Episode 232: Reviews of The Facts of Life, Black and White Diary Comics, and Anno Dracula #1



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An Edna Garrett-free Episode

For this week’s show, Andy and Derek look at two examples of life writing and one Dracula-infused alternate history. They begin with Paula Knight’s The Facts of Life, one of the latest in the Pennsylvania State University Press’ Graphic Medicine series. This is the story of Knight and her partner’s attempts to get pregnant, but more significantly, it’s a personal account of the contexts and societal expectations surrounding motherhood. After that they look at Sara Lautman’s Black and White Diary Comics, December 2016 – February 2017 (Birdcage Bottom Books), a collection of black-and-white strips that episodically chronicles the artist’s life over the past few months. Finally, the Two Guys wrap up with with Anno Dracula #1 (Titan Comics), the next installment in Kim Newman’s series of novels…this one in comics form. With art by Paul McCaffrey, this first miniseries, subtitled “1895: Seven Days in Mayhem,” could stand as a solid introduction to Newman’s vampiric storyworld.

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