The guest list for 2022 was wonderful here at the Capes and Tights Podcast, but the fantastic list we have setup for the first quarter of 2023 is just amazing.
As a comic book podcast, the majority of our guests in the first part of 2023 will feature creatives from the comic industry such as writers, artists, publishers, and more. However, we will also feature a few guests from the film industry and beyond.
Of course, as any on-going show or podcast things come up and with this our schedule is subject to change without notice. This list is what is scheduled as of January 1, 2023.
As with all podcasts, the best way to catch all of our episodes is to subscribe or follow on your favorite podcasting platforms. We list a few for you to check out just below. You can also watch the episodes via our website or YouTube channel.
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First quarter 2023 is as follow…
Episode 75: David M. Booher (January 11)
David M. Booher is a GLAAD-nominated writer who has created comics for Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and Vault Comics, and BOOM! Studios. His all-ages fantasy series Canto is now in development as a feature film with Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios. His LGBTQ-led Killer Queens was featured in the New York Times as a must-read in honor of Pride Month. A lawyer by training, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and the true brains behind their operation—their adopted greyhounds.
Episode 76: Daniel Kraus (January 18)
Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. His collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, The Living Dead, was acclaimed by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of the Year. He has won a Scribe Award, two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more.
Episode 77: Adam Cesare / David Stoll (January 25)
Adam Cesare‘s work has been featured in numerous publications, including Shroud Magazine. His nonfiction has appeared in Paracinema, Fangoria, The LA Review of Books and other venues. He is the author of Clown in a Cornfield and the sequel Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives which have been optioned for a feature film. The slasher film will be directed by Eli Craig from a script by Carter Blanchard. Smile producers have attached as well. Cesare has a third book in the series planned. He created Dead Mall for IDW Publishing along with artist David Stoll.
Stoll is a Denver-based comic artist focused on dynamic and clear storytelling. He has been published with Mad Cave Studios, Image Comics, and Webtoon. His stunning work on Dead Mall is some of the best artwork in 2022.
Episode 78: Cavan Scott / Nick Brokenshire (February 1)
Cavan Scott‘s work includes novels, television, comic books and award-winning audio dramas. He has written for a large number of high-profile comic book series including Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, Pacific Rim, Transformers, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Vikings, Adventure Time and more. His creator-owned series include the supernatural spy thriller Shadow Service from Vault Comics and The Ward, an urban fantasy medical drama launching this June from Dark Horse Comics.
In 2018, Cavan Scott became one of the five story architects selected to create Lucasfilm’s new multi-media initiative, Star Wars: The High Republic and he is currently writing the ongoing Marvel comic of the same name, as well as numerous novels in the series.
Cavan has written widely in the galaxy far, far away, from the Tales from Vader’s Castle series to the Audie nominated Star Wars Dooku Jedi Lost. He was part of the writing team for Star Wars Kid‘s game show, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge and co-wrote two original audio dramas for Audible; Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason and The Hound of the Baskervilles, the latter starring Colin Salmon and Stephen Fry as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Cavan Scott was a magazine editor for Future Publishing in the UK, launching a number of successful magazines including Countryfile, based on the hit BBC One series.
Scot created Dead Seas along with artist Nick Brokenshire. He is currently developing a number of original comic book and television properties.
Brokenshire is a comic book artist from Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a writer/artist for IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures, including stories that include Darth Vader, Asajj Ventress, IG-88 and Max Rebo. Brokenshire is also co-creator/artist/colorist of The Once and Future Queen at Dark Horse Comics and has worked on stories and covers for Heavy Metal, 2000AD, Judge Dredd (IDW Publishing) and Robotech (Titan Comics).
Brokenshire has a few groovy irons in the fire that will be revealed in the near future. Also, He’s the frontman of Blues Harvest!
Episode 79: Rich Koslowski (February 8)
Rich Koslowski is best known for his fan-friendly comic book series The 3 Geeks (later Geeksville), as the recipient of three Eisner Award nominations, and for the much-lauded graphic novel Three Fingers in 2002 (published by Top Shelf Productions), which won the coveted Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and was named as one of the 500 Essential Graphic Novels by Harper Collins in 2008.
