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I love doing podcasts, and I always try to be honest and open, but the one I did with Ink Pulp Audio (and my friend Shawn Crystal) is by far the best podcast I've ever done. We sat down in our hotel room at SDCC in 2012, poured a few bourbons and unleashed a raw, honest, and uncompromising conversation about religion, comics, and our history of trying to survive the industry. I wish all podcasts were like this, but few people are equipped to ask the right questions. Because Shawn's an old friend and really gifted SCAD teacher, I think he's easily becoming the Oprah of comics, and I mean that in a good way.

We start chatting about 15 minutes in, but I think the whole thing is worth a listen:…
  • Listening to: Beethoven piano sonatas
  • Reading: Attack of the Theocrats
  • Watching: Science Channel
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Inkpulp Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks to everyone hear for giving the podcast a shot!
optichouse Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
1. Thank you for introducing me to a great new podcast
2. Thank you for being so open about such personal issues with your faith and family.

…The way the external factors of life (Friends, family, economics, relationships, religion/philosophy), effect the internal world of a creative person and what they drive us to create, is one of the topics I find most fascinating.

3. I was surprised to hear that you initially wanted PRJ to be printed in color. I'm usually a trade-waiter, but finding out the book was B/W is what got me off my ass into the comic shop to buy the whole run. I appreciate the colors on your previously published work, but every time you post a B/W page on DA, I would say "Goddamn! I would love to see a B/W Sean Murphy book." I'm down for whatever creative choices you make in the future, but I think B/W is huge plus for your work.
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks for checking out the podcast! I prefer black and white, I was just worried about sales. Most BW books take a big hit on sales, as readers usually like color better. :)
TylerChinTanner Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Fantastic interview, Sean. I really enjoyed it and hearing more about your life and how it went into making PRJ only makes me enjoy the title more. I wish more podcasts were like Ink Pulp Audio. I'll definitely listed to that show from now on.
aNg76 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Great listen, thanks for the honest chat. Takes cajones to talk about family.
aaronminier Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Enjoyed listening! Looking forward to your next appearance.
The realistic style mandate from Marvel and DC took me by surprise, though maybe it shouldn't have. Anyway, it was really interesting hearing how you got to where you are today, realistically and personally.
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Thanks for listening. Hope it wasn't too over-the-top in places. :)
AaronFelizmenio Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely worth checking out!
Stephen-Green Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
lord told me not to listen to it.
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Lord is right. :)
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