Critiquing Comics #110: “The Non-Seen” chapter two

A couple years back we critiqued the first chapter of a Web comic called The Non-Seen, by John Allie. It’s a slightly creepy story about a mysterious book, and the protagonists are kids. Now chapter two is completed, and we’ve been invited to take a look at it. Is the promise of chapter one paying […]








Critiquing Comics #108: “Good or Dead” and “Solus”

Last time we looked at the first of five comics concepts on Irrational Comics’ “PITCH” page. This time, we get some answers about exactly how these 12-page teasers came to be, and critique two more of them: “Good or Dead” (about a zombie apocalypse in Singapore) by Louis Png, and “Solus” (about a monster on […]








Critiquing Comics #106: “Demon Archives” revisited

Three years ago we discussed Demon Archives, by Daniel Sharp and Sebastian Piriz. Recently, Daniel invited Tim and Mulele to take another look, as many more pages have come out since then. We did, and found that the comic has gone in some unexpected directions. Perhaps too many directions? Also, we read a bit of […]








Critiquing Comics #105: “Angel Catbird”

A Dark Horse press release touts volume two of Angel Catbird. Seems like a lame superhero comic, but … wait, it’s written by acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood? Maybe it won’t be lame…? Do novelists make good comics writers? Tim and Mulele discuss. Also: Yiffing in Hell continues to haunt us… and some listeners weigh in! […]








Critiquing Comics #104: “Ned & Annie” + more

The unidentified creator of the strip Ned & Annie promises to “bring back funny comics.” Does the comic succeed on those terms? What makes a comic funny (or not)? Also, responding to a comment on CCP #102 comic “Yiffing in Hell“, Mulele on “Mindgator“, Tim on “To the Batpoles!” and a followup on last Monday’s […]








Critiquing Comics #103: “The Glory”

After twelve years in prison, Andy meets with Todd, who was his friend but let Andy take the fall for something they did together. Is meeting up with Todd really a good idea? And, how well does this comic build tension toward its climax? Tim and Mulele discuss The Glory by Glenn Møane, Tirso Llaneta, […]








Critiquing Comics #102: “Yiffing in Hell”

Yiffing in Hell: Episode I – Secret Reunion in Carfax Lodge is a graphic novel by Mexican artist Geladaa. The slogan “A book you will know less about after putting it down than before picking it up” sets off some pretty major alarm bells, but Tim and Mulele forge ahead to investigate. Deconstructing Comics site […]








Critiquing Comics #101: Eisenhorn: Xenos

Based on the series of novels by Dan Abnett, Eisenhorn: Xenos is a one-shot comic book from TPub meant to lead into the new Eisenhorn video game. Tim and Mulele grab their swords and gird for a critique. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! Follow DCP on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr http://media.libsyn.com/media/stingpin/161222.mp3Podcast: […]








Critiquing Comics #100: Comics from Conventions!

Somehow, Critiquing Comics is up to 100 episodes! Tim and Mulele mark this occasion by discussing a bunch of comics picked up at New York’s MoCCA Festival and Tokyo’s Kaigai Manga Festa. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! Follow DCP on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr http://media.libsyn.com/media/stingpin/161110.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download […]








Critiquing Comics #099: “Esoteric Dialogue” #1

If you’re into the idea of conspiracy theories (whether you actually believe in them or not), you may dig Scott Bufis and Matthew Salazar‘s Esoteric Dialogue. On the other hand, even if that’s not your thing, you gotta admire the work that goes into this comic. Tim and Mulele discuss issue 1 of the series. […]








Critiquing Comics #098: Pariah, Missouri

Andres Salazar and Jose Luis Pescador’s Pariah, Missouri, set in the old west, presents some fantastic art and interesting characters. But is the story too formulaic? Tim and Mulele discuss. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! Follow DCP on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr








Critiquing Comics #097: Observatory

Submitted for your approval: a web site that asks the question: What if The Twilight Zone was a series of one-page comics? Tim and Mulele discuss Observatory, by Laszlo Tamasfi and various artists. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! Follow DCP on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr http://media.libsyn.com/media/stingpin/160922.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]








Critiquing Comics #096: “Wins and Losses”

We’re back! Tim and Mulele sit down for some pizza and a football-related comic with an emotional gut punch: Adam Pasion’s “Wins and Losses”. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! Follow DCP on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr http://media.libsyn.com/media/stingpin/160908.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:32 — 11.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | […]








Critiquing Comics #095: “The Nowhere Man”

A man with a fatal illness decides to end it all before the illness does. He finds himself in an Alice-in-Wonderland-like scenario full of social commentary. Tim and Mulele critique Jonny Bloozit’s The Nowhere Man. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! Follow DCP on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr http://media.libsyn.com/media/stingpin/160728.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]








Critiquing Comics #094: “Once Upon a Time in Morningside” and “PPPPMMHHSSSS”

Once Upon a Time in Morningside, by Sean Michael Wilson and Hanna Strömberg, is the latest book from Big Ugly Robot Press. The book shows how “OK” places become “great” in retrospect, based on the things you remember happening there years before, and also how looking back on those things can teach you something new. […]