Category Archives: Tell The Damn Story (Satellite)

Tell The Damn Story: From “What if” to 13 Years: Getting to “Yes” with You Creative Endeavors

Alex Simmons and Chris Ryan discuss how to keep going when there are roadblocks thrown in front of your creativity. They speak of pop culture phenomena and their own projects, from brand new ideas to works in progress to 13 … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #79: How Do You Face Creative Depression?

Alex and Chris discuss numerous aspects of creative depression from “The Mean Editor” interior voice to worrying about aging, to time, to dealing with collaborators and publishers who do not share your vision. And they suggest ways to deal with … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #78: How Hard Is It To Give Credit Where Credit Is Due?

Being a freelance artists (writer, illustrator, dancer, etc.) can be a hard road to travel. It’s not just about the quality of your craft. It’s also about the level of your business skills, and the ethics of the business world. … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #77: Choosing To Write Outside Life Experience (Race, Religion, and More)

In this episode Alex and Chris verbally cruise the choppy waters of the right to write debate.  Should writers tell stories about life experiences (race, religion, etc.) that they haven’t lived.  If so, what are their responsibilities? What harm can … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #76: Chris Ryan Interviews Mystery Author & Ex-Journalist, R.G. Belsky

A little while back, Chris attended the Deadly Ink Writer’s Conference in central New Jersey. There he met and interviewed several other talented authors to get a glimpse of their process for telling the damn story. So listen up as … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #75: An Interview With Black Lightening Creator, Tony Isabella

In this episode, Alex has to roll solo as he sits down with one of the comic industries best talents, writer/creator Tony Isabella. Tony worked for both Marvel and DC Comics starting back in the seventies, and is best known … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #74: Meet Don McGregor, Writer of The Black Panther & 200 Other Tales

Co Hosts Alex and Chris thought they were prepared to interview storyteller extraordinaire DON McGREGOR.   Alex had known him since the 70s.  Chris had read this books almost as long, and researched like crazy for the interview.  They thought … Continue reading

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