Threadless? Jake Nickell and cast of millions will fit you! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Is this any way to run a business? Threadless.com, the little T-shirt company that could, gambles every day that good kharma will deliver brilliant designs into its hands and that consumers will buy them. Incredibly, it’s a winning bet. Threadless was launched when co-founder Jake Nickell won an online t-shirt design competition in 2000.... Continue Reading →

The Horror! The Horror! 1950s comic books, that is, not my yearbook photo! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jim Trombetta, author, The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! Any book in which Goosebumps author R.L. Stine writes the introduction is gonna be scary. But The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! is a different kind of frightening. It’s about... Continue Reading →

In cartooning, Christopher Hart is Humongous, it’s true! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  When I was a little boy, it was common to see matchbook covers with ads saying things like “Learn to Draw!” The idea was that if you could draw the pokey little donkey, you, too, could one day become a famous and wealthy artist. (More people smoked back then, so matchbooks were everywhere. Not... Continue Reading →

Brendan McGinley sends Hannibal to Rome! PODCAST INTERVIEW

If you’re worried about the future of comic books, drop by IndelibleComics.com. It’s the online home of one writer and four artists, a place to see examples of their work as well as full graphic novels, plus you can order hard copy of their products. Brendan McGinley Website • Order Heist from Amazon.com BRENDAN McGINLEY... Continue Reading →

Archie Marries Betty and Michael Uslan is there! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Uslan, comic book writer, "Archie Marries Betty"   I remember the first time I encountered Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Mr. Weatherbee, Miss Grundy, Hot Dog and the rest of the Riverdale gang. It was in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1971, and we were visiting our cousins, the Sirotkins. Fred Sirotkin, the youngest... Continue Reading →

A Boy Named Curtis created by a cartoonist named Ray! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Ray Billingsley, syndicated cartoonist, "Curtis"   There are a number of daily newspaper comic strips that we tend to take for granted. “Cathy,” by Cathy Guisewite, is one. Mort Walker’s “Beetle Bailey” and “Hi & Lois” are two more. And then there is my friend Ray Billingsley’s strip, “Curtis.” “Curtis” shares the adventures... Continue Reading →

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