“Pants Optional” is a new Zoom video interview feature where we connect with individuals within the comic book community. It’s a way to see/hear what creators have been doing during a quarantine, projects which may be in motion during this downtime, and noteworthy events and happenings taking place in lieu of conventions, appearances, and the weekly NCBD grind.
For Episode V, I spoke with Tyler Chin-Tanner and Eric Palicki, editors on A Wave Blue World‘s newest anthology MAYBE SOMEDAY: STORIES OF PROMISE, VISIONS OF HOPE. Now LIVE on Kickstarter, MAYBE SOMEDAY is a new full-color anthology presenting over twenty-five aspirational stories to lift the spirits of readers and instill the hope that a brighter future is possible. MAYBE SOMEDAY also reunites the editorial team of their Ringo Award-nominated anthology ALL WE EVER WANTED – Chin-Tanner & Palicki are back with Matt Miner.
The MAYBE SOMEDAY Kickstarter campaign, running through the entire month of June, offers a Kickstarter exclusive cover, which is only available to backers. The cover art is by Max Dunbar with colors by Espen Grundetjern. Logo and cover design are by Tim Daniel. A different cover by this same team will be featured on the direct market edition when the book comes out later this year. Other rewards include a digital sketchbook, signed bookplates, and combo packs of previously published anthologies.
Without further from me, here’s my chat with Tyler Chin-Tanner and Eric Palicki as we met to discuss MAYBE SOMEDAY: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope.
*** Please note: We had some technical difficulties with Eric’s video feed (but not mine or Tyler’s for some reason) but the audio came through, which is what you’re getting!
Special thanks to Tyler and Eric for taking the time to speak with us. Be sure to give them both a follow, as well as A Wave Blue World, from the links below. Go check out MAYBE SOMEDAY: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope on Kickstarter NOW and help bring this anthology to life!
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The full list of creators on MAYBE SOMEDAY:
Natasha Alterici, Alejandro Aragon, Darren Auck, Max Bemis, Anthony Breznican, Ryan Cady, Mario Candelaria, Joe Caramagna, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Gab Contreras, Shawn Daley, Jono Diener, Jeff Edwards, Greg Anderson Elysee, Mike Feehan, Ryan Ferrier, Joe Glass, Isaac Goodhart, Adam Gorham, Hagai, Ray-Anthony Height, Josh Hood, Daniel Kibblesmith, Konner Knudsen, Michael Kupperman, Alisa Kwitney, Valentine De Landro, Robert Lee, Yasmin Liang, Mauricet, John McFarlane, Matt Miner, Christopher Mitten, Michael Moreci, Steve Niles, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Stephanie Phillips, Curt Pires, Sebastian Piriz, Andy Poole, Nick Pyle, Rod Reis, Renfamous, Marco Rudy, Ethan Sacks, Phillip Sevy, Erica Shultz, Martin Simmonds, Aubrey Sitterson, Stelladia, Sally Jane Thompson, Zoe Thorogood, Bobby Timony & Rockwell White.
Co-Publisher/Creator – Tyler Chin-Tanner
Writer/Editor – Eric Palicki
Publisher – A Wave Blue World
Founded in 2005 by Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner, A Wave Blue World is an independent publisher of high-quality graphic novels, anthologies and art books with the rally cry, “Making Stories Matter.” AWBW connects people through storytelling and providing a platform for a multitude of creative voices. By using comics and graphic novels as a medium for change, A Wave Blue World imagines a better world and builds a brighter future as seen in The New York Times highlighted anthology, All We Ever Wanted.