John Kovalic Interview

The Look 24/7On Friday, April 12,  2013, GeekDad/ Dork Tower cartoonist/ Munchkin illustrator, John Kovalic (@muskrat_john) joined me live on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show at The Look 24/7 (@TheLook247).

If you missed the interview, don’t worry. The interview is available below for your downloading and listening pleasure. But first, the show notes.

John Kovalic

  • There is some mic crackling about 1 hr and 6 minutes in. It got sorted fairly quickly.
  • Things we discussed during the interview include: What John does and his upcoming game; Sport, Canadian stereotypes, and prostitutes; A brief history of Apples to Apples — expanded on later — and Kobolds Ate My Baby; John’s start, having a career and being successful in a creative profession; Using conventions to network; Attempting to avoid fanboy moments when one works in the industry; The changing face of geekdom; Some turnabout on FASA Star Trek: The Role Playing Game designer Guy McLimore, with some news about another Dork Tower book; Crowdfunding and what makes a good campaign; Using Dork Tower to make social commentary and tackle issues; Time management when working in the geek entertainment world, learning how to say “no,” and the importance of making time for a non-work-related hobby; Munchkin and TableTop; Being a geeky parent; Creativity and mental health/ mental illness; Dream project; Conventions at which you can bump into John this year; and secret project teasers.
  • There is some NSFW language
  • At the beginning of the interview, you’ll hear the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show theme song by Chris Cogott (@chriscogott)
  • The length of the interview is 2 hours 29 minutes 30 seconds
  • The size is 136 MB
  • The format is mp3, 128 kbps, 44.1 kHz, stereo
  • To download the interview, right click save as this link.

Here is that John doodled and mentions in the conversation:

red mantis assassin flasher
Red Mantis Assassin Flasher by John Kovalic

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You can get the Whisper Sync-ready audiobook version of John’s book recommendation, American Gods by Neil Gaimon, for free when you sign up for a 30-day free trial of Audible.


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