Showing posts with label Meet the Cartoonist chat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meet the Cartoonist chat. Show all posts

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.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Wash Post chat - Tim Rickard

Meet the Comics Pages Tim Rickard Cartoonist -- "Brewster Rockit"
Friday, June 8, 2007; 1:00 PM

Join Washington Post Comics page editor Suzanne Tobin on Friday, June 8 at 1 p.m. ET for a discussion with "Brewster Rockit" cartoonist Tim Rickard.

I was able to get a few questions in - I'd encourage you to read the whole thing as it was interesting, but here's the bits from me:

IJOCA, VA: How do you draw the strip? Pen and ink, or is it done on a computer?

Tim Rickard: Half and half. It's drawn in ink, scanned into a computer, and the rest of the work is done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.

IJOCA, VA: How long did it take you to develop the strip and get it syndicated? How many papers do you have? Did you pick up more than the Post when Amend dropped his daily?

Tim Rickard: Not enough. Now I'll have to convince another cartoonist to cutback.

IJOCA, VA: Will you be in DC in July for the AAEC convention?

Suzanne Tobin: For those of you that don't know, AAEC is the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention, which will be held in D.C. July 4-7.

Tim Rickard: Sorry. I'll be busy that week staying up til 4 doing cartoons.


IJOCA, VA: Did this strip start as a webcomic? If so, did you have to make any changes in technique, style or story when taking it into print?

Tim Rickard: No, it was a syndicated strip from the start. But it has gone through different looks since its inception, though.


Actually, I think I was 4/4 on this one. I started posting questions because Ms. Tobin was asking them which I usually figure isn't a good sign. People might have just been surprised though as the chat has been on hiatus for a good long while except for last month's Reuben nominees. It looks like she's back though, because she closed with "Join us again next month when we meet another fascinating cartoonist
here on "Comics: Meet the Pages."" I'm glad to see these back - they're always interesting.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Speaking of comics chats on the Post website...

Suzanne Tobin used to host these "Meet the Artist" chats fairly regularly, but not lately. I recently linked to the Galifianakis one. However, there's a score or so in their archive, unfortunately not labeled by cartoonist. Don't miss the little "more news" link on the bottom which will take you to one more.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Interview online - Richard Thompson

Since I mentioned this in a comment earlier today, I'll put it up for those who missed it. This is a few days old, but hopefully not much has changed in his life. I think the Post if finally regularly putting up Richard's Poor Alamanac online. BTW, Politics and Prose is sold out of the book, so buy it online. Click on the link to read the whole interview.

Richard Thompson [chat]. (September 11, 2006):

Every Sunday, Richard Thompson's local comic strip "Cul de Sac,"
starring Alice, Petey and the rest of the Otterloop family, appears
in The Washington Post Magazine . Every Saturday, his "Richard's
Poor Almanac" cartoon is a fixture in the newspaper's Style section.

He was online Monday, Sept. 11, fielding questions and comments
about "Cul de Sac, Richard's Poor Almanac and the art and craft of