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091 Jason Parsons | Create a Character People Love and Then Kill Them

By Harry Duran

Jason Parsons, aka 'The Angry Ginger', is the host of two podcasts, 7 Days a Geek and Podcasting 101. Jason talks about being a single father of 5 and how he got started in podcasting. He is also a big fan of comics and has written his own web series entitled E.L.E. Jason and I talk about comics, parenting, and how to create a compelling storyline that gets the audience's attention. 07:50 - Is ginger a derogatory term? 10:35 - Jason went to college to become a screenwriter. 11:45 - No matter what Jason has gone through, he knows someone else out there can relate to it. 12:30 - Jason talks about the fake radio station he had as a kid. 15:20 - Since everything is so digital these days, are we loosing that tactile feeling? 16:25 - What does Jason miss from his childhood? Playtime! 19:10 - Jason talks about the differences between his parenting style vs. his parents’ parenting style. 23:20 - Jason self-publishes his own comic books. 28:30 - Jason's comic book audience is going to hate him because he plans to kill some of his characters off 30:00 - The problem with a lot of movies these days is that you have a hard time relating to the characters. 32:25 - If you're interested in comics, pick up Words for Pictures by Brian Michael Bendis. 32:55 - All you have to do is just read and start creating. 33:30 - Is there a community of indie comic book writers out there? 35:15 - It's a lot of money to print your comic book on-demand. 36:10 - Why did Jason start the 7 Days a Geek podcast? 41:50 - What do some people not understand about being a single dad? 43:20 - What is the most misunderstood thing about Jason? 44:50 - What has Jason changed his mind about recently? 50:00 - Jason talks about his other podcast, Podcasting 101. FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/jason-parsons-interview/

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