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The pop culture podcast hosted by Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier delivering wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives from the worlds of music, pro wrestling, comic books, and who knows where else! If it's a good story, I want to help tell! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
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On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guests for this episode are comic book artist/illustrator Lisa Sterle and writer Matthew Erman. This husband and wife duo are co-creators of the series Long Lost, which has been optioned by writer Jenny Klein for development into a TV show. Sterle also is the co-creator of the comic series Submerged with writer Vita Ayala along with developing The Modern Witch Tarot Deck, a modern interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck. Sterle's beautiful illustrations have been used for companies like Vault Comics, IDW, BOOM! Studios, and many others. Currently, Erman is working on an original graphic novel coming out in 2020 called Bonding with artist Emily Pearson, coming out through Vault Comics’ YA Imprint, Myriad. Also coming later this year via IDW is the Care Bears: Unlock the Magic series written by Erman along with writer Nadia Shammas with art by Agnes Garbowska.During our chat, we talked about the creation of Long Lost and the opportunities it created for them both, their goals on projects, Submerged, their upcoming projects, how they both deal with being a married couple that are both comic creators, the facets of collaboration, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Sterle chose cartoonist and comics editor Christina ‘Steenz’ Stewart. Erman chose comic book artist Emily Pearson and comic book writer Nadia Shammas.Follow Lisa Sterle:Web: lisasterle.comTwitter: twitter.com/lisa_sterleInstagram: instagram.com/lisasterleFollow Matthew Erman:Web: matthewerman.comTwitter: twitter.com/MatthewErmanFacebook: facebook.com/longlostcomicFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guest for this episode is Canadian comic book artist/illustrator and self proclaimed "Bisexual Comics Cat Mom™", Jenn St-Onge. St-Onge is known for her work on series like Dynamite's Nancy Drew, IDW's Jem & The Misfits, and Image's Bingo Love, along with a selection of cover work for various comic book companies.During our chat, we talked about the projects she's worked on recently, where she found her artistic inspiration, striking out on her own to do freelance work, her mentors, the different facets of collaboration, the horror genre, and much more.Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. St-Onge chose comic writers Kelly Thompson and Magdalene Visaggio, and her brother Jeff St-Onge. Follow Jenn St-Onge:Web: jennstonge.caInstagram: instagram.com/princess_jem4Twitter: twitter.com/princess_jem4Patreon: patreon.com/princess_jem4FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guest for this episode is Justine Jones, lead vocalist for the U.K. post-hardcore band Employed To Serve, who released their latest album Eternal Forward Motion earlier this year via Spinefarm Records. Jones is also the label manager for Holy Roar Records along with a contributor to Kerrang Magazine.During our chat, we talked about the new album Eternal Forward Motion and their new found confidence in making this record, growing into adulthood in a band, how the band formed, their musical influences, her upbringing, the topics the band likes to tackle, their process in writing an album, working with Spinefarm Records, and so much more!Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Jones chose Venom Prison vocalist Larissa Stupar.Purchase/Stream Eternal Forward Motion: employedtoserve.lnk.to/EternalForwardMotionFollow Employed To Serve:Web: employedtoserve.comInstagram: instagram.com/employedtoserveFacebook: facebook.com/employedtoserveTwitter: twitter.com/employedtoserveFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guests for this episode are Alethea Van Holland and Jaxon Joubert, creators of the comic series Bad Luck, published by Inbeon Studios. Bad Luck is a dark comedy/supernatural series set in an alternate 1950's America, witches, demons, and magic are real. Oliver, a bitter incubus is accidentally summoned by Ava, a very forgetful witch, as her familiar. Together, they must explore the far reaches of the world to obtain rare components to complete the ritual that would break their bond, setting Oliver free. However, their adventure doesn't come without a price. A group known as Harvesters are hunting witches like Ava down, and their leader seems to have taken an interest in the pair. Oliver and Ava must learn to work together while avoiding the Harvesters at all costs to see their journey through to the end.During our chat, we talk about the Bad Luck comic series and we dissect the inspirations behind the characters, how they both became comic creators, how they work together, their styles, Sailor Moon, and so much more.Follow Bad Luck:Web: badluckcomic.comFacebook: facebook.com/officialbadluckcomicInstagram: instagram.com/badluckcomicTwitter: twitter.com/BadLuckComicFollow Alethea Van Holland:Web: aletheavanholland.weebly.comFacebook: facebook.com/artofaletheaInstagram: instagram.com/artofaletheaFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.This episode features the spotlight panel that your Fresh is the Word host Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier moderated at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019 (TCAF 2019) with Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee about their book Death Threat, released via Arsenal Pulp Press. Vivek Shraya is an artist living in Calgary, Alberta whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film and Ness Lee is an illustrator/artist based in Toronto and her work explores the sensitivity of emotional expression using wide range of mediums and surfaces such as ceramics, drawing, painting, mixed media sculpture and murals.During the panel, we talked about why they did the book based on the transphobic hate mail that Vivek began receiving in 2017 and what they hope people get out of it, why they did the