Friday, July 27, 2007

Matt Janz on Post chat

Meet the Comics Pages: Matt Janz, Cartoonist -- "Out of the Gene Pool"
Friday, July 27, 2007; 1:00 PM

Join Washington Post Comics page editor Suzanne Tobin on Friday, July 27 at 1 p.m. ET for a discussion with "Out of the Gene Pool" cartoonist Matt Janz.

I snuck a couple of questions in -

IJOCA, VA: Matt,

Do you draw with a pen, or do you do the strip on the computer?

Matt Janz: hi IJOCA ...

I create my strips at the drawing board in pencil, brush, pen and ink ... then I scan them into my computer and add color and graytones. I think I'll always draw my strip on paper.

IJOCA, VA: Was this the first strip you've done? How long did it take you to get a contract?

Matt Janz: no. I created several comic strips before I received a contract from the WPWG. I submitted my first strip when I was 10 years old and got my OGP contract when I was 30.

I tried self-syndicating for several years in my 20s.


BTW, "Out of the Gene Pool" becomes "Single and Looking" on Monday.

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