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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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05:37 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"And they went to help you out and it'll all work out for everybody in the end and So be a nice guy. I dunno boils down to just be a nice guy but also be firm. Yeah which is also the call that we have as christians right so you know. We're supposed to be firm but also be nice guys so it's a it meshes perfectly so that's great so tell us a little bit. Douglas about what you're working on neck so we've got we've got two volumes out now that right. Tell us. just tell us everything that you have in. What's coming next sure. The first book was so finder demons match. Second book came out soul finder black tide. And now we're working on the third book. I finished the script last week. at one o'clock in the morning i sent to to my buddy mark pellegrini timothy limb. Again tim radha get marquez. He gave me the green light. Basically and then it went to my artists matt weldon and matt already. He's putting out pages and let me ask me. How would i think about stuff. And so we're rolling ahead with the third one awesome awesome. You excited yeah. The third one actually is inspired in many ways by saint john of crosses the ascent of mount carmel and i was talking to a priest about I don't think he would mind. I was talking to father. Steve grenell granola about it and he was just like. I think that you should read the scent of mount carmel. And i was like well. I read saint. John on the cross. But i have not read that yet and i feel stupid so i'm going to do that so then i read it and i was like. Oh this is perfect and i so i read it in. That is informing a lot of the book and so tentatively the The title for this one. The third one will be sold finder. Infinite very cool so the first book kind of had not exactly it was. It wasn't all fire thing but there was a lot of fire as a major symbol in the first book in in the second. Obviously you know. We're in the ocean. And i don't want to give too much but water is a major theme In the second book do we have a similar kind of theme in the third book or is it just totally different. So the the third book is actually a mountain theme. There's a lot of Basically k. to mount everest keyboard..

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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03:47 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"Every once in a while In my day job will come out in terms of a direct. The marvel movies are huge. And so if a certain director gets picked to do a marvel movie or Sometimes culturally These big name. Directors are actors. They will say things that will just they are inflammatory. And then i get the right on comic books and what they say for my day job but in terms of What i'm doing. what soul finder doesn't overlap. It's just after. I sign out for the day. I'm done with my shift then it's I usually will do something involved with sole finders. Either if it's shipping books or working on the next script or talking to matt in bouncing ideas off of him or a printer is a api productions Talking with them coming up with ideas for So with like the hardcover books there's whether you want to end blah something or debrosse want spot loss you want glow in the dark. All of these sort of things. I found so like this for the The new book. I've never thought in like a million a million years. But even something like if you have the the little ribbons the placeholder there's catalogues with all sorts of ribbons. And then even like the binding. There's these little. I forgot what they're called of already. But there's little things that hold everything together there's catalogs for all of those and so these are all things that you're like. I never thought i would be going. Picking ribbon number zero zero five one a and binder hitch or i don't even know what it's called bright twenty seven to whatever and but all of it goes into the final product. And if you want to look nice and be a nice presentation then you gotta spend time doing those things absolutely again. One of those things that people would never think of with like all great idea for a character that one day. They're going to be faced with that decision. So and and by the way the production value on that book that you just had your hands really phenomenal. It's just a beautiful book. The cover is gorgeous. The pages are they're lovely The interior Coloring gloss is beautiful. The the little ribbon is very nice. Nod back to the bibles and years. So i picked that up so really really excellent job. On on the production value that actually goes back to the interpersonal people skills and managerial skills. So for this one cover it has spot gloss on it but it also has glow in the dark ink as well and so when we were getting with the printers the managers at the plant. They did not want do spot gloss so close to glow in the dark because if things bleed together then then it's a mess and then you have a very expensive mess on your hand so that was another issue where it was like. There's battles that you need to fight with people. There's calculated risks. You gotta take and so we were just like we're going to find a way to do this. We're gonna find a way to get the spot gloss in the glow in the dark. And then they did it. And then they were like whoa. It worked and it's like it worked really well and so there are all these little battles along the way you gotta pick and choose the right at and then when you're dealing with somebody in plant in whether it's california could be Tennessee or georgia or wherever You're gonna distance. They don't know you. So how do you. How do you let them know that. You're a nice guy..

