Month: June 2021

Episode 441 – Andi Watson

Virtual Memories Show 441: Andi Watson “The stories that don’t work out are the ones that don’t have a decent central character, or an environment or a unique way of drawing or approach or style you want to experiment with. The Book Tour was one where it all worked out.” With The Book Tour (Top…

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Episode 440 – Ron Hogan

Virtual Memories Show 440: Ron Hogan “I feel like you’re writing because you have something to say, something that you’re trying to figure out, and I wanted to put my emphasis on that part of the process.” Practice makes person! With his new book, Our Endless and Proper Work: Starting (and Sticking to) Your Writing…

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Episode 439 – Glenn Head

Virtual Memories Show 439: Glenn Head “My whole interest in comics and autobiography is to show the dirt that’s under everyone’s fingernails, to capture that and not look away from it.” With his new graphic memoir, Chartwell Manor (Fantagraphics), cartoonist Glenn Head returns to the scene of the crime: the boarding school where he and…

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Episode 438 – Will McPhail

Virtual Memories Show 438: Will McPhail Cartoonist and illustrator Will McPhail joins the show to celebrate his debut graphic novel, IN. We talk about weaponized self-awareness, the genesis of his poignant and hilarious tale of anhedonia, the value of real conversation, and how he stretched from single-panel cartoons to a long-form book. We also get…

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Episode 437 – Keiler Roberts

Virtual Memories Show 437: Keiler Roberts “I still want to write about my life but not obsess about my problems, not obsess about the meaning of everything, but to have experiences in a direct way.” Artist and cartoonist Keiler Roberts returns to the show to celebrate her new book, My Begging Chart (Drawn & Quarterly),…

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