Welcome back, Cromrades! This episode is special for us, we have a nearly two hour conversation with John F. Mayer, a friend of Karl Edward Wagner's from back in the day and an insightful, creative person in his own right! We talk about Karl's inspirations for Kane, some Appalachian horror, what it was like to hang with Karl back in the day, and John's efforts to keep the Wagner literary legacy alive and appreciated along with his own creative output! So open those curtains, let the SUNSHINE in, and get ready for a Wild Ride to Toad Hall!
Some of John's art:
|“50 Years of Weird Tales” (WT50: A Tribute to Weird Tales, 1974)|
|“Karl Wagner’s Apostle of Blood” (Midnight Sun, 1974)|
Jonathan: Walt Simonson's Orion run
Josh: True Detective
For more of John's reflections on Wagner, we encourage you to read The Dark Muse of Karl Edward Wagner: A Memoir by John Mayer. (The Internet Archive)
|© John Mayer|
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Outro: "One Last Ride" by Molly Hatchet. Music obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!