The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR ep.71: “HICKSVILLE” with MIKE DAWSON

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On the 71st episode DANNO KLONOWSKI is honored to be joined by one of his inspirations to become a podcaster in the first place: MIKE DAWSON!

FIRST: In addition to hosting both THE INK PANTHERS SHOW and TCJ TALKIES, Mike is also a fantastic cartoonist! So DANNO and MIKE discuss Mike’s podcasts and his graphic novels, including FREDDIE & ME, ACE-FACE, TROOP 142, and the new ANGIE BONGIOLATTI!  ANGIE BONGIOLATTI is a wonderful slice-of-life tale set in the immediate weeks after 9/11 in the heart of New York City based-ish on MIKE’s own experiences. This all leads us down many conversational roads including YOUTHFUL LIBERALISM vs PUSHING 40 PRAGMATISM, being a GIRL SCOUT TROOP LEADER, and much more.

THEN: MIKE and DANNO discuss FAILING UPWARDS as a middle-aged creators.

FINALLY: In homage to Mike’s TCJ TALKIES graphic novel book club discussion podcast, we have a WGVH TALKIE about a shared beloved graphic novel, Dylan Horrock’s HICKSVILLE!  We discuss COMICS AS MAPS, CREATOR’S RIGHTS, and how Dylan’s dream of a COMICS UTOPIA like HICKSVILLE has ACTUALLY COME TRUE!!!…and why that is both good and bad.

Thanks to MIKE for being on the show, and as always to YOU for listening!

SHAMELESS MERCH DEPT:  Like the WGVH? Then why not tell everyone you pass with a t-shirt??? http://www.zazzle.com/the_wayne_gale_variety_hour_tees-235527917817626963

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Why not hit up the local coffee shop and “WOW THE LADIES” with your WGVH tee, like Host 4 ANDY LUNN?! (please don’t tell his wife, The Lovely Joanne, he does this…)


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