Time Out with TaLynn Kel – OnyxCon 2017 Comics Edition
Alright people! Here we are with the second installment of Time Out with TaLynn Kel. I’m going to apologize in advance as we are still figuring out what we like, what we don’t like, etc. That said, we like a lot. A whole lot. Thanks to everyone who checked out the first installment talking with authors Antoinette Houston, Mark McCray, and Aaron Michael Hall. Hopefully, there was something interesting in there for you.
This installment is our comics block. There were a lot of comic creators at OnyxCon, but we were only able to get to a fraction of the room. I’m getting a much better idea of what’s required to do this kind of work and I’m finding it takes sleep, water, food, and caffeine for that pep you need when it’s deserted you. Basically, I need all the stuff they tell you keeps you alive but we all convince ourselves we know how to hack. Spoiler alert: you can’t hack self-care. Anyway, enough of my rambling and onto the video!
Segment 1 is Ashleigh Davenport, the creator and writer behind VuDu legends. She is also the owner of Final Beat Comics, a start-up company seeking to put romance into comics. You can read more about her and her work at www.finalbeatcomics.com and check out VuDu Legends at www.vudulegends.com. You can also follow her work on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Segment 2 is Manuel and Geiszel Goday of Black Sands Entertainment. They are the creators of the Kids 2 Kings comic series is about four royal children with superpowers in a mythological world similar to the ancient middle east. They just finished book two and have created motion comics for the series. You can check out the motion comics on their YouTube channel, as well as other interesting videos about the development of this project.
They have also just launched their Kickstarter for their new project, Mori’s Family Adventures. This project follows an American family on their worldwide adventures. It’s super cute and fun for all ages. You can also follow Black Sands Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter.
Segment 3 is Rod Brown of Native Comics. Soon after graduating from Emory, Rod began collaborating with other creators forming what they call the “Native Comics Crew.” Since then, it has been an ongoing adventure creating and distributing content that targets a multi-cultural society and promotes positive character development.