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, Episode 231: Reviews of The Excavation, American Gods #1, and Rat Queens #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:31 – Introduction 00:02:42 – News and announcements 00:10:38 – The Excavation 00:39:46 – American Gods #1 00:59:54 – Rat Queens #1 01:15:01 – Wrap up 01:16:00 – Contact us “This is not my first detachable penis rodeo” This week’s episode is an exploration of surrealism and fantasy, and one guaranteed to both fascinate and disturb you. It begins with a discussion of Max […]








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. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! Follow DCP on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr http://traffic.libsyn.com/stingpin/170313.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 228: Reviews of Scooter Girl and My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1

Listen to the podcast! Mods and Monsters Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:28 – The Blubber report 00:10:51 – Scooter Girl 00:44:42 – My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 01:30:15 – Wrap up 01:31:35 – Contact us On this week’s episode the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics do deep dives into two recent, and very different, […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Miriam Libicki

Listen to the podcast! Exposure Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:19 – Setup of interview 00:03:17 – Interview with Miriam Libicki 01:01:17 – Wrap up 01:03:11 – Contact us Andy and Derek have the pleasure of talking with Miriam Libicki whose latest book, Toward a Hot Jew, was released late last year from Fantagraphics. This is a collection of […]








Comic News Insider Episode 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They […]








Deconstructing Comics #527: Tom Spurgeon’s “We Told You So”

Fantagraphics is a comics publisher that got by on a shoestring for decades, in service of its mission to prove that comics could be equally as literary and adult as film, novels, or any other storytelling medium. Eventually, Fantagraphics’ flagship publication, The Comics Journal, became the go-to magazine for reviews of noteworthy comics and hard-hitting […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 218: Reviews of Love and Rockets #1, Garden of the Flesh, and The One Hundred Nights of Hero

Listen to the podcast! Testicle Jones Time Codes: 00:01:22 – Introduction 00:03:41 – Support us on Patreon! 00:05:54 – Love and Rockets #1 00:40:27 – Garden of the Flesh 00:59:56 – The One Hundred Nights of Hero 01:20:10 – Wrap up 01:21:28 – Contact us This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics check out three recent titles, including the latest […]








Comic News Insider Episode 740 – Tap Dancing Monkeys!

Comic News Insider: Episode 740 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Reviews: The Circle #1, Motor Crush #1, Reggie and Me Vol 2 #1, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1  Jimmy is joined in studio again by co-Hoche-st with the most, Jon Hoche! Jimmy’s birthday did not go as […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Drew Friedman

Listen to the podcast! Chico Needed the Money Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:29 – Setup of interview 00:03:53 – Interview with Drew Friedman 01:10:22 – Wrap up 01:11:32 – Contact us Derek and Andy are excited to have as their guest the great Drew Friedman. His new book More Heroes of the Comics comes out this week from Fantagraphics, […]








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 […]








Deconstructing Comics #517: “Kramers Ergot” 9

The ninth issue of Kramers Ergot is finally available. This week, Kumar and Ryan discuss the feel of the book overall (does it feel a bit more scattered than past editions?), as well as discussing individual stories by the likes of Adam Buttrick, Kim Deitch, Dash Shaw, Baptiste Virote, Abraham Diaz, Andy Burkholder, Manuel Fiore, […]








Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Queen Emeraldas, Vol. 1 and Otherworld Barbara, Vol. 1

Listen to the podcast! Outer Space and Dream Space  Time Codes: 00:00:28 – Introduction 00:03:51 – Queen Emeraldas, Vol. 1 00:32:13 – Otherworld Barbara, Vol. 1 01:04:54 – Wrap up 01:07:00 – Contact us It’s the end of the month, so that must mean it’s time for Shea and Derek to look at another round of manga. For September, […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 207: Reviews of The Lost Work of Will Eisner, Libby’s Dad, and Blubber #3

Listen to the podcast! “It is a liquidy issue” Time Codes: 00:00:29 – Introduction 00:02:50 – Listener mail 00:09:42 – Comics Alternative news 00:21:20 – The Lost Work of Will Eisner 01:05:07 – Libby’s Dad 01:18:31 – Blubber #3 01:37:13 – Wrap up 01:39:14 – Contact us This week on The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek discuss three new titles that […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Erica Mena

Listen to the podcast! In Other Words Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:28 – Setup of interview 00:05:05 – Interview with Erica Mena 00:53:01 – Wrap up 00:54:14 – Contact us On this episode of the interview series, Edward and Derek have as their guest Erica Mena. She is the translator of two recent Spanish-language works from Fantagraphics, Paco […]