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Tall Tale Radio interviews, Cavna, Walch, me

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!

Posted on: Sep 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: 1 Comment

Jean Schulz profiled in SF Chronicle

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 […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Museums, Comments: 4 Comments

Mr. Media interviews Denis Kitchen

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 […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2010,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Comic history, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mr. Media interviews Denis Kitchen

Podcasts: Scott Stantis, Turnbloom, Bob Weber, Jr.

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 […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2010,  Section: Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: Comments Off on Podcasts: Scott Stantis, Turnbloom, Bob Weber, Jr.

Tony Rubino interviewed by Mike Rhode

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 […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Tony Rubino interviewed by Mike Rhode

Cathy Guisewhite talks about her upcoming retirement

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 […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Harvey Pekar talks about comics, Crumb

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.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010,  Section: Graphic Novels, Interviews, Comments: 4 Comments

Alcaraz, Huber and Baker on Tall Tales Radio

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 […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

Missed interviews: Hilary Price and Patrick McDonnell

While I was out on vacation last week, a couple of interviews were published. The Washington Post featured a live chat with Rhymes With Orange creator Hilary Price. PBS’ Religion & Ethics Newsweekly featured an interview with Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell regarding his work’s spirituality.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

Go read: Spurgeon interview with Richard Thompson

Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon has posted a transcript of the panel he moderated at Heroes Con last June with Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson. Definitely a must read if you’re a fan of Richard’s work – and should read anyway if you’re not. SPURGEON: How do you like to read strips? Are you a […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Piers Baker interviewed on Tall Tale Radio

Piers Baker is this weeks guest on the Tall Tale Radio podcast. Co-hosting the show with Tom Racine is Rabbits Against Magic creator Jonathan Lemon. The multi-talented Piers Baker of ?Oliie & Quentin? leaps across the Atlantic thanks to the magic of Skype, to talk to me and my co-host, the magical Jonathan Lemon, he […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: Comments Off on Piers Baker interviewed on Tall Tale Radio

Jerry Scott interviewed on Tall Tale Radio

Tom Racine has posted this week’s Tall Tale Radio podcast with special guest Jerry Scott. Jerry collaborates with Jim Borgman on the strip Zits and with Rick Kirkman on Baby Blues. Tom writes: Fresh off his National Cartoonist Society win for “Best Newspaper Strip 2010,” Jerry Scott of “Zits” (and “Baby Blues”) joins me to […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 5 Comments

Interviewed: Dick Locher talks about his cartooning career, future and Parkinson’s

During the American Editorial Cartoonists Association convention, I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down and talk with Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist and Dick Tracy cartoonist Dick Locher. He had mentioned in an earlier panel a couple of upcoming milestones in his career: drawing 10,000 cartoons, 40 years with the Chicago Tribune (stared in 1972) […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010,  Section: AAEC, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 22 Comments

Dan Piraro interviewed by Hogan’s Alley

Regarding Bizarro creator Dan Piraro, Tom Heintjes writes, Creatively restive, Piraro also produces fine art, some of which uses the Catholic imagery that he was exposed to at parochial school. Yet after 17 years of deadline-mandated creativity, Piraro has refused to coast or repeat himself, and his peers in the National Cartoonists Society have acknowledged […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Piraro interviewed by Hogan’s Alley

Bolling, Scott, Toomey interviews posted

Scott Nickel has posted another in his 20 Questions series with an interview with Molly and the Bear creator and Pixar artist Bob Scott. 3. You’ve worked at Pixar for about a decade. How did that come about, and is it, in fact, the coolest job in the world? Yeah, almost 11 years. Boy, that […]

Posted on: May 26, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: 1 Comment