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Tell Me Something I Don't Know is an interview podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative guests discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do.

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TMSIDK 030: Tom Scioli and Ed Piskor on being professional comic book artists

8/22/2014
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Tom Scioli is co-writing, drawing, coloring, and lettering the monthly comic book series, Transformers vs. G.I.Joe. His other comics include Godland, American Barbarian, Final Frontier, and Myth of 8-Opus. Ed Piskor is the author/artist of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a weekly comic strip on Boing Boing and an ongoing book series that chronicles the history of hip hop in comics form. He is also the creator of Wizzywig. They share a studio in Pittsburgh. We visited their studio to talk about...

Duration: 01:36:13


TMSIDK 029 Cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier

6/23/2014
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Tell Me Something I Don't Know is Boing Boing's podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the practical side of how they do what they do. The animation project Giant Sloth, starring Paul Giamatti, could be described as Night at the Museum meets Eraserhead. In this episode, we discuss the making of this animated short with its creator, Paul Hornschemeier. He tells us how the cast came together, what the transition from comics...

Duration: 00:58:40


TMSIDK 025: Stephanie Buscema

3/5/2014
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Stephanie Buscema is a painter, illustrator, cover artist, and comic book artist. She studied cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In our conversation, she tells us what it was like to grow up with artist role models in her family. We discuss the influence and importance of illustration greats Mary Blair and Marie Severin. Stephanie walks us through her process for creating killer Red Sonja comics covers, and talks about the benefits of working on a variety...

Duration: 00:48:30


TMSIDK 024: Bill Boichel, owner of Copacetic Comics

2/20/2014
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Bill Boichel is the owner and proprietor of Copacetic Comics, one of the greatest comic books stores ever. They are located in Pittsburgh, PA, and specialize in independent comics, music, film and literature. Bill has worked in comics retail for over 35 years, and has seen comic books go from disposable entertainment found on newsstands to an art form that is now accepted in galleries, museums and universities. In this episode, Bill discusses the significance of Carl Barks and his impact...

Duration: 00:59:07


TMSIDK 023: Elana Schlenker

2/4/2014
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Elana Schlenker is an independent graphic designer and art director based in Brooklyn. Print magazine honored her on their 2013 New Visual Artist list - a prestigious annual distinction that recognizes the industry’s top 20 creative talents under the age of 30. Schlenker is the publisher and creator of Gratuitous Type, a pamphlet of typographic smut. This episode, we ponder the phrase “unspecialized practice” and try to decide if it’s a positive description for one’s work. We consider the...

Duration: 01:03:55


TMSIDK 021: John Peña

1/7/2014
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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is Boing Boing's podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the practical side of how they do what they do. In episode 21, we speak to multi-disciplinary artist John Peña. Each day for the last five years, he has made a drawing about some aspect of his day. He calls this project Daily Geology, and presents it online in a form that resembles a webcomic. We talk with John about how he makes a...

Duration: 00:59:35


TMSIDK 020: Joe Lupo and the The Invincible Iron Man

12/10/2013
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In this episode of Tell Me something I Don't Know, we speak with Joseph Lupo, a printmaker and professor at West Virginia University. His work focuses on how writers and artists communicate through comics. For more than a decade, he has deconstructed and examined a single volume of The Invincible Iron Man comic book: Volume 01, Issue 178, published in 1984. "It is a different kind of superhero issue for a few reasons," says Lupo. "For one, never in this story does the superhero Iron Man...

TMSIDK 018: Jacq Cohen of Fantagraphics

11/20/2013
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Jacq Cohen is the publicist of Fantagraphics Books. Before that, she was an assistant publicist at Dark Horse Comics and interned at Top Shelf Comix. Fantagraphics Books has been a proponent of comics as a legitimate form of art and literature since they started publishing the Comics Journal in 1976. Since then, they’ve published some of the greatest cartoonists in history including George Herriman, Charles Schulz, Carl Barks, the Hernandez Brothers, Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes,...

TMSIDK 017: Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple

11/4/2013
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Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple began his comics career as part of the Meathaus gang - a loose collective of artists from the School of Visual Arts around the end of the 20th century (Brandon Graham and James Jean know the secret handshake). His work includes Pop Gun War, illustrating Jonathan Letham's Omega the Unknown, the webcomic It Will All Hurt on SG12, and the newly released Delusional from Adhouse Books. He has been nominated for Eisner Awards, received a Xeric Grant, and earned a Gold...

TMSIDK 016: multimedia artist Bill Shannon

10/16/2013
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Bill Shannon is a multidisciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh. In 1992, Shannon attended the The Art Institute of Chicago, earning a BFA in 1995. In 1996 Shannon moved to NYC and immersed himself in the art, dance and skate cultures of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Over the past two decades, Shannon's installations, performances, choreography and video work have been presented nationally and internationally at numerous venues, festivals and events including the Sydney Opera House, Tate...

