Category: Scholarship

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: Christopher Pizzino

Conducted by Pedro Moura Christopher Pizzino, Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature. University of Texas Press: Austin, TX: 2016. I have no doubt that Christopher Pizzino’s book, Arresting Development, will become a reference we will return to time

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Brian Cremins

Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:35 – Setup of interview 00:05:05 – Interview with Brian Cremins 01:30:42 – Wrap up 01:31:51 – Contact us Child Is Father to the Man On this episode of the interview series, the Three Guys with PhDs — Andy,

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Commentaries on the 2016 Eisner Award Nominations

For the third year in a row, the Two Guys with PhDs featured a special Eisner Award Nominations episode of the Comics Alternative podcast. This time they were joined by eminent comics scholar, Eisner nomination committee member, and friend of

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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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Interview: Simon Grennan

Dispossession Grennan

Conducted by Pedro Moura Simon Grennan is both an artist and a scholar working within the medium of comics, although he has worked with many other media. He has a creative partnership with artist Christopher Sperandio, with whom he has

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Religion and Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Like a Prayer On this special episode of the podcast, Derek moderates a roundtable discussion on religion and comics. Joining him on the panel are Elizabeth Coody (teaching at the Iliff School of Theology), Jeff

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Interview: Julia Round

Conducted by Pedro Moura Earlier this year, I interviewed Julia Round via email a propos her Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach (McFarland). This is a concise 200-plus page tome that focuses on the intersection of this

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Teaching Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] School Days The Two Guys are back with another special episode of The Comics Alternative, and, just in time for the new school year, this time they hold a roundtable discussion on teaching comics. Joining them

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On Location: Teaching Comics through a Historical Context Panel at HeroesCon 2015

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Historic Talk On Friday of last week, the first day of HeroesCon, both Andy and Derek participated on a discussion panel, “Teaching Comics through a Historical Context.” This was organized by Shawn and Adam Daughhetee

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Commentary: Reactions to the 2015 Eisner Award Nominations

Last month the Two Guys with PhDs recorded a special episode of The Comics Alternative, one devoted to the 2015 Eisner Award nominations. The Comics Reporter himself, Tom Spurgeon, joined the guys on that show, and the three of them discussed the various

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Andy Kunka Interviewed on Comics Creators News

One of the Two Guys with PhDs was the subject of a recent interview on the website, Comics Creators News. For the piece, “Exploring Alternatives in Comics with Dr. Andrew Kunka,” the veritable cohost of The Comics Alternative sat down with the

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