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The Comics Alternative - The World's Smartest Comics and Graphic Novels Podcast

The Comics Alternative is weekly podcast focusing on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There's nothing wrong with superhero comics. We just want to do something different.) New podcast episodes become available every Wednesday and include reviews of graphic novels and current ongoing series, discussions of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, in-depth analyses of a variety of comics texts, and spotlights on various creators and publishers. The Comics Alternative also produces "special feature" programs, such as shows specifically dedicated to creator interviews, webcomics, on-location events, and special non-weekly themes and topics.


May 19, 2018

For this week's Kickstarter show, Derek talks Rickman about his current campaign Sock: The Comic Book. It's the (largely) wordless story of an unlikely hero displaced from his companion in the laundromat, and going at it on his own as a crimefighter.

Sockwill be a 32-page black-and-white comic book, one that will be...

May 18, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:49 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:18 - Interview with Alison McCreesh
  • 01:04:09 - Wrap up
  • 01:04:44 - Contact us


Readers of Alison McCreesh’s 2015 work, Ramshackle: A Yellowknife Story, know about the draw northern climates has on her and the love she has for pioneer-like...

May 17, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:49 - Setup of interview
  • 00:03:58 - Interview with Kriota Willberg
  • 01:15:16 - Wrap up
  • 01:16:21 - Contact us


The Two Guys talk with a lot of comics creators about their craft, their ideas, and their passions. But they never really talk with them about their health. On this...

May 16, 2018

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On this episode of the podcast, Paul and Derek look at three new releases that, while all compelling...

May 15, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:24 - Introduction
  • 03:18 - Setup of interview
  • 05:37 - Interview with Michael Kupperman
  • 56:33 - Wrap up
  • 58:16 - Contact us


On this interview episode, Gene and Derek are happy to have Michael Kupperman on the show to discuss his new book All the Answers, just out from Simon and Shuster's  Gallery 13...