Episode Fifty: Carta Monir

Carta Monir makes intimate comics about identity and technology. She self-published “Meet n’ Fuck,” a comic about sex-sim games, in 2016. Her new work, “Secure Connect” will be available soon from 2d cloud. Carta is also the co-host of We Should Be Friends, a sincere and positive podcast about comics In this episode Carta reflects […]

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Episode Fourty-Nine: Meredith Park

Meredith Park is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Hamilton, Ontario. Her diary comics capture dream-like sequences of anxiety, love, and depression. She uses impressionistic color to convey moods and feelings that and depth to her fragile words and lines. In this episode, Kevin and Meredith compare and contrast their philosophies on journal comics   […]

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Episode Fourty-Seven: Aatmaja Pandya

Aatmaja Pandya is the guest! We talk about her work on the visual novel Rose of Winter, as well as her webcomic Travelogue. Also, we discuss webcomics in general, and the way we’ve learned to tell stories through comics. Aatmaja’s website Rose of Winter on Steam Travelogue Gawain’s Girlfriend and the Green Knight by Polly […]

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Episode Forty-Four: Whit Taylor

Kevin is joined by Cartoonist, Editor, and Comics Journalist Whitney Taylor In this episode we talk about the benefits of picking up other tools, learning from your peers, and imbuing your work with a sense that you care about the subject. Whit’s Website Subscribe to Tight Pencils on iTunes

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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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