A Nowhere Detour To The Underworld..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

 The holidays have been drowned away by the New Year’s hangovers, so the time has come to return to our coverage of Stan Lee’s 2017 Los Angeles Comic Con. The hiatus may have been longer then we hoped, but this spotlight is focused sharply on a talented entry from the world of independent comic books.

In this installment, we continue our adventures into Artist Alley and talk with the creative minds behind “Olive and the Underworld,” Emily Felt and Laura West. This conversation delves into the books creation and development of this story of an orphaned goth girl named Olive and the rollercoaster life she lives, trying to fit in and find a home. As the speed bumps seems to grow, her world and her classmate’s world change in a tragic twist of fate.

I can continue to describe this story, but a better description will come from the creators and not from me, so

CLICK HERE To Listen To Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With The Minds Behind Olive And The Underworld (16:26)
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The Time Is Now: A Look At 2 KICKSTARTER Projects..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

It has never been a secret with Nowhere California that we have made it a point to shine our spotlight on the world of independent creativity. The projects can come from any form of media, if it will spark our interest, we will do everything possible to spread the word.

At the 2017 WonderCon, we crossed paths with two projects that are currently attempting to gain funds through Kickstarter and these campaigns are in their final days. We want to give you the vital information to these projects and, if you see fit, we hope that you will take the time out to support these creative talents.

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The first project comes from the mind of Jemma Young and the goal of this project is to release the first printed collection of “Children of Eldair”. “Children of Eldair” is the comic book that Jemma created and current can be seen online at www.eldair.com

This comic follows Embera and Koe, as they try to piece together Embera’s mysterious past and Koe takes a journey through multiple worlds. This description might be basic, but the reality of the work is amazing.

The clock has not ran out for this project, dive deeper into this world and support the “Childern of Eldair” kickstarter by CLICKING HERE

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The next project is from a past visitor to Nowhere California and the man behind Wannabe Press, Russell Nohelty. Russell is in the final days of this successful project, but there is still time to have your name attached to something special.

This project is for “Monsters and Other Scary Shit: A Monster Anthology”. This is a collection of monster themed entries and these entries are fueled by a group of creators that are ready to unleash something special.

If this seems like a project for you, the time is now and you can still add fuel to these creative fire by CLICKING HERE

NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

Nowhere California Dives Into Some Independent Ink..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

This might sound like a broken record, but the team of Nowhere California loves the world of independent creativity. It’s a world that birthed Nowhere California and we love to shine a spotlight into the area of art.

It began with “Queen Gorya”, then we took a trip to hell with “Oh, Hell”, and the guys recently received an education with “Getting Schooled..” At the recent Los Angeles Days of the Dead convention, Nowhere California returned to the printed page and talked with the mind behind Wannabe Press, Russell Nohelty.

In this conversation, Russell opens up about what got him to start Wannabe Press and mission for the creative works that might get lost in the mainstream publication world.

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CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With Russell Nohelty.. (9:09)

This was a great pleasure to talk with Russell Nohelty and Nowhere California would like to send our thanks to Russell for this opportunity.

If you want to check out all of the great work that Wannabe Press is unleashing, CLICK HERE for the official Wannabe Press website.

GHOSTBUSTERS: Deviations REVIEW

(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

In the world of comic books, even the unsure readers will understand the concepts of alternate timelines and universes. When a storyline gets looked at from a different angle or a character has a change of morals, these deviations can take a classic story down a completely different route.

During a 5 week event, the creative minds at IDW Publishing have picked 5 chart topping comic book franchises and they are looking at one of their key elements from a skewed view. One of the comics to get this one-shot treatment is the “Ghostbusters” and in this world the Ghostbusters NEVER CROSSED THE STREAMS!

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As much as this is a monumental moment is the Ghostbuster’s history, this is a monumental road to take for this one-shot issue and the story is built in the classic Ghostbuster’s form. The chemistry of the characters are intact, but without their victorious moment, the guys are trapped in an unknown limbo. The New York, they know and love is replaced by mass hysteria. The hysteria is in the form of an unwanted guest that has stayed far past its welcome.

The story, that was written by Kelly Thompson (better known for her work on Jem and the Holograms), is constructed in a great way that will allow the newest Ghostbusters reader to jump right into the stream and the veteran fans will enjoy the alternate view of one the franchises most iconic moment.

The art for this issues was created by Nelson Daniel (known for his work in the Judge Dredd series) and Daniel’s excellent work continues the visual standard set by the Ghostbusters comic book series.

I would definitely recommend this alternate view at this Ghostbuster’s moment, as it transcends the pages and asks the fan to take a different look at this iconic moment in pop culture history. In the end, I will give “Ghostbusters:Deviations” a 8 out of 10.

GHOSTBUSTERS: Deviations is available March 16th

It’s Time To Return To The Pages Of Bat Country..

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo have taken the Las Vegas journeys from the pages to the silver screen and their return to print is set, with the help of cartoonist Troy Little. Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, has announced this adaptation of “Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas” will begin their entrance into the world of graphic novels.

IDW Publishing has made a name for itself in the world of comics since their start in 1999, they have developed huge franchises and they have taken the proper risks to create a brand that can challenge the iconic legends. Now, with their entrance into the graphic novels battle ground, they are releasing a beloved classic into a world that should fit the works of Hunter S. Thompson like a glove.

“I’m so pleased that one of the first collaborative projects to come out of the Top Shelf/ IDW relationship will be Troy Little’s inspired take on a true classic of American literature,” said Top Shelf Editor-In-Chief Chris Staros in a press release. “One of the most unforgettable writers turned loose in one of my favorite cities! We can’t wait to show you what Troy’s done with it.”
If you have not read this classical work of Hunter S. Thompson, buy the ticket and take the ride. The original novel and 1998 Terry Gilliam film are readily available online. The Troy Little’s graphic novel adaptation is set to be released this month. For more information on the release go to  Top Shelf Productions Official Site