Graphic novelist Peter Kuper pictures the Big Apple! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Peter Kuper, artist, Drawn to New York   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of stick-figure drawers who are blind to the difference between what they create and what artist Peter Kuper does… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   If you love the... 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 →

Artist Drew Friedman, minus liver spots, draws for me! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Drew Friedman, artist, Old Jewish Comedians, Too Soon? and Warts and All     Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of actual, working caricaturists gathered here for their annual convention… in the NEW new media capital of the world, St. Petersburg, Florida! Drew Friedman is BETTER than Picasso! So says Howard... 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 →

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 →

Denis Kitchen on The Art of Harvey Kurtzman! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Denis Kitchen, artist, publisher, co-author, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix 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... Continue Reading →

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

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 an afterthought in an underground comic book more... Continue Reading →

8 Cartoonist Drew Friedman: Not an Old Jewish Comedian… yet! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Drew Friedman, cartoonist, Old Jewish Comedians   I have enjoyed the illustrations of Drew Friedman for many, many years. He has going for him what many artists can only dream of – a distinctive style and, if you will, a voice that sets his work apart. Depending upon your age and interests, you’ve... Continue Reading →

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