Interviewing someone like Kim Deitch, is the reason I do this show. Kim is a pioneer in the world of comix, creating an intrecat complex universe revolving around Waldo the Cat. Kim has created a sleazy world of drugs, drinks and madness that can surround artistic passions in the veil of wonderfully constructed world of early 20th century animation studios, Vaudeville and depraved carnivals. His most recent books are Shadowland from Fantagraphics and Blvd of Broken Dreams and Alias that cat, both from Pantheon. Here is a great Deitch cartoon that ties in quite nicely to the show and his work.
I was joined by local media hound, Robert Dayton, for an indepth retrospective of the works of Kim Deitch. After I mixed in some songs, the interview comes in at an awe inspiring 3 hours. This is an interview that all cartoonists and comix enjoying people should listen to, just to get a glimpse into the mind of one of the genreâ€™s masters.
So without further babling, here is part 1