A Cartoonist by Any Other Name
Michael Kupperman is an American cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in publications ranging from The New Yorker to Screw. He has two books published, Snake’N'Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret and Tales Designed to Thrizzle.
Question: What’s the worst career advice you ever received?
Michael Kupperman: The worst career advice I ever got was to drop the pseudonym I was using, P. Revess, and just use my real name. I severely regret taking that advice, I wish I kept that pseudonym, but I think it's too late now.
Question: Would you ever use a pen name again?
Michael Kupperman: Oh, of course, yeah, if the opportunity arose or if it seemed like a good idea, yes.
Recorded on December 19, 2009
Kupperman regrets dropping his pen name and may take up another.
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