Welcome the second half of J.C.'s UltraCreatives conversations with the creators of "Ask A Ninja." Today, J.C chats with writer/producer/director Kent Nichols, who in 2005 -- along with co-creator Douglas Sarine -- debuted a very strange, very funny and what would soon become a very influential video podcast called "Ask A Ninja."
Since 2005, the show has been downloaded more than 100 million times, and has helped Kent and Douglas launch projects in mainstream publishing and filmmaking -- including the recently-released The Ninja Handbook, and the upcoming remake of the awesome cult classic comedy, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Kent chats about both of those projects here today.
Also in this interview, Kent discusses the beginnings of "Ask A Ninja" -- which was originally envisioned as an animated project -- its success, finding one's way in the filmmaking and new media spaces and a lot more. Whether you're a fan of "Ask A Ninja" or an aspiring creator, Kent provides plenty of insight into the creative process, and the business of entertainment.
Find Kent Nichols on the World Wide Everywhere*:
- AskANinja.com, home of the video podcast
- KentNichols.com, Kent's personal blog (a must-read)
- AskANinjaBook.com, for all things The Ninja Handbook
- Call the Ninja's cell phone via SayNow
- The Skeptical Viewer
- AriseBiology.Chipin.com, benefiting author/teacher Chris Lester's biology class
- The Legion Of Lethargic Super Geeks
- Piggy Moto, All Star Boar Band
Coming next week: The return of J.C.'s 7th Son: OBSIDIAN short story antholgy!
*Yes, this line was shamelessly swiped from an AAN episode.