Interview: The Gravy Age Podcast

It was a busy last few weeks!

A few days after stopping by the Vodka O’Clock podcast I also appeared on The Gravy Age Podcast where I chatted with my pal Kris about my silly new comic book Hipsters Vs. Rednecks!

We also got into some discussion about the past, present and future of digital comics, how everyone on the internet is mad about something new each week and writing humor while not potentially offending readers.

I appreciate Kris taking time out of his busy schedule to chat with my about the comic and I hope you’ll give our conversation a listen.

Kris was also kind enough to review the one-shot comic where he said, “For a book I was worried couldn’t sustain itself based on the concept initially, my biggest and only real complaint is, it’s over too soon.”

Listen to the show online by clicking here (interview starts around the halfway mark) or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

http://thegravyage.com/2015/09/21/tga-podcast-episode-0044-wes-locher-interview-and-more/

Interview: Vodka O’Clock Podcast

I recently returned to the Vodka O’Clock podcast to chat with host Amber Love about my comic Hipsters Vs. Rednecks, which she was nice enough to read, enjoy and suggest we talk about. It was my third or fourth visit to the show and as always, a great time was had. Here’s hoping I don’t wear out my welcome!

As happens when I chat with Amber, the conversation took a turn as we explored other nerdery including Star Wars, comic book conventions, cats and the current state off the comic book industry.

Want to take me on your commute? You can listen to the interview online by clicking here, or you can subscribe to the Vodka O’Clock podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Amber also has a Patreon page to support the production and maintenance of her wonderful show that helps shine the spotlight on writers, artists and creators, so if you don’t mind tossing her a few dollars to keep the show going I know she’d appreciate it (and so would I).

http://www.amberunmasked.com/ep1540-weslocher/

Interview: Thinking Outside the Longbox Podcast

A few weeks ago I sat down with Gabe Llanas, one of the hosts of the Thinking Outside the Long Box Podcast and we spent an evening chatting comics, Star Wars, Kickstarter and other miscellanea.

Specifically, I was on the show to promote my sci-fi/comedy comic book Unit 44!

Gabe gave me the chance to explain how the project came together, the inspiration behind the narrative and the process of funding the book through Kickstarter before landing at Alterna Comics.

I appreciate Gabe and his co-hosts having me on the show and for all the great questions he asked. Hopefully you have as much fun listening to it as I did recording it.

The Thinking Outside the Longbox Podcast is available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. You can listen to the podcast online here: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/thinking-outside-the-long-box/e/totlb-020-ccbe-special-39831178

Note: Each of TOTLB’s shows runs roughly three hours, and while there is much hilarity to be found, those who want to get in, listen to me yammer and get out, can jump forward to the 2 hour, 15 minute mark where my interview segment begins.

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If you like what you hear, check out the show archives and tell a friend about it!

Interview: Alterna Podcast

For those of you who were clamoring to hear another podcast interview with me, I was recently a guest on the Alterna Podcast with host Tim Browning!

As the official podcast of Alterna Comics, who published my irreverent sci-fi comedy series Unit 44, together Tim and I dug in on the genesis of the project, how I linked up with the talented Eduardo Jimenez (who provided art, colors, talent, moral support, laughs, etc.) and some of the classic comic tales from my personal library that helped to inspired the story.

I think it was a pretty darn good interview, myself. Even my pal Doug said it was one of the most coherent interviews I’ve ever given, so you know it has to be good.

You can download the podcast on iTunes/Stitcher under the Casual Heroes radio show, or keep it simple and listen online here: http://alternapodcast.com/2015/06/24/unit-44/

It’s guaranteed to keep you entertained for at least 40 minutes!

I really appreciate Tim for not only reading the series and sharing his honest feedback, but giving me the platform to reach a wider audience.

Once you’ve given it a listen, surf over to ComiXology and pick up issues #1-4 of Unit 44!

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Unit 44 issue #2 arrives Wednesday!

Because one time just wasn’t enough.

Unit44_Issue2_CoverKeep your eye on ComiXology on Wednesday because Unit 44 #2 will be hitting digital stands courtesy of Alterna Comics!

What happens in part 2? Here’s the sitch:

Agents Gibson and Hatch catch up with Chester and Ike, the men who purchased the contents of unit 44, but the items have disappeared once again. Just what was inside the locker and why is Senior Agent Ballard so desperate to get it back? In the midst of the chaos a new threat reveals itself.

The world is about to get a little bit bigger!

A huge thanks to everyone who took the time to read issue #1 of my silly sci-fi/comedy series with artist Eduardo Jimenez. We’re pleased to have unleashed it upon you and from what we’ve heard, people are digging it!

If you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, you can download it on ComiXology for just $1.99: https://www.comixology.com/Unit-44-1/digital-comic/208170

In a previous post I shared some of the nice, kind words reviewers have shared about the comic. Here’s a few more than we’ve spied online:

“The artwork has a lot of manga elements and influences, and the writing is laid out with tongue firmly lodged [in] cheek.”
– Paul at ThePullBox.com

“We’ve all seen the reality TV shows where people find treasures in abandoned storage lockers. Combining this with whatever is happening in Area 51 is a stroke of genius.”
– Reviewer Janneke de Ronde at Small Press Comics Review

“Looking for something fun to read instead of The Secret Convergence Of Crisis Wars or whatever the heck is going on over at The Big 2? Good news, Unit 44 is on ComiXology.”
– Kris at TheGravyAge.com

Also, I stopped by the Booked Comic Podcast for Episode #50 to chat with host The Stevil Dead about Unit 44 and how it came to be. Catch that 30-minute conversation here: http://leagueofmanchildren.com/booked-50-extraterrestrial-storage-wars/

Additionally, I chatted with my regional newspaper the Panama City News Herald about the comic and they actually gave me an entire page to help promote it. How cool is that? A big thanks to writer Tony Simmons, a fellow creative writer and comic lover for making it happen. Give that right here: http://www.newsherald.com/entertainment/area-51-meets-storage-wars-in-psj-writer-s-comic-1.465050?tc=cr

Those with a ComicsFix subscription (it’s like the NetFlix for indie comics) can now read Unit 44 #1 on the platform. Let me know what you think! https://comicsfix.com/books/unit-44-1

With all that said, thank you for your support of the silly series. I sincerely hope you’ll consider picking up the first two issues if you haven’t yet. You look like someone who enjoys laughing. I can help with that.

Want to check out a 3-page preview of the second issue? Surf over to www.unit44comic.com for a sneak peek!