Episode 31 - Interview with comic book writer Matthew D. Smith.
"Amazing Age" - Three teenagers spend their days creating comics until one day, the stories come to life! Stuck ina world of super-powered heroes and villains, they'll have to figure out how to save the day AND get back home in one piece!
This episode of Geek Life Crisis is inspiration for anyone who grew up with a love of comic books and a dream to create them. Matthew was a great guest and we loved hearing about his 5-issue limited series "Amazing Age". He also created and wrote the popular "Bee Sting" graphic novel, which he later produced into a feature film, with a sequel. (Available on Amazon.)
While Matthew sold us on Amazing Age I tried to sell him on the 3-issue limited comic book series I made when I was 10, called "Galactic Defenders" - starring Thunder Thrower, a godlike hero with a hammer. (Can't believe it's 2017 and I'm typing about Thunder Thrower.) This was the part of the interview when Matthew mentioned the new villains he should trademark, "Cease and Desist".
Amazing Age 3rd issue is coming out September 13, 2017. It's not too late to ask your comic shop person to back-order the past two issues. With artist Jeremy Massie doing the art, and Christine Brunson on colors, this comic strikes a nostalgic chord with older comic fans, and... is great entry level stuff for kids perusing shelves for comprehensive (and affordable) titles.
We hope Matthew has great success and comes back on our show. We also hope he convinces Jeremy to draw HeroMan and Punk Man into their next endeavor.
You can find Matthew on all the popular social media at:
mdscomics (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Find Bee Sting on Amazon too.
Find "Amazing Age" - on twitter and Facebook. I'm sure you can find Jeremy and Christine Brunson as well, what am I your google? slave? Go look them up!
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