Continuing with the quarantine edition, here's a cool interview with Anthony Begnal. A punk rock artist and musician, he's had his work published, exhibited, and currently is in the band Chesty Malone and The Slice Em Ups. His wife, Chesty vocalist Jaqueline Blownaparte occasionally pops in during the interview. We all check out songs from the latest Chesty Malone release, and discus his art. Good times. Originally broadcast on WCHSradio.org on April 29, 2020.
You can check out Anthony's art: www.anthonybegnal.com
Chesty Malone and The Slice Em Ups: https://chestymalone.bigcartel.com/
Anthony Begnal's IG: https://www.instagram.com/anthony_allen_begnal/
Season two got off to a rocky start. For some 'reason', my interviews with cartoonist Tim Kelly and DC/Marvel artist extraordinaire Jamal Igle were NOT recorder - although it should have! That happened with season one regarding comic book artist and illustrator Dave Fox, and Comic Book radio host Mark Torres, host of It Came From The Radio. Then COVID-19 happened. NYC went into a shutdown. As everyone went into a quarantine, my radio show went remote. Things went a bit smoother after that.
The Quarantine edition started with the return of cartoonist and artist Maria Photinkas. Photinakas now has a critically acclaimed webcomic about Covid19 on WEBTOONS. In this episode, we discuss what it's like being in quarantine while having a liberation or two.
Maria Photinakas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mphotinakis/
Maria Photinakas website: https://linktr.ee/mphotinakis
Maria's webcomic Extraordinary Times: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/extraordinary-times-a-covid-19-visual-journal/list?title_no=401433
Comic Book Convo W/ Michele was a show originally broadcast on WHCSradio.org (Hunter College radio), Fall 2019. Michele Witchipoo interviews Boston comic book artist and MICE grant winner Maria Photinakis. (She traveled all the way from MA to NYC just to be on the show!)
Comic Book Convo W/ Michele was a show originally broadcast on WHCSradio.org (Hunter College radio), Fall 2019. Michele Witchipoo interviews NYC cartoonist Minday Indy, who just had a successful Kickstarter for her upcoming comic. (Instagram: @mindayindy_art)
Comic Book Convo W/ Michele was a show originally broadcast on WHCSradio.org (Hunter College radio), Fall 2019. Michele Witchipoo conducts short interviews with legends Xamie Hernandez (LOs Hernandez Bros., Love and Rockets), Diane Nooman, and full length interview with Boston cartoonist E.J. Barnes. Done during MICE Expo 2019, in Cambridge, MA.
The interviews with Hernandez and Nooman was done on the spot, without planning/research. Very last minute. Thanks to both parties for their patience, and agreeing to be part of the process. The E.J. Barnes interview was better conducted. (E.J. Barnes website: http://ejbarnes.com/)
February 20, 2020
Originally broadcast on WHCSradio.org (Hunter College radio) during the Fall semester 2019. Season one, episode two. Interviewing local NYC artist, web cartoonist and illustrator Squiddly Sprinkle. (Instagram: @squiddysprinkle)
Danielle Draik is a multi-talented creative: Painter, sculptor, comic book artist, and zine maker. Based in NYC (Queens to be exact), Danielle was interviewed live by Michele Witchipoo, Fall 2019. Originally broadcast on WHCSradio.org. (Instagram: @artofdraik)
You can listen to future episodes of Comic Book Convo W/ Michele on WHCSradio.org, Wed evenings, 7-8pm ET.
Comic Book Convo W/ Michele was a show originally broadcast on WHCSradio.org (Hunter College radio), Fall 2019. Third episode Michele Witchipoo interviews Justin Melkmann. Justin is a comic book artist, musician and founder of NYC Punk band WW9. (Instagram @worldwarix)