Tag: Derek Royal

Peter Bagge Interview Collection

The University Press of Mississippi just published the latest in their Conversations with Comic Artists series, Peter Bagge: Conversations. This collection is edited by Kent Worcester, and it includes a variety of interviews with Bagge published between 1988 and 2014.

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Comics Alternative Special: A Will Eisner Week Panel Discussion, “The Relevance of Graphic Novels in Culture and Modern Education”

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] More Will Eisner Week On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs wrap up Will Eisner Week by featuring a recording of an event that took place on Saturday, March 7, at Collected

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Derek on KERA’s Think for Will Eisner Week

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Derek was one of the guests on Thursday’s Think, a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program produced by KERA, the Dallas/Fort Worth public radio station. The show is hosted by Krys Boyd, and joining Derek on the

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Interview: Joe Ollmann

Conducted by Derek Royal I first became familiar with Joe Ollmann’s work while researching comic-book adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems. In a volume of Eureka Publications’ Graphic Classics series, one devoted to Poe, I discovered a wonderful

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Derek on This Month’s Comic Book Page Mayo Report – Trades

More comics podcast cross-pollination! Derek helps out with this month’s “Mayo Report” on the trades, talking with John Mayo on his Comic Book Page podcast about the sales estimates for the top-selling trades, original graphic novels, and archival editions for January 2015.

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Review: Bumf, Vol. 1: I Buggered the Kaiser

by Derek Royal Bumf, Vol. 1: I Buggered the Kaiser – Joe Sacco (Fantagraphics) Comics historians rightly point out that the underground comix of the 1960s and 1970s helped to give birth to the contemporary graphic novel…or to be more

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On Location: Anticipating the New Year at Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] New Stuff for the New Year It’s a new month — and a new year! — so Derek is back at his local shop, Collected in Plano, for another on-location episode of the podcast. This

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The Comics Alternative on The Podcasters’ Roundtable

Attention Comics Alternative fans! Derek was on a recent episode of The Podcasters’ Roundtable, a video-based podcast recorded via Google+ Hangouts On-Air devoted to all things podcasting (there is also an audio-only version). It’s hosted by Ray Ortega, with co-hosts Daniel J. Lewis and Dave

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Critical Takes: Ed vs. Yummy Fur: Or, What Happens When a Serial Comic Becomes a Graphic Novel, by Brian Evenson

by Derek Royal Ed vs. Yummy Fur: Or, What Happens When a Serial Comic Becomes a Graphic Novel, by Brian Evenson (Uncivilized Books) For those familiar with the works of Chester Brown, the contorted saga of Ed the Happy Clown may be an

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Review: Fear, My Dear

by Derek Royal Fear, My Dear – Dean Haspiel (Z2 Comics) Readers of the ACT-I-VATE Comix website will recognize the subject matter of Dean Haspiel’s new book, Fear, My Dear. Many of his Billy Dogma stories — which ACT-I_VATE describes as “personal love letter[s] to

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On Location: “Why Teach Batman in College?: Comics and Academia”

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!” In the second of three podcasts shows recorded at this year’s Wizard World Austin Comic Con, here is a recording of the roundtable discussion held on Saturday evening, “Why Teach

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Critical Takes: Studying Comics and Graphic Novels, by Karin Kukkonen

by Derek Royal Studying Comics and Graphic Novels, by Karin Kukkonen (Wiley-Blackwell) As instructors are increasingly using comics in the classroom — and especially as more college programs are devoting entire courses to comics studies — the need for a textbook introducing

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