Comic Book Central #221: Cartoonist & curator Brian Walker on Mad Magazine exhibit in Columbus Ohio

Time to go MAD as I sit down with cartoonist and the curator of the Mad Magazine art exhibit, Brian Walker! Brian talks about the history of the satirical comic, as well as the life and legacy of his father – legendary cartoonist, Mort Walker!
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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #237 with Dan Dougherty from ‘Touching Evil’ and ‘Beardo’

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Beardo Comics, Beardo, Touching Evil, Ghost Block, barista, Ada Mansfield, comic strip, horror, Briarcliff Correctional Center, Marvin Penn, curse, Warden Nidmore, Vincent Doyle

Episode #237 features my great interview with comics creator Dan Dougherty, the maker of such great books as Touching Evil, Volume One: The Curse Escapes, Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown, and a series of funny and touching comics strips called Beardo (so named because Dan himself sports a beard, something I can relate to). First, we discuss his excellent horror story, which focuses on a female attorney and single mother who inherits a curse that will change her life forever. We discuss how Dan conceived of this story, how human the various characters are, and how he has deftly weaved only the first chapter in this three-volume tale. Then we move to Beardo and talk about how this autobiographical strip made me laugh and cry as we move through the recent stages of his life. We talk about upcoming projects as well, but to get his books, you can go to the store at his website at this link. Highly recommended, one and all!