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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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Comics for Grownups Episode 24: Charles Forsman

by on Oct.08, 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 are joined by Charles Forsman, author of the Ignatz-winning The End of the Fucking World and publisher of Oily Comics.

We talk about:

Fantagraphics’ Treasury of Mini Comics: Volume 1, edited by Michael Dowers

Pompeii by Frank Santoro

Blobby Boys by Alex Schubert

(We also talk about Alex Schubert’s short animation for Fox, Killer Driller, and his other animation work.)

We Won’t See Auschwitz by Jérémie Dres

ROM: Prison Riot by Josh Bayer

OMAC #1 by Jack Kirby

Connie to the Wonnie by Connie Sun

 

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Comics for Grownups Episode 23

by on Sep.22, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 23 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we discuss:

Iron Bound by Brendan Leach

Out of Hollow Water by Anna Bongiovanni

Hawaii 1997 by Sam Alden

Plot #3 by Neil Brideau

Low Society by various, edited by Rob Walton

Smoke/Ashes by Alex de Campi

Blastosaurus and Anoraks and Acolytes by Richard Fairgray

The Book of Jim by Jim Woodring

 

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Comics for Grownups Episode 22

by on Sep.05, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 22 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we are joined by Karen Green, the Ancient & Medieval History and Religion Librarian at Butler Library at Columbia University–and the driving force behind their graphic novels collection. We talk about her path to becoming a librarian and creating the collection, and also her recent work with the Society of Illustrators. We also discuss:

Cartozia Tales, a new collaborative world-building project edited by Isaac Cates and featuring work from John Lewis, Dylan Horrocks, and Tom Motley, among others. Check out their Kickstarter page.

The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

Sacrifice by Sam Humphries (writer) and Dalton Rose (art)

March by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. In discussing March we touch on this classic 1958 comic book about the Montgomery bus boycott (PDF).


Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes
by Mary and Bryan Talbot.

Sky in Stereo #2 by Mardou

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff


Dungeon
by Lewis Trondheim

Captain Goodvibes by Tony Edwards

Cages by Dave McKean

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Comics for Grownups Episode 21

by on Aug.21, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 21 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here. In this episode we briefly discuss the upcoming Comic Arts Brooklyn show in November, and then review: 

Beach Girls and Dweeb by Box Brown and James Kochalka

Trillium #1 by Jeff Lemire

Lose #5 by Michael DeForge

A33 by Josh Burggraf

The Outliers by Erik T. Johnson

It Will All Hurt by Farel Dalrymple (available online at Study Group, but you should buy it anyway)

As You Were: A Punk Comix Anthology #1by Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club

Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth vol. 1 by Ken Kristensen and M. K. Perker

Rex Libris by James Turner

Alan’s War by Emmanuel Guibert

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Comics for Grownups Episode 20

by on Aug.06, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 20 with Alex Rothman is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here. In this episode we are joined by Tom Hart, acclaimed author of many beloved comics and the founder and driving force behind the Sequential Artists Workshop. We talk about SAW and his current project Rosalie Lightning, plus:

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Sammy the Mouse Vol. 2 by Zak Sally

Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Optic Nerve #13 by Adrian Tomine

Lazarus #1 and 2 by Greg Rucka

Finder by Carla Speed McNeil

Abe: Wrong for the Right Reasons by Glenn Dakin

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