Artist Eric Shanower
If you’ve seen Eric Shanower’s long-running series Age of Bronze, a graphic novel retelling of the Trojan War, and/or his numerous adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books (either with cartoonist Skottie Young or Eric as a solo act), you know that he is one of the most underrated talents in the comic industry. And in this episode, Eric proves early on that he might make a heck of a radio producer as well (so watch yourself, Karl).
We talk with the Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best selling writer/artist about his high school years spent on Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, how his early introduction to the wonderful world of Oz influenced his art and his time at the party college known as The Kubert School.
We also talk with Eric about how his trip to Troy validated his artistic vision and he gives Jason’s assumptions about Classics Illustrated the stiff-arm.
For more on Eric and his work, check out his website,
and his author page on Amazon.