Monday, January 15, 2018

Fever Talk #21


In which we discuss at length the Aziz Ansari sexual assault story from https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 and the fucked up sexual politics/culture that lead to such things happening.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Aaron Fever Talks To... Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou 2


Hass returns to talk about his latest project, THE UNLIKELY STORY OF FELIX AND MACABBER. Then we take some time to look back on 2017 with some randomly chosen but very deep and philosophical questions we found on the internet. We get into it, folks! No holds barred!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

ICN Awards

The IrishComicNews.com Awards have just posted their 2017 nominations. It's very nice to see my name along with the names of some of the people I've worked with litter the list. Here is where we are:

BEST ARTIST PUBLISHED IN IRELAND

Katie Fleming
George Kambadais
Clare Foley

BEST WRITER PUBLISHED IN IRELAND
Aaron Fever

BEST COLOURIST PUBLISHED IN IRELAND
Dearbhla Kelly
Triona Farrell
Rebecca Nalty

BEST LETTERER
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

BEST IRISH CREATOR COMIC PUBLISHED IN IRELAND
Swift
Frozen Waste

BEST NEWCOMER / BREAKTHROUGH 
Rebecca Nalty

BEST IRISH ANTHOLOGY
Specimen

OVERALL BEST IRISH COMIC
Frozen Waste

BEST IRISH COMIC COVER
Specimen

BEST COMIC RELATED/FEATURED IRISH PODCAST
Fever Talk

Two surprises in that list. One is that Ship Wrecked wasn't nominated this year for Best Webcomic and the other is that Fever Talk was nominated for Best Podcast. Didn't see either of those coming! Oh well, that's life.

So consider dropping a vote for either myself and/or some of my cohorts if you like what we've done. Just go to THIS LINK and fill out the form with your picks!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Fever Talk #20


We're back with our first podcast of 2018 and we start with a taste-test of a lovely gift from listeners Dominik and Katrin. Talk then moves on to resolutions for the new year and celebrations from the holiday season just past.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Fever Talk #19


We talk about Christmas traditions past, present, and future along with some of our favourite Christmas memories in this first holiday special on Fever Talk!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

SHIP WRECKED Vol. 2 - Page 24


Now that we've reached the end of Volume 2, I just want to thank a lot of people. Thank you to my amazing team: Katie, Rebecca, and Zakk. This comic literally wouldn't exist if it wasn't for your talent and generosity. Some day I'll be able to pay you back tenfold.

Thank you to JP for being an endless line of positivity, to Triona for getting this show started in the first place, and Dearbhla for making a webcomic look great in print. Big thank you to Julie and David for their amazing cover work on both print volumes too. Also to all at IrishComicNews.com who have been a great support not just to myself but all of the Irish comics community.

I wanted to write a comic about working a crappy job and trying to get through it. It ended up being about friendship and finding happiness. I'd like to think that positive turn means something about my own life. If not, I hope it says something about yours.

We'll hopefully be back with Volume 3 in February. I've written the script and Katie is working her magic on the pages as I type this. She works incredibly hard so please consider supporting her, she's taking commissions so that's a great place to start: twitter.com/Katiecanartgood

In the mean time, a big thank YOU for reading this and especially all the amazing patrons at patreon.com/aaronfever for supporting me the past year. The fact that anyone reads this sci-fi-sitcomic means a lot.

Happy Zu'bkar Day y'all!


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My 2017

Hey Aaron, what did you do this past year? Well... let me tell you...

JANUARY


My YouTube series Word-A-Week finished. I've done 75 of them. I'll go back some day to get to 100 and then retire it. There has usually been 2 years between each series though so don't hold your breath!

Oh yeah and I got married!


This is our official wedding photo. It was taken in the diner that we got breakfast in after getting hitched at a court house!

FEBRUARY


Uhhhhh... stuff? Honestly, it was mostly spent getting personal stuff sorted (see above marriage) and getting comics produced. Lots of pre-production done, essentially. For example, this was the month that SWIFT began life post-script.

