Month: July 2017

Episode 229 – Matt Ruff

Virtual Memories Show 229: Matt Ruff “Every one of my novels has had at least a portion where I’ve thought, ‘if I do this badly, it’s going to be terribly embarrassing and I’m going to have to hang my head in shame forever, but if I pull it off, it’ll probably be pretty cool!’” Novelist…

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Episode 228 – Ellen Forney

Virtual Memories Show 228: Ellen Forney “Marbles was in many respects was the senior thesis in psychology that I never did as an undergrad.” The great Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney joins the show to talk about comics, civic art, being bipolar, and the challenges of maintaining! We get into her 2012 graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania,…

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Episode 227 – Ben Schwartz

Virtual Memories Show 227: Ben Schwartz “Twitter is the best source of political humor now. It’s better than any show on TV. It’s hard to compete with a million writers.” Comedy writer, journalist and screenwriter Ben Schwartz joins the show to talk serious laughs. We discuss his work on American humor between the wars, writing…

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Episode 226 – Joyce Farmer

Virtual Memories Show 226: Joyce Farmer “The ’60s were a time of explosive interaction and learning of radical ideas. The thing was, I thought they were sensible, not radical.” Joyce Farmer joins the show to talk about her transition from housewife to underground comics legend, the adventure of disposing of 40,000 copies of her comic…

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Episode 225 – Howard Chaykin

Virtual Memories Show 225: Howard Chaykin “I want to be loved; I just don’t work too hard at it.” Comics legend Howard Chaykin joins the show to talk about his career, the early assignment he’ll never live down, getting clean and being boringly sober, how Gil Kane taught him how to behave as a cartoonist,…

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