Comics Alternative Kickstarter: Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady

Historically Conscious

On the current Kickstarter episode, Derek talks with comics legend Denis Kitchen about Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady, the latest campaign from Beehive Books, in association with Denis.

Madness in Crowds will be a large-format hardcover art book — a towering 10″ x 14″ and with 176+ pages — collecting the works of the definitive early 20th-century illustrator and cartoonist Harrison Cady (1877–1970).

So, who was Harrison Cady? As Denis and company describes the artist:

Over the course of a 70 year professional career, he created countless overflowing worlds, bustling with life and energy and detail and chaos. His illustrations were generous, abundant, warm and humane. There was never another artist like him. He specialized in frenzied crowd scenes, in which each tiny character came armed with their own distinct personality and a sense of humor that projected off the page. He especially loved animals and insects, spawning and exploring vast eco-systems of creeping crawlers with human affectations: beetle ballerinas, ladybugs in spats and umbrellas, fiddle-playing mosquitos. A committed political progressive, Cady frequently made cartoons about women’s suffrage, injustice and the exploitation of the working classes. In his long and productive career, he laid an endless array of visual feasts out for the eyes of readers and art-appreciators all over the world. But, as is too often the case with illustrators and cartoon artists, his work faded from memory very quickly once his career ended. Though there remains a loyal cadre of fans and collectors, trading old tear-sheets and  weathered magazine clippings, his name is largely unknown by modern lovers of illustration, cartooning and graphic art.

As Denis tells Derek, this is an absolute must for any serious student of illustration and cartoon art. Not only are Cady’s visuals absolutely stunning, but this is sure to be a highly sought-after collectable in the years to come. What other reasons do you need to support this Kickstarter campaign? Head on over to their page and back Madness in Crowds!

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Comic News Insider Episode 853 – TCAF: Fantagraphics Special Pt 2 w/ Ho Che Anderson/Tommi Parrish!

Comic News Insider: Episode 853 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy went to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) over the weeekend and got a ton of great interviews! In this episode, he talked to Ho Che Anderson and Tommi Parrish. Ho talks about his new sci-fi/action adventure book Godhead. And Jimmy brings up Ho’s older Milestone Comics work Wise Son and they even go off on Legion of Superheroes tangent! Tommi talks their new book The Lie and How We Told It as well as some of their artistic influences over the years. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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EMP Episode 139: Not Internetting This…

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Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast!

IN THIS EPISODE… As the tears dry, cramps of laughter fade, and chunks of hurl biodegrade from our mind-altering experience that was Avengers:Infinity War, we now look forward unto the new era! In a strange chain of events that only comics could give us, we go in-depth on Avengers: Free Comic Book Day, which is just now up for discussion although it takes place before Avengers #1 (which we reviewed some time ago) and logically follow it up with Avengers #2! Also for consumption, Captain America: FCBD. We provide closer analysis to see what, if anything, about the future of our favorite team and the First Avenger was divulged from the FCBD primer issue (besides the knowledge that Sara Picheli, in addition to Ed McGuinness and Jason Aaron will grace the pages of Avengers and Ta-Nahesi Coates teams with Lenil Frances Yu in crafting the next era of Captain America, issue 1 due July 4th) Furthermore: A “tricky” ending for Avengers #2 might not be a surprise after all as everything old is clearly new again. It’s a comic of cosmic proportions as Titans clash with Gods and Celestials! It’s all here in EARTH’S MIGHTIEST PODCAST Episode 139! ….Assemble!  

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Zone 4 #415: Avengers: Infinity War!

The crew returns to discuss the latest Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War!

We also say goodbye to one of our co-hosts, Gordon, as he moves on from the show and we prepare for our next chapter.

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Comic News Insider Episode 852 – TCAF: First Second Special Pt 2 w/ Hope Larson/Charise Mericle Harper!

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Jimmy went to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) over the weeekend and got a ton of great interviews! In this episode, he talked to Hope Larson and Charise Mericle Harper. Hope chats about her new book All Summer Long as well as her run on Goldie Vance and Batgirl. Charise talks about crafts and her new book Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Timeless Season 2

John and Kay have a spoiler filled discussion about the second season of Timeless.

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Peter Normanton

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  • 00:24 – Introduction
  • 02:19 – Setup of interview
  • 04:13 – Interview with Peter Normanton
  • 55:17 – Wrap up
  • 55:53 – Contact us

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Horror in the UK

On past episodes of The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys have discussed comics fandom and zine culture quite often, although usually the context surrounds American fan activity. But as Derek points out in his conversation with Peter Normanton, he has little knowledge of fanzines outside of the states, particularly within the United Kingdom. That’s why Peter’s latest book, It Crept from the Tomb, was such an enlightening read. Normanton was the publisher and editor of the UK horror zine, From the Tomb, which began in 2000 and ran for over 20-some issues. Several years ago, he was approached by Roy Thomas about the possibility editing a collection from the pages of his horror zine, and the result was The Best of From the Tomb, which came out from TwoMorrows Publishing in 2012. And then more recently, John Morrow asked Peter about a second “best of” collection surrounding From the Tomb…and this request eventually became Peter’s newest release, It Crept from the Tomb. In his conversation with Peter Normanton, Derek talks with his guest about his time as an editor and publisher, the history of comics in in the UK, his love of the horror genre and comics fandom, and the many challenges he faced in putting out a fanzine over the years.

