Comics

Sam Gross – Look Day

Season 4 Episode 41 Sam Gross: Look Day “One thing I tell young cartoonists: a magazine is like going out on a date, and a book is like getting married. If you’re going out on a date, you don’t need a lawyer. If you’re doing a book, you get a lawyer.” Sam Gross’ gag panels…

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John Porcellino – 35 Cents & a Stamp

Season 4 Episode 39 John Porcellino: 35 Cents & a Stamp “I managed to go 43 issues before I hit the paralyzing grip of self-doubt and self-consciousness [from realizing that I had an audience]. I feel lucky that I had all those years to write comics in essentially a vacuum. I can’t imagine what it…

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Nina Bunjevac – Time’s Bomb

Season 4 Episode 36 Nina Bunjevac: Time’s Bomb “Fatherland is really about who my father was, getting to understand him, and also an attempt to explain how politics can tear a family apart, just like they tore apart the people of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.” Nina Bunjevac‘s new book, Fatherland, explores her family’s fractured history…

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Sara Lippmann & Drew Friedman – Jewish Gothic and the Restless Artist

Season 4 Episode 35 Sara Lippmann and Drew Friedman: Jewish Gothic and the Restless Artist “My father, to this day, will still call and say, ‘It’s not too late for medical school!’” –Sara Lippmann Come for the Friedman, stay for the Lippmann! Or vice versa! This week’s podcast features two great conversations: first I talk with…

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Roz Chast – Parental Guidance

Season 4 Episode 34 Roz Chast – Parental Guidance “Starting out at The New Yorker at 23, I thought, ‘If I draw really small, this won’t bother people too much.’ My editor told me it wasn’t just readers, but some of the older cartoonists really hated my stuff. One of them asked him if he…

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Merrill Markoe – Dogs of LA

Season 4 Episode 25 Merrill Markoe – Dogs of LA “I hate to find out that people I admire are schmucks.” Legendary comedy writer, producer and performer Merrill Markoe let me into her home after seeing pix of my adorable greyhounds, and we got to spend an hour talking about how she co-created Late Night…

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Seth – Haste Ye Back

Season 4 Episode 23 Seth – Haste Ye Back The great cartoonist (and designer and illustrator) Seth joins the Virtual Memories Show to talk about memory and time, his love of digression, being “Mr. Old-Timey”, what it means to be a Canadian cartoonist, and learning to let go of the finish and polish that used to…

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Katie Skelly – Theory and Practice

Season 4 Episode 21 Katie Skelly – Theory and Practice “I’m never gonna be a parent, but if I were, I’d be like, ‘We’re skippin’ this Goodnight, Moon thing; you’re goin’ to Pale Fire.’” Cartoonist Katie Skelly joins the show to talk about her new book, Operation Margarine (AdHouse Books), which is really just an…

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Mimi Pond – The Customer is Always Wrong

Season 4, Episode 19 Mimi Pond: The Customer is Always Wrong “With some of the people in the story, I thought, ‘What if they get mad? What if their feelings are hurt? What if they say, “That’s not the way it was!”,’ and then I thought, ‘Y’know what? Let THEM try to spend 35 years…

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Caitlin McGurk – Hello, Columbus

Season 4 episode 15 Hello, Columbus “I’m a person who works in comics and knows a lot about comics, and I’m teaching people who know nothing about comics to talk to other people who know nothing about comics, about comics.” Caitiln McGurk, fresh off of curating her first exhibition at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library…

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Nathan Fox & Sheila Keenan – Semper Fido

Season 4 episode 9 Semper Fido “We move through a human-centric world as if that is reality, but we’re surrounded by other species, and their species is centric to their world. I’m interested in how that works, not in humanizing other animals.” In honor of K-9 Veterans Day, our guests are Sheila Keenan and Nathan…

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Paul Gravett – Feeling Gravett’s Pull

Season 4 episode 5 Feeling Gravett’s Pull “Comics is a medium that isn’t going to go away. It may just now finally be coming into its own in the 21st century. In this internet era, there’s something very special about what comics do, no matter how much they get warped and changed by technology.” More…

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