Tag: Drawn & Quarterly

Comics Alternative Interviews: Chester Brown

Sex and the Single Girl It’s not often that Chester Brown comes out with a new book, but his latest, Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus, was released last month from Drawn & Quarterly…giving the Two Guys with PhDs an occasion

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Episode 174: Reviews of Beverly, Mirror #1, and Kennel Block Blues #1

“A canine-friendly podcast” It’s Wednesday, which means that the Doctoral Duo return to share their recommendations of recent releases! And this week, Gwen and Derek focus on three exciting, yet quite diverse, new titles. They begin with Nick Dranso’s Beverly (Drawn & Quarterly),

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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 139: Reviews of Mike’s Place, Nimona, and Optic Nerve #14

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Terror, Teens, and Tatsumi This week on the podcast, Derek and Andy W. discuss three new and very different titles. They begin with a narrative based in reality, Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror

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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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Episode 111: Our Annual Thanksgiving Show

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “It tastes better with gravy.” The Two Guys with PhDs are back with their annual Thanksgiving show. But this time there are three guys involved. Derek and Andy K. are joined by Andy W. — the first

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Review: Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor

by Andy Wolverton Syllabus – Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly) I’m always intrigued by the creative process, and having been a former teacher, I never tire of learning how creators go about instructing others. Since most of us will probably never

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Review: Over Easy

by Derek Royal Over Easy, by Mimi Pond (Drawn and Quarterly) Reading Mimi Pond’s new book, Over Easy, it would be understandable to assume that it is just one of several graphic novels that the author has published. It’s an accomplished narrative that reads

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Interview: R. Sikoryak

Conducted by Derek Royal An Interview with R. Sikoryak about his Masterpiece Mini-Comics In his 2009 collection of parodic adaptations, Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly), R. Sikoryak uses the very history of comics itself as a springboard into the classics.  He pairs the

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Review: Rutu Modan’s The Property

By Derek Royal Rutu Modan is one of Israel’s most notable comics artist, and she is certainly the nation’s most visible representative in the United States. First gaining recognition as a co-founder (along with Yirmi Pinkus) of the Actus Tragicus collective in

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Review: Gilbert Hernandez’s Marble Season

By Derek Royal Gilbert Hernandez has been prolific of late, either creating new stories or collecting (and supplementing) previously published material into new formats. Since summer of last year he has come out with four books — one being volume

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