I was lucky enough to interview these fine gentlemen before the Reuben Awards a few weeks ago, and lo and behold, they both won in their respective categories! I made them promise to come on the show for a post-Reuben recap, but little did I know it’d be to crown them both as being on top of their game. Mark Tatulli won for Newspaper Comic of the Year for “Lio,” and Dave Coverly of “Speed Bump” won the big enchilada itself, The Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Both men are well-deserving of their awards, and it’s a lot of fun to talk to them about their experience and how winning has changed them. Not to mention how much fun it was to defeat Stephan Pastis in two separate categories, how to write without using dialog, Sergio Aragones, and the art of a really good fart joke.
In the second half of the show, we tackle the recent mini-controversy about Keith Knight crashing the Reuben Awards, and get into a great discussion about the NCS and how it needs to change in the future. We tackle the webcartoonist questions head on, so I think you’ll find it very interesting listening. (Check out the great Keith Knight’s work right here.)
Also starting this week is something I hope to make a regular feature. “Sally Forth’s” Francesco Marciuliano joins me for “Random Thoughts from Francesco.” A diverting minute, to say the least. And of course, there’s Tall Tale Features news, where you can catch up with all the great artists at Tall Tale Features.
Next week, after a slight delay, “The Phoenix Requiem” artist and writer, Sarah Ellerton!