Month: October 2019

Episode 347 – Kevin Huizenga

Virtual Memories Show 347: Kevin Huizenga “I have a split in my writing life. Part of my brain plans everything out, but I know enough now not to listen to that too much, and that I should be more open to improvising.” Cartoonist Kevin Huizenga joins the show to talk about his new graphic novel,…

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Episode 346 – Ho Che Anderson

Virtual Memories Show 346: Ho Che Anderson “I walked into Star Wars at 7 years old as one person, and I left as someone else. That movie introduced me to the idea of visual storytelling.” Live from CXC – Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, it’s my Spotlight Session with Ho Che Anderson, cartoonist behind KING, Godhead (Fantagraphics)…

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Episode 345 – Frank Santoro

Virtual Memories Show 345: Frank Santoro “Memory rhymes with these little moments in time, and time folds in on itself in a remarkable way, and comics is a wonderful example of that, unlike film or prose.” A beautiful and subtle meditation on memory and his parents’ marriage and divorce, Frank Santoro‘s 200-page graphic novel, Pittsburgh…

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Episode 344 – Liz Hand

Virtual Memories Show 344: Liz Hand “Henry Darger was a devout Catholic who was engaged in a huge argument with God.” Transgression vs. transcendence: Elizabeth Hand‘s brand-new novel, Curious Toys (Mulholland Books), explores artistic and cultural taboos through the lens of a serial killer mystery set in the amusement parks of Progressive Era Chicago. We…

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Episode 343 – Kate Lacour

Virtual Memories Show 343: Kate Lacour “Attraction/repulsion is a big response that people have expressed about my work, whether they like it or not. I like that feeling when I experience it, like when something’s gorgeous but has an air of foulness to it.” With her new book, Vivisectionary (Fantagraphics), artist Kate Lacour has created…

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Episode 342 – Witold Rybczynski

Virtual Memories Show 342: Witold Rybczynski “What Charleston did in the Colonial period with single houses, they basically just kept repeating it all these years.” The great architecture writer Witold Rybczynski rejoins the show (here’s our 2015 conversation) to talk about his wonderful new book, Charleston Fancy: Little Houses & Big Dreams in the Holy…

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