Mark Anderson sells a world of Andertoons for every situation! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Mark Anderson, cartoonist, Andertoons     Watch Mr. Media's video interview with cartoonist Mark Anderson by clicking the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of one-shot cartoon characters just begging Mark Anderson for another shot at fame—or at least, infamy… in the NEW new media capital of... Continue Reading →

Chuck Jones comic strip dream revived in Crawford book! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Kurtis Findlay, author, Chuck Jones: The Dream that Never Was   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of second-rate cartoon characters who’ll live out their lives of quiet desperation in Toontown without ever being drawn by the hand of a master craftsman like Chuck Jones… in the NEW new media... Continue Reading →

931 Meet Gil: A big-boned comic strip of divorce and optimism! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Norm Feuti, cartoonist, "Gil," "Retail" Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of real people whose lives only make it seem like they’re trapped in a comic strip… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   Does anyone else think that daily comic strips are a... 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 →

In Pajama Diaries, Terri Libenson draws Kaplan home chaos! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Terri Libenson, cartoonist, "The Pajama Diaries"   My mother’s maiden name was Kaplan. My favorite person in the whole world—after mom, of course—was my grandfather, Sam Kaplan. I even convinced my wife to give my son “Kaplan” as his middle name. So I must admit a touch of prejudice in reading cartoonist Terri Libenson’s daily... Continue Reading →

Neil Budde says DailyMe.com is not all about Me, Me, Me! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Neil Budde, co-founder, DailyMe.com   I’m not one of those crybabies who thinks newspapers are dying. I do, however, think that the news itself is migrating to new distribution systems and that, in the future, the word “paper” will be less and less connecting with the word “news.”Okay, maybe I do think newspapers... Continue Reading →

African-American editorial cartoonists go ’round the table! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Today's Guests: Tim Jackson, David G. Brown, Ron Rogers, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Dr. Yaounde Olu, editorial cartoonists These are days when the rules are being rewritten by the hour, a time when the old ways seem quaint and antiquated, a period in history when perhaps we can no longer rely upon history to guide the future.... Continue Reading →

Got Zits? Got Baby Blues? Jerry Scott is at center of both! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Rick Kirkman, comic strip co-creators, "Zits," "Baby Blues"   Not too surprisingly, when my son Charlie was born, it didn’t take long for me to see the humor in the “Baby Blues” comic strip by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. It was so relatable! And when Charlie hit 6 or 7,... Continue Reading →

John Darnton leaves NYT, turns Black, White, Dead All Over! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: John Darnton, ex-New York Times reporter, novelist, Black and White and Dead All Over   The great pleasure of being a novelist is that you can praise your friends and carve up your enemies by changing a few names and details to protect the innocent and fend off the guilty and, at the... Continue Reading →

45 Pete Hamill edits NY Daily News, revisits A Drinking Life! INTERVIEW

Originally Published December 30, 1996 Look up the word "journalist" in any dictionary in New York City and you'll probably see Pete Hamill's mug staring back at you. The legendary newsman, a veteran of all three of the city's tabloids, returned to the New York Daily News on January 1 for what he's calling the... Continue Reading →

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