Comics

Episode 330 – Milton Glaser

Virtual Memories Show 330: Milton Glaser “Everything is design. Design is planning. It’s having an objective of any kind. When you go out to dinner, you’re designing your meal. There’s no design without intent, and there’s no life without intent.” He turned 90 a few weeks ago, but design legend Milton Glaser isn’t slowing down….

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Episode 327 – Karl Stevens

Virtual Memories Show 327: Karl Stevens “I wanted to be an artist but I didn’t know how, and comics were so accessible that I latched onto that.” It may be a fine line between comics and art, but Karl Stevens‘ fine line crosses effortlessly between them. Karl & I talk about how his realistic drawing…

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Episode 324 – Bill Griffith

Virtual Memories Show 324: Bill Griffith Returns! “I remember coming back from that first viewing of Freaks to my Brooklyn apartment and thinking, ‘I have to make art out of this somehow, but I don’t know how.’” Who can top the memoir of his mother’s infidelity with the biography of a sideshow pinhead? Legendary cartoonist…

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Episode 322 – Steven Guarnaccia

Virtual Memories Show 322: Steven Guarnaccia “I’m an illustrator. It took me a while to realize I was born an illustrator.” On the eve of its New York City debut, illustrator (and designer and author)┬áSteven Guarnaccia joins the show to talk about his Fatherland exhibition! We get into how he made the leap from 2D…

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Episode 321 – Nina Bunjevac

Virtual Memories Show 321: Nina Bunjevac returns! “Making art is like an alchemical process for me. I want to take shit and make gold out of it, metaphorically speaking.” Back from her Fool’s Journey in France, Nina Bunjevac returns to the show to celebrate her new book, Bezimena (Fantagraphics)! We talk about the graphic novel’s…

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Episode 320 – Seth

Virtual Memories Show 320: Seth “The drawing of the comic is where everything is discovered.” After more than 20 years, Seth has completed Clyde Fans, his grand meditation on family, business, and art (Drawn & Quarterly), so let’s celebrate with a double-episode! First, Seth & I talk at a live event hosted by the Strand…

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Episode 319 – Katelan Foisy

Virtual Memories Show 319: Katelan Foisy “Magic is opening doors you didn’t know existed.” Her first crush was Nosferatu, she started reading Burroughs at 12, she’s fused Roma and Santeria, and now Katelan Foisy joins the show to talk about making art, magic, and a personal mythology. We get into the course of her artistic…

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Episode 314 – Mark Alan Stamaty

Virtual Memories Show 314: Mark Alan Stamaty “MacDoodle St. is the closest I ever got to the direction I wanted to go with my work.” To celebrate the new 40th anniversary edition of MacDoodle St. (New York Review Comics), Mark Alan Stamaty joins the show for a conversation about that comic strip/graphic novel and what…

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Episode 310 – James Sturm

Virtual Memories Show 310: James Sturm “I don’t consider myself to be a political cartoonist, but I feel like no one can afford not to be political right now.” Cartoonist and educator James Sturm joins the show to talk about his new graphic novel, Off Season(Drawn & Quarterly), the story of a disintegrating marriage set…

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Episode 309 – Joe Ciardiello

Virtual Memories Show 309: Joe Ciardiello “Everything Sergio Leone knew about Americans came from the movies, so he was let down when he saw American soldiers in Rome after the war. The heroic aspect was there, but he saw these guys for who they really were.” Illustrator/artist Joe Ciardiello returns to the show to talk…

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Episode 307 – Mort Gerberg

Virtual Memories Show 307: Mort Gerberg “People submitting comics to the New Yorker could expect a 98% rejection rate. What kind of a sane person would go into that field?! You have to have some sort of personality aberration to do this!” On the eve of his exhibition at the New-York Historical Society (Feb. 15…

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Episode 303 – Peter Kuper

Virtual Memories Show 303: Peter Kuper “Art has been my saving grace, in terms of having an outlet so I’m not just having today’s news run around in my head and make me scream.” Political artist/illustrator Peter Kuper rejoins the show to talk about these Kafkaesque times and his new graphic novel, Kafkaesque: Fourteen Stories…

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