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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04:10 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"At this point in time. Tim is actually had a lot of excess on kickstarter and indie gogo in for the most part The actually done pretty well So that's something that hasn't really come into play but in terms of growing the email list I kinda is doing just fine. And so the thing with crowdfunding as well as a lot of people they fund the books and they're like okay. We'll you'll get the book in six months or eight months or year and i didn't. I got sick of that. Other people don't like that. So i wanted to be a little put out a book and say okay. Well i have a book instead of waiting eight months. How about a few wait eight days or five days or maybe even three days And then i wanted to see how that would work out. And how did that work out. The the indie comics. Sort of sphere. That i'm operating in. They liked it because they like it because they're not used to it. Most of the guys again there. You're getting your book a year after you fund it and sometimes people forget to even find the book it arrives at their doorstep. And they're like. Oh i don't even i don't really care about this anymore up. And so it's because you're if you're the only person if everyone zigging and years zagging and you're actually putting out a good product then you stand out amongst this entire crowd of people there's dozens and dozens and dozens of crowd funders and then there's this one guy who was like. I got a book over here. You can have it right now. Then you you attract attention so that was another. That was my theory is that that would pay off. Awesome awesome again. Great great tips for folks that are out there looking to move into the space so kind along those lines if if you could go back say five years or maybe even ten years and talk to a younger version of yourself is there one or maybe two items or you know things to go learn that you would say this is you gotta go learn this..

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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04:30 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"Thing to try and get a comic book across the finish line especially for in the case of you were actually. You're moving into the print. space you're grappling with distribution. So many people just kind of say. Oh i've got a cool idea for a character and they think that's all they need to make a comic book and it could not be further from the truth. There is so much work in time and effort and money And speaking of money you had said that you'd mentioned crowdfunding. So have you crowd funded all of the books so far or just just the know so. The first one demons match came out we crowdfunding. That made thirty three thousand dollars. Which was Respectable basically considering the size of my youtube channel and my twitter account and all of that That did really well. And then the word of mouth captain at had legs to it. Eventually it went up on to a called icon comics and so they have the sales Data where they can see how many people are buying it per month. And what's going on with that. My friend tim again is on that side wealth than brett. All of these guys And so i looked at the data from the first book and our email lists that we had and then i looked at Basically or at least what they allowed me to look at onyx Their numbers essentially and talk to them. And i was like okay. I think based on the reaction i could retain x. percentage of our email list in i could at least match what i did on the first book if we just go directly to this iconic of comics website and then. I'm happy as long as i make enough money to essentially recycle it back into the next project so that i can keep building. I don't need to be a millionaire or anything like that. I just need enough money to keep building slowly but surely eventually you reach some sort of tipping point. I guess and who knows what happens from there but i think that we're on a good trajectory. Yeah and again. Another great point for somebody out there who's looking to begin and move into this space is that don't quit the day job right. Because you're you're not gonna you're not gonna be able to pay the rent right off the bat with comics. Unless it's just an aberration ryan. Let's nice to kind of a miraculous event Most in the creators. Like you like me like a bunch of other folks out there If you're able to make your money back in. And i like you said put back into the next project and that is a huge blessing. A lot of people are operating at a loss so in terms iconic They are your distributor. Is that right correct. And they approached you after you kinda had the the the kickstarter or the crowdfunding kind of ra role is that they. They know my friend Timothy limb so his books were actually the first to go on their website so when we talking about crowd funding. The thing is a lot of times speaking of whether it's christians or maybe even right-leaning individuals on these platforms. They're not always will just say there's populations of people that don't really want you on there And so there's always this idea that you might be kicked off the right wrong thing or your comic is. Maybe not quite what they're offering. The majority of people are offering. And so we wanted to have a fallback mitch. Place where okay. If we got kicked off indie gogo or kickstarter. There was a campaign to get rid of us because they don't like the you know the the catholic comic dire whatever then we have that area that we could go to and so the idea was to start to slowly build iconic Tim comes in matte comes in myself and others and if you have good books then that becomes a gathering place of.

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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03:21 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"Way too convicting you know. And so i. I think that maybe a little bit of what's going on there but that's really interesting that you have folks that are opposed to the faith in of itself in name who acts out there promoting your work. That's a really hat tip to really awesome writing and really awesome art which is definitely. What's in these books. By the way. I've i've gotten the first two and i've read the boats and really really enjoying it so far so wonderful wonderful work so tell us a little bit of about your process so obviously you guys were working remote of you. Guys aren't all in the same space. So how how is your process from. I've got an idea for the next book to its imprint in stores. Tell us a little bit about that process. Yeah that's actually very inch. I considered a minor miracle that any sort of comic book gets made. A man preach it yet. You have the artists the of the writers you have the caller s. You got the letter letters. Then you've got the printing process. Then you got distribution in every single person. They have their own lives to lead a again. I'm doing this in my spare time. Tim does it in his spare time. People have family members that get sick. There's pandemics at hit people lose other jobs and all sorts of things in so whatever you're doing has to be important enough to them to actually make it a focus of their life and it's basically a year long process with a fifty six page book If you're doing hardcover books in all of this To get that out the door and into customers hands in having them actually be happy. It's i would say organization is key and just being on the ball. And how do i say. There's some hats that you need to wear like. You need to be a manager and but you have to be a director and cinematographer and you have to work with people and be flexible and patient and all of these sorts of things and at any point in time there could be a creative difference where somebody is like. I'm out goodbye. Or whatever or even if it comes to printing are hardcovers turned out great but then there was a printing air and i had to reprint all of my sophomore. So you're never across the finish line until you're across the finish line and it. Communication is another one where it's key a. You have to be very clear with people you have to have expectations set Be a man of your word because then you start just saying things that you don't mean people slide off and Yeah it's i. I could go on forever. There's so many different directions. You could go at that question but is you need to love the craft of storytelling. If you want to do this. Because then there's the financial risk involved and a lot of people they don't make money in fact most of the indie comic creators. You lose money up. So it's a labor of love absolutely. Yeah so many. Awesome points in there for those. You know new creators out. The you've got to you got to be prepared like you said to wear so many hats and really be prepared for the onslaught of work because it is. It's it it is..

