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Comics Alternative Kickstarter: Wayward Sisters

A Brand New Weekly Series! The Comics Alternative is launching a brand new weekly series devoted to independent, small-press, and creator-owned Kickstarter campaigns that are comics-related. Every Saturday morning you’ll hear a brief conversation with a creator, or creative team,

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Episode 248: Reviews of Outburst, Steam Clean, and Resist! Vol. 2

Time Codes: 00:01:26 – Introduction 00:03:38 – Thank you to Red Pegasus Comics! 00:08:36 – Outburst 00:32:32 – Steam Clean 00:44:57 – Resist! Vol. 2 01:24:37 – Wrap up 01:25:36 – Contact us “Smell my book. Feel bad.” On this week’s

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Episode 232: Reviews of The Facts of Life, Black and White Diary Comics, and Anno Dracula #1

Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:03:36 – The Facts of Life 00:33:06 – Black and White Diary Comics, December 2016 – February 2017 00:49:20 – Anno Dracula #1 01:11:10 – Wrap up 01:11:59 – Contact us An Edna Garrett-free Episode For this week’s show, Andy and Derek

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Jeremy Sorese

Orange Is the New Black On this interview show, Andy W. and Derek have the pleasure of talking with Jeremy Sorese. His book, Curveball, was published by Nobrow Press in late 2015, but it’s up this year for a Lambda Literary Award

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Manga: Reviews of Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1 and I Am a Hero Omnibus 1

“Hip and now” This month, Shea and Derek have a fun time discussing two recent manga releases. They begin with the first volume of Akiko Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish (Kodansha), a series that is new to both of the guys. In fact,

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Episode 185: A Publisher Spotlight on Alternative Comics and Its Small Press Co-op

Inversion This week the Two Guys with PhDs focus a critical spotlight on the spring releases coming out from Alternative Comics and the other small presses that are part of its distribution co-operative, Floating World Comics, Hic + Hoc Productions, Study

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Webcomics: Reviews of The Meek, O Human Star, and These Memories Won’t Last

Layers For April, Sean and Derek look at three very different webcomics, each a standout in its own way. They begin with Der-shing Helmer’s The Meek, the fantastical story of Angora, a young innocent — even feral — girl sent on a

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Webcomics: Reviews of Femme Noir, It Will All Hurt, and FreakAngels

“No shark has been jumped” For the February webcomics show, Sean and Derek explore three very different titles. They begin with Christopher Mills and Joe Staton’s Femme Noir, a unique twist on the crime noir genre. This is series of tales

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman

Woman Warrior On this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek has the pleasure of talking with Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman, the creators behind Persia Blues (NBM/ComicsLit). The second volume of the projected trilogy, subtitled Love and War, was just released last month,

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Interview: Deborah E. Whaley

We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Deborah E. Whaley, Professor of American Studies at University of Iowa, about her new book, Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime, published by University of Washington in 2015. 

Comics Alternative Interviews: Jennifer Hayden

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “The story is uppermost” Jennifer Hayden comes to The Comics Alternative to talk about her new book, The Story of My Tits, released last month by Top Shelf Productions…just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Meags Fitzgerald

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Well Red While at the Small Press Expo in September, Derek had the pleasure of meeting Meags Fitzgerald, whose new book, Long Red Hair: A Graphic Memoir, had just been released from Conundrum Press. At the

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