Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 6: Artist Spotlight on Jeff Lemire


On this episode, the two guys with PhDs (who talk about comics) offer their very first “Artist Spotlight” episode.  They discuss the (mainly non-mainstream) work of Jeff Lemire, from his earliest comics–such as Lost Dogs–to the much lauded Essex County Trilogy, to his work with Vertigo, to his most recent graphic novel, The Underwater Welder.  Along the way, Andy and Derek find the opportunity to bring up the topics of narrative iconography,  the thematic significance of family in Lemire’s comics, the story-cycle genre and its narrative manifestations,and Andy’s curious fascination with Dean Martin.


The Comics Alternative is a podcast and blog focused on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics.