Sequential Underground #78 – Motivations

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Related Posts:
“ALIEN #1: Mayday” by Huslik and Love & Monsters on Kickstarter

Show Notes:
We kick off the episode with some listener feedback from Huslik. After listening to Sequential Underground he decided to research zine shows in Germany, which led him to last month’s Zinefest Berlin 2013! Huslik shares a short report about his awesome Zinefest experience.

Then we talk about Love & Monsters, a comics and music anthology including work by Shawn and Nick (under his musical pseudonym, Nik Furious). It’s a visual and sonic collaboration featuring crazy creature romance. The project needs your support so please check out our Kickstarter page and become a backer!

After that, we dive into this episode’s topic which comes from Huslik. He asks: What are your motivations to write and draw, and how important do your characters become in the process?

Shawn talks about how he loves his characters but really enjoys torturing them too, as seen in this scene starring Kat from Gello Apocalypse

Nick reflects on his recently-completed script for [working title “The Bible 2”] and how he loved torturing the story’s characters but doesn’t necessarily find that he loves them. We also dig deep and explore our motivations to make comics and tell stories rather than creating art in different mediums.

Also:
We wanna know why YOU create comics — tell us your motivations in the comments or in an email. Plus, we share more sandwich recipes!

6 Responses to “Sequential Underground #78 – Motivations”


  1. 1 Christopher Ness

    Great episode. First off, I’m intrigued to make a veggie cheesesteak sandwich. Second, I’m motivated to do comics to entertain people and to push myself to draw better. I enjoy drawing very much but I’m never happy with my work so I’m always trying to outdo my last drawing.

  2. 2 nick marino

    @Chris: I think being motivated to top your own work is probably the most artistically healthy motivation there is!

  3. 3 smars

    I think a lot of us are in that boat where we just have stories or ideas that pop in our head and we just want to get them out and share them with people in hopes that they will resonate with others. my end goal is to hopefully leave a substantial body of work behind that can be enjoyed for at least a few generations after I’m dead and gone. I always by him on about how surprised homer would be that we still read his works all this time later. I want that. to be remembered for because I entertained people in a way that kept flowing through human history no matter the era,like pond ripples. it just keeps going, occasionally inspiring someone else and creating new ripples and stuff.
    :3

    in think it takes both types of creators, those who are compelled to create a work differently than what they’ve seen and those who are inspired in the opposite way.

    yah grant morrison gets into the world of comicsmbeing another dimension in a couple of his books. so weird, I just started reading the filth this past weekend.

    hand lettering? bold choice. I don’t know if I’ve seen your hand writing, but I can appreciate hand done lettering and SFX. I always wanted to go out and get samples of interesting hand writing and turn it into fonts.

  4. AudioShocker Shoutouts!

    Nik Furious instrumental music


  5. 4 nick marino

    @Smars: Well no worries man!!! You’ve already made a crazy substantial body of work so that base is covered! hahaha

    I’m interested to hear what you think about The Filth. When I first read it in 2005, I loved it. When I re-read it in 2012, I didn’t like it at all! I know it was me that changed but I also think that the book didn’t age that well.

    uggggh hand lettering. my natural handwriting is basically already comic book lettering. but i suck at balloons and that stuff.

  6. 5 HUSLIK

    Hey Guys,

    thanks for linking me under the podcast! I’m quite happy about the turnout of my request – and how deep you went into your motivations and what your characters mean to you! It was a very interesting episode to listen to.

    I played with the thought to make an english version of my Zine-Comic “Alien”, but decided It was hardly worth the work for a shortstory I put that little effort in, writing it. =D

    Instead I decided to do my webcomic “nexus” in english – the first page is uploaded – with updates soon to come:
    http://nexus-comic.tumblr.com/

    p.s.: quite good job on the pronounciation of my name – but the first syllable is spoken as in [who] (but with a short vowel) – so: Who-slik ;-)

  7. 6 nick marino

    The new webcomic looks fantastic!!!!!

    Thanks so much for your contributions to this episode. Learning about the zine show and answering your question was a ton of fun.

    For the record, one day I’m going to use an online translation tool and read Alien in English ;)

  8. AudioShocker Shoutouts!

    Dinogeddon webcomics


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