015: Evan Dorkin & Peter Bagge

Peter Bagge and Evan Dorkin began making alternative comics in the 1980s.

Peter Bagge began his career on R. Crumb’s Weirdo magazine as a cartoonist and then editor. He created Neat Stuff and Hate for Fantagraphics Books along with works for DC Comics, Marvel, and Dark Horse including the titles Yeah! (with Gilbert Hernandez), Apocalypse Nerd, and Other Lives. His latest work is the biography, Rebel Woman: The Margaret Sanger Story.

Evan Dorkin is best known for Milk & CheeseDork, and Superman and Batman: World’s Funnest (he also wrote and drew Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book). He has written for a number of TV shows including Space Ghost Coast To Coast,Superman, and Welcome To Eltingville. He is the co-creator of Beasts Of Burden(with Jill Thompson).

This is episode 15 of Boing Boing’s Tell Me Something I Don’t Know. It’s an interview podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is produced and hosted by three talented cartoonists and illustrators:

Jim Rugg is a Pittsburgh-based comic book artist, graphic designer, zinemaker, and writer best known for AfrodisiacThe Plain Janes, and Street Angel. His latest print project is Supermag (AdHouse Books).

Jasen Lex is a designer and illustrator from Pittsburgh. He is currently working on a graphic novel called Washington Unbound. All of his art and comics can be found at jasenlex.com.

Ed Piskor is the cartoonist who drew the comic, Wizzywig, and draws the Brain Rot/ Hip Hop Family Tree comic strip on Boing Boing, soon to be collected by Fantagraphics Books.

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