Episode #89: B.J. Mendelson (Author, Speaker, Comic Book Writer) – Social Media Is Bullshit

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 89 - B.J. Mendelson

EPISODE #89: B.J. MENDELSON – IN THIS EPISODE:

This week’s guest is author, speaker, and comic book writer B.J. Mendelson. He gained notoriety over his humorous yet engaging books Social Media Is Bullshit and Privacy: And How to Get It Back (you can take a guess at what they are about). During our interview, we talk his comic books A National Story of Minor Significance and Vengeance, Nevada and the lessons that come with it about the self-help and mental health, diving into the world of privacy and social media, connecting with your audience, and pro wrestling.

Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. B.J. Mendelson chose stand-up comedian, model, actress, writer, and podcast host Rosie Tran (@FunnyRosie).

Books
Social Media Is Bullshit (St. Martin’s Press): Purchase here
Privacy: And How to Get It Back (Curious Reads): Purchase here

Comic Books
Vengeance, Nevada (Comixology): Purchase here
A National Story of Minor Significance (Comixology): Purchase here

Follow B.J. Mendelson:
Twitter: twitter.com/BJMendelson
Instagram: instagram.com/TheBrandonMendelson
Web: bjmendelson.com

THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Fresh Pick of the Week - We Are The Danger

This episode’s pick is the comic book We Are The Danger released via Black Mask Studios. I’m totally a sucker for a good music story in the comic book world. The comic starts off with Julie Malliari, the new girl in her high school just entering her senior year. Things are not starting off well like a lot of high school stories do until she meets Tabitha and they end up becoming friends and starting a band. Written and illustrated by Fabian Lelay, there is an authenticity with We Are The Danger with those wide-eyed feelings any music lover had when they were young and everything is a new horizon. The comic is also very vivid in its look with help from artist Claudia Aguirre. I’m a firm believer that you can’t present a music story without the whole package and We Are The Danger #1 sets the mood and visuals for a topic that reminds us about the power of music.

Written & illustrated by Fabian Lelay (@rocketsandpens)
Colored by Claudia Aguirre (@claudiaguirre)
Lettered by Taylor Esposito (@TaylorEspo)

Purchase: Comixology

Black Mask Studios: blackmaskstudios.com/we-are-the-danger

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About the Author

Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues