Odori Park, by Chris Watkins Odori Park - A webcomic comedy of culture shock in love, life, and family, by Chris Watkins


:: Posts Tagged ‘interview’ ::

A little while ago, Brigid Alverson, comics journalist and blogger for the Robot 6 blog at ComicBookResources.com, asked me if I’d be interested in doing an interview with her. Never one to turn down an opportunity for directed navel gazing, I lept at the chance. The interview–which dives a bit into my creative process, my mercenary goals, and the evolution of Odori Park–is now online at:

Please go read! It was a lot of fun, and I’d love to do more for any media outlets so inclined (*unsolicited nudge*).

While thinking about the interview, I realized I’d been remiss in sharing a couple bits of fun buzz from elsewhere on the Web. In a recent episode of their webcomics podcast The Lightbox (which I’ve been enjoying listening to lately, regardless of the plug, honest), creators Chris Flick and Matt Stout made very kind mention of Odori Park. I Tweeted about the nod, but failed to link the podcast. Just check out Episode 40 at the Lightbox site

Also, for those not already in the know, I’m currently working behind the scenes on a SuperFogeys Origins short for Brock Heasley, star-studded creator of The SuperFogeys and Monsterplex. Brock has made a couple posts hinting at the story in recent weeks. It’ll take me a little while to juggle the artwork to completion, but I’m really eager to share this tale with folks. Keep tabs at the SuperFogeys site for updates.

Today, Todd McElmurry announced Odori Park as the Pick of the Month over at the Webcomic Alliance. It was extremely flattering and uplifting to see my comic described from his perspective. Like a lot of cartoonists, I often feel like the work I do is put out there only in a narrow space without much outside light. It’s great to hear that others see and appreciate the comic.

Later this month, Todd will be posting an interview with me that he conducted, which was a lot of fun. Please check out the Webcomic Alliance site, and keep your eyes peeled for that interview in a couple weeks!

Earlier in the month, I mentioned that Odori Park had been selected as the Pick of the Month over at the Webcomic Alliance site. The initial “pick” isn’t the only part of being a Pick of the Month. Todd McElmurry, master of the Picks, has also done a brief interview with me, which I would love for you to pop over and read. Todd’s questions go into background and personal areas like influences, work setup, and who should play me in the movie of my life (which, in retrospect, seems like it ought to be animated). Please enjoy!

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