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The Gearheart – A Free Audiobook

The Gearheart Q&A 2

by on Feb.26, 2010, under Podcast

Hey, everyone!  Thanks so much for submitting your questions to The Gearheart Q&A!  I’m pleased to have answered all of them as well as reading your challenge answers aloud!  Enjoy!

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5 Comments for this entry

  • Johnnie A

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to ask you questions like these. This whole podcast was really enjoyable, and I enjoyed the responses to the challenges as well (particularly the last one). It’s not an episode, but it was as enjoyable as one.

  • James Keeling

    Looking forward to listening to the Q&A… realized that this is one of the very few podcaste novels that I really look forward to the mid-episode extras with. Thanks for that. Keep up the good work!
    Jim

  • Nansi

    HOLY CRAP. One day I will visit The Edison. This seems beyond epic…

    Thank you SO much for plugging my art!

    The Cog voice made me very, very, happy :)

    I can’t wait for Maiden flight of the Avenger and Festival!

  • JohnFrost

    Re: my question about anime – You summed up my experience with anime exactly, and highlighted one of the reasons I love The Gearheart so damn much. You have absolutely managed to keep–in audio format, no less–the stunning visuals that make anime so great (the scene from ep. 28 that Ben Hummel just drew, for one), while at the same time showing you obviously have a very thorough view of your story’s history and where it’s going.

    Also, your answer to the sigil question was way cooler than anything I had envisioned. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of that before… Any chance you ever read any of the short-lived comic, Mystic, by the ill-fated Crossgen Comics?

    Can’t WAIT for your expanded Gearheart stories–both the follow-up and the prequels–as well as your new mystery novel.

    Keep up the great work,
    John

  • Katie K

    In response to your desire to have some of the two-samarais-in-the-moonlight aesthetic, you definitely manage to make it snow in my mind at a lot of epic moments. Actually, it snows when I listen to half of your soundtrack alone. This is impressive in Texas. You also get the cool close-in shots of individual expressions (facial and otherwise) without specifying them.

    Personally, I think there’s a couple of issues with valuing anime. The first is pretty much a problem with an introduction to any new format. When we first discover it, we have the entire history of the genre to go through, and we get all the best stuff first. Then we can’t skim any more and start dipping deeper in the barrel, then scraping the sides. Everything has its great pieces and its derivative works. The second problem is a more recent one (though one movies go through too), and that is as technology has allowed even really inexpensive animation become quite beatiful, it’s devalued pretty. Before it was easier to forgive some problems with substance because visually a piece might be so stunning and unique, that it had its own value as art. As everything gets really pretty, it is less of a point of salvage. Then of course, there’s the fact that we’re getting farther and farther away from the age group they’re aiming at…

    In any case, I’m glad that you can find away to allow the things that have influenced you come through in this story in a positive way without allowing them to overshadow your own voice. The Gearheart is in a lot of ways famliar while still being very unique, and it really does stand out as being about distinct and interesting people, with the fantastic world you’ve built for them just serving as a catalyst for them to do what they do.

    Also, Renee shouting from the back made my day.

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