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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.

 

Jul 19, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:23 - Introduction
  • 00:02:38 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:02 - Interview with Nate Powell
  • 01:19:33 - Wrap up
  • 01:22:26 - Contact us

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Paul and Derek are pleased to have Nate Powell back on the show. This time they talk with him about his new book Come Again, just released from Top Shelf Productions. They...


Jul 5, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:18 - Setup of interview
  • 00:03:49 - Interview with Julian Hanshaw
  • 01:04:39 - Wrap up
  • 01:05:08 - Contact us

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Many U.S. readers were introduced to Julian Hanshaw through his book Tim Ginger, released in 2015 from Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing. It’s the...


Jul 3, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:25 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:11 - Interview with Luke Healy
  • 01:04:50 - Wrap up
  • 01:05:30 - Contact us

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Luke Healy was first on The Comics Alternative at Small Press Expo in 2016, where he briefly spoke with Derek about his provocative self-published minicomic The Unofficial...


Jun 26, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:23 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:03 - Interview with Sean Karemaker
  • 01:04:51 - Wrap up
  • 01:05:23 - Contact us

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Sean Karemaker’s comics are a different kind of reading experience. He illustrates in a highly detailed textured style, and his stories flow in a dreamlike manner,...


Jun 22, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:24 - Introduction
  • 02:16 - Setup of interview
  • 03:40 - Interview with Erin Nations
  • 51:50 - Wrap up
  • 52:14 - Contact us

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In December of 2016, Top Shelf Productions published the first issue of Erin Nations’s Gumballs, the one of four issuesthat would be released over the course of the following year....