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Ep. 26 – Zack Kaplan (Eclipse and Port of Earth) – LBCC 2017

The Hall H Show podcast interviews Zach Kaplan, writer and creator of the comic book, Eclipse at Long Beach Comic Con 2017! This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher. The Hall H Show podcast is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto.

Show Notes

Hey there fellow nerds and geeks!

Aaron Nabus here and thanks for tuning into the Hall H Show!

My co-host Alex Benedicto and I recently caught up with Zack Kaplan at Long Beach Comic Con 2017. Zack is the writer and creator of the comic book “Eclipse,” which is published by Top Cow.

Growing up in north Florida, Zack was into video games like Zelda and loved watching Star Trek The Next Generation.

He was creative even at an early age, making stop animation movies with his He-Man action figures.

While he started out as an actor and studied theatre and was more interested in being in front of the camera, he eventually realized that he would rather be do things behind the camera.

After making his way to Los Angeles and while studying film at USC, Zack worked a few odd jobs before finding success with his comic book , Eclipse.

 

Past odd jobs included working as an agent’s assistant, doing cater waiting, teaching film and TV writing, and also working as a poker dealer.

In fact the inspiration for Eclipse came during numerous trips back home at sunrise after a long night of either dealing…or playing cards.

I enjoyed reading Eclipse, a dystopian story of a society living underground during the day, due to a catastrophic solar event. Add a killer on the loose, killing people with sunlight and you have the makings of not only an interesting comic book, but also a movie or even a TV series…oh wait I guess you’ll have to listen to the rest of the podcast for that.

He also gives great advice for aspiring creators and he even gives us a preview of his new comic book called “Port of Earth” which is coming out in November 2017.

We hope you enjoy our Hall H Show podcast conversation with Zack Kaplan and if you are going to New York Comic Con 2017 he will be at Artist Alley M10!

He will also be appearing at Los Angeles Comic Con, so please go check him out!

 

Video version of this episode:

 

Thunder Round Questions:

  1. If we gave you a million dollars, and you had to spend it all in a day…what would you do with it?
  2. What are three movies that you could watch over and over?
  3. What advice would you give your 11 year old self?
  4. If a Mt. Rushmore of comic book creators was ever built, what four people would you want on there?

 

Art Watch:

Giovanni Timpano: Website | Twitter
Geoff Shaw: Website | Twitter
Donny Cates: Twitter

 

Follow Our Guest Online:

Zack Kaplan: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

Thank…YOU!

Thank YOU for listening to the Hall H Show!

Our mission as “Artist Alley Evangelists” is to put the mainstream Hall H spotlight on artists, writers and other creatives!

We especially love emerging talent and people we think deserve more exposure like comic book writer and creator, Zach Kaplan!

Please check out his comic books Eclipse, which is out now, and Port of Earth, which will be out in November of 2017.

Also look out for him at this year’s New York Comic Con and Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

Speaking of conventions…please make sure you are continuing to be SDCCfit so you can better enjoy all the cons you plan on going to this year. Join in on the fun by following the SDCCfit movement online on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtag, #SDCCfit.

If you are listening to us on Google Play, iTunes or Stitcher, we would appreciate a rating and a comment. We are always looking for interesting guests to have on the show…so if you have any suggestions, please reach out to us on social media using the hashtag, #HallHshow.

Peace…cheers…and Artists Assemble!

Music by The Passion HiFi. #HallHShow #ArtistsAssemble

Aaron Nabus

Aaron Nabus

After being trapped on Earth for a number of years, Aaron Nabus grew to enjoy watching anime and Godzilla movies, reading comic books, eating kimchi, and playing 80's and 90's arcade, Nintendo and SNES games. When not roaming the galaxy, interviewing talented creators, he is a full time Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival and a #ComicConFit motivator.

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