In 2005, his second graphic novel with Top Shelf, The King, was released and has been published in multiple foreign languages. In 2007, he wrote his first novel, a Christmas thriller entitled The List. 2008 brought Koslowski his first writing assignment for Marvel Comics, rebooting their popular Guardian character, now named Weapon Omega. Koslowski’s writing of Weapon Omega was recognized with a Prism Award.
In 2010, his third graphic novel with Top Shelf, BB Wolf and the Three LPs, was released and Koslowski won the Glyph Award for Best Artist.
Episode 80: Mark London (February 15)
Mark London is the current CEO and COO of Mad Cave Studios, as well as comic book creator.
London grew up addicted to movies and comic books. If you want to talk about, fantasy, storytelling, Conan, Transformers, GI Joe, or Japanese Animation, he’s your man. Perhaps it’s the filmography of Jean Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Sylvester Stallone.
As a kid, he loved it. As an adult, he still loves it.
Mark London has channeled that passion into his independent comic book publishing company, Mad Cave Studios, which he established in 2014. From the beginning of the studio’s inception, he has reached for nothing short of the best in terms of artwork, storylines, and team members.
London is the creative mind behind Battlecats, Knights of the Golden Sun, Wolvenheart, Midnight Task Force, Honor and Curse, and many more comics and graphic novels. His latest creation, Hunt. Kill. Repeat., drops March 1. He is joined by newcomer Francesco Archidiacono on pencils, with inks by Marc Deering (Green Lantern, Justice League), colors by Lee Loughridge (The Good Asian, Once Upon a Time at the End), and letters by Rus Wooton (Deadly Class, A Legacy of Violence).
Episode 81: Brandon Crane / Ben Heller (February 22)
Brandon Crane and Ben Heller most Mainers and Stephen King (It, The Shining, Pet Semetery) fans remember from the 1990 television mini-series when they portrayed Ben Hanscom, the younger version of the late John Ritter‘s character, and Stan Uris, younger Richard Masur character respectively.
Brandon Crane has also starred in The Wonder Years, Full House, Step By Step, and more. He was cast as “Big Guy” in It Chapter Two, the sequel reboot of the original special. His family is an acting family as his grandfather, Fred Crane spoke the first words in the movie Gone With The Wind (1939). Crane also has his own podcast called Errorist which has recently hosted Terrifier‘s Art The Clown David Howard Thornton, writer and director of the Terrifier films Damien Leone, and his fellow The Losers’ Club cast from Stephen King’s It.
Heller had a brief part as a jogger in the Georgie short from 2019 by Ryan Grulich and John Campopiano.
Crane and Heller recently visited Bangor, Maine, home of The New York Times bestselling horror author Stephen King for the Weekend of the Wicked convention. They were joined by three other members of The Losers’ Club (Emily Perkins, Marlom Taylor, and Adam Faraiz) and Stephen King’s It makeup artist Bart Mixon in a family reunion of sorts.
Crane and Heller both participated in Campopiano’s Pennywise: The Story of It documentary on the making of the first mini-series. Campopiano joined the podcast for Episode 60 to discuss said documentary.
Episode 82: Cullen Bunn (March 1)
Cullen Bunn writes comic books for Oni Press (The Sixth Gun, The Damned, The Tooth); Marvel Comics (Wolverine, Spider-Man: Season One, Fear Itself: The Fearless), Dark Horse Comics (Tales from Harrow County), BOOM! Studios (The Empty Man, The Unsound), Vault Comics, and more. I also write short fiction and novels, including the middle reader horror novel, Crooked Hills.
His short stories and non-fiction have appeared in dozens of magazines, anthologies, and e-zines. Cullen Bunn’s noir/horror comic (and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt), The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press. The follow-up, The Damned: Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008. Since then, Brian and Bunn have teamed up again on The Sixth Gun, an ongoing supernatural western, and he has worked on several other projects for Oni Press, Marvel, and DC.
