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Chris Arrant
Andy Bennett
Russ Braun
Nick Cagnetti
Sophie Campbell
Deniz Camp
Eric Canete
Scott Cherry
Cliff Chiang
Kevin Cuffe
Zack Davisson
Nelson DeCastro
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Todd Dezago
Matt Emmons
Nick Filardi
Bob Frantz
Adam Gorham
Gabriel Hardman
Hyena Hell
Kristian Herrera
Phil Hester
Jeremy Holt
Josh Hood
Sean Izaakse
Phil Jimenez
Jeff Johnson
Jamie Jones
Liana Kangas
Paul Kupperberg
Marc Laming
Hope Larson
Sarah Leuver
Bradley Littlejohn
Heidi MacDonald
Andrew MacLean
Jim Mahfood
Shawn Martinborough
Kevin McCarthy
Rory McConville
Rebeca Mock
Terry Moore
Mark Morales
Tom Muller
Fabian Nicieza
Russell Nohelty
Joe Palmer
Dan Panosian
Ande Parks
David Pepose
David Petersen
Stephanie Phillips
Sebastián Piriz
Thomas Pitilli
Andrew Robinson
Jim Rugg
Ron Salas
Erica Schultz
George Schall
Nicola Scott
Dan Schkade
Alex Segura
Declan Shalvey
Doc Shaner
Eric Shanower
Ryan Sook
Chris Sotomayor
Richard Starkings
Linnea Sterte
Jazzlyn Stone
Josh Sway
Wilfredo Torres
Noah Van Sciver
Tim Vigil
Brennan Wagner
Matt Wagner
Dustin Weaver
Kyle T Webster
J.H. Williams III
Jim Zub

The Podcast

In the summer of 2019, while my wife attended an artist’s residency in Ireland, I wrangled some art college friends to join in on a weekly on-line drink & draw. Then other School of Visual Arts friends dropped by. Soon I invite others in the comic book industry beyond our collegiate circle.

A regular get-together became a proper show and the
Big Story Podcast was born. Since then, the look and name changed but the mission remained; Track the guest’s creative journey, inspiration, and process.

About Alex

I am the founder of the Big Story Podcast and co-founder of the Mountain Writers Wrant writing group in Asheville, NC. I spent a decade writing and pencilling for Marvel, DC Comics, then twice as many years as an art director and designer for Fortune 500 brands before authoring speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery novels—and more comic books.


Thank you to the hundreds of amazing guests who shared their valuable time with me. And my deepest thanks to Phil, Steve, John, and Gary for their contribution of talent and time over the years—I'll carry on the conversation we started in 2019.

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Feature episode

Clarion West Write-a-thon 2021

Thank you to everyone who showed interest in my writing and fundraising effort for Clarion West this year. They're an amazing organization that supports underserved voices in speculative fiction.


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