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Sequential Underground #85 - Go F*ck Yourself

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Show Notes:

It's the final episode of Sequential Underground on the AudioShocker! We kick things off with some regional Culinary Underground conversation, discussing the food offerings on S Craig St in Pittsburgh, PA (where Shawn just started a new job).

Nick is pitching "The Graphic Novel Formerly Knows As The Bible 2" to publishers and we recount some of our failed pitches from the past. Among those is Shawn and Nick's failed animation pitch for Li'l Bastards, which was rejected by Frederator Studios for being too much too soon after the Sandy Hook shootings.

Shawn also shares the finished version of his Gello Apocalypse / Star Wars mashup! Last week, he posted the inks for this piece on the Gello blog.

Speaking of last week, HaterMania body slammed the internet with its muscly goodness! Shawn and Nick recount the long and winding journey of their Super Haters collaboration, discussing the prolonged creation process from start to finish.

So what's next for Sequential Underground? We dunno! Shawn might continue it on another website or this episode might be THE END. Either way, you can always access all of our past episodes on the Sequential Underground archives page.

Confused about why Sequential Underground is wrapping up? Check out this podcast from last week and then come back to AudioShocker.com this Wednesday, February 26th for a special announcement about the future of our podcasts!

Sequential Underground #84 - Am I An Artist?

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Guest:
Devon Purkiss

Show Notes:

Devon, creator of The Cowboy and the Goliath, inspired this episode's topic with his recent deviantART journal where he asked: Am I an artist or do I just 'like' art?

Shawn and Nick help Devon explore his existential question, pondering the implications of influences, artistic movements, work habits, and the process of transitioning from a comics fan to a comics creator.

Also, don't miss Shawn and Nick's new collaboration (a six-page Super Haters story) starting next Monday, Feb 17! It's called HaterMania. Here's a trailer for it.

Sequential Underground #83 - Comedy vs. Tragedy

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Guest:
Brian John Mitchell

Show Notes:
Brian asks: "What comes easier to you... writing comedy or writing tragedy?"

Shawn finds writing comedy much easier. He can improvise the jokes in his comics while he's drawing the story, but he needs to plan his drama out ahead of time.

Nick is also drawn to comedy. He has to make conscious decisions to include serious moments in his stories whereas writing comedy just flows naturally.

But Brian defaults to tragedy instead of comedy. For him, writing a serious script takes only a fraction of the time that it takes to write a funny one.

So... what about you?

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Sequential Underground #82 - Establishing a New Collaboration

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Show Notes:
We start off the episode with some Culinary Underground conversation, including fantastic sandwich recipes and preparation suggestions by Rare Earth Comics, Angela Capel, and Bernie Crowsheet.

Then we bring on the main course: a conversation about establishing a new comics collaboration. Shawn recently wrapped work on a new Thundergirl story featuring a collaboration with Harold Cupec. He enjoyed the experience and now he's hungry for more artistic collaborators. But he's almost always drawn his own stories, so it's a challenge for him to find other artists who'd like to tell stories with him.

Nick and Shawn talk about how they met and began collaborating on Time Log, which resulted in a great experience and fantastic friendship. That sends Nick on a rant about why new comics writers should focus on making artistic friends and drawing their own comics before trying to find unpaid collaborators to draw their stories.

And after the end theme, we switch back to Culinary Underground and give the 2013 YOU DON'T SUCK Award for Best Condiment to Some Dude's Fry Sauce.

Next Episode:
Brian John Mitchell joins us to answer the question: "What comes easier... writing drama or writing comedy?"

Sequential Underground #81 - Taking Part

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Related Posts:
Kickstarter campaigns for the Love & Monsters Anthology, Memory Anthology, and Artist Button & Magnet Sets.

Show Notes:

With Kickstarter now an accepted part of promoting and publishing indie comics, it's become common for cartoonists to take part in communal crowdfunding campaigns for anthologies and other group projects.

On this podcast, we discuss our experiences as participants in group campaigns that were run by someone else. We also have a call-in from a manager of community Kickstarter campaigns, Brian John Mitchell. He's a cartoonist and self-publisher who's run multiple campaigns featuring the work of many different artists.

Along with detailing our personal experiences, we also share our tips for navigating the ups and downs of crowdfunding for a group project, including our opinions on promotion and social media outreach.