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Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing with Richard Lee Byers

In episode 11, Richard Lee Byers returns to the show, this time to talk about self-publishing and traditional publisjhing. As someone who has both been traditionally-published and self-published, Richard is a hybrid author and thus has a valuable perspective on the self vs. traditional debate that’s become a very big focus in the publishing industry, especially in recent months. In …Read more »

Writing Series with Bobby Nash & Barry Reese

To celebrate the first double-digit episode, we have doubled the guests! This time, Perry is joined once more by returning guest Barry Reese as well as a man who is new to the show, Bobby Nash! Both guests and our host have experience in writing series and that is what they’ve come together to discuss in this episode: how series …Read more »

Ebooks: The New Pulp Paper with Russ Anderson, Jr.

This week, Perry welcomes Russ Anderson, the editor of PulpWork Press’ anthology series, How The West Was Weird and the ebook formatter for Pro Se Productions, plus the founder of Anderfam Press. Listen in as Russ and Perry discuss the ins and outs of ebooks—why you need them, how easy it is to make them, where you can go to learn more, …Read more »

Pulp Heroes vs. Superheroes with Richard Lee Byers

Before Superman and Batman, there was Doc Savage and The Shadow. Prior to the Golden Age of Comics, the first masked heroes graced the yellowed pages of the pulp magazines. And while they were similar in many ways, they were different in just as many. In this episode, Perry is joined by noted fantasy author, Richard Lee Byers. A veteran …Read more »

Writing Female Characters with Barry Reese

Barry Reese returns to the show to discuss female characters! In addition to his popular series such as The Rook and Lazarus Gray, Barry has also written a number of excellent female characters, including the third character in his trinity, Gravedigger! Also Fiona Chapman of Rabbit Heart, recently re-released through Pro Se Productions, plus Guan-Yin, Violet Cambridge of The Damned …Read more »

Public Domain Characters with Ron Fortier

Perry welcomes back Ron Fortier to discuss the role of public domain characters in New Pulp! As the Captain of Airship 27, Ron Fortier is not only one of the leading New Pulp publishers, but also one of the leading publishers of public domain characters, telling new stories with abandoned characters, such as Captain Hazzard, Jim Anthony, the Black Bat, …Read more »

Minority Characters with Derrick Ferguson

Minority characters and the pulps have always had something of a thorny relationship, with allegations of stereotypical and racist portrayals, This week, Perry is joined by Derrick Ferguson, author of such popular series as Dillon and Fortune McCall, and one of Perry’s partners over at PulpWork Press, to discuss the topic of race in pulp fiction, its history from the …Read more »

Pulp Covers with Ron Fortier

This week, Perry is joined by Ron Fortier, veteran author of comics and prose and the Captain of Airship 27, one of the leading publishers in New Pulp. For this episode, Ron and Perry discuss the art of pulp covers. Because like it or not, your cover can make or break your book. So listen as Ron and Perry discuss the …Read more »

The Pulp Mindset with Barry Reese

What’s the difference between writing a pulp story and writing any other story? What is that somewhat ambiguous “pulp mindset”? To answer that question, this week, Perry Constantine invites one of the top writers in New Pulp, a man who does so much work that he has an entire imprint dedicated just to his characters—the award-winning creator of such classic New …Read more »

What is Pulp? with Tommy Hancock

What is pulp fiction? What is New Pulp? These are some of the first questions asked by those who have just arrived to this topic. And for the inaugural episode of the Exploding Typewriter, host Perry Constantine invites Tommy Hancock, publisher of Pro Se Productions, one of the leading New Pulp publishers, and the man who coined the New Pulp …Read more »

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Percival Constantine

Percival Constantine

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, and Cosmic Times. In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008. With the publication of Love & Bullets in 2010, Percival officially joined the ranks of PulpWork Press. In 2012, he became an editor for Pro Se Productions. He currently resides in southern Japan, where he works as a writer, editor, and teacher. He also hosts a podcast show called The Exploding Typewriter: Pulp Writers on Writing Pulp. For more, visit

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