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Process Party is a show about comic books as an art form, industry, and vocation—from the perspective of two working cartoonists; Zack Soto (Secret Voice, Power Button) & Mike Dawson (The Fifth Quarter, Troop 142) .

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Episode 90: Francois Vigneault In Space

Jul 20 • 01:08:30

Episode 89: Diary Of A Long Distance Podcast

Aug 25 • 53:25
Hey! We're back! & we're catching up & chatting about what's been happening in our lives and the world in the last few months, self-care, stand up paddle-boarding, pandemic variables across the country, making comics in Clip Studio, the new Adrian Tomine book The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Cartoonist, and the question of the day (culled from twitter) "Are there comics...

Episode 88 - Quarantine, Power Pack, & You

Apr 11 • 01:07:11
HEY, WE'RE BACK! This episode is our very first A Special Quarantine Episode! Awwww! So cute, though we suspect it will cease to be cute, like yesterday, and will cease to be special at some point, too. Anyway, many things touched upon in this one: Books touched on in this episode are Girl Town by Casey Nowak, "Wall of Shame" by Noah Van Sciver (from NOW #1), Megg & Mogg i...

Ep87: Alienation, Protector, & Eco-Collapse

Feb 26 • 47:13
Up front we talk Valentine's, Hourly Comics Day, self-promotion, and more. After that we talk about two very different comics that are related to  the impending/ongoing ecological collapse we're currently a part of—the five minutes into the future, Google Brand Dystopia of Ines Estrada's Alienation (Fantagraphics); and the far-flung, epochal timeline  extrapolations of Pro...

Episode 86: Tom Kaczynski on Silver Surfer (87)

Jan 21 • 01:12:23
2020, here we come! First new pod of the year and first guest in the new format! Hosts Mike Dawson and Zack Soto take stock on the new year before welcoming Tom Kaczynski to talk about the strange wonder of Steve Englehart & Marshall Rogers' Silver Surfer run from 1987. We cover a lot of ground—from plot points to comics history, distribution wars, the intersection of main...

Episode 85: Howard Cruse & TMNT

Dec 5 • 50:12
Mike Dawson & Zack Soto are back with the final episode of 2019, talking about Howard Cruse, Stuck Rubber Baby, creative constraints, dense pages, classical patronage, Eastman & Laird, TMNT, Tundra & The Xeric Foundation, and people who phase “upwards” out of comics into being rich & busy (instead of quitting in futility like we always assumed we would). Process Party is a...

Episode 84 - Year In Review 2019 & 1986

Nov 25 • 01:07:56

Episode 83 - Nate Powell & Mark Siegel at CXC

Oct 22 • 01:25:04
We're back this time with a nice long chat between Zack & First Second head honcho/5 Worlds co-creator Mark Siegel that was recorded at the panel they did on Saturday morning at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus last month, as well as a short but meaty show floor chat with Swallow Me Whole, MARCH, and Come Again cartoonist Nate Powell. PLUS! CXC show report, lots of personal goo...

Episode 82 - Josh Cotter live at SPX!

Sep 25 • 01:17:36
It's our first ever PROCESS PARTY LIVE! The kind folks at SPX were nice enough to set us up in conversation with one of our favorite people and cartoonists, Joshua Cotter. Josh first came to everyone's attention with the Skyscrapers of the Midwest series in the early 00's, which he followed up with Driven By Lemons and his current project, the massive (7 book!) series Nod ...

Episode 81 - Kickliy!

Sep 11 • 01:19:17
We're back to talk to Kickliy about his new Western graphic novel PERDY! You may know Kickliy from his series Musnet, or his work that was published under the name Sam Hiti. All of it is great, and we were excited to talk to him. We got into the reason for his name change, his time spent in France recuperating from a serious accident, and his triumphant return to comics. L...

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