October 20 2017

CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist JEFFREY BROWN about his work, and the changes (and lack of changes) in his art and his interests over the years.

We discuss as many aspects of his career as we could fit into 45 minutes, with is really just the tip of the iceberg. Brown is an enormously prolific artist, with a wide library including Clumsy, Unlikely, AEIOU (Any Easy Intimacy), Every Girl is the End of the World For MeLittle Things, Funny Misshapen Body, A Matter Of Life, BigheadI Am Going To Be Small, Cat Getting Out Of A Bag, Kids Are Weird, and the series Incredible Change-bots.

His career took a Lucas-y turn recently, with the immensely popular Darth Vader and Son, Vader's Little Princess, Goodnight, Darth VaderDarth Vader and Friends, and three volumes in the Jedi Academy series. His current series is the wonderful Lucy and Andy Neanderthal.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Autobiography, Bad Reviews, the Transformers, and being comics-typecast.

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

 

 

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September 12 2017

CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of MASSIVE GOODS

In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator ANNE ISHII about her current venture MASSIVE GOODS, and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography, niche subcultures, and take a diversion into our mutual love of the greatest Death Metal manga ever made.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Yaoi/BL, Osamu Tezuka, Detroit Metal City

FULL DISCLOSURE, this episode contains frank conversations about sex, sexuality, BDSM, sexual violence in literature, and pornography.

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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August 8 2017

CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

In this episode, we speak with writer MATTHEW ROSENBERG (We Can Never Go Hom, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, Rocket Raccoon , Kingpin, 12 Reasons To Die) about his work, and the influence on his career of personal politics and activism. We discuss the early days of BLACK MASK STUDIOS, interacting with an angry audience, and maintaining nuance in politically divisive times.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Raymond Chandler, OCCUPY COMICS, The NY Mets

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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July 11 2017

CBLDF Podcast Episode 21: SARAH GLIDDEN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist and journalist SARAH GLIDDEN (ROLLING BLACKOUTS, HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS) about her work, and the evolution thereof. We discuss the process of becoming a journalist, and the role and responsibilities of reporters in the world.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Birthright Trips, German Book Reviewers, Art School, Activism, Jill Stein

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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June 12 2017

CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: ED LUCE

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist ED LUCE (WUVABLE OAF) about coming to comics from fine arts, educating a new generation, and life in the OAF-O-VERSE. We discuss his early inspirations, and how he has managed to find broad appeal with what was once considering niche content...

TOPICS INCLUDE: Johnny Ryan, Shepard Fairey, Full Frontal Nudity, and Paper Dolls.

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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May 24 2017

CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: GILBERT HERNANDEZ

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist GILBERT HERNANDEZ (LOVE & ROCKETS, BLUBBER) about his career, his work, and his early inspirations. We discuss reactions to his work and controversies therein, and his personal views on mature content in comics and elsewhere.

TOPICS INCLUDE: HEAVY METAL, Steve Ditko, Katy Perry, Grindhouse cinema, CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

 

ADDENDUM: Two corrections. Mr. Hernandez would like to clarify that Ditko wasn't offered $200 a page at Charlton, but $20 a page to do whatever he wanted. He also mistated Katy Perry, rather than Brittany Spears.

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April 26 2017

CBLDF Podcast Episode 18: KATIE SKELLY on Crepax, Manara, and more!

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist and writer KATIE SKELLY (NURSE NURSE, OPERATION MARGARINE, MY PRETTY VAMPIRE) about two classic European comic creators; Guido Crepax and Milo Manara. Katie discusses the craft, context, and legacy of these two masters of erotica (and more).

TOPICS INCLUDE: Jeff Koons, Fellini, Frank King, Bondage

(Full disclosure, explicit content discussed at length.) 

 

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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May 31 2016

CBLDF Podcast Episode 17: CHUCK PALAHNIUK

In this episode, we speak with author CHUCK PALAHNIUK (FIGHT CLUB, FIGHT CLUB 2, CHOKE), who has just completed writing FIGHT CLUB 2, as a graphic novel, with artist Cameron Stewart.

TOPICS: Kolchak the Night Stalker, EC Comics, radiation poisoning, and more!

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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April 20 2016

CBLDF Podcast Episode 16: BRIAN STELFREEZE

In this episode, CBLDF Editorial director BETSY GOMEZ talks with artist BRIAN STELFREEZE (BLACK PANTHER, DAY MEN), hot off the launch of the what is likely the year's biggest release, the new BLACK PANTHER series from Marvel Comics with author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

TOPICS: Blaxploitation, self-censorship, costume design, and more!

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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October 19 2015

CBLDF Podcast Episode 15: LIVE from Baltimore Comic Con! With Ron Marz, Vivek Tiwary, and Dirk Wood!

In this episode, we are LIVE from Charm City! CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talks with Vivek Tiwary (THE FIFTH BEATLE), Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE, GREEN LANTERN, SILVER SURFER), and Dirk Wood (IDW PUBLISHING) in a thrilling conversation!

TOPICS: KISS, Mutant Turtles who are Teenage Ninjas, Diversity and Representation, Comic Book Rockstars, Marriage Equality, PINK FLOYD, and a STAR WARS ring-tone!

The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support.

More information can be found at cbldf.org

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