NOTE: Over the course of Derek’s conversation with Peter, they experienced occasional problems with the internet connection. Peter lives in northwest Britain, and at times the connection on Skype was sketchy. So apologies in advance for the several breaks and momentary silences that are noticeable on Peter’s track. Still, the gist of his comments comes through clearly, so please overlook any technical difficulties they may have had.

Radio Free Asgard 317

This week we look at The Mighty Thor #397! The war against Seth continues as Balder wields the strength of Thor, we learn that magic is messed up! Plus Loki joins the fray! Nuff said!

Longbox Review 138: May 2018 Previews

Podcast 138: May 2018 Previews

George Hanna of the still defunct George and Tony Entertainment Show joins me to go over the May 2018 Previews catalog, which includes the new DC Previews, for items shipping starting in July.

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Alternate Reality – Episode 385

Alternate Reality – Episode #385

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Barrier #1
Justice League: No Justice #1
Isola #2
Avengers #1
Venom #1
Super Sons of Tomorrow Story Arch

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EMP Episode 138: Avengers Infinity War Movie Review

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IN THIS EPISODE… There came a day much like several others.. In which Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters- and our brains- and our hearts- like a Smart-Guided-Stark-Bomb! Thanos became a household name. Ebony Maw became hardcore. Hulk got shy. And the Marvel Cinematic Universe was forever changed in ways so profound that even those who get paid big bucks to do so couldn’t possibly have predicted. The guys go inside and in-depth on when they cried, when they laughed, when they hurled and when the best moment for a pee-break was. PLUS: What will become of the weekly episode numbering system in a world where episodes arrive on a biweekly or possibly completely erratic schedule? Its all here with SPOILERS GALORE (always forget to put that in the beginning!) in this episode of EARTH’S MIGHTIEST PODCAST! -‘Nuff Said? More than likely!  

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Comics Alternative, Episode 281: Reviews of James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner and NOW #3, as Well as a Look at the 2018 Eisner Award Nominations

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Modern and Different

This week Paul and Derek review two recent releases, and they also take the time to discuss this year’s Eisner Award nominations. They start off with Alfonso Zapico’s James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner – A Graphic Biography (Arcade Publishing). Originally published in Spanish, this is a look at the life of the famous Irish modernist, covering not only his accomplishments as a writer, but his family and personal relations, as well. As the guys discuss, Zapico’s text provides a general outline of the major events and relationships in Joyce’s life, but as with most comics-based biographies, the interiority of the subject is limited. At the same time, this is a well-paced and even detailed look at the author of Dubliners and Ulysses, with Zapico presenting a very human portrait of a writer most may only know from a critical distance.

After that, the Two Guys check out the latest issue of NOW, the Fantagraphics anthology edited by Eric Reynolds. This has become an ongoing obligation of The Comics Alternative, covering each issue of this anthology as it’s released. (Paul and Derek discussed NOW #1 last fall, and then Gene and Derek looked at NOW #2 back in January.) The latest collection brings together several artists contributing to previous issues — e.g., Noah Van Sciver, Eleanor Davis, and Dash Shaw — but also a variety of creators who are not only new to the anthology, but brand new to both Paul and Derek, as well. In fact, this is one of the things they enjoy about NOW, its diversity and the editor’s dedication to exposing the work of little-known comics artists. Some of the most notable pieces in this third issue are from contributors outside of North America, including Marcello Quintanhila (Brazil), Anne Simon (France), and Roberta Scomparsa (Italy).

The guys wrap up this week’s show with a discussion of the 2018 Eisner Award nominations. Paul and Derek do not make any predictions, nor do they second-guess the award judges or speculate as to internal dynamics about which they had no way of knowing. What they do discuss are the various creators and publishers under nomination, any trends or tendencies they can possibly discern from this year’s selections, the process of categorization and definition within the industry, and the sheer number of current nominees, artists and texts, that were actually discussed on The Comics Alternative.

Comic News Insider Episode 851 – More TCAF w/ Emma Vieceli!

Comic News Insider: Episode 851 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Flavor #1, Justice League: No Justice #1-2, Mighty Thor At The Gates Of Valhalla #1, Agents of SHIELD s5 finale, Arrow s6 finale, Gotham s4 finale, Lucifer s3 finale, Riverdale s2 finale, Timeless s2 finale, Deadpool 2

Still lots of TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) coverage! In this way too long episode (apologies for that!), you’ll hear the interview Jimmy did with good pal Emma Vieceli while at TCAF. They caught up on what she’s been working on, teased some other works and talked about their love of musicals. Joining Jimmy in the studio is Emmy Potter.  Lots of reviews so Jimmy gets some audio review help from friends Barry, Marta, Jessica, Ashley, and Rich and Iz! Many thanks for sending those awesome reviews. Jimmy and Emmy chat about that rumored Lando spin-off movie and indulge one another in their mutual Anglophenia. News includes: DC is teaming up with Looney Toons again, a new Wolverine series is coming this fall,  TV cancellations/renewals and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Mayo Report: 2018-04 Comics

John and Sam discuss the sales estimates for the top selling comic books for April 2018.

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