On this one we read and discuss the responses we received from our 8 questions to Mr. Berke Breathed . Yes, that Berke Breathed, creator of Bloom County, Outland, and Opus. Tom sent Mr. Breathed some questions and he was cool enough to respond in some detail. See above posting for the entire interview.
We start the show by discussing the stupid jobs we've had over the years in order to pursue an artistic career. That's pretty fun, and really sheds a light on why, in the end, it's not that important what you do- just so long as you keep your eyes in the skies as you're doing it.
SO listen, enjoy, and please forgive us the Skype lag. It's not as bad as it was last week, but it still ain't great.
The web comic theater is from the UK and is called EDD EGG, it's this strip here: #0306: Cleaning
The web comic pick of the week is the soon to be syndicated Birdbrains by Thom Bluemel. Thom is a wonderful guy and we're real happy for him.
We also plug Stephan Pastis' brand new Pearls Before Swine collection, The Sopratos , available at Amazon.com. Pick that up and see how a comic strip is supposed to work. The cover to this book alone is worth the price. Hilarious!
Also, a carry-over from last week: Please visit Dan Piraro's favorite website, The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. They could use your support.
A Mission Deep by Brian Dunaway
Myth Tickle by Justin Thompson
Booksmarts by Tom Racine