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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Rachael Smith on Comics, mental health, and surviving Quarantine

Rachael Smith on Comics, mental health, and surviving Quarantine

Rachael Smith joins Eva to talk about mental health, comics, and the response to her incredibly relatable and personal memoir, Quarantine Comix. We covered the beginnings of her career, her artistic inspirations, and what it felt like to be cooped up for a year in her flat.

Bio: Rachael Smith is a comic artist and writer. She’s created many critically acclaimed graphic novels including Wired Up Wrong, Stand in Your Power, Artificial Flowers and The Rabbit, which was nominated for Best Book in the 2015 British Comic Awards, following her nomination for Emerging Talent. Rachael’s worked on Titan’s Doctor Who comic series and is currently working on Isabella & Blodwen as well as continuing making her #QuarantineComix series inspired by the lockdown. Quarantine Comix is the winner of Comicon.com’s Best Digital/Webcomic of 2020 and Pipedream Comics’ Winner of Best Indie/Small Press Comic of 2020, among other awards.

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Joe Aubrey on comics, collaboration, capitalism, and the gig economy

Joe Aubrey on comics, collaboration, capitalism, and the gig economy

Eva and Joe talked about Space Bastards, an exciting comic published by Humanoids, as well as the intricacies of comics production, good collaborations, and how to be taken seriously as a new comics creator. Joe provides insights from his own experiences. Get the inside scoop on Space Bastards, world-building, and how the project evolved.

Bio: Joe Aubrey is the co-writer and co-creator of Space Bastards. When not thinking of new ways to kill futuristic postal workers, he can be found eating, paying bills, and wondering how his life became almost unmanageable. Before he had kids he read comics, enjoyed sci-fi movies, and played first-person shooters. He and his wife live in Arizona with a lifetime collection of alcohol and two increasingly entitled children.

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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 #30 > Eric Peterson on Love and comics, the craft of storytelling, and making comics at scale

Issue #30 > Eric Peterson on Love and comics, the craft of storytelling, and making comics at scale

Eva and Eric talked about Space Bastards, an exciting comic published by Humanoids, as well as some of the things that inspired it like 2000AD, and similar works. Eric is a big fan of English writers and likes all the good ones. They went over his creative process as well as the things that he finds interesting or inspiring. This one’s fun.

Bio: Eric Peterson has written some independent comic books, including Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun. It isn’t as good as Space Bastards though. Read Space Bastards. Eric likes cats and lives in the desert.

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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.

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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.

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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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