CCC 341 - The James Stowe Interview

James Stowe joins Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme to talk about his RPG & Comic series Sidekick Quests and more

About the work:
Our story begins in the village of Fairevale during a tournament to determine which troop of local Adventurers will accompany the King of Chivel into the Badlands to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the vile Spiked Knight.
Janice the Squire’s grandfather, Sir Wesley, and his troop win the honor and Janice reluctantly prepares to leave for the harsh monster filled region.
Where to find: Social media links, etc.
Questions & Talking Points: (add your stuff here)
A quick breakdown of the interview: 15 min guest intro. 15 min guest project. 15 min topic discussion. (Related to guest if possible.)
The Comic
A mutual friend, John Kovalic of Dork Tower, recommended we invite you to the show. Welcome James and thank you for taking the time to talk with us. Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and your comic and role playing game Sidekick Quests?
Which came first; the comic of the role playing game? or was it all just synergy!
What motivated you to tackle such a unique project?
Share with us your story telling process in Sidekick Quests the comic and game.
With the writing, do you have pre-determined character beats you try to hit? Or is it reactinary to the RGP?
uh oh…I asked a similiar question. You take the next one!
Do the RPG elements ever take the comic in a direction you could never have forseen? Does it make it easier to stay invested in the creation process?
Have you ever lost a character that you wish you had back? Have you ever cheated!!? No don’t tell me!
Kickstarter – SideKick Quests, Mystery of the Moon Stone
72% funded as of Nov 15.
A comic collection and RPG module in one! James can you tell us more about the Mystery of the Moon Stone?
Do I need the first collection to play the second collection or are they standalone? synergy!
Table top gaming is experiencing a resurgance, especiially on Kickstarter. Is it hard go to get noticed with everyone posting and promoting “their game”?
Art and Process
Tell us about your art tools and process. Are you fully digital?
Does your character visual design follow your character sheet or vice versa or synergy?
Role playing
Do you have a favorite Role Playing game…or is there any time for that?
Are there any unique role playing elements in Sidekick Quests that you won’t find elsewhere? synergy!
How does the family feel about your passions for comics and RPG. In other words….are they willing participants or your hostages?
Other Projects
Any other projects past or future that we should check out?
The LAST Question… Ever… Like, EVER-ever. (Pay It Forward)
Can you share an artist or two you are a fan of for our listeners to follow?
Where can we find their work online?
Brian F’n Patterson


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