Sean Hurley is a storyteller, a producer for New Hampshire Public Radio, a songwriter whose material has appeared on the Ron and Fez show, the creator of Sherwin Sleeves, the Atoms, Motion, and the Void stories, and the incomplete young adult story The Rule Book and Calendar of Kittery Embers. He's created a remarkable body of work in only a few years, and even turned his work into a one-man play. If you don't know who he is already, or who Sherwin Sleeves is -- you will!
Sean kindly gave me almost two hours of his time on Skype for a loose, unedited chat about his work and his process, how his stories developed from a character, and finding the permission and the fearlessness to do creative work and put it out into the world. Think of it as inspiration.
I'm sorry that Part One ends rather abruptly -- the conversation was pretty free-flowing, and I was not really able to find a good breaking point, so I just had to pick one and break the chat into two parts. I felt that it was just too long to present as one piece.
Sean uses a Rode Microphone
I'm using an Oktava MK-219
Information about the mod I'm contemplating can be found here
You can listen to the emergence of Sean Hurley's alter-ego, Sherwin Sleeves, here.
Here's a recent piece he did for New Hampshire Public Radio.
You can find his work on Atoms, Motion and the Void here (personally I think you might enjoy starting with this episode), and Sean has suggested starting with this one. To keep up with his ongoing Atoms, Motion and the Void story, consider becoming a Stalwart.
The Fourth Tower of Inverness
Moon Over Morocco
The ZBS Foundation productions are not available free online but can be found here. Some of the works on CD can be found on Amazon.