This episode we begin by discussing a few great new resources like The Tiny Report, a new source for information about micro-presses by Robyn Chapman; Radiator Comics, a new publisher and distributor headed up by Neil Brideau; Nick Bertozzi’s fundraiser for the new Rubber Necker, and let’s add in Festival Season, a new self-publishing review platform from Kenan Rubenstein. (We didn’t know about that last one yet at the time we recorded.)
We also review some great new comics, specifically:
We also review:
Weapons of Mass Diplomacy by Abel Lanzac, art by Christophe Blain
Top image is the announcement for the Grand Comics Festival. The next two are from Pat Dorian’s Savage Brute and the third is a picture of Pat’s desk, showing how many iterations he goes through in the course of character design. Fourth image is the cover of Box Brown’s Andre the Giant and the final image is the cover of Jesse Jacobs’s Safari Honeymoon.
We also discussed:
Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni
Sad Sack by George Baker
The prank movie May the Best Man Win
Nature Show by Matt Lubchansky
This episode we’re joined by Liana Finck, whose book A Bintel Brief was just published by Ecco. It’s fantastic and you should go buy it; you can check out a review of it on NPR here. We discuss that book and other parts of Liana’s career in comics, and then review:
Finally, Alex and some colleagues are releasing a new literary journal for comics poetry called INK BRICK. It’s available for preorder here. And Josh Bayer, a friend of the show and upcoming guest, has a Kickstarter going for the newest edition of his Suspect Device anthology.*
Top images: Cover and interior page from A Bintel Brief by Liana Finck. Third image is a page from The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff. Fourth image is from Sarah Ferrick’s piece in Sonatina #2. Bottom image is from Memory Palaces by Edie Fake.
*Full disclosure: Alex and Andrea Tsurumi, a frequent contributor to the podcast, contributed to the anthology.
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This episode we review:
and for our webcomic, we discuss:
Top image is a detail from Persimmon Cup by Nick Bertozzi. Middle Image is from Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascöet. Bottom image is from Pimo and Rex by Thomas Wellmann
This episode we review:
For our classic comic, we discussed:
And for our webcomic, we reviewed:
She couldn’t tell Charlotte that Anderson had told her to look into it. To Charlotte, Anderson was a stain on the clean humanitarian program she was trying to run. To Maria, Anderson was an inevitability.
In this episode we have a great interview with Annie Koyama, rockstar publisher of Koyama Press. Plus we review:
Were You Watching? by Keren Katz
Other things we talked about:
Couch Tag by Jesse Reklaw
In this episode we review:
SF #3 by Ryan Cecil Smith
In this episode we are joined by Matt Huynh and we review:
The Cage by Martin Vaughn-James
For our classic book, we discussed:
For our webcomic, we discussed:
(And here’s the other recent scifi comic by Sophie Goldstein that we mentioned.)
Matt also suggested some Australian cartoonists and organizations to check out (in no particular order):
Sidney Opera House’s Radio With Pictures
In this last episode of 2013 we count down our favorite comics of the year. On a methodological note, we limited ourselves to book-length works that felt like complete statements.
We also discussed the Sequential Artists Workshop’s end-of-year fundraiser. There are still 28 days left—consider pitching in to help fund this awesome school!
Josh’s Top Five:
Alex’s Top Five:
We said we’d post links to a bunch of our favorite minis and floppies here, but man, that’s hard to sort through. Hopefully we’ll do that soon.
Thanks for listening, everyone. 2013 was a great year in comics—see you early in 2014!