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Aug 9, 2018

Webcomics wizards Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talkin’ shop! Some fan mail revives the topic of the “punch word” in writing humor. THEN, Brad has some bad news for you. You’re not talented. And, actually, that’s good news. NEXT, a listener asks what we listen to while we work. AND FINALLY, Dave and Brad talk about the people who most inspire their work today (as opposed to childhood heroes).

BUT FIRST… Dave gets called for jury duty on the same week as Comic Con International, and he had to scramble to get out of it.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — Jury duty during Comic Con
  • 03:30 — The SyFy cafe — Imagine Greater
  • 07:26 — Fan mail!
  • 08:14 — Collaboration follow-up — “Working with an editor improved my humor writing”
  • 11:47 — The concept of the “punch word”
  • 13:43 — Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 16:31 — We want to be invited to a Tokyo comic con
  • 22:06 — Video ComicLab — let’s make it happen
  • 22:57 — You’re not talented… and that’s good news
  • 32:53 — What do you listen to while you’re drawing?
  • 41:36 — Five-Year-Plan Challenge update
  • 48:20 — Which cartoonist most inspires your work *today*


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Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of

Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.