We talk to Omar Mora, a doctor, actor, filmmaker and writer, about his comic book, The Unearthians. This episode is also available on Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and Spotify. The Hall H Show is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto and is the “Voice of Independent Creators.”
Hey there Hall H Show listeners!
Aaron Nabus here and thank you so much for listening to the Hall H Show podcast where we proudly showcase indie pop culture and comic book creators that deserve more attention.
For episode 87, I get a chance to talk with one of the most interesting people that I have met in a long time, Omar Mora (this conversation was recorded near the end of 2019).
Omar is a medical doctor that specializes in regenerative medicine, an actor, filmmaker, writer (comic books, novels, screenplays) and an avid table tennis player. I’m not sure how he manages to find the time or energy to do all of these things. Maybe he’s a vampire – like the protagonists in his comic book, The Unearthians!
The Unearthians is a unique take on vampires (and aliens) and after reading the first three issues, I definitely am eager to read all of the upcoming issues. Haven’t you ever wondered what would happen if a vampire sucked the blood of an alien?
Please enjoy my conversation with Omar as he talks about growing up in Puerto Rico; loving DC comics, Superman and Steven Spielberg movies; going to medical school in Mexico; treating firefighters in New York during 9-11; his creative journey; some of the challenges he faced self publishing his comic book; table tennis; our appreciation for our mutual friend, comic book creator Rylend Grant (Aberrant and Banjax); stem cells and more!
While I really respect and admire Omar’s drive and passion (he’s already written the screenplay for film and treatment for TV for The Unearthians), I think his humility, positive outlook on life and willingness to work with others to produce a better product also come through in this interview. Enjoy!
What I’m very good at is organizing. I’ve organized myself in a way where I divide everything that I have time to do. The day is enough for me to do everything that I want. I don’t get overwhelmed thinking about everything I have to do. I just start little by little. What I need to do today, my goal for the week, my goal that I have for the whole year.Omar Mora
I think the first thing you need to do is to go for it, whatever you want to do, entrepreneurship and whatever you’re passionate about, just go for it. Read books, educate yourself but most of the time you just learn as you go. There’s no other way.
Surround yourself with awesome people that help you, everything will be better. There is no way you can do it by yourself. I’ve been lucky in life, meeting great people (in my life) that are helping me accomplish my goals and vice versa. It’s like a symbiotic relationship.
About The Unearthians:
Written and Created by Omar Mora
Artist: Mauricio Alvarez (Comicolor Studios)
Colorist: Edwin Estrada (Comicolor Studios)
Editor (proofread): Camille L. Cortés-López
Production / Book Design: Phil Smith
Executive Producers: Luis Natali & Omar Mora
The Unearthians is an action packed sci-fi narrative where two best friends are abducted and transported into an underground base somewhere on Earth. During the abduction Mateo and Carter decide to uncover the truth when they discover the dark agenda the aliens have in store for Earth and the entire Galaxy.
With help of other beings, they decide to fight this injustice. But Mateo and Carter also have a secret of their own, which they will use to their advantage; a secret that the aliens never saw coming. This is an original science fiction story where good versus evil collide for a greater cause and where an unconventional team come together to fight fascism and the powerful ones.
Halloween Event at Golden Apple Comics
In the podcast, an event at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, CA was mentioned that showcased a few indie comic book creators that included Omar Mora, Rylend Grant, David Pepose, Tony Fabro, Russell Nohelty, David Schrader, Chrissy Shinn, Charlie Stickney and more.
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Thanks to all that came last night to our first Fright Indie Comic Fiesta!! And thanks to Golden Apple Comics @gapplecomics for letting us host the event in your awesome shop!! Until next year!! ————– #TheUnearthians #comicbookseries #comicbooks #comixology #independent #originalstory #originalcharacter #artist #conceptart #illustrator #colorist #writer #morasproductions #firstprint #comics #pencils #cover #goldenapplecomics
The Unearthians – Issue #6
Issue #6 is out and you can check it out on Comixology.
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From @morasproductions The Turn Around! As the story unfolds, Mateo and Carter face themselves stuck choosing to do the right choice or not! What could the Alien Commander in charge of this evil agenda truly have planned for the rest of humanity? An exciting glimpse of the rest of the team that will complete The Unearthians: Naurax, Ecraptor, Flex along with Mateo, Carter, Alicio and Ames! Who is your favorite Unearthian so far? Issue #6 to be released next week 4/15/20 only @comixology!! —————– #comics #books #graphicdesign #graphicnovel #comicbooks #comicart #dccomics #marvelcomics #vampire #alien #TheUnearthians #morasproductions #comicbookseries
Omar’s passion for table tennis was evident in the podcast. The Hall H Show wish him the best of luck in his journey to get to the next level!
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What an awesome weekend of table tennis!! I got killed in my game 😁, but the games I saw, the people I met, the fierce competition matches, enjoying the time with table tennis enthusiasts… it was an experience! At least for me 😊. Congrats to the 4 players that qualified for the Olympics USA table tennis team! @usatabletennis 🏅🏆🏓 ———- #tabletennis #pingpong #sports #ustta #ittf #olympics
Wow! Hope you enjoyed this conversation with Omar Mora!
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