Mon, 11 June 2012
This panel took place on the main stage at SFAL on Sunday morning. It was the day after the live awards show at the Midland Theatre where our friend James Gurney was awarded the Spectrum Grandmaster Award. Dwight and I were both there to see James win, heard his very gracious speech, and couldn't have been happier that he was being honored.
Jim Gurney is not only an outstanding artist and writer with a huge body of work, but a teacher and lecturer who remains fiercely supportive of the fantastic art community. It was nothing short of moving to see him get a standing ovation from a room full of his peers (many of whom are also fans).
Oh! And a special thank you to everyone who attended the panel. I know Jim felt the love, and the Q & A portion was exceptional, folks.
**James Gurney was a guest on this podcast back in February of 2010.
Thu, 7 June 2012
The chat of all chats is up and available in our free feed: Arthur Adams. Longshot, Uncanny X-men, New Mutants, Fantastic Four, Monkeyman and O'Brien, Ultimate X — you know his hits! Arthur joined us on the mics and we had an absolute blast with him.
In the interview, we cover some background, breaking into comics, working on Longshot and the much-talked about Speculator Boom of the late '80s.
Also, Arthur gives us his take on drawing fast vs. drawing good, his love of Godzilla and monsters, and the "rarefied air he breathes" as a sought-after illustrator who still wants to make comics.
Adams gave it all up and cracked us up while he was doing it, too (something we didn't expect). Our thanks to him for taking the time out to come on the show.
**There's a little Easter Egg at the end of this one. Don't miss it!
Mon, 4 June 2012
Phil was one of the special guests at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live and I had the honor of moderating this panel with him. I was a little nervous, too. We had interviewed him on the podcast recently, but this was my first time meeting him face-to-face. I noticed a couple things about him right out of the gate:
1) Phil is a lot taller in person than he looks in pictures. I thought he was my height. Not so much! He's easily over six feet.
2) He was super nice. Not that I expected him to be an ogre or anything. But the man creates such provocative and moving images, I guess I thought he'd be all serious and what not. And to some extent he was. For the most part though, he was approachable and friendly, and very much a regular guy just there to hang out.
The panel took place on Friday (the first official day of the show) and it was well attended. I asked a few starter questions, then we opened it up for Q & A. Hope you enjoy the audio.
**Our unending thanks to Cathy and Arnie Fenner, the founders and organizers of Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, for inviting us to be a part of their event. It was a magical weekend.