Posts Tagged: history

Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 103 – Stephen Bissette

We may have said this before and if so, we feel it is definitely worth repeating. Wow, it is so darn educational and amazing to speak with someone who has been in the comics industry for so darn long. This is why every Halloween, Adam looks forward to speaking with one of his favorite Making Comics Gutter Talk guests, Stephen Bissette. For the third year in a row, Stephen dispels humor, knowledge, and all around good times.

When Stephen talks about the history of comics, he’s not just talking about what has happened in the past. That side of the timeline has been well-documented and will forever be. In this episode Stephen does talk about the past but he also is sure to talk about the history of comics as both the present and the future. This also includes when he is teaching young, impressionable minds at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. And yet when his students challenge him on a topic, Stephen becomes the student in order to return to being a more effective teacher. In the example he gave, a student challenged him on Native American comics and culture. This caused Stephen to do his own homework, a great example that no matter who we speak with, we can never stop learning.

To open the Gutter Talk episode, just as we have done in previous Halloween episodes, we have a reading of an Edgar Allen Poe story. This year’s story was “The Cask of Amontillado” and was read by a horror master in his own right, Vincent Price. Boy, Poe sure does like burying things in his stories, huh?

Happy Halloween!

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 27 – Education w/ Patrick Yurick (Part 1)

Currently, there’s a revolution happening in the education realm. We here at Making Comics Worldwide (soon to be our new name!) are helping to fuel the fire of this revolution with our ever expanding repertoire of articles, tutorials, and even podcasts, just to name a few. We feel a change is needed and we don’t need no stinkin’ phone booth; we already have our costume on. That said, we thought the “origin story” of the education system was needed¬†in order to lay down the foundation of our budding empire, as discussed here with Adam and Making Comics Worldwide CEO Patrick Yurick.

Before you click play or download this episode, please know the podcast you are about to listen to is more of an outline of the history of education than it is a lecture on the subject. There are key points in time we felt needed to be mentioned in order to get to where we find ourselves today, yet another turning point in the history of education. And we plan on being right there on the front lines fighting the good fight. Worldwide.

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