Friday, October 18, 2013

Comics Podcasts: Digital Beards "The Craft of Comics"

I'm very pleased to have been invited to participate in our own local epicenter of ed-tech with Digital Beards, part of UAF's eLearning and Distance Education, who has a budding series of comics-related podcasts. Looking forward to hearing more of the endless stream of toon-talk edited into something coherent and concise - and hopefully educational if not entertaining. More projects are in the works, which I'll be posting updates as they are produced. In the meantime here's the first excerpted conversation with Instructional Designer Chris Malmberg, who was extremely patient in humoring my obsessive and extended monologues. But if it's one thing I've learned teaching a class on comics is that I can talk about 'em for hours, day in, day out, week after week... and that's in-between drawing.

Been really getting into using podcasts in the classroom: kept these running in the studio background for the Cartoon & Comic Art course which, seeing as how there's no visuals, is a helluva lot less distracting to students than, say, non-stop Adventure Time. "To The Best of Our Knowledge" has some insightful interview with many creators, and is a great way to eavesdrop on really interesting conversations. Via Boing Boing, which brought to my attention this episode (link here) featuring Peter Bagge + Evan Dorken.

Also Recommend If You Like has one with Fart Party creator Julia Wertz, which joins the growing roster with others like Word Balloon, Inkstuds and The Beat.

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