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Ryan Drost, writer and creator of tge Stealth Hammer Comic Book talks to Aaron Nabus of the Hall H Show podcast.

Ep. 123 – Ryan Drost

Hall H Show host Aaron Nabus talks to the writer and creator of the indie comic book Stealth Hammer, Ryan Drost. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Deezer, Amazon Music, and Spotify. The Hall H Show is produced by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto and is the “Voice of Independent Creators.”

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome Ryan Drost, the creator and writer of Stealth Hammer, an all ages indie comic book that mixes elements of science and technology with adventure, magic, mythology.

Welcome to the Hall H Show, Ryan!

Opening Round Questions:

  • Where did you grow and what was 11 year old Ryan into?
  • What was the first comic book that you read? 
  • What movies that you watched in a theater made an impact on you??
  • Can you talk about your creative journey? What motivated you to want to write comics?

Stealth Hammer Questions:

  • If you were at a comic convention, how would you describe Stealth Hammer to the people walking by your table?
  • How long have you been working on this story and was there a particular event that helped direct you to this particular story? The main protagonist, Jami, is based on your wife, right?
  • Could you tell us about some of the other main characters?
  • From start to finish, were there any challenges that you had difficulty resolving? If so, what were they and how did you overcome them? 
  • Who is on the creative team and how did you find them?
  • How did you go about figuring out the Stealth Hammer universe?
  • It looks like you weren’t successful on your first Kickstarter campaign for issue one. What lessons did you learn that allowed you to be successful on your next try?
  • Issue Two is out now. How did you manage to score a variant cover illustrated by the incredible Chrissy Zullo?
  • How many issues have you plotted?

Thunder Round Questions:

  • What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
  • What’s a typical Sunday like for you?
  • What comics are you reading right now?
  • What’s one thing that makes you happy?
  • If I had one day to spend in the city you currently live in, what would you recommend I do?
  • What’s something new that you recently learned?
  • What’s one thing you hated as a child but love now as an adult?
  • What word would you use to describe yourself?
  • If a movie was made about your life, what kind of music would be on the soundtrack?
  • If you could have a meal with anyone alive now or from history, who would it be with and where would you eat at?
  • If you could teleport to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Why did you pick this place?
  • If you could tell your younger self (when you were a senior in high school) one thing, what would it be?
  • What three TV shows could you watch over and over and not get tired of them? 
  • What do you hope to accomplish in the next 3- 5 years?
  • What’s one thing on your bucket list that would surprise people?
  • You’re at a comic book shop and thumbing through the back issue bins. What comics would you look for?
  • It’s 2am at your local karaoke joint. You get to sing the last song. What song do you sing?

Closing Pieces of Advice:

  • From a writer’s perspective, what’s one thing you can do to improve yourself as a writer?
  • Of course, it helps to have an audience who appreciates your stories. What’s one thing that you have done to better connect with your readers?
  • On the business side of things, what is one thing you would recommend aspiring indie comic book creators consider to help increase their chances of success and hopefully sustainability?

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Thank YOU:

And, thanks to our guest, Ryan Drost. Please give him a follow and consider supporting his comic book, Stealth Hammer.

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Peace, cheers, and stay safe out there!

Aaron Nabus

Aaron Nabus

After crash landing on Earth, 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 Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival, founder and organizer of FilAm CreatorCon and a #ComicConFit motivator.

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