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Collaboration and the Creative Process - Kylar Merrell, Foreign Press Comics


It's Chapter 32 of the Okie Bookcast! Today I talk with Kylar Merrell, comic writer and artist and the driving force behind Foreign Press Comics - an Oklahoma-based publisher. Kylar has created several titles, including Terminal, Valkyrian, and his contributions to the newly released Fletcher Cross anthology. He's also the host of the Comics Unscripted podcast. He describes himself as a fifth grade science teacher by day and a comic creator and publisher by night. We have a great time talking about the world of independent comics, but also about the creative process and the cool ways in which Kylar is using Foreign Press Comics to bring artists together. Connect with Kylar: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | Podcast Our reviewer for this episode is John-Eric Osborn. Eric is a comic artist and creator whose work includes one of my favorite comics - We Promised Utopia - and one of my Next Great Read cohost Hannah’s favorites - Hiro Doggie: Space Corgi. Eric is reviewing Desolation Jones by Warren Ellis and J.H. Williams. Connect with Eric: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website

Mentioned on the show: DC New 52 Francis Manapul Adora and the Distance - Mark Bernadin, Ariela Kristantina (Illustrator) and Bryan Valenza (Illustrator) Pandemics in Panels - Foreign Press Comics Fletcher Cross - Foreign Press Comics SoonerCon New World ComicCon New World Comics New Star Comics The Rez Detectives: Justice Served Cold - Steven Paul Judd (Author), Tvli Jacob (Author), M. K. Perker (Illustrator) Heathen - Natasha Alterici Blankets - Craig Thompson Skim - Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Fun Home - Alison Bechdel Comics Unscripted Podcast Outlaw Country - Kylar Merrell

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