Comics for Grownups Episode 34

by on Mar.17, 2014, under Comics

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Comics for Grownups Episode 33 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here, or listen on the Web here.

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This episode we review:

Persimmon Cup by Nick Bertozzi (coming soon to his online shop)

Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascöet

Pimo and Rex by Thomas Wellmann

Gandhi: My life is My Message by Jason Quinn and Sachin Nagar

Basewood by Alec Longstreth

Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano

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and for our webcomic, we discuss:

Drive: the SciFi Comic by Dave Kellett

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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

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Comics for Grownups Episode 33

by on Mar.06, 2014, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 33 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

This episode we review:

Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden

The Complete Multiple Warheads by Brandon Graham

Omnibus by Einat Tsarfati and Hila Noam

Where Bold Stars Go to Die by Gerry Alanguilan and Arlanzandro C. Esmeña

On Loving Women by Diane Obomsawin

Alone Forever by Liz Prince

For our classic comic, we discussed:

Scud the Disposable Assassin: The Whole Shebang by Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon

And for our webcomic, we reviewed:

Bouletcorp by Boulet

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.

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Comics for Grownups Episode 32: Annie Koyama

by on Feb.19, 2014, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 32 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we have a great interview with Annie Koyama, rockstar publisher of Koyama Press. Plus we review:

Ant Colony by Michael DeForge

Were You Watching? by Keren Katz

Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape by Jacques Lob, art by Jean-Marc Rochette

Minimum Wage by Bob Fingerman

I’m Zonin’ by Sam Spina, a collection of his webcomic Spinadoodles

Other things we talked about:

Couch Tag by Jesse Reklaw

Alex’s Rumpus article on Keren Katz

Here are links to Annie’s Spring 2014 list and Fall 2014 list.

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Comics for Grownups Episode 31

by on Jan.31, 2014, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 31 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we review:

Digger Omnibus by Ursula Vernon

World War 3 Illustrated #45, edited by Peter Kuper

Monsters by Gustavo Duarte

SF #3 by Ryan Cecil Smith

The Hartlepool Monkey by Wilfrid Lupano and Jérémie Moreau

Oglaf (NSFW!) by Trudy Cooper and Doug Bayne

Miracleman by Alan Moore, Garry Leach, Alan Davis, and John Totleben

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Comics for Grownups 30: Matt Huynh

by on Jan.16, 2014, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 30 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we are joined by Matt Huynh and we review:

Celebrated Summer by Charles Forsman

The Cage by Martin Vaughn-James

Home Brew Vampire Bullets, edited by Garth Jones

Hidden by Mirranda Burton

The Great War by Joe Sacco

Irene #3, edited by Andy Warner, DW, and Dakota McFadzean

Qu33r, edited by Rob Kirby

For our classic book, we discussed:

The Best of Wonder Wart-Hog by Gilbert Shelton

For our webcomic, we discussed:

A Stray in the WoodsAlison Wilgus

(And here’s the other recent scifi comic by Sophie Goldstein that we mentioned.)

Here’s Matt’s store, where you can get his book Ma and other work.

Matt also suggested some Australian cartoonists and organizations to check out (in no particular order):

Ben Hutchings

Squishface Studios

Sidney Opera House’s Radio With Pictures

Blue by Pat Grant

Mandy Ord

Evie Cahir

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Comics for Grownups Episode 29: Best of 2013

by on Jan.01, 2014, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 29

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Comics for Grownups Episode 29 with Joshua Malbin and Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

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:

5. Ambedkar: The Fight for Justice by Srividya NatarajanS. AnandDurgabai Vyam, and Subhash Vyam

4. Sammy the Mouse Vol. 2 by Zak Sally

3. My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt 

2. Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt

1. The End by Anders Nilsen

Alex’s Top Five:

5. In Pieces by Marion Fayolle

4. New School by Dash Shaw

3. Out of Hollow Water by Anna Bongiovanni

2. Pompeii by Frank Santoro

1. B+F by Gregory Benton

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!

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Comics for Grownups Episode 28

by on Dec.10, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 28 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we are joined once more by Andrea Tsurumi and we review:

Journal by Julie Delporte

Ambedkar: The Fight for Justice by Srividya Natarajan, S. Anand, Durgabai Vyam, and Subhash Vyam

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

Brooklyn Quesadillas by Antony Huchette

In Pieces by Marion Fayolle

Delusional by Farel Dalrymple

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Couch Tag by Jesse Reklaw

Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier and PJ Holden

For our webcomic we discussed:

Boys’ Night by Max Landis and A.P. Quach

(And Hyperbole and a Half pretty much counts, too.)

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Comics for Grownups Episode 27: Sam Alden

by on Dec.03, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 27 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here. In this episode we are joined by special guest Sam Alden and discuss:

Gold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi

Showa: A history of Japan 1926-1939 by Shigeru Mizuki

Picnic Ruined by Roman Muradov

Missy by Daryl Seitchik

Wool and Gin by Alabaster

Stuff About Sex … For Guys Who Are Not Like, Total Idiots by David Mellon

Astounding Villain House by Shannon Wheeler

For our Web comic portion we talked about some of Sam’s own work:

Haunter (and here’s part 2)

Hawaii 1997

The Man That Dances in the Meadow

Sam has lots of great work coming out in the spring, but for now here’s his latest mini to buy.

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Comics for Grownups Episode 26

by on Nov.11, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 26 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we talk about Comic Arts Brooklyn and review:

B+F by Gregory Benton

Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Coat Check Dream by Keren Katz

Rage of Poseidon by Anders Nilsen

The Sasquatch in Brooklyn by Jess Worby

Look Straight Ahead by Elaine M. Will

The online comics venture Believed Behavior

Murderville #1: “A Farewell to Armories” and Goodnight Irene: The Collected Stories of Irene Van De Kamp by Carol Lay

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Comics for Grownups Episode 25

by on Oct.24, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 24 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we discuss:

Rebetiko by David Prudhomme

Moose #1-14 by Max de Radigues

Annotated #11 by Aaron Cockle

Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge

Invisible Wounds by Jess Ruliffson

Ayn Rand by Darryl Cunningham

The King of Persia by Walt Holcombe (now available in this compilation)

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