Geoff Munn joins Brian Dunaway & Matthew Ducharme to discuss his webcomics Kiosk and #Parenting as well as animation!
About the artist:
|Pittsburgh based Freelance Animator/Illustrator with experience in Video Game Design, Animation, Comics, Multimedia, and Graphic Design.
If you have a particular project, please feel free to contact me. I can’t wait to help you get your project off the ground!
About the work:
|I got started in the video game industry in 2005, in 2006 I began making my first webcomic, Kiosk: Life in Neutral, which chronicled the daily lives of a group of mall employees. I did that for about a year and and a half, moved back down to Pittsburgh from Albany, NY, and the shift in jobs, combined with some major health issues, I stopped working on Kiosk for about a 3 year span. Once I became a full time Freelancer, I started Kiosk up again under a soft reboot. Collected the first year of that plus a 30 page special in a trade called Kiosk: Year One. I then moved to a format with that comic that allowed for bigger story arcs, but kind of fell off updating the comic over a year ago due to a major website hack. And sadly, I haven’t been able to recover the site in full. I have plans to get it all back up and running in the new year. Sometime during that run, I got the itch to do a second comic, but which one of the dozen or so ideas I wasn’t sure of. So I kind of just began a semi autobiographical comic about my kids and how I see being a dad. I had no real plan to make it a steady ongoing thing, but it clicked with a lot people, and now #parenting is the strip I never knew I always wanted to do.|
|Where to find: Social media links, etc.|
|Welcome to the show Geoff. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.|
|What inspired you to create Kiosk: Life In Neutral?|
|How did Kiosk change your life Geoff?|
|What advice would you give to someone looking to get into creating comics?|
|McRib. Onions or no Onions or just NO MCRIB?|
|Tell us about #parenting…the comic….|
|What made you think about doing a second comic?|
|How much do you have to stretch the truth when writing #parenting?|
|I’m guessing, by one of your comics, that you weren’t spared the whole Frozen-mania thing. Do you have PTSD now?|
|I feel like I maybe ask this question too often, but… ever done any animation?|
|In your early strips for #parenting, you left your sketch lines visible. What was the reason, and what prompted you to change later?|
|Nice bit of Secret of NIMH fan art. Are you like me in feeling that it has never gotten enough recognition?|
|Tell us about your Illustration work. It looks like you have done some coverart for some established properties.|
|How would you describe your art style?|
|Site Hackers! The Fiends!|