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The Comics Alternative - Smart Discussions on Comic Books and Graphic Novels

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.

 

Nov 29, 2017

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On this week's episode Gwen and Derek discuss three recent releases that, while all being quite different, nonetheless share...


Nov 28, 2017

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  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:24 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:23 - Interview with Tim Lane
  • 02:13:48 - Wrap up
  • 02:15:18 - Contact us

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On this interview episode Derek talks with Tim Lane about his series Happy Hour in America, Vol. 2, the first issue of which is just being released from Fantagraphics Books....


Nov 25, 2017

For this week's Kickstarter spotlight, Derek focuses on Swan Song: The Musical Anthology, a campaign underway from Cloudscape Comics. Discussing this project with him are Jeffrey Ellis and Oliver McTavish-Wisden, the assistant director/founder and the executive director, respectively, of the small Vancouver publisher...


Nov 22, 2017

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and the folks at The Comics Alternative all gather around the virtual table to share what they are thankful for in terms of comics and comics culture. Pulling up a seat this year are Gwen, Paul, Sean, Gene, Edward, and Derek. Among the many things that they're thankful for are

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Nov 21, 2017

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  • 00:25 - Introduction
  • 02:39 - Setup of interview
  • 03:45 - Interview with Mitch Maglio
  • 58:47 - Wrap up
  • 59:50 - Contact us

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On this interview episode, Derek talks with Mitch Maglio about his new book, Fiction House: From Pulps to Panels, from Jungles to Space, just out from IDW/Yoe Books. Mitch is an...