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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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Comics for Grownups Episode 19

by on Jul.15, 2013, under Comics

Hey kids! It’s time for Comics for Grownups Episode 19 with Alex Rothman, now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here.

In this episode we talk about:

Heck by Zander Cannon

New School by Dash Shaw

Lost Cat by Jason

Songs of the Abyss by Eamon Espey

Big Plans: The Collected Mini-Comics and More by Aron Nels Steinke

Satellite Sam #1 by Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin

Our throwback picks are:

Duncan the Wonder Dog vol. 1 by Adam Hines

Farm 54 by Galit and Gilad Seliktar

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Comics for Grownups Episode 18

by on Jun.24, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 18 with Alex Rothman is now available on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here. In this episode we talk about:

Raw Power #1 and 2 by Josh Bayer

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust

Study Group Magazine #2

Science Fiction by Joe Ollmann

Tiny Pencil: The Forest Issue

Domovoi by Peter Bergting

Where Eden Once Stood: Veteran Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan by Jess Ruliffson

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks

A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle

Plus the sad passing of Kim Thompson.

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Comics for Grownups Episode 17

by on Jun.14, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 17 with Alex Rothman is now available on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here. Andrea Tsurumi joins us once again, and we discuss a ton of books:

The End by Anders Nilsen

Grand Gestures by Simon Moreton

Pictorial Anatomy of the Cute and The Inspiration of Marin Marais by Kriota Willberg

Occupy Comics by Various

Henry & Glenn Forever and Ever by Various

Pink Lemonade and Find My Light by Jen Tong

Genus #1, 2, and 3 by Anuj Shrestha

Pulpo by Alexandra Beguez

Robot Vs. Ghost by Drew Alderfer (Email author through site to inquire about sales)

Clive Barker’s Next Testament by Cliver Barker, Mark Miller, and Haemi Jang

The Hollows THC by Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth

Dee’s Dream: The Cosmic Wombat House by Dre Grigoropol

Feeeeeeeeeeeelings by Jess Worby

The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor by Various

Misty Circus by Victoria Francés

…As well as the recent Grand Comics Festival and the serious issue of trypophobia.

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Comics for Grownups Episode 16

by on May.27, 2013, under Comics

Comics for Grownups Episode 16 with Alex Rothman is now available on iTunes. RSS link for Android users here. In this episode we discuss:

Vattu by Evan Dahm

My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt (PDF preview)

Drawn to New York by Peter Kuper

So Long, Silver Screen by Blutch

Strange Attractors by Charles Soule

The Property by Rutu Modan

Freaks’ Amour by Dana Marie Andra, adapted from the novel by Tom De Haven, art by Phil Hester

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We Will Remain

by on May.19, 2013, under Comics

 

 

 

We Will Remain by Andrew White

We Will Remain collects five short pieces by Andrew White. Three of them are more or less stories, and two are closer to the realm of comics poetry. As a narrative writer I was naturally drawn more to the stories. I especially liked the last story in the collection, the title story, about a statue built 10,000 years ago and how it survives to the present day before it is destroyed to make way for a freeway, and then about the monuments our civilization will leave behind when it is gone.

You can see White experimenting with his art in different ways over the course of the book. He likes to manipulate things digitally so that the backgrounds show through characters’ faces. That works to best effect in the middle story about a woman who builds herself a little garden hideaway in a cave in the woods.

A couple of preview pages available at the Retrofit link above. Process pages on White’s Tumblr.

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