By TRIP CITY Podcast

At this past fall’s Baltimore Comicon, Dean Haspiel had the great fortune to talk to Mark Waid, one of his favorite genre writers in comic books, the day after he won several Harvey Awards for his brilliant revamp of DAREDEVIL for Marvel Comics. Accompanied by Seth Kushner and Christina Whalen Blanch, they discuss Mark’s now infamous controversial 2010 Harvey Awards keynote speech about the future of digital comics, putting his money where his mouth is with the digital comics platform Thrillbent, and Christina’s upcoming web-series. They also discuss what makes a Mark Waid comic, his relaunch of THE HULK for Marvel Comics, and on which franchise characters Mark would like to collaborate with Dean.

Seth Kushner sits with cartoonist Stephen Destefano at his home in Hoboken, NJ, where they have a casual conversation about Stephen’s work on the revered ‘Mazing Man for DC Comics in the 80s, his career in animation where he worked on such shows as Ren and Stimpy, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and many more.  Also discussed were Stephen’s 2010 Fantagraphics graphic novel Lucky in Love, and the recent collaboration between Stephen and Seth on Seth’s webcomic series SCHMUCK.  Finally, Seth grills Stephen on current comics and his reactions are frank and hilarious.

This episode of The Trip City Podcast was produced by Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, and (Mark Waid’s Nemesis) Chris Miskiewicz.

Photography by Seth Kushner

[Christina Whalen Blanch & Mark Waid]