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CAG! 101 – Kids v. Adults with Gregg Schigiel and Connor

September 20, 2014 by  
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Comics Are Great! returns with a battle between kid and adult authors! We grown-up cartoonists think we know what kids are and aren’t picking up on in our work. After all, we were kids once! But memory can be fickle testimony, so in the next Comics Are Great! I’ll be joined by 12-year-old cartoonist Connor […]

Fabulous Secrets 04 – Dialog Tangents, with Gregg Schigiel

June 13, 2014 by  
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This time I talk with Gregg Schigiel, host of the Stuff Said podcast and artist on the Spongebob Comics series. Together we discuss lettering (or sound design) in comics, prepping for conventions, and a layered and elaborate metaphor for feeling like an outsider in your field. There was a little bit of Skype buffering in […]

Comics Are Great! 78 – Cartoon Appeal with Chris Giarrusso

May 23, 2013 by  
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Designing characters with appeal, G-Man, writing from life, and more! It’s hard enough to learn how to draw, but things get even dicier when we start talking about what it takes to create appeal. Fortunately I’m joined by Chris Giarrusso of the eminently appealing G-Man series and Dave Carter of the University of Michigan comics […]

Comics Are Great! 71 – Spongebob and Podcasting with Gregg Schigiel

February 21, 2013 by  
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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 […]

KCR! 07 – Superheroes with Gregg Schigiel

February 8, 2013 by  
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Spider-Man! Avengers! Hulk Smash! Stuff Said, and more! For a long time superheroes were synonymous with kids’ comics. Many of us fell in love with the medium through the genre. But why are superheroes so compelling? Is it wish fulfillment? Do they operate as modern mythology? Or is it as simple as the joy of […]