Process Party – Episode 53.5 – Jim Rugg & Caitlin McGurk!


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Each episode finds a new guest from the world of comics joining Mike & Zack for an in depth conversation, and occasional guest segments from their pals around the world. Subscribe via iTunesStitcher, or a podcatcher of your choice, or via the embedded audio in the posts themselves.  (Yes, some of those links below are Amazon Affiliate links that kick a little bit our way if you click through to buy them. Mea Culpa)  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check out Mike & Zack’s personal Patreon pages.

This episode: Jim Rugg & Caitlin McGurk discussing Dan Clowes’ Death Ray!

It’s a special THROWBACK episode! Mike had a stomach bug that precluded us from recording this week, so we’re posting an old conversation between Mike, Jim Rugg & Caitlin McGurk discussing Dan Clowes’ Death Ray. It originally appeared on Mike’s old podcast TCJ Talkies. A new regular episode will be up later this week, but for now enjoy this discussion about teenage friendships in the work of Dan Clowes, his use of color and full-bleed layouts, and also a photo of him Mike once saw where he’s sitting at what looks like a giant novelty sized drawing board.

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 Sewing Circle 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? This is a mainline fix of our patented jibba-jabba.

Episode 16 of Real Talk is with Jesse Moynihan! 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 03 of Process Party Sewing Circle is up! 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 03: Health, Fast Food & Dairy / Game Of Thrones Wrap Up/ Mary Wept Over The Feet of Jesus / The Toronto 3 / George Orwell / Internet Fights / Working Girl / Twin Peaks Season 3
Sewing Circle updates every month only for Patreon subscribers.

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  1. […] right True Believers! Caitlin McGurk and Jim Rugg talk Clowes’ The Death-Ray over on Process […]

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