Odd films, underground comix and Mike Watt’s Exploitation Nation! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Mike Watt by clicking on the video player above!  Exploitation Nation, Mike Watt’s bi-annual journal in which he gives lowbrow entertainment a highbrow survey, is all about underground comix in its sixth issue. I’m always looking for an excuse to feature comics-related subjects on Mr. Media,... Continue Reading →

Gay cartoonist Howard Cruse has many competing sides! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Howard Cruse, cartoonist, Stuck Rubber Baby, The Other Sides of Howard Cruse, The Essential Howard Cruse: A Reader, From Headrack to Claude   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of cartoon characters largely abandoned in the 1970s but praying for a revival any day now… in the NEW new media... 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 →

Will Eisner documentary talk with Andrew Cooke and Jon Cooke! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Andrew Cooke and Jon Cooke – yes, they’re brothers – have devoted roughly eight years of their lives to producing and distributing the documentary film, Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist. I know the Brothers Cooke pretty well and feel their pain because for several years, we were on somewhat similar career tracks. ANDREW... Continue Reading →

An oddly compelling interview with cartoonist Denis Kitchen! VIDEO INTERVIEW

  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of recently bathed, well-dressed comic book fans who… aw, who am I kidding? The only thing true in this script is that Mr. Media is recorded more or less live in the NEW new media capital of the world and home of the best team... Continue Reading →

Historian Paul Buhle talks Kurtzman, Wisconsin comics scene! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  What’s so special about Wisconsin, anyway? My home state, New Jersey, has tomatoes, Sinatra, Springsteen, Atlantic City, the Turnpike and The Sopranos. What’s Wisconsin got? Cheese, the Green Bay Packers, cheese, comics, cheese—did I mention cheese? PAUL BUHLE podcast excerpt: "Al Capone vacationed and hid in Wisconsin. And was caught. That should tell you... Continue Reading →

From Headrack to Stuck Rubber Baby, still Howard Cruse, still gay! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Howard Cruse, cartoonist, Stuck Rubber Baby   I met cartoonist Howard Cruse in March 2004 at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He was one of the featured guests at the college’s “Comics Summit on Diversity,” an event that included Mary GrandPre, illustrator of the Harry Potter novels and... Continue Reading →

Denis Kitchen on The Art of Harvey Kurtzman! PODCAST INTERVIEW

In the world of comics, Denis Kitchen can do it all. Cartoonist, editor, publisher, museum consultant—heck, he even produced a daughter, Alexa, who is rapidly developing into a word-class artist in her own right. I’ve known Denis personally since 2002, when he vetted me as the guy who would eventually write the authorized biography, Will... Continue Reading →

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