Here is Seth Kushner’s fundraiser. If you haven’t already, please check it out. He’s a wonderful guy fighting an awful disease.
This time, we’re trying something a little different. We all got together to record and review (in the historic Manhattan Saddlery, no less), and this time had more of a conversation about the books than usual. There was a lot to talk about, too: just one gorgeous book after the other.
Top image is from How to be Happy by Eleanor Davis. Our podcast music is by Joshua Hudelson.
And some extras:
Eleanor Davis demonstrating watercolors and dropping some knowledge. Seriously, watch this.
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is just about to start its Fall session. Check out upcoming meetings here.
And SPX is coming! Alexander and Andrea will be at table A13a. Come say hi!
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