Daily Archives: September 8, 2015

EPISODE 36 – AGP (Amanda Gilliam Presents) Dan Johson

On this episode of AGP, I welcome comic creator Dan Johnson to the show. Dan Johnson is a North Carolina native who knew he wanted to create comic books ever since he was seven years old. He began working in the industry by contributing articles to such comics-themed magazines as Alter Ego, Back Issue and Comic Book Marketplace (he has also contributed to such comics-themed and pop culture publications as Filmfax, Hogan’s Alley, Monster Memories, Monster News and Scary Monsters Magazine). Dan’s first graphic novel, Herc and Thor, was published by Antarctic Press in 2006. Shortly after the release of that book, he began writing for Campfire Graphic Novels. His books for that company include adaptations of Robinson Crusoe, Oliver Twist and The Jungle Book (which was nominated for a 2011 Comic Con India Award for Best Childrenâ??s Publication) and the original graphic novel, Sinbad: The Legacy. Dan is also a writer for the Dennis the Menace comic strip and he contributed four short stories to With Great Power, an anthology that centers around a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (which featured the origin and first appearance of The Amazing Spider-Man) as it passes from one owner to the next over the course of fifty years. He also served as the editor and head writer for the first issue of Cemetery Plots, a horror anthology from Empire Comics Lab. In late 2014, Dan began writing for Charlton Neo Media and he was named an assistant editor at the company. At this time, he is working on two original features for the company, Tokoda, a western with Kevin Halter and Barbara Kaalberg and Hip Hop, a funny animal series with Will Boyer. He is also preparing a reboot of the western feature, Gunmaster, for the company with Rodney Bennett. Johnson and Bennett are also currently working on a creator-owned series for Empire Comics Lab that is set to premiere in 2016. So please join us Tuesday night at 7pm EST as I sit down with Dan Johnson and discuss about his works in the industry.