Comixpedia Community Interview #4: Max Cannon of Red Meat

It’s time for Community Interview #4. This time Max Cannon has agreed to answer your questions. Here’s how it works — post your question to Max Cannon in a comment in response to this post.


If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see something not so useful, moderate it down. We’ll take questions for two weeks, until Friday, July 18th. We’ll send the top ten questions to Max Cannon to answer and post those answers later this month.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.


  1. Well, I guess my main question is: Where have you been? You haven’t posted to your own message boards since 1998, and the most recent “news” on your site is a pair of interviews from 1996. I was beginning to suspect that “they” had gotten you and Red Meat was being produced by an evil consortium. Does this represent your re-emergence as a personal presence on the Web? I hope so, because I really have a lot more questions for you than this one. You’ve been teddibly mysteedious.

  2. Did Earl have any particular origin or did he spring, fully formed, from your personal dementia?

  3. Do you identify with any of these characters? It is an odd assortment of characters – are you anything like the world of Red Meat?

  4. The MEat Locker contest – do you do that regularly? DOes it give you a lot of interaction with your fans? (Did you announce the contest thru the website or through your printed strip?)

  5. Is there any particular rhyme or reason to the titles of the strips?

  6. Is the art created by you? (or is it clip art?) Do you have to do much actual “work” in creating each strip (what’s the creation process?)

  7. Do you plan to do anything with more with the web in the future? New comics or new ways of delivering Red Meat online?

  8. Have any of your strips been too out there so that papers refused to run them? (any examples?) What has been your experience with Alt Weeklies that your comic seems to run in (mostly)?

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