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What mad forces compel comic artists to chain themselves to drawing tables day and night? altcomics tracks down cartoonists from all ends of the funny book business—graphic novels, comic strips, gag cartoons, web comics—and tries to find out what makes them tick. Your host is Marc Arsenault, proprietor of Silicon Valley’s Wow Cool shop and General Manager of the comics publisher Alternative Comics.

What mad forces compel comic artists to chain themselves to drawing tables day and night? altcomics tracks down cartoonists from all ends of the funny book business—graphic novels, comic strips, gag cartoons, web comics—and tries to find out what makes them tick. Your host is Marc Arsenault, proprietor of Silicon Valley’s Wow Cool shop and General Manager of the comics publisher Alternative Comics.

Location:

United States

Description:

What mad forces compel comic artists to chain themselves to drawing tables day and night? altcomics tracks down cartoonists from all ends of the funny book business—graphic novels, comic strips, gag cartoons, web comics—and tries to find out what makes them tick. Your host is Marc Arsenault, proprietor of Silicon Valley’s Wow Cool shop and General Manager of the comics publisher Alternative Comics.

Twitter:

@wowcool

Language:

English

Contact:

4089215164


Episodes

Jim Rugg

10/27/2017
Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include Eisner and Ignatz Awards, The Pittsburgh Foundation's Investing in Professional Artists grant, and AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers selection for best-designed books. He teaches classes in the MFA Visual Narrative...

Duration:00:56:19

Peter S. Conrad

10/10/2017
Peter S. Conrad is a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novelist based in the South San Francisco Bay Area - AKA Silicon Valley. He is responsible for the long-running "Attempted Not Known" series in all its many forms. You have probably seen his drawings in many places over many years even though you were not aware who drew them. He is a frequent contributor to comics anthologies, including the recent Bottoms Up! from Birdcage Bottom Books. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:34:24

Derf & Jack Kirby Museum at APE 2017

9/25/2017
Alternative Press Expo 2017 Day 2 in San Jose. Interviews from the show floor with Kirby Museum representatives Mark Badger & Bruce Simon and former syndicated weekly cartoonist of The City and current graphic novelist Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer & Trashed) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:35

Live at APE 2017 - Steve Lafler

9/24/2017
Straight out of San Jose from MACLA as part of APE 2017 - The Alternative Press Expo - SPOTLIGHT ON STEVE LAFLER- Marc Arsenault hosts a free-wheeling discussion with Steve Lafler talking about his long history in the comics business, his time in Mexico and his series with Alternative Comics Death in Oaxaca. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:39

Shannon Wheeler

9/12/2017
AltComics talks to Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler about his new book Sh*T My President Says and what it takes to become a New Yorker Cartoonist. alt.comics.shannonwheeler See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:25:19

Trailer

8/29/2017
Get a sneak peak at the altcomics show with clips of our opening trilogy of interviewees: Jim Rugg, Peter S. Conrad and Shannon Wheeler. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:01:31

Welcome to the show

8/17/2017
This is the introductory edition that does little more than say hello. Hello. Future episodes will have a little more meat on the bones. Interviews with Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man), Jim Rugg (Street Angel), Peter S. Conrad (Attempted Not Known) and many more follow this. The soundtrack music is by Zoltar’s Fortune. The logo art is by Andy Ristaino. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:02:36