Nerdist Writers Panel

Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more beloved characters), Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), and Adam Beechen (Transformers: Robots in Disguise) convene to discuss the year in comics and comics-related media. They talk about the “building year” that was 2014, what translations of comics worked on the big and small screen, where comics storytelling might be going, and books, writers, and artists they couldn't get enough of this year.

Also: Blacker talks about changes to the podcast!

 

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Our old pals Josh Friedman (showrunner, The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Avatar sequel), Aaron Ginsburg (The 100; Intelligence; The Good Guys), and Emily Halpern (co-creator, Trophy Wife) discuss the difficulty in getting things made in 2014, the buying trend of established brands, comedies that work, Serial, the Dorothy Problem, the Doughnut Hole Problem, and lots more in this year-end wrap up. Also: Ben Blacker talks about changes to the podcast!

 

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Our own original Fantastic Four: Ben Blacker (Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, and Beyond Belief ), Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), comic legend Len Wein (Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Stegron) and Adam Beechen (Transformers: Robots in Disguise) join together in this action-packed episode to discuss product placement in comic books, the influx of comic movies, the necessity of cons to today’s comic writer, attendee’s questions AND Len gets lunch delivered!  It’s a can’t miss, people!

 

This podcast was recorded live on Nov 1st at Comikaze in Los Angeles.  

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Since starting out as an assistant on Freaks and Geeks and her first staff writer job on Undeclared, Jenni Konner has gone on to write and produce shows for network television and cable. She's now the co-showrunner of HBO's Girls with show creator Lena Dunham. Jenni talks about how the Girls room works, what she's learned from Judd Apatow, the fun of punch-up sessions, and lots more.

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Artist/Creator/Director Rob Prior (Heavy Metal; Spawn the Impaler; Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight) joins Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) and Adam Beechen (Transformers: Robots in Disguise) to chat about his first gigs as an underage poseur painting monsters for Dungeons & Dragons, painting on stage with Tek9 and how he taught himself to paint simultaneously with two hands.  Oh, and by the way, Rob’s painting the entire time that we’re talking to him. 

This podcast was recorded live on Nov 1st at Comikaze in Los Angeles. 

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Ben Queen (creator, A to Z), Kim Shumway (The 100; Dallas), Deirdre Mangan (I, Zombie). Getting back to our “panel” roots by throwing together three writers from different backgrounds and experiences to talk about the business and process of writing for TV!

 

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Charles Soule (She-Hulk; Death of Wolverine; Swamp Thing; Inhuman; Letter 44) and Gerry Duggan (Deadpool; Nova; Arkham Manor) join co-hosts Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) at Rockbar in Manhattan to discuss telling personal stories, the perks of working for Marvel, where they find inspiration, and much more.

Recorded as part of New York Super Week on October 8, 2014.

 

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The creator of CBS's hit Scorpion and the beloved Prison Break talks about his work habits, blending drama and comedy, transitioning from law to screenwriting, what he looks for in putting together a room, and more. 

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G. Willow Wilson (co-creator of Ms. Marvel) and Greg Pak (Superman/Batman; “World War Hulk” and “Doomed” storylines) join co-hosts Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) at New York ComicCon to discuss tackling characters new and old, introducing new worlds and cultures to comics, and telling stories they want to tell.

Recorded at New York ComicCon on October 11, 2014.

 

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Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and designer Lisa Hanawalt discuss the conception of the animated comedy, Raphael's inspiration from Lisa's middle-school drawings, the freedom of working with Netflix, going dark and serialized, and lots more.

Get the new digital-only comics from Ben Acker & Ben Blacker at http://thrillingadventurehour.com/wordpress/comic-books/. Origin issues of The Thrilling Adventure Hour's Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, and Beyond Belief!

 

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