Luke Healy’s How to Survive in the North presents two different early-20th-century expeditions to the Arctic, and how they were connected. Well, except some of the connections are unclear, and Tim and Kumar both had the same misunderstanding about the book the first time through! Yet the book does present some amazing people and incidents. Here’s our review.
Critiquing Comics returns with a look at three comics with connections to past DCP and CCP episodes:
- Here, After, by Kazimir Lee, interviewed at the Center for Cartoon Studies
- Coco Soco, by Tomomi Mooney, who is (we think!) married to another artist whose comic has been discussed on this show
- Apartment Hunt, by Mindy Indy, who we heard from at MoCCA
Artist Stephen Bissette is best-known for his work on Swamp Thing in the ’80s with Alan Moore and John Totleben, as well as 1963 and his solo project Tyrant. Currently he’s teaching at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and this week he joins Tim and Kumar for a wide-ranging discussion, including:
- The difference between comics schools in the ‘70s vs today
- What it was like growing up as the first Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics were hitting the stands and why he liked the new FF movie
- Is the current state of Image Comics a new paradigm in creator rights, or is it more of the same?
- Making things scary in comics vs. media that include movement and sound
- His original plan for “Tyrant”, which ceased with the ‘90s comics industry implosion. Will we ever see more of Tyrant?
- Time management for comics creators
Steve’s list of artists who have taught at CCS below
The daily strips on Dakota McFadzean‘s site are darkly humorous, or sometimes just dark. (Folks gets eaten!) On this week’s show, Dakota talks about how doing daily strips has helped him as an artist, surviving Cartoonist Boot Camp at the Center for Cartoon Studies, why kids stop drawing at a certain age (and why we should encourage them not to stop!), and more.