Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hot Nerd of the Week: Walter Flanagan!

Okay, some of you may know him, some of you may not. You may have heard of his dog. This guy is better known as "Fan Boy" from the View Askew movies. Born in New Jersey in 1967, Walt Flanagan has been a long-time friend of Kevin Smith and was the person who first turned Kevin Smith on to comic books.

In addition to being in Kevin's movies, Walter has done artwork for a number of comic books. The list includes Karney and War of the Undead, written by fellow podcaster and friend Bryan Johnson, and Batman: The Widening Gyre and Batman: Cacophony written by Kevin Smith.

In 2010, Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson and Brian Quinn began doing a weekly podcast. The podcast is called Tell Em' Steve Dave, and is recorded at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey. Walter has been managing "the stash" since it opened.

There are so many things to be said about Walt Flanagan, but the majority of the best stories can be found on early episodes of "SModcast", and "Tell Em' Steve Dave" each week.

Walt's amazing sense of humor, and love of all things comic books (including that silly "Spiderman" musical) is why I chose him for Hot Nerd of the Week!