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Cartoon Dumpling Podcast

45 EpisodesProduced by Darryl Kluskowski: Cartoonist and WriterWebsite

The world's best podcast about cartooning, cartoonists and the occasional dumpling review. Hosted by Darryl Kluskowski, creator of the hit animated series "Four Eyes!"

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The Final Episode

February 1st, 2019


In this bittersweet episode, I fill you in on why the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast is ending. You'll hear what this amazing journey has taught me and you'll get a small taste of what my next adventure will be.

A huge thank …

John T. Reynolds, "A Fistful of Babies" creator.

January 18th, 2019


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I'm joined by John T. Reynolds. John is an accomplished TV writer and the creator of the darkly …

Teresa Roberts Logan, Syndicated Cartoonist

January 4th, 2019


Today I'm joined by syndicated cartoonist and comedian, Teresa Roberts Logan.

In this wide-ranging, fun-filled conversation, the Laughing Redhead creator tells us about her love of zombies, what her writing process is …

Robb Mommaerts, Humorous Illustrator

December 21st, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I'm joined by humorous illustrator, character designer, and cartoonist, Robb Mommaerts.

Robb fills us in on how he got started in illustration, what his studio looks …

Mark Parisi, "Off the Mark" Syndicated Cartoonist

December 7th, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I'm joined by Mark Parisi, the creator of the hugely popular syndicated comic "Off the Mark."

Mark …

Excellent Dumpling House, Dumpling Review

November 23rd, 2018


It's dumpling review time on the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast! You'll learn how the price of haircuts led me to finding the Excellent Dumpling House in New York City. Enjoy this tasty little morsel of an episode. 

Joe Wos, Cartoonist and Maze Toons creator

November 9th, 2018


Joining me on this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast is Joe Wos. Joe is a cartoonist and the creator of the popular Maze Toons. He tells us how …

Daryll Collins, Cartoonist and Humorous Illustrator

October 26th, 2018


Daryll Collins joins me on this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast. Daryll is a successful cartoonist and humorous illustrator who's work has …

One Year Anniversary Show!

October 11th, 2018


It's been one year since the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast started! Join me as I highlight some outrageous mess ups, great guest advice, and fill you in on a fun way to listen to the podcast. It's been a special year, so it …

New York Comic Con 2018

October 6th, 2018


In this special episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I head over to the New York Comic Con. You'll hear about some of the sites I saw, plus I head over to New York AnimeFest for a bit. Unfortunately, my own …

Buck Jones, Humorous Illustrator and Cartoonist

September 22nd, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I have a chat with Buck Jones. Buck is a humorous illustrator and cartoonist living in Des Moines, Iowa. You'll hear how he got started in cartooning, what his studio is …

Old-school dip pens. What's your point?

September 14th, 2018


Dip pens have been around for a long time. In this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I fill you in on the old-timey pen nibs I use for my …

Frank Hansen, Los Angeles-based Cartoonist

August 31st, 2018


This episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast features my conversation with cartoonist Frank Hansen. Frank is based in Los Angeles, California and lets us in on his life growing up in Reno, Nevada, what inspires him for …

Dumpling review! Hangawi in NYC

August 24th, 2018


One of my favorite things in the world is dumplings! In this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I let you know about a wonderful restaurant in …

Maria Scrivan, syndicated cartoonist and creator of "Half Full"

July 31st, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, Maria Scrivan stops by for a chat. Maria is a syndicated cartoonist and the creator of "Half Full".

Will Blood, creator of "The Book of Bare Bones"

July 20th, 2018


International artist and creator of "The Book of Bare Bones", Will Blood joins me from Brighton, England. Will's a talented artist and designer who's work has appeared around the world. He also knows about a kick-ass …

Tom Richmond, MAD Magazine artist

July 13th, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I sit down with Tom Richmond. Tom is one of the "usual gang of idiots" at MAD Magazine.

You'll hear how Tom got started in his career, what he thinks it takes to be a …

Jason Chatfield, "Ginger Meggs" Syndicated Cartoonist

July 6th, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I'm joined by Jason Chatfield, the internationally-syndicated  cartoonist of the comic strip, …

Johnny Sampson, Cartoonist & Illustrator

June 30th, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, cartoonist Johnny Sampson sits down to discuss his craft. Johnny has worked for the New York Times, Mad Magazine, and VICE, to name a few. 

You'll hear about his days as …

The Ames Lettering Guide

June 23rd, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I dive into the Ames Lettering Guide. I am a huge fan of hand lettering and this little tool makes …

Duane Abel, "Zed" Comic Strip Creator

June 15th, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, you'll listen in on my chat with Duane Abel, creator of the comic strip "Zed." Duane has a real passion for the art and craft of cartooning and it shines through in our …

Tim Jones, "Sour Grapes" Comic Strip Creator

June 10th, 2018


On this episoode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast I sit down with Tim Jones, cartoonist and creator of the syndicated comic strip "Sour Grapes." You'll learn how he went about getting syndicated, what inspires him, and …

Nick Prodromou, artist from England

June 1st, 2018


Another international episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast! This time I chat with Nick Prodromou from England. Nick's work is influenced by street …

Cartoon Dumpling Podcast Trailer

May 29th, 2018


A short trailer about what you'll hear on the Cartoon Dumpling podcast.

