Comic News Insider Episode 888 – Even More Thought Bubble w/ Kristyna Baczynski/Katriona Chapman/Marc Ellerby/Alison Sampson/Christian Wildgoose/Laura Wildgoose/Sara Dunkerton!

Comic News Insider: Episode 888 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy was over in the UK and attended Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds. He got 21 interviews total! In this episode, you’ll hear him chat with Kristyna Baczynski (Retrograde Orbit), Katriona Chapman (Follow Me In), Marc Ellerby (Rick & Morty), Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard), Christian Wildgoose (Porcelain/Batgirl), Laura Wildgoose (Night Post) and Sara Dunkerton (Mulp)! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 884 – Flame Con w/ Sina Grace!

Comic News Insider: Episode 884 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Catwoman Tweety & Sylvester Special #1, Fantastic Four Vol 6 #1, Leviathan #1, The Punisher #1, The Sandman Universe #1, The Dreaming #1, Adventure Time series finale, Cloak & Dagger S1 finale, Preacher S3 finale

Jimmy is back with a somewhat regular format show! Hope you enjoyed all of that massive SDCC coverage over the past month or so. One con ends and more are coming! Jimmy is heading to the UK this week to cover Thought Bubble Festival and then returns just in time for New York Comic Con. Phew! First up, he attended Flame Con here in NYC. A joyous and positive LGBTQ comics convention. He chatted with his friend Sina Grace to talk about it and some of Sina’s recent work. No news but quite a few reviews. Since Jimmy is prepping to leave in a few days, he recruited friends to send in some audio reviews for you. Thanks to Rachael, Jon, Emmy, Heidi and Emily! Come back next week where Jimmy will be in the UK and recording with good pal/fellow podcaster Dave Monteith (Geek Syndicate)! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at HeroesCon 2017, Pt. 2

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In the second of two on-location interview episodes recorded at this year’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, Derek talks with Fabian Rangel, Jr. (author of Tarantula), Charles Forsman (Slasher), Chris Sheridan (Motorcycle Samurai), Shawn Pryor (Cash and Carrie), and Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard), and Andy and Derek speak with Darren Neely (Chase Van Bolt). Fun stuff!

Stay tuned over the next week for more HeroesCon episodes!

 

 

Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 81: Reviews of Hidden, Genesis, and World War 3 Illustrated #45

Destruction, Death, and the Holocaust…an Uplifting Show!

HiddenThis week on The Comics Alternative, Derek and Gene put on their happy faces to review three titles concerned with the positive and uplifting sides of life. First, they go through Loïc Dauvillier and Marc Lizano’s Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust (First Second), a new graphic novel focusing on genocide. A translation of the 2012 French album, L’enfant cachée, this is the story of a survivor telling her young granddaughter the traumas she underwent in 1940s France. Perhaps even more significantly, it’s a story about hiding: hiding from Genesisterror, hiding who you are, hiding your experiences, and hiding from your family. Among other facets of the book, the guys focus on the possible audience assumptions with this story, how it’s crafted for younger readers while at the same time having an all-age appeal. Next, they turn to Genesis (Image Comics), the new one-shot from Nathan Edmondson and Alison Sampson. Gene is uncertain about the issue, feeling that the story reaches for a deeper significance that it never really earns. Derek is a little more positive, arguing that Sampson’s intriguing (and at times, surreal) art goes a long way in carrying the weight of this quasi-parable. The story has everything to do with death and destruction…much like Hidden, and much like the next title that the Two Guys review. The latest issue of World War 3 Illustrated WW3cover(distributed through Top Shelf Productions), #45, is described by editors Peter Kuper and Scott Cunningham as “the death issue.” All of the 31 contributions to this anthology have something to do with death, whether it be the passing of a family member, the “death” of an idea or identity, coming to terms with the end of life, or the presence of death in art and literature. As Derek and Gene discuss, some of the most moving, and most notable, pieces in this latest issue of World War 3 Illustrated include comics by Kuper, Rosalie Lightning and Tom Hart, Hayley Gold, Seth Tobocman, Sandy Jimenez, and Kevin C. Pyle. The tone of the comics discussed in this episode may be dark or heavy, but the stories are all fascinatingly told and well worth reading.

This episode’s incidental music is brought to us by
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