Wanna hear me talk about tracing paper? I said, DO YOU WANNA HEAR ME TALK ABOUT TRACING PAPER? Of course you do, silly billy.
Well, then, smart guy, check out this ever so delightful interview by Scott Perez Fox with yours truly on The Busy Creator Podcast.
Take it away Scott:
Prescott speaks to Cartoonist & Illustrator Josh Latta, on how he got started in art, his daily workflow and routine, and making a name for himself on the Internet. We also dissect the difference between a cartoonist and an illustrator, and question the use of hand-drawn vs. typeset lettering in comics.
CLICK HERE FOR The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 5 with Cartoonist & Illustrator Josh Latta
My pal and incredible cartoonist, Hunter Jin Clark asked me a few questions a while back about the importance of having an internet presence to build/promote a career in comics. While I’m a professional floor mopper slash glory hole attendant I thought I’d take a stab at his questions anyway. Here’s the interview in full, dig it, suckers.
1. What is your primary format for comics? I.e. Mainstream, Small Press, Creator Owned, Webcomics, etc.?
I would consider what I do as creator owned, sure, but mostly I would say is I do a ‘funny animal’ comic.
Hello, fiends! Welcome back to the most unhallowed place on the web, Lattaland! While you’re here in the hoary netherworld of my website, won’t you listen to this diabolical, and quite frankly satanic interview with me on 9sense? It’s a pretty great and scandalous conversation, if I do say so myself. Forward to the 50 minute mark, to get to the interview, like, if you are in a hurry to get to a fire or something.
Happy listening, cloven foot one!
LISTEN TO JOSH LATTA INTERVIEW ON 9SENSE’S CREATURE FEATURE
Ever wonder what R. Crumb’s take on AIDS was? Me either, but it’s pretty darn interesting.
This is one of the best interviews of Crumb I ever read, and it’s from the sadly-defunct Stop Smiling Magazine. I never heard of it, but I have been pouring through Erin’s collection lately. What fun we have! Thanks, Erin. xoxo
Come, armageddon! come!
Enjoy this candid interview and rather handsome photos of the greatest singer in the world, Morrissey.
Where where you in 92? If you were anything like me, you were sitting around thinking about Kurt Cobain’s farts and watching quite possibly the best cartoon ever made for television, Ren & Stimpy. Of course I was already freshman in high school by the time this show came around, but it still had a profound influence on me, my sense of humor and my quote unquote art.
I gotta admit, this interview isn’t really all that in depth, informative, or even rare, but it does have a few nuggets. John K does discuss his disdain from working from a script, his understanding of classic cartoons and his insistence on keeping all the drawing, voice acting sound effects and music in house. Obviously, this is what made this show tighter than John K’s face lift. Read nicely, children.
Well, it seems like y’all really liked the Bill Watterson interview. In the spirit of bringing you more about people vastly more talented than myself, I bring you an interview with Matt Groening from 1986, a year before he created The Simpsons. I know, I know. Matt Groening interviews are a dime a dozen, but it is pretty interesting to read about Matt only one year before he hit pay dirt. This is a lengthy and informative interview, so pour yourself some coffee and dig in.
No, this is not a dream, then is not a hoax, this is an actual-honest-to-God interview with the JD Salinger of the funny pages, Bill Watterson. Before Calvin & Hobbes creator swore off interviews for good, he gave a lengthy and informative interview for Honk Magazine. By all means, give it a read. It’s one of the very very few interviews with this genius out there. Okay, without further ado, here’s Bill Watterson’s 1986 interview…