Just in time for Hallow’s Eve, Dave Accampo and Jeremy Rogers sat down with Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko for a roundtable discussion on our favorite types of horror, horror comics, and the process of writing. It’s a fun, in-depth discussion that reveals some behind-the-scenes processes bits about SPARROW & CROWE: THE DEMONIAC OF LOS ANGELES and the SPARROW & CROWE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, as well as Gabriel and Corinna’s books HEATHENTOWN, STATION TO STATION, and PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM!
Dave Accampo and Jeremy Rogers were invited to sit down with Jake and Ryan of Meltdown Comics‘ Meltcast 2.0!
The guys share the origins of the Sparrow & Crowe comic book, as well as how they write together, and then they launch into a roundtable discussion of the week’s comics — including Hawkeye #3, Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4 and many more!
For the full podcast, click here!
Kristine Chester, a contributing writer for Fanboycomics.net, interviewed David Accampo about the imminent release of SPARROW & CROWE, as well as its connection to Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, and some of David’s other podcasts, including The Deceptionists and Fuzzy Typewriter.
Here’s a bit about writing advice:
KC: You also co-host on a number of podcasts including The Fuzzy Typewriter and The Deceptionists where you dispense invaluable writing advice. For the aspiring comic creators in our audience, is there any advice you’d care to share?
DA: I love chatting with the Deceptionists about various writing topics, but I hesitate to call it advice. I feel more like we’re sharing experiences and asking questions of one another. So, I feel like my advice would be to take your craft seriously and learn from everyone. There’s a Zen Buddhism concept called “Beginner’s Mind” which I feel is incredibly useful to writers. It just means that you have to keep yourself open – treat everything as a potential learning experience. When you do that, you’re open to learn from EVERYWHERE. And, I think that’s valuable, because the writing “opinions” I’ve formed over the years have come from so many different sources. Reading comics scripts, creative writing teachers, editors, director commentary tracks on DVDs, books on writing, interviews with writers, your peers. And, most importantly: the act of writing itself. You can and should be learning from everything. And, that’s something that Paul Montgomery and I also share in our sensibility with the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast – we both genuinely love stories and storytelling, and no matter what we’re talking about, I think we both are trying to examine the art and also crack it open a little to see what makes it tick.
You can read the whole interview HERE.
Another Sparrow & Crowe interview as David Accampo appears on Comic Impact’s monthly video show, “Did You Catch All That?”
Dave talks a little of the origins of Sparrow & Crowe, the audio series Wormwood, and the Kickstarter campaign.
The interview starts at about 13:35, but Simon and Sheldon host a great show, so go watch the whole thing!
iFanboy has posted the audio of our “Independent Voices in Comics” panel at Earth-2 Comics in Northridge!
Here’s their description:
This past Monday, Earth-2 Comics in Northridge, CA hosted “Independent Voices in Comics: New Stories and How To Sell Them”, a panel discussion about the current state of independent comics, moderated by Conor Kilpatrick of iFanboy.
Topics included the work that must be done after making your comic book, the difficulty in getting distribution, the importance of owning your own ideas, the retail perspective on independent comics, and… Dunkin Donuts in Los Angeles? The panelists included:
Jim McCann – The Return of the Dapper Men (Archaia), Mind The Gap (Image Comics)
Dave Accampo & Jeremy Rogers – Sparrow & Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles (Hermes Press)
Ed LaRoche – Almighty & Waveform (Self-Published)
Darren Thomas – Manager of Earth-2 Comics (Northridge)
We’ve got several new pieces up at iFanboy.com this week about Sparrow & Crowe, including a preview of new art and an informative interview about what to expect from the series.
In our first Preview piece, we share some art from the first issue, and Paul Montgomery interviews us about the series:
iF: Jared, what attracted you to these characters and their world? As a fan of the audio series, what aspects of Wormwood were you excited to explore visually?
Jared Souza: Probably the first thing that really grabbed me about Wormwood was the music, but of course that was only the first ten seconds or so. What I found next was vivid characterizations, excellent dialog, and a compelling plot and setting that brought me into a world that reminded me of the best work of David Lynch, though a bit less surreal and a bit more supernatural…
Next up, Paul concludes the interview with some questions about the protagonists:
iFanboy: Who is Dr. Xander Crowe? What kind of doctor is he?
David Accampo: Doctor Xander Crowe was once a renowned psychologist, the kind with a lot of letters after his name. He wrote a lot of bestsellers and maybe even did a failed talk show along the way. He was thought of as a person who understood the human mind better than anyone of his generation. And then he met a little girl possessed by an Evil that didn’t map at all to his understanding of the human psyche. Bad things happened. And it shattered Crowe. When we pick up our story, he’s a washed-up exorcist, scrapping together a living in Los Angeles performing seances and exorcisms.