Category: Canadian Comics

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: Zach Worton

Dark Places In this episode of The Comics Alternative‘s interview series, Derek talks with Zach Worton about his new book, The Search for Charley Butters, just out from Conundrum Press. This is the second in a planned trilogy, and one beginning

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Interview: Seth

Conducted by Derek Royal Would it be an overstatement to call Seth comics’ standard-bearer? Perhaps that’s too heavy a weight to place on the 53-year-old Canadian cartoonist, and perhaps he’d bristle over such a designation. But if Scott McCloud is the

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Episode 166: Reviews of Killing and Dying, Taddle Creek #36, Barrier #1, and The Unabridged Graphic Adaptation of iTunes Terms and Conditions

“Gene’s cubical perspective” For this week’s review show, Gene and Derek are back with an extra long episode jam-packed with nougaty comics goodness. They begin with Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying (Drawn and Quarterly), his new book collecting issues twelve through fourteen of Optic Nerve. (Be sure

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Episode 136: A Publisher Spotlight on Conundrum Press

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Puzzling Out Conundrum This week on The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs are back with another Publisher Spotlight episode, this time focusing on the spring 2015 releases from Conundrum Press. They begin the show

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Episode 135: Reviews of Exquisite Corpse, Operation Nemesis, and Palookaville 22

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] O Canada This week on the their weekly review show, Derek and Andy W. discuss three new books that are definitely worth checking out. They begin with Pénélope Bagieu’s Exquisite Corpse from First Second. This may

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Episode 133: A Publisher Spotlight on Koyama Press

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Life Stories, Evil Philosophers, and Butts with Eyes Occasionally, Derek and Andy like to devote an episode to a particular publisher, looking at the recent or seasonal releases and providing a snapshot of the kind of

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Interview: Joe Ollmann

Conducted by Derek Royal I first became familiar with Joe Ollmann’s work while researching comic-book adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems. In a volume of Eureka Publications’ Graphic Classics series, one devoted to Poe, I discovered a wonderful

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