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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.

 

Mar 31, 2018

This weekend Derek talks with Ken Eppsteinabout his latest Kickstarter campaign, backing for Nix Comics' 2018 comic book and record releases. Listeners of the podcast might recognize this publisher, as they've discussed Nix releases in the past.

Nix Comics' productions are inspired by the kind of mythos surrounding...


Mar 30, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:26 - Introduction
  • 02:57 - Setup of interview
  • 05:11 - Interview with Magdalene Visaggio
  • 29:37 - Interview with Sonny Liew
  • 58:43 - Wrap up
  • 59:20 - Contact us

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A couple of weeks ago the first issue of Eternity Girl, the latest title in DC’s Young Animal line, was released. Written by Magdalene Visaggio...


Mar 29, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:26 - Introduction
  • 00:02:29 - More listener mail!
  • 00:06:57 - Iceland
  • 00:30:51 - Fukushima Devil Fish
  • 01:04:49 - Wrap up
  • 01:06:13 - Contact us

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On the March manga episode, Shea and Derek discuss a couple of experimental works. They begin with Yuichi Yokoyama's Iceland, released last fall from Retrofit...


Mar 28, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:30 - Introduction
  • 00:03:12 - Welcoming new Patreon supporters, and more listener mail!
  • 00:14:29 - Why Art?
  • 00:42:19 - Infidel #1
  • 00:58:55 - Vampironica #1
  • 01:13:58 - Wrap up
  • 01:15:53 - Contact us

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This week Gene and Derek discuss three different titles that may or may not be connected (you'll have...


Mar 26, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 - Introduction
  • 00:02:50 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:21 - Interview with John Porcellino
  • 01:21:07 - Wrap up
  • 01:23:19 - Contact us

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Gene and Derek are excited to have John Porcellino back on the podcast. His new book From Lone Mountain has just been released by Drawn and Quarterly, and John talks in...