On Nov. 18, 1985, a new comic strip made its newspaper debut: Calvin and Hobbes. For 10 years the duo captured the imaginations of adults and children alike. Now every published panel of the strip has been collected in The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.
This episode is a discussion of how both parties feel about comics right now, what is it that makes comics so exciting and how they feel Marvel and DC can both eat shit from all angles.
This podcast is suitable for beginners and experts alike, please aim towards face.
Scott McCloud is both an accomplished comics creator and critic. His books of comics criticism, "Understanding Comics," "Reinventing Comics" and "Making Comics" are classics of the form, and are standard-issue in hip literature classes around the country. His newest book is a compilation of his 1980s superhero series Zot!. He talks with us about how to read comics and how he incorporated the influences of the comics of other cultures into his own work in the ’80s.
Host Ron Block sat down with Scott McCloud, a comic book writer and the speaker at the College of Communication’s Presidential Lecture series. McCloud explained how he got into comics and the transition from superhero comics to other genres in comics. In addition, McCloud described the cultural differences in comics. He described comics as an art form. For more information and to purchase McCloud’s books, log onto www.scottmccloud.com.