Recently, I was interviewed by webcomics interviewer extraordinaire, Kurt Sasso, about Long John. Kurt has been running the TGT podcast for years and it’s a fascinating podcast if you enjoy listening to people talk about being creative. It started as a webcomic-centric podcast, interviewing only webcomickers, but Kurt has wisely branched out and has been busily making TGT into a media empire.

Before this new interview, I had been interviewed by Kurt twice previously, both with Eben07. Originally, we were interviewed in 2008, and then again in 2010. It’s crazy to think it’s been five years since I last sat down with Kurt, but it was kind of like coming home. Kurt’s podcast has been an interesting hub for webcomics over the years and I would argue his outlet and talent are really underappreciated. He gave a lot of burgeoning webcomics their first interviews and, with his wide-reaching associations with nearly everyone, has probably been a major step toward what were small-time comickers becoming big league. So, let me just take this space to thank Kurt for all he has done for this field. He’s a hero. A Canadian hero. So, a polite hero.

Kurt has switched from audio podcasting to video, and I must apologize for my crappy internet during the interview; it seems to crap out every now and then and always right when I’m beginning to make a point (thanks karma). Also, my camera is cheap and, for some reason, it stretched everything out horizontally. Noted. I will upgrade my equipment accordingly for next time.

This is the first time I’ve talked about Chapter 2 on an interview, so you get a little bit of the thematic background involved with its creation, which could be interesting as we move forward with it.

What surprised me most was how much I actually talked about teaching––something I don’t address too often on the site, but it is of huge import to me as a person and has, without a doubt, informed my creative process as well, so it’s interesting to look back and hear how I link the two because I didn’t realize I was doing it at the time.

I hope you enjoy the interview and ask any questions for clarification or make any comments below!