Category: Ethnicity & Race

Comics Alternative Interviews: Back Again with Craig Yoe

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Clown Love Craig Yoe is back for his fourth interview appearance on The Comics Alternative, and this time he has two wacky new books to share with everyone, both from IDW Publishing and Yoe! Books. First,

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On Location: Discussing Ethnoracial Issues in Comics at Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] The Color of Comics Derek is back at Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, and this month he and the customers are discussing ethnoracial issues as they relate to comics. Since this is Black

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Jim Rugg

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Big Jim Andy and Derek are happy to have on the podcast the multifaceted Jim Rugg, whose new printing of Street Angel (created with Brian Maruca) was just released by AdHouse. The guys talk with Jim about the

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Episode 112: The December Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Thank You, Carol Channing It’s the beginning of the month, so the Two Guys with PhDs are back for look through the latest Previews catalog. This December, there’s a lot to choose from and discuss. After a brief digression

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Jewish Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] L’Shana Tova On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, and just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Derek pulls together a variety of comics scholars for a lively roundtable discussion of Jewish comics. Joining him on

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Anya Ulinich

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Doomed to do comics” On this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek is pleased to have as a guest Anya Ulinich, the author of the new graphic novel Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel (Penguin Books). They begin by

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Review: The Shadow Hero

by Andy Wolverton The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second) If Gene Luen Yang had simply pointed us to the existence of a short-lived, mostly forgotten superhero from the 1940s, most comics fans would’ve paid attention. Comics readers tend to

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 91.1: The Teaching Difficult Texts Panel at HeroesCon 2014

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Our purpose is to educate, not titillate” On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs bring you a recording of the “Teaching Difficult Texts” panel that was held at HeroesCon a couple

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Gene Luen Yang

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Super Fun with Gene Andy and Derek are proud to have Gene Luen Yang on the podcast. With the upcoming release of his new book from First Second, The Shadow Hero — illustrated by Sonny Liew, author of Malinky

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Liana Finck

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Porn for a person who likes fairy tales and not porn” On this episode of The Comics Alternatives Interviews, Andy and Derek talk with Liana Finck, a New York-based artist whose first book, A Bintel Brief: Love and

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 60: The November Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Welcome Back Andy It’s the first of the month, so it’s time for the Two Guys with PhDs to look through the latest Previews catalog. Plus, Andy’s back on the podcast, so there’s a lot for

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 53: A Review of Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints and Adrian Tomine’s Optic Nerve #13

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Yang and Tomine are in the house! This week on The Comics Alternative podcast, Derek is joined by Lan Dong, and the two of them discuss Gene Luen Yang’s new two-volume set, Boxers and Saints (First Second), as

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