When Greg Steele turned thirty years old he decided it was time to stop messing around. Steele is the founder and main creative force behind Harrington Comics.
In a little over two years, Harrington Comics, and its characters, “Stoner Knight,” “The Marvel Cat Universe,” “Cat Godzilla,” and the anthology book “Harrington Comics #1,” have crept out of Greg’s bedroom to find a loyal and enthusiastic fan base from Norfolk, to Richmond, and beyond.
Much of Steele’s best work, however, is not even in print. The web-comic series, “These Bears Are Happy,” is a wickedly funny and sharp social commentary provided by two bears. An animated public service announcement Greg made for stand-up comedian and podcast extraordinaire, Marc Maron, has been viewed thousands of times on the internet.
In May 2016, the Norfolk-based comic book store Local Heroes published Greg’s superhero/cat mash up graphic novel “Kitties,” which you can buy here.
Steele sat down to talk about Saturday morning cartoons, the secrets to unlocking an introverted kid, people who poop in dressing rooms, cats who defy gender norms, and creating a Public Service Announcement for Marc Maron.
This interview was recorded in May 2015.
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