Episode 151 – The Mike Witmer Interview
On this episode of Comics Coast To Coast we talk to Mike Witmer creator of Pinkerton and long time friend of the show.

About Pinkerton: (source:

“Pinkerton is written and drawn by Mike Witmer. Mike is a movie geek, a tech nerd, a spiffy dresser, and a beer lover. He lives with his girlfriend and their Brady Bunch-style combined family in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (where he forces them all to labor tirelessly on the heavy lifting with Pinkerton).
His mother is his biggest fan.”

Don’t forget to listen to all the great podcasts on the Frog Pants Network.

As always, you can find our show by clicking the link below, or if you want to take us with you,
you can download us from iTunes.

Download MP3

Show Notes:

Our questions for our guest:

  • Pinkerton is back! Where did it go? Brian
  • I heard the relaunch was fraught with peril. Tell us how you responded to the Godaddy Hacking. Brian
  • Preferred Readers. Tell me more. Brian
  • Have you had any problems getting your groove back? Or has it slipped back on like a well worn Cintiq glove? Brian
  • Did you watch a lot of Yogi Bear growing up? You seem to have a keen interest in parks. Do you go to any parks in real life? Talk to animals? Feed them? Brian
  • Who do you see out there successfully marketing their comic strip that you would like to steal all their good ideas and make them your own? Brian
  • Tell us what tools you are using? To create the strip. Brian
  • The internet is full of online productivity tools mysteriously hanging in the cloud. Do you find any of these useful? Indispensable? CS6 as service? Brian
  • Where do you see Pinkerton in 50 years? That’s a milestone Sparky set and Jim Davis is barreling towards. Think he will make it? Brian
  • Give our listeners some advice they can’t afford to ignore Brian
  • Spoons and Forks for ears. Are they plastic or silver? Brian
  • You obviously know you’re characters really well. How did you land on their personalities? Joel
  • “My suck cup runneth over” <– ? Great line. What other forms of comedy influence your humor? Joel
  • Just out of curiosity, have you ever watched “Angry Beavers?” Joel
  • Pinkerton, now in technicolor – What prompted the switch? Joel
  • Related: Framing/sizing/color – Any format concerns for future projects in print, like a book?
  • You seem to have jumped back into Pinkerton Park with enthusiasm. Any big plans in the future? Matt
  • There seems to be a lot of identity crisis floating around Pinkerton Park lately. Any significant changes planned? Matt

Intro Music: Found on

Follow the guys on Twitter: BrianJoelMatt and Denver

Special thanks: Scott Johnson (, Sebastiaan (The Mashup Man) for our Mashups, Nicole Spagnuolo ( and everyone behind the scenes


Official Note Taker:
Jocelyn Moffett

Categories: The Show

1 Comment

Pinkerton &raquo Comics Coast To Coast · September 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

[…] click here to check out the podcast.  Hope you […]

Leave a Reply