Scharpling + Wurster


Since 2002, I have been bringing to life on paper a slew of comedy characters that previously existed only in the radio (and now podcast) hilarity of Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster. Tom is an accomplished TV writer and music video and advertising director, and hosted the wildly popular radio show The Best Show On WFMU from 2000 to 2013.  Jon Wurster has been the drummer for indie-rock pioneers Superchunk since 1991. He’s also the drummer in The Mountain Goats and The Bob Mould Band. After many years of life on the airwaves of influential New Jersey radio station WFMU, the boys now host the show themselves as a podcast known simply as The Best Show. Several CDs were released from 1999 to 2009 on Stereolaffs and Merge Records, but nothing beats the definitive box set released by Numero Group in 2015, featuring 16 CDs (with my art on every one of them!), postcards, tattoos, and gorgeous hardbound 106-page book.