The Supernova is Station Theater's signature improv form in which stories and discussion are molded and reshaped into original improvised content. The Supernova cast invites a special guest each week to tell true, personal stories in a one-on-one interview format. Guests vary week-to-week, ranging from traveling comedians, local celebrities, or even selected audience volunteers!
Cast: Cole Triplett, Jessica Thompson Falla, Jim Meyers, Jon Myles, Monica Marcha, Rachel Spector, Roger Anderson, and Tandiwe Kone
This week, we welcome Andy Schmidt!
Andy Schmidt, former Senior Editor at IDW Publishing, former Editor at Marvel Comics, and writer of such comics as 5 Days to Die, X-Men: Divided We Stand, and G.I. Joe: Future Noir launched Comics Experience for people who want to make comics or work in the comics industry.
During his nearly six years at Marvel Comics, Andy edited such popular comic books as X-Men, X-Factor, Alias, Secret War, Captain America: The Chosen, Iron Man / Captain America: Casualties of War, Avengers Classic, and the Annihilation saga. As an assistant and associate editor, Andy worked on nearly every major character in the Marvel canon—from Spider-Man to the Avengers and Fantastic Four.
In 2007, Andy founded Comics Experience to pass his knowledge on to students. In 2008, Andy wrote an authoritative, Eagle Award-winning book about making comics: The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, published by Impact Books. In 2010, he created the Creators Workshop as part of Comics Experience, where students can learn and grow together as creators.
In 2013, Andy left corporate life and began consulting and writing in the Entertainment Industry on properties such as Spider-Man, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, and Transformers as well as consulting with film and television studios. His children’s stories are featured in books like 5-Minute Avengers Stories, 5-Minute Star Wars stories, Spider-Man: Storybook Collection, Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories, and more! Andy has written for the video game industry and is the sole writer on the hit video game Transfromers: Devastation, a fan-oriented homage to the original cartoon.
Andy is the co-host of the Comics Experience Make Comics Podcast and you can follow him on Twitter at @ComicsExperience.
He lives in Kentucky with his wife and two sons.
Opening for the Supernova is Lotería — a show where everything including the performers is left completely up to the bingo-caller's chance.