book in that particular style, horror and humor, using comics to tell this story, how the book fits in with Vivek’s work in other media, social responsibility when you are part of a marginalized group, the roles of allies, getting “trapped” in your brand/identity and the struggle to break out of it. More Info/Purchase: Death ThreatFollow Vivek Shraya:Web: vivekshraya.comTwitter: twitter.com/vivekshrayaInstagram: instagram.com/vivekshrayaFacebook: facebook.com/vivekshrayaBandcamp: vivekshraya.bandcamp.comSoundcloud: soundcloud.com/vivekshrayaFollow Ness Lee:Web: nesslee.comTwitter: twitter.com/nessnessleeInstagram: instagram.com/nessleeeFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORWeb: www.20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guest for this episode is Nikki Misery, guitarist of the metal band New Years Day, who dropped their latest album Unbreakable earlier this year. New Years Day is currently on their own headlining tour and will be on select dates of Godsmack's USA tour in July and Halestorm's European tour in November. During our chat, we talked about the making of the new album, the theatrics of the band, their connection to their fans, his upbringing in music, how he met Ash Costello and joining New Years Day, the lessons learned bing in this band, much more!Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Nikki Misery chose Joe Letz, former drummer of the band Combichrist, who parted ways with the band earlier this year. Stream/Purchase Unbreakable: red.lnk.to/UnbreakableFollow New Years Day:Web: nydrock.comFacebook: facebook.com/nydrockTwitter: twitter.com/NYDrockInstagram: instagram.com/nydrockFollow Nikki Misery:Facebook: facebook.com/nikkimiseryTwitter: twitter.com/nikkimiseryInstagram: instagram.com/nikkimiseryFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guest for this episode is Houston rap rock artist Hyro The Hero, who released his sophomore album, Flagged Channel, late last year via SONY/Red Music. Hyro The Hero is scheduled to be on the on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival summer tour alongside The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, and Sum 41. More information and ticket links can be found at rockstardisrupt.com.During our conversation, we talked his musical influences, mixing of musical genres, working with famed producer Ross Robinson on his debut album Birth, School, Work, Death, and much more!Purchase/Stream Flagged Channel: red.lnk.to/FlaggedChannelASWin Tickets to Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival: found.ee/DisruptContestFollow Hyro The Hero:Web: hyrothehero.comInstagram: instagram.com/hyrotheheroTwitter: twitter.com/hyrotheheroSoundcloud: soundcloud.com/hyrotheheroFacebook: facebook.com/hyrotheheroYouTube: youtube.com/hyrotheheroFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guest for this episode is Detroit hip-hop artist Chris Orrick, who just released his newest album, Out To Sea, recently via Mello Music Group. Orrick already has a vast discography of music that touches on his own personal experiences and his views on the world going on these days. During our conversation, we talked about the new album, his creative freedom, making music while not expecting stardom, and much more.Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Orrick chose the American folk punk band AJJ.Purchase/Stream Out To Sea: smarturl.it/outtoseammgFollow Chris Orrick:Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisOrrickRapsTwitter: twitter.com/chrisorrickrapsInstagram: instagram.com/chrisorrickrapsBandcamp: chrisorrickraps.bandcamp.comFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guest for this episode is Stephen Brower, who is currently playing the role of "Dmitry" on the touring production of Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical. The musical is described as: "This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family."During our chat, we talked about how he ended up getting the role in Anastasia, the auditioning process, staying healthy on the road, his upbringing in theater and how it molded his life, and about what makes Anastasia a special story. Anastasia will make its Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre (more info: broadwayindetroit.com) starting Tuesday, June 11th through Sunday, June 23th, before upcoming tours in Grand Rapids, MI (6/25-6/30), Milwaukee, WI (7/23-7/28), and Madison, WI (7/30-8/04). For more information on purchasing tickets and the additional cities on the tour, go to anastasiathemusical.com/tour. Follow Stephen Brower:Web: stephenbroweronline.comFacebook: facebook.com/sdbrower123Instagram: instagram.com/stephenbrowerTwitter: twitter.com/stephenbrowerFollow Anastasia:Web: anastasiathemusical.comFacebook: facebook.com/AnastasiaBwayTwitter: twitter.com/anastasiabwayInstagram: instagram.com/anastasiabwayYouTube: youtube.com/c/AnastasiaTheMusicalFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORWeb: www.20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.The guest for this episode is Reb Beach, the original and present guitarist for the rock band Winger and guitarist since 2002 in Whitesnake. Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, Whitesnake recently released with their latest studio album, Flesh & Blood.During our chat, we talked about the new album, working with David Coverdale, the role Reb Beach plays in Whitesnake, having such a storied career in two bands like Winger and Whitesnake, his childhood, his early years in the music industry as a session musician, and how the music of Winger and Whitesnake have been able to stay alive after all these years. PURCHASE Flesh & Blood: radi.al/FleshAndBloodFollow Reb Beach:Web: rebbeach.comFacebook: facebook.com/RebBeachTwitter: twitter.com/RealRebBeachInstagram: instagram.com/rebbeachofficialFollow Whitesnake:Web: whitesnake.comInstagram: instagram.com/whitesnake/Facebook: facebook.com/Whitesnake.officialTwitter: twitter.com/WhitesnakeTwitter: twitter.com/davidcoverdaleFRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshisthewordTHEME MUSICCourtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.SPONSORFounded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support
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