852 9/11 Cartoonists Remember with Family Circus’ Jeff Keane! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jeff Keane, daily cartoonist, Family Circus.   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of men and women who will be pausing for a moment of silence every time my guest answers a question… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   We all know where... Continue Reading →

Cartooning class is now in session with Ivan Brunetti! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of cartooning fans who haven’t been the same since Pogo ended… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Like a lot of kids, I once daydreamed about becoming a cartoonist. Back at North Brunswick Township High School in Central New Jersey,... Continue Reading →

780 Cartoonist Howard Cruse packages Wendel for the modern gay readers! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Howard Cruse, cartoonist, The Complete Wendel Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of famous American cartoonists who could pass for gay… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   Part 1 of 2 When it came to Howard Cruse’s comic strip character Wendel, the word... Continue Reading →

Comics artist Barbara Slate says you, too, can create graphic novels! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Barbara Slate, comic book artist, graphic novelist, You Can Do a Graphic Novel, Getting Married and Other Mistakes     Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of teenagers whose only apparent talent is spray painting the fence when my back is turned… right here in the NEW new media capital... Continue Reading →

716 Animator Joe Murray gave modern life to Rocko and Camp Lazlo! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Joe Murray, animation creator, "Rocko's Modern Life," "Camp Lazlo" Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of two-dimensional, banana-mouthed warthogs in the new new media capital of the world and home of the best team in baseball… St. Petersburg, Florida!   Joe Murray has a natural flair for animation and characters... Continue Reading →

Black Comix creators get their due — and a coffee table book! VIDEO INTERVIEW

  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of neighborhood dogs in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   This show has always put out the welcome mat for black cartoonists, from daily strippers such as Ray Billingsley and Charlos Gary to editorial artists such as David G.... 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 →

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 →

Check out Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon artwork! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Flash Gordon. Has there ever been a cooler name or a cooler action hero anywhere? I can’t remember exactly when during the 1960s I first saw the old Universal serials repeated on television featuring Buster Crabbe as Flash, but I was hooked for life. As I grew older, I was a sucker for any... Continue Reading →

Humbug! Mad cartoonists Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth talk shop! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guests: Legendary MAD Magazine and Humbug! cartoonists Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth.     My mother bought me my first MAD magazine off the newsstand at a Stop & Shop supermarket in 1969. The cover featured a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid parody that I believe was drawn by Jack Davis. I read... Continue Reading →

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