Author: Ryan Mount

Between the Balloons: Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs

When I reached out to Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs it was to talk about their upcoming work on John Carpenter’s Tales for Halloween Night, Volume Two.  When it was all said and done we tackled everything from horror genre staples to the massive amount of work each of them have out now and coming soon.  Amanda is a TV and comic book writer, as well as an actress.  Some of her most recent work includes an issue of Wonder Woman ’77 and a low budget horror comedy, Helltown.   Cat is an illustrator who has worked for DC, IDW,...

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THN Road Trip: Big City Suburbs — Chicago

THN ROAD TRIP: Big City Suburbs — Chicago! Trip Dates: August 1st – August 5th 2016 Destination: The Suburbs of Chicago Welcome Back, Listenerds!  While most people are out traveling on vacation, I was being on a business trip to outside Chicago, IL.  If I had to be there for work, I was also going to have a little fun and check out the local comics shops. First Stop: Keith’s Komix Inc. / Quake Collectibles West (Schaumburg, IL) I was spending most the week in Schaumburg, IL which is just about 15 minutes outside of Chicago.  After a full...

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Between the Balloons: Comics and Wrestling with Aubrey Sitterson

Welcome to the conclusion to my interview with Aubrey Sitterson.  When Aubrey is not busy writing comics, he also hosts a weekly podcast called Straight Shoot and if you are a fan of wrestling, stop reading this article, go download the newest episode and then come back! RM: Favorite wrestling comic of all time? AS: It’s actually a really recent one: Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf Battle Zone! It ran weekly on Vice.com and it’s absolutely incredible. What sets it above pretty much every other wrestling comic that I’ve read is that it does exactly what I was talking about...

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Between the Balloons: Fantasy Comics, RPGs, and SKALD with Aubrey Sitterson

Here is Part Two of my interview with Aubrey Sitterson, where we mainly discuss his ongoing serialized podcast SKALD.  We also got into some fantasy genre talk, Conan the Barbarian, and who is sitting at his celebrity RPG game night… RM: You are currently writing comics and hosting two different podcasts.  Does the multi-tasking of projects keep you focused?  If not, why give yourself such a heavy workload? AS: In short, because I love all the stuff that I’m doing and each of these projects scratches a very different itch. SKALD, as a spoken word podcast serial, is a...

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Between the Balloons: Fighting Comics and GI Joe with Aubrey Sitterson

Welcome Listenerds!  This installment of Between the Balloons, I had the wonderful pleasure of talking with Aubrey Sitterson.  Aubrey is a current writer at IDW and hosts two incredible podcasts.  We talked about so much is that we will be bringing you the entire interview over three articles.  This installment we discuss his everything from how he came to work at IDW, licensed comics, and his upcoming run on GI Joe. Ryan Mount (Two-Headed Nerd): You were first an editor at Marvel and then Image, how did you end up writing for IDW? Aubrey Sitterson: I’ve written comics –...

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