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 →

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 →

PS Magazine editor remembers Will Eisner’s US Army days! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Paul Fitzgerald, former editor of the US Army's PS Magazine, author of Will Eisner and PS Magazine.   In my life, it seems all roads lead back to Will Eisner. In 2002, I met the American master artist and writer for the first time over lunch and embarked on a three-year project to... Continue Reading →

Writer Trina Robbins revives the art of Nell Brinkley’s Girls! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Trina Robbins, author, The Brinkley Girls, comic book writer, GoGirl!   This is my third year of being the ringmaster of the Mr. Media radio show and I’m starting to see previous guests return with new projects. And that is certainly the case tonight, as cartoonist and historian Trina Robbins returns to the... Continue Reading →

Forget Frank Miller’s mistake: This is The Spirit fans want to see! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Steven Paul Leiva, filmmaker, "Will Eisner's The Spirit" cartoon; author, Searching for Ray Bradbury     I know a thing or two about comic book artist and American master Will Eisner and his best known character, "The Spirit." I spent almost three years researching and writing the only biography of the man –... Continue Reading →

Legendary cartoonist Joe Kubert’s life rocks biography! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Bill Schelly, author, Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert   Artist Joe Kubert’s lines are among the most distinctive in the comic book profession, not in the least because there are so many of them! Kubert’s work is intensely detailed and stylized, whether he’s drawing "Sgt. Rock" from World War II... Continue Reading →

Cartoonist Clay Bennett draws audio pictures for Mr. Media! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Of the nine books I’ve written, it just occurred to me that the first and last have Pulitzer Prize connections—not for my work, unfortunately, but still… The last was Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, a biography of the American master artist and writer, which featured an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon. And... Continue Reading →

Michael Uslan + Batman movie rights = boffo B.O.! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Uslan, executive producer, Batman, Dark Knight movies   Kids, if you want to grow up to be a successful executive producer of movies like Michael Uslan ("YOU-slin") did, the key is education – and patience. Lots and lots of patience. Uslan secured the rights to make Batman movies years before Tim Burton,... Continue Reading →

Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer explains his Explainers! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  The word that comes to mind when I think about the comic strips of Jules Feiffer is this: My Microsoft Word dictionary - hey, it's convenient! - defines it as “the act of speaking while alone, especially when used as a theatrical device that allows a character’s thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to... Continue Reading →

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