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The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 5 with Cartoonist & Illustrator Josh Latta

TBC episode 5 with Josh Latta

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.

Sounds dope!

CLICK HERE FOR The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 5 with Cartoonist & Illustrator Josh Latta


Worst Of 2013 List for Forces Of Geek

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Josh Latta
Twitter • lattaland.com

Worst Movies: Man Of Steel. Remember when superhero movies used to be in color? After a few hours of this downer I wished I was the one with the snapped neck.
Worst TV Shows: Orange Is The New BlackOITNB is just the updated ‘Facts Of Life.’ It sucked then and it sucks now. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it has lesbian sex in it, but so does porn.
Worst Books (non-fiction): An Autobiography by Morrissey. I was saddened to read about Moz’s longtime companion, Jake. I thought what we had was special.
Worst Video Game: Don’t get me started on video games.
Worst Songs: It’s Hard Out Here by Lilly Allen. It may be hard out here for a bitch, but it’s REALLY hard out here for those of us without celebrity parents and a million dollar video criticizing the rap culture of excess.
Worst Albums: Yeesus by Kanye West. I can’t wait for it to be okay for us white people to stop pretending like we like this record.
Worst Comic Books / Graphic Novels: March: Book One by John Lewis. What? we got congressmen writing comics now, too? Jeez. Is there any gimmick TOO low for this industry?

Best of 2013: Part One

Best of 2013: Part Two

Best of 2013: Part Three

Best of 2013: Part Four

Best of 2013: Part Five


9sense’s Horrific Holiday Special

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HoHoHo, Boys & Ghouls!You know what that unnerving, bone-chilling laughter means, it means that it’s the most SANTAnic time of the year! It’s Cursedmas, I mean, Christmas.

Anyway, you freaks better not be pouting and I’m telling you why, 9sense is coming to town, and by town I mean your stupid ear holes!

Pour yourself a glass of holiday jeer with Reverend Kevin I Slaughter, Michaelanthony Mitchell, Jeremiah Crow, Josh Latta, Erin Cassavaugh, Darren Deicide, Jessie, and Aden Ardennes . Join your Christmas fiends One Hell of a Christmas, Jeremiah Crow’s Insufferable One Man Show and Sermo III for unholy caroling.

Remember kids, SANTA loves you.

http://9sensepodcast.com/mp3/xlviii/december/22decemberxlviiias.mp3

 


Bibliodiscoteque presents: Episode 30 – Josh Latta’s Rashy Rabbit

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Rashy Rabbit is a weed smokin’, rump humpin’, raunchy rabbit who proves how a work can showcase its influences without getting mired in mimicry. Latta creates a book which, upon first inspection, looks like an old Scholastic reader: The anthropomorphic character on the cover, the high-gloss cardboard stock, and the color scheme all seem like a comic I read in the fourth grade…except written by John Waters or R. Crumb. The interior panels showcase the same integrity and detail as Sergio Aragones’ Groo and the content is laugh out loud funny. Both stories in this volume have a sense of charm that make it easy to forgive Rashy for causing so much crap.

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Happy 9/11 From Lattaland!

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We, here, in the magical land of Latta, want to remind you to never forget. Wait, how could you forget? You have to take off our smelly shoes in the airport, You have cameras on every corner and toilet seat, and, of course, a wacky war  that is gonna rage on for 100 years. It’s a little hard to forget 9/11. Bald Eagles are STILL boo-hooing when they see the flag.

Anyway, from your friends in Lattaland, have a happ-happy 9/11 and a merry New Year.


Thank God it’s Photoshop Phriday

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Thank God it’s Phriday, right? Tell me I’m right.


Kid Captain America (a symbol of freedom commission)

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I gotta admit, dear readers. I really love Captain America. No one has a better costume.

This commission was brought to you by my new friend, Erica. She wanted a small boy version of the unfrozen hero for the new arrival. Excelsior!


Underworld Amusements Variety Hour presents: Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”

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Hey Lattaphiles!  Underworld Amusements Variety Hour is back with a live audio performance of  the southern gothic masterpiece Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”.

Ida Slaughter performs the role of  busybody Mrs. Hopewell.

Erin Cassavaugh, who you all know from her Down to the Crossroads segment on 9sense Podcast, has taken on the roles of both Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Hopewell’s daughter one-legged Joy/Hulga.

Kevin I. Slaughter is the narrator and mastermind of this project.

I’m pretty much playing myself in the role of the Bible Salesman, Manly Pointer (entendre implied, natch.)

It’s a great story and it was a hell of a lot of fun to do.

LISTEN TO FLANERY O’ CONNOR’S “GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE”

 


Josh Latta: Expert Of Nothing

26f0d544953c11e29ee622000aa80004_7Wanna hear me ignominiously bomb live on a local game show 6 months ago? Of course you do, jerk.

Not only did I not know how ‘Expert Of Nothing‘ is supposed to be played, I was the only moron without a improvisational background. So it goes.  I get it now, and I’ll save you the trouble of googling it yourself.

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The Devil in Mr.Latta: An Interview

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


Lattaland’s Best Of 2012: Forces Of Geek

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@joshlatta | http://lattaland.com/

Best Movies: Killing Them Softly: What a crying shame this movie went over with a thud. From the jarring opening sequence to the hilarious last line. This movie was like heroin to me; totally awesome.  Marley: Look, I’m not really a Bob Marley fan, but one cannot deny he lived quite an interesting life. Just think of how good he woulda been if it weren’t for the Jah bullshit.
Best TV Shows: Boardwalk Empire: Proof that TV is better than movies.  Comedy Bang Bang: Proof that TV is better than podcasts.
Best Books (non-fiction): The Dark Side Of Disney by Leonard Kinsey. Kinsey gives us all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that’d have Walt rolling in his cryogenic grave. I love a good scam, especially at a beloved theme park. Life After Deathby Damien Echols SPOILER ALERT  Damien talks about how he killed those kids and got away with it too, dude. Just kidding.

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Bibliodiscoteque Episode 30 Josh Latta’s Rashy Rabbit

Several months ago, Erik Carlson  reviewed Josh Latta’s comic Rashy Rabbit and had this to say…

Rashy Rabbit is a weed smokin’, rump humpin’, raunchy rabbit who proves how a work can showcase its influences without getting mired in mimicry. Latta creates a book which, upon first inspection, looks like an old Scholastic reader: The anthropomorphic character on the cover, the high-gloss cardboard stock, and the color scheme all seem like a comic I read in the fourth grade…except written by John Waters or R. Crumb. The interior panels showcase the same integrity and detail as Sergio Aragones’ Groo and the content is laugh out loud funny. Both stories in this volume have a sense of charm that make it easy to forgive Rashy for causing so much crap.

This month, Bibliodiscoteque gave Rashy a soundtrack and I am absolutely jolly-jack  thrilled with the result.

Give it a listen, won’t you?

LISTEN TO BIBLIODISCOTEQUE EPISODE 30 HERE.

 

 

 


Heroes Con Leftovers

Here’s all the pics taken and stolen that weren’t quite good enough for my Heroes Con wrap-up. Lick it up, suckers.


20 Dollars For Two Sandwiches & Water? A Heroes Con Reflection

L to R: Josh Latta and Rashy Rabbit

Greetings pals, comic nerds or people just googling Heroes Con hoping to find their name.  Welcome to my annual Heroes Con wrap-up extravaganza.  Ugh. I hate the word ‘annual.’ It always reminds me of  non-cannon comics filled with shitty art  that costs more.  It’s not everyday I can make a reference like that, in fact, it’s only 3 days a year when I can, and it’s at Heroes Con, America’s favorite comic book convention.

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Walking Fred Sticker NOW Available

 

Who knew the post-zombie-apocalypse world would look so… pre-historic? Well, Josh Latta did. At least as he imagines it for this full -color silk screened 3 X4 vinyl sticker. Through the courtesy of Fred’s two feet the band of modern-stone-age survivors hopes to make it from Bedrock to the CDC in Atlantarock alive.

Someday, maybe Fred will win the fight and the zombies will stay dead all night. Yabba dabba boo! 


Rashy Rabbit (Volume 1) Is Here!

It’s here, man, it’s here! At long last, Rashy Rabbit Volume 1 is in my grubby meat hooks.  Sure, I mean, you COULD look at it as reprints of ‘A Rabbit In King Arthur’s Food Court’ and ‘Droppin’ Anchor,’ but dude, like,  it’s in color and it’s BIG! That’s how my comics were always meant to be seen, in 64  pages in full garish color.

Rashy Rabbit Vol. 1 has a Franco Belgium album vibe to it. I suspect I will be celebrated or  tarred and feathered  in France. Possibly both.  This baby is going worldwide.

 

While I am making grandiose comparisons,  I would say it’s Furry Freak Bros meets Donald Duck.  So if you like to smoke grass and wig out to Yesterdayland, than this is the comic event for YOU! Let’s here it for me!

Look, I can tell you to buy Rashy Rabbit Vol. 1 on Amazon.com until I am blue in the face like the smurfs I so often plagiarize, but I know you’ll do what you want to do.

Fine, I get it. It’s a free fuckin’ country.  But I will make two final suggestions. Come say ‘hi’ to me at Heroes Con (June 22 through 24th).

The next suggestion is to sit back and enjoy hipstermatic photos of a hot chick reading Rashy Rabbit. Think you can handle that?

 

 

Click away for a Rash-Tastic adventure!


Josh Latta by Keith McNally

This is picture proof that the famous Keith McNally thinks that I am dreamy! This troubling portait kinda reminds me of the fan art section in Tiger Beat. You know what I mean.  At any rate, I’m flattered, and maybe a little bit curious too, but I am spoken for.

Follow Keith McNally on twitter.

 


A Typical Conversation With Erin

I think we were talking about Kony or something.