Why I Do This
As far back as I can remember, I've loved finding the details of storytelling. The fiction I like to consume tends to be sci-fi and horror, 2 genres known for social commentary. As a musician and lyricist, I always tried to find the proper words, inflections, and sounds that would convey the theme of a moment as perfectly as possible. When I sit down with my friends, we always talk about some kind of fictitious work and the tiny details of the story that catch our eye and make the story so engaging and meaningful.
Ever since literature class where we started looking at books as "how the story is being told" more than just "what the story is", I've been fascinated with dissecting my favorite works of fiction. The same goes for comics, but the only time that itch was being scratched is when I would talk comics with my friends. I've yet to find the type of conversation about a comic that I want to have outside of those moments; so I decided I should structure, record, and share those moments. If I want to have and listen to conversations like these, I'm hoping there are others out there that want to as well. To the comic fans, hopefully you want to hear these kinds of conversations as much as I wanted to have and record them. To the non-fans, hopefully I've helped shed some light on just how complex the themes and storytelling in comics can be, and maybe sparked a deeper curiosity. To either person, thank you for checking out this project of mine. Myself and everyone working on this podcast have put a lot into it, so you can hopefully get something out of it. I hope you enjoy it.
- Mike Durette