In this episode, Thien and Rina talk to amazing cartoonist and illustrator, Eleanor Davis about her new book How to Be Happy. They discuss her illustration process, her history of painstakingly making mini-comics with die-cut covers, the talented cartoonist Drew Weing, and the inner-workings of social media. It was so much fun! Thien also shares his experience being an Ignatz Award judge (?!?) this year and some new comics he discovered through the review process, and Josh Frankel joins in to discuss new comics from Gabrielle Bell, Sam Alden, Ed Piskor and Tom Scioli. Give it a go! It's great!
Thien and Rina have the huge honor of interviewing distinguished comic artist and writer, Dylan Horrocks , whose celebrated comics masterpiece, "Hicksville" has just been re-released with a beautiful new edition published by Drawn and Quarterly . In this episode, Dylan talks about his personal journey in comics-making since the first printing of "Hicksville", as well as his revealing experiences writing for mainstream comics, the decision to serialize his comics on the internet, and the inspiring comics scene in New Zealand. We also chat with our lovely New Comics reporter, cartoonist and buddy Josh Frankel about new work by Lewis Trondheim, Oliver East, Matt Dembicki, as well as McSweeney's Panorama. We are really happy about this episode, and hope you will be too -- have a listen! or Download MP3 file
cover of "Lose #3" by Michael DeForge In this episode, Thien and Rina have the great pleasure of talking to exciting and extremely talented comic artist Michael DeForge . We talk to him about all of the projects he's busy working on these days, his comic "Lose #3" published by Koyama Press, co-editing smutty comic anthology "Thickness #2" with Ryan Sands, and pigging out in Canada. Also, Thien and Josh talk about their time at the Alternative Press Expo and all the exciting comics they got at the show! This one was fun! So listen! or Download MP3 File
The Claptrap crew chats with cartoonist Charles Forsman (THE END OF THE FXXXING WORLD, I AM NOT OK WITH THIS, REVENGER, AUTOMA) about comics process, collaboration, Netflix, Patreon, skateboarding, and more. NOTE: We recorded this interview on May 22, 2020. Since then, we have been rocked by disturbing events in our country which have reminded us how crucial it is to tell our stories and to make our voices heard in whatever way we can, including comics, arts and writing. The Comix Claptrap supports Black Lives Matters , the protests, and ending police violence. Charles Forsman's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/chuck