Produced by The Drawn Word and Christian Guzman's CSpin Films, The Drawn Word TV is a video mini-series that spotlights four comics luminaries, and is hosted by Christopher Irving in the tradition of a classic television talk show. The episodes are released in conjunction with Irving's book with photographer Seth Kushner: Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics.
Episode 1: Peter Kuper
Who's one of the nicest people in comics? Peter Kuper, the cartoonist behind Spy vs. Spy for Mad Magazine, and the co-founder of World War III Magazine with Seth Tobocman. Peter swings by the studio to tell us a bit about his career and his new art book, Drawn to New York.
Episode 2: Larry Hama
The creator of G.I. Joe, both the toy line and comic books, Larry Hama is comics' equivalent of a zen master with a pen. But he's more than just a writer: Larry also honed his cartooning skills with none other than the legendary Wally Wood and Neal Adams, was an editor for Marvel Comics, and has an interesting background as an actor of stage, film, and television. Larry and I chat about the beginnings of Joe, the craft of writing, and just what his acting career entailed.