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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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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July 17, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

Mike Mignola


Mike Mignola is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator of Hellboy, the Amazing Screw-On Head, and BPRD. His comics career began in the early 1980s as an inker at Marvel. His work has been adapted in movies, animation, and video games. In 2007, he co-created Baltimore, an illustrated novel, with Christopher Golden. This December, he returns to drawing comics full-time, with Hellboy in Hell (Dark Horse Comics)!

NOTE: This episode was recorded live at HeroesCon and engineered by Adam Daughhetee from Dollar Bin Productions.

MignolaWeasel.jpg Top image: B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER #1 variant cover by Mike Mignola; Bottom image: Dave Cooper's Weasel #4 interior page

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April 17, 2012 @ 8:44 am

Farel Dalrymple

Farel Dalrymple is the creator of Pop Gun War, It Will All Hurt, and Wrenchies, a co-founder of Meathaus, and the artist of Omege the Unknown and Prophet #24. You can see lots of his art and learn more about his work at Be sure to check out his webcomic, It Will All Hurt, on Study Group every Friday.


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April 3, 2012 @ 10:45 am

Tom Scioli

Our first guest is Tom Scioli, the creator of American Barbarian (Adhouse Books), Unmortals: The Myth of 8-opus, and the co-creator of Godland (Image Comics). You can read American Barbarian online and learn more about Scioli at

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