So here we have the 4th conversation with my friend Ron Wimberly. We talk about Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book Between The World and Me. We also talk about how the people co-opt slang using the phrase “Basic Bitch”. We then talk about the dissemination of art and music in American society along with the comics industry. We focus on “blerd” and geek culture and if we feel we fit into it all along with just life and making work. I hope you enjoy.
This episode is with rising star Ramon Villalobos currently artist on the Marvel Secret Wars title E for Extinction. This episode was recorded in July a little before San Diego Comic Con. In this we talk about Yeezys, growing up as an Mexican American, representation in comics and media, pop culture influences, attitudes in doing comic art, Grant Morrison’s Batman and New Gods and of course rap music.
On this episode I talk to my friend Jared K. Fletcher. He’s a letterer in the comics’ industry getting his start on staff at DC Comics years ago. He’s worked on many comics and a lot of modern classics like DC: The New Frontier, Batman Year 100 and new stuff like Southern Bastards at Image. He’s also an accomplished designer designing a lot of the modern logos for Marvel Comics hot titles. We talk about a lot of our thoughts on the business of comics and the mind state of the people within it. We then trail off on talks about Akira Toriyama and Legos.