Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ben Catmull, Season 6 - Episode 2

cover art by Ben Catmull

The gang has finally gotten off its lazy butt for a new episode of the Comix Claptrap. The theme of this episode is "Getting Old" as we talk about the recent announcement of the 2013 Ignatz Awards nominees. Surprisingly, Thien is a lot mellower this time around. We also talk new comics with our number one buddy, Josh Frankel. Then we round the 1 hour and a half with a fun discussion with Bay Area cartoonist, Ben Catmull, about his new stunning art book, "Ghosts and Ruins" and tales from the ole Bay
Area comics scene in the 90s.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nick Abadzis - Season 6, Episode 1

It's been too long, and the new year has turned everyone's personalities in the Claptrap studios upside down! Thankfully we have Brit cartoonist, Nick Abadzis' soothing voice to calm us down (and ease the ringing in our ears from Thien's selection of intro music. He edited the podcast this time!) Nick leads us in an engaging and thoughful conversation about his comic strip, Hugo Tate now collected by Blank Slate Books, thoughts on the rise in popularity of British comics in the U.S., his move to NY, TV sitcoms, and his exciting upcoming project that involves Orson Welles! Also new comics with Josh! What a difference a year makes! We've missed you and we're so happy we're together again!

P.S. Errata Stigmata - Nick's book was released in May 2012, not 2013, HA! And the new season of the Comix Claptrap is season 6, not season 7, but who cares! Enjoy!

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