Episode 209: This and That

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:29 – Introduction
  • 00:02:02 – Andy and Hurricane Matthew
  • 00:05:10 – Recent self-published comics we’ve received: Rock, Paper, Scissors N’ Stuff Wars
  • 00:16:37 – Recent self-published comics we’ve received: Esoteric Dialogue
  • 00:28:04 – Reviewing and interviewing strategies
  • 00:47:16 – What Shea and Derek have been reading lately
  • 00:59:58 – Wrap up
  • 01:01:05 – Contact us


Sturm und Drang

Hurricane Matthew hit the U.S. Southeast coast last week, and as a result, many communities were flooded and without power. Andy was one of those affected by the storm, being without electricity and water for several days. As a result, he was unable to take part in this week’s episode, what was planned as the first of a two-part series on recent crime comics. (Those shows have now been rescheduled for November.) In his place is Shea Hennum, the cohost of the monthly manga series. He joins Derek for a back-and-forth on a variety of comics-related topics. Because this was a last-minute change in the guys’ schedule, they didn’t have time to prepare for a regular review show, so the conversation is free-flowing and casual. Along the way, Derek and Shea discuss some of the self-published comics creators have sent them, Shea’s work for the AV Club, their experiences with various publishers, some of the memorable interviews they’ve conducted, selecting books for review purposes, and some of the comics they’ve recently been reading.

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