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Here's a little sneak peak at Jason Aaron's last issue of Wolveirne and the X Men. There's a bunch of artists contributing to this issue, including myself. Check it. One of the preview pages is mine...



 Over the past few years, I’ve learned a lot from Ramon. Ramon seems to have it all figure out. He’s an amazing cartoonist who’s at peace inside. Knowing Ramon has helped me find some inner peace as well. I’ve also learned to enjoy the journey of drawing, and not focus solely on the destination. For me, the destination is usually something like a favela, with all of it’s glitz and glamour. So, it’s impt to enjoy the journey, because that destination ghetto may just be your last trip. Join me on this one as i try to crack life’s great riddle with a cartoonist who seems to know the answer.


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I recorded this episode a year ago. Chris was leaving his teaching job. I was angry, i was jealous, i was a child. You’ll hear all about it, just listen. I’ve recently decided to take the plunge myself. Leave the security of my teaching job and jump head first into the shark infested waters of the freelance lifestyle. I realize how Important it is to take risks in life. It comes down to a simple choice. You have to get busy living or get busy dying. Right? Thats what Andy said to Red in Shawshank. It’s easy for us to become stuck in the prison of our jobs or our lives. Time to take a chance. Time to live.


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This issue comes out tomorrow. It's the last issue of my Fantomex MAX mini series. Pick it up!

:iconericcanete: flips the script. One year ago today i launched this here podcast. I didn’t know what to expect form it. I didn’t really know why i was doing it. I hoped for an outlet to express my struggles, i hoped to reach a larger audience, i hoped to connect with listeners, i hoped to have some deep introspective conversations with fellow creators.  Most of all, i hoped for something honest and real. I didn’t expect the reception this podcast received and i certainly didn't expect how revealing my guests would be. My first guest was Eric Canete. Eric is one of my absolute favorite artists, and i’m lucky enough to know him as a friend. This podcast wouldn't exist without his (and others) support. Eric seemed to love what i was doing. He asked to interview me for an episode. I wasn't sure what it would be like to turn the mic on myself, but i thought it would only be fair. We recorded that episode around 10 months ago. It just seemed fitting that we release that episode on the first birthday of Inkpulp Audio. So here i am, one year later, again with Eric Canete. Thanks, my man.
The success of the first episode make me realize that i had to release more than one a month. This year, I'm going to two episodes per month. I’ll release them on the first and the 15th, just like welfare checks. You know how we do.

itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in…

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Life is messy. One side of my brain tells me "Shawn, life is cold and relentless." The other side, the rare optimist, says "Life is organic and ever changing." Either way, life is challenging. The relationships we form are the support systems for our life's journey. This is why friendships are so impt. It's hard to find ... I'm high when writing this. I'll get back on track. Friendships are impt. Close friendships are rare. The month is part 1 of a two part interview with Chris Brunner. He's the Han Solo of comics. He'll appreciate I said that. Chris is an old friend.

Check it out here...
I'll be attending NYCC. I won't, will not, am not sitting in artists alley. I decided to attend too late. BUT, there are ways you can see, if you'd like.
1) I'll be on Marvels How to Break Into Comics Panel on Friday at 2:45 in Room 1A22
2) Marvel Signing at the Marvel booth on Sunday at 10 am
3) I'll be hanging out a bit at Nick Dragotta's table

If anyone is interested in purchasing Fantomex pages, please email me inkpulpshawn@mac.com. These pages are going fast, so jump on it before they're gone. I am meeting up with people at the con to sell these pages as needed. 

See ya there!
Shawn


The first issue of my breakout mini series, Fantomex MAX, comes out this week. PLEASE pick it up and spread the word. Here's some press/ preview pages...


Thanks!
Shawn

Episode 9: :iconkharyrandolph: . I get cranky. It happens. Those who know me, who are close to me, know all about it. I'm trying to be better to those near and dear to me, i'm a work in progress. Patience. I'll get there... I think. I hope. What does that have to do with Khary Randolph? Nothing, really. I wasn't cranky on this episode. In fact, i was on. I hadn't spoken with Khary that much before this interview. I'm glad for that. I went in cold, and we had a great conversation. It's better that way, unfamiliar, unplanned. Not knowing where it will go. And, if i'm cranky, they won't know... because i save that for those who care deeply about me. Enjoy this one, it's a lesson in , fatherhood, and the dawn of the crack era. Also, Inkpulp Hip Hop 101 is back in session. Get busy y'all.

