Michael Dooley (graphic designer, author, art and comic history educator) joined the Hall H Show at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and Spotify. The Hall H Show is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto and is the “Voice of Independent Creators.”
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 was amazing! In fact, I think I could have easily done another week straight of this annual pilgrimage to nerd nirvana…no problem!
You might think I’m crazy, but it’s true. It’s been about a month since SDCC 2019 and I’m still smiling about it.
From the dozen panels I attended (one in which I made my debut as a panelist) the many new friends I made (especially the Comic Con Fit fam), old friends and colleagues I only get to see once a year and finally to the incredible creators (Michael Dooley, Tim Ludy, Karla Nappi and Leo Partible) who took time out of their busy schedules to record Hall H Show podcasts with me, this year’s comic-con was such a rush!
For episode 77, we feature Michael Dooley, a Los Angeles, CA based graphic designer (former Creative Director for the L.A Times), author, educator (History of Design, Comics, and Animation at Art Center College of Design and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles) and Contributing Editor at Print.
Recorded at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, I couldn’t have asked for a better first podcast guest at this year’s SDCC, which celebrated it’s 50th anniversary!
Having attended Comic-Con when it was still at the El Cortez, Michael, who was born in New York, moved his young family in the 1970’s westward and fell in love with Los Angeles and of course the multitude of comic conventions that southern California has to offer.
I enjoyed our conversation where he talked about his love for Harvey Kurtzman, underground comics and his journey from reading comics to his younger brother to teaching about comics to art and graphic design students.
Along the way, he also became a book author (The Education of a Comics Artist ) and Contributing Editor to Print, with numerous articles to his name. Some of which we discuss on this podcast (such as his article on Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novel, Hungry Ghosts, published by Berger Books).
Our conversation went on for almost two hours and I think we could have easily talked for two more since Michael has such a thorough understanding of the intersection of art, design, pop culture and of course, comic books and can earnestly articulate its importance. Enjoy!
Thank YOU so much for listening to the Hall H Show podcast! And thanks again to Michael Dooley for coming on the show at San Diego Comic-Con 2019!
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Peace…cheers…and please make it a point to visit Artist Alley and Small Press at all the conventions you plan on going to this year!