Comics Alternative Interviews: 2dcloud Creators Gina Wynbrandt, Will Dinski, and MariNaomi

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Something Different

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:29 – Introduction
  • 00:02:10 – Setup of interviews
  • 00:03:55 – Interview with Gina Wynbrandt
  • 00:27:16 – Interview with Will Dinski
  • 01:03:48 – Interview with MariNaomi
  • 01:39:32 – Wrap up
  • 01:40:41 – Contact us

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The Two Guys have discussed 2dcloud comics in past — see their review of Austin English’s Gulag Casual as well as the coverage of last year’s Ignatz Awards — but on this episode, they take a deep dive into the publisher’s recent releases. They do this by interviewing three of the creators who have had, or will have, new books coming out from 2dcloud: Gina Wynbrandt, Will Dinksi, and MariNaomi. The guys talk with all three about their recent publications — Someone Please Have Sex with Me, Trying Not to Notice, and Turning Japanese — but they also use the opportunity to delve into each artist’s broader career. For example, Andy and Derek talk with Gina about her history with, and preference for, fan-inspired minicomics. In their conversation with Will, they ask about his 2dcloud comics as well as the Top Shelf book Finger Prints and his self-published projects.  And with Mari, they discuss her series of autobiographical efforts beginning with Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Resume Ages 0 to 22 and leading all the way to her upcoming I Thought You Hated Me. Powerpaola, yet another 2dcloud author, couldn’t join the guys this time around, but readers should definitely check out her new book, Virus Tropical.

Much thanks to Raighne Hogan for helping to make these interviews possible!

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Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2015, Pt. 1

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Small Talk

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Last weekend, Andy W. and Derek attended Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD. While there, they were able to interview a variety of creators about their recent releases, their larger body of work, and any future projects they may be working on. The result was an impressive collection of interviews — 28 in all — each of which lasted from anywhere between 5 minutes to over 20 minutes. The guys have now edited these conversations and are presenting them in a series of three on-location interview episodes conducted at SPX. In this first installment, Derek and Andy talk with:

The exhibition hall of SPX 2015 was packed, and, as a result, the din of the crowd was at times difficult to talk over. But the Two Guys persevered, despite the sound challenges. Sometimes they talked with the creators at their tables, and at other times — such as the interviews with Cole Closser and Meages Fitzgerald — they were able to find a space outside of the hall that demonstrated less auditory chaos.

Two other episodes of on-location interviews will be released on Friday and Saturday. Derek’s much longer conversation with Bill Griffith was released separately. But for now, enjoy the smooth, creamy, indie goodness of today’s installment.

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