Comics and Graphic Novels http://publicradiotulsa.org en "I Wear the Black Hat" --- Reflections on Our Fondness for Villains, Anti-Heroes, and Other Bad Guys http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/i-wear-black-hat-reflections-our-fondness-villains-anti-heroes-and-other-bad-guys <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with the well-regarded author, essayist, and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, who has published a number of books and also writes the weekly "Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine. Klosterman's latest title, "I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)," is just out in paperback; it's a far-reaching, often funny, and highly entertaining exploration of why we as a society are so attracted to -- yet also, of course, repelled by -- villains both fictional and nonfictional...as well as the very notion of villainy itself. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:28:14 +0000 Rich Fisher 63817 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "I Wear the Black Hat" --- Reflections on Our Fondness for Villains, Anti-Heroes, and Other Bad Guys Dav Pilkey (of "Captain Underpants" Fame) on Writing and Illustrating for Children (and for Laughs) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dav-pilkey-captain-underpants-fame-writing-and-illustrating-children-and-laughs <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak by phone with Dav Pilkey, the popular children&#39;s book author and illustrator who&#39;s probably best known for <a href="https://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/">his &quot;Captain Underpants&quot; series</a> of books. (There are ten books in this series --- Pilkey&#39;s now working on the 11th --- as well as a few different spin-off series.) Pilkey tells us about how his career got started, when the &quot;Captain Underpants&quot; character was actually born, and where some of his recurring ideas and themes as a writer and illustrator come from. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:20:51 +0000 Rich Fisher 46894 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dav Pilkey (of "Captain Underpants" Fame) on Writing and Illustrating for Children (and for Laughs)