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Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar welcome webcomics star Zach Weinersmith of SMBC, cerator of BAHfest, and author of several books including Soonish.

BUT FIRST: Dave puzzles over the inherent bizarreness of the Smurfs.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — The economics of LEGOs
  • 07:26 — Introducing Zach Weinersmith
  • 12:00 — When are you “done” — and when do you go back and “fix” an old comic?
  • 21:12 — Overworking a comic
  • 25:50 — Creating a font based on his hand-lettering solved Zach’s hand-cramping problems
  • 29:53 — How does Zach describe his career?
  • 30:50 — Does the New York Times bestseller list matter?
  • 36:30 — How do you know when it’s time to quit your day job and start cartooning full time?
  • 50:00 — There’s no shame in a day job
  • 53:15 — Zach’s creative process
  • 01:00:00 — Zach’s foray into political comics

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Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com

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