Articles Published the Week of October 18th

Jessica Abel on the Intersection of Comics and Radio and the Limitations of Art

I've long been a fan of Jessica Abel's work since she was making "Artbabe" many years ago. We talk about her two new books out this new but in particular "Out on the Wire" which is a nonfiction graphic novel about narrative radio. (Something I am also obsessed with)

An Interview with Tom Palmer

I had the privilege to talk with Tom Palmer, who among comics fans is one of those legendary figures who's been working in the industry for nearly 50 years. In a career that long you can only scratch the surface, but we spoke about Jack Kamen and Gene Colan and tools of the trade and how the comics industry has changed and advertising and other topics.

The Colin McEnroe Show Book Club: Purity

I spent an hour of my day at WNPR in Hartford where along with some other people we discussed Jonathan Franzen's new novel Purity. Of the four of us in studio, we all had decidedly mixed feelings about the book. Which may be a polite way to phrase it. But we had a good conversation that bounced around a lot and we had fun.

Articles Published the Week of October 11th

Maggie Thrash on Honor Girl, Queer Invisibility, and the Crush That Could Have Been a Scandal

I was thrilled to talk with Rookie writer Maggie Thrash about her graphic memoir, Honor Girl. We had a great conversation and shifted from laughing about the "Civil War reenactments" at Camp Bellflower and the camp's isolation, to a more serious conversation about queer invisibility, how these events shaped her life, and the ways that we've seen LGBTQ acceptance change within our lifetimes. We also spoke about how she just sat down and made a comic, and how she thinks about comics vs prose.


Articles Published the Week of September 27th

Chaykin, Hama, Levitz, Groth and more Discuss the Legacy of Wally Wood

Wally Wood remains, decades after his death, one of the great comics artists and one of the great artistic figures in American comics. Right now it's easier than ever see just why that is because of the incredible projects being reprinted by a number of companies. I spoke with a few people about Wood and his artistic legacy. Some of them, like Groth and Catron and Dunbier and Spurlock, are publishing Wood's work, some of them like Howard Chaykin, Larry Hama, Paul Levitz, collaborated with Wood in various forms. Some of them had their differences with Wood, some dislike a lot of his work, but all think that he was one of the giants of the form.