Houston Matters

Full Show: Comicpalooza, And Superfluous Superheroes (May 25, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday’s Houston Matters: We broadcast live from the convention floor at Comicpalooza, where we discuss what conventions like it mean for Greater Houston, the saturation of superheroes in pop culture, and The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. Plus, we learn about the three different film festivals happening at Comicpalooza.

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Scott McCloud Discusses The Art of Making Comics

Posted on · Cartoonist and Author Scott McCloud talks about his passion for comics and the theory behind the comics medium. McCloud is the author of works including Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. MORE: Scott McCloud’s Extended Interview from 2014 with Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton

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Andy Huggins Discusses a Life in Comedy

Posted on · We learn about veteran Houston comedian Andy Huggins, who’s an alum of both The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Houston’s Comedy Workshop. He was one of the Texas Outlaw Comics in the 1980s, which included Riley Barber, Steve Epstein, John Farneti, Jimmy Pineapple and Bill Hicks. More: Hear Houston Matters’ interview with local comedians, including Andy […]

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Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Posted on · The city of Houston has among the youngest populations in the nation. And our growing economy continues to draw new, young talent to the region – and specifically, to the workplace. They’re arriving as a looming population of older workers is nearing retirement. The result – a generation gap at work. Those older workers have […]

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A Look At Comic Strips

Posted on · Comic strips in a newspaper are often the first destination for many readers. Ed Mayberry talked with the editor in charge of the comics at the Houston Chronicle. How are the strips are selected? And why — even during the week — are some in color?