Category: Comic Strips

Comics Alternative Interviews: Karl Stevens

Listen to the podcast! Diluted Horse Piss Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:26 – Setup of interview 00:04:01 – Interview with Karl Stevens 01:26:32 – Wrap up 01:28:02 – Contact us On this interview episode, Derek talks with Karl Steven about Penny, his current weekly/semiweekly

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Benjamin Frisch

Listen to the podcast! “Family,” Not “Home” For this interview show, Gwen and Derek talk with Benjamin Frisch about his new book from Top Shelf Productions, The Fun Family. In many ways, this is a parody of Bil and Jeff Keane’s The Family

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Tom Manning

Listen to the podcast! Dimensions On this interview episode, Derek talks with Tom Manning, whose most recent work, Runoff, was released late last year from One Peace Books. They discuss the genesis of the project — how it began as a

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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

Listen to the podcast! “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

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Dean Mullaney

Listen to the podcast! It’s Good to Be the King On this episode of the interview series, Andy and Derek are happy to have as their guest Dean Mullaney, the editor of IDW’s the Library of American Comics and the

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Webcomics: Reviews of Space Mullet, Vinny: El Perro de la Balbuena, and Johnson and Sir

Listen to the podcast! Mullets, Cheesecake, and Fantasyville For September’s webcomics episode, Sean and Derek have some fun titles lined up for you, the devoted Comics Alternative listener. They begin with an incredible futuristic sci-fi series partially informed by one of the worst

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Episode 136: A Publisher Spotlight on Conundrum Press

Listen to the podcast! 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 by

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Dakota McFadzean

Listen to the podcast! Smiling Faces Sometimes On this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek talks with Dakota McFadzean about the release of the latest issue of Irene — co-edited with Andy Warner and DW — as well as his own

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Episode 113: Reviews of The Wake, True Stories, Vol. 1, and ODY-C #1

Listen to the podcast! Is Double Ending Dirty? This week the Two Guys with PhDs (talking about comics) are back for another review episode, and this one is jam-packed with nougaty comics goodness. They begin with Scott Snyder and Sean

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Review: The Bungle Family

by Andy Wolverton The Bungle Family – Harry J. Tuthill (IDW Publishing) IDW began its Library of American Essentials (LOAC) series in 2012, with each volume reprinting a year’s worth of early daily newspaper comic strips deemed culturally significant, influential, and

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Review: The Bojeffries Saga

by Shea Hennum The Bojeffries Saga, Alan Moore (Top Shelf Productions) From its humble beginnings in 1983 as a short strip in Warrior (the magazine that serialized Alan Moore’s seminal Miracleman run), The Bojeffries Saga was, and remains, one of Alan Moore’s

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Review: Alley Oop: The First Time Travel Adventure

by Andy Wolverton Alley Oop: The First Time Travel Adventure, by V. T. Hamlin (IDW Publishing) I wasn’t there, so I can only imagine what newspaper readers in the 1930s thought of a comic strip that chronicled the adventures and antics

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