Comics Are Great! 54 – Hugo Tate and Evolution
It’s another audio-only episode featuring the return of Nick Abadzis, author of Laika, and the upcoming collection Hugo Tate from Blank Slate Books. Nick sits down with me to talk about Hugo and the project’s evolution, and throughout our discussion we use it as a metaphor for an artist’s evolution. How do you find the proper distance between you and your story so that you might refine it with brutal honesty? What are the payoffs of sticking with it and “muscling through” the tough parts? Does it ever get any easier to create? It’s a fun discussion full of terrific insights from a great storyteller.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Hugo Tate on Tumblr
- Hugo Tate on Facebook
- Eddie Campbell
- Paul Chadwick
- Bill Willingham
- Fast Fiction
- 2000 A.D.
Nick announces a contest at the end of this episode, where you can enter to win an original sketch of your favorite Abadzis character! Here’s how to enter:
- Share this link to where you can purchase Hugo Tate on your favorite social media sites or blog. Say why you’re interested in reading it!
- Post the link to your post in the comments thread below.
- Each social media or blog post counts as an entry, so you can enter multiple times!
- On May 12, 2012 one entry will be randomly chosen to receive an original sketch by Nick Abadzis.
Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.