Sunday night at 6pm (PT) will be the live podcast for my new show, JAVILAND! This will podcast live through TALK SHOE.COM, and you can interact with the show in real time via the chat room.
For the premiere episode, (the First Issue Collector's Item, as we say in the comics biz!), I'll open the show with a little intro on who I am and how I got started making my own comics. But what I want to do with this podcast is talk about the process of creating comic books, particularly on the DIY, self-published level. I've been publishing for 10 years now, so I have more than enough stories to share about creating a comic book, drawing and writing my own stories, printing the books and then finding the audience for them. And I mean literally finding the audience by attending comic book conventions and other venues where you can sell your books, as well as yourself as an artist.
I've been concentrating more lately (or at least being more conscious of it) on establishing a brand name for myself as someone with a multi-faceted approach: an artist, a publisher, a podcaster, etc. Really though, I guess I'm someone who loves creating his own comics and sharing the love of the artform and medium with others. A comic book evangelist, ya might say!
I want the podcast to be a resource for other creators to share their experiences so that they, myself, and the listener can learn new and different approaches to making comics. And I also want anyone who is thinking of making their own comics to get some insight and inspiration on making their own comics.
I won't be conducting formal interviews on this podcast (that's what my weekly radio show, PLANET COMIC BOOK RADIO is for!), but I will have other cartoonists and creators call in and join the discussion. And of course the live chat room will allow others to comment on the topics or even ask questions directly.
I'll probably stick to the Sunday, 6pm schedule. Not sure at the moment if the show will be weekly though. That probably would depend on the level of participation we get. I hope to make it a lively show that provides beneficial information to folks interested in making their own comics. Each episode will be linked to here on the JAVILAND Blog, once it's been podcast, with show notes and relevant links