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Era Of Geek

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Hear people share their passions and geek out about their favourite stories. The word ‘geek’ comes with a stereotype, let’s look beyond that and hear from the real people.
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Whilst we may not have any of our own episodes coming out, some of our friends are producing amazing content. So please listen to this wonderful episode from Tony Farina, then subscribe to Comics in Motion!This week on the ADHD cast, Tony is joined by Nerdcore rappers MC Lars and Schaffer the Darklord to discuss their new Disney inspired album 999.The album is dope. The rhymes are tight. The three of them had a glorious night…talking.Check out MC Lars previous appearance on Indie Comics SpotlightWatch Schaffer channel MCA. Try not to cry.Is Schaffer in a David Lynch movie? Maybe.Is Space Game the best Lars song? Yes. 
In this episode, we hear from cartoonist, writer and do-er of many things, Zach Weinersmith.Zach gives us an insight into his latest creation, Bea Wolf, a graphic novel retelling of Beowulf. Zach shares some of the thought processes behind the project and how it came into creation.We explore the ideas behind some of his other works, including a sneak peek at an upcoming project.And as is traditional, we take a look back into his past, where do his geek culture roots lay and how did he become the successful cartoonist we know him as today.Bea Wolf is available now! You're guaranteed to enjoy it!Find out where to get it at http://beawolfbook.com/Find more from Zach on his Twitter https://twitter.com/ZachWeinerAnd of course at his ongoing webcomic, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal https://www.smbc-comics.com/You can support him on his Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ZachWeinersmithAnd don't forget to look out for all his other books, including his work with his partner Kelly WeinersmithContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeekCreators & Guests 'Superdummy' Paul - Host Zach Weinersmith - Guest
In this episode, we hear from writer and artist James Kochalka.James shares how he started on his own comic reading journey, through to becoming the artist and creator we know him as.A prolific creator and entertainer of all, James has had wonderful success that allows him to stretch his creative muscles. We hear how it al happened, leading up to his latest book, Glork Patrol book three: Glork Patrol and the Magic Robot, available now!https://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/glork-patrol-book-3-glork-patrol-and-the-magic-robot/1091Find James on social media:https://twitter.com/the_kochalkahttps://www.instagram.com/kochalka/https://kochalka.bandcamp.com/And check out his game!http://glorkianwarrior.com/Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeekCreators & Guests 'Superdummy' Paul - Host James Kochalka - Guest
In this episode, we hear from writer and artist Norman Shurtliff.Norman shares his creative journey, from early explorations into geek culture and art through to his current success.We discuss his latest book, Skull Cat and the Curious Castle, available now.https://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/skull-cat-book-one-skull-cat-and-the-curious-castle/1089Norman shares with us his influences, ideals and passions as we explore why the book is so good and definitely worth buying!Find Norman on social media:https://www.facebook.com/squidmantis/https://twitter.com/SquidMantis https://www.instagram.com/squidmantis/and his website:http://normanshurtliff.com/Find out more about the book at https://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/skull-cat-book-one-skull-cat-and-the-curious-castle/1089 Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeekCreators & Guests 'Superdummy' Paul - Host Norman Shurtliff - Guest
In this episode, we hear from the amazing creative duo Rich Douek and Alex Cormack.They both share their journey, from early influences and where they first started to geek out about things, to how they got started creating their own content.We pick up their journey working with Comix Tribe ( https://www.comixtribe.com/ ) and heading towards their first collaboration, Road of Bones ( https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/45432184 ) a horror book which immediately received critical acclaim. They then wasted no time in bringing about their next book which gained similar success, Sea of Sorrows ( https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/56929592 ). Now our eager waiting has come to an end as the first issue of their next project, Breath of Shadows ( https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75505993 ) has hit the shelves.Join us as we learn more about their process and influences, as well as gaining a sneak peek behind the scenes as to how two amazing creators work so well together. Their work compliments each other so well, it's hard to believe it all happened by chance.Have a listen and pick up your copy now!Find more from Rich:Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdouekInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rdouek/& his website: http://www.rdouek.com/Find more from Alex:Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexCormack4Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexcormack& his website: https://sites.google.com/view/alex-cormack-illustratorContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeekCreators & Guests 'Superdummy' Paul - Host Rich Douek - Guest Alex Cormack - Guest
