Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon has posted the last of his 20 part holiday interview series. He does it every year and from experience – these kinds of things take A LOT of effort to coordinate, transcribe and link up – especially so because these are not simple 5 question interviews. This year’s interviewees included: Joe [...]
Wisconsin Public Radio featured two comic scholars (Gene Kannenberg, comic scholar; former Chair of the International Comics Art Festival and author of ComicResearch.com and Alex Buchet, American-French comic lover and scholar) as they talk about the international known comic Tintin. Tintin is the most well-known comic character worldwide, comparable in popularity only to Mickey Mouse. [...]
Amherst College alum Bill Amend and Darby Conley were brought together to discuss their work in cartooning. Bill is the creator of Foxtrot and Darby does Get Fuzzy. To my knowledge, Darby is a bit reclusive, so this interview is somewhat rare. Download or listen through browser.
Interesting interview with Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau on The Colbert Report. Host Stephen Colbert describes Garry’s early strips as looking like they were drawn by a child with palsy and that Garry’s 40 year run is only eclipsed by Charles Schulz but notes that Sparky’s work has ‘tapered off.’
As always, an interesting interview by Bob Andelman (AKA Mr. Media) with Andrew Farago, who is not only the curator for the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, but the author or a new coffee table book Looney Tunes Treasury: Includes Amazing Interactive Treasures from the Warner Bros. Vault!.
MAD Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones is celebrating 50 years of cartooning. To commemorate he has a new book out entitled “MAD’s Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works.” Sammy Perlmutter, writing on the Huffington Post has posted an interview with the famed cartoonist about the new book. What’s your working process like? [...]
USAToday invited Jim Davis to answer a few questions from fans. Posted are a few decent questions among them include: What’s the strangest Garfield merchandise someone’s ever proposed? And whose work do you admire today?
Tom Racine has posted his 100th Tall Tale Radio podcast. Featured interview includes Michael Cavna and “America’s Next Great Cartoonist” winner Olivia Walch. Tom has also introduced a bi-monthly news segment where he and I banter about the comic headlines. Happy 100, Tom!
Charles M. Schulz widow, Jean Schulz, is profiled and interviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding her life after her husband’s death and her role in tending to Sparky’s legacy. Q: Ten years after he passed, are you still learning new things about your husband? A: Absolutely. I was always doing my own things. He [...]
Bob Andelman, AKA Mr. Media has an excellent interview with Denis Kitchen. Denis is an underground cartoonist, publisher, and founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a rare creative animal who has thrived in roles both creative and corporate, even if he met the latter challenge kicking and screaming all the way [...]
Prickly City creator and Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis is back into podcasting. This time with Tribune columnist Eric Zorn. The show is called Prickly Pair Podcast and is produced by Kristin Samuelson. Head over to Scott’s blog for details or click this link to download now. iTunes subscriptions are coming soon. Bob Weber [...]
ComicsDC blogger Mike Rhode interviewed Daddy’s Home co-creator Tony Rubino for the Washington City Paper about his career in comics. WCP: Who are your influences? TR: Cartoon-wise, the usual suspects: Larson, Watterson, Schultz, Hart & Parker. And also, Callahan (RIP), Groening, who I first saw in the Washington City Paper long before The Simpsons when [...]
Michael Cavna catches up with Cathy creator Cathy Guisewhite to talk about why she’s retiring and how the syndicate took the news. MC: So when did you seriously begin to contemplate retirement of the strip? Was this long in the works, or a fairly recent decision? CG: I think it was really within the last [...]
Interesting interview with Harvey Pekar that was filmed for the Jeff Smith documentary “The Cartoonist”. According to Mike Lynch, this interview below is the full interview now released in its entirety for the first time.
I must be getting lazy this summer. Its been a while since I plugged the latest guests on the Tall Tale Radio podcast. In case you missed it, Tom Racine interviewed Lalo Alcaraz, creator of La Cucaracha, and Adam Huber, creator of the webcomic Bug. I started following Bug a mont or so ago and [...]