Sidebar Nation Comics and Artist - FYI
Sidebar Nation is shutting down their great website, which featured interviews with some of the top illustrators, artist, and comic book artist of our times. I've been listening to some of their interviews over the years, and they were wonderful to listen too even if you are not artistically inclined because they were inspiring and motivational as well. Right now they are allowing one that wants to hear the interviews before they shut their site down for good to download them. Their site is located here: http://www.sidebarnation.com/my_weblog/
Some of the interviews or podcast say "Buy Now" but Sidebar Nation has allow them to still be downloaded for free. All you have to do is enter your email address, and thru your email they'll send you a link. I've already downloaded a few, and I'm looking for a few more I've probably missed over the years. But I've already listened to many of these interviews and they are all very interesting if you are interested in art, comics, design, and so forth.
Some the ones I've listened to and enjoyed have been by Steve Rude, artist of the Nexus comic, Mark Schultz the creator of Xenozoic Tales comic, Kelley Jones horror and Batman comics, James Gurney of Dinotopia, and many others. So anyway, here's your head's up. Check them out before they totally shut down the place. Here's a link to their archives: http://sidebar.typepad.com/my_weblog/barchives.html I'm still looking over that archive list for things to download. I wish they could have gotten a interview with Paul Chadwich of Concrete fame, or John Byrne, and a few other of my favorites artist and creators, but I'm happy they at least interviewed a few high profile professionals in the field. Sharing their own love of the arts was fun to listen too.