For anyone that follows the “I Love You, California” podcast you know we have been on a break after the end of season 2 as I work on other projects and play with ideas for season 3. Don’t worry, I have every intention of doing season 3 and have been actively bouncing ideas around for a theme for it. With this project, just like almost all others, I am the sole person working it so I often have to move stuff around to fit each project into my creative schedule, but again, it will come in time.
For anyone else who has been following my social media, Twitter and Facebook most notably, you might know that I have also begun working with another podcast network on a very different project centered around comic books. If you know me you know that I run a small business dealing comic books on the side, have on and off for a long time, and I had ideas for a comic-related podcast brewing in my mind for quite a long time. Well, a few months back I partnered with the Epic Marvel Podcast over at the Thunderquack Podcasting Networking to create monthly special episodes with my friend Jim Mason about Marvel Cross-over comics. It is a project we call the Epic Marvel Crossover Podcast and it comes out once a month. You can find it on the Epic Marvel Podcast feed so feel free to let me know what you think about those!
On top of that I also published my first underground zine focused on comics! Just like all my ideas it was something that was bouncing around in my head for a year or so before I woke up one more and just decided that I had to do it. With that I was able to publish “H%C #1,” a 16-page comix zine with submissions from artists all over North America. It had a meager 251 copy print run and we gave it away for free in comic shops all over Central California and the Bay Area. I still have copies that I can ship for a small shipping cost, so hit me up if you are interested.
As for the publishing project we are also hard at work on issue #2 of H%C which will be much larger than the first. We had such good feedback on the first issue that we have received a lot more submissions for issue #2. My goal is to publish as much good stuff that meets our criteria as I can and see just how big we can make this book before it is crushed under its own weight. I will soon be creating a new page here on my website for all comic and publishing related ventures and have links on how to order a copy if you are interested!
Right now I have a lot of project work to catch up on but keep in touch here or via social media and let me know what you think.