Episode 116: Into The Wilds (with Vita Ayala & Emily Pearson)

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This week's episode features writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and illustrator Emily Pearson (Cult Classic). Our conversation covers a plethora of topics including their artistic origins and how a possible case of mistaken identity may have lead to their collaboration on the comic book series The Wilds from Black Mask Studios. We also cover the title's themes of self-care and individuality and how they inform not only the story itself but society as a whole. What is abundantly clear from the very beginning of this episode is Vita and Emily's chemistry and how well they compliment each other. This is evident in how well they respect each other as creators and as individuals, which is the cornerstone of any collaborative effort.

Meet The Guests:

Art by Emily Pearson

Art by Emily Pearson

Vita Ayala is a writer based out of New York City. They have written a number of comics for publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics and was member of the first wave of DC Comics' talent development program. Vita's work has also garnered attention from Black Mask Studio: Our Work Fills The Pews with Matthew Rosenberg and The Wilds, a post-apocalyptic series often described as "Floral Horror."

More From Vita Ayala:
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Art by Emily Pearson

Art by Emily Pearson

Emily Pearson is a California-based comic book artist, illustrator, concept artist. Emily's stellar artwork can be seen in a number of comics including Cult Classic: Zero Short from Vault Comics (which also features Vita Ayala).

More From Emily Pearson:
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Episode 116: Into The Wilds (with Vita Ayala & Emily Pearson)

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THE WILDS #1 Written by: Vita Ayala Illustrated by: Emily Pearson Colored by: Marissa Lousie Cover A by: Emily Pearson Cover B by: Natasha Alterici After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety..

THE WILDS #1
Written by: Vita Ayala
Illustrated by: Emily Pearson
Colored by: Marissa Lousie
Cover A by: Emily Pearson
Cover B by: Natasha Alterici


After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety..