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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.


Apr 28, 2017

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  • 00:00:26 - Introduction
  • 00:03:19 - Listener mail!
  • 00:09:41 - Happiness
  • 00:48:25 - My Brother's Husband
  • 01:15:40 - Wrap up
  • 01:16:43 - Contact us

On the April manga episode, Shea and Derek discuss two very different series. They begin with Shuzo Oshimi's Happiness, the fourth volume of which has just been...

Apr 26, 2017

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On this week's episode Andy and Derek check out the old and the new. They begin with 

Apr 24, 2017

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  • 00:25 - Introduction
  • 02:31 - Setup of interview
  • 03:32 - Interview with James Albon
  • 57:35 - Wrap up
  • 58:31 - Contact us

On this interview episode Derek has the pleasure of talking with James Albon, whose new book Her Bark and Her Bite comes out this week from Top Shelf Productions. James is British artist...

Apr 19, 2017

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This week the Two Guys give you a double shot of recent Fantagraphics books. They start off with...

Apr 18, 2017

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  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:20 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:29 - Interview with Kristen Radtke
  • 00:59:16 - Wrap up
  • 01:01:39 - Contact us

Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Kirsten Radtke. Her new work Imagine Wanting Only This has just been released from Pantheon Books, and it's a deeply...