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#159 – How To Create A Comic Book: REBURN, Strong Female Voices & Spending Time Doing Fun-Work With Alyson Shelton

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This week Mike sits down with Alyson Shelton; author & creator of REBURN; a post-apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy mini-series created by an all-female creative team!

In more detail, Alyson explains why she created the comic REBURN including the collaboration with her artist Elise McCall and how the whole process went, Alyson also talks about her inspiration for her comic and its importance. The scope of the discussion then widens where Alyson speaks about women’s voices comic books and other media, the duo also speak about Star Wars for a bit, before looping back to how the comic’s release hs affected Alyson, Alyson’s other projects and much more!

Reburn: - Alyson’s Site:  – IG: @ByAlysonShelton (  – Tonya’s Poetry on IG:

To listen to a completely free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan’s Tom Hanks rewatch here:

In the last episode of GCC, number 158, Mike spoke with Cavan Scott; author & creator of a great many things including numerous titles in Star Wars, including being one of the High Republic architects, plus Doctor Who, and plenty of new properties including Shadow Service and The Ward! They discuss Cavan’s daily processes for writing & how far ahead he is with certain projects, his supernatural secret agent spy thriller comics series; Shadow Service, Star Wars, and more!

Check out Mike’s Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan’s “Afterthoughts” a week, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at   

Find Mike’s other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion & on GCC's YouTube. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-92 are out now, in ep 92 Mike went through the fina 5 issue of the High Republic comics, in ep 91 Mike embarked on the third volume of Poe Dameron comics and prior to that Mike released a book review on Out Of The Shadows! Previous episodes topics include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues) plus the Lando comics, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, Count Dooku, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, numerous High Republic book reviews & more -

Outro read by BZ The Voice:

Mike's guest spots: Mike was on the fourth episode of the Comics In Motion Book Club, featuring the first volume of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, listen on the feed of Comics In Motion, here:   Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about accents in the Star Wars universe, find their original trilogy discuss here: & their prequel discussion here: - Also check out Mike & Ben’s discussion about The Force Awakens here: The Last Jedi here: and The Rise of Skywalker here:

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