Chris “Nasty” Naes is back in the house as he joins Jordan and Tim in a brainstorming game to combine the familiar and strange to combat the illusion of writer’s (or artist’s) block.
It’s a case study in world building in a galaxy far, far away. Chris Naes joins Jordan and Tim again as they discuss when telling too much backstory can be detrimental to your main story.
“They have Podcasting on Malastare. Very fast, very dangerous.” – Not Qui-Gon Jinn
Jordan and Tim are joined by friend of the show and Walking Dead fan, Chris Naes, drummer for the band Thorhammer. The three discuss the popularity of the zombie apocalypse universe both in comics and in television.
Jordan and Tim discuss the trials of problem solving, and how not having your protagonist being too proficient a problem solver creates a more engaging story.
The word of the day is “momentum.” Jordan and Tim discuss how they lost theirs, resulting in some missed blog posts and podcasts, and what you can learn from them to avoid this in your own life.
Fresh off of the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con weekend, Tim and Jordan discuss the experience of their second ever convention to promote their graphic novel, Hafu.
Recorded at the Maison Taylor, Jordan flies solo on this as he discuss the concept of writing for children, before interviewing his own children, Heidi and Conan. This episode is sponsored by www.audibletrial.com/showmecomics.
Jordan and Tim discuss their upcoming convention season, and recap experiences from last year. They highlight things they diid well as well as things they should improve on from a previous episode, to help creators plan on selling their own works at comic conventions.
Special Guest: Max Tsimerman
In this edition of the Analyzing a Great Work series, the gang find themselves in a dark studio with no power and only the warm glow of a candle to see the pages of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel, Maus.
Check out Max’s work at http://maximuspoetryart.weebly.com/