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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.

 

Oct 19, 2018

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On this episode of the Comics Alternative’s Young Readers show, Gwen is joined by her new co-host, Dr....


Oct 9, 2018

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Shea and Derek are back for their September manga episode. (Yeah, yeah. We know it's the beginning of October, but the guys were a little...


Oct 5, 2018

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  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:22 - Setup of interview
  • 00:03:58 - Interview with Howard Shapiro
  • 01:06:33 - Wrap up
  • 01:07:06 - Contact us

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A common theme in Howard Shapiro’s stories is the significance of music. His first graphic novel, The Sterotypical Freaks, revolved around competing high school bands...


Oct 3, 2018

It's the first of the month, so it's time to look at the latest Previews catalog! What's more, this is Sterg's very first Previewsshow, and Derek honors this occasion with much fanfare. As listeners have come to expect from the monthly Previews shows, this episode goes long. In fact, it goes extra long, and in many...


Oct 2, 2018

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  • 00:00:27 - Introduction
  • 00:02:12 - Panel context, with Glynnis Fawkes
  • 00:14:02 - "The Practice of Diary Comics" panel
  • 01:09:40 - Wrap up
  • 01:10:50 - Contact us

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The middle of last month, September 15-16, saw the Small Press Expo held in North Bethesda, MD. At the event, Derek moderated a panel on that...