Category: Comics Theory

Interview: Ian Gordon

Conducted by Pedro Moura While not the first book from Palgrave MacMillan delving into comics, Kid Comic Strips. A Genre Across Four Countries is one of the first volumes from the publisher’s newly-minted series, “Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic

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Interview: Maaheen Ahmed

Conducted by Pedro Moura   Maaheen Ahmed, Openness of Comics. Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures. Jackson, MI: The University Press of Mississippi: 2016.   Maaheen Ahmed is a young, active, and promising comics scholar, whose output will undoubtedly become a

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Interview: Nick Sousanis

Conducted by Pedro Moura Ever since Unflattening was published it has triggered much discussion. Nick Sousanis’ book, a result of his PhD dissertation in comics form, is one of those projects that deserves less an epidermal response in the form

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Scott McCloud

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Understanding Scott Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest on The Comics Alternative the artist who has done more than anyone to help us understand comics, Scott McCloud. He has just concluded an exhausting world tour

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Comics Alternative Special: A Will Eisner Week Panel Discussion, “The Relevance of Graphic Novels in Culture and Modern Education”

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] More Will Eisner Week On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs wrap up Will Eisner Week by featuring a recording of an event that took place on Saturday, March 7, at Collected

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Webcomics: Reviews of Demon, The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood, and Margot’s Room

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Brand New Feature, Same Great Analysis The Two Guys with PhDs are excited to begin a new monthly feature for The Comics Alternative, a show devoted specifically to webcomics. For this inaugural episode, and as they plan on doing

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Interview: Karin Kukkonen

Conducted by Pedro Moura One of the things I try to keep up with is comics scholarship, and I am happy to see that it is becoming increasingly difficult. Around March and April this year, I had the chance of

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 95.2: The “Comics Goes to College” Panel at Wizard World San Antonio

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Getting Respect In the second of two special Wizard World episodes, Derek participates on a panel organized especially for the San Antonio Comic Con, “Getting Respect: Comics Goes to College.” It was moderated and organized

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 88: Reviews of Miracleman, Book 1, Purgatory Pub, Book 1, and Worse Things Happen at Sea

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Miracles, Metaphysics, and Comics Quandaries On this episode of The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek review three new and unique titles. They begin by looking at Miracleman, Book 1: A Dream of Flying, the first trade in Marvel’s

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