Episode 166 – The Danielle Corsetto Interview

On this episode of Comics Coast To Coast we talk to Danielle Corsetto about Girls with Slingshots comic.

Girls with Slingshots By Danielle Corsetto
http://www.girlswithslingshots.com

SelfieAbout Artist:

“Danielle Corsetto created her first comic strip when she was 8 years old, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat.She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, the precursor to Girls With Slingshots (unbeknownst to her at the time), and ran a comic about super-slacker college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as popimage.com).
In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and a couple of years later she was doing the strip full-time. It’s now updated 5 times a week at some god-awful hour.

In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Bat Boy’s kind & talented former creator Peter Bagge.

Danielle lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles) and her 9-year-old goldfish Goldie. She loves sipping tea, going for hikes, and eating local foods, because she is a filthy filthy hippie.”

About The Comic
http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/cast.php

 

Show Notes:

 

Tell me a little more about Fat Cat. Are you sure you followed the right path with Girls With Slingshots? I mean. Fat Cat. Brian

You have a large cast of characters. How do you manage all those egos? Who is the problem child? Who is your favorite? Brian

How do you balance your gag strips with strips that simply move the story forward? Joel

Really Funny strip! Has real life story written all over it. Am I right? Joel
http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1571/

How has your approach to creating a web comic changed from when you started? Matt

I feel like there is more design detail in your close up panels lately. Loving it! Conscious effort on your part, or the march of subconscious character design development? Joel

Your comic has some fairly adult humor at times. What are some of the perks and drawbacks to that approach? Matt

You’ve been at this for almost nine years now. How do you keep it fresh, and how do you maintain your enthusiasm? Matt

Follow up to Matt’s 9 year question: From a business standpoint how have you diversified to continue to be an independent artist? Joel
Buffer? Schedule? Joel
If you could travel back in time and give yourself some advice relating to your comic, what would it be? Matt

I JUST found out about ComicChameleon… And noticed that GWS is part of the opening lineup. What can you tell us about it? Joel
http://www.comicchameleon.com/ (Watch video guys)

Follow the guys on Twitter: BrianJoel, and Matt

Special thanks: Scott Johnson (http://myextralife.com), Sebastiaan (The Mashup Man) for our Mashups, Nicole Spagnuolo (http://nicolespag.com) and everyone behind the scenes

 

Official Note Taker:
Jocelyn Moffett

  • Blair

    Loved what I heard of the interview. Fun and quirky and different from the cartoonists you normally have on.
    Though my download feed cuts off at 51 min. I’ll check the live feed to see if it does the same thing.

  • Also noticed that the feed cut stops at 51 minutes. Would love to hear how you guys wrap things up.

    — Eric AKA Voldare