Hi! This is my new blog. I'm going to use this to write about my work, life and work life, but the first thing I'm putting up is an interview my son did with me a little while ago. Enjoy!
INTERVIEWER: What did you want to be when you grew up?
MICHAEL KUPPERMAN: Maybe a comedian, or a comedy director, or a writer.
When did you realize you wanted to be an artist?
Well, I think it was during High School when I was discouraged from being a performer.
When did you start to draw?
Oh, I don’t know, probably when I was four.
What was the first comic you had published?
Uh, well, the first comic I had published was in a ‘zine, in Hodags and Hodaddys in 1989.
Where do you make your books?
I draw them in a mini-studio in my apartment in Brooklyn.
What is the best advice you have ever received about artwork?
I have actually never received any advice. A lot of stuff in this world you have to figure out-yourself.
What’s your first childhood memory?
[Laughs] it is my grandfather hitting me. Pretty sure.
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
Running around Cambridge, England.
As a young person, who did you look up to most?
Uh, Doctor Who! [Laughs]
What was your worst subject in school?
Algebra. I couldn’t get with it.
What was your best subject in school?
English. I read and wrote well.
What activities did you participate in in school?
Well, theater, and, I was the editor of [my High School] literary magazine.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I’m a night owl! Always have been.
What was your first job?
My first job was probably working in a Uconn campus, filing stuff.
What is your idea of the best meal ever?
Tuna macoroni & cheese.
Which do you like better: Cats or Dogs?
Cats. Cats are more withdrawn and not so slobbery.
What do you value most in your friends?
Loyalty and dependability.