Category: Adaptation

Euro Comics: Reviews of Moby Dick and The Interview

Time Codes: 00:00:26 – Introduction 00:02:36 – Catching up 00:05:04 – Moby Dick 00:48:50 – The Interview 01:18:18 – Wrap up 01:18:58 – Contact us Pasteboard Masks This month on the Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek discuss two black-and-white narratives,

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Episode 231: Reviews of The Excavation, American Gods #1, and Rat Queens #1

Time Codes: 00:00:31 – Introduction 00:02:42 – News and announcements 00:10:38 – The Excavation 00:39:46 – American Gods #1 00:59:54 – Rat Queens #1 01:15:01 – Wrap up 01:16:00 – Contact us “This is not my first detachable penis rodeo” This week’s episode is an exploration of surrealism and fantasy, and one guaranteed to both

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Episode 229: Will Eisner Week 2017 – Uses of The Spirit since 2005

Capturing the Spirit of The Spirit Every year for Will Eisner Week, always the first seven days in March, the Two Guys with PhDs like to do something special and Eisner-related for the podcast. This year is no different, and for the current

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Episode 224: Reviews of Beowulf, Canopy, and Shadows on the Grave #1 and #2

Time Codes: 00:00:29 – Introduction 00:02:44 – The end of January already? 00:04:25 – Beowulf 00:43:42 – Canopy 00:59:17 – Shadows on the Grave #1 and #2 01:22:23 – Wrap up 01:23:12 – Contact us Hwæt! For this week’s episode, Andy and Derek put on their

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Webcomics: Reviews of The Last Halloween, Urbanity Planet, and Odysseus the Rebel

Time Codes: 00:00:29 – Introduction 00:02:49 – Listener mail 00:07:37 – The Last Halloween 00:38:46 – Urbanity Planet 00:57:39 – Checking in with Jim McClain and Paul Schultz 01:11:46 – Odysseus the Rebel 01:40:27 – Wrap up 01:41:31 – Contact us Journeys For the October webcomics episode,

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Webcomics: Reviews of Sam and Fuzzy, Ulysses Seen, and Biome

  Intricacies This month on the webcomics series, Sean and Derek delve into three tonally different titles. They begin with Sam Logan’s long-running Sam and Fuzzy. This is a series that has been around since 2001, starting off as a gag strip in

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Episode 196: Reviews of The Stranger, Snotgirl #1, and Frontier #12

An Episode of Discovery On this week’s episode, the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three very different recent titles. They begin with the comics adaptation of Albert Camus’s The Stranger, written and illustrated by Jacques Ferrandez (Pegasus Books). Originally published in French 2013 —

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Episode 194: Reviews of The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan, Bird in a Cage, and Hellbound Lifestyle

Communal Voices This week The Comics Alternative‘s blog editor, Paul Lai, joins Derek to discuss three recent titles. They begin with Bryan Doerries’s The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan (Pantheon). Illustrated by a variety of artists — Jess Ruliffson, Joëlle Jones, Justine

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Arvind Ethan David

Interconnectedness For this interview episode, Derek talks with Arvind Ethan David about his current work on the IDW miniseries, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short. He writes that title, working with Ilias Kyriazis on art, and he

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Chester Brown

Sex and the Single Girl It’s not often that Chester Brown comes out with a new book, but his latest, Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus, was released last month from Drawn & Quarterly…giving the Two Guys with PhDs an occasion

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Interview: Simon Grennan

Dispossession Grennan

Conducted by Pedro Moura Simon Grennan is both an artist and a scholar working within the medium of comics, although he has worked with many other media. He has a creative partnership with artist Christopher Sperandio, with whom he has

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Episode 172: Reviews of My Degeneration, Aliceheimer’s, Pencil Head #1, and The Cask of Amontillado

Monsters and Diseases It’s time for another round of insightful reviews, and this week Gwen and Derek have just what the doctored ordered. In fact, the first two books they discuss are part of Penn State University Press’ Graphic Medicine series. Peter Dunlap-Shohl’s My Degeneration:

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