Comics Are Great! 38 – Ideas are Crap

November 26, 2011 by  
Filed under CAG Podcast, News, Podcasts

This week we address the time-honored topic of ideas and how a storyteller turns them into something useful. If ideas are a dime a dozen, then how do you know a good one from a bad one? If execution is everything, how do you execute? We’re joined by Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm and local artist Jono Balliett, who share some insights on how they’ve combined non-trivial time restraints and a spirit of play to take crummy ideas and turn them into gold.

We’re joined once again by Eli Neiburger of the Ann Arbor District Library, who shares some closing thoughts and great book recommendations!

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting them!):

This week’s book recommendations:

Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):

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Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing. This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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2 Responses to “Comics Are Great! 38 – Ideas are Crap”
  1. I usually really enjoy this show but not this one I couldn’t listen to it all the way through. Your first guest talked more about (not his words but how he came off) how he hates America and our culture than about the art. I still listen to your show but this one just put me off.

    • Jerzy Drozd says:

      I think Kim can be an acquired taste for some, since it’s hard to tell sometimes when he’s serious and when he’s just ribbing someone. I’m never 100% sure myself, but he did have some nice things to say about America back in an earlier ep of CAG. I’m glad that it wasn’t enough to put you off the show altogether, though! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.