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Comics Alternative Interviews: Deb Olin Unferth and Elizabeth Haidle

Time Codes: 00:26 – Introduction 02:39 – Setup of interview 03:51 – Interview with Deb Olin Unferth and Elizabeth Haidle 51:36 – Wrap up 52:27 – Contact us Bad Luck Is for the Birds On this interview episode, Derek talks with Deb

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Comics Alternative Special: Talking with Bob Andelman for Will Eisner Week

A Spirited Discussion For Will Eisner Week 2016, Derek talks with Eisner’s authorized biographer, Bob Andelman. The second edition of his book, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, was released last summer by TwoMorrows Publishing, expanding significantly on the 2005 edition in

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Will Eisner Week: March 1-7, 2016

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Critical Take: Dispossession by Simon Grennan and Transforming Trollope edited by Grennan and Laurence Grove

By Pedro Moura Dispossession: A Novel of Few Words, by Simon Grennan. Transforming Trollope: Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image, edited by Simon Grennan and Laurence Grove. Dispossession is an adaptation of John Caldigate, Anthony Trollope’s 1879 novel. That

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Will Eisner Week: March 1-7, 2015

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Review: Kill My Mother

by Harry Brod Kill My Mother – Jules Feiffer (Liveright-Norton) The press release for Jules Feiffer’s Kill My Mother touts it as “his first graphic novel.” This is either quibbling about words or astounding and willful historical amnesia. Feiffer published Tantrum

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Review: Bad Houses

by Derek Royal Bad Houses – Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil  (Dark Horse Books) This is the time of year when media outlets — including The Comics Alternative — tabulate their “best” of the year. These lists are, of course, idiosyncratic

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Review: Miriam Katin’s Letting It Go

By Derek Royal In 2006 Drawn & Quarterly published Miriam Katin’s We Are on Our Own, the artist’s account of her experiences following the German occupation of Budapest in 1944. As recounted in this graphic memoir, Katin and her mother, Hungarian

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Review: Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman’s Persia Blues, Vol. 1: Leaving Home

By Derek Royal Oppressive morality, the weight of history, the power of the fantastic, and rebelliousness born of gender discrimination. This could describe many American literary works — The Scarlet Letter comes immediately to mind — but it’s a context that

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