Comics for Grownups Episode 40

by on Sep.18, 2014, under Comics

It’s Comics for Grownups episode 40 with Alexander Rothman and Andrea Tsurumi, now available for download from iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here, or listen on the Web here.

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.

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It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden

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How to be Happy by Eleanor Davis

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Demon by Jason Shiga

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God and the Devil at War in the Garden by Anders Nilsen

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How the World Was: A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert

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This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

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.

Emmanuel Guibert’s drawing technique demo for Alan’s War.

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!

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Comics for Grownups Episode 39

by on Aug.11, 2014, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 39 with Joshua Malbin, Alex Rothman, and Andrea Tsurumi is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here, or listen on the Web here.

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:

Pictures that Tick Vol. 2: Exhibition by Dave McKean

The River by Alessandro Sanna

Truth is Fragmentary by Gabrielle Bell (and here is the interview with James Romberger that we mention)

Darwin Carmichael Is Going to Hell by Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan

Irene #4 edited by d.w., Dakota McFadzean, and Andy Warner

Red and Other Me by Ada Price

š! #17 edited by David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece

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Comics for Grownups 37: Pat Dorian

by on Jun.07, 2014, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 37 with Alex Rothman and Andrea Tsurumi is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here, or listen on the Web here.

In this episode we talk to Pat Dorian about his work, his varied artistic background, and the Grand Comics Festival.

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We also review:

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Number 1 by Box Brown

Angie Bongiolatti by Mike Dawson

Blimpakind: Drinking Buddies by Talya Modlin

Nobrow 9: It’s Oh So Quiet

Safari Honeymoon by Jesse Jacobs

Suspect Device 4 edited by Josh Bayer

Weapons of Mass Diplomacy by Abel Lanzac, art by Christophe Blain

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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.

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Comics for Grownups Episode 36: Josh Bayer

by on May.30, 2014, under Comics

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Comics for Grownups Episode 35 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here, or listen on the Web here.

In this episode Andrea Tsurumi joins us as a permanent cohost, and the three of us talk with Josh Bayer about his work, his teaching, and his Kickstarter campaign for issue #4 of Suspect Device.

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We also discussed:

Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni

I’m Not a Plastic Bag by Rachel Hope Allison

This article about Dark Mountain founder Phil Kingsnorth and this article about the “politics of the impossible” by Jedediah Purdy

Weekend Alone by Noah Van Sciver

Sad Sack by George Baker

Written in the Bones by Christopher M. Jones, illustrated by Carey Pietsch

War of Streets and Houses by Sophie Yanow

Cosplayers by Dash Shaw

The prank movie May the Best Man Win

Nature Show by Matt Lubchansky

Full House DVD Box Set Season 2 by Greg Kletsel

Babeez by T. V. Alexander
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Top image is the cover to Suspect Device #4, by Josh Bayer and Raymond Pettibon. Second image is also from Suspect Device #4 by Josh Bayer. Third image is the cover to I’m Not a Plastic Bag by Rachel Hope Allison. Bottom image is the cover to War of Streets and Houses by Sophie Yanow.
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Episode 35: Liana Finck

by on Apr.30, 2014, under Comics

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Comics for Grownups Episode 35 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’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:

The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff

Fire Theater by Keren Katz

Sonatina #1 and #2, edited by Scott Longo

The Sleep of Reason: An Anthology of Horror, edited by C. Spike Trotman

Memory Palaces by Edie Fake (and here’s the article and Vimeo clip we reference)

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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.*

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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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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.

Please note that we’ve just switched hosting services. If you are using iTunes, you don’t need to do anything. If you are using another RSS reader or podcast client, make sure you re-add our podcast at comicsforgrownups.libsyn.com/rss.

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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