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