It’s our 100th episode!!!!! We have some of our favorite guests back throughout or 4 years of doing this show to catch up on these 5 creators! We talk to our friends Fred Van Lente, Carly Usdin, Yehudi Mercado, D.J. Kirkbride, and our Grand Geek, Michael Tanner!!!!


Michael Tanner – 27:40-41:53
Yehudi Mercado– 41:54-56:40
Carly Usdin– 56:41-1:20:06
DJ Kirkbride– 1:20:07-1:36:28
Fred Van Lente– 1:36:29-1:50:08

Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film.

In 2017 Van Lente branched into the world of prose with his debut novel, the stand-up murder mystery Ten Dead Comedians. His follow-up novel, The Con Artist, a “geek noir” about murder at San Diego Comic Con, debuted in 2018.

His many other comics and graphic novels include Weird Detective, The Comic Book History of Comics, The Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak), Ivar, Timewalker, Marvel Zombies and The Amazing Spider-Man.

(Via his website)

For more information check out his site here!

Follow him on Twitter: @FredVanLente

For more information on Valiant Comics check out their site!

Carly Usdin

Carly Usdin got her start in the arts as a kid growing up in New Jersey; instead of writing papers, she’d turn in stop-motion videos for school assignments. The beginning of her career was spent in NYC at Viacom Media Networks; in her 5 years at Logo, she won a One Show Award and several Promax BDA Awards for her RuPaul’s Drag Race promo campaigns.

Carly left Viacom and relocated to Los Angeles in 2012. Her freelance clients include Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, World of Wonder, CBS, Fullscreen, Astronauts Wanted, New Form and YouTube. In 2015 she co-created “Le Bal,” a live drag extravaganza, with her business partner Cesar Hawas and the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. Carly is a proud member of Film Fatales, the Alliance of Women Directors and the Academy of Magical Arts.

Carly’s first feature, an award-winning no-budget indie called Suicide Kale, is now available on iTunes, Vimeo, Seed&Spark and Amazon Prime. Her first comic book, Hi-Fi Fight Club, is now available from Boom! Studios. She is the showrunner and director of a new digital anthology series, Threads, now streaming on Verizon go90.

You can stay updated with Carly on Twitter and Instagram and learn more on her website!


Yehudi Mercado

Award winning Writer/ Art Director with 20 years experience working in animation, games and comic books.

To learn more about Yehudi and SuperMercado Entertainment, check out his website and here for a breakdown of his amazing work!

Check out his Youtube channel for animatics, trailers, and other work he has to offer on there! Also, you get to hear the song that has been in Tyler’s head for years right here!

All of his work can be found on Comixology, so read and support his stuff! I highly suggest it!

Go ahead and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see what the heck this guy is up to everyday!

DJ Kirkbride

Co-writer and co-creator of the acclaimed fantasy adventure series AMELIA COLE,published digitally by Monkeybrain Comics via ComiXology and in print courtesy of IDW Publishing. He wrote the cosmic space opera THE BIGGER BANG and its sequel THE BIGGEST BANG, both from IDW. He also co-wrote the Dark Horse Comics superhero mini-series NEVER ENDING and the DARK HORSE PRESENTS feature “Laser Joan and the Rayguns.” March 2017 saw the debut of his latest creation with AMELIA COLE collaborators Adam P. Knave and Nick Brokenshire: THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN, a reimagining of Arthurian legend from Dark Horse Comics.
(Via DJ’s website)

Find DJ on Twitter, Instagram, his website, and Facebook for more updates and more!

Michael Tanner

Born in Great Falls, Montana he kept moving west until he hit the ocean and then he went south and stopped in Los Angeles. He writes comic books and short fiction.

He has also been an improvisor and sketch comedian, as well as food blogger back when that was a thing.

Via Michael’s website!

Be sure to follow Michael and his adventures on Twitter and Junior Braves of the Apocalypse on Instagram and Facebook!