I’ve had the terrific honor of doing one of those “Terrible Minds” interviews at Chuck Wendig’s super writer-resource site. Chuck’s…
Kids, I just gotta share this with you… such a smashing way to roll into my Thursday:
That’s got to be my favorite interview title thus far, coming from a chat I had last month with Ada Price for Publisher’s Weekly:
In other RLP news, can I please tease that the first RLP short to hit the still-shitty soon-fancy new website in November (and yes, we’re gonna be weekly from there) is titled “Sometimes A Cigar…”. Cock them comment-cannons now, ya jerks.
Ace interviewer Alex Dueben and I chatted recently about RED LIGHT PROPERTIES for Suicide Girls, and while SG apparently chose not to run the red-latex-and-chocolate-sauce photo spread I’d submitted with my answers, it does contain a lot of secret-origin-type backstory about the birth and shape of the series:
Wired.com’s Scott Thill profiled RLP the other day with a feature and an image gallery of some of the graphic novel’s weirder moments. I thought this bit summed things up nicely:
“Digital innovation is part of Goldman’s process… The result is a druggy blast inspired by Goldman’s heroes like Terence McKenna, Larry David and Wong Kar-wai.”
Timed to coincide with RED LIGHT PROPERTIES’ finale, I cut Jude Tobin loose for a few hours, and let Jeff Newelt interview him without me getting in the middle. ComicsAlliance nabs this exclusive peek into the mind of Miami’s schlubbiest shaman; in the end they threw me a bone and let me draw a portrait of this meeting of expanded minds:
I was interviewed earlier this month on Seth Kushner’s excellent NYC Graphic Novelists blog about my love for comics and (naturally) my new series, and I rather liked this poetical notion that popped out of my fingertips:
I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of ghosts, of places holding onto echoes of their inhabitants; when I was a kid in Florida, I spent a summer riding my bike to the library everyday and reading every book on ghost photography I could get my hands on… It probably had to do with me losing one of my grandfathers early on and seeing him hanging around our house for a few years afterwards. But when you cross that obsession and sensitivity with a love of history and culture, all of a sudden those echoes contain music, perfumes, context… and there’s a certain romance to that, of old times that have passed on but still remain.
It was also an opportunity for Seth to showcase some of his excellent photography we’ve done together over the last few years for various book projects, like the following pic:
I love this pic for two reasons: 1) it’s a total fake… I’m still in my old bedroom in Brooklyn, floating against a photoshopped Miami background and Seth lit me to match the beach moonlight, and 2) that leather loveseat is where I wrote Red Light Properties’ final 7th draft; I left it behind in Williamsburg when we moved down to SÃ£o Paulo and my heart still aches for my cool and smooshy place to sit and dream.
Our current couch here aches my tuchus after extended sessions; stay tuned for fuckin’ fascinating future furniture developments.
As a guest of this year’s Miami Book Fair International, I’m doing a closed-session talk on my experiences and techniques with publishing comics online (you can still register here) and then sharing the stage with two dear Joshes I know talking about our politically-themed books, all part of the Fair’s increasingly-impressive Comic Galaxy program:
Friday, Nov. 13, Session 2B (1:00â€“1:50 p.m.)
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
Creating Web Comics: The New Sunday Funnies with Dan Goldman, Comics Creator
Before the birth of the Internet, comics artists had very few outlets where they could effectively promote their work. The Sunday funny pages were the ultimate sign of success, but to get there, one had to work hard to get exposure via underground papers, free papers or even self-publishing. The Web has flung the doors open to reveal a global audience of readers hungry for comics of all shapes and sizes, styles and genres. Dan Goldman discusses the various aspects of creating web comics, such as creating memorable characters and series, ways to move seamlessly between digital and print, what makes a web comic successful online and how to market your own.
NOTE: THIS TALK IS FREE BUT YOU NEED TO REGISTER FIRST
Saturday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
Panel Discussion: Dan Goldman on 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail, Josh Neufeld, on A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and Joshua Dysart on Unknown Soldier
THIS PANEL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Right after arriving back in South Florida, I was also profiled for the Miami New Times, where I got to talk about my Miami-based new series RED LIGHT PROPERTIES that launches on January 5:
If you’re in Miami and would like to meet up, please drop me a line and come introduce yourself at the events. It’s always a pleasure to meet you other-side-of-the-screen cats in person.
My hometown paper The Miami Herald gave my work on 08 props today; from my Brooklyn studio I can hear my parents kvelling: