It’s a Special Episode of The Ink Panthers Show! as Mike and Alex creep nervously back into Panther’s Lair to discuss Mike’s new book, Angie Bongiolatti. They have a fun insightful conversation about all the heavy political aspects of the book, as well as all the sex scenes. The Panthers talk about the creative process, getting at what’s really rewarding about writing long-form comics (hint: it’s not the part when you’re done with them), as well as a few announcements, including information on Mike’s new(ish) podcast.
Don’t worry, after all the comics chat, there’s a few minutes leftover in the show to get down to some Classic Panthers Slushery. Easter egg hunt stampedes, strange encounters on the subway, a city of Hobo’s toilets. Man, we missed these guys!!
Because I read A LOT of types of books, and people are often surprised when I tell them you are one of my all-time favorite writers. You seem to reference a lot of books in your publications. Have you ever written short stories, longer prose, and/or articles? Do you have plans to write any (more) in the future, and perhaps even self-publish a compilation as an ebook? -- You're #1 Fan, Annie (haha, just kidding)
I’ve written a handful of essays over the years but nothing worth digging up and never fiction. It’s funny that you bring it up, though, because I’ve been thinking about trying my hand at a proper novel or at least short story once I finish Our Expanding Universe. We’ll see.
I love comics, of course, but there are some things you can do with prose that you can’t do with comics (and vice versa) (at least not as easily).
Hi Alex! Are you gonna be at Moccafest this weekend? I'm tabling with my friend Jason Poland. I wanted to say hi at spx but I missed you. I drew a title card a long while ago for ink panthers. Hope you're well and hope to meet you sometime.
Since I don’t have a new book out I won’t be tabling but I’ll be walking around the latter half of Saturday. If you see me come up and say hello!
Today the Star Wars Minute podcast ran the first of my wine recommendations! It’s right at the top of the show, but stick around to hear Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan from the Daily Show talk about The Empire Strikes Back!
Hi! I bought your "Tricked" collection before Christmas and am slowly reading it. Don't get me wrong. It's an excellent book! I'm just pathetically slow at reading so I only do a section at a time. I realize I'll finish it faster than you took to write it. I've found it to be a wonderful book but was disappointed that it didn't say anything about you in the book itself. There were so many questions I wanted answered. ... Continuing next msg
I’m glad you’re enjoying the book and I’m happy to hear any questions you have (I can’t promise I’ll answer but I’m happy to hear them!).