Los Angeles based Air America affiliate KTLK 1150 AM Progressive Talk Radio has decided, in their infinite wisdom, to interview me, Joshua Dysart. I’ll be a guest on the Activism A Go Go segment of the Harrison on the Edge show. A live stream of it can be found at the link above.
Harrison on the Edge airs from 10:00 pm – 1:00 am Thursday night. Unfortunately they’re not sure when my segment will run. It will be repeated Friday night.
“Joshua Dysart continues to crack open his psyche, pour it into his word processor and through some alchemical process, aided and ably abetted by regular artist Enrique Breccia, to explore the nature of the beast, the nature of Man, Nature and Man versus Nature, and — particularly in this arc — the nature of Story and what its role is in, and to, today’s world. Sound deep and maybe a bit confusing? Well, it is, a bit, but that’s also the nature of things. And of the journey that Alan Moore began twenty-plus years ago, and Dysart, Breccia and co. are now charting. At worst, this is startling and utterly original work, while at its best it is deeply disturbing, daring, darkly humorous and utterly devastating. Not for everyone, true, but well worth investigating for the obvious amount of time and quality of craftsmanship evident upon each page.”
“This is an amazing set of stories. Dysart’s writing is among the best in contemporary comics. He balances old-fashioned, EC style monster stories with the intense conceptual explorations for which the Vertigo imprint is known. It is both a thrilling read and a moving reflection on some of the core elements of human existence, loneliness and love, delusion and faith. Moreover, it isn’t a awkwardly crafted see-saw narrative, with alternating scenes of action and contemplation. Both the horror and exploration are unified in the story. In fact, the greatest horror doesn’t come from the revulsion of monstrous sexual intercourse or vicious violence; it comes from the realization that love and faith may fail, leaving us abandoned and forlorn in loneliness.”