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This one is a biggie and worth the wait: Josh and Jesse spend a massive double-dose of a podcast talking with comics artist Matthew Bogart, about among other things his comics work including the wonderful in-progress story Oh, it’s the end of the world. But also: the comics narrative process! The importance of linework and the value (and difficulty) of doing more with less! Whether or not children taunted Matt with yogurt-based insults on the playground! Things that 9-volt batteries are like! Identifying sub-brands of colas based on color elements of label designs! And a lot more.
A significant part of that lot more being a wide-ranging discussion of the recent public bridges-burning move by one of the most talented web comics artists out there, John Campbell of (among other things) the starkly thoughtful Pictures For Sad Children, who had recently withdrawn in dramatic fashion from a Kickstarter agreement and systematically removed nearly all extant creative work — years and years of it — from the web. It’s a complicated situation, and one that’s inherently difficult to unpack from the outside, but we try and wrestle out what meaning and perspective we can from the whole mess.
You can holler at Matt on twitter @matthewbogart; if you want to support his comics work, take a look at his Patreon page.
2 thoughts on “Episode 15: Non-Matt Yogurt And Other Really Clever Nicknames”
i believe i brought up john cage in rehearsals, but i don’t think anyone cared.
Ok. Admittedly I’m binge-listening to this podcast, so I might be out of line. I’ll soften this comment by saying Matt was an excellent and polite guest. Also, I pronounce chairs’s “chairs’s”. But. I wanted to yell at my phone throughout the whole John Campbell discussion. For an internet phenomenon that I’m so unknowledgeable about, I apparently have strong opinions!
So I guess that means that part of the podcast is art.