Category: Adaptation

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

Listen to the podcast! Hwæt! 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 For this week’s episode, Andy and

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

Listen to the podcast! Journeys 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 For

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

Listen to the podcast! 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

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

Listen to the podcast! 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

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

Listen to the podcast! 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

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Arvind Ethan David

Listen to the podcast! 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

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Chester Brown

Listen to the podcast! 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

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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

Listen to the podcast! 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

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Once Again, It’s Time for Craig Yoe

Listen to the podcast! Happy New Yoe! It’s a brand new year, and for their very first podcast episode of 2016, the guys have as their guest the great Craig Yoe! This may become a tradition on The Comics Alternative, having

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Episode 161: A Publisher Spotlight on Top Shelf Productions

Listen to the podcast! Marvel at the Naked Spine! Can it be true? Are the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics actually doing yet another publisher spotlight? Are they gluttons for punishment? Are their eyeballs going to fall out from all

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Episode 158: A Publisher Spotlight on First Second Books

Listen to the podcast! “Ruining series since 2015” This week on the podcast, Derek is joined by Gwen for a rollicking good time with First Second books. This is another Publisher Spotlight episode for The Comics Alternative — the sixth of

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