In this episode, we hear from podcaster, writer and actress, Tonya Todd.Tonya shares with us her love of storytelling in all its many forms. Whether it's anime, comic books, the written word, theatre, movies or music.We explore some of the interconnecting links between them and how they speak to her. As we explore how Tonya has grown her career through hard work, we also look at the connections to her passions and interests. It sometimes brings frustrations, but how does she keep the love alive?Find more from Tonya at their website http://www.mstonyatodd.com/and social mediahttps://www.facebook.com/tonya.todd.9440/https://twitter.com/MsTonyaToddhttps://www.instagram.com/mstonyatodd/And find her podcast '52 Love' available on your favourite podcast catchers or at https://www.youtube.com/c/The52LovePodcastIf you find yourself in the Atlanta area on May 5th 2023, Tonya is teaching at the Atlanta Writers Conference, details and registration at https://atlantawritersconference.com/registration/Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us at https://podchaser.com/eraofgeekCreators & Guests 'Superdummy' Paul - Host Tonya Todd - Guest
It's the 50th episode! To celebrate, Mike Burton of Genuine Chit Chat has turned the tables and interviewed me, Superdummy Paul.We talk about this, and my other podcasts, how I started them and where the ideas came from. We also discuss some of my own geeky journey, and how I bounced between different interests and hobbies through life.And as it's Mike and I, we just have a general chat and go off on many different tangents!Find Mike's website at https://genuinechitchat.wordpress.com/Search for his podcast, 'Genuine Chit Chat' on your podcasting app of choiceAnd speak to him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GenuineChitChatContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from Glyn Davies, shoulder rubber of the stars.We talk about his love of films, where it all started and why they mean so much to him. It has led to various other hobbies, including collecting memorabilia, autographs and other collectables over the years. He shares with us how he's phased in and out of different hobbies and collections as life has had its natural peaks and troughs.Glyn also shared with us how he's met so many stars and has in fact built friendships with some of his idols and stars of the silver screen. As someone who has volunteered at multiple cons and been to many events, it's no surprise Glyn has spotted many celebrities, but as we learn, it goes much further than you would expect!You can find Glyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realGlynDaviesContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from Hip Hop artist, MC Evol.We talk about her debut album, 'Lit Hop Lessons', how the process has gone for her and how the album was born. She reflects on her journey through music, from someone who enjoys writing and listening to music, to being someone who combines the two and develops a passion for writing Hip Hop and bringing her ideas and thoughts to life.We talk a bit about her process of learning to be a musician, with help from Slam Academy https://slamacademy.com/ and Lip Hop Academy from MC Lars https://mclars.com/lithopacademyShe shares what it was like to take a jump into such a large investment in herself and the highs and lows along the way to making her dream a reality.Find more from MC Evol at her website: https://www.mcevolnation.com/ or social media: https://twitter.com/mcevolnationFind 'Lit Hop Lessons':Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5avWLgsljSKVCg9ix73cO9Bandcamp: https://mcevol.bandcamp.com/musicApple: https://music.apple.com/us/album/lit-hop-lessons/1648551145?uo=4And find more about the inspiration behind each track at https://www.mcevolnation.com/lit-hop-lessonsContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
Black Adam for dummies

Black Adam for dummies

2022-10-2130:29

Something a little different today. I'm proud to bring you an episode from the new show 'A Dummies Guide to Geekdom' which will bring you quick refresher lessons on everything from geek culture.To celebrate the release of the New film, 'Black Adam' Spider-Dan joins us to prepare everyone and answer the question 'who is Black Adam?'First appearing in 1945 as a creation of Otto Binder and C.C. Beck for Fawcett comics, today's character took a slightly strange route to be the star of a DC movie. Dan gives us an insight into his creation, background and the changes he's had along the way. We also get the crystal ball out as Dan looks at what we may be looking to expect from a movie franchise.Whether you're going to watch the film or just want to know what people are talking about, this is the episode for you.Find more from Dan at his website: https://www.spiderdanandthesecretbores.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dan_boresAnd listen to his podcast: https://podfollow.com/spider-dan-and-the-secret-bores/viewFind more from the show, including how you can send in suggestions and questions, at:https://superdummy.co.uk/geekguide
Cowboy Coder's debut album, 'Code Rage' is available now!Find store links here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cowboycoder/code-rage-2Find his Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/cowboy-coderFind his Twitter here: https://twitter.com/CowboyCodertxFind more from the pop guerillas:https://anchor.fm/the-pop-guerrillas/https://twitter.com/PopGuerrillas
