This holiday episode of The Cartoon Pad offers yuletide greetings, lots of myrrh, some occasional chuckles, and a lot holiday cheer!
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This episode of The Cartoon Pad, the boys do a solid for the writing & cartooning community by having on Substack superstar, James Breakwell (Exploding Unicorn) share hs newsletter tips. https://explodingunicorn.com/
This episode on The Cartoon Pad we chat with cartoonist, playwright, film maker, and author Brandon Hicks. Brandon’s cartoons have graced the pages of The American Bystander, National Lampoon, and Weekly Humorist. His new book ‘The History of Human Achievement: A Beezle, Buzzle, & Barb Book’ is out now.
You asked for it, you got it: Two Aussies who have to both be stand-ups, both work for The New Yorker, and both have a new book coming out…humorists Scott Dooley & Jason Chatfield. Pick up the hilarious book, “You’re Not A Real Parent Until…” today! More info at https://yourenotareal.com/
Thurber, Thurber, Thurber. That’s all we talk about. Acclaimed poet, bestseller, illustrator and Thurber scholar, Michael Rosen, joins the podcast for this must listen to for any gag cartoonist.
This episode of The Cartoon Pad welcomes the talented, funny, and so interesting Sarah Morrissette. From California to a Greek island to a hippie commune in Northern CA, then finally to Vienna, Sarah has many fascinating tales and we were happy to get to chat with her about her life and work.
Jets, nibs, poop…we cover it all on this very special episode of The Cartoon Pad starring New Yorker cartoonist, Lars Kenseth.
In this episode The Cartoon Pad welcomes author and cartoonist Ali Solomon who shares her secrets of success. Bob and Shaw remember some old New Yorker cartoon editors and how they might have received form rejections from Ali as an intern. Marty adds more sound effects to the show. See Ali’s work and links to all her books at https://www.ali-solomon.com/
In this episode of The Cartoon Pad, rocket-scientist-turned-New Yorker-cartoonist, Pat Byrnes chats with Bob and Michael about cartoons and his new business The Drawing Board.
New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich and host of the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Paul Nesja come on the show to talk cartoons and their new project together at Nesja Press! https://nesjapress.com/
The decorated author and New Yorker cartoonist, Ken Krimstein talks about his interesting journey from advertising and teaching to illustrating the most important movements in history.
Special installment sharing memories of the late master George Booth with New Yorker cartoonist David Borchart.
A special Charles Addams episode with producer, writer and the director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, H. Kevin Miserocchi. Warning: Contains adult content to hopeful boost ratings.
Special Halloween episode featuring Frankenstein cartoon collector, writer, producer and co-founder of ADDAMSFEST, the annual Charles Addams Festival, Ron MacCloskey.
The new National Cartoonist Society’s Gag Cartoonist of the Year recipient, Chris Weyant, pays the boys a visit on the Cartoon Pad, which at the top of the show promised to be better.
Mick Stevens is one of the best gag cartoonists of our generation and he discusses his process and his body of work on this special episode of The Cartoon Pad.
This episode on The Cartoon Pad is cartoonist, illustrator and book maker Dan Misdea! His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Air Mail, Narrative, Reader’s Digest, Weekly Humorist, and The Funny Times. He has a new children’s book coming out next year with Penguin, the big publisher not the flightless bird. See his work at https://danmisdea.com/
Cartoonist Teresa Burns Parkhurst is sharp, kooky and a whole load of fun on this latest episode of The Cartoon Pad Podcast. We cover killer fruits and greeting cards—this is a must listen.
The Cartoon Pad is back on track with one of the hottest cartoonists right now, Ivan Ehlers, most famous for his work in MAD magazine, The New Yorker and pushing everyone’s envelope, whatever that means. See his work at https://www.instagram.com/ivan_ehlers/
The first Cartoon Pad episode focused on publishing with special guest illustrator/writer Mike Cavallaro (Free Speech Handbook, Nico Bravo) who shares trade secrets. Must listen for anyone breaking into the book business. Check out all of Mike’s work! http://www.mikecavallaro.com/
Special episode of The Cartoon Pad for anyone inspiring to be an editorial cartoonist. Award-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Bramhall of The New York Daily News shares his insight into his craft.
This episode The Cartoon Pad welcomes MAD illustrator Ed Steckley! Ed is an amazing caricaturist and illustrator, his new book, “Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines” (written by Brandon T Snider) is out now! He discusses his beginnings, his time at MAD as well as his many Rube Goldberg books! See all of Ed’s work here https://www.edsteckley.com/ and get his book here https://amzn.to/3H2sCkU
The pad goes LIVE to answer cartoon questions. Bob discusses cartoon tropes and Shaw balances a cat on his neck. You won’t want to miss this one.
