Dreamer Comics Podcast

By Omar Spahi

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Every week on the Dreamer Comics Podcast, Omar Spahi interviews a different comic book creator every week to teach you how to make your own comics from start to finish. We dive deep into what to do to get your comic book created, published and sold to fans.

Episode Date
Episode 29: Phillip Sevy, Artist Tomb Raider, The Tithe, Writer/Artist: Paradox

How do you make art a career? It's a few step process. The first step is to make great artwork. The second is people. Don't stop showing your portfolio around. Start putting out your artwork online wherever and whenever you can. Phillip started his own webcomic before he started being hired by other publishers. Learn about the rest of his journey on this episode of the Dreamer Comics Podcast.

Aug 13, 2018
Episode 28: Christopher Sebela Writer Crowded, Shanghai Red, Injustice, Detective Comics, Blue Beetle

What does it take to make it in comics? Do you ever make it in comic books? We break down the fears behind comic book creating and how to build up a personal brand. We talk about doing whatever it takes to make comics including flatting, lettering and of course, writing!

Aug 06, 2018
Episode 27: Ryan Cady, Writer of Infinite Dark at Top Cow, Editor Top Cow

You gain the most from the five people you spend the most time with. Building your tribe is the single most important thing in comics.

Ryan Cady talks about building his tribe in comics, and how to find them, but more importantly how to treat them and be a good friend.

Also, as an added bonus, find out what scares the life out of Ryan as he breaks down his new series Infinite Dark.

Jul 31, 2018
Episode 26: Henry Barajas, Director of Operations, Writer Top Cow

Meet Henry Barajas as he breaks down how he started working for Top Cow. Henry is the man behind the curtain in a lot of ways at Top Cow, and find out how he got started in comics and find out how he draws inspiration from past generations and honors their legacy in his next project. 

Jul 23, 2018
Episode 25: Kyle Higgins Writer Power Rangers, Nightwing, Hadrian's Wall, COWL and Director for Shattered Grid and Shadowhours

Kyle Higgins grew up in Chicago, but fell in love with movies and comics when Batman and Superman came to the big screen. He graduated from film school at Chapman in California where his thesis was a superhero film called the League.

Kyle has found a way to combine his two biggest passions in life into his career. Jump in and listen to how Kyle breaks down his process when it comes to writing comics and making movies from one of the best to do it.

Jul 17, 2018
Episode 24: Jim Valentino, Image Comics Founder, Shadowline Founder, Shadowhawk Creator, Writer Artist Guardians of the Galaxy

Find out the story of how Image Comics came to be from one of the founding members from comics legend, Jim Valentino. Jim has done it all as a writer and an artist for Marvel Comics before joining an elite group of creators to found Image Comics. Find out his story here.

Jul 09, 2018
Episode 23: Sina Grace, Writer Iceman, Artist Lil Depressed Boy, Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed

What does it take to work your way up in the comics industry? Easy, be chill AF. Sina talks his journey into comics and how he ended up writing the first Iceman solo series after coming out as gay for Marvel. He also talks about what it takes to create comics for Image. Whether it's writing or drawing, Sina finds a way to get stuff done.

Jul 02, 2018
Episode 22: Vivek Tiwary Writer, The Fifth Beatle

How did the Beatles become the Beatles? It's simple, their manager Brian Epstein made them into one of the biggest global icons. Learn about the study of how Vivek dissects the study of Brian Epstein and turns it into  Vivek Tiwary has overcome great adversity to become a Tony Winning Producer. His newest project is a musical of Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill.

Check out more at Jaggedlittlepill.com 

Jun 25, 2018
Episode 21: Dan Goldman Writer and Artist, Red Light Properties, Priya's Shakti

This week Dan Goldman breaks down how to make it in webcomics, and creating comics for an international market. Dan also explains his process of making books that really touch people.

Jun 20, 2018
Episode 20: Mike Marts Aftershock Comics Publisher, Former X-men Group Editor, Batman Group Editor

What does it take to become the elite editor in comics? It's a mix of relationship, vision, and execution. It's always said that you have to be nice, good, and fast to work in comics, Mike expands on that fact and jumps into what it takes to make it in comics. Mike is the premier Comic Coach in all of comics. Find out how he does it all, and still has time to run one of the most up and coming comic book companies: Aftershock Comics. If you're not reading anything by them yet, you will be soon.

Jun 11, 2018
Episode 19: Matt Hawkins, President of Top Cow, Writer Think Tank, Swing

Matt Hawkins has been a comic book industry veteran for 25 years. During that time, he's seen and done it all. He's found a way to make Top Cow continue to grow and thrive. Take a look inside the mind behind the publisher known as Top Cow.

Jun 06, 2018
Episode 18: Jamal Igle, Writer and Artist Supergirl, Creator Molly Danger

Jamal has done it all in the comics industry and I mean it all. He's interned, edited, marketed book, writer, and art. He's also created Molly Danger and run a successful Kickstarter campaign. Learn from the man, that's done all that and had a legendary run on Supergirl.

May 29, 2018
Episode 17: Marcus To Artist X-men Blue, No Justice, Joyride, Red Robin

Learn how to become an amazing artist from Marcus To. Marcus has done work for Marvel, DC, BOOM! and Aspen Comics. He breaks down the secrets of how he got started and how he masters his craft.

May 21, 2018
Episode 16: Livio Ramondelli Artist Transformers, Pacific Rim, BattleStar Galactica

Livio Ramondelli talks how film inspired him to become a better artist and dare to look at things differently. He talks about the steps he took to become a better comic book artist. He explains the complexity that goes into artwork and how to take it step by step to stand out.

