Storycraft Podcast Episode 4 – Using Childhood Experiences to Create Adult Stories
Recorded live at APE 2012 in San Francisco w/ Derek Kirk Kim, Jim Woodring, Miriam Libicki & Andrew Farago
This podcast is the first in a three part series of posts, looking back over the weekend of the Alternative Press Expo, a unique and amazing small comic book convention at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco this past October.
From the APE program:
“The experiences of youth are often those that have the biggest impact on the adults we grow up to be, but how do we share those stories with others? Miriam Libicki (jobnik!), Jim Woodring (Jim, Weathercraft), Kraig Rasmussen (monkeygong.com), and Derek Kirk Kim (Tune, Same Difference) explain how they molded their childhood memories into stories aimed at adults. Moderated by the Cartoon Art Museum‘s Andrew Farago.”
Pictured above (and below) from left to right: Andrew Farago, Derek Kirk Kim, lil’ ol me, Jim Woodring and Miriam Libicki.
The subject of Childhood Experiences gave an excellent window into our creative individuality, but it also showed that we are alike in our differences! I snagged the recording with only a “renegade” level of equipment, and had to do some pretty intense editing to get it up to snuff this far… but I admit the sound is still a bit “washy”. Luckily, the quality of the company and discourse are well worth it! Laughs and insights abound. This episode has something for anyone curious about a lengthy art practice, offering specific creative approaches, life philosophies, and just damn good stories. That’s what we’re here for, right?
Always an intimate experience, as much as any “con” can be, APE feels like it brings my family together, and seems special compared to the big “spandex” shows during the rest of the year.
I’ll be detailing the events from the floor of the show in a blog post in the next week, lending an insight into the heartfelt community of small press comics, and the incredible networking experience these shows are, and always have been. This and the next show are recordings of special seminars held as feature attractions off the main floor of the con. If you’ve never been to a convention before, you’re in luck! Shows are just about to start for the year with Wondercon in Anaheim this March, and you can get a feel for convention programming right here!
Bam! First guested episode has dropped. Just for you. As promised. (Okay, maybe a little for me too. I will admit to a little idol worship over Jim Woodring. If you know his work, you won’t blame me!) This is only the beginning, with many more to come.
Enjoy the show, and be sure to drop a comment below, join the mailing list, become a member, or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thanks for your ears.
The cast of our show in the flesh
APE 2012 Program cover art by Gilbert Hernandez