Comics Alternative Interviews: Kristen Radtke

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:20 – Setup of interview 00:04:29 – Interview with Kristen Radtke 00:59:16 – Wrap up 01:01:39 – Contact us All Things Must Pass Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Kirsten Radtke. Her new work Imagine Wanting Only This has just been released from Pantheon Books, and it’s a […]

Comics Alternative Interviews: Sonny Liew

Listen to the podcast! Drawn from History On this interview episode, Gwen and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Sonny Liew, whose latest work, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, was just released from Pantheon Books. They talk with the author about his mock biography and how it engages with comic-book history, the tumultuous politics of […]

Deconstructing Comics #407: Should “Building Stories” be condemned?

Chris Ware’s 2012 work Building Stories attracted a lot of attention because of its unusual format: a box of 14 publications of varying shapes and sizes, which can be read in any order. Ware says the work is about memory, in various ways, and reading the story in various non-chronological ways can give us different […]

Deconstructing Comics #327: Two Tales of the Near East

Call it Orientalism, but Middle Eastern culture still carries a hint of romance in the Western imagination. This week, Tim and Brandon discuss two books in that vein: Prince of Persia, by Jordan Mechner, AB Sina, LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland, coasts on notions of romance and intrigue in ancient Persia; meanwhile, Habibi, by Craig […]