Tag: Shea Hennum

Manga: Reviews of Gyo and Satoshi Kon’s Opus

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Comics by Any Other Name Beginning in April, The Comics Alternative will be presenting a new monthly show devoted exclusively to manga. Derek will be joined by Shea Hennum, a manga aficionado and longtime friend

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On Location: General Comics Talk at Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] The Sculptor, Pt. Deux As he does every month, Derek is back at his local shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and employees about what they are reading. For

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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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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 88.1: Our June Visit to Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “I know what baby flesh tastes like.” It’s time for another on-location show at Derek’s comic shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX. For the June visit, he is joined by a variety of

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Commentary: Reactions to the 2014 Eisner Award Nominations

A couple of weeks ago, we recorded a special episode of The Comics Alternative, one devoted to the 2014 Eisner Award nominations. On that show, we discussed the various nominees, the composition of the various categories, the creators and titles that were conspicuously

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Critical Takes: Comics Art, by Paul Gravett

by Shea Hennum Comics Art, by Paul Gravett (Yale University Press) Known as comics’ greatest historian, Paul Gravett has recently published Comics Art, a scattershot look at the world of comics, from a mostly historical perspective. With clear and concise prose, Gravett fills the

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Review: The Bojeffries Saga

by Shea Hennum The Bojeffries Saga, Alan Moore (Top Shelf Productions) From its humble beginnings in 1983 as a short strip in Warrior (the magazine that serialized Alan Moore’s seminal Miracleman run), The Bojeffries Saga was, and remains, one of Alan Moore’s

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Review: Blobby Boys and Fata Morgana

by Shea Hennum Blobby Boys, Alex Schubert, and Fata Morgana, Jon Vermilyea (Koyama Press) In Blobby Boys, cartoonist Alex Schubert creatively combines sharp, geometric shapes with organic, obtuse form to completely bypass the established visual vocabulary. That’s not to say that his cartooning

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 71.1: Our January Visit to Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “A punch to Batman’s nads” It’s a new year and a new visit to Collected Comics in Plano, TX! This month Derek swings by the shop to talk with Collected’s co-owner, Brent Erwin, and his

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 66.1: A Discussion of the Year in Review at Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Looking Back at 2013 For this month’s on-location show, Derek heads back to Collected Comics in Plano, TX, to talk with Shea Hennum and other shop employees about the past year in comics. The conversation

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 63.1: The Comics and Social Media Panel at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] How To from Who Do On this special “point one” show, we present a recording of the Comics and Social Media Panel held at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con on November 22nd. Derek Royal and

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 62.1: Talking Comics at Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Things and Stuff The Comics Alternative is back for its monthly on-location show at Collected Comics in Plano. Joining Derek on this episode is Collected employee and good friend of the show, Shea Hennum. This month

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