When he started performing in his University days in the Boston area, rapper and comedian Zach Sherwin had branded himself MC Mr. Napkins. Sporting some trademark wild hair and attire, MC Mr. Napkins had built himself a solid following, appearing on E!, VH1, Just For Laughs and has been featured in several videos online over the years. At the tail-end of 2010, after re-locating to Los Angeles, he released MC Mr. Napkins: The Album on Comedy Central Records. Not long after that, Sherwin made his first appearance on the hugely popular Epic Rap Battles of History series on YouTube, portraying a furious Albert Einstein, and would soon join the team as a writer and recurring performer. We would also continue to see new MC Mr. Napkins music videos appear on his own YouTube page right up until the end of 2012. (more…)
If you look at Writer-Artist Erik Burnham’s comicography over the past five years, to many it would seem more like a wishlist than a resume: Gene Simmons, The A-Team, The Simpsons, Mars Attacks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters and most recently the Spider-Man spin-off title, Scarlet Spider.
We managed to get some time in with the Minnesota-native before he rushed off to this year’s San Diego Comic Con and asked him a few questions about how he got started and his journey to where he is now. (more…)
If you would kindly indulge me, here is the story of how I met Johnny Millennium:
Around about three years ago, my brother, Brian Milne, was cast in an independent feature film. It was his first feature and I of course was very proud of him. The film was called Happy Console Gamer: The Movie. It was based on a video game review show of the same name. (more…)
Any long time movie fan can tell you a story of how they’ve endured many of the less-than-stellar genre films that have graced late-night cable stations and the dusty hallows of the VHS-littered shelves of video rental stores. Often times, we survive by mocking the varying degrees of insanity gracing the screen, a concept that was brought to mainstream television audiences in the late eighties by Joel Hodgson and the cast and crew of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Over ten seasons, they garnered a legendary cult status that persists to this day. (more…)
Aaron Golden – co-founder of Living Myth Media, writer, dreamer, and lover of Mango. I sat down to talk with him about his ideas on writing and discovered that writing is really just the tool he uses the most for his real passion. Building narrative and crafting stories, these are the driving purposes that define him. Aaron asserts that narrative is the framework we use to make sense of our existence; our lives are stories, he says, and we use archetypes of them as a template for our social roles, theological systems, even our values. He claims that these concepts are based on a kind of story we have create over the course of our lives. When looking at stories from this perspective, they become far more than just entertainment; they become the seeds of creation. The transformative power in hearing a story is well-known and that is what drives Aaron to write, and while writing might be the word, in the beginning there was the storyteller.