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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04:39 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"We're both catholic redder. Smith is sort of a. I never liked But he's nondenominational christian. I i guess you would say and then matt walden is actually mormon. Okay okay. so i've found that as well the ability to be able to work with artists to as who are christians are is wonderful. That's a great thing but also being open and being able to work with artists who aren't actually gives you an opportunity to witness a little bit. So i think that's really great opportunity as well. So let's let's kind of dive into the faith aspects of soul finder. I mean we're talking about a priest who Who is Casting out demons. And who is you know. Obviously a really really smart guy so tell me a little bit about how you did research into that into that space to make sure you weren't Speaking of false gospel or you weren't giving some theology or doctrine that wasn't accurate. Yes oh for. Father patrick redder. I mean it helps that. I'm also catholic. Timothy limb again as catholic. I also had. There's another friend of mine mike mcnulty. Who's into comic books. He's catholic so all the and then there was another guy who goes by professor professor geek who also catholic so i was like okay if if all of us read the script and we start getting things wrong. Then we've got problems so there was all of these sort of I dunno all works. Something that could stop me from screwing uk and then on top of that. There was just a research that i did again into a exorcisms. There's books by the father. More the malecki martin the rights Etcetera etcetera and then also just. I was lucky enough Actually have some priests as people that were willing to bounce ideas off of me or whatever and let me know that. If i was on the wrong track so actually in the second book black tide. I goofed and i actually made a mistake in reference. the demon being eternal and the freese was like doug no only got attornal that the demons immortal and i was like oh like i don't even know why i don't know it was just a stupid mistake and i was just like i am so glad i had a priest. Who who was there to immediately catch as soon as he saw it. And i was glad i didn't go to print. I would have looked a little silly. Absolutely that's pretty pretty close synonym. But it's the devils in the details right so in this case literally. So would you say those. Those priests are kind of like your baiter..

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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04:16 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"And they're like. I really wanna work with believers. How do you seek those people out. Who have the quality of the work that you need but also the world view that you desire any suggestions. Yeah that was a really long process. And i think sometimes it's just one of those things where sometimes like attracts like and if you're just doing what you love of so i was. I was blogging. I was on youtube. I was out there. And i actually met him through my comments section so he started commenting on my videos and then i would come back and then and we ended up meeting on twitter and then that was an easier way for us to interact view via direct message. And then we started talking on the phone. We weren't even talking about comic books. We were just talking about faith actually and so it was just sort of this organic process. Where oh i finally met some line and then we became friends and then after we became friends. We were talking about i. I was talking about my idea that would become so finder and he was like well when i was a kid. There is a gi joe contest. To come up with your own g. I joe and i thought it would be cool if you could come up with a priest. Who was like the counter. To cobra's occult magic or whatever the heck and so. Like if i so then i was like well. It sounds like we would be a good match for this project. That i wanna do in just sort of came together so i i think. Sometimes if you're just out there you're putting out regular on tent and you're leading an andrew also not scared to say i believe in god because of my readers are atheists agnostics and a lotta people on youtube. They get a little shy off. That and i never tried to beat them over the head or say you're a bad person if you don't it but when naturally would come up in conversation i was not scared to say like i believe in christ you know whereas other youtubers they will not. They will not say things like that. Yeah we're supposed to as believers worst. We're not supposed to be ashamed of the gospel so absolutely so it sounds like being overt number one not necessarily a bible thumper but just being overt and open with your faith is a great great thing to be that way. Everyone knows hey. Douglas is a guy who believes in god. So if i don't wanna work on a project that probably involves god douglas's probably not my guy right and the other is just to be patient right..

