Comics Alternative, Episode 241: Reviews of Boundless and User

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Time Codes:

  • 00:01:23 – Introduction
  • 00:05:11 – Welcome new Patreon supporters!
  • 00:08:34 – Boundless
  • 00:44:55 – User
  • 01:16:41 – Wrap up
  • 01:17:43 – Contact us

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Reality Askew

This week on the review show Paul joins Derek in discussing two new recent releases. They begin with Jillian Tamaki’s Boundless, published by Drawn and Quarterly. This is a collection of nine short stories, most of which have been previously published in FrontierNobrow, and Hazlitt.net. The guys begin by discussing how Tamaki structures the contents, along with including new pieces, in order to give the collection visual and thematic coherency. Unlike her longer narratives Skim and This One Summer, both with her cousin Mariko, Tamaki tends to use the shorter storytelling forms to create pieces that are slightly askew and bend the reality that we know.

Next, Paul and Derek turn to Devin Grayson, John Bolton, and Sean Phillips’s User (Image Comics). This was originally published as a three-issue prestige-format miniseries through Vertigo Comics in 2001, but until now has never been collected in a single volume. User is the tale of a young woman finding refuge in a MUD, escaping the chaos that surrounds her real-life work and family. What makes the narrative notable is its handling of online interaction and gender identification, quite provocative at the time of its original publication. And while the guys appreciate what Grayson and company are doing, they note the slightly dated nature of this comic. As they point out, understanding the temporal context puts everything into perspective.

Simple 2 Savant Episode 1: Ready, Set, Go!

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Simple 2 Savant podcast! A new podcast that is focused on making Tech and Gadgets fun and understandable. This week offers as an introduction to the show, host and what we hope to accomplish with the podcast over the upcoming episodes. Enjoy!

 

The PKD Black Box – Episode #38: The Warrock-M.A.S.K.-Eliopolous Super Show!

This weeks “massive edition” of The PKD Black Box starts off with Shawn having a conversation with MC Adam Warrock (aka Eugene Ahn) about his new album “The War For Infinity,” the “West Coast Avengers Mixtape,” hip-hop & geekdom and even rappers that can communicate with dolphins. Then Jason Wood from the 11 O’ Clock Comics podcast stops by to talk about college life, Busta Rhymes, and everything you need to know about M.A.S.K. as he and Shawn go all nostaligic. Last, but definitely not least co-host Jon Carroll stops by as he and Shawn have a solid interview with talented creator Chris Eliopolous (Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers) as we discuss all-ages comics, the art of lettering, why having talent at times can be overrated, and the hard work that’s necessary to make comics.

This episode is so massive that the next PKD Black Box will not air until November 10th. In it’s place for the next two weeks will be the Tales From The Attic podcast.

Shout-outs to DJ Ruckus Roboticus, Cookiehead Jenkins & the Pontiac Fiero.

Enjoy! (The PKD Black Box is a explicit podcast because at times we cuss, FYI.)

SHOW NOTES

Adam Warrock http://www.adamwarrock.com/

The War For Infinityhttp://adamwarrock.bandcamp.com/

M.A.S.K.http://matt-trakker.com/http://masksite.com/

11 O’ Clock Comicshttp://bullpenbulletins.libsyn.com/

Chris Eliopoloushttp://www.miserylovessherman.com

Oceanverse https://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=oceanverse

Wonder Woman Dayhttp://amberunmasked.com/?p=3205

The PKD Black Box – Episode #35: Puff Daddy Goes to the Movies.

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This week’s show Shawn talks about/reviews Adam Warrock’s West Coast Avengers Mixtape, Tim Fischer’s web comic “Life With The Wife,” waxes about some Star Trek: TNG casting that never happened, and is later joined by Matinee Idles hosts Joey Auliso & Alec Berry as they have a roundtable discussion about the state of the film industry as the PKD Black Box/Matinee Idles collabo month continues.

Grab your popcorn, throw away your 3D Glasses, find that Puff Daddy CD from the 90’s that you loved so much (you know you loved it, so please don’t front), and enjoy the show.

SHOW NOTES

Adam Warrockhttp://www.adamwarrock.com

Life With The Wifehttp://comix-mill.com/comix/

Matinee Idleshttp://www.matineeidles.com

Star Trek: TNG Castinghttp://www.pinkraygun.com/2010/08/26/what-almost-was-1987-star-trek-tng-casting-memo-leaked/