01 January 2008

Comics Coast to Coast

Here's the newest addition to my iPod: Comics Coast to Coast.

A few months ago, I saw a post on theispot.com with links to audiocast interviews of illustrators. The links led me to some pretty boring stuff and I surmised there was no such thing as a good audio interview of people who draw for a living. After all, they draw. I need video to see what they're talking about.

Then I found CCTC and it turns out this audio interview thing can work...if the hosts are as curious and talkative as Tom, Justin, and Brian. The guests are top-drawer, which doesn't hurt, and the guys ask the questions I'd like to ask.

The best part is that the hosts seem to know their guests (like Dave Coverly and Stephan Pastis) and talk to them as if they're hangin' out in the art room, yakking about their next project or a technique they're having difficulties with or just laughing about each other's work. Between the lighter interviews, they aren't afraid to ask heavyweights - like editor Amy Lago - the questions we all want answers to.

Most days, I load up a random episode of CCTC (even if I've heard it before) and hit the treadmill. By the time the show and my run are both over, I'm energized, inspired, and ready to sit back down to the old drawing board.

Go on over there and give them a listen. Tell them Jenny the Military Spouse sent you.

Enjoy! ~ jewls


Justin said...

Great Scott! A review! AND A GREAT ONE!!!
Thank you so much, Jenny. I'm so happy that you enjoy our little show, and we'll try our hardest to bring you the best in '08. I think what you are doing is wonderful. I especially love your New Year's Strip, it's beautiful.
Best of luck with your strip and everything else.


Justin said...

PS: Sorry I called you Jenny, Julie.


jennyspouse.com said...

No problem, Justin. Everybody does that. At least it's a cute name...can you imagine "Broomhilda"? :-) ~ j

jennyspouse.com said...

By the way, thanks for the compliments! ~ j

Justin said...

Hi Julie,
You'll want to check out the next Comics Coast To Coast that we recorded tonight. We discussed you. It will probably be posted on Monday, most likely.


Bob Andelman said...

You might enjoy this audio interview with “Pearls Before Swine” cartoonist Stephan Pastis.

jennyspouse.com said...

Thanks, Bob. I'm downloading it right now. Appreciate the link.
~ j