Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gabrielle Bell - Season 2, Episode 6

A panel from Gabrielle Bell's story, "Brooklyn".

In this dazzling episode, The Claptrap crew talk to the delightful and insightful cartoonist, Gabrielle Bell, who discusses her latest adventures of bringing new "Lucky" comics to the Internet! We also do some cartoonist impressions, talk about Swedish comics, share vitamin water with our always-ecstatic New Comics reporter and cartoonist Josh Frankel. Oh, and as requested, we've shortened the podcast down to *almost* an hour -- trimming some of the fat just in time for Spring!!

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Steve Weissman - Season 2, Episode 5

In this episode, Thien tries to convince Rina to join a new comics revolution, while Josh continues to share his love for Japanese manga as well as a new comic from Paul Grist. Better still, Thien and Rina get to talk to Harvey Award-winning and Ignatz-nominated, Steven "Ribs" Weissman who has a new book out with Fantagraphics Books called Chocolate Cheeks. In this interview, Steven talks about the origin of the Yikes! gang, shares his insight on juggling comics-making with having a family, and discusses his web comics "Barack Hussein Obama" and his contributions to the "What Things Do" comics website. We also try, in vain, to get more LA cartoonist gossip. You don't want to miss this, listen in!

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