Fueled By Weird

Fueled By Weird

Everyone has hobbies and interests that fuel their weird. What fuels yours? Each episode Chris will sit down with creatives of all kinds and listens to their stories of what they are working on, what inspired them to get started, what's coming next, and most importantly...what fuels their weird! Find Fueled by Weird wherever you get your podcasts!

Episodes

October 2, 2023 41 mins
Allen Dunford is one of the CEOs and half of the creative minds behind Top Hat Studios and is the co-creator and writer of such titles as Horus in Hell, Grandma Chainsaw, Pocus Hocus, and a ton more!I got the chance to sit down with Allen and talk about what he's celebrating this month, what it was that inspired him to become a writer, where he gets his ideas from, and tons more! We also chat about what we can see from him in the ...
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Daniel Warren Johnson is an extremely talented writer and artist behind such titles as Murder Falcon and Do A Powerbomb, along with creating great stories for Wonder Woman, Beta Ray Bill, and the upcoming Transformers line from Skybound! I got the chance to sit down with Daniel and talk about how he felt when he was approached to write and draw a new Transformer title, the differences between writing creator-owned titles and alread...

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Ben Lacy is the founder and CEO of Biting Comics, and the creator and writer of The Cthulhu Man, Shark of War, The Vicious Vixens of Dakuwanga, and his most recent series Samson #1 - To Fight The Uberfuhrer! I got the chance to sit down with Ben and talk about refrigeration, what it was that inspired him to become a writer, where he gets his ideas from, and tons more! We also chat about what we can see from him in the future, and a...
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Writer Scott Wilke has a number of writing credits under his belt, including stories such as Periwinkle, HyperGeist, Red Scare, The Legend of Everett Forge, and so many others including Welcome to Monster World and Cereal Killer, that are on Kickstarter right now! I got the chance to sit down with Scott and talk about some favorite family traditions, how he got interested in writing in the first place, where his ideas come from, an...
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Joel Rodriguez is the President and CEO of Metal Ninja Studios, and the writer and creator of the series The Dusk County Chronicles and its sequel series The Dusk County Chronicles: Nightfall, which is on Kickstarter right now!I got the chance to sit down with Joel and talk about where he would teleport if he could teleport anywhere, what led him to start up his own company Metal Ninja Studios, how he got his start as a writer, whe...
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Kenny Aitken is the founder and CEO of Moonfire Labs, and the creator, writer, and colorist for one of my most favorite indie comic books Apex Cybernetic Samurai Owl!

I finally got the chance to sit down with Kenny and talk about what your walkout song would be, what it was that inspired him to become an artist and a writer, where he gets his ideas from, and tons more! We also chat about what we can see from him in the future and a...

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Matt Knowles and Steph Cannon are the founders and the creative duo behind Insymmetry Creations, crafting such titles as the Heirs of Isildur series The Perilous Prospects, Nightmare Scenario, Tales from Nocturnia, and the Crossroads Conundrum. They also created the all-ages tale Misfitz Clubhouse! Now, this hard-working duo is back with their most recent release I Am Qido! I got the chance to sit down with Matt and Steph and talk ...

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Rick Percinsky and Ethan Watt are the Captains of the Idaho Falls and Boise Chapters of Idaho Armored Combat! Medieval Armored Combat, or Buhurt as it's also known, is an MMA-style sport centered around combatants wearing real steel medieval armor using blunted medieval weapons in individual or team battles.

I got the chance to sit down with these two and talk about what got them interested in medieval armored combat fighting in th...

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Dirk Manning is an independent comic writer including but not limited to titles such as Nightmare World, The Tales of Mr. Rhee, Love Stories to Die For, The Adventures of Cthulhu and Dastardly Dirk, Tara Normal, Hope, Butts in Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story, Arn Anderson: My Life as the Enforcer, and so, so many more!I got the chance to sit down with him and talk about the five ingredients to make a Dirk Manning, how he first beca...

