Karla Nappi on Creativity, Screenwriting, Comics, Marketing, and Motherhood

Karla Nappi on Creativity, Screenwriting, Comics, Marketing, and Motherhood

 

Karla talked to Eva about her exciting new book Duplicant, published by Second Sight Publishing. As well as some of her experiences around the creative process, storytelling, and marketing — as well as being the mother of a rambunctious creative three-year-old. This one goes to some thoughtful and interesting places.

Bio: A Disney|ABC Writing Program semi-finalist, Karla Nappi has worked in writer rooms and on film/tv sets in both New York City and Los Angeles. She’s collaborated with Tony Gilroy on “Michael Clayton,” Adam Brooks on “Definitely, Maybe,” Aaron Korsh on “Suits,” Carlton Cuse, and Kerry Ehrin on “Bates Motel,” and Robert & Michelle King on “The Good Wife” and “BrainDead.” Her writing credits include Episode 206 “All In” of Suits, and the Suits Webisode “Mini Mike.”

Karla developed a comic book series based on her pilot script “Duplicate.” She’s run three successful Kickstarters for the first four issues of the series and recently signed with Second Sight Publishing.

Currently, Karla is pitching the animated supernatural suspense series, “Nabarang,” which was created with Filipino-American animator and paranormal expert Sapphire Sandalo.

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Tom Brevoort on the creative decision making process at Marvel, Mantles, and casting a comic

Tom Brevoort on the creative decision making process at Marvel, Mantles, and casting a comic

Comics legend Tom Brevoort sits down with Eva to share his experience working as a long-time editor on Marvel comics. He talked about the decision-making process, the nature of ideas, and things associate editors learn on the job. It’s a thought-provoking look behind the curtain at Marvel by one of its premier senior editors.

Bio: Bio: Tom Brevoort is the code name for America’s daring, highly-trained special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

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Abigail Harding on comics, creativity, collaborations, and quality tea

Abigail Harding on comics, creativity, collaborations, and quality tea

 

The incredible Abigail Harding joins Eva to talk about her experience working in comics art, and the makings of high-quality collaborations. They talked about her work doing covers for Elephantmen and Titan Comics, Yorkshire tea, and her unusually sneaky, but sort of awesome superpower. Abigail is currently working on Cry for Mercy on Comixology Originals.

Bio:

Abigail Jill Harding is a Comic-book Artist and Illustrator based in York, UK. Co-creator and Artist of Comixology Originals’ ‘ASK FOR MERCY’.

Tea addict and supreme hoarder of books. Drawing monsters and fantastical creatures started from a young age. Spending much of her time going through the dinosaur encyclopedias and drawing from them.

Working in both digital and traditional art styles, Abigail uses and experiments with a wide range of mediums including Ink, Watercolours, gouache, Acrylics and Photoshop.

Abigail’s core style and narrative are inspired by the horror and macabre, transformation, symbolism, folklore and mythology.

Her artist influences and inspirations include Dali, Yoshitaka Amano, Gustav Klimt, Toppi, Mike Mignola and H.R Giger.

Her work has been in publications such as Imagine FX, 3Dtotal Publishing and Printed In Blood. Abigail has also worked with comic publishers including Image, IDW, TITAN comics.

Abigail’s first comic book series ‘Ask For Mercy’ first released in 2018. Teaming up with writer Richard Starkings in co-creating the Horror Fantasy comic under the Comixology Originals line. She had previously worked with Starkings as a guest artist for his Sci-Fi series ELEPHANTMEN.

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Erica Schultz on working professionally in comics, teaching, breaking in, and taking the medium seriously

Erica Schultz on working professionally in comics, teaching, breaking in, and taking the medium seriously

Legendary comics writer Erica Schultz sits down with Eva to talk about the realities of working in comics, teaching comics, the mechanics of storytelling, and how to break into the industry. Erica provides her years of first-hand experience and technical insights as sort of a roadmap for new creators. Join us for one of the most interesting and inspiring episodes of Titular Characters to date!

Host Notes: If you’re interested in breaking into the comics, creating a new comic, or surviving in the industry, this is the best interview we’ve ever done. Erica is amazing, and she gives us a lot of new information.

Bio: Erica Schultz is a comic book writer and graphic novelist who has written for Marvel, DC, Image, Dynamite, 2000AD, and other publishers in the U.S. and Europe. Her most recent work is the five-time Ringo Nominated series Forgotten Home for comiXology Originals and Legacy of Mandrake from Red 5 and Stonebot Comics. She’s currently an editor at Mad Cave Studios and the in-person writing instructor at The Kubert School.

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Issue #29 > Igniting your creative super power: Ibrahim Moustafa on world building, comics production

Issue #29 > Igniting your creative super power: Ibrahim Moustafa on world building, comics production

Eva joins Ibrahim Moustafa to talk about comics, writing, art, world-building, and the creative process. They covered a lot of ground in this one, with topics ranging from creative control to diversity, and vegetarianism.

Bio:

Ibrahim Moustafa is an illustrator and comic book writer/artist from Portland, Oregon. Best known for his Eisner-nominated comics Jaeger and High Crimes as well as his work on titles such as James Bond and DC’s Mother Panic, he has been published by DC Entertainment, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment, and IDW Publishing, among others.

The Project:

COUNT follows the adventures of one Redxan Samud.

Framed for treason and wrongfully imprisoned at the hands of a jealous and corrupt magistrate, Samud escapes his breathtaking hover-prison with only one thing on his mind: revenge.

Samud sets out to dismantle the lives of those who have wronged him, disguised as a Man of Status with a newfound fortune at his disposal and his Automaton Retainer Unit (Aru) by his side. But as collateral damage accumulates, Samud is caught between using his new fortune for the good of the people or pursuing the revenge he so desperately desires.

“Humanoids has always been at the forefront of publishing beautifully produced, imaginative graphic novels,” said Ibrahim Moustafa.

“I’m incredibly honored to have COUNT added to that pantheon and grateful for a long-term commitment to publish more of the kinds of stories I’d like to tell.”

COUNT features colors by Brad Simpson (Crone, Stray Dogs), letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (PanelxPanel, Undone by Blood), and was edited by Rob Levin.

 

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Issue #27 > Letting inspiration strike: Kat Calamia on storytelling, instinct, marketing, and making comics

Issue #27 > Letting inspiration strike: Kat Calamia on storytelling, instinct, marketing, and making comics

Kat sits down with Eva to talk about her new project, The Dancer (now on Kickstarter) and her perspectives on the world of writing, marketing, storytelling and so much more. It’s a fun and informative interview with one of the great minds in modern comics.

Bio: Kat is the writer for indie comic books Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. Next to her weekly comic book reviews on Comic Uno, Calamia also currently works for Newsarama and DC Comics’ DC Universe with bylines with IGN, Fandom, and TV Guide. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Journalism through Marymount Manhattan and a MFA in Writing and Producing Television from LIU Brooklyn.

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