MARCH


I played Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. I know that isn't a huge personal milestone for most people but honestly I really love it and have become obsessed ever since. Here is a photo of our beloved DM before he pulls all his hair out because we spent an hour discussing the pros and cons of fighting a goblin.



APRIL 


Started work on a comic pitch that we're currently waiting on the cover to finish. Looking forward to sending that one out to people. April featured starting that, finishing production of SHIP WRECKED Vol 2, and being mid production of SWIFT. Behind the scenes; I was packing up all my stuff because...

MAY


I moved in with my wife! Yup, four months later. This is what happens when you elope and weren't really prepared for it! Once I was in and settled, Darcy and I started our podcast FEVER TALK.


JUNE


Triona finished her time with SHIP WRECKED and finished up volume 1. Her career has taken off and I'm so glad she was able to make my weird space sitcom with me.


FROZEN WASTE production finished too and Clare and I worked on getting it ready for print.

JULY


Hoo boy, July was a busy one. I went a bit nuts, honestly.

We started releasing SHIP WRECKED Vol 2! This was a big deal and made me quite nervous/excited to see what people thought of the new art team but also the increased release schedule.


I took part in the comic event DECAF in Dublin. Twas a lovely day.


I haven't written much about improv here, mostly because it would be a pretty formulaic entry of "did a show with Kill The Monster again this month and it was fun". But this was a bit different as I was asked to perform with a one off team (featuring radio personality Rick O'Shea) for a charity show in aid of Epilepsy.


This was actually my first ever time sitting at a table and selling my comics. Small Press Day was great and I hope to do it again next year. SPD was also the launch of FROZEN WASTE!



AUGUST


Most of this month was spent getting ready for September. That means preparing for Dragon Con and Thought Bubble, getting lots of comic stuff printed up (e.g. SWIFT finished production), and making this with my friends:



SEPTEMBER


Dragon Con was a blast/exhausting as per usual. Here is just a selection of the great people I got to perform and work with. They're all amazing.


Thought Bubble was a mixed bag of fun and learning. I had never done a full comic convention with a table so I had a lot to figure out. Definitely took away tons from it.


OCTOBER


This month was recovery. I had spent the whole summer basically getting no sleep and burning every candle at every end. The only thing of note that I can remember was returning to DECAF again at the end of the month. It was probably my best con experience of the year though, as I had some very sweet readers say some nice things about my book in person. Definitely needed that after all the work.


NOVEMBER


Spent a day at The Big Bang in Dundrum selling my wares with the wonderful Katie and Clare. First time selling stuff inside a comic book store. Lots of firsts this year.


DECEMBER


From firsts to lasts. I said goodbye to Red Cube Studio this month. I had worked there for a little over 2 years. It has been a great experience and one of the best jobs I've ever had.


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So what does 2018 have in store? A big change, that's for sure. I'll hopefully be pitching 3 very different comics to publishers, we'll see what happens with them, and I'll be looking for a new day job, that's going to change a lot of aspects to how my life has been for a few years. Fingers crossed some luck will go my way!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Fever Talk #18


Your favourite husband-&-wife newlywed-podcast returns with chat about Aaron's many health failures, ignoring health care when you're broke, and Darcy's borderline hypochondria.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SHIP WRECKED Vol. 2 - Page 23


While this is the penultimate page, it's probably more important than our last page (sorry, last page, no hard feelings) because really this is the climax of this volume's story and the creation of the new normal for Volume 3.

I know I pulled the trigger on two plot points on this page, one significantly more than the other, but I hope that doesn't detract from either one.
I'm nervous! I want you all to like where this is going because we're really gonna lean in to it next year.

Go to ShipWreckedComic.com or tapas.io/series/Ship-Wrecked to read it!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fever Talk #17


This one is all about marriage! Darcy and I talk about our decision to elope, how we feel about it now, and our general response to weddings.

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