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August 18, 2023 45 mins

Jonathan Hedrick is an independent comic writer including but not limited to titles such as Recount, Dream Master, Caffeinated Hearts, and the most current title, Spillblood!I got the chance to sit down with him and talk about how he first became interested in writing, the importance of getting comfortable being uncomfortable, taking a chance on yourself, the beast that is running a Kickstarter, and tons more! We also chat about wh...

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Evan Carothers is not only the owner of EC3D Designs, he's also the owner and creator of Wolven Press, and the co-creator and writer of the comic series TOXX!I got the chance to sit down with him in the middle of a huge storm and talk about how he first got into writing, transitioning from writing RPGs to comics, the beast that is running a Kickstarter, pulling inspiration from real life, and tons more! We also chat about what we c...

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Ty Christian, aka Fang Von Wrathenstein, is the lead singer of one of my all-time favorite heavy metal bands, Lords of the Trident! I got the chance to sit down with Ty and talk about a number of things, including whether or not a hot dog is in fact a sandwich, the inspiration behind the name of the band and the band's music, their songwriting process, and more! We also chat about what we can see from Lords of the Trident in the fu...
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On today's show, I was able to sit down and talk to Cola Anderson and Eric Schuster, the pair behind the Adams Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization focused on suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

Cola and Eric talked to me about how the Adams Foundation was started, their mission statement, and what they want to accomplish. We also talked about mental health awareness, the importance of reaching out and finding ...

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Josh Ruben and Bri Tippets are the incredibly talented writer/artist duo behind the hugely popular new horror comic Darla from Invader Comics!!! I got the chance to sit down and talk with them about how they first got into writing and art respectively, the inspiration behind life experiences, the importance of taking chances, and tons more! We also chat about any advice they have for up-and-coming creatives! After an extremely succ...
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Steven Prince is the extremely talented writer and creator of one of my all-time favorite indie comics series out today, Monster Matador!!! I got the chance to sit down with him and talk about how he first became interested in writing, the importance of releasing complete stories, the beast that is running a Kickstarter, and tons more! We also chat about what we can see from him in the future and any advice he may have for up-and-c...
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Rich Douek is an extremely talented writer, writing books for many different publishers including IDW, Aftershock, Marvel, DC, Boom!, and so many more! I got the chance to sit down with Rich and talk to him about how he became interested in writing, how much research goes into his ideas, and how much of his stories major publishers let him keep. We also chat about what we can see from him in the future and any advice he may have fo...
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Jessica Maison is an extremely talented writer, with titles including her sci-fi series Plastic Girl, Mary Shelley's School for Monsters, and stories published in anthologies such as Cthulhu is Hard to Spell and Nightmare Theater! Jessica is also head of her own imprint Wicked Tree Press! I got the chance to sit down with Jessica and talk to her about how she got her start in writing, how some of the wildest ideas become the best s...
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Claudio Sanchez is the incredibly talented frontman of the band Coheed and Cambria. When he's not singing and writing music, he's busy writing novels and comics, with titles such as Year of the Black Rainbow, The Amory Wars, Kill Audio, Translucid, Key of Z, and My Brother's Blood Machine from his label Evil Ink Comics!I got the chance to sit down with Claudio and talk to him about how he got started writing comics, how hard it is ...
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Jon Westhoff is an extremely talented writer and artist, with titles such as Depowered, Up and Let’s Go, On the Stack, Child Possession Services, Bulletproof Chicken, and Drumsticks of Doom from his studio Part Time Comix! I got the chance to sit down with Jon and talk to him about how he got started writing comics, how being in a band helped with his writing, and how sometimes in order to achieve bigger goals, you need to start sm...

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Kyrun Silva is an extremely talented writer and artist, with titles such as Shaman's Destiny, Ruby from Planet Oz, Starcore, and Xob the Lightning Weilder! Not to mention all the other books he's worked on for other people!I got the chance to sit down with Kyrun and ask him how he got started on his comic book journey. We also chat about trying to find enough time, taking a chance on yourself, and doing what makes you happy. We als...

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