Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mark Todd: When Is Tribute Not Appropriation?

Mark Todd works in Comic Book Iconography

Mark Todd is a fine artist who pays tribute to the greatsJack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, while opening up a conversation about image appropriation. As an instructor at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, he's been a pivotal advocate of fanzines and self-publishing among the next generation of young, California artists.

He's also the patriarch of an art family that includes wife Esther Pearl Watson (of Unloveable fame) and daughter Lili Todd, who by the age of 12 had illustrated an Amy Sedaris book, and by 14 was exhibiting on walls with some of the biggest names in pop surrealism.


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Matt and Kevin Smith Reaveal the Secret Origins of the Joker



Earlier this month, Kevin Smith brought me in to the Smodcast studios to appear on his Fatman on Batman videocast as part of a follow-up to my appearance on the SoundCloud audio podcast to talk about the Jerry Robinson original art pages I acquired that may be evidence–once and for all–that Jerry co-created the Joker in the same time frame that he co-created Robin.

Above is the second part of that interview, where we really get into Jerry's story and I explain how these pages came into my possession. I am eternally grateful, once again, for this opportunity to spread the gospel of Jerry Robinson.  

Kevin Smith has been an amazing supporter, so sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel (here) if you haven't already, and be sure to subscribe to Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy via iTunes here. Please watch, share, and enjoy!

For those of you who will go to see Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, if you stay for the end credits roll, you will see that Jerry Robinson was included in the "Special Thanks" alongside Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. Let's hope this is the first step toward creator credit in the subsequent films!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jim Mahfood

 Jim Mahfood is a comic artist with a fine art pedigree. His graffiti-inspired work on Marvel's Spiderman titles as well as Indie books like Tank Girl and Kevin Smith's Clerks have made him a fan favorite at conventions.

Matt and Jim discuss moving to Hollywood, the impact of personality on success, and the benefits of being a fan of punk and hip-hop.

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And check out this awesome drawing Jim did of himself and Matt. You gotta love this guy!

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Fantastic Life of Matt Kennedy: Kevin Smith's Fat Man on Batman 030 Videocast (Part 1)



A month and a half ago, Kevin Smith brought me in to appear on his Fatman on Batman podcast to talk about the Jerry Robinson original art pages I acquired that may be evidence–once and for all–that Jerry co-created the Joker in the same time frame that he co-created Robin. It was an epic two-and-a-half hour podcast that covered my personal history in pop culture in addition to this amazing, chance discovery.

Immediately after taping, Kevin asked if I wouldn't mind coming back for the video version of the podcast, which I did, and which I've linked here. On that same day, quite by chance, my friends Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne were recording a segment about the video release of their incredible documentary, The Death of Superman Lives. I got to sit in studio while they taped their episode and afterwards we recorded our episode. It was another great experience for which I am eternally grateful.  

Kevin Smith has been an amazing supporter, and I can personally attest that he is even more awesome in person than he is in film, video, and other media. He is just that cool. More than that, he is the real deal. I hope I'll be able to announce here soon that his pilot for Hollyweed (shot at La Luz de Jesus Gallery) has been picked up for series.

This is the first half of a two-part video cast, so when the second part drops, I'll be sure to post it here as well. Be sure to subscribe to Kevin Smith's YouTube channel (here) if you haven't already, and be sure to subscribe to Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy via iTunes here.
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Luke Chueh Bears All

Luke Chueh is an insanely popular contemporary artist. His signature anthropomorphic bear has emblazoned Fall Out Boy albums and merchandise, and his art toy releases inspire lines around the block. Luke opens up about the dark side of art world fame, switching gears mid-career, and how to take your art from three to five digits in six years. 
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Matt on Marvel Movie News!




As most of the Geek-o-sphere is aware, the new Captain America: Civil War trailer dropped Today, and so my friend Matt Key asked me to be on the Marvel Movie News podcast. Great to meet co-host Coy Jandreau and SmoshGames duo Flitz and Matt Raub to string some theories together about recent Spiderman Reboot casting confirmations–like my prediction that Zendaya has been cast as White Tiger. We also wax quixotic about possible plot points in the upcoming Russo Brothers film –Will Tony Stark get the axe instead of Captain America?

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And here's the Venom short film, Truth in Journalism, from the ├╝ber cool fans at Bootleg Universe, as mentioned by Matt Raub in our Marvel Movie News podcast:




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Monday, March 7, 2016

Feeling Lucky?

Kiyoshi “Lucky” Nakazawa is a veteran of the zine trade whose origin story is downright inspirational. Matt and Lucky discuss growing up Yonsei, having good mentors, and juggling multiple careers to make ends meet. All on this amazing episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by Meltdown Comics!

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