Process Party – Episode 41 – Eric Haven!

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This episode: Eric Haven!

Please welcome the creator of the comic series Tales to Demolish, Angryman, & the Aviatrix, as well as the books UR and the brand new Vague Tales: Eric Haven!

We delve deep into Eric’s creative process, from writing to drawing, to final product. Vague Tales is a fairly surreal bit of near-automatic writing and Eric details the way it all came together. We also talk about his general career path, from Angryman at Caliber/Iconografix, to Sparkplug Comic Books, to Buenaventura Press, Adhouse Books and his current home at Fantagraphics Books. Eric was also a producer on the tv show Mythbusters for many years, and we get into that a bit, and the ways that’s affected his career as a cartoonist.

There’s also a decent bit of political chit chat, as we get into his recent short piece The Resister. The past is the future and the future is the past in this great talk with a visionary creator!

But First: Mike & Zack get a bunch of business taken care of, talk current events (Spills! Thrills!) and Zack has a new/old webcomic up on Study Group.

 

 

PS: DON’T FORGET! We’ve finally launched our super cool Process Party Patreon! If you enjoy the pod and want to help support us in what we do, now is your chance to kick in. There’s a few reward tiers available, including the low low $1/month, but if you subscribe at the $3/month level, you will get access to an exclusive Patreon-only weekly podcast feed! That’s a whole extra podcast for less than 1$/episode of the main feed!

If the main Process Party podcast is like being in the mix chatting with cartoonists at a convention party, Process Party: Real Talk is the afterparty, when the walls come down and the real talk, advice and gossip flow freely!  Every week we ask our guests to impart a little *extra* bit of wisdom, some nuts & bolts how-to info or philosophy, and of course a heavy dose of every cartoonist’s number one concern: GETTING PAID IN COMICS! These minisodes contain exclusive content not included in the regular podcast!

Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds and places in their careers, and they all have advice for you. From how to mentally balance comics and day-jobs, to nuts and bolts advice about turning comics panels into cold hard cash. Hear exclusive tidbits about the industry, insider stuff that’s 🔥 too hot🔥 to include in the public podcast, and more.
If you really love the pod, you can sign up for the $5/month level and get everything in the lower tiers, but we’ll also do one extra-special minisode a month where Mike & Zack will review the stuff they are reading or watching at the moment! What did they think of that one movie about the people or places? What cool old/new comics are they digging on this month? If you like the Teenaged Memedream episode, this tier is for you! This is a mainline fix of our patented “jibba-jabba.
Episode 5 of Real Talk is with François Vigneault! Get in on the ground floor of the Process Party Patreon and make sure you don’t miss an episode of Real Talk! Real Talk updates every Thursday only for Patreon subscribers.
Also: Episode 01 of Process Party Sewing Circle drops this week! Sewing Circle is our monthly jibba jabba podcast for 5$/month subscribers! The focus may shift slightly here and there, but the idea is basically that we’re gonna get together and talk about the books, movies or comics that we’ve both been reading. Some things we have both seen, and some things we’re recommending to each other (and you!). EPISODE 01: Twin Peaks Season 03 / Spider-Man: Homecoming / Fiction by Ben H. Winters / Stalker (1979) / Game of Thrones S07E01  
Sewing Circle updates every month only for Patreon subscribers.

 

 

Episode 41- Eric Haven! – We delve deep into Eric’s creative process, from writing to drawing, to final product. His new book Vague Tales is a fairly surreal bit of near-automatic writing and Eric details the way it all came together. We also talk about his general cartooning career path, as well as his time as a producer on the tv show Mythbusters for many years. There’s also a decent bit of political chit chat, as we get into his recent short piece The Resister. The past is the future and the future is the past in this great talk with a visionary creator! But First: Mike & Zack get a bunch of business taken care of, talk current events (Spills! Thrills!) and Zack has a new/old webcomic up on Study Group.