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Creating Pulp Characters with Brad Mengel

Pro Se Press and Airship 27 author Brad Mengel comes by the Exploding Typewriter to talk about the act of creating pulp characters. Brad discusses his process when he approaches new characters, what qualities he considers necessary for a pulp character, how he avoids the trap of creating characters that are too similar to archetypes, and how he writes existing …Read more »

Publishers with Tommy Hancock

In the age of self-publishing when anyone can be a writer and the gatekeepers no longer matter, the question of whether or not publishers are still necessary is often raised. Tommy Hancock, editor-in-chief of Pro Se Productions, returns to the Exploding Typewriter to discuss these very topics. Listen to Tommy as he explains what Pro Se offers its authors, how …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 »

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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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 PercivalConstantine.com.

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