On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.
The guests for this episode are comic book artist/illustrator Lisa Sterle and writer Matthew Erman. This husband and wife duo are co-creators of the series Long Lost, which has been optioned by writer Jenny Klein for development into a TV show. Sterle also is the co-creator of the comic series Submerged with writer Vita Ayala along with developing The Modern Witch Tarot Deck, a modern interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck. Sterle's beautiful illustrations have been used for companies like Vault Comics, IDW, BOOM! Studios, and many others.
Currently, Erman is working on an original graphic novel coming out in 2020 called Bonding with artist Emily Pearson, coming out through Vault Comics’ YA Imprint, Myriad. Also coming later this year via IDW is the Care Bears: Unlock the Magic series written by Erman along with writer Nadia Shammas with art by Agnes Garbowska.
During our chat, we talked about the creation of Long Lost and the opportunities it created for them both, their goals on projects, Submerged, their upcoming projects, how they both deal with being a married couple that are both comic creators, the facets of collaboration, and much more.
Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Sterle chose cartoonist and comics editor Christina ‘Steenz’ Stewart. Erman chose comic book artist Emily Pearson and comic book writer Nadia Shammas.
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