It’s another double-header this week in Episode 326! First up is Stephanie Phillips, writer for Kicking Ice, a terrific story about two young girls and hockey, and Yawaan, a supernatural thriller dealing with possession. She discusses both books in depth, including how they came to be as well as who the characters are. For more about Stephanie and her comics, be sure to go to her website here. Then everything wraps up with my interview with Rafer Roberts, who talks about his upcoming Dark Horse miniseries Modern Fantasy and his webcomic Nightmare the Rat. Rafer tells us about each story,
I love a comic that makes me feel! That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jordan Hart, creator of Doppleganger, an ongoing Alterna Comics miniseries that explores what would happen if a being was able to take your place in society, even convince your wife it was you.
It’s only a few days until Halloween … tomorrow night, in fact! I just returned from a horror-themed convention named Spooky Empire, held in the Orlando area. All this made me think about the role of horror in the comics industry. I have to say … it’s a pretty big one!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – Free Comic Book Day is one of the most creative and successful ways to attract new readers/customers into local comics shops ever conceived. Well, following on the heels of that success is Halloween ComicFest, which hasn’t quite caught on with the same vigor. However, I think it’s time to make this event another great one when it comes to spreading the word about our love for comics!
Archie Comics horror comics are adding a new ongoing series to the lineup with Jughead: The Hunger starting in October.