We Eat Art with Gary Panter

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We Eat Art is a podcast featuring the most in depth one-on-one interviews with contemporary artists available on the internet. Hosts John Mejias and Zak Smith talk to a wide variety of fellow painters, sculptors, installation artists and other art-world figures about their lives, techniques, philosophies and biographies. It's also funny.

Today on Untitled, Radio we broadcast Episode 1, with special guest Gary Panter.

Gary Panter is a manic expressionist painter, draftsman and underground comic artist. He's the author of the surrealistic Jimbo, had work in the seminal 80s alternacomic zine RAW and, yeah, also did the set designs for Pee Wee's Playhouse. We talked about comics, meeting Jack Kirby, psychedelic light shows, making paintings versus making comics and a lot more.


Zak Smith is an artist living in Los Angeles, California. His work is in many collections public and private including The Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. He has written for many publications including Vice and Artforum and has a regular column at Artillery Magazine. Books published about Zak's work include Pictures of Girls, We Did Porn and Pictures Showing What Happens On Each Page Of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow.

John Mejias is an artist and art teacher living in New York. Some of his projects include his ongoing comic/zine/artist book series Paping. He is also the founder of the Paping soapbox derby, the author of the children's book The Hungry Brothers and is the recipient of the Warhol grant for his 3D shadow puppet show I'm Wuurried.