Jerry Bennett - Comics Artist and Illustrator
Welcome to Chapter 19 of the Okie Bookcast!
Jerry Bennett is a full time illustrator and art director and is one of the great comic creators in Oklahoma. He has done work for local film company Reckless Abandonment Pictures, Invisible Layers, Oklahoma Today magazine, Okie Comics, Stan Lee, Marvel, DC and Lucasfilm. He also creates the Chicken Fried News illustrations in the Oklahoma Gazette and serves as the illustrator Coordinator for the Oklahoma/Arkansas region of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. He is currently working with Charles J Martin (who you met way back in chapter one) on an incredible comic called Glamorella’s Daughter which has just finished its first four-issue run and has a volume one trade releasing later this month. You can see Jerry's work at his website - thejerrybennett.com or connect with him on Twitter or Instagram.
Rachel Elliott is an author-illustrator of comics for young readers. Her debut middle grade graphic novel, THE REAL RILEY MAYES, is an LGBTQ+ story set in Oklahoma and has received multiple starred reviews. Rachel grew up in Pryor, Oklahoma, and took drawing lessons at a neighbor's farm. She now teaches first-year composition, multimedia writing, and writing comics at the University of Kentucky.
Rachel is reviewing Come Over, Come Over by Lynda Barry
Mentioned on the show:
John Byrne - Fantastic 4 and X-Men
Arthur Adams - X-Men: Longshot
Salt Magic - Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock
This Was Our Pact - Ryan Andrews
March - Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
The Murder of Emmett Till - Dr. Karlos K. Hill and David Dodson
Literati Press Comics and Novels
Glamorella's Daughter - Jerry Bennett and Charles J. Martin
Laron Chapman - You People
Stray Dogs - Tony Fleecs
Immortal Hulk - Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
Sea of Stars - Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume
Come Over, Come Over - Lynda Barry
The Greatest of Marlys - Lynda Barry
Music by JuliusH