Episode 34: Dennis Calero, part 2. I really enjoyed this two part conversation with Dennis. He’s honest and not afraid to be himself. He likes to have discussions with people he doesn’t agree with. Thats so god damn refreshing. In the vapid internet landscape of intolerance and venom it’s nice to be reminded that we don’t have to all agree on everything and that we should respect everyones right to their own opinions. Lets all try and be better about that. If you don’t like that idea, well, FUCK YOU.
Episode 33: Dennis Calero, part 1. My wife is sitting here, next to me, watching “House Hunters.” This fucking TV show. People who have too much money complaining about a 4 bedroom house having an “unpleasant” entrance. ” one sink in the kids bathroom? That’s not going to work.” “The kitchen doesn’t have an island?!” FUCK YOU! Once, I’d like to see their reality collapse in front of the camera. Now THAT would be a show I’d want to see! I’m tired people, tired and cranky. I just can’t stand to listen to people complaint about bullshit when there’s real problems out there. Kind of like… Yeah, this podcast. Fuck off. Enjoy this episode with Dennis Calero. Once we got going, we recorded 2 episodes worth of chatter. Enjoy!
Episode 31: David Marquez. I’m crazy. Seriously, I’m crazy. I know this. I’m full of insecurity, anxiety and anger. Some days it’s bad, some days it’s ok. I work hard on finding a balance, an even place. Today, I’m failing at that… Hard. Maybe this Cheddar and Caramel popcorn will help. It always does. Have you had this Chicago mix popcorn? ITS CRACK, And I love it. See, i am crazy. Like Charlie Brown said, ugh. I’m joined by David Marquez on this episode, the last of my doppelgänger conversations. This episode completes the Bearded Mediterranean looking contingency of comic book creators. Enjoy.
Episode 30: Andrew Maclean. I love people like Andrew. People who will not take no for an answer. People who have a vision that they cannot be returned from. People who find a way to make it happen for themselves. People who embody the spirit of punk rock. Andrew decided he wanted to make comics, so he did. Sound simple? Well… Just listen to this episode dammit!
HEALTH INSURANCE!!! Thats what I’m doing, buying health insurance because I’m now a full time freelancer. I don’t want to get involved with the media fueled toxic debate over government health care, but i will say this… For me and my family, it looks EXTREMELY affordable and has solid coverage. We’ll see where it goes from here. Im busy drawing and really enjoying where i’m heading. Im working on myself, and i feel like I’m making progress. Tomorrow i may feel different. Next month i may feel VERY different. Im fucked. I realized recently, I’m Charlie brown trying to kick the football, BUT, there’s no Lucy pulling it out from under me. Im doing it to myself. Im my own worst enemy. Ugh. In this episode I talked to Andrew Robinson. He’s an extremely impt figure in my development as a cartoonist and a very close friend. Andrew doesn’t open to many people. What you’ll hear in the episode is rare in depth and personal conversation with one of the best artists to ever make comics.
Episode 28: Cully Hamner. Life goes on. I’m past the madness of summer cons and travel, my children are back in school, and I’m going through the final transition of one career to the next. My contract at school is almost up and I’m in full swing on Arkham Manor. I’m not good with transitions. My need to control everything is threatened by chaos. I’m trying to just ride the wave of life. I’m trying to simply “be.” Trying. I’m a work in progress. Ugh. I’m Charlie Brown, except there’s no one pulling the football from me… I’m doing it to myself. No one can be worse to me than I am to myself. Honestly though, that’s only one part of me. I can be quite good to myself as well. I don’t know where I’m going with this, I’m simply illustrating how transition can send my mind into flux. I know this transition is a great one, AND it’s one I chose. So, I’m going to try and ride this wave and let everything happen without trying to control it. The funny thing about control is, it’s an illusion. There is no controlling life, it just is. I’m going to chew on that for a while. For now, enjoy this Episode of Inkpulp Audio. I’m joined by Cully Hamner. He drops a bomb on me. THIS is a captivating listen
- Episode 26: Jason Latour, Pt1. Ah, summer. When you have children, summer break becomes a giant puzzle. Life becomes Tetris. The giant brick of “i need a ride to my friends house” is dropping fast while you’re trying to place the “We both have to work today, what are we going to do with the children” block. Oh! OH! Watch out for the dreaded “Stay home with the kids and watch the deadline approach” brick, that one is IMPOSSIBLE to place. Ah. Life is a video game… if only i could hit pause. This episode is the first part of my conversation with Jason Latour Jason and i go WAY back. We’ve spent a lot of time in the trenches together, trying to make sense of this business and our careers. Im not sure we’ve made any sense of it, but we’ve found some peace and happiness.
- Episode 25: Sanford Greene. You’ve been waiting for this one. Well, Sanford has been. Why? Just listen already. You’ll find out. Oh, yeah, Im launching a new Batman title with Gerry Duggan and Dave McCaig. Crazy how life works out when you take a risk. Outta here.