Roz Chast

Episode 299 – The Guest List and Bill Kartalopoulos

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2018 and Bill Kartalopoulos Comics scholar (and curator, and editor, and educator) Bill Kartalopoulos joins the show to talk about his role as the series editor of Best American Comics (HMH)! We get into the process of winnowing down the year’s best, working with a new guest editor each…

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Episode 275 – Dave Calver

Virtual Memories Show 275: Dave Calver “I wanted a combination of organic, monster-y kind of things mixed with things with more pop sensibility.” Artist & illustrator Dave Calver joins the show to talk about Limbo Lounge (Yoe! Books), his first graphic novel! We discuss the ups and downs of his 40-year career in illustration, his…

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Episode 268 – Roz Chast

Virtual Memories Show 268: Roz Chast LIVE! “Living on the Upper West Side in my 20s was the first time in my life when I thought my life was not going to be a complete cratering shitshow disaster.” Live from MoCCA 2018, Roz Chast rejoins the show to talk about her 40-year+ career as the…

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Episode 195 – Thanksgiving 2016

For Thanksgiving this year, I decided to eschew the regular interview-based podcast and ask all of my past guests what they’re thankful for. Since it’s a mere couple of weeks from the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, responses were all over the spectrum. Listen to the show via MP3 download or on iTunes! Here’s everyone who…

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Podcast – The Guest List 2014

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2014 Two years in a row? That makes The Guest List a Virtual Memories Show tradition! I reached out to 2014’s podcast guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year. More than 30 of them responded with a fantastic array of books. So,…

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Richard Gehr – I Was a Teenage Structuralist

Season 4 Episode 42 Richard Gehr: I Was A Teenage Structuralist! “I’ve read enough Roland Barthes and Foucault to know it’s all fiction, man.” Richard Gehr’s new book, I Only Read It for the Cartoons: The New Yorker’s Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists (Amazon/New Harvest), profiles a dozen New Yorker cartoonists. We talk about the genesis…

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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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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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