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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04:37 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"One of my next questions was that the sole finder order is one that you talk about. I think you said it starts is starting the catholic church in like five ninety one or something like that and i was gonna. I was gonna ask. Did you create that. That was that was wholly whole cloth that you came up with. Is that right. That was actually collaboration with my artists. Timothy lamb who's actually. He's also dot catholic as well so i sent him initial script and tim. In his longtime collaborator mark pellegrini. They love doing what they call a character. Bibles so they build like this entire backstory for and they know everything that's like you know i could tell you major points along. Father patrick riders career and his life. And what happened to with they go into like the deep history and so tim actually came up with the eggs. Exact sort of like origin of the sole finders. What do you think about this. And i was like. This is why. I wanted you to be my artist. Because sometimes if you if you're dealing with an artisan there maybe they're agnostic. Maybe they're atheist. And you have you us a script that is sort of rooted in christianity. You're not gonna be able to bounce things off them in quite the same way because they're just not gonna see an angle of it and i was like well. What did you think this would be really cool if you did this. Or what about this particular bible verse. Did you think about that are in sort of all of that so i was like okay. It's it's good. That actually have a creative team around me where everybody believes the fe. Yeah so many questions douglas. So so so number one. I thought it was a stroke of genius The wholesale founders. Having to have some sort of you know Military background having battle in the physical round because that kind of preps you for the even worse battles that you're going to have to take on in the spiritual realm so again just a stroke of genius there for for both you and your artists for the for the characters of the sole finders number two. I think you're providing our listeners. Some really good kind of education and inspiration here in terms of. It's really really critical in. I believe this is well into do that. Hard homework is what. I call it to create those character bibles or the or the world bibles or what have you It's a lot of work that no one ever sees. But i really think it comes across makes the characters much deeper.

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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03:40 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"And so you mentioned that you were reviewing comics for a while. Is that with your day job with the with the with the times where you reviewing their. We're just doing it on kind of own. your own. a blogger on a website. For a long time. I had a. I was writing a blog and it would kind of cover the intersection of Popular culture and politics and all of that sort of stuff. I liked scene. Where that all intersected so i would cover the amazing spiderman obviously And there was a couple specific writers that they were the ones that i feel that. We're injecting this moral relativism into the books and making the heroes villains and So as on the blog and eventually the jumped youtube. Because i was like i want to reach a larger audience i could reach will. Just say a twelve hundred people year per amazing spider man review. That's written. But i like if i go to youtube and i do it correctly. I can reach twelve hundred people in a day. Our end so for longtime is going really well but then the algorithm. There's all sorts of stuff with youtube and They've changed a lot. So that got kind of junkie and what it worked out well because it the timing was when i started doing this whole finder books so on some level. I don't even care about that anymore. So tell us a little bit about the specific inspiration for seoul finder. It's kind of a unique idea for a book One that i immediately hooked onto in resonated with so tell our viewers and listeners out there a little bit about kind of inspiration for seoul finder and a little bit about what the actual the books are about. Sure so i wanted to have a good guy versus a clear bad guy i was. I did not like this murky grayness and you'd everyone's just they don't really stand for anything at all so i was like okay. Well a demon is. You can't get any more evil than a demon like boom all right. I want demons are going to be the bad guys here. And i was like okay. Who's going to go up against. This particular demon is black. Fire that i've created and i was like okay well on the marvel comics that i read usually most of the time. If the if they actually delve into any sort of christian thinking they get it wrong If they have a priest the priest usually ends up being secretly. A bad guy Or he he's constantly doubting his faith all of that. So i was like okay well. I'm a catholic man. I'm going to put a priest in there. And i'm actually going to try and actually get the faith right so if another priest or deacon or somebody read the big well this is the logically sound. Sounds like that and then also When i got out of high school land of the military for a few years. And then i got out a lot of my friends stayed in and they you know they were in afghanistan iraq and all of those places. I have a lot of ties to the military. And i wanted to honor the military as well so i'm like okay. Well i'm going to have this. Be a priest he was. He's a combat veteran. He gets out. He becomes an exorcist. And i've created this major major order of exorcists basically who In order to be recruited you have to have seen up close and personal the evil the whores of war in income out of it with your faith intact because physically and mentally and spiritually you would be sort of an ideal candidate to take on Demons most people no evil that most people can't fathom. Yeah and i think that was a real stroke of genius and that was actually going to be..

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"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

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03:06 min | 1 year ago

"douglas ernst" Discussed on Creatively Christian

"Christian podcast by the media where we inspire inform educate and empower creative christians of all types. I'm one of your host brandon hollingsworth. Today i interviewed. Douglas urged about how he came to create a comic that accurately portrays good versus evil and religious characters. Douglas also shares the process of making one of his books. Hello everyone and welcome. To another episode of creatively christian from theophanous media. My name is brandon hollandsworth on your anchor host. And i am super excited to have with us. Douglas ernst who is a writer from the washington times and the creator of the sole finders series. Comic graphic novel series. It's just absolutely amazing. Can't wait to jump into that. And so welcome. Welcome douglas. how are you my friend. I'm well thanks for having nearly appreciate it. Yes absolutely found you on..

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