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.