In 2011, Bunn became a full-time writer. Somewhere along the way, he founded Undaunted Press and edited the critically acclaimed small press horror magazine, Whispers from the Shattered Forum.
Bunn is a multiple time Eisner Award nominated, two-time Ghastly Award winner, and Broken Frontier Award winning writer.
His six-issue miniseries The Empty Man from BOOM! Studios was optioned by 20th Century Studios in 2016. The film release in October 2020 starring James Badge, Dale Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney, and Sasha Frolova.
Cullen Bunn released Door to Door Night by Night on Vault Comics along with artist Sally Cantirino, and letterer Dee Cunniffe. The series is currently on its third issue (dropping same day as this episode).
Episode 83: Rich Douek / Alex Cormack (March 8)
Rich Douek is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated writer of original series like Sea of Sorrows, Road of Bones, and Wailing Blade, as well as writing for Wastelanders: Star Lord, Superman: Red and Blue, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe.
Born and bred in New York City, he currently lives across the river in Montclair, NJ, where he works as a creative director in advertising when he’s not busy writing comics. He is an award-winning Copywriter and Creative Director, having developed advertising campaigns for clients such as Snickers, FedEx, and Foot Locker.
His work has been featured on The Hollywood Reporter, SyfyWire, Nerdist, Rue Morgue Magazine, and elsewhere.
Alex Cormack is an illustrator and animator whose works include the critically acclaimed Sink from ComixTribe Publishing, Red Dog from 451 media, the official prequel to the motion picture Hardcore Henry, Hardcore Akan from STX Entertainment and Bliss on Tap Publishing, and Road of Bones from IDW Publishing. He has also done work for Adult Swim, Oni Press, and KRS Comics.
Cormack lives in Vermont with his wife Ashley, their son Danny, and their cat Destruction.
Douek and Cormack are the creators of the new IDW Publishing original series, Breath of Shadows.
Episode 84: Travis Gibb (March 15)
Episode 85: Shane Grant (March 22)
Shane Grant is a New England based filmmaker who is known for his work on Sleep Eaters (2017), High Authority and Night of the Wicked. His latest film, Slaughter on the Set, is set to be released in 2023 after filming was wrapped in October 2022.
Slaughter on the Set was produced by Wesley Cannon and Grant, with special effects from Tom Devlin and stars Robert Lasardo, Tamara Glynn, Angel Bradford, Vincent Cusimano, Victoria Strange, and more!
Grant is also a professional photographer.
Episode 86: Liana Kangas (March 29)
Liana Kangas is a freelance comic artist, illustrator, and writer, with previous professional history in graphic design and outreach.
Their current works include drawing and co-creating the comic miniseries TRVE KVLT, written by Scott Bryan Wilson published by IDW Publishing, drawing a short written by James Tynion IV for Razorblades, published by Image Comics and contributing to a short with David M. Booher on Canto, Tales of the Unnamed World. Liana has also worked on the IDW/LucasFilm title Star Wars Adventures written by Sam Maggs, co-writing the short one-shot Seeds of Eden, co-written by Joe Corallo, drawn by Paul Azaceta, and published by TKO Studios, co-created and drew a mini series titled She Said Destroy, written by Corallo and published by Vault Comics, and the BlackAF series title Devil’s Dye written by Vita Ayala published by Black Mask Studios.
Their work has been featured in anthologies including 2000AD, Z2’s The Final Symphony, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Comic Mix’s Mine!, Image Comics’ Where We Live, and A Wave Blue World’s All We Ever Wanted, Dead Beats, Embodied and Dead Beats: London Calling. Liana has drawn covers for series published with Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Comixology, Oni Press, Ahoy, Vault Comics, Mad Cave Studios and Scout Comics and licenses such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Dark Spaces: Wildfire, and more.
You can find fun features of Liana’s work on Nerdist, SYFY Artists Alley, Panel x Panel as well as featured articles on Deadline Hollywood, Newsarama, Paste Magazine, AIPT, Doom Rocket, Multiversity, Comics Beat, Vice, and Comics Alliance.