Comics Alternative, Episode 235: Reviews of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero and the DC Hanna-Barbera Specials

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:02:21 – Setup 00:03:03 – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero 00:28:16 – Adam Strange/Future Quest Special 00:45:10 – Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special 00:53:05 – Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special 01:04:30 – Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special 01:20:22 – Wrap up 01:22:14 – Contact us Reminiscing This week Andy and Derek discuss five […]

Comics Alternative Interviews: Back with Peter Bagge

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:25 – Setup of interview 00:04:45 – Interview with Peter Bagge 01:35:33 – Wrap up 01:37:22 – Contact us “Forever on the horizon, never out of sight” The Two Guys are pleased to have Peter Bagge back on The Comics Alternative. His new book Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story comes […]

Comics Alternative Interviews: Joe Ollmann

Listen to the podcast! Of Human Bondage Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:04:00 – Setup of interview 00:03:20 – Interview with Joe Ollmann 01:21:27 – Wrap up 01:22:58 – Contact us On this interview episode, Andy and Derek talk with Doug Wright Award-winner Joe Ollmann, whose new book, The Abominable Mr. Seabrook, comes out this week from Drawn and […]

Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Equinoxes and Clear Blue Tomorrows

Listen to the podcast! Time and Tide Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:17 – Setting up Pedrosa and Vehlmann 00:08:08 – Equinoxes and other Pedrosa titles 00:51:14 – Clear Blue Tomorrows and other Vehlmann titles 01:26:01 – Wrap up 01:29:12 – Contact us It’s the first Euro Comics episode of the new year, and Edward and Derek use the occasion […]

Comics Alternative, Episode 215: Our Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Show

Listen to the podcast! Giving Thanks in a Dark Time; Or, Steve Ditko’s Impending Death For this year’s Thanksgiving show, there are seven seats at the table, making this the most populated episode in the podcast’s history. Andy K. and Derek are joined by their fellow cohosts Gwen, Andy W., Gene, Sean, and Edward to discuss […]

Comics Alternative Interviews: Sarah Glidden

Listen to the podcast! What Is Journalism? Time Codes: 0:00:24 – Introduction 0:02:23 – Setup of interview 0:03:30 – Interview with Sarah Glidden 1:06:53 – Wrap up 1:08:11 – Contact us On this interview episode, Andy and Derek are pleased to have Sarah Glidden as their guest. Her new book, Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, comes out this […]

ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 80: AYA – LIFE IN YOP CITY

In the West, there are few topics of conversation more rife with generalities, prejudices, and fear than that of Africa—especially sub-Saharan Africa. How easy it is for us to make a vaguely ridiculous, generalized statements about the Earth’s second largest and second most populous continent without fear of scrutiny! Racism, the legacy of colonialism, and […]

Comics Alternative Interviews: Zach Worton

Listen to the podcast! Dark Places In this episode of The Comics Alternative‘s interview series, Derek talks with Zach Worton about his new book, The Search for Charley Butters, just out from Conundrum Press. This is the second in a planned trilogy, and one beginning with last year’s The Disappearance of Charley Butters. As Zach describes it, this […]

Comics Alternative, Episode 187: Reviews of Panther, Mae #1, and The Walking Dead: The Alien

Listen to the podcast! Reading Portals The Dynamic Doctoral Duo is back for another action-packed episode promising thrills and chills! This time, Gwen and Derek begin by discussing Brecht Evens’s  Panther (Drawn and Quarterly), a book that gives a first impression of innocence but then becomes darker and increasingly disturbing as the story develops. Gwen is a scholar […]

Deconstructing Comics #452: Joe Matt’s “The Poor Bastard”

Joe Matt was one of ‘The Toronto Three’ in the 90’s; he was a no-holds barred autobiographical cartoonist who, with his friends Chester Brown and Seth, ushered in the first wave of Drawn and Quarterly work. Matt drew attention for his sense of humor as well as exposing the depraved corners of his life, including […]

Deconstructing Comics #130: “Scott Pilgrim” and “Paul Has a Summer Job”

FLASHBACK! Tim and Brandon review of two Canadian coming-of-age comics: The first three volumes of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim” series, and “Paul Has a Summer Job” by Michel Rabagliati. Listen carefully, because later this month, Tim and Cassey will discuss the entire series, and Tim’s take on it has changed… ALSO: Give today to […]

Deconstructing Comics #423: Rutu Modan: Emotional depth, tight plots

Israeli graphic novelist Rutu Modan has won acclaim for her books Exit Wounds (2007) and The Property (2013), both of which are so tightly plotted, with a number of twists and turns, that Tim and Kumar find them difficult to review spoiler-free. What’s remarkable, though, is the emotional depth in books that are so plot-driven, […]

Deconstructing Comics #339: “King-Cat”: The Mundane, Re-observed

If you’re old enough to remember pre-Internet days (like us geezers who make this podcast), you remember how new comics creators used to get known. No Web comics, Tumbler, podcasts, etc. Like John Porcellino, they hit the “zine” scene, announcing themselves through Factsheet Five and getting placement in a few comics shops. Porcellino’s King-Cat, with […]

Deconstructing Comics #316: Matthew Forsythe

It pays to advertise! In episode #311, Tim asked Matthew Forsythe to contact him for an interview, and Matthew responded! This week he tells us about his two books that are informed by Korean (and other) folktales, Ojingogo and Jinchalo; about his tools, influences, and developing a style; and much more. Some of his other […]

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 116

In this episode Jesse and Freddie love them some Sweet Tooth, Art gives his 2 cent’s on Ultimate Thor, and Jesse is truly disturbed by Wolverine: The Best There Is. Singles [01:02] Sweet Tooth #18 [06:11] Doc Macabre #3 [08:24] Crossed: Family Values #7 [20:21] Ultimate Comics Thor #4 [33:18] Invincible Iron Man #500.1 [40:33] […]