Cartoonist Dylan Horrocks on a peculiar trip through his listening habits, which have informed his own work like Hicksville and Café Underground, and even crept in when he was working on Batman.
He recounts how he managed to introduce a character based on Bjork into a Neil Gaiman spin-off book Hunter; how his passion for “beard music” contrasts with his father’s passion for extreme noise metal; and how creating worlds on paper requires a soundtrack.
Sadly, much of the music is edited out of the podcast for copyright reasons (sigh). So feel free to pause the podcast at the relevant points and insert the music, with the help of these links (thank you, internets!):
(note: as always some errors crept into the interview. For example, I didn’t draw Batgirl and Batman – I wrote them, of course. But few people outside the comics industry get that distinction, so I’m kinda used to it).