Comics Alternative Interviews: Michael Kupperman

Time Codes:

  • 00:24 – Introduction
  • 03:18 – Setup of interview
  • 05:37 – Interview with Michael Kupperman
  • 56:33 – Wrap up
  • 58:16 – Contact us

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Clearing Out

On this interview episode, Gene and Derek are happy to have Michael Kupperman on the show to discuss his new book All the Answers, just out from Simon and Shuster’s  Gallery 13 imprint. Long-time fans of Kupperman will find a significant tonal shift from his earlier works such as Tales Designed to Thrizzle or Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret. This new book is an emotional and probing look at his father, Joel Kupperman, and his time as one of the famous Quiz Kids of the 1940s and 1950s. Throughout this memoir, Kupperman investigate his father’s history and attempts to understand how his time in the celebrity spotlight marked his life forever after…and at the same time, helped to determine his father’s future behavior and his family’s emotional trajectory. In this way, All the Answers serves not only as a way to understand his father, but as a means to grapple with Michael Kupperman’s own sense of self and how he relates to his own family. Over the course of their conversation, Gene and Derek talk with Michael about the research that went into his new book, the genesis of the project, his efforts in pursuing this extremely sensitive family history, and how All the Answers may be a stylistic turning point in his career.

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Matt Brick returns again this week to join Jimmy in another massive review show. They also discuss Torchwood: Miracle Day finale and the Ringer premiere. Jimmy’s Darth Vader helmet (don’t judge) fell off his desk, broke his glass of beer and caused several cuts on his person. He soldiered through all the blood to bring you this podcast! News includes: Kupperman and Beaton team up for comedy, Archaia to release new Marjane Satrapi work, Fox is developing a Spectre TV show, DC Online goes free, The Ray returns to DC and the Teen Titans get an openly gay member. NYCC (click on the logo over on the top left!) is fast approaching so they discuss the Podcast Arena and what podcasts will be involved, tease some special guests that will be signing with CNI and the annual raffle! As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

And, this episode is also sponsored by Family Bones by Shawn Granger. Go check it out!

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