Gweek is a podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, TV shows, music, movies, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. This episode's guests:
Peter Bebergal, the author of Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood and writes frequently on the speculative and slightly fringe. He is currently writing Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock & Roll to be published by Tarcher/Penguin. He blogs at mysterytheater.blogspot.com.
Denis Kitchen began his career in the late '60s as one of the pioneering underground cartoonists and quickly became publisher. Over three decades his Kitchen Sink Press published such artists as Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and countless others. He founded the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in 1986 to protect 1st Amendment rights in the comics industry. He still wears many hats: author, artist, curator, literary and art agent, and coming full circle, to publishing again. The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen is out from Dark Horse Books, and he co-authored two biographies of famous cartoonists: Harvey Kurtzman for Abrams, and Al Capp for Bloomsbury.Here's what we talked about in this episode