In this episode, we hear from podcaster and comic creator, Gabe Cheng.Gabe shares with us some of his loves in the geek culture world, including Futurama, Batman and Monty Python. He goes through his history with geek culture and shares how he is able to keep a hold of his loves. How he is able to look past the flaws and small details that don't directly speak to him and see the deeper value of the media.We also learn how Gabe got involved in making comics and how, from a background of writing screenplays, he took the dive and decided to create his own product. We also learn a bit more about his Kickstarter process, some of the hurdles he's had to climb and the lessons he's learnt.We then have a chat about his latest project, 'Crashlands' a new comic book currently in the Kickstarter stage (ending October 20th 2022) about an alien who has crashlanded on Earth after misjudging a shortcut.The Kickstarter has reached its target and Gabe has started releasing stretch goals and extra content, so don't miss out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gabechengcomics/crashlands-a-one-shot-science-fiction-comedy Find more from Gabe at his website: http://gabechengcomics.com/And social media: https://www.instagram.com/gabechengcomics/ https://twitter.com/gabechengcomicsDon't forget to subscribe to his podcast 'Another Lousy Millennium' in preparation for the new series of Futurama: https://www.almpod.com/Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from writer, poet and owner of a super soothing voice, Ada McCartney.Ada shares with us the variety of things she likes to geek out about and the journey she took with them. Wether its her love of books and writing her love of music, or her interest in the environment we all surround ourselves in. Ada brings a sense of discovery and open-mindedness to her life that helps her try new things and explore a variety of subjects.We learn how she manages so many different directions of travel, and how she learnt to follow her heart and explore the things that are right for her at the time. If you'd like to contact Ada you can find her on social media:https://twitter.com/aa_mccartneyhttps://www.instagram.com/aa_mccartney/And find out more about her work on her website:https://aamccartney.com/Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofge 
In this episode, we hear from podcaster, comic creator and very nice person, Kyle Stück.We kick off straight away with learning more about Kyle's podcasts, 'Humming Fools' and 'The Night Shift', what they are and why he decided to start them. Kyle shares his current feelings about geek culture, his struggles with keeping up with comic books and superhero movies and why he's gravitating more towards indie comics and horror films.Kyle also shares with us how he took a very unorthodox route into being a comic book writer and creator, diving in head first and then realising he doesn't actually know what he's doing. He tells us how he navigated that quagmire and came out the other side with an amazing product which has now gained the attention of publishers.We finish off by learning about Kyle's journey into geek culture and how he managed to nurture a love of horror while growing up in a conservative household with restrictions on what media he could consume.Find out more about Kyle's projects at his website: https://www.ominous.media/Follow him on social media: https://www.instagram.com/kyle_the_ecuadorian/and sign up to his newsletter: https://www.ominous.media/ominousnewsletterContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from Cowboy Coder about his upcoming album; Code Rage.We find out more about where the idea for the album first came from and the personal experiences that have inspired some of the songs.Cowboy Coder shares the journey he took with the album, from the first conversations with MC Lars, to travelling to New York to record the songs in a professional studio.We of course also take a look at his history, how he got to where he is today and what the future may look like for Cowboy Coder.You can find Cowboy Coder on social media:https://twitter.com/CowboyCodertxhttps://www.facebook.com/CowboyCoderTXhttps://www.instagram.com/cowboycodertx/https://soundcloud.com/cowboy-coderThe video for Code Rage is available on his Youtube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi10NtA5FPBcqXXPMdHBrFAThe album 'Code Rage' releases October 14th on all streaming services. Links will be available on release from https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cowboycoder/code-rage-2with the following tracks:1. Cryptos Go Pop2. A Boy and His Medal3. The Rona Blues4. Llano Estacado5. Null Pointer Exception6. Code Rage7. Linux Administrator8. Cowboy Coding9. B0110. Infinite Time11. 3rd Generation12 Dreamscapes13. Cowboy Coding (C++ Remix)Big thanks to MC Lars for connecting us https://mclars.com/Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from Heath Fodor.Heath shares with us his journey from growing up in a small town in Michigan, loving comics and writing, through his various brushes with history.His various encounters with stars of the geek culture world slowly add up, including listening to Neil Gaiman at a midnight reading to later interviewing him for a local paper.  