Arts & Seizures
Seven Miles a Second
Seven Miles a Second is being re-released, and artists James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook are in the studio talking about the comic book's re-issue on The Mike & Judy Show. Judy McGuire is joined in the studio by a "substitute Mike" - Michael Gonzales from Complex.com! Listen in to hear why Seven Miles a Second is still relevant today, and why they decided to re-release it in the style of an European Album. Hear James and Marguerite talk about David Wojnarowicz and his vision, and the value of hand-lettering in comic books. Marguerite talks about her time with The Innocents and touring with The Clash! Hear how James went from the world of comic books to becoming a fine artist. This episode has been sponsored by Roberta's.
"I thought I was going to be a comic artist. I didn't ever really set out to be a fine artist, but we ended up running galleries in the East Village, I kind of fell into that." [14:40]
"Losing David was a big loss because he was so honest. We need to come out and speak like that." [26:00]
-- James Romberger on The Mike & Judy Show