Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 44 – Stephen Bissette

Making Comics Worldwide celebrates its first Halloween with one of best in the horror genre since the ’70s, Stephen Bissette. With his past work on Swamp Thing and Heavy Metal, to name a few, as well as his current teaching position with the Center for Cartoon Studies, Stephen shares his amazing insights and knowledge with Adam and Patrick in topics ranging from comics education to being part of the inception of the 24 hour comic challenge with Scott McCloud.

To begin the podcast, for your Halloween pleasure, enjoy a spectacular reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” by Vincent Price.

“The Raven” written by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Vincent Price

Stephen’s Links:

Stephen’s site (@SRBissette)

Center for Cartoon Studies

Our Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


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4 Responses to “Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 44 – Stephen Bissette”

  1. Michael Yakutis

    A great episode with a phenomenal guest! It was interesting to hear his thoughts about the current state of the convention scene and how it has transitioned from comics to largely entertainment media in general (movies and such).

    I love the idea of starting a tradition of having him as the yearly Halloween guest. Do that please!

    • Patrick

      We will definitely work on doing that. Thanks for the great feedback Mr. Yakutis.

      I just realized that there are now two Mr. Y’s on the staff list at I never thought that would happen.

      Sincerely, the other MisterY

  2. Greg Giordano

    Fellow VT’er here- Steve has been a great inspiration to me and others in my generation to make comics and make OUR OWN comics. He’s always a great interview- glad you got him for a long conversation.

  3. Steve Kuerbitz

    Alan Moore’s Saga of Swamp Thing is the book that made me want to write comics.


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