1320 Ger Apeldoorn loves Behaving Madly! VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Today's Guest: Ger Apeldoorn, co-author, Behaving Madly: Zany, Loco, Cockeyed, Rip-off, Satire Magazines   Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with GER APELDOORN by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of comic book fans who know biting social satire when they see themselves in it... Continue Reading →

832 National Lampoon, Spy and Spinal Tap? Tony Hendra! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Tony Hendra, editor, The FinalEdition.com, National Lampoon Part 1 of 4  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that includes alumni from National Lampoon: The Funny Years and Spy: The Funny Years… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! I always knew of Tony Hendra’s magazine... Continue Reading →

Cracked.com: You Might Be A Zombie — or a Mr. Media fan! VIDEO

Today's Guest: Jack O'Brien, editor, Cracked.com, You Might Be A Zombie   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of obsessed Redbook magazine fact checkers who promise to confirm the veracity of everything my guest says before we’re done here today… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!... Continue Reading →

Rick Meyerowitz: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead and booked! PODCAST

Sometimes I think I grew up in some alternate reality. There was no Internet when I was in my teens—we barely had FM radio and UHF television reception in Central Jersey and cable TV was unheard of—but somehow I managed to find plenty of inappropriate media influences. I read comic books by the pile, which... Continue Reading →

Agents of Cracked.com are coming to take me away! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Dan O’Brien, Michael Swaim, writers, stars, "After Hours," Cracked.com   Many years ago, before the Internet, many of us old-timers got our funnys from print. There were humor magazines lining the newsstands with curious names like Mad, Cracked, Sick, Crazy, the National Lampoon and Spy. Today, only Mad remains in print. DAN O'BRIEN... Continue Reading →

MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragones marginalizes Mr. Media! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Sergio Aragones, legendary MAD magazine cartoonist, creator, "Groo"   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragones fans dressed up for Halloween as Groo the Wanderer… in the NEW new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! My first issue of MAD magazine was purchased near the checkout... Continue Reading →

An oddly compelling interview with cartoonist Denis Kitchen! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Denis Kitchen, underground comix artist, publisher   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... Continue Reading →

Mike Sacks gets The Kicker from great comedy writers! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Mike Sacks, author. And Here's the Kicker and Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers   I wouldn’t mind spending a day or two in the shoes of Mike Sacks. During the day—and probably quite a few nights—he is a mild-mannered writer for Vanity Fair magazine. When he’s not doing that, he’s... 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 →

Plop! Plop! Really weird, it’s the work of Basil Wolverton! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Monte Wolverton, author, The Wolverton Bible   Cartoonist Basil Wolverton was known for his grotesque drawings, fantastically odd creatures, spaghetti-like hair, smoothly sculpted caricatures and insanely detailed crosshatching. His career in the golden age of comic books lasted from 1938 until 1952, after which his illustrations and caricatures extended into such publications as... Continue Reading →

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