No Peanuts here; Monte Schulz plots his own Naughty noir path! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Monte Schulz, novelist, Naughty, This Side of Jordan     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with novelist Monte Schulz, author of 'Naughty' and 'This Side of Jordan,' by clicking on the video player above!Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of women named Ida – and I don’t mean my... Continue Reading →

Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog is a boy’s dream come true! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jonathan Mahood, daily cartoonist, "Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog"     Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of the most famous AI in America, including Robot from Lost in Space, Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Blue from IBM and Al Gore from Current TV… in the NEW new... Continue Reading →

Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead: Lost? No: Cartoons found here! VIDEO INTERVIEW

  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of polka-dot wearing pinheads and upright horny toads… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   You know what I really want to know from cartoonist Bill Griffith? It’s this: does he collect a royalty every time the housekeeper on... Continue Reading →

710 Treasure this: Nat Gertler’s Peanuts memorabilia collection! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Nat Gertler, author, The Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World's Most Beloved Comic Strip   When you’re done reading your favorite comic strip today, wouldn’t it be cool to have some lasting ephemera to put on your desk, in your school locker, in the kitchen or on your nightstand? Something that will remind... Continue Reading →

Rhymes With Orange? Hilary Price cracks up Mr. Media! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Hilary Price, cartoonist, "Rhymes with Orange"   Things I learned about “Rhymes With Orange” syndicated cartoonist Hilary Price by reading her blog: • She wears a size 40 shoe—by Euro measures. • She went to Cuba with several cartoonists recently. The trip was organized by Jeannie Schulz, widow of “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz.... Continue Reading →

Monte Schulz writes of Jordan, tells of cartoonist dad Schulz! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Novelist Monte Schulz, author of This Side of Jordan, son of Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz. When his father wrote adult characters, they sounded like muffled trombones. When Monte Schulz writes grown up dialogue, there is no doubt that the words are not from the mouths of babes. To wit: Something blunt struck Alvin... Continue Reading →

‘Ziggy’ cartoonist Tom Wilson shares scenes from a heartbreaking life! PODCAST INTERVIEW

When I was a teenager—back during the Ford Administration, if you must know—a time when Peanuts was the best thing going in daily comic strips and years before The Far Side shook up the quiet world of single-panel strips, there was Ziggy. The roly-poly, philosophical mensch was widely quoted, appeared on a zillion greeting cards,... Continue Reading →

Fantagraphics guys defend the art of criticism! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guests: Gary Groth, Kim Thompson, editors, The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics   They are probably the best-known good cop/bad cop team in comics today. “They” are Gary Groth, the founder of The Comics Journal, and his partner in Fantagraphics—and fellow editor—Kim Thompson. Fantagraphics is a preeminent publisher of comics –related books and magazines, including the... Continue Reading →

95 Charles Schulz and Peanuts biographer David Michaelis reveals much! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: David Michaelis, author, Schulz and Peanuts   Peanuts Treasury was the first hardcover book I remember getting as a kid, somewhere around 1968, 1969. I spent hours reading and re-reading it, losing myself in the comic misadventures of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, wishing I could be like Charles Schulz, the strip’s writer and... Continue Reading →

36 Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith and polka dots! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Bill Griffith, artist, "Zippy the Pinhead" Is there room in prime time TV for another pinhead? And not just any pinhead, but the original, Zippy the Pinhead? Because ready or not, he appears headed toward a cable channel near you, possibly as soon as this fall. Bill Griffith, 53, who created Zippy as... Continue Reading →

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