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Sequential Underground #67 - Keep It Fresh

Sequential Underground

After Shawn Atkins recaps his experience at last weekend's Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival, he talks to Nick Marino about keeping long ongoing comics fresh and exciting for himself as creator.

Gello ApocalypseShawn keeps it fresh by staying flexible and experimenting with the medium.

For years, Shawn has told the story of Kat and Pryor in Gello Apocalypse. He's kept things fresh by letting the art and storytelling of the comic grow along with him, going from short black and white stories to long multi-part tales in color. Plus, he likes to have fun and experiment, trying out new sequential tricks.

Super HatersNick couldn't keep it fresh! He got burned out by the format of his webcomic.

Nick Marino, on the other hand, couldn't maintain his mojo on Super Haters. While the webcomic lives on as sporadic short stories, the long-term narrative became a drag. Nick got tired of the daily grind and the comics's constrictive format.

Explorers of the UnknownShawn kept the punch in his comics by finding a collaborator.

But burnout doesn't have to happen to you! When Shawn needed a kick in the pants on Explorers of the Unknown, he invited his friend Seth Fronzoli to join him as a co-plotter and scripter. He maintains his excitement by asking his collaborator to surprise him with the scripts.

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #21 - Unchained

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast

A double dose of Jared Catherine continues from yesterday's Gello Shots podcast!

Jared joins Nick Marino to share the behind-the-scene goods about their Super Haters webcomics collaboration, Mr. Magnifico Unchained!

Open the image in a new tab to read Jared's naughty refrigerator poetry.

Jared chats about the difference between his more detailed writing style (as seen in Incrediman Comix) versus Nick's super-succinct style used in the script for this story. That conversation evolves into a discussion about Jared's artistic process and how his colored pages ended up being black and white in the final version.

Jared and Nick also dish about some of the hidden jokes in their tale that you can only see by reading a hi-res version (like the one here on deviantART). And Nick shares about his favorite step in the process of creating a Super Haters story -- tweaking the character dialogue to be tighter and funnier once the art is complete.

Don't forget to listen to Jared on Nick's favorite podcast, Comic Book Pitt.

UPDATE: Jared's posted all of his process art for this story, from character sketches all the way to the colors (that eventually became gray tones!).

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #20 - Manga Haters

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast

Comics creator Brandon Williams teams up with Nick Marino to talk about music, digital art, manga, anime, Tokyo, and more... including their Super Haters webcomics collaboration, "Manga Haters" (a.k.a. Brandon Williams Guest Week)!

Brandon went all-out with his character designs for the Manga Haters.

Brandon shares about his background as a musician and how it's informed the story of his ongoing series, Dedford Tales. Then Nick and Brandon talk about the genesis of their Haters collaboration, which leads Brandon to reveal that this five-page superhero story is the first time he's gone completely digital with his drawing process.

Brandon used his own photo reference to create the Manga Haters's Tokyo.

Brandon also discusses his visit to Tokyo and the how it yielded fantastic photo ref for the fight scenes in the Manga Haters story. Plus, Brandon gushes about his favorite tips and tricks for using PhotoShop and Manga Studio for comic art!

Last but not least, Brandon is now open for commissions!! Check out his commissions ad on deviantART to get the skinny on his awesome offer.

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #19 - Work is Hell

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast

E.D. from Peculiar Comics joins Nick Marino to discuss their recent Super Haters collaboration, "When Ya Comin' Back, Kid Raptor?" (a.k.a. E.D. Guest Week).

The story features Kid Raptor, a new sidekick hired by the Super Haters. And, of course, Mind's Eye and Destruct-O-Tron are making his life a living fucking hell!!

That's why we asked you for YOUR work horror stories to share on this episode... and you delivered!! The middle of this podcast is a magnificent collection of employment nightmares, from rotten fish to professional indiscretions to pervert bosses.

Finally, after the end theme, E.D. and I discuss our artistic process. E.D. explains how he goes from light pencils to lush vector art, and we both reminisce about our favorite moments from our five-page webcomics collabo.

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #18 - Baby Poop

Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast

Nick Marino talks about Baby Blues, the recently completed Super Haters story arc about Annabelle, the child of Destruct-O-Tron and Mind's Eye.

The tale introduces Destruct-O-Belle, the grizzled 58-year-old post-apocalyptic version of Annabelle.

And you can learn how to create your own time-traveling anti-hero here!

Finally, come hang with Nick at the 2012 New York Comic Con! You can find the Super Haters at the AudioShocker table in the Podcast Arena in Artist Alley on the far right side of the Show Floor at Booth 3354.