Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

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


030: Tom Scioli and Ed Piskor on being professional comic book artists
Aug 22, 2014 • 96 min
Tom Scioli is co-writing, drawing, coloring, and lettering the monthly comic book series, Transformers vs. G.I.Joe. His other comics include Godland, American Barbarian, Final Frontier, and Myth of 8-Opus. Ed Piskor is the author/artist of the Hip Hop…
029 Cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier
Jun 23, 2014 • 58 min
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is Boing Boing’s podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the practical side of how they do what they do. The animation project Giant Sloth, starring Paul…
028 Artist Vanessa German’s ARThouse
May 19, 2014 • 73 min
Vanessa German is a multidisciplinary artist and poet. She has done TEDx talks at MIT, Harvard, and Pittsburgh. She lives in Homewood, a Pittsburgh neighborhood that The Rachel Maddow Show called, “One of America’s Most Violent Neighborhoods.” In response…
027: cartoonist and zinemaker Nicole Georges
Apr 16, 2014 • 59 min
Nicole Georges is a cartoonist, writer, winemaker, teacher, aerobics instructor (?), and pet portraitist. When she was a child, Georges’ mother and family told her that her father died when she was a baby. When she was 21, a palm reader told her that her…
026: Teenager X
Apr 4, 2014 • 116 min
Two years ago, we recorded a conversation with 16 year-old high school student. Not someone famous, but someone who is, to you, a random teenager. So that he could feel free to speak candidly about friends, school, and culture, we gave him the pseudonym…
025: Stephanie Buscema
Mar 5, 2014 • 48 min
Stephanie Buscema is a painter, illustrator, cover artist, and comic book artist. She studied cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In our conversation, she tells us what it was like to grow up with artist role models in…
024: Bill Boichel, owner of Copacetic Comics
Feb 20, 2014 • 154 min
Bill Boichel is the owner and proprietor of Copacetic Comics, one of the greatest comic books stores ever. They are located in Pittsburgh, PA, and specialize in independent comics, music, film and literature. Bill has worked in comics retail for over 35…
023: Elana Schlenker
Feb 4, 2014 • 63 min
Elana Schlenker is an independent graphic designer and art director based in Brooklyn. Print magazine honored her on their 2013 New Visual Artist list - a prestigious annual distinction that recognizes the industry’s top 20 creative talents under the age…
022: Eric Shiner, director of Andy Warhol Museum
Jan 24, 2014 • 54 min
This episode is brought to you by Audible, the leading provider of audiobooks. Download a free ebook, on us, and get an extended free trial of the service by using this link. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is Boing Boing’s podcast featuring artists,…
021: John Peña
Jan 7, 2014 • 59 min
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is Boing Boing’s podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the practical side of how they do what they do. In episode 21, we speak to multi-disciplinary…
020: Joe Lupo and the The Invincible Iron Man
Dec 10, 2013 • 63 min
In this episode of Tell Me something I Don’t Know, we speak with Joseph Lupo, a printmaker and professor at West Virginia University. His work focuses on how writers and artists communicate through comics. For more than a decade, he has deconstructed and…
019: Ed Piskor and The Hip Hop Family Tree
Dec 6, 2013 • 52 min
Cartoonist Ed Piskor’s latest book, The Hip Hop Family Tree (Fantagraphic Books) collects his non-fiction comic strip history of Hip Hop, serialized weekly here on Boing Boing. The Hip Hop Family Tree follows the success of his debut graphic novel last…
018: Jacq Cohen of Fantagraphics
Nov 20, 2013 • 34 min
Jacq Cohen is the publicist of Fantagraphics Books. Before that, she was an assistant publicist at Dark Horse Comics and interned at Top Shelf Comix. Fantagraphics Books has been a proponent of comics as a legitimate form of art and literature since they…
017: Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple
Nov 4, 2013
Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple began his comics career as part of the Meathaus gang - a loose collective of artists from the School of Visual Arts around the end of the 20th century (Brandon Graham and James Jean know the secret handshake). His work includes…
016: multimedia artist Bill Shannon
Oct 16, 2013
Bill Shannon is a multidisciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh. In 1992, Shannon attended the The Art Institute of Chicago, earning a BFA in 1995. In 1996 Shannon moved to NYC and immersed himself in the art, dance and skate cultures of Brooklyn and…
015: Evan Dorkin & Peter Bagge
Sep 23, 2013
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,…
014: Frank Santoro
Sep 4, 2013
Frank Santoro is a Pittsburgh-based cartoonist. He self-published his first major work, Storeyville in 1995 while living in San Francisco. Upon its republication twelve years later, Tom Spurgeon wrote, “Frank Santoro’s Storeyville may be the book of 2007,…
013: Rob Liefeld
Aug 24, 2013
Rob Liefeld is the creator of Deadpool, Cable, X-Force, Youngblood, Supreme, Bloodstrike, Prophet, and Glory! He founded Image Comics in 1992 with Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, and Marc Silvestri. Currently he oversees the Extreme…
012: Shelton Drum, owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
Aug 13, 2013
Shelton Drum is a first-generation outlier in the world of comics retail and convention organizing with his Charlotte NC store, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, celebrating 30+ years in existence and Heroes Con growing stronger over a similar span of time. The…
011: Jon M. Gibson, co-founder of iam8bit
Jul 26, 2013
Jon M. Gibson is the co-founder/co-owner of iam8bit -– a production company, creative think tank, art exhibition, and gallery space in Los Angeles. iam8bit’s projects include a music video for Radiohead, A Really, Really Brief History of Donkey Kong for…
010: Dan Nadel
Jul 5, 2013
Dan Nadel is the publisher of PictureBox - primarily known for their art and comics work. He wrote Art Out of Time: Unknown Visionary Cartoonists 1900-1969 and Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures. He has edited books on Gary Panter, Rory Hayes, and…
009: John Porcellino
Jun 19, 2013
This is episode 9 of Boing Boing’s Tell Me Something I Don’t Know podcast. It’s an interview show featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do.…
008: Jim Rugg
May 28, 2013
This week TMSIDK host Jim Rugg is in the hot-seat talking about his new project SUPERMAG — a glossy, full-color magazine-format homage to the graphic design and comics of the 1990s - published by Adhouse Books. It’s a one-man anthology inspired by work…
TMSIDK007: Jeff Smith
May 7, 2013
This is episode 7 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. Jeff…
006: Robin Bougie
Apr 23, 2013
Robin Bougie is a film journalist, cartoonist, and publisher in Vancouver. He publishes the underground film magazine, Cinema Sewer focusing on exploitation, genre, and cult films. He also publishes (and contributes to) Sleazy Slice, an annual anthology…
005: Jesse Schell
Apr 9, 2013
Interview with game designer Jesse Schell
004: Katie Skelly, Nurse Nurse cartoonist
Mar 24, 2013
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is an interview podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative guests discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do.
003: Eric Skillman, Criterion Collection art director
Mar 8, 2013
In this episode Jim, Jasen, and Ed interview Eric Skillman, a Brooklyn-based graphic designer at the Criterion Collection. He also does freelance design (Comics Journal 301, The Playwright, Leaping Tall Buildings) and writes crime comics including the…
002: Faith Erin Hicks
Feb 25, 2013
In episode #2, Jim, Jasen, and Ed interview Faith Erin Hicks (Tumblr), who writes and draws comic books for a living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her comics include Demonology 101, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp, and Friends With Boys. She is the co-writer…
001: Gary Groth
Feb 11, 2013
Gary Groth is the founder/publisher of the Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. His influence on the state of the contemporary American comics industry and on the art-form itself is difficult to overstate. As a publisher, Fantagraphics’ list of works…