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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.

 

Feb 28, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:26 - Introduction
  • 00:02:47 - Thanks to Holly English!
  • 00:05:07 - The 2017 releases from kuš!
  • 01:36:29 - Wrap up
  • 01:38:00 - Contact us

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This week Gene and Derek focus a critical spotlight on the Latvian publisher kuš! This is a press that the vast majority of listeners are probably unaware of --...


Feb 27, 2018

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Shea and Derek are back with their February manga episode. This month they look at two titles that, in many ways, are diametrically opposite in...


Feb 26, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 - Introduction
  • 00:02:22 - Setup of interview
  • 00:03:43 - Interview with Gary Groth
  • 01:07:09 - Wrap up
  • 01:07:42 - Contact us

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On this interview episode Derek talks with Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth about his new book Sparring with Gil Kane: Debating the History and Aesthetics of Comics. It's...


Feb 24, 2018

This week talks with Nadia Shammas about her Kickstarter project Corpus: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments. It's a collection of comics by various creators all focused on health issues, including physical ailments, mental illness, struggles with disease, and healthcare experiences.

The anthology is in full color and...


Feb 23, 2018

Derek is back at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find for the February on-location episode. As he usually does, he set up his mics on a Wednesday evening while customers were coming into the shop to pick up the weekly releases. And during this time a couple of Wednesday Warriors sat down with Derek to talk about what they were...