May 14, 2018
Episode 15: Daniel Corey Writer Red City and Moriarty, Image Comics

Daniel Corey talks about how theatre ultimitely led to a world of writing comic books. He breaks down how to come up with new ideas, writing, and how to work with your artist.

Comic book VR is now becoming a thing thanks to Daniel Corey and he's taking steps to take comics to a whole new level.

May 07, 2018
Episode 14: Christos Gage, Writer Amazing Spider-Man, The Lion of Rora, Netflix's Daredevil Season 1

Christos Gage calls in to discuss how he went from studying writing to becoming a writer. Christos goes over the steps he took to achieving success in creating comics.



Apr 30, 2018
Episode 13: Mel Caylo, Director of Marketing Valiant Entertainment

Getting the word out about comics is tough. Learn from the man behind marketing in Comics. Mel worked for 4 different companies, including Wizard Magazine, Top Cow, BOOM!, and Valiant. Hear the best way to market in the world of comic books here.

Apr 24, 2018
Episode 12: German Peralta, Artist for Moon Knight, Cable, Thanos

In this week's international episode, we learn about the magic of how to break into comics all the way from South America. German Peralta talks about how he got hired by Marvel and how he developed his unique style. German also talks about dealing with criticism in a positive way.

Apr 17, 2018
Episode 11: Brian Buccellato, Writer of Flash, Injustice, Sons of the Devil, Cannibal, Detective Comics

What makes a colorist transition to a writer? How do we break out of the mold we're planted in? How close are film and TV when it comes to comic books? What are the three ways to break into comics as a writer? All those questions and more answered by someone who's lived them, my good friend Brian Buccellato aka Booch!

Apr 09, 2018
Episode 10: Tony Fleecs, My Little Pony Artist

Tony Fleecs, artist for My Little Pony breaks down his origin story and how always drawing in school transformed into a career. He breaks down how he became a part of the My Little Pony dream team. He also talks about how he crafted his style to fit with the look. Tony also talks his move to LA and the jobs he's worked to get to My Little Pony. 

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 9: Matt Kindt Writer of Dept H, Mind MGMT

Today, Omar dives deep into the combo writer/artist Matt Kindt and how he honed his talent in each field separately. Matt discusses the process of what it takes to work at DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse and the process of optioning intellectual property that he's created.

Mar 27, 2018
Episode 8: Rob Guillory Artist for Farmhard and Chew

Today, Omar talks with Rob Guillory at the Portland Airport to discuss how he made it work as an artist in comics. He breaks down what it takes for a series to be successful for 60 issues and what he hopes to do with Farmhard. Rob talks about what it takes to bulid your own style as an artist.

Mar 19, 2018
Episode 7: David Walker Writer of Bitter Root, Power Man and Iron Fist, Shaft

For the seventh episode, Omar interviews David Walker to discuss his newly annouced comic Bitter Root from Image Comics. David discusses the process to become a writer for comics and what it's like to hunt down for rights for IPs. Also, how David came to work at major publisher Marvel Comics.

Omar is all about turning comic book dreams into reality. You can find out more about his projects by checking his website for his comic book Xenoglyphs

Mar 12, 2018
Episode 6: Hannibal Tabu 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt Winner, Writer for Wunderman Comics

In today's episode, we get inside information on how to work for a comic book website, from longtime CBR writer Hannibal Tabu. We also break down why his pitch won at Top Cow's talent hunt as well as his process for writing comics from start to finish. Also, we talk about Hannibal's upcoming series Time Corps.

Mar 05, 2018
Episode 5: Vince Hernandez Editor-In-Chief of Aspen Comics, Writer of Charismagic

Today we discuss what details make Aspen Comics, one of the best talent hunters in the comics industry. Vince also breaks down what the best way to market your comic books and how the inner workings of a comic book company actually work. Vince talks the best way to find talent and to market books as well as his own comic book origin story and how he's grown into a writer.

Feb 26, 2018
Episode 4: Ross Richie CEO and Founder of BOOM! Studios

In this episode, I get the chance to interview one of my comic book mentors, Ross Richie. Ross speaks about what must be done to build a successful comic book company from the ground up. From their new partnership with Fox to partnering with Archaia. Find out what it takes to build a comic book company from one of the best to do it.

Feb 20, 2018
Episode 3: Steven T. Seagle, Writer of Get Naked

For the third episode, Omar decides to interview Steven T. Seagle and reveal what it really means to Get Naked. Steve breaks down his process on how to make a comic book and what challenges arise dealing with 19 different artists for turning his graphic essays into a trade paperback. Steve breaks down his process how Get Naked came to be from teaching others.

Omar is all about turning comic book dreams into reality.

Feb 11, 2018
Episode 2: Joe Kelly, Writer of I Kill Giants

For the second episode, Omar decides to interview Joe Kelly to dive deep down into how I Kill Giants came from his mind all the way to the big screen. Joe breaks down each step along the way from creating a comic book from concept to transforming into a screenplay for the I Kill Giants movie in theatres and on demand March 23rd, 2018.

Omar is all about turning comic book dreams into reality. You can find out more about his projects by checking his Kickstarter here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1907290401/xenoglyphs-the-complete-series?ref=user_menu

Feb 11, 2018
Episode 1: Omar Spahi, Writer of Xenoglyphs

Today, for the first episode, Omar decides to interview himself to break down what he knows from 6 years of creating and publishing comics including Xenoglyphs, Thaniel, Monomyth, Terminarch, Separators, Solestar, Foster, Sons of the Devil and Hadrian's Wall. Omar breaks down what to expect in each episode and how to make your own comic book from start to finish. Omar is all about turning comic book dreams into reality.

Check out his Kickstarter here for his comic book Xenoglyphs: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1907290401/xenoglyphs-the-complete-series?ref=user_menu

Feb 11, 2018