TMSIDK 015: Evan Dorkin & Peter Bagge

9/23/2013
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Peter Bagge and Evan Dorkin began making alternative comics in the 1980s. Peter Bagge began his career on R. Crumb’s Weirdo magazine as a cartoonist and then editor. He created Neat Stuff and Hate for Fantagraphics Books along with works for DC Comics, Marvel, and Dark Horse including the titles Yeah! (with Gilbert Hernandez), Apocalypse Nerd, and Other Lives. His latest work is the biography, Rebel Woman: The Margaret Sanger Story. Evan Dorkin is best known for Milk & Cheese, Dork, and...

TMSIDK 014: Frank Santoro

9/4/2013
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Frank Santoro is a Pittsburgh-based cartoonist. He self-published his first major work, Storeyville in 1995 while living in San Francisco. Upon its republication twelve years later, Tom Spurgeon wrote, "Frank Santoro's Storeyville may be the book of 2007, which is doubly amazing when you realize that it may have been the book of 1995 as well." After spending time in the New York art scene, where he painted and assisted painter, Francesco Clemente, he returned to making comics in the early...

TMSIDK 009: John Porcellino

6/19/2013
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This is episode 9 of Boing Boing's Tell Me Something I Don't Know podcast. It's an interview show featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do. John Porcellino is the creator of the long-running, self-published mini-comic series, King Cat Comics (celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014). His books include Perfect Example (Highwater Books, Drawn and Quarterly), Diary of a Mosquito...

TMSIDK 008: Jim Rugg

5/28/2013
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(Illustration by Jim Rugg) This is episode 8 of Boing Boing's Tell Me Something I Don't Know podcast. It's an interview show featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do. This week TMSIDK host Jim Rugg is in the hot-seat talking about his new project SUPERMAG -- a glossy, full-color magazine-format homage to the graphic design and comics of the 1990s - published by Adhouse Books....

TMSIDK 006: Robin Bougie

4/23/2013
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Robin Bougie is a film journalist, cartoonist, and publisher in Vancouver. He publishes the underground film magazine, Cinema Sewer focusing on exploitation, genre, and cult films. He also publishes (and contributes to) Sleazy Slice, an annual anthology of adult comics. His writing and art have been collected in three Cinema Sewer books by FAB Press (volume four will be out later this year). In July, FAB Press will release Bougie’s Graphic Thrills: American XXX Movie Posters, 1970 to 1985....

TMSIDK 005: Jesse Schell

4/9/2013
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Thanks to Soundcloud for hosting Boing Boing's podcasts! This is episode 5 of Boing Boing's newest podcast, Tell Me Something I Don't Know. It's an interview podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do. Jesse Schell is the CEO of Schell Games - a video game and transformational game design company, a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center,...

TMSIDK 004: Katie Skelly, Nurse Nurse cartoonist

3/24/2013
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Thanks to Soundcloud for hosting Boing Boing's podcasts! This is episode 4 of Boing Boing's newest podcast, Tell Me Something I Don't Know. It's an interview podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do. In this episode Jim, Jasen, and Ed interview Katie Skelly, a cartoonist who lives and works in New York City. She has been making mini-comics since 2003, and has contributed...

TMSIDK 003: Eric Skillman, Criterion Collection art director

3/8/2013
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In this episode Jim, Jasen, and Ed interview Eric Skillman, a Brooklyn-based graphic designer at the Criterion Collection. He also does freelance design (Comics Journal 301, The Playwright, Leaping Tall Buildings) and writes crime comics including the anthology Egg, the graphic novel Liar's Kiss, and the webcomic, Suckers. You can see more of his work here and here and follow him on Twitter @EricSkillman.

TMSIDK 002: Faith Erin Hicks

2/25/2013
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In episode #2, Jim, Jasen, and Ed interview Faith Erin Hicks (Tumblr), who writes and draws comic books for a living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her comics include Demonology 101, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp, and Friends With Boys. She is the co-writer and artist for Dark Horse Comics and Naughty Dog Games' comic book, The Last of Us. A print edition of her web comic, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, was recently released by Dark Horse Comics. And her forthcoming graphic novel (with...

Duration: 00:49:14


TMSIDK 001: Gary Groth

2/11/2013
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Gary Groth is the founder/publisher of the Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. His influence on the state of the contemporary American comics industry and on the art-form itself is difficult to overstate. As a publisher, Fantagraphics' list of works include such celebrated comics as Charles Shultz' Peanuts, George Herriman's Krazy Kat, the Complete Crumb Comics, the Hernandez Bros.' Love and Rockets, Dan Clowes' Eightball (including Ghost World and the original appearance of Ice...

Duration: 01:01:13