Manga Mavericks EP. 87: Ghost Hog (/w Joey Weiser)


On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum continue their series of interviews throughout the month of May! This next one featuring Eisner Award nominated comic artist, Joey Weiser, author of a lot of titles, such as Mermin and Ghost Hog! Ghost Hog being Joey’s latest new title about a boar named Truff who faces a journey in coping with loss and learning the importance of forgiveness and acceptance. We sit down with Joey to talk about his new work as well as some of the rest of his bibliography, what kind of manga he enjoys and how they and his other interests influence his work! Its a fun conversation filled with a lot of interesting anecdotes, and we hope you enjoy listening! Ghost Hog is available now at wherever comics are sold, so go out and get your copy today!!

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0:00:00 – Intro/Patreon Updates/Housekeeping

0:09:36 – Interview /w Joey Weiser!

0:18:04 – Joey’s Drawing Process
0:21:32 – How Joey Got into Manga and the Influences on his Works
0:38:18 – Joey’s Various Side Projects
0:45:34 – How Animals and other Creatures Influence Joey’s Work
0:52:32 – Ghost Hog Discussion
1:05:29 – Dragon Racer: Joey’s Next Book
1:13:34 – Meeting Fans & Joey’s Readership
1:16:44 – Shonen Jump and Other Manga Joey is Reading
1:43:55 – Joey’s Feelings on Drawing on Paper vs Digital
1:49:28 – Joey’s Work on the Spongebob Comics
2:00:23 – Joey’s Various Projects and where you can find him

2:06:29 – The Winner of our “Who is Best Girl?” Poll!

2:12:01 – Wrap-Up

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