Episode Forty-Two: Keiler Roberts

Keiler Roberts is an Ignatz Award winning cartoonist whose autobiographical comics series, Powdered Milk, focuses on her family, her daughter Xia and husband Scott, and her childhood memories. I talked to Keiler about how she started Powdered Milk, now a 15-volume, seven year series. We discuss comics and mental health, and the way the latter […]

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Episode Forty-One: Carolyn Nowak

Kevin and Carolyn talk about The Small Press Expo and The Ignatz Awards (in which they’re nominated against eachother!) Other topics covered in this episode include the vary nature of awards, the romanticized notion of working oneself to death, and the timeless work of Tillie Walden. Carolyn’s recent comic, Diana’s Electric Tongue, is included in […]

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Episode Thirty-Nine: Jessi Zabarsky

Kevin interviews Jessi Zabarsky about her artistic influences including plant-life and creating ecosystems surrounding characters. Jessi’s comics focus on small stories that may seem inconsequential to the grand scheme of the world, but have a distinct emotional significance to the characters involved. Witchlight is Jessi Zabarsky’s lushly illustrated shoujo-adventure comic that introduces Lelek the witch […]

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Mini-Episode Four: Big Reading Pile

Another Mini-Episode! Are these even interesting? Oh well. Here it goes! Reading list: Don’t Come in Here by Patrick Kyle Little Angel Little Monkey by Laurie Piña Gorgeous by Cathy G. Johnson This Party Really Sucks by Leigh Luna Phylum by Rosemary Valero – O’Connell Dirt Creek Runs With Blood by Madeline McGrane Lucky Shot […]

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Episode Thirty-Eight: Sage Coffey

Sage Coffey joins Kevin to talk about finding a place in comics. In this episode, Sage and Kevin discuss what it’s like to read and write comics from a very personal place. Sage is a fantastic cartoonist whose recent diary comics portray nervousness and daily life with remarkable sincerity. Sage is the co-editor of the […]

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Mini-Episode Three: Castrée, DiFronzo, Park

In the third mini-episode, Kevin talks a little about the work of Geneviève Castrée, Krystal DiFronzo, and Laura Park. Three incredible cartoonists whose work is marked by unspeakable heaviness and beauty. Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée – Drawn & Quarterly, 2013 Baba Yaga’s House by krystal DiFronzo – Believed Behavior, 2016 Do Not Disturb My Waking […]

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Episode Thirty-Seven: Jon Marchione

Jon Marchione makes comics and prints with a bold graphic style. Influenced heavily by a rural upbringing, many of his images contain simple and clean scenes of nature. Jon sat down with me to talk about where he draws influence and guidance, and how single-image illustration drove him to pursue different avenues of art In […]

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