#54 Grieving Mall With R. Alan Brooks

Kevin and Sean speak with comic author and illustrator Alan Brooks. They discuss Alan’s latest work, Grieving Mall and how he approaches important social topics in his writing. He also shares his message on pursuing creative endeavors and plays a fun time capsule game with the hosts. This is a great listen for all comics fans, but especially anyone chasing the dream of creating their own.


ABOUT THE EPISODE

Kevin and Sean speak with comic author and illustrator Alan Brooks. They discuss Alan’s latest work, Grieving Mall and how he approaches important social topics in his writing. He also shares his message on pursuing creative endeavors and plays a fun time capsule game with the hosts. This is a great listen for all comics fans, but especially anyone chasing the dream of creating their own.

KEY POINTS OF THE EPISODE

  • Alan’s Origin Story
  • The Creative Partnership that lead to The Grieving Mall
  • Bringing awareness to social issues through comic stories
  • Alan teases his next project Baker’s Duckling
  • Name That Time-A Time Capsule Trivia Game

LINKS TO STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT

ABOUT THE GUEST

R. Alan Brooks teaches graphic novel writing for Regis University’s MFA program, and Lighthouse Writers Workshop. He’s the author of “The Burning Metronome” and “Anguish Garden” - graphic novels featuring social commentary. His award-winning weekly comic for The Colorado Sun, “What’d I Miss?” has been praised for its direct engagement with social issues. His TED Talk on the importance of art reached 1 million views in 2 months. His graphic novel work is featured in the Denver Art Museum's renovated Western exhibit. He hosts the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art's "How Art Is Born" podcast, as well as his own “MotherF—-r In A Cape” comics podcast, and has written comic books for Pop Culture Classroom, Zenescope Entertainment, and more.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

“The Captioned Life Podcast” is a show that discusses the impact of comics and pop culture on life and society. We release episodes on the 1st and 15th of the month (with bonus episodes every once in a while). The show is hosted by Kevin Stahlecker and Sean Winningham.

SHOW CREDITS

  • Kevin Stahlecker - Cohost, producer, Gamemaster
  • Sean Winningham - Cohost, producer, media editor 
  • Image used in show: "Comic Books" by Steven Miller, used under CC BY 2.0 / Desaturated from original
  • Music used in show: “Fine Line” by Geographer

ABOUT THE SHOW

A show for the most casual and dedicated fans of comics. Join Sean as he discovers what the world of comics and graphic novels has to offer from one-on-one interviews with industry professionals, round table discussions with passionate fans, and reviews on the latest comics, tv shows, and movies. New episodes every week. The Captioned Life is a part of the Comic Watch family.

SHOW CREDITS