Category: Announcement

A Message from Andy

Hey, everyone, this is Andy. I just wanted to let the listeners know that I am leaving The Comics Alternative podcast. Over the past year, I have had difficulty keeping up with the demands of a regular podcast schedule. I’ve

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Special Announcement: An Enhanced Patreon Campaign!

Listen to the announcement! [powerpress] The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics are happy to announce their revamped and vitamin-packed Patreon campaign! They now offer seven different reward levels that include such goodies as signature Comics Alternative bookmarks, graphic novel

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Small Press Expo 2016

This weekend, September 17-18, two of the cohosts of the podcast,  Andy Wolverton and Derek Royal, will be attending the Small Press Expo, North America’s premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival. Every fall the event brings together over 4,000 cartoonists and comic

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Special Announcement from The Two Guys with PhDs!

Andy and Derek take a few moments to make a special announcement. August 1st will be their four-year anniversary, and the Two Guys with PhDs would like for listeners help celebrate by responding with their well wishes! That’s right, get

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The Comics Alternative at HeroesCon 2016

The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics will be at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, June 17-19! That’s right, Andy and Derek will be at HeroesCon this week. The Comics Alternative will have a table there, so if you’re at the event you

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Nominate The Comics Alternative for the 2016 Podcast Awards

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Make Your Voice Heard! Please nominate The Comics Alternative for the 2016 Podcast Awards. Go to and nominate us for the “People’s Choice” award and one other category…”Arts” seems to be one of the better fits for our podcast.

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Happy Birthday to Al Jaffee!

We at The Comics Alternative are all choked up in wishing Al Jaffee a happy 95th birthday this weekend! The legendary Jaffee turns 95 years young on Sunday, March 13th. He has been with MAD Magazine for 61 years, is the scalpel-like wit who served

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Take The Comics Alternative Survey!

The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics are conducting an online demographics survey through Libsyn (their podcast host), and they want all of their listeners to participate. It’s a very short survey with only six questions, and it won’t take but a

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Post-Holiday Shopping with the Two Guys

Want to use some of that holiday cash and do some post-Christmas shopping? Why go out to the stores battling crowds? Just stay inside and shop online. And when you do so, please be sure to get your stuff through The

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Paul Lai Becomes New Editor for The Comics Alternative Blog

The Two Guys with PhDs are happy to announce that Paul Lai will become the new review editor of The Comics Alternative blog. Beginning this month, Paul will oversee the solicitation and editing of all book reviews, interviews, and comics-related commentary

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Episode 142: The July Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Andy Learns a Lesson? It’s the first of the month, so that must mean it’s time for another look through the Previews catalog. In this episode, Andy and Derek flip through the July solicits, highlighting the various

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