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Artist Proof: Episode 11 - Eric Scott Pfeiffer

This episode, Adrian speaks with illustrator Eric Scott Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer is a multi-faceted artist with inroads to comic books, editorial illustration and concept design. Eric's first comic book series with writer Alex Paknadel, 'Arcadia' was recently collected into a trade paperback by BOOM Studios.   

Eric discusses 'Arcadia', his upbringing in a creative household, attending Virginia Commonwealth University's renowned Communication Arts program and becoming one of the distinguished alumni currently making waves in the art world. There's some real talk about his brief experience with almost getting a Hollywood storyboard job and the inspiration thereof that made Eric seek a another avenue for his work. All that plus Eric details his work process on his upcoming comic book series 'The Forevers' with writer Curt Pires. 

Eric is available online at ericscottpfeiffer.com.

Show Theme: 'All The Timez' - Arranged, Produced and Composed by Nathan M. Dreggors

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Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Cover for 'Arcadia' issue 1 

Cover for 'Arcadia' issue 1 

Opening splash for 'Survival Myths' article in Outdoor Life Magazine

Opening splash for 'Survival Myths' article in Outdoor Life Magazine

Concept Design - 'Sophie'

Concept Design - 'Sophie'

Preview image for the upcoming comic book series 'The Forevers'

Preview image for the upcoming comic book series 'The Forevers'

SHOW NOTE   - (24:56): Renowned comic book artist Kelley Jones began his involvement with DC Comics' Batman in the 1990s with his striking covers on the issues of the 'Knightfall' series. Kelley would go on to illustrate nearly all of the other covers in the event and finally become the regular penciller for a lengthy run on the 'Batman' comic book in the mid-1990s. 

SHOW NOTE - (24:56): Renowned comic book artist Kelley Jones began his involvement with DC Comics' Batman in the 1990s with his striking covers on the issues of the 'Knightfall' series. Kelley would go on to illustrate nearly all of the other covers in the event and finally become the regular penciller for a lengthy run on the 'Batman' comic book in the mid-1990s. 

SHOW NOTE   - (29:37): Eric mentions transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University and their Communication Arts program. Illustrator Sterling Hundley is one of the instructors and several alumni such as Pfeiffer, Richie Pope, Jeffery Alan Love and Chris Visions have become young illustrators currently making waves in the art world. ( clockwise from left ) Sterling Hundley, Jeffery Alan Love, Chris Visions and Richie Pope.

SHOW NOTE - (29:37): Eric mentions transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University and their Communication Arts program. Illustrator Sterling Hundley is one of the instructors and several alumni such as Pfeiffer, Richie Pope, Jeffery Alan Love and Chris Visions have become young illustrators currently making waves in the art world. (clockwise from left) Sterling Hundley, Jeffery Alan Love, Chris Visions and Richie Pope.

Artist Proof: Episode 9 - Jon Bogdanove

On this episode, Adrian speaks with one of his favorite comic book artists Jon Bogdanove. Bogdanove is most known for delivering his dynamic and powerful art with an 80-plus issue run on DC Comics' Superman: Man Of Steel title. With writer Louise Simonson, he also co-created the character Steel during the Death & Return of Superman saga in the early 1990s. 

Jon expounds upon his earliest influences such as the classic Adventures of Superman television series and the work of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby. He also gives a behind-the-scenes peek into how the Death & Return of Superman storyline was orchestrated and the inspirations for the character Steel. Lastly, Bogdanove discusses being a ’style chameleon’, his outreach in teaching art to middle-schoolers and his creator-owned comic Strongman.   

Show Theme: 'All The Timez' - Arranged, Produced and Composed by Nathan M. Dreggors

Licensed from A1 Productions / Copyright 2016

Jon Bogdanove

Jon Bogdanove

Steel (John Henry Irons) / Copyright 2016 DC Comics

Steel (John Henry Irons) / Copyright 2016 DC Comics

Bogdanove as 'style chameleon'. / Superman & Batman Copyright 2016 DC Comics

Bogdanove as 'style chameleon'. / Superman & Batman Copyright 2016 DC Comics

Strongman and friends / Strongman and associated characters Copyright 2016 Jon Bogdanove

Strongman and friends / Strongman and associated characters Copyright 2016 Jon Bogdanove

Artist Proof: Episode 7 - Kevlen Goodner

On this episode, Adrian speaks with artist/educator Kevlen Goodner in a lively conversation. Goodner relates how hip-hop and comics influenced his formative years in his native Louisville, Kentucky; outreach through comic book workshops with his son (and recent Kubert School graduate) Justice; drawing in public to focus on craft and win friends and clients; and using social media under his moniker 'The Illest Strator'.   

Show Theme: 'All The Timez' - Arranged, Produced and Composed by Nathan M. Dreggors

Licensed from A1 Productions / Copyright 2015

Kevlen Goodner

Kevlen Goodner

Mr. Spock by Kevlen Goodner

Mr. Spock by Kevlen Goodner

Artist Proof: Episode 5 - Shawn Pryor

Art by Penny Candy Studios

Art by Penny Candy Studios

On this episode, Adrian speaks with creator Shawn Pryor in an engaging conversation about the science of crowdfunding.  As a former president of Action Lab Entertainment, Shawn has developed several successful crowdfunding campaigns for various comic book and graphic novel projects. Most recently, he ran a hugely successful campaign under his own company, Crowntaker Studios, to fund his creator-owned all-ages comic 'Cash and Carrie' with co-creators Giulie Speziani and artist Penny Candy Studios. In addition, Shawn discusses stepping away from the comic book business to reassess his place within it, his return and the inspirations for his upcoming football comic F.O.R.C.E with co-creators B. Alex Thompson and artist Jay Reed.    

Show Theme: 'All The Timez' - Arranged, Produced and Composed by Nathan M. Dreggors

Licensed from A1 Productions / Copyright 2015

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