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The Comics Alternative

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.


Aug 20, 2013

The Two Guys with PhDs are back at Lone Star Comics in Plano, and this month they are talking about all-age comics.  Joining them is Lone Star employee Shea Hennum and special guest Andy Hirsch, artist of such comics as Garfield, Peanuts, Regular Show, The Royal Historian of Oz, and an upcoming issue of Adventure Time.  The conversation is engaging, and the camaraderie is more dynamic than humanly possible. Come listen to the fun as everyone discusses the philosophy of all-age comics, the definitions of “all-age” and “young reader” comics, the joys of Adventure Time, the centrality of Archie and Richie Rich, and the reality of having to bleep Andy K’s language on an episode devoted to all-age comics.  Plus, Andy K says “I’m playing with it right now” during the show.  We’re dearly sorry about this, listeners. Parents: email your complaints to Andy K directly.