Heath has lived in multiple states racking up adventures and experiences along the way. We hear how his upbringing and early exposures to comic books built an adventurous spirit within, and how certain key influences in a person's life can have a massive difference.You can listen to more from Heath as a regular guest on Indie Comics Spotlight, available on Comics in Motion https://anchor.fm/comics-in-motion-podcast/Thank you to Tony Farina for his help in producing this episode https://www.arfarina.com/Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from a crime writer, comic book writer and now sci-fi writer, Jason Starr.Jason gives us some background to his newest book, 'The Next Time I Die'. A Genre crossing sci-fi crime novel that deals with multiple realities in a fresh new way.Jason shares why he decided to step away from pure crime to give this story a whole new twist, building layers of intrigue and mystery in new ways.We learn how Jason first got started as a writer and the progression to where he is now. He shares his journey moving between books and comics. Having written for various comic book companies, including Marvel and DC, we explore how writing for different mediums has changed his creative process.Find Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonStarrBooks and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasonstarrbooks/Find out more about Jason's work at his website: http://jasonstarr.com/Jason's latest book 'The Next Time I Die' is available in book stores now, along with his multiple previous works.Amazon (US) https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Starr/e/B001HCXSQ8IndieBound (US) https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=author%3AStarr%2C%20JasonAmazon (UK) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jason-Starr/e/B001HCXSQ8Bookshop.org (UK) https://uk.bookshop.org/books?keywords=jason+starrContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from writer, editor and serial Kickstarter, James AquiloneJames shares with us the story behind his latest Kickstarter project, Shakespeare Unleashed https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manbomb/shakespeare-unleashed We learn how the idea first came to him following his previous successes (Kolchak the Nightstalker Graphic Novel and Classic Monsters Unleashed) and how he started to put it together.James also gives us a fascinating insight into the process behind creating a Kickstarter and shares the benefit of his experience in the best way to approach such projects. We also learn about his role as an editor, much more than just being a spellchecker.As always we also look at James' past with geek culture, how he got to the stage of being a successful writer and project creator. From his early days of ignoring writing assignments in school to having writers he admires sending their work to him for final approval. We learn the fascinating journey it took James to get where he is today.Find James on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/james_aquilone/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesaquiloneHis website: https://www.jamesaquilone.com/Monstrous Books: https://monstrousbooks.com/And of course, don't forget to check out Shakespeare unleashed: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manbomb/shakespeare-unleashed Contact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from writer and comic book creator, Seth Levens.Seth talks about his graphic novel Origamiac. We learn where the idea came from and how he came to create a comic book using fairly unique methods. We also learn a bit more about what drives him in his writing as a YA author, penned under Devin Smyth.Seth tells us more about what makes him tick, the satirical look at the world that drives a lot of his writing and the way he observes the world around him. How does this influence him in his daily life and the way he sees people.We also have a peek at what he thinks changes in culture and technology will do to the way we experience life, are we destined to look at the world through VR goggles?You can purchase Seth's self-published works on Amazon:The Complete Origamiac Comics series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FZMWR6M/And his YA series, the New Dakota trilogy:The Contaminants: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MKP4B8VThe Remnants: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NRX19BNThe Extant: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NS9Z67TContact the show on our social media https://twitter.com/eraofgeek or https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
In this episode, we hear from comic book artist and writer, Ibrahim MoustafaIbrahim talks about his latest graphic novel, Retroactive ( https://retroactivecomic.com/ ) and how the book came into existence. We learn how Ibrahim was always destined to be an artist, showing an interest in drawing at a very young age. We have a look at his creative process and the techniques he uses, and we discover how being a creator can challenge your enjoyment of a medium. As always, we also take a look at who he is as a person away from being a creator, his history with geek culture and what he believes its strengths and weaknesses are for the world we live in.You can contact Ibrahim on social media:https://twitter.com/Ibrahim_M_https://www.instagram.com/ibrahim_m_art/Find how he creates custom action figures on his youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCay5xLF_cSj9C-zWhruwpEQAnd find his personal website with links to all of his work athttps://www.ibrahimmoustafa.com/You can find his appearance on Indie Comic Spotlight with Tony here:https://www.superdummy.co.uk/imicsContact the show on our social mediahttps://twitter.com/eraofgeek or at https://superdummy.co.uk/geekPlease leave a review on your podcatching app if available, or review us on https://podchaser.com/eraofgeek
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