Pictures and Talk

A friend pointed out to me today that DC Comic has posted the image at its Vertigo blog Graphic Content, so I guess I’m not required to keep it under wraps anymore.

Gab Alert:
Are You Ready for (Me and) "Dr. Dick"?

Here are three questions that may help you decide whether to listen to a certain podcast interview that has been posted online in two parts over the past two Mondays:

1 Would you tend to be wary of a website named Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice?

2 Might you find it reflexively unsettling to encounter a podcast that opens with the cheery, booming salutation "Welcome, Sex Fans!!"?

3 Would pondering the likely merits of an herbal erection-enhancement product named So Hard deter you from forging onward to a lively recorded conversation about life, cartoons, and the closet between yours truly and an ebullient former-Catholic-priest-turned-sex-therapist that follows it?

The last couple of weeks have been all about preparing my slideshow called Emotions and India Ink, which I’ll be presenting tomorrow (October 8th) to students at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ, as part of the school’s Visiting Writers’ Series.

That’s kept me pretty darned preoccupied, and my head is still filled with the jumble of new images I’ve been putting together. Hence the spare verbal content of this blog entry; I’m pretty much "written out" for now. So I’ll compensate with a couple of pictures and a tip about my latest round of podcast gabbing.

Picture 1: "Death By Art"

If your answer is "Yes" to any or all of the above, then you might want to think carefully about listening to the interview with me that was conducted recently by Dr. Richard Wagner, better known to his fans as "Dr. Dick."

It’ll be your loss, though, because our wide-ranging discussion of my history as a gay cartoonist and occasional porn purveyor turned out to be a jolly exchange that wasn’t X-rated in the least (at least, not by my admittedly indulgent underground-comix standards). As I said in surprise to the good doctor when our interview had concluded: "Gee, what kind of sex site are you running? I don’t think we said the word penis once!"

Anyway, the undeterred among you can find Part 1 of our interview here and Part 2 here.

This was my contribution to this year’s $99 Sale benefitting the Soap Factory in Minneapolis.

Picture 2: My Cover Art
for Next Year’s 15th Anniversary Re-issue
of Stuck Rubber Baby

About Howard

I'm a cartoonist and writer, best known for my graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby, and my comic strip from the 1980s, Wendel.
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2 Responses to Pictures and Talk

  1. I don’t think I’d want to listen to a podcast interview that doesn’t welcome sex fans.

  2. dr dick says:

    HOLY COW! thanks for the fantastic plug. you’re such a treasure.