Elliot Lobell, Stop-Motion Animator and Monster Maker

May 25th, 2018


On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, you'll hear from Elliot Lobell. Elliot is a stop-motion animator and monster maker. You'll learn about his time working on Anomalisa, what his biggest disaster in …

Ed Steckley, Mad Magazine Artist

May 19th, 2018


Mad Magazine artist and Reuben Award-winning illustrator Ed Steckley joins me on this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast. Ed is an …

A chat with Shelly Shenoy, VO Actor

May 12th, 2018


Shelly Shenoy is a voice-over actor who has brought tons of cartoon characters to life. In this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, Shelly joins me via Skype to discusses how she got started in the business, how …

Lance Inkwell, Illustrator and Cartoonist

May 4th, 2018


In this episode of Cartoon Dumpling, I have a conversation with Lance Inkwell, a cartoonist based in Denver, Colorado. Lance is a former punk band …

A conversation with Amber Marfatia, cartoonist from India.

April 20th, 2018


On this international episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, I chat with cartoonist Amber Marfatia. You'll learn how he uses technology to produce …

Beyond Sushi. A very tasty dumpling review.

April 13th, 2018


In this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, I review dumplings from Beyond Sushi in New York City. You'll also learn what led me to finding these little gems of deliciosity. 

Perfectly imperfect. How to create memorable characters and tell great stories.

March 18th, 2018


In this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I let you in on some techniques for creating memorable characters. I'll also give you the lowdown on how to structure your story to keep your audience engaged and …

Sketchbooks. Let's get personal.

February 17th, 2018


This time on the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, I'll cover a topic near and dear to every cartoonist's heart: sketchbooks. I've used a lot of different sketchbooks over the years, including one kind some people actually …

It's dumpling review time! Frozen goodness.

January 28th, 2018


For this episode of Cartoon Dumpling, I chow down on some frozen dumplings. Find out how my first experience cooking these turned out and how I found a way to embrace this chilly world of dumpling goodness. Enjoy!

Vincent Stall, Indie Comic Icon

January 19th, 2018


In this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I sit down with Vincent Stall, the indie-comic icon known as King Mini. In our wide-ranging conversation, you'll hear how a former football player influenced his art, how …

So ya wanna make an animated series?

January 12th, 2018


In this episode of Cartoon Dumpling I'll fill you in on what it took to get my hit animated series "Four Eyes!" into production. If you're thinking about creating your own series or just wonder how these things get …

My interview with animator and director, Michael Patterson.

January 1st, 2018


This episode of Cartoon Dumpling features a discussion with Michael Patterson--animator, director, and music visualizer. Mike has had a profound influence on my cartooning work. He joins me for a chat about his career …

Calling All Misfits -- A holiday season episode.

December 16th, 2017


In this holiday episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, I talk about Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, my favorite holiday special. Watching this over …

Bristol board. A newbie cartoonist topic.

December 1st, 2017


This episode of Cartoon Dumpling podcast is about Bristol board. What are the different surfaces? Is it the same as illustration board? Why is it …

Smoking Android -- How Tobor the 8th Man influenced my journey in cartooning.

November 17th, 2017


This episode of Cartoon Dumpling is about an obscure cartoon, Tobor, the 8th Man. Tobor (a cartoon favorite of mine) was a shape-shifting, monster-wrestling, crime-fighiting android who's unique rejuvination power …

Dumpling review! What are you eating tonight?

November 3rd, 2017


In this episode of Cartoon Dumpling, you'll learn how to avoid "B.D.E.", what the "dumpling scale" is and why you have no say in it. Plus, you'll hear a shout out to a cartoon show I'm sure you've watched, but if you …

Ink or bytes? Choose wisely.

October 28th, 2017


I use traditional pen and ink and digital apps to produce my comics. I'll discuss the pros and cons of each in this Cartoon Dumpling podcast.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic or anything else. Just drop …

Pencils! The title says it all.

October 20th, 2017


In this episode of Cartoon Dumpling, I'll talk about pencils. Yes. Pencils. It's not as boring as you think.

The Prancing Squirrel -- From the cover of my favorite cartooning book.

October 13th, 2017


In this Cartoon Dumpling podcast, I'll talk discuss three books that have inspired my cartooning career.

Monkey With a Chainsaw -- My first paid cartooning job.

October 13th, 2017


Woot! It's the very first episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast. In this episode, you'll learn a little about why and how I got started in cartooning.

Welcome to Cartoon Dumpling.

October 1st, 2017


A little bit about the Cartoon Dumpling podcast for all my robot brethren out there.I'd love to hear from you. Drop a line to

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