Tag Archive for 'Super Haters'

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 #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?

Sequential Underground #80 - Stripped Down

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Show Notes:
Shawn recently assisted cartoonist Rick Stromoski, creator of Soup to Nutz, at the Steel City Con and that got him thinking about comic strips. See, Shawn's comics foundation is in creating comic books. Here's some of his early Gello Apocalypse work:

But Nick's foundation is in comic strips. Most of his early comics were three, four, or six panel gags. Here's one of the comic strips he did for his college newspaper:

In this episode, we share our experiences with comic strips. We discuss the differences in writing, drawing, pacing, and distributing comic strips vs. comic books (or whatever you wanna call comics made up of pages!).

Shawn and Nick have even collaborated on comics strips in the past. Shawn wrote and Nick arted a seven-part series of Super Haters comic strips in 2011:

We'd love to hear your experiences creating comic strips, so make sure to comment with your thoughts on the comic strip creation process and we'll read your comments on the next episode.

And finally, after the end theme... more Culinary Underground!

And...
At the time of this recording, the Love & Monsters Kickstarter campaign (featuring comics by Shawn and music by Nick) hadn't been funded. But in the past 24 hours, thanks to the generosity and support of our listeners and friends, the project has reach it's funding goal. THANKS!

Click here to visit the AudioShocker Store!

Sequential Underground #76 - Titles and Logos

Sequential Underground

Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino share their experiences creating titles and logos for their webcomics and self-published comic books.

Before we dive into things, Nick talks about some recent emails he received promoting comics Kickstarter campaigns. He shares honest opinions about Avalon's Destruction: Prologue, Sons of Fate (Origins), and an upcoming project by Red Rage Comics. Plus, Shawn and Nick tease their own upcoming Kickstarter campaign!


Then it's time for titles and logos talk! We cover Shawn's Gello Apocalypse, Thundergirl, and Explorers of the Unknown (plus the new EotU design).

And Nick talks about the development of titles and logos for Time Log, Super Haters, Zombie Palin, and Stick Cats.


We also share our own personal tips for creating an original title and an attractive logo that you can use over and over again.

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #22 - Sheepish

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast

Illustrator and sketch card artist Angela Capel joins Nick Marino to discuss their new Super Haters collaboration, Sheep Haters.

Hmmmmmmmm something tells me this isn't gonna go well...

Destruct-O-Tron goads Mind's Eye into using magic on their crying baby, resulting in an irreversible 24-year spell that turns Annabelle into a lamb.

Didn't you hear what I just said, D-Tron?!?!? It's irreversible!

Angela and Nick discuss the creative process behind the story and answer some fantastic questions from cartoonist Jared Catherine.

We watch Annabelle as she grows from a lamb into a sheep.

From plotting to scripting to penciling to inking to coloring, the entire artistic journey is covered in this 'cast.

And we witness the magical day when she's about to return to human form.

PLUS: Nick's GIF overload and Angela's illustrative passion for ovis aries.