Category: Conventions

On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2016, Pt. 3

Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:10 – Set up of episode 00:03:31 – Interview with Theora Kvitka 00:07:264 – Interview with Sophie Goldstein 00:16:21 – Interview with Melanie Gillman 00:23:14 – Interview with Carolyn Nowak 00:28:28 – Interview with Zack Soto 00:37:11 – Interview with

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On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2016, Pt. 2

Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:25 – Set up of episode 00:03:36 – Interview with Jessica Campbell 00:18:04 – Interview with Molly Ostertag 00:23:19 – Interview with Pranas T. Naujokaitis 00:33:59 – Interview with Luke Healy 00:41:54 – Interview with Kel McDonald 00:47:51

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Episode 206: SPX 2016 and the Ignatz Awards

Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:34 – Derek talks about attending SPX 00:07:51 – Discussion of 2016 Ignatz Awards 01:37:29 – Wrap up 01:38:39 – Contact us Independents Day Last weekend was the Small Press Expo held in Bethesda, MD, and a

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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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Comics Alternative Interviews: Dash Shaw

Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:13 – Setup of interview 00:03:30 – Interview with Dash Shaw 01:02:39 – Wrap up 01:03:52 – Contact us Destroyed…and Reborn On this interview episode, Derek talks with Dash Shaw about his latest book, Cosplayers (Fantagraphics). This “Perfect Collection,”

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On Location: The Comics Canon: Reloaded!!!! Fire!!!! Panel at HeroesCon 2016

Canon Fodder In the last of The Comics Alternative‘s four episodes created while at HeroesCon 2016, the Two Guys present a recording of panel discussion on which they participated, “The Comics Canon: Reloaded!!!! Fire!!!!” This event took place on the afternoon

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Episode 193: Live at HeroesCon 2016

Where the Action Is This past weekend, Andy and Derek attended HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, where they had a table in Artists Alley. On each of the three days of the event they recorded brief segments about their experiences at the

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On Location: Talking with Creators at HeroesCon 2016

Talk Talk In the first of four episodes created at this year’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, Andy and Derek talk with a variety of artists, writers, and editors. Well…Derek talked with everyone. By his own admission, Andy was a little

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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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Young Readers: Reviews of Hippopotamister and Camp Midnight

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Disguises This month’s show includes a review of two recently released graphic novels, John Patrick Green’s Hippopotamister (First Second) and Steven T. Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein’s Camp Midnight (Image Comics), as well as interviews Andy conducted

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On Location: Talking with Creators at Wizard World Comic Con Austin 2015

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Wet, but Fun Over Halloween weekend, Derek was at the Wizard World Comic Con event in Austin, TX. There, he had the good fortune to talk with several creators, publishers, and a couple of fellow podcasters

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Signatures from SPX 2015

When Andy W. and Derek attended the Small Press Expo a couple of weeks ago, both were able to get many of the creators to sign copies of their books. Here are some of the signatures that Derek was able

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