Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

Read this comic telling the strange, sad story of Wilkes-Barre cartoonist Ham Fisher on his 115th birthday

Read this comic telling the strange, sad story of Wilkes-Barre cartoonist Ham Fisher on his 115th birthday

Born on Sept. 24, 1900 (though some records say 1901), Hammond Edward Fisher – better known simply as Ham Fisher – was a cartoonist from Wilkes-Barre famous for creating the comic strip “Joe Palooka.” While this classic comic of the fictional heavyweight boxing champ isn’t as well-known today, it was huge in the 1930s all […]