Episode 221

Ken Carlson Hellbound Slant 6


May 9th, 2022

59 mins 17 secs

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This week the GCP crew is joined by friend of the show, Ken Carlson. Ken is a PNW writer, director, and author of the comic book mini-series Hellbound Slant 6. The four-issue mini-series chronicles the dangerous exploits of a tough-talking, no-nonsense, street-smart girl named Danielle, who's currently on a quest to escape from hell so she can be by her mother's side before she passes away. He has also written and directed Dead Drift, Penny Palabras, and Roscoe the Junkyard Cat.

01:35 – Justin welcomes Ken to the show, talks about the vintage art walk at The Union Club, and Ken describes the story behind Hellbound Slant 6. He talks about starting the writing of it at an early age, working on the fourth series, and the artists he worked with for the third issue. He talks about where he is at with issue four, the importance of character-building moments in the story, and Justin invites Ken to hand out with them at Crypticon.

15:02 – Ken explains what the film Enter the Mind Dungeon is about, the locations where Dead Drift was filmed, and the innovations in storytelling. Justin presents a new segment hosted by Cosmic Bottles, dives into his first drink selection, and talks about trying pickle flights at Pickles Deli in Whidbey Island. Ken talks about the Troll Haven castle, Justin talks about visiting Hierophant Meadery, and explains the ingredients in the drink.

31:42 – Jeff shares the benefits of marshmallow roots, they give their reviews of the mead they tried, and Justin and Ken express their love of the hammock. Scott talks about the recent burnout he saw in Tacoma, Justin talks about people complaining to the council about it, and the Tacoma mayor getting stuck in one. They talk about how long burnouts have been going on, Jeff asks a coaster question, and Ken talks about the writer that inspired him to start his comic.

45:46 – They discuss how time travel works in books and movies, Justin talks about Nicolas Cage's most recent film, and Scott talks about buying a dinosaur head if he had the chance. They talk about actual billionaire super villains, Justin reflects on the meet raffles at The Rhein Haus, and Ken talks about cool alternative music of the 90s.

Thanks, Ken, for re-joining the guys; looking forward to hanging out again soon!

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