Comics Are Great! 71 – Spongebob and Podcasting with Gregg Schigiel
Spongebob, work-for-hire, the importance of comics podcasting, and more!
We’re thrilled to have Gregg Schigiel, the artist behind many of the ever-present images of Spongebob Squarepants in comics and on products, for a talk on working on a beloved children’s character. Is it all fame and candy-eating, or is there a certain work ethic that goes into working on such a highly-visible property?
We also talk about Gregg’s excellent Stuff Said podcast and the thoughts behind it. What does it take to make a podcast, and how do you know if you’re ready to dive into this medium?
Note: This episode is part of a 3-episode crossover between Gregg’s show, the Kids’ Comics Revolution! podcast, and Comics Are Great! You can check out Part 1 on KCR!, featuring a talk on the power of superhero stories, Part 2 on Stuff Said, featuring an interview with me, and conclude with this very episode.
We’re joined at the end by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library for some more book recommendations!
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting them!):
- The Marvel Bullpen
- Spongebob Comics #1
- Joe Staton
- James Kochalka
- Bill Morrison
- Floyd Gottfredson
- Carl Barks
- Jack Kirby
- The Marvel Comics Bankruptcy
- Gregg’s Stand Up Comics
- Bullseye (podcast)
- WTF Podcast
- Cats with glasses
- Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
- The Antler Boy and Other Stories
- Astronaut Academy
- Far Arden
- The Mighty Skullboy Army