Category: Special

Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Children’s and Young Adult Comics

Forever Young On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, Gwen and Derek moderate a roundtable discussion on comics for children and young adults. Joining them in the conversation are Karly Marie Grice and Joe Sutliff Sanders, both contributors to

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Episode 229: Will Eisner Week 2017 – Uses of The Spirit since 2005

Capturing the Spirit of The Spirit Every year for Will Eisner Week, always the first seven days in March, the Two Guys with PhDs like to do something special and Eisner-related for the podcast. This year is no different, and for the current

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Political Comics

Vote! Just in time for the U.S. elections, Gene and Derek hold a roundtable discussion on political and propaganda comics. Joining them in the conversation are Richard Graham, author of Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s (Abrams ComicArts); Rafael Medoff,

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion for International Podcast Day 2016

Sound Discussion In celebration of International Podcast Day 2016, Derek participates in a roundtable discussion with fellow comics podcasters, including John Siuntres of Word Balloon, Chris Marshall of Collected Comics Library, and John Mayo of Comic Books Page. The four of them talk

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Comics Alternative Special: Talking with Bob Andelman for Will Eisner Week

A Spirited Discussion For Will Eisner Week 2016, Derek talks with Eisner’s authorized biographer, Bob Andelman. The second edition of his book, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, was released last summer by TwoMorrows Publishing, expanding significantly on the 2005 edition in

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Episode 168: Our Favorite Comics of 2015

Best! It’s the last regular review episode of the year, so that means that the Two Guys with PhDs are here to share what they consider to be the best comics of 2015! In this extra-long episode, Andy and Derek discuss their

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Episode 163: Our Third Annual Thanksgiving Show

Stewed and Stuffed? The guys are back with their third annual Thanksgiving show. This a special episode of The Comics Alternative where Andy, Derek, and other cohosts get together to discuss what they’re thankful for in the world of comics and comics culture.

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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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Episode 157: Steve Ditko’s Self-Published Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] An Avenging Mind On this special episode of the podcast, Andy and Derek take a look at a variety of Steve Ditko’s self-published comics. Since 2008, Ditko, along with Robin Snyder, has been putting out original

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Episode 155: International Podcast Day 2015

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Get Listening! Today, September 30, is International Podcast Day! To celebrate the occasion the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics get together with some of the other cohosts of the show, Gwen Tarbox, Andy Wolverton,

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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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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Libraries and Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Browsing the Comics Stacks Occasionally The Comics Alternative will feature a special episode devoted to a specific comics-related topic, and on this show, the Two Guys focus on issues surrounding libraries and comics. This subject matter is particularly appropriate,

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