Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan
We start off 2012, well, kind of the same way we ended 2011: with a whole passel of audio issues and a low-talking, inarticulate co-host threatening to derail the whole program. Fortunately, our special guests were undeterred by the usual Karl Show! shenanigans and were able to share with us the inspiration and technical secrets behind their amazing books Heartbreakers and Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel. Boilerplate is not only a stunning achievement in illustration and design, but a compelling story that allows its audience to walk through American history holding hands with a robot… that’s about as cool as it gets!
Paul and Anina also give us the lowdown on the Boilerplate film project (which has been optioned by Paramount Pictures and is being developed by J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot), their days at Dark Horse Comics (as artist and editor respectively), and the connection between Jeremy Piven and Uncle Ben’s Rice. Paul and Anina will be appearing at a number of comic book stores in Portland throughout February, promoting their new book, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention. For more info, we encourage you to check out their website bigredhair.com.