Life is fuckin crazy. CRAZY! Sure, i talk about my anxiety a lot, but lately i'm thinking there's another bend to it. Excitement. They come on the same way... Shaky, Nervous, Dizzy, Sweaty... you know, Jewy. But excitement is a good thing, it's positive. Anxiety, not so much. So, my life is exciting. There. I said it. Now, the challenge is to believe it. This episode was particularly exciting. I got to sit down with DMC. Yes, D mutha fuckin M to tha C. The King of rock himself. He got me into Hip Hop as a kid, when i was getting into comics. We talk about the origin of hsi music and how much of a  role comics played in his life and art. It's actually mind blowing. I learned a lot about myself in this interview, and a lot about him. It was truly amazing and driven by anxiet--- I mean Excitement. Fuck. I need to calm down.

Inkpulp Audio is HERE
My book, Fantomex MAX is the central piece for this weeks "Axel in Charge." There you'll see some of my interior work. Check it out!


Shawn

  • Listening to: Run The Jewels
  • Reading: The Power of Now
  • Watching: Family Guy
Yup. It's out now. I'm drawing a Fantomex MAX mini series for Marvel. MYTV Geek sat down with the writer and me to talk about it....


Stay tuned for some images....
  • Listening to: Run The Jewels
  • Reading: The Power of Now
  • Watching: Family Guy
I was just interviewed by MTV Geek... which means that secret Marvel project i've been working on is due for an announcement... soon 
  • Listening to: Run The Jewels
  • Reading: The Power of Now
  • Watching: Family Guy
Inkpulp Audio : Episode 7 with :iconmatteoscalera: is currently being downloaded by people who download that sort of thing. Are you one of those people? If you are, PLEASE subscribe and or leave feedback on iTunes.


Shawn

  • Listening to: Run The Jewels
  • Reading: The Power of Now
  • Watching: Family Guy
The FIRST Inkpulp Audio Live is only days away! Come watch me get down at Heroes Con with :iconericcanete: :iconurban-barbarian: :iconmatteoscalera: and :iconseangordonmurphy: Sat at 2pm, in room 206!

www.heroesonline.com/heroescon…
  • Listening to: ACDC
  • Reading: Snap Magazine
  • Watching: Prometheus
Inkpulp Audio, Episode 6 with Skottie Young. Day 1. Don't Sleep. Subscribe. Download. Listen. Leave Feedback. Itunes.

itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in…

Shawn
  • Listening to: ACDC
  • Reading: Snap Magazine
  • Watching: Prometheus
Big thanks to :iconseangordonmurphy: and Chris Arrant (Robot6) for getting Inkpulp Audio on the front page of CBR/ Robot 6

robot6.comicbookresources.com/…

Spread the love!
Shawn
  • Listening to: ACDC
  • Reading: Snap Magazine
  • Watching: Prometheus
Wouldn't it be awesome if you could watch a recording of Inkpulp Audio? Well YOU WILL BE ABLE TO! At Heroes con, Saturday June 8th at 2pm. PLesase spread the word. All con attendees will be welcome. I'll have a panel of artists including, Eric Canete Dan Panosian, Sean Murphy, and Matteo Scalera.


Inkpulp Audio Live: Breaking Into Comics
Inkpulp Audio has become known as one of the most honest and intimate podcasts in the comic book industry... Until now. Inkpulp Audio will be dropping the intimacy for a live podcast with a group of artists and an active audience.
Join Shawn Crystal and his guests (Sean Murphy, Eric Canete, Dan Panosian, and Matteo Scalera) as they share their personal battles of breaking into the comic book industry and attempt to help all of the young creators trying to find a seat at the publishers table.
If you're interested in breaking into comics or simply a fan of insult audio and its guests, this is your chance to join us and take part in the first ever "Inkpulp Audio Live." Laughs will be shared, questions will be answered, and knowledge will be dropped.
  • Listening to: ACDC
  • Reading: Snap Magazine
  • Watching: Prometheus
I've got maybe one commission slot left, so if you want one email me tonight, or see me first thing Friday!

I'll be sitting with Rick Remender in Artists Alley, table S-9... next to Ramon Perez.

I'll be on Marvel's "Breaking into Comics" panel on Friday night in room W471, 5:15- 6:15

I'll be signing at the Marvel Booth on Saturday from 1-2pm.

C-ya there!
Shawn
  • Listening to: ACDC
  • Reading: Snap Magazine
  • Watching: Prometheus
I'm closing up my con attendance after Heroes con. I will only be attending C2E2 and Heroes con for the rest of 2013. I need to lock it down and finish my big Marvel project.

So, that said, if you're interested in any original art or a commission, these are the two cons where you can get them.

If you'd like a C2E2 commission, please get in touch with me ASAP. I am only taking on 5 for the weekend, and have 3 or so slots open right now.

I'll be crashing at Rick Remenders table, stop by and holla at me!
Shawn
  • Listening to: ACDC
  • Reading: Snap Magazine
  • Watching: Prometheus