For The Love of Indie ep. 20

Join Drew and new co-host Julia ‘s adventure into indie comics! Short disclaimer, had a few weird audio things happening, but they’re pretty small. Listen in to discover:

Love is Love
All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer
Siberia 56
American Gods: Shadows
Coady and the Creepies

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Comics Alternative, Webcomics: Reviews of The Great McGonagall, Sufficiently Remarkable, and The Boston Metaphysical Society

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An Historic(al) Episode

For March, Sean and Derek check out three very different webcomics. They begin with Roger Langridge’s The Great McGonagall, a biographical treatment of William “Topaz” McGonagall, known historically as the worst poet in the world. This is a very new webcomic, having begun in January 2017, and in it Langridge takes an already cartoonish figure and plays it up for even more humor. As the guys point out, the artist’s style is perfect for this kind of send up.

Next, Sean and Derek turn their attention to Sufficiently Remarkable, Maki Naro’s ongoing look at the struggles of a young artist trying to get by in New York City. Naro is one of the former contestants of Strip Search — much like Abby Howard, whom the guys discussed back in October — and, in fact, is how he first gained Sean’s attention. As Derek reveals, this is a reality-based drama of interpersonal relationships, but one that struggles at times with the occasional pull into gag-strip formulas.

Finally, and after a brief check in with Jim McClain about the progress of his and Paul Schultz’s Poe and the Mysteriads, the guys round out the episode with a discussion of The Boston Metaphorical Society. Written by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and with art by Emily Hu, this is a steampunk-inspired narrative surrounding the paranormal investigations of a former Pinkerton agent, his uniquely talented colleagues, and the scientific exploits of Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Harry Houdini. This is the second webcomic of the month that mines history for its content, although unlike Roger Langridge’s cartoon biography, this one uses the past as a springboard for its fantastical flourishes.

Deconstructing Comics #538: “Patience”


Dan Clowes’ 2016 graphic novel Patience has elements of science fiction, mystery, and psychedelia. It’s an interesting mix, but… was the sci-fi part really necessary? Kumar and Dana give it their usual thorough review.

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #499: 2017-03-01

John and Drew discuss GREEN ARROW #18 by DC, AMERICA #1 by Marvel and RIVERDALE (ONE SHOT) #1 by ARCHIE COMICS.

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00:00 Intro
00:43 DC: GREEN ARROW #18
11:21 Marvel: AMERICA #1
36:42 General discussion
51:36 Next Week Promo
52:12 Wrap up
52:42 End of episode.

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