Take a trip to Hootin’ Holler to visit Snuffy Smith, Loweezy, Barney Google and Sparkplug, with cartoonist John Rose, as “Blockhead” celebrates “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith’s” 101st birthday!
A frank and timely round-table discussion about race, the Black Lives Matter movement and events in the wake of the murder of George Floyd with the great Ray Billingsley of “Curtis” and Khalid Birdsong, cartoonist of the wonderful “Fried Chicken and Sushi”. The conversation ranges far and wide, and you bet we talk lots about comics!
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part 2 of Blockhead’s interview with Jan Eliot, cartoonist of the wonderful syndicated comicstrip, “Stone Soup”! Join Geoff and Jan for a relaxed and engaging discussion about Jan’s career, comics, and cartooning
This fall will mark 25 years in syndication for Jan Eliot’s warm and funny comicstrip, “Stone Soup”, about two working-mom sisters living life and raising families just across the fence from each other! Jan’s here to help us celebrate in a relaxed, fun and engaging discussion about comics, cartooning, Charles Schulz,feminism, teaching and just about everything else
“Blockhead”’s “Dennis the Menace” celebration winds down with Part 2 of our interview with Ron Ferdinand, cartoonist of the Sunday “Dennis” since the early 1980’s!
”Blockhead”’s celebration of “Dennis the Menace” continues with Ron Ferdinand, longtime cartoonist of the “Dennis” Sunday strip! Ron has a treasure trove of stories to tell about his years working with Hank Ketcham, about cartooning and his work as standard-bearer for one of the longest-running and most popular comic strips in the world!
“Dennis the Menace” takes over “Blockhead”! The wonderful Marcus Hamilton, daily cartoonist of “Dennis the Menace”, is here to talk about Dennis, the Mitchells, Mr. & Mrs. Wilson, his career as a top-notch illustrator in the 1970s and how a chance glimpse of a TV interview with Hank Ketcham revitalized his career and led him to a dream job drawing one of the most iconic characters in comics history.
Small-press cartoonist (and former mailman)Terry Flippo has made a big splash with hit webcomic, “Deliver Me!” about life carrying the mailbag for the U.S. Postal Service! Terry and Geoff talk about “Deliver Me!”, small press, the early days of SPX and some of the challenges faced by mail carriers in the days of Covid-19.
Part 2 of the Lynn Johnston interview! Lynn talks about her friendship with Charles Schulz and his response to Farley’s death, as well as some of the many other groundbreaking( & sometimes heartbreaking) storylines in her long-running comicstrip,”For Better or For Worse”!
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Lynn Johnston on Blockhead! Need I say more? One of the greatest cartoonists of the last 50 years talks with Geoff about her life, career and her ground-breaking and beloved syndicated comicstrip, “For Better or For Worse”.
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