Category: Mini-comic

Episode 202: Reviews of Smoke Signal #25, Fool’s Gold, and Briggs Land #1

Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:02:33 – Listener mail 00:11:07 – Smoke Signal #25 00:33:54 – Fool’s Gold 00:44:49 – Briggs Land #1 01:00:28 – Wrap up 01:01:26 – Contact us Not Too Mainstream-y On this week’s review episode, the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three recent titles,

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Comics Alternative Interviews: John Porcellino

Musical Constructions On this interview episode, Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest John Porcellino. Issue #76 of his long-running (twenty-six year!) minicomic, King-Cat Comics and Stories, has just been released, and the Two Guys talk with John

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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

“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 of Optic Nerve. (Be sure

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Episode 146: Reviews of Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Celebration of 75 Years and Blazing Quantum

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Action * Mystery * Adventure On this week’s episode, Andy and Derek take a look at two very different titles. They begin with a long, extensive look at Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Celebration of 75

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Episode 145 Bonus Feature

On this week’s show, Andy and Derek take a look at Leisure, a minicomic from Tim Comrie. As fate would have it, around the same time the guys were recording this episode, Tim was posting a strip on his new

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Episode 145: Reviews of We Stand on Guard #1, Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1, Archie #1, and Leisure

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Electric Boogaloo This week on the podcast, the Two Guys with PhDs take a close look at a few #1 issues and one minicomic series. However, before they get into the nitty gritty of their reviews, they

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Episode 143: A Publisher Spotlight on Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Fearless Symmetry The Two Guys are back for yet another publisher spotlight, and this time they are looking at the 2015 releases from Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics. The episode begins with a brief

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Noah Van Sciver

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Woody The Two Guys with PhDs are glad to have on their show Noah Van Sciver, the creator behind the series Blammo as well as the recently published Saint Cole (Fantagraphics). The guys talk with Noah about

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Episode 118: Reviews of Fatherland, Bullet Gal, and 1976

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Punkin’ Out On this regular review episode of The Comics Alternative, the first of 2015, Andy and Derek discuss three very different titles. First, they look at the new graphic memoir from Nina Bunjevac, Fatherland: A

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Episode 105: Reviews of Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, Masterful Marks, and Wytches #1

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Pledged is pledged” On this week’s episode of the podcast, Andy and Derek explore the worlds of hardcore cohabitation, biographical brilliance, and wood witches. They begin with Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, the new collection from Tom

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Episode 104: Reviews of The Rise of Aurora West, Escapo, and Eyesight

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Britches This week on The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs (who talk about comics) start off with a veritable love-fest of Paul Pope comics. They begin by looking at two recent titles, The Rise of Aurora

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Alec Longstreth

Conversation from the Basewood On this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek and Andy W. talk with Alec Longstreth about his recent book, Basewood, as well as his self-published minicomic series, Phase 7. They ask him about the genesis of his first graphic novel,

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