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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.


Sep 5, 2018

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 - Introduction
  • 00:02:17 - Catching up with Gwen
  • 00:03:32 - Spotlight on Peow Studioreleases
  • 01:09:53 - Wrap up
  • 01:11:33 - Contact us


This week Gwen and Derek focus their critical spotlight on recent releases from Peow Studio, a Swedish publisher of minicomics and longer narratives. As they point out, much of what is coming out from Peow is very creator-centered, personal, and even experimental in nature. This is a publisher that, while not well-known my many readers, deserves much more attention for the intriguing material that they release. While Gwen and Derek aren't able to delve too deeply into each of the texts that they discuss, they do give a broad overview of the press, the kind of comics they publish, and some of the defining characteristics they see in their catalog. They primarily focus on the publications Peow has released over the past year and a half, including:

  • Internal Affairs- Patrick Crotty
  • Ripple– Wai Wai Pang
  • Rule Break– Anna Syvertsson
  • Dust Pam– Thu Tran
  • Salmon, Run!– Mackenzie Schubert
  • Stages of Rot– Linnea Sterte
  • Hot Summer Nights– Freddy Carrasco
  • 310,310- Mushbuh
  • Devil Maybe Cry- Patrick Crotty
  • Yuri on Evangelion– Patrick Crotty
  • Dark Angels of Darkness– Al Gofa
  • Junky– Guillaume Singelin