Tradecraft Podcast

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By: J Alex Morrissey

Experience the creative process through conversations with the people responsible for the books and comics we love. jalexmorrissey.substack.com

EPISODE 224 - ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO
04/09/2024

André Lima Araújo joins me to talk about how things like film comics, video games, and anime swayed him from a respectable architect's life into the seedy underbelly of comics. We delve into his latest three-volume graphic novel series, PHENOMENA w/Brian Michael Bendis.

* Website https://www.andrelimaaraujo.com

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EPISODE 223 - PYE PARR
04/02/2024

Pye Parr joins me to talk about a passion for the arts, turned design career, turned comic book artist. How he applies his design sensibilities and process into his comic pages. And how his new Image comics series, PETROL HEAD, came from drawing exactly what he wanted to and attracting the interest of a writer friend.

* Website https://www.pyeparr.com/

* LinkTree https://linktr.ee/pyeparr

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EPISODE 222 - BRIAN LEVEL
03/26/2024

Brian Level joined me for “the talk,” but straight-off, we got really into our thoughts and feeling about freelancing, comics, creativity, and [much] deeper subjects.

Brian effortlessly moves between writing and drawing on projects like SAINT JANE OF THE ORCHARD SILK HILLS, CHAINED TO THE GRAVE, THE MANTLE, and THE BROTHERS JAMES. We were so caught up in our talk that we never touched on his latest Kickstarter comic campaign, THE UNSLEEPING EYE. A A 40-page B&W horror comic by Brian and co-creator and KURT BELCHER.

* Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com...


EPISODE 221 - RICO RENZI
03/19/2024

Rico Renzi joins me to talk about the DIY ethic, the magic of Kinkos, and the power of objects. We chat about his coloring philosophy, gel print work, con table set-up, and the amazing-ness (official word) of Brian Stelfreeze and Mark Chiarello. We also talk cooking.

* Website https://www.nolongermint.com/

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EPISODE 220 - MARC LAMING
03/05/2024

Marc Laming returns to talk about the much anticipated release of EDEN, the graphic novel from Humanoids, written by Christopher Sebela. Marc and I talk Star Wars, music, our love of laying out and the curse of making everything “right” in the art.

* Website https://www.marclaming.com/

* EDEN drops Apr 09, 2024: https://www.humanoids.com/book/1171

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EPISODE 219 - RYAN CODY
02/20/2024

Ryan Cody joins me to talk about his comic convention, AZ CAF happening on March, 9th, in Phoenix—and the business of comics. We have a lively talk about freelance career challenges, our love for the medium, and how important relationships with fellow creators are.

* Linktree linktr.ee/ryancody

* AZ CAF Convention Website https://azcomicartfest.com/

* Website https://super75studios.com

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EPISODE 218 - BETH HETLAND
02/13/2024

Beth Hetland joins me to talk about her new graphic novel Tender, from Fantagraphics. But we get into way more, as we track her theater, maker, and art background to her love of comics and journey into academia. We talk about her shadow life as a book conservator, and gush over the book binding supply company, Talas. It’s a proper geek-out.

* Website https://www.beth-hetland.com/

* Linktree https://linktr.ee/bethhetland

* Pre-Order Tender https://www.fantagraphics.com/collections/beth-hetland/products/tender

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EPISODE 217 - DECLAN SHALVEY
02/06/2024

Declan Shalvey returns to talk about the upcoming Thundercats comic from Dynamite, but I distract him to talk about a hundred other things when it comes to making comics and podcasts. Check out the link to Tape Dec on YouTube, below. We also talk about how important Old Dog is to him, and how much fun he had co-writing Time Before Time.

* Website: https://www.declanshalvey.com/

* Tape Dec Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@dshalvey

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EPISODE 216 - BOB FINGERMAN
01/30/2024

Bob FIngerman joins me to talk about his 40 year career as a cartoonist and writer. He’s also here to talk about That’s Some Business You’re In, Bob’s bound retrospective that’s live on Zoop! We really dig into motivations, and professional connections, his books like Minimum Wage, Pariah, and his novels! Listen for the laughs, stay for the purpose.

* Website https://www.bobfingerman.com

* That’s Some Business You’re In on Zoop! https://zoop.gg/c/bobfingerman

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EPISODE 215 - CULLEN BUNN
01/23/2024

Cullen Bunn joins me to talk about writing comics, prose, and the blessed struggle of shepherding stories. He schools me in the ways of horror and talks about his current project, Copycat available on Zoop! We also dive in to his series like The Damned and The Sixth Gun, plus we talk about his next series, Beyond Mortal for Dark Horse.

* Website https://www.cullenbunn.com/

* Copycat on Zoop! https://zoop.gg/c/copycat

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