November 7, 2012 @ 11:20 am

Chris Pitzer


Adhouse Books' publisher, Chris Pitzer, joins us this week. AdHouse Books has been a boutique publishing juggernaut since 2002. Over the years, they have won and been nominated for awards within the comic profession (Ignatz, Harvey, Eisner) and the design world (AIGA, Communication Arts, Domtar Paper). Their library of publications is an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts including works by James Jean, Paul Pope, Josh Cotter, Jamie Tanner, and Adam Hines.


Recent releases include Ethan Rilly's Pope Hats #3, Thomas Herpich's White Clay, and Lamar Abrams Remake 3xtra.


Follow Adhouse Books on Twitter @adhousebooks .



Dean Motter, Mr. X
Herb Lubalin
Lester Beall
Charles Anderson
John Pham's zine Scuzzi
Mike Mitchell
Art Chantry's essay on Jacob Covey's cover design for the Strange Case of Edward Gorey
Leanne Shapton, J&L Books

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November 2, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

Dustin Harbin


Dustin Harbin is a funny cartoonist and illustrator (I think he might be a master of kung fu too, but I'm not positive about that). He's also a contributor to the Drawn Blog, your daily source of inspiration for illustration, animation, cartooning, and comic art. Koyama Press has published 4 volumes of his Diary Comics. He's a prolific artist whose work can be found on,, and Flickr. Follow him on twitter @dustinharbin. You can purchase books, prints, drawings, and more directly from Harbin at the Dharbmart.


Top: Diary Comics 4 cover; bottom - "Out of the Woods", from the One Hour Drawings series

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October 12, 2012 @ 7:59 am

Matt Furie


Matt Furie is an artist, illustrator, cartoonist, zinester, and biker. His self proclaimed "children’s book illustrations for adults” combines traditional and modern mark-making for his ripe, cartoon-inspired characters. McSweeney's recently released his first children's book, The Night Riders - a wordless wonder about an unlikely group of characters on a road trip through nature. Four issues of his comic book series, Boys Club, have been published by Pigeon Press and Buenaventura Press.



See more of Matt Furie's artwork at and bigactive.

In the course of this interview, we discuss Future Colors of America collaborators Aiyana Udeson and Albert Reyes, the children's book Grandpa's Ghost Stories by James Flora, film and creative collective Encyclopedia Pictura, Andy Rementer's webcomic Techno Tuesday, and Kyle Platt's Megaskull.



Top: drawing from Furie's website; middle: excerpt from comic book series, Boys Club; bottom: cover of The Night Riders

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September 27, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

Mark Zingarelli


Mark Zingarelli is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer. His influences include EC Comics and Robert Crumb. His work has been published in the New Yorker, Weirdo, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, and Blab. You can see more at the House of Zing or in his comic book, Real Life (Fantagraphics).


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September 11, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

Jeffrey Inscho


Jeffrey Inscho is the writer/designer/thinker behind Static Made and the cohost of ZenGeek, a weekly audio program that focuses on technology and mindfulness. He also manages web and digital media initiatives at the Carnegie Museum of Art and before that he was the Director of Media + Public Relations at the Mattress Factory. In the course of our discussion, he mentioned David Allen's book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ben Brooks' site The Brooks Review, and Patrick Rhone's essay Saying No Is Really Saying Yes to Other Things. Static Made logo designed by Justin Visnesky.

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September 5, 2012 @ 7:47 am

Anne Koyama


After a career in film-making and advertising, Anne Koyama founded Koyama Press in 2007 in Toronto. Koyama Press’s mandate is to promote and support a wide range of emerging and established artists. Projects include comics, art books and zines. Koyama Press titles are distributed by Last Gasp, Tony Shenton, and Spit and a Half. They are available for purchase online through Secret Acres.

koyamapressbooks.jpg A selection of new and recent Koyama Press titles

The Kickass Annie Project features different artist interpretations of the Koyama Press Kickass Annie logo. The original Kickass Annie logo (seen at the top of this post) was created for Koyama Press by artist Aaron Leighton; the animated GIF was designed by David Huyck. You can check out the whole set on Flickr.

kickassannie_jimrugg.jpg Kickass Annie by Jim Rugg

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August 30, 2012 @ 7:53 am

Stephanie Armbruster

liminalspaces.jpg detail from LIMINAL SPACES: New site-specific paintings by Stephanie Armbruster presented by the College Inn Project and Bar Marco

The portfolio of artist Stephanie Armbruster is a densely layered exploration of structure and symbolism.

Working primarily as an encaustic painter, Stephanie creates luminous, translucent surfaces by suspending drawings, pigment and ephemera between layers of molten wax.

These multi-layered emotive images suggest an evolving visual narrative, hinting at the process of their creation. Certain elements become obscured, while others are exposed, rising to the surface as if paused between actions.

See more of Stephanie's work at

HungryghostsVIII.jpg Hungry Ghosts VIII 2012 Encaustic on panel Triptych - 30" x 60" overall

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August 11, 2012 @ 8:46 am

Benjamin Marra


Benjamin Marra is the creator, writer and artist of the comics NIGHT BUSINESS, GANGSTA RAP POSSE, THE INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF MAUREEN DOWD (A WORK OF SATIRE AND FICTION) and LINCOLN WASHINGTON: FREE MAN! and is the publisher of TRADITIONAL COMICS. His art is influenced by important artists who are in museums, like those guys, Picasso and Michaelangelo. His personal interests include deep stuff, cultural things, plays, art shows, the mall, sciences, fashion trends, different books and different kinds of music. He is disinterested in lots of stuff though, like, being insensitive.


Marra has been recognized as a serious artist by quality institutions like The Society of Illustrators, The Society of Publication Designers and American Illustration. In 2006, the Art Directors Club, in their eternal wisdom, named Marra as one of their Young Guns. He has also been hired to make art for serious publications and companies like Playboy, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vice, Marvel Comics, Paper, Nylon, Radar, Widen+Kennedy and McCann-Erickson. But he also is street. He has done album covers for the underground rapper Lil B.

See more of his comics work at Check out his illustration strangeness over at

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August 3, 2012 @ 9:16 am

Jasdeep Khaira


Jasdeep Khaira is the Director of Artist and Member Services at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Administrative Director of Flight School, and the co-founder of Encyclopedia Destructica - a community-based artist book publisher based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Encyclopedia Destructica publishes hand-bound artist books and zines. Their current project is a collaboration with The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality called Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities.

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July 26, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

Matt Doughty


Matt Doughty is an illustrator, scupltor, and toy designer. For the past five years his company Onell Design has produced the highly successful toy line, Glyos - a series of action figures and accessories "disguised as building kits" that are completely interchangeable by the interlocking form-fit function that Doughty has developed. He also allows other designers to incorporate the functionality into their work. He has also helped several artists create their own figures that work within the Glyos System, allowing for several different compatible toy lines. Celebrating their fifth year in production, Glyos continues to grow and develop as Matt continues to create new products in both PVC plastic and vinyl. Glyos will be celebrating with a 5th Anniversary release on Sunday, July 29th at 8:30 PM EST.

NOTE: This episode was recorded in Matt's studio in Acton, Massachusetts.

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