomy. Nils likes to listen to soundtracks — Tron Legacy, for example — while drawing action and podcasts (like the AudioShocker!) while drawing comedy.
Then Dan joins in on the call and he discusses an interesting influence — family. His dad introduced him to the tools of the trade at a young age. Nils says that alternate history has been a big influence on him and Nick agrees. Nick was also inspired by Siegfried & Roy to come up with a concept for an unreleased comic called Abracadabra. Dan was inspired by a Rolling Stone article to write his upcoming secret story. And Nick has been recently influenced by Louis Johnson.
After the end theme, Nils mentions how misreading stuff has influenced him… and everyone agrees! Misreading stuff leads to awesome new ideas.