#216 Comics on the move: a discussion of animation

Animation has always drawn on comics as a source of material. But what is involved in adapting a comic to animation? Our resident animation expert Patrik W joins Tim to talk about the special considerations of animation character design, as well as storyboarding and more.

Preston Blair’s classic “Advanced Animation”

Blog of Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi

#215 Gestalt rises from Down Under

Australia is not world-renowned for its comics scene. But Perth-based Gestalt Comics is trying to change that. Co-founders Wolf Bylsma and Skye Ogden talk to Tim about the Aussie comics scene and what Gestalt is doing to try to develop it.

#214 We get interviewed!

Tim and Mulele are joined by Mike Kloran, a Deconstructing Comics listener and artist based in northern Japan. Creating educational comics is discussed, and Mike interviews Tim and Mulele. Also, what are Mike’s thoughts on this podcast itself?
Then Tim and Mulele discuss two books by Ken Dahl, “Welcome to the Dahl House” and “Monsters”.

#213 Fullmetal Alchemist: An in-depth discussion

Fullmetal Alchemist

Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist combines the “steampunk” aesthetic with well-developed characters and a story that explores themes of war and hope, and highlights how any skill and any belief system can be used for good or ill. Tim and newcomer Hiroyuki (our first-ever Japanese guest!) roll up their sleeves, go through the first 19 volumes, and give this manga the scholarly treatment it deserves.