This episode on The Cartoon Pad the guys welcome Too Much Coffee Man, Shannon Wheeler to share his colorful stories of his career- creating legendary underground comics, operas, books, and loads more! Pick up some of his work at http://www.tmcm.com
This week The Cartoon Pad has on the new Gag Cartoonist of the Year winner as recently selected by the National Cartoonist Society, Ellis Rosen. Ellis is a wonderfully talented New Yorker cartoonist, and his new book, with Jon Adams, ‘Send Help’ A collection of marooned cartoons, is available now.
One of the most prolific cartoonists in the New Yorker, Michael Maslin comes on the show to chew the fat about everything cartoon-eccentric from Peter Arno to his own cartooning today. Topics range from James Thurber to Charles Addams to stacking wood. Must Listen to Cartoon Pad!
This episode of The Cartoon Pad chats with cartoonist, author, and comedy performer Hilary Campbell! We discuss her lifelong obsession with true crime, which led to her new book, “Murder Book” Out now. See more of her work at http://www.cartoonsbyhilary.com/
One of the most prolific and decorated in cartooning, Peter Kuper, hangs out at the Cartoon Pad to explain why he is so driven and so dog-gone politically charged. Check out all of his books, see his work, and upcoming events at https://www.peterkuper.com/
This episode of The Cartoon Pad we chat with comic book writing icon Ron Marz! He’s truly a master of comic multi-universes, well known for his work on Silver Surfer and Green Lantern, as well as the Marvel vs DC crossover and Batman/Aliens.
BONUS CONTENT: A Cartoon Pad mini podcast recording drama queen co-host Bob Eckstein’s dismay at co-host Michael Shaw’s appearance on the competing Cartoon Caption Contest podcast and why Michael can’t be interesting on HIS own podcast.
This episode of The Cartoon Pad welcomes the amazing Marisa Acocella. Marisa, who after being an art director at a major Madison Avenue ad agency went on to become a New York Times bestseller and renown New Yorker cartoonist. She is also a very active philanthropist, creating a foundation to help breast cancer patients. Her new book ‘The Big She-Bang: The Herstory of the Universe According to God the Mother’ is available now.
Today’s episode the Cartoon Pad answers the question, where in the world is Matt Diffee? The beloved speaker, writer, cartoonist and The Rejection Collection editor, Matt Diffee shares what he’s been up to on this special 100th Anniversary Episode (if you don’t count the other 90 episodes we still need to tape.).
This very special episode The Cartoon Pad talks to Jessica Ziegler, the Marketing Director of the CartoonStock and daughter of cartoon great Jack Ziegler. The talk veers away from cartooning to the Pixies, the Beatles and running Michael over in a Volkswagen.
This week’s guest, Ron Barrett is at the top of the children’s book mountain and one of the most accomplished cartoonists in the business. He has done 26 books for children and adults and appears regularly in the New York Times. His ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ has been selected one of the NY Times Ten Best Illustrated Books and sold over six million copies and was made into two motion pictures. His wonderful illustrations can be seen in the new book, ‘The Witch Demands a Retraction: Fairy Tale Reboots For Adults’ by Melissa Balmain, available now.
The Cartoon Pad welcomes cartoon great Sam Gross. Do not listen and operate heavy machinery during this one. Must-hear life lessons from the Great One.
The great Mort Gerberg drops by and talks about his decorated career as a writer, illustrator and cartoonist and shares how he celebrated his 90th birthday skiing in a blizzard. A great episode as there is very little Bob or Michael included in this one.
This week cartoonist, illustrator, stand-up and actor Jason Chatfield talks about starting out in the outback of Australia to become a star on TV and in the cartoon community, becoming the youngest ever President of the National Cartoonists’ Society, getting Covid and his cool Chis Rock story. To see Jason’s work and books go to https://www.jasonchatfield.com/
Cartoon great and performer Victoria Roberts drops by the Cartoon Pad to share stories of her fascinating career. Hosts Michael Shaw and Bob Eckstein are still working out kinks on their podcast and have not killed each other yet.
This week the Cartoon Pad talks with the one and only Sam Viviano of MAD magazine fame and misfortune. We delve into Sam’s start, his acclaimed career and his take on MAD’s end.
This week the guys welcome one of England’s finest artists––cartoonist and graphic novelist Carol Issacs. From London, Carol discusses her award-winning multi-media project, The Wolf of Baghdad, performing with Sinead O’Connor and the Indigo Girls. Carol is known throughout the cartoon world as The Surreal McCoy.
This week the guys celebrate the launch of the Cartoon Pad with one of the best gag cartoonists of our generation, Nick Downes. Nick discusses his work process and shares a couple of war stories from being a ghost writer for Charles Addams to his years at National Lampoon to creating the most iconic cartoons of the past twenty years.